In an effort to impact the health of the Lake Tahoe region, Barton Foundation recently opened their grant opportunities for programs and organizations benefitting the underserved and/or have the greatest impact on the health status of the community. The total grant amount available for 2011 is set at $25,000.
“We will consider the community’s most pressing health needs such as obesity — nutrition, physical fitness, oral and mental health,” Barton Foundation Executive Director, Kindle Craig said.
Last year, the Barton Health Community Advisory Committee (CAC) received 22 grant proposals and nine local recipients received more than $26,000 in Barton Health grants. The 2010 beneficiaries were: Lake Tahoe Children’s Dental Coalition, We Can!, Police Activities League, Tahoe Youth and Family Services, Family Resource Center, Bijou Community School, Sports Connection and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
The 2011 Barton Health Grant proposals will be reviewed by the CAC and final grant recipients will be approved by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
“This is the CAC’s third year and we are looking forward to providing support to those programs and organizations that continuously make a difference in the lives of those who are in need. Whether it’s paying the participation fee for a child’s sports team or a dental check — from the most simple to the most complex — this is our way of giving back,” Craig said.
Grant proposals will be accepted through Thursday, June 30 and grantees will be notified in September. Funding and awards will be provided by The Foundation at the third annual Philanthropy Day Celebration on Friday, November 4.
To print the Barton Health grant proposal form, please logon to bartonhealth.org/grants or call (530) 543-5612.
Grant proposals must be submitted in person or by mail to the Barton Foundation at 2092 Lake Tahoe Blvd. suite 600, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 no later than Thursday, June 30.