In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the tremendous impact it has had among Venezuelan health professionals, we are launching an open call for proposals of our Medium/Large Humanitarian Health Grants exclusively focused on the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), to safeguard the workers of the medical centers in Venezuela. Qualified nonprofit organizations are invited to participate in this open call for applications starting on Friday, August 28 until Friday, September 11.
The Foundation estimates it will award up to $400,000 through this program. Grants will range between $50,000 to $100,000 per year, per project.
This program is aligned with the Foundation's mission of improving the health of vulnerable individuals affected by disaster, conflict, and poverty, and at the same time helps to fulfill one of its main objectives, the provision of health supplies.
Priority will be given to proposals with activities targeted towards helping prevent COVID-19 infection among Venezuelan health professionals through donations of PPE.
The Foundation evaluates all proposals together with a Community Advisory Team. The Community Advisory Team is made up of internal and external leaders who have in-depth knowledge and expertise in the non-profit field, infectious disease, and/or in an area of public health.
The Community Advisory Team reviews all proposals using an independent analysis and taking into account established criteria per the scoring rubric included below. The criteria outlined in the rubric provides guidelines to assist Community Advisory Team members. The rubric is not intended to be all-inclusive and additional factors may be used to evaluate proposals. Proposals will be assessed on their ability to impact the following areas:
Addresses of the Foundation's COVID-19 PPE Medium Grants Humanitarian Health Program
Budget and cost-effectiveness
Implementation time frame