Letters of Inquiry

Those who wish to submit an unsolicited request for funding can find instructions for submitting a letter of inquiry (LOI).

Those who wish to submit an unsolicited request for funding to the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) begin the process by providing a letter of inquiry (LOI) to CHCF Grants Administration

A letter of inquiry should be one to three pages long and include:

  1. A brief description of the proposed project
  2. A description of how the project fits with the programmatic work of the foundation, including under which strategic goal it fits
  3. An estimated timeline
  4. The amount requested
  5. Contact information

LOIs are accepted on a rolling basis and are generally responded to within six to eight weeks. Upon review, program staff may request a full proposal for further consideration.

Applicants are encouraged to review CHCF's strategic goals, as well as its previously awarded grants, before submitting an LOI to ensure that the request is aligned with the foundation's work.

CHCF generally does not fund:

  • Direct clinical care
  • General operations
  • Purchases of equipment
  • Capital or endowment campaigns
  • Construction, purchase, or renovation of facilities
  • Annual appeals or fundraising events
  • Basic biomedical research
  • Insurance subsidies
  • Requests that benefit an individual

Questions about submitting an LOI may be sent to CHCF Grants Administration.