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Sponsorships and Charitable Contributions

Each year, Methodist Hospital and Methodist Hospital Union County plan a specific budget of dollars for sponsorships and charitable donations. To best manage the requests received and to allow for a timely response to address requests in a fair and equitable manner, a deadline-driven application process is used. Requests are reviewed on a bi-monthly basis by the hospital’s Administrative Council. Every effort will be made to identify opportunities with the greatest perceived impact on quality of life.

Criteria

Sponsorship and charitable contribution considerations are specific to the counties served by Methodist Hospital and Methodist Hospital Union County. These Kentucky counties include Henderson, Union and Webster. Funds requested must meet the following criteria:

  1. Align with Methodist Hospital’s mission, vision, values and strategic priorities.
  2. Improve access to health care.
  3. Promote prevention and wellness and/or improve community health.

Deadlines

Requests are reviewed six times per year according to pre-set application deadlines. Organizations will be notified of their award status within two weeks following the application deadline. Processing of the contributions may take up to six weeks. Applicants missing the application deadline will not be considered for the current giving cycle. Requests made by organizations between application deadlines will be held until the next giving cycle.

Sponsorship Deadlines

Application Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019

Application Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019

Application Deadline: Friday, June 7, 2019

Application Deadline: Friday, August 2, 2019

Application Deadline: Friday, October 4, 2019

Application Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2019

Guidelines and Limitations

Sponsorship and charitable contribution funding adheres to the following guidelines and limitations:

  • In order to be considered, all requests must be received via the online sponsorship form, by the monthly sponsorship deadlines above.
  • Awarded organizations must submit a follow-up within 90 days of project completion, to outline the degree to which awarded funds impacted the community or health of the community.
  • Funding is only considered for tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations.
  • Sponsorship and charitable contribution funding will be limited to one time per fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) for each recipient organization.
  • Sponsorship funding is not available for:
    • Programs or projects outside the communities served by the organization. Exceptions will be made if Hospital employees/volunteers are actively engaged in health care programs from neighboring communities
    • Programs or projects already completed
    • Administrative or operational costs
    • Family foundations
    • Organizations acting as an intermediary source for another nonprofit
    • Individual fundraising
    • Individual elementary, middle and high school academic or extracurricular activities and clubs and sports teams. If funding is available, requests from school administration will be considered for the appropriate school-wide programs or events.
    • Yearbook ads
    • Community-based sports team ads
    • Membership fees or association fees
    • Political campaigns, candidates, parties or partisan activities
    • Sectarian, denomination, or religious organizations for support of theological functions

How to Request Funds

Sponsorship requests will be only be accepted through the online sponsorship request form. Requests will be reviewed according to the set application deadlines. Organizations will be notified of their award status two weeks following the application deadline. Processing of the contributions may take up to six weeks. Applicants missing the application deadline will not be considered for the current giving cycle. Requests made by organizations between application deadlines will be held until the next giving cycle.

Online Sponsorship Request Form

If you would like Methodist Hospital to consider a request for a sponsorship, a charitable donation or support for a community event, please review our sponsorship criteria and then submit your request using this form.