The annual grant budget is recommended by the Commission’s Investment Subcommittee based on the:
Amended Declaration of Trust, which stipulates a) that the Trustee cannot expend, in the aggregate, more than 5% of the Trust Estate without Court approval in any given year and b) that the annual net income from the Trust should be used to fund grants. Since annual net income is a volatile measure, the grant budget is further based on the:
Investment Committee Policies and Procedures, which caps transfers out of the Trust at “no more than the total amount of interest earned and up to a maximum of 10% of the remaining interest earned above the initial deposit.” In practice, a conservative calculation of annual spending is made by the Investment Committee that represents a five-year rolling average of its investment portfolio performance. Thus, while the amount available for grants may fluctuate from year to year, it doesn’t fluctuate as widely as it would if spending was based entirely on single-year net earnings.
2019 Grants Program
The John M. Scott Health Commission is pleased to announce the launch of a new grant program to support organizations and initiatives that prevent illness and promote health and well-being. Grantees must support the healthcare needs of income-qualified individuals who are (1) under-served by the mainstream healthcare system and (2) reside in McLean County. Grants totaling over $400,000 will be made in 2019-2020..
An information session was held on Monday, July 22 from 1:30-3:00 pm at the IWU Ames Library in the Beckman Auditorium (lower level). At the meeting, speakers representing the McLean County Museum of History, the McLean County Community Health Council Steering Committee, and Trust’s Commission explained the history, context, and plans for this new grant program. A Q&A session will followed.
How to Apply
Request for Proposals
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Category 1: General Operating Grant Application
Click here to download a PDF copy of the application for Category 1 General Operating Grant.
Click here to apply for a Category 1 General Operating Grant.
Click here to download the Budget template for Category 1 General Operating Grant.
Category 2: Community Health Priority Grant Application
Click here to download a PDF copy of the application for Category 2 Community Health Priority Grants.
Click here to apply for Category 2 Community Health Priority Grants.
- World Health Organization report on Social Determinants of Health
- Local Data, Assessments and Planning Documents
- Community Health Needs Assessments, Community Health Improvement Plans, and related Progress Reports are available at these links. Paper copies may be requested by contacting the public affairs and marketing departments within Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Chestnut Health Systems’ Chestnut Family Health Center, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center or the McLean County Health Department.
- McLean County Regional Planning Commission Plans and Studies
- Advance Illinois Equity Data by School District
- Illinois Youth Survey McLean County Data (2018)
- Mid Central Community Action (MCCA) Assessments and Community Action Plan
- Other Resources and Suggested Reading
- JMS Grant Proposal Tip Sheet
Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQs - 2019 Grant Applications
Jennifer Toney, Staff Administrator