Connecting Organizations to Strengthen Our Local Communities
We provide intermediary services that connect funders—who are seeking to address society’s toughest issues—with community-based organizations that understand the local area and can drive results.
More simply, HealthPath is a 501(c)(3) organization that works with government, foundations, individuals, or corporations to distribute grant funds and provides technical assistance to support the grantees’ work. In this role, HealthPath is positioned to make a difference in communities by acting as the conduit between a funding entity and a beneficiary organization such as a county office, school, or nonprofit organization.
HealthPath's Key Services:
- Regranting - Distributes grant awards to beneficiary organizations and manages the entire process from issuing an initial Request for Proposal (RFP) and executing an objective grant review process, to overseeing the appropriate use of those funds.
- Technical Assistance – Offers technical guidance to grantees including planning, financial management, and staff development.
Conference Planning & Training
- Conference Planning & Training – Plans and implements local, regional, or statewide trainings and conferences related to the funders’ priorities. Also, provides trainings and webinars on a variety of topics, including crowdfunding, grant management, etc.
- Networking – Connects community organizations with one another to identify and address community issues and challenges and to share successes. HealthPath also uses collaboration software that connects HealthPath staff with funders and grantees.
- Program Evaluation – Provides tools and resources needed to determine outcomes and results for programs.
Benefits to Funders:
Leveraging Experience & Expertise
- Leveraging Experience & Expertise – HealthPath has nearly two decades of grant related experience with community and grassroots organizations.
Extending the Reach
- Extending The Reach – HealthPath is well connected with community organizations across the state and will leverage these relationships to extend the funder’s reach and capacity.
Increasing Efficiencies & Effectiveness
- Increasing Efficiencies & Effectiveness – HealthPath works closely with beneficiary organizations to identify and share best practices, establish fiscal oversight and monitor expenditures, and provide technical assistance for program implementation. This helps beneficiary organizations increase their scale and effectiveness while providing a lower cost to the funder to oversee the project.
Practicing the Intermediary Model
How does HealthPath work as an intermediary with funders and beneficiary organizations?
A state agency contracts HealthPath to re-grant $1 million to implement a new program in several counties. The percentage of funds can be allocated according to funder requirements:
Distributed to multiple county agencies to administer programs across various industries.
Used for convening and network building, such as coordinating a kickoff conference and several networking events to share information and conduct training.
Allocated for an evaluation of the overall program.
Used to issue an RFP to attract applications, monitor appropriate use of funds, report outcomes and outputs, and provide training and technical assistance to the subgrantees.
HealthPath is a grantmaking organization dedicated to improving the health of underserved Ohioans. Since 1999, HealthPath has invested more than $18 million in community projects that address health issues faced by Ohioans.
HealthPath has expertise in many areas, including:
Strong connections with leaders and organizations in local communities.
Proven track record and culture of collaboration and partnership.
Organizational capacity to offer fiscal agent services, online grantmaking software, online network system, and RFP templates and development.
Staff expertise in grantmaking, evaluation, technical assistance and event planning.
HealthPath has partnered with a variety of organizations, including the following:
Appalachian Regional Commission
Delta Dental of Michigan
Duke Class Benefit Fund
Interact for Health
Oral Health Ohio
University of Cincinnati