Annual Grant Program
The BAMC Auxiliary’s Annual Grant Program exists to enhance the patient and staff experience at BAMC by fulfilling requests for items or services that fall outside of normal government budget funding. We are continually fundraising in order to provide for hospital departments in need of items that would not otherwise be funded by BAMC. Such examples include taxi vouchers for patients needing rides or for residents after long shifts, clothing for trauma and burn patients whose clothing were ruined or destroyed, and education materials for patients with new diagnoses. Through our Annual Grant Program, we are able to provide a wide array of needs for the hospital’s patients and staff!
2023-24 Grant Cycle is now closed!
September 1: Application Opens
October 2: Application Closes
November: Grant Review Period
February 15: Welfare Grant Ceremony
Please note the following requirements:
1. Grants are only awarded to BAMC-affiliated hospital departments or clinics (must have an @health.mil email address).
2. Requests must be for items that fall outside of normal hospital funding and cannot be obtained through any other means.
3. Please note the Auxiliary does not fund requests for food items.
Get notified when the 2024-25 Grant Cycle opens!
2022-23 Grant Recipients
Last year, the BAMC Auxiliary was able to give over $30,000 back to the hospital through our grant program, enriching the patient and staff experience for 22 hospital departments! Some examples of awarded items were charging stations for the Radiology waiting room, headphones that play calming music to help patients before surgery, and tablets for the Ophthalmology and OB/Gyn departments to enhance patient education and efficiency. We provided the Occupational Therapy department with $2,000 worth of testing kits and supplies that staff had previously been purchasing with their own money, removing some of the burden and allowing the providers to focus on providing care and services to our beloved service members and their families. Additionally, we gave $3,000 worth of supplies to the Department of Behavioral Health that will benefit over 250 patients seen each year!
The BAMC Auxiliary Welfare Grant has allowed our program to touch the hearts of and inspire healing in patients as well as staff. Our therapy dog trading cards are given to patients and, and they serve to boost patient's spirits as well as boost staff morale. The grant has also allowed us to have a presence at BAMC events by providing a canopy as well as other necessary equipment. We are overjoyed and greatly appreciative of the hard work of the BAMC Auxiliary Team.
BAMC Therapy Dogs
Ongoing Needs and Projects
While we make every attempt to fulfill every grant request, there are some requests that we are only able to partially fund and requests we receive throughout the year that fall outside of our normal grant application cycle. Even if we can’t fulfill the request initially, we make every effort to help fill these requests as soon as possible! Here are several ongoing needs from hospital departments that you are able to partner with us and help fulfill. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have!