Jean Wessel Templeton Community Health Initiative

In June of 1996, the first Community Health Initiative grants were made to local agencies to address the community's priority health issues. Since its inception, Huntsville Hospital has awarded more than $12.4 million to 51 local agencies. The program is named in honor of Jean Wessel Templeton, long-time chairman of the volunteer committee which oversees the initiative. 

2023-2024 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS | Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2023

The mission of Huntsville Hospital's Community Health Initiative is to provide grant monies for projects dedicated to improving our community's health through education, prevention and early detection of disease. Non-profit organizations with new or innovative programs are encouraged to apply.

Request for Proposals
Application | Outcomes Report | Budget Example

All applications for 2023-2024 grants must be received digitally by April 21, 2023.


Non-profit agencies receiving funding in 2022 – 2023:

CHI Committee members

  • Beth Richardson, Chairman
  • Linda Akenhead
  • Aruna Arora, MD
  • Greg Barnes
  • Philip Bentley, Jr.
  • Heather Crow
  • Kerry Fehrenbach, Co-Chairman
  • Michelle Jordan
  • Cathy Miller
  • Scott Harris, MD
  • Burr Ingram, Hospital Liaison
  • Brian Patz, MD
  • Nicole Schroer
  • John Simms, Project Coordinator