UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Foundation's iGrant Program gives priority consideration to support innovative programs and equipment to enhance and strengthen the strategic framework of UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids.
St. Luke's Foundation's iGrant is funded through WeCare, our annual employee giving campaign. To be eligible for an iGrant, please complete the application and submit it to St. Luke's Foundation by July 6 at Noon. iGrant maximum request is $15,000.
Since 2013, the iGrant Program has provided more than $1.5 million of funding for hospital and clinic projects.
Eligible entities for iGrant include all units/clinics of UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids:
- St. Luke's Hospital Departments
- Jones Regional Medical Center (they use their own application)
- Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center
- Surgery Center
- UnityPoint at Home and Hospice
- UnityPoint Health Information Technology (IT)
- UnityPoint Clinics (Eligible Clinics Include: Administration, Bowman Woods, Diabetes & Kidney Center, Downtown Pediatrics, Express Lindale, Express Peck's Landing, Gastroenterology, Hiawatha Internal Medicine, Hiawatha Pediatrics, Marion Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Medical District, Multi-Specialty, Mt. Vernon, Northridge, Westside Urgent Care, Westdale Family Medicine & Pediatrics)
One application per unit can be awarded every 12 months. The term "unit" could be a:
- Nursing Unit like 5 Center
- Department like Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Work Group and/or Hospital-Wide Project like Safe Patient Handling
- Service like Fit Zone
All projects should be compatible with iGrant's purpose to assist UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids to:
- Advance the quality of the patient and/or family care experience.
- Improve the care innovation and/or care delivery for our patients and their families.
- Education that can be funded through other opportunities from the Hospital or Foundation
- Travel Expenses
- Salaries and Benefits
- Routine infrastructure (Examples: floor coverings, construction costs, paint/wall coverings)
- Items that could be viewed as enticement (Example: equipment given to a patient to use in their home. This could include a scale, wheelchair, walker, etc.)