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August 2017

Blue Shield of California Foundation (San Francisco, CA)

Blue Shield of California Foundation is proud to announce its 2017 graduating class of the Clinic Leadership Institute’s (CLI) Emerging Leaders program:

North Coast

  • Lori Maciel, Site Administrator, Open Door Community Health Centers
  • Karen Shepherd, PRC Supervisor, Consolidated Tribal Health Project, Inc.

Far North

  • Lori Schwartz, Referrals/PRC Lead, Feather River Tribal Health

Bay Area

  • Leah Canvasser, Chief Administrative Officer, Marin Community Clinics
  • Patrisia Contreras-Vigil, Patient Services Manager, OLE Health
  • Gwendolyn Gill, Center Director/Nurse Practitioner, LifeLong Medical Care
  • Paul Nguyen, Director of Information Systems, Community Health Partnership
  • Junelle Palec, Regional Manager & Solano County Medical Sites Clinic Manager, La Clinica Vallejo Medical, La Clinica De La Raza, Inc.
  • Ofelia Ruiz, Revenue Cycle Director, Gardner Family Health Network, Inc.
  • Erika Simpson, Chief Operations Officer, Ravenswood Family Health Center
  • Rose Tam, Chief Financial Officer, Asian Health Services
  • Sandra Tavel, Grants & Contracts Administrator/Communications Manager, Native American Health Center

Central Valley

  • Tanya del Rio, Regional Manager, WellSpace Health
  • Sara Gavin, Director of Behavioral Health Services, Communicare Health Centers
  • Pauline Karunakaran, Dental Director, Chapa-de Indian Health
  • Gloria Madrigal, Central Registration and Eligibility Manager, United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley
  • Melinda Marshall, Director of Operations, Golden Valley Health Center

Los Angeles

  • Margaret Duenez, Behavioral Health Director, East Valley Community Health Center
  • George Hernandez, Clinic Manager, Los Angeles Christian Health Centers
  • Michelle Horejs, Director of Taining & Education, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
  • Carmen Muniz, Chief Operations Officer, Pomona Community Health Center
  • Meghan Powers,  Director of Quality Improvement, Venice Family Clinic
  • Cheryl Trinidad, Chief Development & Communications Officer, T.H.E. Health and Wellness Center

Southern California (Inland Empire, Orange County and San Diego) 

  • Lauren Abrams, Program Manager, Council of Community Clinics
  • Dave Baldwin, Chief Information Officer, Borrego Community Health Foundation
  • Corinne Knutson, Director of Development, La Maestra Family Clinic, Inc.
  • Alejandro Nunez, Revenue Cycle Director, Neighborhood Healthcare

Statewide

  • Claire Feldman, Director of Wellness, Petaluma Health Center
  • Meghan Nousaine, Assistant Director of Health Center Operations, California Primary Care Association

The announcement marks the culmination of the 18-month program designed to provide promising health care professionals with the practical skills, networks, and training to effectively lead their organizations as they navigate the dynamic landscape of California’s health care safety net.

Phone: 415.229.6080
Email: bscf@blueshieldcafoundation.org


 

Episcopal Health Foundation (Houston, TX)

The Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) has approved $5.1 million to benefit 35 grant partners that provide comprehensive, community-based primary care for low-income Texans and/or help vulnerable communities access affordable health services. Including these latest grants, EHF’s Board of Directors has approved 48 grants worth more than $11.2 million in 2017.

Many of the grants are designed to help comprehensive, community-based primary care clinics expand preventive services. In some cases, awards are helping integrate mental health services into basic care. In rural areas, awards went to help clinics enhance services, including remote telehealth projects. Other grants are helping clinics go beyond the doctor’s office to address chronic health conditions that develop in close association with poverty, substandard housing, and environmental conditions or to support the enrollment of low-income Texans in health insurance and/or other benefits programs. Many awards also support projects to better help vulnerable patients understand and use health insurance and other benefits.

 New grants include:

  • Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc. to support a pilot project to coordinate care for high-risk patients at federally qualified health centers in the Brazos Valley ($241,985).
  • EHF, Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin and Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to develop new models to improve health outcomes while reducing costs for the state’s Medicaid program ($500,000).
  • Stephen F. Austin Community Health Network to expand the use of its telehealth technology to reach more rural patients with both medical and mental health services ($150,000).
  • Vecino Health Collaboration Project to support an ongoing project to share financial services between four Houston-area federally qualified health centers ($33,250).

