2021 January

MHS Innovation Grant

Are you looking for a resource to fund a new and innovative program to enhance the mission of your organization? MHS is pleased to announce the launch of the first annual MHS Innovation Grant.

In August 2020, the MHS Board of Directors approved the launch of this grant program, making restricted endowment funds available for distribution to MHS member organizations.

The application window is Monday, January 11 through Monday, February 15. Applications may be accessed on the MHS website (

A total of $3,500 will be awarded to one or more MHS member organizations. Awardees will be announced during the closing session of Mennonite Health Assembly on Thursday, March 11th.

More information is available at our Innovation Grant FAQ page, or if you’re ready to apply, apply here.

Grant criteria:

  1. Limit of one application per MHS member organization.
  2. Fund new innovations that will enhance your organization’s mission. Efforts with the greatest impact on your mission will be given preference. 
  3. Used for small projects, pilot projects, new programs and opportunities for learning or educational development.
  4. Funds may not to be used to cover employee salary or benefits, capital improvements and endowments.
  5. Efforts that support diversity, equity and inclusion will be given preference.
  6. Efforts that demonstrate alignment with and/or support of Anabaptist faith and values will be given preference.
  7. Applicant agrees to provide an impact report on the project and use of grant funds, if awarded, prior to December 31, 2021.
  8. Applicant agrees to allow MHS to provide information about the grant to your organization on the MHS website and MHS marketing materials at MHS’ discretion.
  9. Application must be fully completed and all supporting documents provided by the close of the application window in order to be considered by the grant committee.

Grant applications will be reviewed and grantees selected by the MHS Grant and Scholarship Committee. Committee members are: Larry Guengerich, Landis Communities; Maribel Ramirez Hinojosa, MHS Board Member; Clare Krabill, MHS and committee chair; Karen Lehman, MHS; Kristin Thim, Living Branches; and Donald Tyson, MHS Board Member.

Questions regarding the grant not answered on the FAQ page may be directed to


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