Restricted Grantmaking

A restricted grant is funded from one of two types of funds established with the Foundation for Community Health:

  • Donor Restricted Funds
  • Field of Interest Funds


Donor Restricted Grants
Donor-restricted grants are funded by FCH with funds gifted or willed to FCH and directed for a specific use and/or purpose.  FCH currently has two types of Donor-restricted funds:

  • Prescription Assistance Fund
    The Prescription Assistance Fund provides direct aid to individuals and families to help them cover prescription costs. This program originated with the directives of several donor-advised funds and is augmented by unrestricted FCH funds.  The donor funds pooled for this Fund include the Lois Allerton, Frank Northrup, and Margaret Williams Funds.  FCH provides funding and technical support to all three partners which serve our three counties: Litchfield, Dutchess and Columbia.  The funds are available to all residents living at or below 400% of poverty.  Click here for more information.
  • Medical Education Fund
    The Medical Education Fund identifies and supports learning opportunities for health care providers across disciplines on community health-related issues. It was established by pooling two funds, the Peter H. Smith Fund and the Elizabeth McCall Fund.  Past topics have included Obesity, Opioid Management in the primary care setting, End of Life decision-making, Genomics, Immunology, Tick-borne diseases, etc.  Click here to get more information and the handouts from our past Medical Education Events. This event is now available to be conducted with an FCH grant. To apply for a grant to conduct a medical education event, click here.