NEWS

Sixteen Western Slope nonprofit organizations received a total of $211,500 for the final quarter of 2018 grant awards from Rocky Mountain Health Foundation.  These awards bring the total amount of grants distributed through the Foundation in 2018 to over $1.14 million, benefitting 60 organizations. Grants were awarded to organizations that address access to healthcare, preventive care, behavioral health services, case management, population health, 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. “We’re proud to support so many impactful programs and outstanding organizations working to expand health access and strengthen healthy communities,” said Michaelle Smith, executive director.  “Through our grants, we are supporting a broad array of Western Slope organizations whose important health-related work impacts our communities every day.” The recipients are A Kidz Clinic (Delta), Cattlemen’s Days Inc. (Gunnison), Colorado Canyons Association (Mesa), Community Food Bank (Mesa), Dolores County Health Association (Dolores), Eagle River Youth Coalition, Inc. (Eagle), Grand Valley Catholic Outreach (Mesa), Gunnison County (Gunnison), Homeward Bound of the Grand Valley, Inc. (Mesa), La Plata Family Centers Coalition (La Plata), La Plata Youth Services (La Plata), Living Journeys (Gunnison), Ouray County Schools Community Resource Consortium (Ouray), Sk8 Church (Routt), Summit Community Care Clinic (Summit), and Western Colorado Center for the Arts (Mesa). 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 nearly $825,000 from 38 agencies for its fourth quarter. Funding guidelines for 2019 will be released at the end of March.  Prospective grant applicants may inquire with questions to Kim Lewis, Grant Manager, at 970-697-1038 or kim@rmhealth.org.   For more information, visit www.rmhealth.org.
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