Community Discretionary

We are proud to announce The Resident Advancement Committee, a group of 11 members that will oversee the Foundation’s community discretionary budget.

The Resident Advancement Committee is an equitable and inclusive method for residents of the Saint Luke’s footprint to impact their community by reviewing grant applications and awarding funding for initiatives in the neighborhoods in which they reside.

The RAC will award discretionary-level funding ($15,000 and less) for community-centered projects and initiatives.

The grant deadlines for 2020 are:

March 6 (decision at RAC meeting March 31)
May 1 (decision at RAC meeting May 29)
July 3 (decision at RAC meeting July 31)
September 4 (decision at RAC meeting September 30)
November 6 (decision at RAC meeting November 30)

Please submit your application by 11:59 p.m. on the above dates.

Get Acquainted Meeting

If you have reviewed the “Who Can Apply” section, feel like you are a fit for our strategy, and are interested in applying, please email your request to to schedule a get acquainted meeting and if you meet the criteria, you will be given instructions on how to apply.

We welcome the opportunity to learn more about you and the work you’d like to do.

March 4, 2020 - Update

Our Resident Advancement Committee has held its first meeting. This group of 11 residents from Mt. Pleasant, Buckeye, Larchmere and Woodhilll areas was established so that we might leverage the lived experience and expertise of engaged residents to award discretionary funding to community-centered initiatives. 

The committee will be empowered to authorize small grants to community-based organizations. We are grateful to those who so willingly volunteered their time. Engaging residents in our work can only improve our effectiveness and ability to have meaningful impact on the community we care so much about.

December 20, 2019 - Update

There were 36 residents that applied to join the committee, and 21 applicants have been invited to interview in January.

There will be a total of 10 members selected. The committee composition will be intergenerational and include three residents from both Buckeye and Mt. Pleasant, two from Woodhill/Woodland Hills, and two from the Shaker Square/Larchmere/CHALK/Ludlow area.

Thank you to all of the community members that applied for the RAC. We hope to continue to build an ongoing partnership with you.

November, 2019 - Update

Thank you to everyone that helped spread the word and/or submitted an application for the Resident Advancement Committee! We are ecstatic about the 36 applications that we have received. The team is currently reviewing all submissions to select the interview candidates. We will continue to update you as we move through the selection process.