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The Foundation Awards Eight Grants to Local Nonprofits

Community Support Grants Program Awards Eight New Grants to Local Nonprofits

The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital is proud to announce the distribution of $215,500 to eight nonprofit organizations this August through our Community Support Grants program.

Through the generous bequest of five donors who specified that the board of directors use the endowed funds for the greatest impact, the Foundation’s Community Support Grants program was born. The program ensures investment in improving the health of our community is a priority.

“We have a long-standing commitment to improving community health beyond hospital walls, extending BJC HealthCare’s mission to improve the health and well-being of the people and communities it serves,” says Susan Ell, vice president and executive director of the Foundation. “We are so grateful to the nonprofit organizations in our community who share this mission, as well as to the generous Foundation donors who make these grants possible.”

The Foundation awards grants four times throughout the year to local nonprofit organizations focused on reducing health care disparities; fostering strong community health care networks; promoting adult health, wellness, and disease prevention in the community; and providing quality health care education. In 2022, the Community Grants program collectively served more than 1,700 individuals across the region.

Eight New Community Grants Awarded in August

Through three award cycles in 2023, the Community Support Grant program has awarded 21 grants totaling $668,599. The eight organizations to receive grants during this most recent round are:

  • Alive

Support of emergency transportation for clients to a safe shelter or relocating to homes away from their abusers

  • Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis

Support of educational workshops, support groups, and resources for people impacted by cancer

  • Gateway to Hope

Support of community outreach, patient navigation through screening and treatment, and community education for patients in North St. Louis City and North St. Louis County actively undergoing breast cancer treatment

  • Health Protection & Education Services

Support to integrate immigrants into the health system by hosting health screenings onsite at places where Chinese, Spanish, Russian, and other immigrants work

  • Our Lady’s Inn Nursing Program

Support for unhoused pregnant women and their children and support of perinatal nursing care, education, training, and advocacy

  • Services by Design (Caring Solutions)

Support for advocacy of and education for individuals with developmental disabilities to provide the skills that lead to independent and fulfilling lives

  • St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program

Support of HELP HUBs in the City of St. Louis, providing free recycled home medical equipment to those in need

  • Support Dogs (Duo Dogs)

Support of the Touch Therapy Dog program, providing comfort to individuals in health care and educational settings

If your organization would like to request support through our Community Support Grants program, please submit an application through our Grant Opportunity Web Portal. Applications are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

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