Funds Support Initiatives That Address Identified Health and Social Care Needs
Mercy Health Invites Request for Proposals for 2 Community Grants: Sr. Simone Courtade Fund and Community Benefit Board Initiative Grant
Funds support initiatives that address identified health and social care needs
Muskegon, MI, July 1, 2021 – Mercy Health is issuing two concurrent requests for proposals for their Community Grants Program.
The Community Benefit Board Initiative (CBBI) grant supports health needs identified in the recent Community Health Needs Assessment. Letters of Intent must be submitted by July 23, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Full proposals are due no later than August 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Applicants from Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana Counties may apply for up to $25,000.
Last year through CBBI, a total of $150,000 was granted to such programs as: Muskegon YMCA, Muskegon Community College, Community enCompass, Arbor Circle, Harbor Hospice, Read Muskegon, Alternatives in Motion, Fresh Coast Alliance and Kids Food Basket.
CBBI was created to facilitate the investment of community benefit funds by the Health Project’s Advisory Board of Directors. This fund supports initiatives that address health needs identified in Mercy Health’s most recent Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). To view the full CHNA report, please visit here.
Sr. Simone Courtade (Sr. Simone) Fund supports initiatives that promote optimal health for poor and vulnerable populations and communities, by addressing social needs, connecting social and clinical care, and reducing health inequities. Letters of Intent must be submitted by July 23, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Full proposals are due no later than August 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM.
Applicants from Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana Counties may apply. Sr Simone has two tiers of funding. Tier I up to $10,000; Tier II up to $3,000.
The Sr. Simone Courtade (Sr. Simone) Fund was created by the Sisters of Mercy to support, strengthen and sustain Mercy Health’s organizational Mission in the community.
In 2019, Sr. Simone invested $103,000 in community. Awardees included: Agewell Services, Pioneer Resources, Senior Resources, Club 188 Summer Academy, Muskegon Rescue Mission, Mission for Area People, Coalition for Community Development, Community enCompass, Latinos Working for the Future, First Congregational Church, Boys and Girls Club, Oceana County Sexual Assault Services, City of Muskegon Heights, Muskegon Heights Police Dept, Catholic Charities, Reeths Puffer Mindful Plus and New Era Christian Reformed Church.
Stevi Riel, Executive Director of the Health Project, feels strongly that community partnerships are critical to making progress in the improvement of healthy behaviors in Muskegon and Oceana Counties. “The Community Grants Program is an opportunity for us to invest in our community and put our Community Health Needs Assessment into action. Improving the health of the population isn’t a task that can be accomplished by one entity or group—we all have to commit to recognizing our place and moving forward together. The best investment for Mercy Health Muskegon is in the organizations that have experience–and the outcomes—doing the work that drives change at the community level.”
Visit our website for announcements and upcoming grant opportunities at www.mchp.org