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.|
|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|