Click here to see all of EHF’s new grant partners in 2017.

Contact: Broam Sasser
Phone: 832.795.9404
Email: bsasser@episcopalhealth.org


 

The George Gund Foundation (Cleveland, OH)

The George Gund Foundation awarded $1.2 million to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to continue the work of transforming education in the city. The foundation awarded over $7.4 million in total grants, including grants totaling more than $2 million to support nonprofits working to have a stronger advocacy voice on important current issues.

The grant to the school district advances Cleveland's Plan for Transforming Schools, which works to ensure that every child in Cleveland attends a high-quality school and every neighborhood has a multitude of great schools from which families can choose. The current grant will support start-up expenses of 12 high schools.

Grants include:

  • Center for Community Solutions to advance the Ohio Transformation Fund, a collaboration working toward criminal justice reform (up to $400,000).
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, which has been targeted for funding cuts by the state and federal governments ($100,000).
  • Cleveland Neighborhood Progress to build advocacy capacity among community development organizations ($80,000).
  • Cleveland Housing Network (CHN) to support the largest nonprofit provider of low-income housing in Cleveland ($240,000 over two years).
  • Cleveland Neighborhood Progress to help update the City of Cleveland’s Climate Action Plan, outlining steps on projects, programs, and policies needed to reduce Cleveland’s greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050 ($50,000).
  • Magnolia Clubhouse to support its Medicaid reimbursement strategy ($100,000 over two years).
  • University Circle, which helps restore a portion of the Cozad-Bates house and transform it into an Underground Railroad Interpretive Center outlining how the University Circle neighborhood participated in the pre-Civil War abolitionist movement ($100,000).

Get further details on the summer 2017 grant awards.

Phone: 216.241.3114
Email: info@gundfdn.org


 

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation (Los Angeles, CA)

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation approved 31 grants totaling $25.5 million during the second quarter of 2017. The board also approved a new five-year strategy for the Foster Youth Strategic Initiative, beginning with grant approvals for Graham-Windham ($720,000) and the Children’s Data Network at the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work ($825,000).

During the first phase of the Hilton Foundation’s Foster Youth Strategic Initiative (2012-2017), the foundation invested $53.5 million. The vision for the next phase of the initiative is for all transition age foster youth in Los Angeles, California, and New York City to become self-sufficient and thriving adults. The initiative seeks to:

  • strengthen systems and policy for transition age foster youth,
  • expand and share knowledge with the field, and
  • advance innovative transition age foster youth programs.

Other notable grants include a $8.2 million grant to PATH to scale up early childhood development services as part of health systems in Mozambique, Kenya, and Zambia—the largest grant of the foundations’ new Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS Strategic Initiative approved in November 2016, and a series of 17 grants totaling $3.78 million to recipients of the Marilyn Hilton Award for Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis Research.

Following is an overview of health-related grants awarded in the second quarter of 2017:

  • Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS–In addition to the grant to PATH, Kidogo Early Years will receive $600,000 to replicate a social franchise daycare model in urban informal settlements in Kenya.
  • Safe Water Aquaya Institute will receive $2.5 million to explore and build sustainable water quality testing systems in Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Uganda. World Vision was granted $800,000 to support a strategic partnership with IRC to plan and implement comprehensive water projects in Ghana, Mali, and Niger. Jibu, L3C will also receive $1 million to make a program related investment into Jibu, a social franchise providing safe water in Uganda and Mali.
  • Substance Use Prevention – Abt Associates will receive $1 million to continue Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning activities for the Substance Use Prevention Strategic Initiative. Friends Research Institute was granted $1.8 million to partner with National Council for Behavioral Health to incorporate a research study into its project on the effectiveness of youth Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in Federally Qualified Health Centers. The Partnership for Drug Free America was awarded $750,000 to equip parents with resources to address youth substance use. The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundation will receive $1.8 million to develop a college-based adaptation of SBIRT as part of a student wellness community.
  • Multiple Sclerosis – Seventeen researchers were selected to receive the prestigious Marilyn Hilton Award for Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Research. The award totals $3.78 million in grants over a five-year period.

