HOW TO APPLY

CARESTAR is committed to partnering with grantees to enable strong and meaningful work that transforms and enhances the field of emergency and prehospital care. To that end, we award unrestricted, multi-year grants as much as possible. 

Most of our grants are in support local community organizations and/or collaboratives focused on individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color and whose voices would add much-needed perspective and diversity to the decisions that shape healthcare access and experiences.

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Generally speaking, we offer the following types of grants: 

 

  • General Operating Grants – to support organizations that are in alignment with our mission, vision and priorities.  

  • Project/Program Grants – to support specific work, or programs, that are in alignment with our mission, vision and priorities.  

  • Specific Awards and Initiatives – these grants have specific focus areas and application processes.  They are announced periodically throughout the year on our website and via social media. 

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP ONE

Account Registration

Register for an account in our CARESTAR grant portal here to access our current grant opportunities.

STEP TWO

Eligibility Quiz

Once registered, complete our eligibility quiz to see if your organization or project may be a good fit for CARESTAR Foundation grant support.  This should only take you a few minutes, and if this initial screening shows a potential fit, you will receive a link to our LOI.  

STEP THREE

Letter of Interest 

The LOI allows us to learn a little about your organization and plans in order to consider whether our missions, visions and goals are aligned for possible funding support.

 

We will review and respond to your LOI within approximately two weeks of submission.  We will either invite you to submit a full application, or let you know that it is not a good fit at this time.

STEP FOUR

Full Application

If you are invited to complete a full application, you will receive an email with the application link and the corresponding due date for submission.  

  • All applications must be submitted online through the CARESTAR Grants portal.  

  • After review of your application, we will contact you to discuss the request and share next steps and key dates.

  • Once approved by staff, complete applications are typically reviewed by Board of Directors for final approval.

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QUESTIONS?

We value your time and interest in the CARESTAR Foundation and are committed to ensuring that this process is as streamlined as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or for assistance. 

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