Grants: More than $150,000 to promote physical activity, good nutrition & weight
Reid Health Community Benefit is awarding $150,378 in grants for 25 programs throughout Reid Health's service area. These programs are designed to improve health by encouraging physical activity, good nutrition and healthy weight control.
The grants represent the second awards of two grant cycles for this year. Grants, along with other Community Benefit outreach, aim to promote health and wellness in our communities, and to target prioritized health needs in our service area. A committee of Reid Health's governing board and community members reviews grant requests. The grants are awarded as part of the health system's efforts as a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization. The work of Reid Health Community Benefit provides millions of dollars of support to our communities each year.
The grants include:
- Amigos Latino Center: $2,200 for the Annual Amigos Health Fair.
- Birth to Five: $10,000 to support the Parents as Teachers program.
- Boys & Girls Club: $10,000 to support Clubfit programming.
- Centerstone: $3,780 for supplies and equipment for cooking classes for kids.
- Christian Charities: $10,500 to support a temperature controlled food distribution trailer.
- Communities in Schools of Wayne County: $7,500 for the purchase of food to distribute to students in Richmond and Wayne County schools.
- Cope Environmental Center: $5,000 for Cope Wellness Program.
- Connersville Parks & Recreation: $3,900 to seal and stripe basketball courts at four Connersville parks.
- Council on Rural Service Programs: $2,950 to provide Darke County Ohio youth access to a summer running program and fitness challenge.
- Gateway Hunger Relief Center: $10,000 to help fund personnel for program expansion.
- Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana: $7,500 for Produce Hope to add more fresh fruits and vegetables to four counties in the region.
- Golay Center: $6,000 to purchase a new treadmill.
- Hope Center: $5,000 to support the Healthy With Hope program with funding for infant formula.
- Indiana Women in Need (IWIN): $3,456 to support the Pink Portions food delivery program to cancer patients in need.
- Richmond Parks & Recreation: $7,500 for playground equipment for Starr Park.
- Richmond Pickleball: $9,215 for additional lighting for courts in Clear Creek Park to allow longer daily use of the courts.
- Richmond Youth Football League: $3,000 to fund protection devices for helmets.
- Servants at Work (SAWs): $5,000 to provide residential ramps in Reid's service area.
- The Dayton Foundation (New Paris Park): $5,923 for basketball rims and nets at New Paris Park.
- Thump Jumpers: $3,937 for purchase of 1,500 jump ropes to be distributed at school presentations.
- Union/Modoc Schools: $4,854 to support take-home food program for students at Union Elementary in Randolph County.
- Wayne County Cardinal Greenway: $10,868 to support the bike loaner program and new bike repair stations on the trail.
- Wayne County Food Council: $1,500 to cover speakers fees for the Food Summit and Hunger Dinner.
- Wood Block Press: $1,995 to support the Mary Scott Park Orchard project.
- YMCA of Greater Dayton: $8,800 for the Diabetes Prevention and Livestrong programs.
Community benefit is defined as programs or
activities that improve access to health services, enhance public health,
advance increased health knowledge,
and/or relieves the government burden to improve health. It is the basis of the
tax-exempt status of not-for-profit hospitals, and ensures that tax-exempt
hospitals are meeting the health needs of their communities while demonstrating
transparency and accountability to those they serve.
In addition to grants, Reid Health Community
Benefit supports various programs focused on community health, specifically in
the areas of Mental Health and Substance Misuse, Nutrition, Physical Activity
and Weight, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). To learn more
about Reid Health's commitment to our communities,
and the initiatives of Community Benefit, please review the Community Health
Needs Assessment and Implementation Plans at www.reidcommunities.org or www.reidhealth.org