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Foundation For Community Care Awards $335,700 in 2020 Grants & Scholarships


The Foundation for Community Care was founded in 1983 with the mission of “Helping to Ensure the Continuance and Quality of Healthcare Services.”

A portion of the earnings from the endowment fund is awarded each year to fund area healthcare needs. One-hundred percent of every donation made to the Foundation for Community Care stays in our community for current and future healthcare needs.

Grants To Community Organizations

Fairview Pool: $14,748 - Construction of a pavilion for shade to protect pool patrons from the harmful rays of the sun in an effort to reduce skin cancer.

Sidney Svarre Municipal Pool: $2,652 - Equipment to ensure the safety of pool patrons of all ages.

Boys & Girls Club of Richland County: $3,120 - This project is to provide Positive Action curriculum and training to instill resilience and positive mental health and well-being with all age groups that attend the Boys & Girls Club.

Richland County Cancer Coalition: $2,934 - Funding will be used to develop a community support group and resources to meet the emotional needs of cancer patients.

Montana Asthma Program: $650 - Provide aerochambers and educate asthma patients about the correct methods to administer medications to better manage their condition

Richland County Health Department: $4,000 - Infant Car Seat Education and Installation Program.

Sidney Middle School: $5,160 - Polar Heart rate monitors help manage exertion while exercising, which is an important aspect of health.

Bennion Philanthropic Group: $6,000 - Implementation of a multi-faceted, anti-vaping media campaign targeted at youth and individuals in Richland County and the surrounding area.

Sidney High School: $8,000 - Concussion prevention helmet covers for football players from grade 5-12.

Savage Sunrise Manor: $1,500 - No touch thermometers, new blood pressure machine and automated medication dispensers for accuracy and decreased errors in medication dispensing.

Richland Opportunities Inc .: $18,562 - Purchase and installation of a walk in tub for safety and quality of life and a prone stander/walker for interaction and safety.

Grants To Sidney Health Center

Extended Care: $6,996.96 - Funding for a new gurney for safe transport of residents to the Emergency Department.

OB/GYN Clinic: $11,500 - Replacement of a Colposcope used to visualize the cervix of women after having an abnormal pap smear.

Surgery Department: $36,510 - The Surgery department is expanding the capability of doing surgical cases by adding a third room.

Savage Ambulance Service: $2,100 - Hand held radios for EMT’s will increase communication and response times of the Savage Ambulance Service.

Sidney Health Center: $4,000 - One gaming cart for use throughout the hospital for patients and visitors for use as stress relief and as a coping mechanism.

Cancer Care: $22,524 - MatriXX Evolution is a device that ensures that patients are receiving the correct dose of radiation.

Cancer Care: $9,517.52 - Replace vital machine monitors for more accurate readings and more efficient patient care.

Imaging Department: $66,000 - Replace current Hologic Dexa Scan machine which measures bone density.

Laundry Department: $5,500 - Purchase a cart caddy to assist Sidney Health Center’s laundry department in transporting heavy equipment and supplies.

Sidney Health Center: $19,071.16 - Replace all hospital inpatient mattresses.

Healthworks : $19,086.50 - Purchase 2 Woodway treadmills.

Richland County Ambulance Service: $2,044.95 - Purchase 5 pediatric & adult combo Prosplint kits for all ambulance services in Richland County for safe transport of patients.

Laboratory: $35,000 - Microbiology Automation to aid in the identification of bacteria to determine the correct treatment plan for patients.

The Lodge - $10,500 - Purchasing outdoor seating, adjustable side tables, sanitation lights, and vital sign towers for the health, safety and quality of life of Lodge residents.

Audiology: $18,022.28 - Provide state-of-the-art hearing aid fitting system for the best patient experience and outcomes.

Scholarships Recipients : Johren Carpenter: medical doctor, $3,000; Whitney Thiel: family nurse Ppactitioner, $2,000; Jordan Baxter: medical doctor, $1,000; Kory Halvorson: physical therapist, $1,000; Jacie Grimsrud: physicians assistant, $1,000; Cassandra Ostle: registered nurse, $1,000; Molly Wilkinson: registered nurse, $1,000; Dylan Elletson: physical therapist, $1,000;- Jessica and Nathan Vannatta Memorial Healthcare Scholarship.


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