Application Outlines

Below are links to outlines that can assist you when preparing your LOI and Full Application (if applicable). 


The 2019 Service Region Worksheet can also help your data collection process for the Service Region Form on WizeHive.

HCF Documents

You can refer to the following HCF documents and links to assist you while you prepare your application.


Health Disparities

A health difference that is closely linked with social, economic, or environmental disadvantage. (Source:

Health Equity

That is achieved when every person has the opportunity to “attain his or her full health potential” and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of some socially determined circumstance. Health inequities are reflected in different lengths of life; quality of life; rates of disease, disability, and death; severity of disease; and access to treatment. (Source: CDC)

Racial Equity

A framework to analyze how race and ethnicity shape our experiences with power, access to opportunity, treatment, and outcomes. (Source: Grant Craft/PRE)

Social Determinants of Health

The conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age that impact health outcomes. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources at global, national, and local levels. (Source: WHO)

Systems Change

Addressing the systemic barriers that create inequities. (Source: Power Moves)

Questions/Contact Information

If you have questions about the alignment of your work with our grantmaking priorities, understanding our grant guidelines or need assistance in submitting your application, please look at the FAQs Section on our website first. We will update questions as they are received and clarify any information there.

If you have a question that is not listed on the FAQs page, please email us at or call us at (708)443-5674.