Sponsorship and Support from University Hospitals
Sponsorships are one way that UH supports the communities in our geographical footprint. It aligns with our commitment to support social service investment, along with caregiver volunteerism and board participation. Social service investment is one of three pillars in our community health investment strategy, alongside anchor & social venture investment and regional community health improvement – largely driven by our Community Health Needs Assessment process. UH values health equity and understands the importance of investing in ways that address social determinants of health. Please see below for some initial guidelines to your submission.
UH is moving away from event-based support. Preference is given to requests for programmatic support and initiatives that have measurable outcomes and are closely tied to at least one of UH’s five impact areas.
The application window will be open four times per year:
- January 1 – 31
- April 1 – 30
- July 1 – 31
- October 1 – 31
We will only consider support of organizations within our service area, and we must have at least 60 days prior to any deadline for review.
UH will only make contributions to nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations. For 2022-2025, contributions will only be awarded to organizations whose request falls into one of the five mission-aligned categories outlined below (these are the same five overarching categories within UH’s Community Health Investment Strategic Plan).
- Food Security
Organizations that provide services to reduce or eliminate hunger; organizations aiming to increase access to healthy and nutritious foods to improve overall health.
Organizations with programs supporting career development or career exposure for youth or adults, particularly in the healthcare sector.
- Anchor Strategies
Programs involving collaborations that advance large scale, place-based, collective impact strategies to improve regional community conditions.
- Wellbeing & Safety
Organizations that provide programs to increase overall health and wellbeing including physical, mental, social-emotional and violence prevention.
- Maternal & Child Health
Organizations providing services to improve the health of women of childbearing age and their children.