Grants & Programs
California Wellness Foundation (Los Angeles, CA)
The California Wellness Foundation committed more than $7 million in funding under its Advancing Wellness grants program. High on the list of the foundation’s priorities was helping Californians recover from the October fires in Santa Rosa and the surrounding areas through grants to Solano Community Foundation and Community Foundation of Napa Valley.
Cal Wellness also made a significant grant to Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees to strengthen the capacity of local and regional efforts to support the health and well-being of immigrants.
While the fires have left many people without homes for the first time, homelessness is not a new problem for California—and living on the streets is especially difficult for women. To mark Cal Wellness’ relocation of its headquarters to downtown Los Angeles in September, the foundation made a grant to the Downtown Women’s Center, a new neighbor, to provide health and supportive services, case management, and permanent supportive housing to homeless women in Los Angeles over the next two years.
Homeless young people, particularly foster youth, also face unique challenges. With a grant from Cal Wellness, John Burton Advocates for Youth will provide technical assistance to supportive housing programs so that they can in turn provide academic case management and coaching, build relationships with colleges, and help youth manage the financial aid system and work-school balance.
Contact: David Littlefield
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation (Los Angeles, CA)
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced 23 grants and one program-related investment totaling more than $29 million were approved in the fourth quarter of 2017, bringing the total amount of grants awarded in 2017 to more than $121 million. Following are the fourth quarter health related grants:
- Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation—to scale up early childhood services through the health system in the Tabora region of Tanzania. ($2.7 million)
- Himalayan Cataract Project—to improve access and quality of eye care and contribute to an integrated eye health care system in Ethiopia. ($1.9 million)
- International Development Enterprises—to test the market for a new water filtration technology in Northern Ghana. ($500,000)
- King Baudouin Foundation United States Inc.—to enable the World Health Organization to develop a framework and tools for early childhood development as part of health systems. ($913,000)
- Millenium Water Alliance—to lay the foundation for a long-term district based program for sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene services in Ethiopia. ($1.5 million)
- Mothers2Mothers International—$1.2 million to integrate early childhood development within a peer support model for HIV-affected women in Malawi. ($1.2 million)
- National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention—to replicate the water, sanitation, and hygiene program in health care facilities program. ($1.7 million)
- University of California Los Angeles’ Center for World Health—to assess and document the integration of early childhood development services as part of HIV treatment services for women in Malawi through the UCLA Center for Health. ($2.595 million)
- Org—to advance the WaterCredit model in Uganda. ($2 million)
Contact: Tenille Metti
Episcopal Health Foundation (Houston, TX)
Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) announced a five-year “big picture” plan that targets specific outcomes needed to address the root causes of poor health in Texas. The plan focuses on helping all Texans, especially those with the fewest resources, live healthier lives by identifying and preventing the causes of illness and other health problems. One of the plan’s three goals is to strengthen systems of health in Texas to become more accessible and address the underlying causes of poor health.
As part of an effort to concentrate on outcomes, rather than just focus areas, EHF’s plan targets two specific results needed to strengthen the systems of health in Texas: more health system resources are focused on improving health, not just health care and low-income and vulnerable populations can access comprehensive care in their communities.
The foundation believes it can reach those outcomes by working with institutions to discover new ways of paying for improved health outcomes. EHF’s plan remains focused on supporting community-based clinics to address the social determinants of health and offer more comprehensive services, expanding health insurance coverage to low-income populations, and strengthening rural health.
EHF’s strategic plan also places a renewed investment in building early child brain development. By supporting pregnancies and optimal brain development during a child’s first three years, EHF believes it can ensure that children, particularly those in low-income and at-risk families, have the best chance at a healthy life.
Finally, successful solutions to the complex health challenges in Texas require the input of those most affected by the issues. EHF believes communities and congregations need to actively shape health in their communities so that every Texan has the opportunity to attain their highest level of health. EHF’s plan aims to strengthen organizations and congregations by raising community voices to become advocates for health, and by supporting congregations to improve well-being in their communities.