Contact: Julia Friedman
Phone: 818.851.3754
Email: julia@hiltonfoundation.org


 

Potomac Health Foundation (Woodbridge, VA)

Potomac Health Foundation awarded one year grants to 35 programs serving residents of eastern Prince William County, Lorton, and North Stafford, Virginia communities through its Howard L. Greenhouse Large Grant Program to further the foundation’s mission to improve the health of the community by increasing access to health care for the medically underserved.

In total, the foundation awarded a total of $3,617,361 in grants. Of the 35 grants awarded, 11 are new grants; the remaining 24 programs are receiving grants for the second or third year. A full listing of 2017-2018 Howard L. Greenhouse Large Grant Program recipients and awards is below:

NEW GRANTS

  • Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) Comprehensive Case Management System ($31,000)
  • George Mason University “VALÉ”: A Multidisciplinary Childhood Obesity Treatment Program for Latino Communities ($117,468)
  • Northern Virginia Family Service Mental Health for Families with Children ($112,000)
  • Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) ($50,000)
  • Prince William Area Free Clinic Improving Patient Care with Electronic Health Records ($40,000)
  • Rx Partnership RxP Access to Medication Program (AMP) ($50,000)
  • Semper K9 Assistance Dogs Family Integration Program ($25,000)
  • The House Student Leadership Center The Office on Youth Mental Health and Wellness ($127,000)
  • Virginia Center for Health Innovation Potomac Primary Care Collaborative ($149,528)
  • Voices for Virginia's Children Campaign for Children's Mental Health ($45,000)
  • Youth for Tomorrow YFT Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for the Underserved ($200,000)

YEAR 2 GRANTS

  • Consumer Health Foundation-Regional Primary Care Coalition Regional Primary Care Coalition ($25,000)
  • The Doorways Patient and Family Access Program ($38,000)
  • National Coalition of 100 Black Women/PWC Chapter, Inc. ($98,000)
  • Nueva Vida ($97,493)
  • Pathway Homes ($125,000)
  • Project Mend a House ($40,000)
  • Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center ($201,300)
  • The Arc of Greater Prince William/INSIGHT, Inc. Completion of Therapeutic Services ($80,000)
  • The Arc of Greater Prince William/INSIGHT, Inc. VOSAC III ($129,000)

YEAR 3 GRANTS

  • Brain Injury Services CREST: Collaborative Rehabilitation to Enhance Stroke Treatment ($184,062)
  • Change in Action ($126,150)
  • Empowerhouse ($63,137)
  • George Mason University Middle School ACHIEVES (AdvanCing Healthcare Initiatives for undErserVED Students) ($249,748)
  • George Mason University POISED (Precision Outreach Intervention, Screening, Surveillance and Exercise for Falls Prevention in Diabetes) Prince William ($210,409)
  • George Washington Regional Commission Fresh Food Access for Community Health ($47,734)
  • National Capital Poison Center ($196,005)
  • Northern Virginia Family Service ($196,091)
  • Prince William Area Free Clinic ($49,465)
  • SCAN of Northern Virginia ($25,000)
  • Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center ($61,279)
  • Stafford Schools Head Start/VPI/Early Head Start Stafford ($14,492)
  • Virginia Foundation for Community College Education Potomac Health Foundation Fellows Program ($125,000)
  • The House Student Leadership Center ($190,000)
  • Young Invincibles Healthy Young America -Northern Virginia Campaign ($100,000)

Contact: Kukua Osei-Gyamfi
Phone: 703.523.0621
Email: info@potomachealthfoundation.org


 

Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio (Cleveland, OH)

Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland this week approved grants to 18 organizations totaling $2,010,425. These investments advance the foundation’s strategic priorities in the areas of Healthy People, A Strong Neighborhood, and Resilient Families. The full list of first-round 2017 grants is noted below.

HEALTHY PEOPLE

  • Case Western Reserve University to support the university’s Interpersonal Learning Exchange and Practice (I-LEAP) program ($10,925 over two years).
  • North Coast Health for operating support and capacity building ($62,500).
  • Recovery Resources to help expand integrated behavioral and primary health care community linkage ($40,000).

A STRONG NEIGHBORHOOD

  • Cleveland Neighborhood Progress to plan and execute physical development and placemaking projects ($480,000).
  • Cleveland Police Foundation to support the Fourth District Community Policing Project ($130,000).
  • EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute for operating support ($80,000).
  • Fairhill Partners for general operating support ($70,000).
  • Hebrew Free Loan Association of Northeast Ohio to support its Looking to the Future initiative ($63,000).
  • ioby to support phase two of ioby Cleveland 2017 ($90,000).
  • North Union Farmers Market to support pre-development work around the Harvest at the Square ($90,000).
  • St. Clair Superior Development Corporation to support creative placemaking initiatives through Upcycle Parts Shop ($25,000).
  • Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Thriving Communities Institute to support the extension of the Francis H. Beam Fellowship ($90,000).

