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 →

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 →

The Buhl Regional Health Foundation will offer a 4-week grant workshop series, taught by Jennifer Barborak, UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation, which will begin on Thursday, October 24, 2019. The series will focus on the basics of grant writing and specifics to the Buhl Regional Health Foundation application process for non-profit organizations who plan to apply for funding to address community health and wellbeing within the next 12 months. The sessions will be held weekly beginning Thursday, October 24 through November 14, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the BRHF office, located at 701 Pierce Ave., Suite 1, in Sharpsville, PA. This series willRead More →

The Buhl Club’s Board and the staff have been working since 2016 to take the organization in a new direction to meet the needs of the community it serves. The Buhl Regional Health Foundation (BRHF) has agreed to provide a multiyear matching grant totaling $2 million to the Buhl Club to renovate, add programs and fund projects over the next five years. The initial payment of $250,000 has been dispersed on September 27, 2019. The Buhl Regional Health Foundation will work closely with the Buhl Club to assure that they meet their goals and to monitor the progress being made as they expand services andRead More →