$172,000 in Inaugural Grants Awarded

November 3, 2017

Buhl Regional Health Foundation awards $172,000 in community grants

The Inaugural Buhl Regional Health Foundation Grantees

Eight community non-profit agencies received grants Wednesday totaling $172,000 from the Buhl Regional Health Foundation. The agencies will use the grants for health or health-related programs in the Foundation’s service area.

Agencies, their programs, and grant awards are:

Big Brother Big Sisters of the Mahoning Valley, Site-based Mentoring Program, which is a Big Brothers, Big Sisters endeavor to be expanded into Brookfield and Masury, OH, $5,000

Buhl Community Recreation Center, Buhl Child Development Center, Sharon-based facility with this new program of a PA State Licensed Child Care, Preschool and School age programs for those ages 12 months to 12 years, $75,000

Family Services of Northwest PA, FSNWPA Re-entry Program, Sharon-based operation assisting those released from incarceration and their return to society and their families, $10,000

Farrell Area School District, Farrell Backpack Program, involves 50 students who teachers think might not have enough to eat at home; every Friday, the students will get a bag filled with enough food to get them through the weekend, $12,500

Mercer County Communities That Care, Community Mobilizer, assesses youth at risk and finds treatment to help, $22,500

Mercer County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Crisis Intervention Team, crisis intervention training for advisory board members and others, $17,000

Potential Development, PD’s Place, works with young children on the autism spectrum in Trumbull County, OH, $5,000

UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation, Medical Equipment Recycling Program, (MERP), Farrell facility accepting and lending durable medical equipment to those in need, $25,000

The next round for applications of grant awards begins on December 18, 2017.



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