Contact: Brian Sasser
The Foundation for a Healthy High Point (High Point, NC)
The Foundation for a Healthy High Point approved $251,557 in grants to local organizations and nonprofits as a part of its fall grant cycle. The foundation approved the following grants:
- Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, Inc.—to assist with a continuum of teen pregnancy prevention services. ($49,000)
- Family Service of the Piedmont—to assist with transitional services management from hospital to community-based services. ($95,000)
- Guilford Adult Health—to assist with integrating behavioral health into primary care services. ($66,250)
- Open Door Ministries—to assist with expanding behavioral health services. ($41,307)
Contact: Tina Markanda
Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg, FL)
Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg’s Empowerment Grants help small- to mid-sized nonprofits undertake new initiatives and collaborations, expand or sustain current activities, or improve organizational capacity to impact community health in substantial ways. The 2017 Empowerment Grants recipients are:
- Community Law Program, Inc.—to establish a collaborative of legal aid providers to work towards changes in the administration of eviction notices and provide legal assistance to women in South Pinellas County, Florida. ($79,703)
- Community Tampa Bay, Inc.—to train and encourage youth advocacy for education policy change by promoting reform locally and at the state level. ($56,392)
- Edible Peace Patch Project—to create a community teaching garden in Jordan Park. ($94,493)
- Florida Consumer Action Network Foundation, Inc.—to support Florida Consumer Action Network housing and transit advocacy efforts. ($99,735)
- Florida Dream Center, Inc.—to procure two new passenger vehicles to transport children, families, and homeless individuals in the Lealman community. ($73,414)
- Florida Voices for Health—to support the FightLikeHealth St. Pete project, a grassroots approach to overcoming obstacles to health care access among communities of color. ($100,000)
- In Touch with Communities Around the World, Inc. (DBA Arts Conservancy for Teens)—for after-school mentoring and family support for low-income males ages 12 to 18. ($60,000)
- Physicians for Social Responsibility—to support the Climate and Health Call to Action, which engages health professionals on climate change and its impact on communities. ($95,219)
- Pinellas County Sheriff's Police Athletic League—to hire a Community Engagement and Impact Specialist to connect Pinellas PAL families to civic, health, economic, and medical resources. ($89,682)
John A. Hartford Foundation (New York, NY)
The John A. Hartford Foundation, in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the American Hospital Association, Catholic Health Association, and The Joint Commission, launched a national initiative to grow age-friendly health systems earlier this year, which has already improved care for approximately 3,500 older adults. The approach centers on the “four M’s”: What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility, all essential elements of care that reduce avoidable harms and foster patient-centered care.
Recently, leadership and front-line teams from the five participating health systems met virtually to report on their exciting progress and impact. Don Berwick, President Emeritus of IHI, participated and provided guidance to the on-the-ground teams on how to prepare for scaling up their work. To help spur awareness of the initiative, the Catholic Health Association—comprised of more than 600 hospitals and 1,400 long-term care and other health facilities—will launch a bimonthly column on age-friendly health systems beginning in 2018.
The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts (Worcester, MA)
The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts awarded 11 one-year Activation Fund grants to support discrete projects to achieve specific outcomes. Here are the health related grants:
- Autism Advantage at Work project—to pilot the Autism Advantage at Work program, which will train and retain adults with autism in Central Massachusetts in employment. ($65,000 to HMEA)
- Clinical Stabilization Services Billing project—to establish a Billing & Credentialing Department at a state-licensed clinical stabilization services facility, which provides substance abuse services to both veterans and non-veterans throughout Worcester County, Massachusetts, resulting in the ability to bill for third-party insurance reimbursement. ($55,800 to Veterans Inc.)
- Community Mental Health Center at the Quabbin Retreat project—to establish a community mental health center offering a full continuum of affordable substance abuse and behavioral health services. ($92,976 to Heywood Hospital)
- Clinical Stabilization Services Billing project—to establish a Billing & Credentialing Department at a state-licensed clinical stabilization services facility, resulting in the ability to bill for third-party insurance reimbursement. ($55,800 to Veterans Inc.)
- Technology Update for the Transmission and Recording of Blood Glucose Data and Medical Recording project—to upgrade to electronic recording of the blood glucose data of campers at two residential camps for children with type 1 diabetes. ($67,000 to The Barton Center for Diabetes Education)
- Women's Supportive Housing, Substance Use Disorders project—to open a supportive housing program for women in Gardner, Massachusetts that would provide housing, a safe environment, and case management for women with substance use disorders. ($98,275 to GAAMHA, Inc.)
