Buhl Regional Health Foundation (BRHF) is pleased to announce that we have recently awarded $29,000 in scholarships to 13 students pursuing careers in health-related fields. BRHF believes that by supporting students in the health care profession, it will enable them to grow and develop skills that will contribute to the overall health and well-being of our community. Congratulations to the following 2021 BRHF Scholarship Award Recipients: Bailey Hartle, Sharon Regional School of Nursing Sierra Jones, Sharon Regional School of Nursing Racheal Sifford, Sharon Regional School of Nursing Dana Bielobockey, Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy, Slippery Rock University Helayna Bradac, Nursing, Gannon University Mackenzie Calvin, Pre-Medicine/Neuroscience, Mercyhurst UniversityRead More →

Buhl Regional Health Foundation Awards $130,000 in Grants April 8, 2021 – Nine community non-profit agencies were awarded grants totaling $130,000 from the Buhl Regional Health Foundation this spring. The agencies will use the grants for health-related programs in the Foundation’s service area. Agencies, their programs, and grant awards are: —Adventures in Training with a Purpose, Functional Mobility Wellness Program for At-Risk Populations: $10,000 —Children’s Center of Mercer County, Gross Motor Space – Phase II: $5,000 —CLSV Stey-Nevant Branch Library, Health Literacy for the Future: $15,000 —Community Action Partnership of MC, Lots to Love: $5,000 —Friends of MERP, Medical Equipment Access Security Initiative: $20,000 —HopeRead More →

Buhl Regional Health Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for Spring 2021 Scholarships are being accepted from February 1, 2021 through  March 31, 2021.  The scholarship funding will be available to students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher in a health-related field. BRHF believes that by supporting students in the health care profession, it will enable them to grow and develop skills that will contribute to the overall health and well-being of the community. All applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm on March 31, 2021.  Scholarship recipients will be notified the last week in May.  Applicants must meet the following criteriaRead More →

Buhl Regional Health Foundation (BRHF) announces the Spring 2021 Grant Cycle beginning on December 14, 2020.  Applicants that meet eligibility requirements can submit a Letter of Inquiry by January 8, 2021 via Buhl Regional Health Foundation’s online grant portal at www.buhlregionalhealthfoundation.org/grant-portal/. Details about how to apply, an instructional video, and the link to log-in to the Grant Portal are available on the BRHF website. The focus of the grant cycle’s funding is “Access to Healthcare” and “Addressing Mental and Physical Health Needs.”  All grant applications must focus on positively impacting one or both of these needs within the community.  We encourage collaborative partnerships and programsRead More →

September 14, 2020 – The Buhl Regional Health Foundation Board of Directors is excited to announce Jennifer Barborak as its new executive director after an extensive search. Ms. Barborak has a deep background in both grant writing and nonprofit management through her experience in the establishment and maintenance of multiple nonprofit organizations in Mercer County, PA. Ms. Barborak has exceptional knowledge of the social service issues faced by Western PA residents and of community partnership development. Before joining BRHF, she was the Grant Writer and acted as the interim director at the UPMC Community Health Foundation, Farrell, PA, served as the Water Operations Manager andRead More →

BRHF is pleased to announce that they have recently awarded $21,000 in scholarships to 9 students pursuing careers in health related fields. BRHF believes that by supporting students in the health care profession, it will enable them to grow and develop skills that will contribute to the overall health and well-being of our community. The scholarship funding is available to students who reside in the Foundation’s service area and are pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher in a health-related field, or an R.N. at the Sharon Regional School of Nursing. The BRHF will begin accepting applications for the next scholarship cycle in Spring 2021. ForRead More →

Buhl Regional Health Foundation has worked quickly to establish a way to help our local community with basic hardships resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic. We have developed a COVID-19 Emergency Funding Process for our local non-profit agencies. We have given out $78,000 to local non-profit organizations to help meet the needs of our community. As the COVID-19 virus continue to evolve, one of Buhl Regional Health Foundation’s greatest concerns will be the health, and wellness and safety of our community. As a result, we are cancelling any of the Foundation’s upcoming in-person Community Action Team Meetings and will reschedule for a future date. OurRead More →

Buhl Regional Health Foundation Releases Kick-Off Date, December 16th, 2019 For Sixth Grant Cycle.  Buhl Regional Health Foundation (BRHF) announces the sixth Grant Cycle beginning on December 16, 2019.  Applicants that meet eligibility requirements can submit a Letter of Inquiry by January 10, 2020 via Buhl Regional Health Foundation’s online grant application at www.buhlregionalhealthfoundation.org/grant-portal/. The Buhl Regional Health Foundation Online Grant Portal allows the BRHF staff, Grants Committee, and Board of Directors, who are responsible for recommending and approving grants for funding, a controlled and structured tool that will assist in guiding them through the grant review cycle timeline. Details about how to apply, anRead More →

Buhl Regional Health Foundation announces changes in Board Leadership December 3, 2019 – The Buhl Regional Health Foundation announces new board leadership. Attorney Ruthanne Beighley, who has served as Board Chair since the inception of BRHF in 2016, recently announced her resignation from the BRHF Board of Directors. The BRHF Board of Directors and Staff sincerely thank Attorney Ruthanne Beighley for her outstanding dedication and leadership of the Foundation. Angela Palumbo, who has served on the BRHF Board of Directors as Secretary since 2016, will be leading the Foundation as its new Board Chair.  Ms. Palumbo is retired from state employment as Administrator of theRead More →

Buhl Regional Health Foundation 2019 Fall Forum Working Together to Create Trauma-Informed Communities Tuesday, November 12, 2019 8:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Thiel College Howard Miller Student Center Greenville, PA Buhl Regional Health Foundation invites community organizations and leaders to join us for a free day-long forum focusing on the impacts of adverse childhood events in Mercer County and how we can work together to create a resilient community. Please mark your calendars and plan to join your colleagues from around the region. Topics for the day include an Overview of Adverse Childhood Events, Trauma Informed Communities, Resiliency, and a panel discussion of Impacts to FamilyRead More →