The Foundation For Community Care Begins Process To Award Community Grants
Ensuring the Continuance & Quality of Local Healthcare Services is the mission of the Foundation for Community Care. Each year, the volunteer Board of Directors and staff strive to achieve that goal. The community is extremely fortunate to have great quality healthcare and by providing grants for health and medical equipment, as well as healthcare services throughout Richland County, we can help keep it that way.
Each May the Foundation’s Board votes to distribute grants to provide financial support for local healthcare in Richland County and surrounding areas. These grants equal a percentage of the Endowment Fund, funded through local donations, typically totaling close to $230,000 a year. The Board also supports the future of healthcare through distributions from the annual Healthcare Scholarship program. Area residents pursuing a college degree in a healthcare field who intend to live and work in the area are encouraged to apply for funding. The scholarship program exists to encourage local individuals to become healthcare professionals and return to the area post-graduation.
Requests for grant funding must be related to a project or equipment that will benefit healthcare for a large number of residents in Richland County and the surrounding area, not medical funding for an individual.
Qualified applicants can apply by contacting the Foundation for Community Care at 406-488-2273 Applications, requirements and guidelines are available at the Foundation office or on their website at http://www.foundationforcommunitycare.org. Applications must be received by the Foundation by April 30, 2015 to be considered.