RESILIENT FAMILIES

  • College Now Greater Cleveland to support the organization’s You First Initiative ($50,000).
  • Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center for general operating support ($150,000).
  • Family Connections to support SPARK—Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids ($75,000).
  • Policy Matters Ohio for operating support ($250,000 over two years).
  • YWCA of Greater Cleveland to support the YWCA’s Homelessness & Family Stability: YWCA’s Two-Generational Early Learning Center and Strengthening Families Model ($60,000).

In addition to grants targeting the foundation’s specific priorities, the board awarded a $64,000 grant over two years to the Cleveland Leadership Center under its Strengthening the Nonprofit/Philanthropic Sector grantmaking category.

Contact: Anne C. Goodman
Phone: 216.431.8010
Email: agoodman@saintlukesfoundation.org


 

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 Collaboration for Ministry Initiative (CMI) grants. These grants are designed to strengthen ministries of Women Religious that provide services to underserved individuals and families living in poverty throughout South Carolina. The application process is open to any ministry that has a Catholic Woman Religious serving in a leadership role and grants are awarded once each year.

The following ministries have been awarded 2017 Collaboration for Ministry Initiative grants:

  • Felician Center, which seeks to be a transforming presence through compassionate ministry, educational services, and loving care.
  • Our Lady of Mercy Outreach Services and Neighborhood House, whose mission is to encourage and support self-sufficiency and self-worth for people in need in the community through education, wellness, and outreach services.
  • St. Cyprian Outreach Center, whose goal is to respect the dignity and serve the basic human needs of those in Georgetown City and County.
  • St. Francis Center, whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty through education, advocacy, respect, and compassion.
  • St. Martin de Porres Catholic School, a vibrant Christ-centered school that emphasizes the joy and wonder of learning in a loving and caring atmosphere.
  • Thumbs Up Children's Educational Center, a year-round, no-cost early intervention literacy and mentoring program.

Contact: Langley Shealy
Phone: 803.254.0230, x19
Email: lshealy@sistersofcharitysc.com


 

St. David’s Foundation (Austin, TX)

St. David’s Foundation is providing over $12 million in grants to local safety net clinics, where most low income Central Texans receive basic health care services for themselves and their families. Among the safety net agencies receiving grants, and the amounts given by St. David’s Foundation:

  • CommuniCare Health Centers ($793,697)
  • Community Health Centers of South Central Texas ($587,564)
  • El Buen Samaritano ($1,398,717)
  • Lone Star Circle of Care ($5,135,283)
  • People’s Community Clinic ($4,250,000)
  • Samaritan Health Ministries ($100,000)
  • Volunteer Healthcare Clinic ($105,250)

Contact: Kristy Ozmun
Phone: 512.474.1501
Email: kristy@ozmun.com


 

Stavros Niarchos Foundation (Greece)

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has committed $150 million to a joint effort with Johns Hopkins University to forge new ways to address the deterioration of civic engagement worldwide and facilitate the restoration of open and inclusive discourse that is the cornerstone of healthy democracies.

The gift establishes the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, as an academic and public forum bringing together experts from fields such as political science, psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, ethics, sociology, and history. Together, they will examine the dynamics of societal, cultural, and political polarization and develop ways to improve decision-making and civic discourse. They also will design and test mechanisms for strengthening democracy through dialogue and social engagement, and convene subject matter experts from a range of perspectives to explore new approaches to divisive issues.        

The SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins draws its inspiration from the agora of ancient Athens. That central space in the life of the city was originally a marketplace and grew to become a hub of conversation and debate. It was the heart of the Athenian city-state’s democratic governance, and an early manifestation of the public engagement so critical to modern democracies.

The institute will conduct interdisciplinary research into contemporary vulnerabilities in modern democratic discourse—how citizens—are informed, debate, and engage with each other and with government. It will then partner with public and private stakeholders and technical experts to investigate real world strategies to ease division and strengthen dialogue.

