Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation (Canton, OH)
The Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation approved grants totaling $127,000:
- Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank—for a scissor lift for its Canton, Ohio distribution center. ($11,000)
- Boys & Girls Club of Massillon—for an on-site counselor for 40 weeks of the school year. ($30,000)
- Canton Crossroads United Methodist Church—for store supplies for its expanded Fresh Market Program. ($10,000)
- Compassion Delivered—for a commercial freezer for its food service operation. ($3,900)
- Jackson Bear Hugs—for shelving, garment racks, and bins for its clothing outreach program. ($1,200)
- North Canton Cares Pantry—for a commercial freezer for its food pantry. ($7,900)
- Pegasus Farm—to support its Military Family Center in Louisville, Kentucky. ($40,000)
- Refuge of Hope Ministries—for a Piccolo Xpress Machine for its soon-to-be free medical clinic. ($17,000)
- Tri-County Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates—for hygiene kits for at-risk youth. ($3,000)
- YMCA of Western Stark County—to support its Healthy Aging Program for seniors. ($3,000)
The foundation also distributed $43,000 in scholarships to students engaged in health related studies at Aultman College, Kent State University Stark, Kent State University Tuscarawas, Malone University, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Stark State College, University of Akron Wayne College, University of Mount Union, and Walsh University.
The foundation has two grant cycles each year, and welcomes grant requests that are health and wellness related. It is suggested that nonprofit organizations call the foundation office first to discuss their project or program. The next deadline for submitting grants is November 30, 2021.
Contact: Don Sultzbach at 330.580.2380
Mary Black Foundation (Spartanburg, SC)
The Mary Black Foundation awarded $2,662,140 in grants to 28 nonprofit organizations serving Spartanburg County.
To see the full list of grantees, click here.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation (Detroit, MI)
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation recently awarded seven research grants to Michigan researchers. Among the grantees are:
- Calvin University School of Nursing, Mary Molewyk Doornbos, RN, PhD—to evaluate Women Supporting Women Zoom adaptation and the Women Supporting Women Mental Health Ambassadors training program on behavioral health outcomes. ($55,000)
- Eversight, Onkar Sawant, PhD—to examine the presence of COVID-19 on ocular tissue prior to donation. ($27,000)
- Henry Ford Health System, Henry Ford Family Medicine, Richard Bryce, DO—to pilot combining postpartum and newborn provider appointments to improve postpartum and newborn access to care and increase education and support opportunities. ($9,5000)
- Michigan State University School of Social Work, Heather McCauley, ScD, MS—to evaluate the effectiveness of the “Public Will Campaign to End Child Sexual Abuse” in building community connection and promoting prosocial norms to reduce child sexual abuse and associated adverse health outcomes. ($55,000)
- Michigan Technological University, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology, Carolyn Duncan, PhD—to evaluate the efficacy of a community-based 10-week Tai Chi exercise program to improve balance, glycemic control, and decrease falls among individuals with Type II Diabetes. ($50,000)
- Oakland University School of Health Sciences, Florence Dallo, MPH, PhD—to design and evaluate the effectiveness of a vaccination intervention for Arab Americans. ($50,000)
- University of Michigan Pediatrics, Nicole Hamp, MD—to increase the use of the Rapid Interactive Screening Test for Autism in Toddlers among primary care providers. ($9,100)
Contact: Elba Huerta at email@example.com
Dogwood Health Trust (Asheville, NC)
Dogwood Health Trust awarded The Industrial Commons a general operating grant to support its innovative approaches to building economic opportunities in rural western North Carolina. The Industrial Commons establishes and scales employee-owned social enterprises and industrial cooperatives, and supports frontline workers to build a new southern working class that erases the inequities of generational poverty and builds an economy and future for all. This $500,000 grant will help bolster the foundational work that The Industrial Commons is doing to create more minority-owned and employee-owned and operated businesses in the region.
Contact: Erica Allison at 828.329.5089 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Foundation for a Healthy High Point (High Point, NC)
The Foundation for a Healthy High Point recently approved an award to support COVID-19 emergency relief efforts and two small grants to support local efforts focused on education, youth development, and food insecurity. The approved grant recipients are:
- Greater High Point Food Alliance—to support the planning and expenses for a community-wide Food Security Summit, which will focus on the effects of poverty on education, health care, and racial inequity, and the interwoven relationships with food security in the Burns Hill, Highland Mills, Washington Street, and West End neighborhoods. ($10,000)
- High Point Chamber Foundation—to launch the “It’s Our Shot High Point” education and outreach campaign, which promotes vaccination support among business leaders and increased vaccinations among employees. ($25,000)
- YMCA of High Point—to support the planning to develop two spaces that will be positioned as Y Community Learning Centers to help youth to rebuild and support ongoing academic, social, and emotional development. ($10,000)
Contact: Whitney Davis at 336.822.7742 or email@example.com
John A. Hartford Foundation (New York, NY)
The John A. Hartford Foundation approved funding for two grants totaling $3,637,215 to help emergency departments detect and prevent elder abuse and to improve surgical care for older adults:
- American College of Surgeons— for Geriatric Surgery Verification Phase II – Evaluation and Improvement. ($1,987,215 for three years)
- Education Development Center—for National Collaboratory to Address Elder Mistreatment- Expanding the Impact of the Elder Mistreatment Emergency Department Toolkit. ($1,650,000 for three years)
Contact: Clare Churchouse at 212.832.7788 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthy Communities Foundation (Riverside, IL)
Healthy Communities Foundation announced $6.2 million in total general operating support grants for 72 local organizations serving communities in the south and west sides of Chicago, Illinois and western Cook County suburbs, some of which have been the hardest hit in Illinois by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of the foundation’s three-year COVID response to strengthen its region’s health ecosystem and support community-led strategies to advance health equity, it awarded:
- $3.1 million in one-year general operating support grants to 52 organizations (average grant award of $59,077)
- $3.1 million in three-year renewable grants to 20 organizations, its first multi-year partner cohort (average grant award of $155,000)
Healthy Communities Foundation plans to maintain a strong connection to community health needs and initiatives through its annual grantee partners. The inaugural multi-year grantee partnerships will offer the foundation and its partners opportunities for mutual learning and co-creation of strategies to reimagine health and an equitable pandemic recovery.
To see the full list of the foundation’s 2021 grantee partners, click here.
Contact: Jackie Rodriguez at email@example.com.
RRF Foundation for Aging (Chicago, IL)
RRF Foundation for Aging approved $2.8 million in grants supporting aging-related efforts across the organization’s priority areas. Funded projects include:
- Grantmakers in Aging—to support a national collaborative designed to amplify the voices of family and friend caregivers and advance a growing movement for federal and state action. ($258,033)
- Generations United—to identify, advance, and build intergenerational programs using a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens. ($99,895)
- One Roof Chicago—for a planning project on a new and innovative approach to intergenerational housing that will meet the culturally-specific needs of LGBTQ+ older adults. ($128,308)
- Southside Together Organizing for Power—to advocate for equitable implementation of the Community Benefits Agreement which helps to reduce housing displacement and secure economic benefits for the African-American neighborhood of Woodlawn. ($30,000)
Contact: 773.714.8080 or firstname.lastname@example.org