The MSF grant program targets organizations that serve a significant percentage of one or more of the following patient communities:

  • Historically marginalized populations, such as BIPOC and LGBTQ+
  • Geographically remote areas, where acute care facilities are limited
  • Medicaid-eligible patients and families

To be considered for funding, healthcare organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • Located in the United States
  • Serve a population or patient mix as outlined in the Grant Funding description
  • Be designated as a 501(c)(3) organization or have an identified fiduciary
  • Have an organizational commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
  • Demonstrate clear financial need
  • Participate in or view a recording of a Schwartz Center informational webinar prior to applying
  • Have an identified project leader who will serve as the main point of contact with the Schwartz Center for the MSF application and materials
  • Provide a letter of support from a member of C-suite at their organization
  • Commitment to host a minimum of two Schwartz Rounds sessions within the first year of implementation and six Schwartz Rounds sessions per year thereafter for the duration of each grant cycle
  • Agree to have a Schwartz Center staff person observe and provide feedback for one Schwartz Rounds session within the first year of program implementation and every year thereafter
  • Agree to collect and submit session and attendee summary data after each Schwartz Rounds session
  • Please see details about the grant cycle and deadlines here.


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