Buhl Regional Health Foundation Awards Grants for the Fall 2018 Cycle

Buhl Regional Health Foundation Awards Grants for the Fall 2018 Cycle

 

Buhl Regional Health Foundation Awards the Fall 2018 Grant Cycle Grants

Nine community non-profit agencies received grants Tuesday, October 2, 2018, totaling $260,000 from Buhl Regional Health Foundation.

The agencies will use the grants for mental and physical health or health-related programs in the Foundation’s service area.

A brief meeting was held to distribute the grant awards and congratulate the agency leaders and grant writers who worked to request the funds for their organizations.

Agencies, their programs, and grant awards are:

—Buhl Community Recreation Center, Buhl Child Development Center: $20,000

—Community Food Warehouse, The Backpack Program: $60,000

—Mercer County Coalition for Drug Awareness, Visual Resource Collaboration for ROAR: $10,000

—Penn State Shenango, Stamp Out Stigma at Penn State Shenango: $10,000

—PHN Charitable Foundation, Mobility Management Transportation Collaborative: $50,000

—Prince of Peace Center, Summer Feeding Program: $10,000

—The Guardians Nest, Inc., Veteran Social Drop-in Center: $40,000

—Salvation Army, United Healthcare Feeding Families for Life at Salvation Army in Sharon: $10,000

—United Way of Mercer County, Connecting Mercer Project (211): $50,000

The next grant cycle will open for Letter of Inquiry submission on Monday, December 10, 2018.  Go to http://buhlregionalhealthfoundation.org/grant-portal/ for more information.

As Buhl Regional Health Foundation progresses its funding focus, it will continue to offer a capacity building environment to aid non-profit agencies in the service area in future collaborative grant requests.  So far this year, the Foundation has offered a Grant Writing Class Series and an open invitation to participate in any of its five collaborative community health Action Teams: Transportation, Mental Health, Addiction, Food & Nutrition and Connecting Resources.

Buhl Regional Health Foundation also recently announced the date for their 3rd Annual Fall Forum. This year the focus will be on the opioid crisis. The forum, Working Together to Battle Addiction, will be held Friday, November 2nd from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Hope Center for Arts and Technology, Inc., 115 Anson Way, Sharon. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be made at https://brhf-forum-2018.eventbrite.com.

The Buhl Regional Health Foundation is committed to improving the health and well-being of the neighbors we serve. We believe that through partnerships, education, and grant making, we can creatively impact the quality of life in our communities.