- Worcester Gun Violence Reduction project—to facilitate temporary safe storage for gun owners to prevent someone with mental health or substance abuse issues from accessing a gun. ($55,500 to Arms with Ethics)
Contact: Daniel Germain
The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (Pittsburgh, PA)
The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) approved $830,000 in new grants to create health care delivery and payment demonstration projects that aim to improve patient care and eliminate avoidable costs, and to enhance maternal health among the Pittsburgh region’s immigrant and refugee population by demonstrating the value of doula community health workers. Additionally, JHF renewed a $900,000 block grant to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to address the health needs of the region’s Jewish community. The block grant benefits the Jewish Association on Aging, the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Riverview Towers, and Jewish Residential Services. It is part of JHF’s $2.2 million in total funding support provided to the local Jewish community in 2017.
Contact: David Golebiewski
Mat-Su Health Foundation (Wasilla, AK)
Fourteen local organizations were recently awarded a total of $4,926,881 in grants from the Mat-Su Health Foundation. The health related grants recently awarded are as follows:
- Burchell High School—to launch a targeted, comprehensive approach to substance abuse prevention. ($168,670 over two years)
- City of Wasilla—to enable two police officers to join a local Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force working to reduce opioid-based medications abuse. ($350,000 over three years)
- Cook Inlet Tribal Council—to fill gaps in adult substance abuse treatment services. ($1,162,032)
- Mat-Su Borough School District—to support a comprehensive approach to social-emotional learning and competency development across the district. ($126,000)
- Onward and Upward—to assess the impact of its Qayeh curriculum on student health, well-being, and resilience. ($133,000 over two years)
- Wasilla Area Seniors—to purchase a 14-passenger van that can hold two wheelchairs. ($60,000)
Contact: Robin Minard
MetroWest Health Foundation (Framingham, MA)
MetroWest Health Foundation approved 26 new grants totaling $873,726. These grants focus primarily on access to care, adolescent mental health, and healthy aging. Organizations receiving grants are:
- A Place to Turn—for capacity building support for the food pantry. ($15,000)
- Advocates, Inc.—to improve access to psychiatric services. ($66,367)
- Assabet Valley Regional Technical School—to upgrade a patient simulator used in nursing education. ($20,000)
- BayPath Elder Services—to support chronic disease management programs for older adults. ($17,875)
- Brazilian American Center—to facilitate access to preventative mental health services. ($50,070)
- Facing Cancer Together—to develop a cancer support group for Portuguese speakers. ($4,900)
- Framingham Board of Health—to launch an Age/Dementia Friendly Initiative in Framingham, Massachusetts. ($40,000)
- Framingham Public Library—to offer senior exercise and health/nutrition classes. ($18,300)
- HESSCO Elder Services—to decrease social isolation among LGBT elders. ($13,586)
- Home Care Aide Foundation—to address social isolation among elders. ($40,000)
- Hoops & Homework, Inc.—for staff training. ($10,500)
- Hudson Council on Aging—for respite care for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease. ($30,000)
- Hudson Public Schools—to offer a transition program for students reentering school after an extended absence due to psychiatric or medical reasons. ($17,850)
- Latino Health Insurance Program, Inc—to support the use of patient navigators for insurance enrollment and connection to primary care. ($44,429)
- Medfield Council on Aging—to expand health and wellness services. ($22,987)
- Medway Public Schools—to develop best practice models in SBIRT administration. ($9,999)
- MetroWest Free Medical Program—to expand the use of volunteer and staff capacity. ($45,898)
- MetroWest Regional Transit Authority—to equip paratransit vehicles with Automated External Defibrillators. ($16,110)
- Natick Public Schools—to support social work services for at-risk students and their families. ($24,630)
- Natick Service Council—for capacity building support for the food pantry. ($15,000)
- Natick Visiting Nurse Association—to provide prescription drug assistance to the uninsured and underinsured. ($273,778)
- Needham Youth & Family Services—to conduct Mental Health First Aid training. ($20,000)
- Pelham Apartments Resident Services—to offer wellness programs for youth. ($5,400)
- Trustees of Boston University—to design questions for the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey to Assess mental health service utilization. ($19,999)
- Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Inc.—to provide behavioral health support services at Framingham’s Wilson Elementary School. ($17,405)
- Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Inc.—to translate Parenting for Prevention tip sheets into Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian. ($413,641)
Contact: Martin Cohen
RCHN Community Health Foundation (New York, NY)
As part of its strategy to help community health centers identify and create sustainable approaches to improve the health of vulnerable communities and advance health equity, the RCHN Community Health Foundation has awarded $625,000 in grants to community health centers in five different states. The foundation’s five grantees are:
- Access Community Health Network
- Fenway Health
- Idaho Primary Care Association
- Mariposa Community Health Center
- St. John’s Well Child and Family Center
Contact: Susan Lamontagne
Richmond Memorial Health Foundation (Richmond, VA)
Richmond Memorial Health Foundation (RMHF) is calling for nominations for neighborhood and community-based leaders to participate in its 2018 Equity + Health Fellowship, with a deadline for submissions by February 9, 2018. Twelve Fellows will be selected for a nine-month period running from April 2018 through January 2019.