Contact: Jason Kravitz
Phone: 410.516.3369
Email: kravitz@jhu.edu


 

Sunflower Foundation (Topeka, KS)

The Sunflower Foundation has awarded a total of $1,085,117 in Capacity Building grants to 67 nonprofit organizations statewide. Capacity Building grants were open to nonprofit organizations providing health care and prevention services to low income, uninsured, and other vulnerable populations in Kansas. Funds provided through this opportunity support implementation of short-term strategies that build core organizational strength by increasing effectiveness, efficiency, quality, safety, impact, and/or sustainability. Over the last 15 years, Sunflower Foundation has awarded 485 Capacity Building grants totaling $8,604,323.

This year, Kansas nonprofits could apply for a maximum of $30,000 for projects to address organizational needs in three priority areas: technology, training and education, and media messaging and communication. Sunflower Foundation 2017 Capacity Building Grants:

  • All Faith Counseling Center of Atchison ($10,265)
  • Atchison Community Health Clinic ($8,576)
  • Attica Hospital District #1 ($12,102)
  • Caritas Clinics, Inc. ($16,200)
  • Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas ($10,627)
  • Central Kansas Mental Health Center ($28,125)
  • Cheyenne County Hospital ($6,416)
  • CLASS LTD ($12,692)
  • Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Foundation ($30,000)
  • COMCARE of Sedgwick County ($16,470)
  • Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas ($30,000)
  • Episcopal Social Services, Inc. ($27,942)
  • Families Together, Inc. ($14,490)
  • Family Service and Guidance Center of Topeka, Inc. ($19,359)
  • Finney County Community Health Coalition, Inc. ($21,200)
  • First Care Clinic Inc. ($15,577)
  • Flint Hills Community Health Center ($30,000)
  • Flinthills Services ($2,795)
  • Florence Crittenton Services ($3,000)
  • Fredonia Regional Hospital ($6,590)
  • Friends of JCDS, Inc. ($21,890)
  • Gove County Medical Center ($29,427)
  • Harper Hospital District #5 ($18,404)
  • Hays Area Children's Center ($5,455)
  • Health Partnership Clinic ($30,000)
  • Historic Northeast Midtown Association, Inc. ($17,180)
  • Hunter Health Clinic ($12,825)
  • Infant Toddler Services of Johnson County ($6,040)
  • Integrated Behavioral Technologies Inc. ($25,000)
  • Inter-Faith Ministries ($26,240)
  • Kansas Action for Children, Inc. ($9,000)
  • Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved ($21,600)
  • Kansas CASA Association ($26,956)
  • Kansas Food Bank ($27,000)
  • Kansas Learning Center for Health, Inc. ($11,388)
  • Labette County Emergency Assistance ($2,797)
  • Lawrence Community Food Alliance ($23,420)
  • Live Well Live Atchison ($8,105)
  • Logan County Health Service ($26,029)
  • Medical Loan Closet of Wichita, Inc. ($4,400)
  • Medical Service Bureau, Inc. ($5,292)
  • Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas ($23,250)
  • Morris County Hospital ($15,790)
  • Mt. Hope Sanctuary, Inc. ($6,000)
  • NAMI Kansas, Inc. ($25,000)
  • K-State Research and Extension ($13,805)
  • Norton County Hospital ($23,224)
  • Oral Health Kansas, Inc. ($13,455)
  • Prairie Independent Living Resource Center ($2,918)
  • Rainbows United, Inc. ($22,586)
  • Reno County Health Department ($25,191)
  • Russell Child Development Center ($9,182)
  • Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita ($30,000)
  • Sheltered Living, Inc. ($18,099)
  • Sheridan County Health Complex ($5,284)
  • Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care ($16,207)
  • Spring River Mental Health & Wellness ($19,766)
  • Sumner Mental Health Center ($23,970)
  • The Arc of Sedgwick County Inc. ($4,409)
  • The Capper Foundation ($6,290)
  • The Cedar House Foundation ($8,909)
  • Thrive Allen County, Inc. ($18,393)
  • Topeka Community Cycle Project ($1,900)
  • Washington County Health Department & Home Health Agency ($7,200)
  • Wichita Children's Home ($28,340)
  • Wichita Family Crisis Center ($5,075)
  • Wilson Medical Center ($30,000)

Contact: Phil Cauthon
Phone: 785.232.3000
Email: pcauthon@sunflowerfoundation.org