Thirty-seven nonprofit organizations in the Mid-Ohio Valley received grant funding from the Sisters Health Foundation (SHF) in support of its vision of "healthy people in healthy communities." At its fall meeting, the SHF's Board of Directors approved a total of $447,377 in funding.

Roane General Hospital; Spencer, WV -- $20,000 to purchase additional exercise equipment to reduce wait times for pulmonary rehab patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other lung diseases.

Roane County Board of Education; Spencer, WV -- $5,000 to repair the current walking/running track at Roane County High School for use by the school and the community.

The next due date to submit a full application for the Basic Needs/Direct Service Grants Program, or to submit a letter of inquiry for the Responsive Grants Program, is January 24, 2018. Nonprofits are encouraged to contact Sr. Molly Bauer, Senior Program Officer, at 304-424-6080 or mbauer@sistershealthfdn.org with questions about whether their grant request may be a good fit for the Sisters Health Foundation. For additional information, please visit www.sistershealthfdn.org.

The Sisters Health Foundation promotes healthy and sustainable communities by providing resources, strengthening collaborative relationships and supporting initiatives that impact people in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Since 1996, the Sisters Health Foundation has awarded over $17 million in grants.

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