PacificSource Foundation Awards Nearly $1 Million in Grants

PacificSource Foundation Awards Nearly $1 Million in Grants

The PacificSource Foundation for Health Improvement, the philanthropic arm of health insurance provider PacificSource, will award grants totaling nearly $950,000 to six nonprofit groups in Oregon and Idaho over the next five years, the Register-Guard reports.

The grants include $175,000 to the Center for Community Counseling in support of behavioral and mental health services in the Eugene-Springfield area; $200,000 to Volunteers in Medicine in support of physical, behavioral/mental, and oral health services in Eugene-Springfield; $25,000 to Medical Teams International for oral health services in rural Oregon communities; and $40,000 to Volunteers in Medicine of the Cascades for physical, behavioral/mental, and oral health services in central Oregon. The funding was awarded through the foundation's recently established Healthcare Access Partners program, which is designed to provide more predictable, sustained funding to small clinics that rely on volunteers.

The company also announced that it awarded $50,000 to community-based nonprofits in Lane County in 2017 and nearly $30,000 in support of the United Way of Lane County — which was in addition to the more than $65,000 pledged by its employees to the organization — and that it pledged $500,000 over five years to the University of Oregon's Duck Nest, a student health and wellness center located in Erb Memorial Union.