Owensboro Health awards $669,632 in grant money to 37 regional agencies

August 14, 2018 | 6:54 pm

Updated August 15, 2018 | 8:06 pm

Graphic Courtesy of Owensboro Times

On Tuesday, August 14th, Owensboro Health announced its 2018 Community Health Grant recipients, with more than three dozen agencies receiving funding.

The Community Health Investment Grants represent the health system’s financial support for health, human services and arts projects and agencies throughout the region. Funded projects and agencies being supported span a wide array of regional needs, from children in local school districts to aging adults and senior services.

The grants are targeted at a number of areas, especially the health system’s four priority focus areas: Tobacco and related diseases; older adults and aging; arts in healing; and children and school health.

This year, the grants will support 37 agencies and their projects throughout the region, with a total of $669,632 in funds being distributed. This year’s amount means Owensboro Health has invested more than $6.1 million in area agencies since 2009.

Greg Strahan, Owensboro Health’s President and CEO, said these grants are aptly named.

“Owensboro Health exists to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities we serve. These grants represent our commitment to both parts of that, but especially to the latter,” Strahan said.

“We are investing these funds in projects and agencies that we see can make a positive, lasting difference in the overall health and well-being of our communities and the people who call them home.”

The following agencies received grant money from Community Health Investment Grants:

Alma Randolph Charitable Foundation
Apollo High School Health and Physical Education Department
Bluegrass Music Museum and Hall of Fame
CASA of Ohio Valley
Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club
Community Dental Clinic
Father Bradley Shelter for Women and Children
Girls Incorporated of Owensboro Daviess County
Greater Owensboro Young Life
Green River District Health Department – 3 awards
Hancock County High School
Helpsomeone Inc. (DBA: VolunteerOwensboro)
Henderson Young Life
Hopkins County Family YMCA
Hospice of Western Kentucky
Lawrence & Augusta Hager Educational Foundation
Life Science Academy
Light of Chance, Inc.
Mclean County High School
Munday Activity Center, Inc.
New Beginnings Sexual Assault Support Services
Owensboro Dance Theatre, Inc
Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
Owensboro Museum of Science and History
Owensboro Public Schools – Estes Elementary School
Owensboro Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition, Inc.
Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Puzzle Pieces
RiverPark Center
Supplies Over Seas
Susan G. Komen Evansville Tri-State
The Foundation for Excellence at Owensboro Public Schools
The Salvation Army
The Way of Rockport Indiana, Inc.
Theatre Workshop of Owensboro
Town of Chrisney
Tri-State Food Bank



August 14, 2018 | 6:54 pm

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