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The KCNA Community-Based Health Projects Grant Program
King County Nurses Association is committed to improving the health of the communities in King County. KCNA members are encouraged to participate actively in community based projects that can result in a positive change to a current health issue.
Grants are available for $500-$1,000.
If you have an idea for a project that could meet a health need in King County, you are eligible to apply.
Types of Grants
1. General Grant
For a community-based health project that meets a health need in King County. Examples include: organizing a bicycle safety awareness program, working with a homeless shelter to improve health of clients, organizing a health fair for at-risk families, coordinating a health education seminar at a Senior Center.
2. Elizabeth Thomas Memorial Grant
This grant is offered in special recognition of the work that Elizabeth Thomas, BSN, MN, ARNP, did as a Pediatric ARNP for more than 25 years. The grant will be for projects that are in support of infants, children and families from diverse communities. Examples include: projects that support reduction in infant mortality; enhance health services for infants, youth or families; involve collaboration with multiple agencies; support homeless infants and youth.
The project must
- Address a current health need in King County.
- Involve the participation of at least one King County Nurses Association member.
- Show collaboration with at least one local nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
- Be implemented within a six-month time frame.
- Involve participation of nursing students, registered nurses and other health care professionals, if possible.
- In addition to the above criteria, the Elizabeth Thomas Memorial Grant projects must show how they support youth (infant, children, teens) and families from diverse communities.
Funding cannot be used for
- Invasive medical procedures
- Human subjects review
- To lobby government officials or influence legislation
Applications are reviewed quarterly and are accepted to meet the following deadlines:
- January 1
- April 1
- July 1
- October 1
Scholarship Fund Contributions
You can also help KCNA provide nursing scholarships by contributing to the KCNA Scholarship Fund. Your tax-deductible donation can be made in cash, or through raffle or silent auction items. Please Contact KCNA for more information about how you can be involved for the future of nursing.