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Barton Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications For Community Health & Well-being

(South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) – The Barton Foundation will be awarding $50,000 in grant funding to improve community health. As part of Barton Health’s commitment to community health and collaboration, this annual grant cycle provides funding for programs and services that positively impact the health of the local community. Applications are being accepted through May 31, 2018.

Grant criteria and the application can be found online at bartonhealth.org/grants, and for more information contact Marty Chartraw at 530.543.5784.

The Barton Foundation’s community grants fund local programs that address the area’s most pressing health needs, as identified by Barton Health’s 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment: mental health, substance abuse, and access to healthcare services. Grant proposals addressing one or more of these top three issues will be prioritized.

Local organizations including government agencies, non-profits, and schools are encouraged to apply. The Barton Foundation’s 2017 community grant cycle supported 14 local non-profit organizations:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, for social and emotional growth camps.
  • Live Violence Free, with funds for child advocacy and youth therapy services.
  • Lake Tahoe Unified School District ALLY Club, to educate those working with LGBTQ youth and other under-served populations.
  • LTUSD Dental Hygiene Program, for K-8 grade dental care and high school dental education. 
  • National Alliance of Mental Illness - El Dorado County Chapter, supporting the Brain Health Leadership Club at South Tahoe High School.
  • Police Activities League, for local programs targeting at-risk youth. 
  • SOS Outreach, for healthy living workshops and leadership development programs.
  • South Lake Tahoe Cancer League, providing community members fighting cancer with transportation to receive care. 
  • Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless, for temporary shelter services and equipment.
  • Tahoe Magic, to provide dental care for youth that are uninsured.
  • Tahoe Senior Plaza, for transportation, hygiene, and wellness programs for low-income seniors.
  • Tahoe Transportation District, support for transportation programs focused on seniors, veterans and disabled populations.
  • Tahoe Turning Point, supporting foster youth placed in residential group homes.
  • Tahoe Youth & Family Services, to provide free mental health and substance abuse counseling.

The application period for the 2018 Barton Foundation’s community grant cycle ends at midnight on Thursday, May 31. Grant applications will be reviewed by the Community Health Advisory Committee (CHAC). The CHAC is comprised of community leaders, elected officials, clinicians, Barton Health staff, and non-profit stakeholders.