RMHF is inviting nominations for neighborhood and community-based grassroots leaders who are working individually or with faith-based, civic, public, or nonprofit organizations to promote equity and improve health outcomes through housing or the built environment in the urban and rural areas of the city of Richmond, Virginia and the counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, and Powhatan, Virginia. Nominations for grassroots leaders — especially members of historically underrepresented communities — who champion improvements in the built environment, engage residents in low-wealth communities, and work to create healthier, stronger neighborhoods for all people are especially encouraged.
RMHF is particularly interested in work that takes into account racial equity in health outcomes and the built environment. Nominees may be working informally, on behalf of a coalition or group, or in a position at an organization.
Nomination forms and applications will be available in English and Spanish. The Fellowship will be conducted in English. Individuals may also nominate themselves. No more than three nominations will be accepted from each nominator.
Contact: Lisa Bender
Saint Luke’s Foundation (Cleveland, OH)
Saint Luke’s Foundation has approved grants to 17 organizations totaling $2,603,486. The third-round 2017 health related grants are noted below.
- Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Inc.—to expand the Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program to all Cleveland Metropolitan School District schools. ($319,304 over two years)
- Care Alliance—to support the service delivery of its Patient Centered Medical Home model across its health center sites and outreach locations. ($200,000)
- FrontLine Service—to support an integrated care outreach nurse and data analyst position to optimize delivery of integrated primary and behavioral health care across the homeless continuum. ($159,903)
- Neighborhood Family Practice—to optimize its patient-centered model of care, further integrate services into existing sites, increase patients, improve quality of care and patient experience, and launch a population health program. ($200,000)
In addition to grants targeting the foundation’s specific priorities, the board awarded a one-year, $25,000 grant to Philanthropy Ohio.
Contact: Anne Goodman
Sisters of Charity Foundation (Columbia, SC)
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awarded Caritas grants for the fall 2017 grant cycle. In total, 50 organizations were awarded Caritas fall 2017 funding for a total of $147,750. Health related grants are as follows:
- Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired- Charleston—to support the Focus on Adults program which offers preventative services geared towards catching visual impairments early.
- Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine—to cover the cost of imaging services for patients with acute conditions requiring MRIs and X-rays for diagnosis and treatment plans.
- Bluffton Self Help—to support emergency financial assistance program, covering unexpected expenses including mortgage payments, utilities, dental or medical expenses, or child care.
- Caring And Sharing, Inc.—to purchase food for its food bank as well as financial support for clients in crisis.
- Developmental Center for Exceptional Children—to purchase adaptive equipment and assistive technology for the Development Center for Exceptional Children’s classrooms.
- East Cooper Community Outreach—to support the Healthy Families initiative that will help families obtain nutritious food for their entire household on a monthly basis.
- Food for the Soul - Kershaw County Inc.—to help with purchasing milk, fresh fruit juices, and produce.
- Good Samaritan Clinic—to support the clinic's dental operations.
- Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic of Laurens County—to support the purchase of meters and strips for 100 insulin-dependent patients.
- Great Falls Referral Assistance Service Project—to support its hunger relief programming which provides a one week supply of food to clients who are in immediate need.
- Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg—to support the Free Pediatric Mobile Dental Clinic in Spartanburg County, South Carolina school districts 1, 3, and 7 and other community organizations.
- Hope in Lancaster—to support its Fresh and Healthy Food Initiative which includes a Fresh Choice Food Pantry, Senior Adult Health and Wellness Program, and Healthy Teaching Kitchen.
- Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation of South Carolina—to support its financial assistance program that meets the most urgent needs of families experiencing life-limiting or life-threatening illness.
- Lowcountry Food Bank—to support Cooking Matters at the Store tours, a free program that empowers families to stretch their food budgets, maximize benefits through public nutrition programs, use nutrition information to make healthier choices, and cook meals at home.
- Meals on Wheels of Greenville—to support its Specialty Meal Program which provides meals prepared to specific guidelines as referenced by physician documentation to clients to ensure that clients continue to receive hot, nutritious, and medically appropriate daily meals.
- North Greenville Food Crisis Ministry—to support its food assistance program, providing critically needed nutritious support for individuals and families.
- Nurture Home/Mental Health America Aiken—to support its Thriving Together program that links participants to resources in the community, guides them towards positive choices in navigating independence, and increases their likelihood of remaining housed.
- Sandalwood Community Food Pantry—to support its “Totes of Love for Seniors Project” providing seniors with a tote bag that is filled with healthy foods for seniors.
- Mary Catholic Church Outreach—to support the basic needs to Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen clients including transportation to medical appointments, doctor co-pays, prescription assistance, benefit assistance, obtaining identification, and other needs.
- Taylors Free Medical Clinic—to support the free, full-service medical facility that provides primary, preventative, and specialty care and an in-clinic pharmacy to the medically unserved in Greenville County, South Carolina.
- The Therapy Place—to support Therapy Place’s Family Support Services.
Contact: Langley Shealy
St. David’s Foundation (Austin, TX)
St. David's Foundation announced grants totaling over $14.6 million aimed at addressing a variety of health related needs. Below is a listing of all grants:
- Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area ($99,585)
- Austin Public Education Foundation ($321,343)
- Austin Speech Labs ($75,000)
- Austin Travis County Integral Care ($685,907)
- Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry ($65,000)
- Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area ($1,800,000)
- Central Texas Food Bank ($106,363)
- Creative Action Project ($100,000)
- Drive a Senior Network ($127,334)
- El Buen Samaritano ($450,000)
- Emergency Response Initiative ($500,000)
- Faith In Action Senior Access ($257,553)
- Family Eldercare ($1,578,829)
- A.N.D., Helping the Aging, Needy and Disabled ($890,871)
- Hospice Austin ($941,254)
- Huston-Tillotson University ($300,000)
- Keep Austin Beautiful ($225,000)
- Marathon Kids ($150,710)
- Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute ($250,000)
- Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties ($205,000)
- Specialty Care Initiative ($1,000,000)
- Texas A&M Foundation ($400,000)
- Texas Pediatric Society ($543,471)
- Texas Tech Foundation ($200,000)
- The Caring Place ($115,000)
- The Trust for Public Land ($385,000)
- University of Texas School of Social Work ($219,046)
- University of Texas School of Social Work ($403,238)
- Women's Health Initiative ($2,000,000)
- YMCA of Austin ($175,000)
- YMCA of Greater Williamson County ($58,854)
Contact: Kristy Ozmun
UniHealth Foundation (Los Angeles, CA)
UniHealth Foundation announced the following health related grants awarded in November 2017.
