Rocky Mountain Health Foundation Invests $268,000; Selects 19 Grant Partners
Nineteen nonprofit organizations received a total of $268,000 for the third quarter of 2018 grant awards from Rocky Mountain Health Foundation. Grants were awarded to organizations and programs that address access to healthcare; preventive care and services; behavioral health services; case management; population health (including integrating social service programs and health systems); and community-based projects. The funding supports health and wellness related causes that directly impact education/prevention/access to health, community engagement, intervention, and treatment.
“This round of grant awards illustrates our commitment to improving the life of Western Slope residents by investing in programs that improve and enhance individual health and the health of the community,” said Michaelle Smith, executive director. “The 19 grants announced today will help provide some of our most vulnerable populations opportunities for improved health and better care.”
The recipients are 4 the Children (La Plata), A Little Help (Delta), Boys & Girls Clubs of La Plata County (La Plata), Center for Independence (Mesa), Colorado Discover Ability (Mesa), Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation (Rio Blanco), Gunnison Valley Mentors (Gunnison), Harmony Acres Equestrian Center (Mesa), Hilltop Health Services Corporation (Mesa), Jackson County Council on Aging (Jackson), Kids Aid (Mesa), Local First (La Plata), Memorial Hospital of Craig Foundation, Inc. (Moffat), Mesa County Public Health/Servicios De La Raza (Mesa), Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association (Moffat), Our Community Foundation (Eagle), Routt County Council on Aging (Routt), Southwest Center for Independence (La Plata), and YouthZone (Garfield).
Rocky Mountain Health Foundation was established in 2017 to improve the health of western slope Coloradans by being a catalyst and collaborator for innovative healthcare approaches and promoting the health and well-being of Western Slope communities. The Foundation received requests for $1,211,406 from 44 agencies for its third quarter.
It is anticipated that $1 million will be distributed in 2018 throughout quarterly grant awards. Proposals for the next funding cycle are due October 24. Prospective grant applicants may inquire with questions to Kim Lewis, Grant Manager, at 970-697-1038 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.rmhealth.org.