The Community Health Foundation began in 1986 as the parent company of the Community Hospital of Springfield and Clark County and today works to protect reproductive services, promote health and wellness, and advocate for quality health care.
To that end, the foundation is inviting applications for its 2021-22 Responsive Grants program. Through the program, grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations working to improve health and well-being in the Ohio counties of Clark and Champaign. Types of support offered by the foundation include program, project, operating, and capital. Priority areas defined by the foundation include projects and initiatives that support and promote:
Healthy Living — Efforts to promote physical activity, consumption of nutritious foods, and changes to the environment that lead to better health outcomes for community members.
Reproductive Health — Efforts to promote responsible sexuality and reduce sexually transmitted infections, unplanned pregnancies, teen births, premature birth, and infant mortality.
Mental/ Emotional Health and Substance Abuse — Efforts to provide treatment of mental health and addiction disorders and programs that contribute to the prevention of substance use.
Safety Net Services — Programs that provide access to a full range of health services.
To be eligible, applicants must serve residents of Clark and/or Champaign counties in Ohio and be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be a unit of government, including public schools and municipalities. Entities without 501(c)(3) status may enter into an agreement with a qualified nonprofit as a fiscal sponsor.
See the Community Health Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.