St. Luke's Lutheran Health Ministries, Inc.


St. Luke’s Lutheran Health Ministries
PO Box 6101
San Antonio, Texas 78209
(210) 820-3038 Fax 829-1667
Executive Director:  Vicki Boyce
vboyce@grandecom.net



The Mission of St. Luke's Lutheran Health Ministries, Inc.

St. Luke’s Lutheran Health Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit foundation whose philanthropic focus is funding healthcare ministries that will benefit the San Antonio regional community, including direct and indirect healthcare services (medical, dental, mental health care and protective health services); health education; preventive services; wellness initiatives; and healthcare equipment and supplies that are critical to the delivery of direct care.


Applying to St. Luke's Lutheran Health Ministries:
To receive a copy of the guidelines and the application please email Vicki Boyce at vboyce@grandecom.net

Partnering with our Community
We are pleased to support the following organizations with the funding of $192,835:  Alpha Home, Any Baby Can, Autism Community Netword, BoysTown, Children's Bereavement Center, Christian Assistance Ministries, Chrysalis Ministries, Clarity Child Guidance Center, Faith Family Clinic, Good Samaritan Community Services, Guadalupe Regional Medical Foundation, Hill Country Mission for Health, Home Comforts, Lutheran Social Services of the South, Mission Road Development Center, Morningside Ministries, Planned Parenthood of South Texas, Rise Recovery, San Antonio Clubhouse, San Fernando Cathedral Health and Safety Fair, Sarah Roberts French Home, SLEW, Texas Ramp Project, The University of Texas Foundation for the Health Science Center San Antonio

St. Luke's Lutheran Health Ministries
Grant Application Information and Guidelines

Philanthropic Focus
St. Luke's Lutheran Health Ministries, Inc., provides support to non-profit health care-related ministries that benefit the San Antonio regional community, with primary consideration given in this order of priority:
1.  Direct and indirect health services (medical, dental and mental health) and protective health services.
2.  Health education, preventive services and wellness initiatives.
3.  Health care equipment and supplies that are critical to the delivery of direct care.
Geographic Boundaries
applicants from Texas communities previously served by St. Luke's Lutheran Hospital, San Antonio, Texas, may be eligible, with consideration given to organizations in the following geographic locations, in this order of priority:
1.  Bexar County
2.  Gillespie and Kerr counties and counties contiguous to Bexar
3.  Other Texas counties previously served by St. Luke's Lutheran Hospital

Program Criteria
Proposals that consider the following criteria have greater potential for receiving grants:
1.  Address root causes of a concern, rather than treating symptoms.
2.  Leverage the financial and community resources of multiple interests in addressing the issue.
3.  Serve as a catalyst to stimulate joint cooperative efforts among different sectors of the community.
4.  Result in a growing, long-lasting, impact on the situation beyond the value of the grant itself. 
5.  Reflect and encourage sound financial planning and solid management practices in the administration of the project.
6.  Focus on evaluation

Excluded from Funding:
1.  Galas, testimonial dinners, fund raising events, or advertising.
2.  Support of individuals or private foundations.
3.  Past operating deficits or debt retirement.
4.  Fund raising feasibility studies.
5.  Endowment
6.  Services outside our geographic scope


Grant Application Requirments
1.  Limited to non-profit organizations that are tax-exempt under federal law
2.  Video and audio presentations not accepted
3.  Only one application per organization in any calendar year
4.  Applications must be postmarked by the last day of February for consideration in the spring grant cycle; the last day of    August for consideration in the fall grant cycle
5.  Application must include:
        a.  Cover letter on organization stationary, signed by the executive director
        b.  Application - 2 pages maximum, which includes the Fact Sheet and the one-page narrative.  (one copy only of the 2-page application, please)
        c.  Attachments - one copy of each attachment
SLLHM Profile
St. Luke's Lutheran Health Ministries, Inc. was created in 1994 by the members of the Assembly of the Southwestern Texas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  The corporation was formed as a Texas nonprofit corporation to serve as the mission successor to St. Luke's Lutheran Hospital of San Antonio after the hospital became affiliated with the Baptist Memorial Hospital System.

SLLHM is governed by a Board of Directors, a majority of whom are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, with the remainder representing a diversity of community-minded volunteers.  The directors establish policy, manage the corporation's resources and make grant decisions.

To receive a grant application, or for information please contact:

Vicki Boyce, Executive Director
St. Luke’s Lutheran Health Ministries
PO Box 6101
San Antonio, Texas 78209

Phone (210) 820-3038       Fax (210) 829-1667
vboyce@grandecom.net