Available Grants

Rural Hospital Equipment and Supplies

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Access to safe and reliable health care is the foundation of community well-being. In the past year, the financial position of many rural hospitals has been challenged by inflation, labor shortages, supply chain disruption, and other financial strains, making it difficult to purchase needed equipment and supplies. The Patterson Family Foundation understands the ongoing challenges nonprofit rural hospitals face in order to provide the best care and services for their communities. As in past years, we remain eager to identify opportunities to support rural providers with the necessary tools and equipment they need to do their jobs.

Patterson Family Foundation is proud to launch a grant opportunity for nonprofit rural hospitals in our catchment. This program will financially assist with the purchase of medical equipment and/or supplies that providers require to improve the safety and level of care provided.
Our goal with this grant is to support rural-serving providers and health care professionals in purchasing needed equipment and supplies to care for patients within their hospitals and communities. As a result, nonprofit rural hospitals must be located in the Foundation’s catchment.

Applications will be received from August 7 to August 31, 2023. Read on for more details.

Program Details


Applying nonprofit rural hospitals may request support for medical equipment, medical supplies, PPE, or other protective gear, and/or other equipment needs identified within the application and approved by the Foundation. Out of scope funds include payroll/salary, benefits or insurance coverage, facility rent, utilities or building maintenance, and capital expenses.

Applicant organizations must:
• Be a nonprofit rural hospital with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3).
• Be located in and serving a county or community within the Patterson Family Foundation's Kansas or northwestern Missouri catchment.

Grant Award / Use of Funds

The purpose of this grant is to support providers and health care professionals to purchase the equipment and supplies needed to care for patients in their hospital and for their community. The maximum award amount is $100,000. All equipment must remain within the applying organization's facility for at least three (3) years.

Applicant organizations may request funds for medical equipment, medical supplies, PPE or other protective gear/equipment, equipment software, other equipment or supplies (i.e. kiosks for self check-in, ventilation equipment, etc.)

Out of scope funds include payroll, benefits or insurance coverage, rent, utilities, or building maintenance, equipment installation, and capital expenses

Supporting Documentation

Grant recipients must provide the following documentation at the time of application:
• IRS tax-exempt status letter
• Equipment and supplies quotes and/or bids

How to Apply

Interested and eligible organizations can apply between August 7 through August 31, 2023, via the Patterson Family Foundation Grants Portal. We will review and verify that applicants meet the eligibility criteria. This is a competitive opportunity.

Please click here to preview the questions that will be asked in the application process.

Grant Timeline

• Application opens August 7, 2023
• Application deadline 5:00 p.m. CDT August 31, 2023
• Application review period September 2023
• Grantee notification and funding disbursement targeted Late September 2023

Reporting Requirements

We are committed to the ongoing success of our grant recipients. We request that our awarded grantees submit reports one year after funding to share the purchase details of the equipment/supplies as approved in the application.

Some items we'll be curious to learn include:

• Summary of the equipment/supplies purchased
• How Patterson Family Foundation funding was allocated based on the proposal
• Any increase in services and/or patients based on purchase of the equipment
• Number of staff
• Other funding and grants awarded and amounts
• Other interesting outcomes, impacts, and testimonials


If you have any questions about this program, please contact:

Denise Schuele, Program Officer
Patterson Family Foundation


Nonprofit rural hospitals with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) located in and serving a county or community within the Patterson Family Foundation catchment in Kansas or northwestern Missouri. Please see Eligibility above for details.
Yes, previous medical equipment grant awardees are eligible to apply for this opportunity if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Information submitted either on or related to this program's application is accessible by the Patterson Family Foundation staff only. The Foundation will not release any sensitive information gathered during this process; unless approved by the applicant.
The application is comprised of about twelve questions and should take no more than fifteen minutes. You will be asked to upload proof of tax exemption. Applicants will be able to save and resume the application as needed.
For inquiries not related to health care equipment grants, please contact us using the link at the bottom of our webpage.
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