- Cambodian Association of America Asian/Pacific Islander Strength-Based Community Wellness Program—to support the Asian Pacific Islander/Strength-Based Cambodian Wellness Program in partnership with the United Cambodian Community, Families in Good Health, and The Cambodian Family. ($300,000 over three years)
- Downtown Women's Center Geriatric Housing Stability Program—for planning a Geriatric Housing Stability Program in partnership with the Skid Row Housing Trust. ($50,000 over 6 months)
- Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA Upstream Obesity Solutions—to support UCLA's Upstream Obesity Solutions. ($750,000 over three years)
- Motion Picture & Television Fund- MPTF Palliative Care Planning Grant: Developing a Roadmap to Expand Access to Community-Based Palliative Care—for planning development of a roadmap to expand access to community-based palliative care. ($75,000 over one year)
- Public Health Foundation Enterprises Stopping Diabetes in its Tracks—to support a partnership that will adopt a systemic approach to the prevention and control of prediabetes and diabetes, and integrate hospital, clinic, and enhanced community resources to achieve continuity of prevention and health care services. ($750,000 over three years)
- Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Cottage Concussion Clinic—to support the clinic serving Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura, California counties. ($320,000 over two years)
- UCLA Department of Family Medicine International Medical Graduate (IMG) Program Scholarship—to support the IMG Program and the enrollment of qualified bilingual and bicultural international medical graduates to prepare to pass the United States Medical Licensing Exam and enter residency training programs in California. ($50,000 over one year)
- Venice Family Clinic Value Based Care—to support the clinic's transition to a value-based model of care. ($200,000 over two years)
- Wise & Healthy Aging Cultural Competency Capacity Building: Evidence-Based Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Specialty Course—to support the dissemination of culturally competent, evidence-based Alzheimer's and dementia training by reaching Chinese, Korean, Farsi, and Spanish-speaking caregivers in Los Angeles County, California. ($175,000 over two years)
The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation (Owings Mills, MD)
The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation approved more than $14 million in additional new grants at the end of 2017.
- Arugot—to support an early intervention program for children who experience intellectual, physical, or emotional delays in social and academic settings. ($150,000 over two years)
- Community Support Services—to support the purchase and renovation of three homes that will house six adults with autism in a community setting. ($180,000)
- Health Foundation of South Florida—to support the replication of the Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives, a home-based care management intervention that will provide mental health and wraparound services for isolated older adults living with depression. ($270,000)
- Health Partners—to support the expansion of its dental program. ($175,000 over two years)
- Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles—to support the construction of a flagship service center that will provide integrated health, mental health, and social services for older adults and their families and caregivers. ($2,000,000)
- Kfar Tikva—to support the purchase of a home that will allow four older adults with cognitive, developmental, and emotional disabilities to live independently while better integrating into the community at-large. ($179,000)
- Kfar Tikva—to support the construction of an Eldercare campus that will provide improved access to medical, therapeutic, and social services in a home-like setting that will enable older adults with disabilities to age in community. ($600,000)
- Los Angeles Christian Health Centers—to support the construction of a new health center at Skid Row that will provide comprehensive health care services for individuals who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. ($100,000)
- Lutheran Services in America—to support the Connect Home program that provides case management services for older adults and their caregivers following a discharge from a skilled nursing facility. ($225,000)
- Maryland Community Connections—to help individuals with developmental disabilities obtain and maintain employment. ($100,000 over two years)
- Penn Asian Senior Services—to support the development of an older adult community center, including a space for Asian older adults with limited English-proficiency. ($650,000)
- The Salvation Army of Central Maryland—to support the construction of a nonprofit grocery store that will provide healthy and affordable food options for families. ($600,000)
- Search and Care—to support the expansion of this program that provides older adults with comprehensive home and community-based services. ($135,000 over two years)
- Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Service—to support the expansion of its mental health services to more than 100 individuals over a two-year period. ($125,000 over two years)
Williamsburg Health Foundation (Williamsburg, VA)
Williamsburg Health Foundation approved just over $1 million to programs in Greater Williamsburg, Virginia. Of the 15 grants approved, five focus on behavioral health.
Not all programs need a large investment of money to be effective. A grant of $5,000 will help ensure that Williamsburg, Virginia has a safety net for new moms and dads who may struggle with postpartum depression. The foundation’s grant for $5,000 to Postpartum Support Virginia will help staff and promote Williamsburg’s Maternal Mental Health Coalition which includes obstetricians, pediatricians, Sentara Williamsburg, private counselors, Child Development Resources (CDR), breastfeeding groups, Colonial Behavioral Health, and others.
Contact: Jeanne Zeidler