Fifty 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 most recent meeting, the SHF's Board of Directors approved a total of $555,014 in funding.

Calhoun County Committee on Aging, Inc.; Grantsville, WV -- $5,000 for food and nutrition expenses for seniors and veterans.

First Baptist Calhoun County Food Pantry; Grantsville, WV -- $5,000 to purchase food for their food pantry.

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church; Spencer, WV -- $5,000 for direct assistance to primarily Roane County residents with immediate utility, medical, transportation, and lodging expenses.

Roane County Helping Hands, Inc.; Spencer, WV -- $5,000 to purchase food for their food pantry.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church; Elizabeth, WV -- $5,000 to provide hygiene and cleaning supplies to Calhoun, Roane, Wirt and Ritchie County residents in need.

WV Health Right, Inc.; Charleston, WV -- $30,000 to support the mobile dental clinic and harm reduction services in Roane County. Funds will also be used to purchase supplies for the on-site dental clinic in Charleston where care for under-insured and un-insured Mid-Ohio Valley residents is also provided.

Wirt County Schools; Elizabeth, WV -- $50,000 to support the on-site mental health professional at Wirt County School to address students' behavioral and mental health needs.

Pleasant Hill Elementary; Grantsville, WV -- $12,789 to resurface the school's track which is used by the school and the community for education and exercise.

Roane County Board of Education; Spencer, WV -- $5,000 to support the installation of early learning playground equipment at Geary Elementary for children ages 3 to 5 years old.

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 July 11, 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. ### Sheiron Sanchez Grants and Communications Manager Sisters Health Foundation Sponsored by the Congregation of St. Joseph 304.424.6080 ssanchez@sistershealthfdn.org

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