Lee Health is a not-for-profit public health system with the primary mission of providing patient care. Lee Health is dedicated to giving back to its local community through the Office of Community Affairs. Our goal is to contribute in support of health resources, particularly for our most vulnerable populations. Lee Health partners with others to ensure that:
If there are other ways Lee Health can be of support to an organization, especially through employee volunteerism, please let us know at CommunityAffairs@LeeHealth.org.
Lee Health considers requests from registered 501(c)(3) organizations in Southwest Florida for sponsorship of new and ongoing programs, education and/or awareness or other community outreach activities that support the stated goals. These may include:
Each request will be considered for particular alignment with any of the following health priorities as identified by our most recent Community Health Needs Assessment:
Organizations may request funding no more than once per calendar year. Lee Health support is a nonrecurring, one-time commitment.
Are you eligible to apply for Lee Health Community Support? Yes, if:
Lee Health’s Community Contribution Program does not provide funding for:
Priority is given to efforts that demonstrate one or more of the following:
Please submit your request using the digital application platform. If any required documents or attachments are missing, your application will not be considered.
We will contact you within two weeks to acknowledge receiving your request. A Community Affairs team member will be assigned to your request and may contact you with specific questions or to request additional information.
We may also ask for you to visit our Community Affairs team to present and discuss your request. Final decision and notification will be made according to the timeline outlined below.
Late submissions will not be accepted.
Lee Health welcomes funding requests at any time. Funding decisions are made quarterly and according to the following timeline:
|Cycle||Submit Request||Decision By1||Outcome Status Report Due2|
|I||October 1||December 31||September 30|
|II||January 1||March 31||December 31|
|III||April 1||June 30||March 31|
|IV||July 1||September 30||June 30|
1. Funds are disbursed within 60 days of receipt of invoice↩
2. Funding request in following years will not be considered until a final project completion report is submitted and accepted on all previously funded initiatives. Please note Outcome Status Report is due within the following year.↩
All requests for support must be submitted at least 90 days before the event. Funding decisions are made quarterly. The following information is required for consideration.
Contact CommunityAffairs@LeeHealth.org if you have questions or need assistance.