National Request for Letter of Intent (LOI) to Serve as

CCPH's Organizational Home


** Letter of Intent Due Date Extended: June 16, 2017 at 5pm EDT **


Request for LOI

Informational Webinar

How to Submit



Request for Letters of Intent

Over the past twenty years, CCPH has been a leader in the ever-evolving need of community-academic partnerships. To continue its rich legacy of promoting health equity and social justice between community, academic institutions, civic groups, and other partners and key stakeholders, we remain deeply rooted in our five pillars: 1) Leading, 2) Convening, 3) Partnering, 4) Disseminating, and 5) Training. We have mobilized a learning community among our members and significantly advanced service-learning, community engagement and community-based participatory research. As we enter our third decade of leadership in the field, we are seeking an organizational home to partner with us in building on our strengths to achieve our mission through foward-thinking and innovative social change strategies.

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, CCPH is seeking an organizational partner with whom it can both maintain autonomy and advocacy, and collaborate with this new home to promote community campus partnerships, health equity, and social justice. One key and innovative element of CCPH's core principles has been the establishment and implementation of our Principles of Partnership (POP). These Principles of Partnership will guide the engagement and collaboration with our new partner. Our decision, coinciding with a celebration of CCPH's 20 year anniversary, presents us with an opportunity to articulate the qualities and characteristics of our vision, and also of the organizational structure that would best support CCPH for future growth. 

We seek Letters of Intent (LOI) from interested institutions/organizations in the United States that are eligible to apply. These include but are not limited to community-based organizations, universities, colleges, academic medical centers, philanthropic organizations, and foundations. We encourage creativity in applicants' vision of how a partnership with CCPH would unfold and develop. The structure can establish new ways of working together to achieve our common goals for community campus partnerships. It should be mutually beneficial and meet the missions and values of both organizations. 

We embrace creativity, ingenuity, and innovative thought in submitted LOIs. At a minimum, the host organization will provide:

  • Fiscal support for the Executive Director and/or appropriate staff to execute the expanded vision of the new host and the continued mission/vision of CCPH.
  • Infrastructure support for a virtual or newly housed geographic home including but not limited to allocation of space and/or in-kind support for virtual home.
  • Access to administrative, organizational resources of the host organization such as, but not limited to, grant development and human resources support.  

A Letter of Intent should be 3-4 pages and should include the following elements:

  • Describe your mission, vision, values & strategic goals that are aligned and synergistic with those of CCPH.
  • Describe your vision for a partnership with CCPH.
  • Demonstrate supportive leadership at multiple levels (e.g. for higher educational institutions: board, president, provost, deans, faculty; for other non-profit organizations: board, executive director, staff).
  • Provide examples of meaningful, active engagement in community-campus partnerships that exemplify the CCPH Principles of Partnership.
  • Provide evidence of strong identity and presence as a community-engaged organization.
  • Summarize assets (e.g. relationships, competencies, opportunities) that can help to sustain the work of CCPH, serve its members, and increase its impact.
  • Describe ability to partner with and support a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


Informational Webinar

On May 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST, CCPH held an informational webinar to share more about the National Call for LOI.

Webinar Recording (~35 min)
Webinar Powerpoint Presentation


How to Submit

The deadline for Letter of Intent is 5:00 pm EST on June 16, 2017 (updated due date). Letter of Intent should be mailed to Interested parties will be notified by June 30, 2017 and those selected will be invited to submit a full proposal. Additional information and timelines will be provided at that time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q&A from Webinar