Funds support initiatives that address health needs identified in the recent Community Health Needs Assessment
The Health Project’s Advisory Board of Directors is requesting Community Benefit Board Initiative (CBBI) Grant Letters of Intent be submitted by March 13th at 5:00PM. Full proposals are due no later than April 13th at 5:00PM. Applicants from Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana Counties may apply for up to $25,000.
Last year, a total of $150,000 was granted to such programs as: Watch Muskegon Go! Alternatives in Motion Arbor Circle’s Total Trek Quest, Community enCompass’ Muskegon Prescribes Food for Health, Fresh Coast Alliance’s 1-1 Mentoring Program, Harbor Hospice’s Advance Care Directives and Planning, Muskegon Community College Fitness Center’s Next Steps, Diabetes Fitness Program, Read Muskegon County’s Literacy Coalition, and Muskegon YMCA’s Healthy Weight and Your Child.
The CBBI Grant Program was created to facilitate the investment of community benefit funds by the Health Project’s Advisory Board of Directors. This fund supports initiatives that address health needs identified in Mercy Health’s most recent Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). To view the full CHNA report, please visit https://mchp.org/community-health-needs-assessment/current-chna/
Stevi Riel, Executive Director of the Health Project, feels strongly that community partnerships are critical to making progress in the improvement of healthy behaviors in Muskegon and Oceana Counties. “The Community Benefit Initiative Grant program is an opportunity for us to invest in our community and put our Community Health Needs Assessment into action. Improving the health of the population isn’t a task that can be accomplished by one entity or group—we all have to commit to recognizing our place and moving forward together. The best investment for Mercy Health Muskegon is in the organizations that have experience–and the outcomes—doing the work that drives change at the community level.”
Visit our website for announcements and upcoming grant opportunities at mchp.org