Helping to improve the health of individuals and communities.

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$5.6 million in grants awarded to 80 different organizations

Our organization was founded more than 45 years ago to improve health care and human services for all. That important work continues today. As a not-for-profit, Qlarant Foundation remains focused on reinvesting in our people and resources to better support our clients’ missions — rather than be beholden to stockholders.

Grants and funding. Because we are committed to improving health, Qlarant Foundation provides charitable grants to organizations in Maryland and the District of Columbia seeking to improve health equity, awarding grants up to $50,000 per organization annually. We prioritize grants based on a project’s potential to improve access to care and quality of health services for individuals and communities.

See our Applications section below for more information on applying for our grants.

Grants and Grantees

Current Grantees – Grantees awarded funds in 2020.

Grantees From Previous Years – Check out our grantees from previous years.


Grant Application

2021 Grant Application

To be considered, all organizations must complete our Grant Application Form. 2021 Grant Applications will be accepted beginning on December 1, 2020. The deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. on January 20, 2021.

Note: Please download the Progress Report form (see below) to facilitate completion of the Grant Application Form, specifically “Section II: Proposal Narrative.”


Application Addendum 1
Progress Report Form [docx]


Questions about the proposal process can be addressed to:
Glennda Moragne El
(410) 872-9632
(410) 804-7550

The Qlarant Foundation is the mission arm of Qlarant, a company with more than 45 years of experience in improving quality in organizations – and the quality of life for the people they serve.

Qlarant Foundation awards grants to eligible nonprofit organizations that work to improve healthcare for individuals and communities through measurable outcome improvement projects. These projects include service, demonstration, education and clinical programs producing high-impact results on health outcomes. Funding is prioritized based on a project’s potential impact on healthcare improvements and access for individuals and communities, particularly the uninsured and under-served population.


Award Size and Duration
Customarily, grant awards are for one year with the potential for additional funding in subsequent years. These awards may be up to $50,000. Funds are released on a periodic basis and reports must be submitted and approved before checks are issued.


Dr. Sheldon Goldgeier Award
To honor the memory of our long-time board members and supporters, Dr. Sheldon Goldgeier and Mrs. Myra Goldgeier, we wish to set aside one grant for pulmonary issues. Therefore, this RFP is also specifically soliciting proposals for a program particular to pulmonary and/or lung disease, i.e., but not limited to smoking cessation, emphysema and chronic bronchitis. A high priority will be given to applications that reach these underserved populations.

Applicants must be from Maryland or the District of Columbia. All organizations with current 501(c)(3) status focused on improving the health of individuals through measurable outcome goals at the community level are encouraged to apply. Examples of organizations that may apply for funding are:

  • Faith-based
  • Hospital/provider/clinic
  • Educational institution
  • Community service

Our focus is on a program that demonstrates improved health care quality with clear goals and measurable outcomes. Priority areas include programs that:

  • Improve access to health care services to the unserved and under-served
  • Improve understanding of health issues
  • Demonstrate improvement through measurable outcomes of stated goals

Types of programs the Qlarant Foundation might fund include those that:

  • Improve healthy lifestyles and quality of life
  • Increase access to culturally and linguistically appropriate care
  • Implement consumer centered care and decision making
  • Improve dissemination of education and health related information
  • Improve patient safety

Qlarant Foundation will not fund:

  • Reimbursable direct patient care services
  • Facility construction/remodeling of facilities
  • Lobbying
  • Fundraising activities

Grant applications will be accepted from December 2, 2019 to 5:00 p.m. on January 15, 2020. Applications must be received by Qlarant by 5:00 p.m. EST on January 15, 2020 to be eligible. The next grant year will begin on July 1, 2020. The final decisions are made by the Qlarant Foundation Board of Directors. All eligible proposals will be reviewed, and grantees will be selected in May/June 2020 and notified of the disposition of their request by mid-June 2020.


Four (4) copies of your grant proposal, including required attachments, should be mailed to the following address:
Glennda Moragne El, Program Director
Qlarant Foundation
28464 Marlboro Avenue
Easton, MD 21601


Questions about the grant application process can be addressed to:
Glennda Moragne El
(410) 872-9632
(410) 804-7550

Qlarant Foundation Progress Report Form

Progress Report Form Instructions

The Progress Report form is purposed to report your quarterly progress to the Qlarant Foundation. The reports should be complete and should include:

  • Project goals, how they were measured, and an evaluation of your performance against them
  • Any identified deviations from your project plan
  • Any identified barriers to completing the project
  • A detailed financial report in the format described on the reporting form


Questions about the progress reporting requirements can be addressed to:
Glennda Moragne El
(410) 872-9632
(410) 804-7550


Questions about the grant agreement requirements can be addressed to:
Glennda Moragne El
(410) 872-9632
(410) 804-7550