Located in a former coal-mining area where medical facilities lack adequate staffing to serve low-income residents, the college offers access to training in the allied health professions for first-generation and minority students. The construction of a LEED-rated Health Sciences Building, assisted by this challenge grant, enables the institution to increase enrollment in these high-demand programs.
The church-initiated safety-net provider for low-income children and families operates a homeless shelter and food pantry, provides financial assistance, and offers after-school and overnight programming for young people. This combined challenge and operations grant allows the agency to purchase and renovate a facility, make improvements to an existing facility, and purchase three mini-buses.
Low-income, homeless, and underserved adults and children of south Orange County receive free medical, dental, and health-education services from the clinic. Faced with increasing numbers of patients who need assistance, the clinic is using this two-year grant from the Health Clinic Opportunity Fund to hire additional staff members. The fund is designed to bridge, build, and sustain the operations of high-performing community health centers serving diverse and vulnerable populations. It targeted free clinics, public health clinics, and designated federally qualified health center look-alikes to meet both the immediate and long-term health needs of their constituents. Priority was given to projects that leverage existing resources, create more effective operating systems, improve efficiencies, and expand and maintain access to health services for vulnerable populations.
Lane provides nursing and health care education to an ethnically and economically diverse student body, and trains local residents for well-paying jobs in an area hard-hit by the timber industry’s decline. The construction of a LEED-rated Health and Wellness Educational Center, funded in part by this challenge grant, supports increased nursing and health care enrollment.
The nonprofit organization extends free legal advice and representation to low-income and elderly residents and operates the Michigan Poverty Law Program, which offers services to local legal-aid programs. A three-year grant allows attorneys to assist 600 Detroit households annually through the Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Collaborative.
The Lehigh Valley Health Network, comprising three hospitals and multiple community-based clinics, is spearheading the transition of electronic medical records from area care providers into a single, shared portal. Lehigh is using this three-year grant to create a streamlined data-sharing system for hospitals, community-health centers, and schools that will improve health care for at-risk children.
The strategic 10-year initiative, launched in 2003, creates a more supportive environment for artists by raising awareness of issues, seeding effective programs, building a knowledge base, and strengthening practitioner networks. This three-year grant supports and expands the Creative Communities program and network, and advances information and research efforts.
As a leading social-change institution, the foundation has addressed poverty, youth violence, education reform, and environmental justice while coordinating efforts to impact public policy. This two-year grant supports work on a collaborative project to establish an environmental-health land-use policy for the Los Angeles area that reduces pollution exposure and health risks while creating green enterprises.
Through its continuum of residential, health, counseling, work force-development, and educational services, the nonprofit organization transitions at-risk youth and families from crisis to safety and success. This grant provides funding for construction of the East Austin Youth and Family Resource Center, which expands programming and meets the growing need for critical services.
Formed in 1999, Link Media owns and operates the nationwide broadcast channel Link TV and the Web site linktv.org, which provide a global perspective on international news, current events, and diverse culture. Funding enables a Link Media partner organization, YouthNoise, to develop a model for engaging youth as catalysts for social change around critical health issues.