Published on August 27, 2015

2016 Community Benefit Grant Recipients

Owensboro Health awarded over $683,206 to 37 regional organizations in August, 2016 continuing a long-standing tradition of partnership and investment in community health improvement.

To qualify for grant funding, non-profit organizations must provide plans for specific programs and services that address identified community health needs. Funds are also available to non-profit entities that offer specific programs and activities not directly related to healthcare, but state how the organization’s services or activities address root causes of problems impacting community health. Eligible groups include economic, educational, civic, arts and cultural organizations.

Programs, services and activities must serve individuals in the Owensboro Health service area, including Daviess, Hancock, Ohio, Henderson, Hopkins, McLean, Muhlenberg, Butler, Grayson, Union, Breckinridge and Webster counties in Kentucky, and Spencer and Perry counties in Indiana.

Organizations seeking funds submitted letters of intent to determine if a good match existed between the proposed project, the Owensboro Health mission and the organization’s goal to improve the health of the communities we serve. If accepted, the organization was invited to submit a formal grant proposal. Owensboro Health currently offers a single funding cycle with a grant application process that begins in the spring.

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Human Services

American Heart Association

  • Partnering for a Healthier Owensboro
  • $17,687.50
  • Access to Card

Audubon Area Community Services, Inc./Owensboro Regional Recovery

  • Cardiac Health Education and Emergency Care
  • $4,265.00
  • Substance Abuse; Access to Care

Boulware Mission, Inc.

  • Continuation of Substance Abuse Treatment Program
  • $5,850.00
  • Substance Abuse

Building Stronger Families

  • Building Resilience in Children through Informing Parents
  • $4,566.00
  • Mental Health

Care Net Pregnancy Center

  • Care Net STI Clinic
  • $18,319.00
  • Access to Care / Reproductive and Sexual Health

Community Dental Clinic

  • Improving Oral Health
  • $60,000.00
  • Oral Health

Daviess County CASA, Inc / dba CASA of Ohio Valley, Inc.

  • For the Child
  • $15,080.00
  • Access to Care, Substance Abuse, Prevention and Safety, and Maternal/Child and Mental Health

Daviess County Diabetes Coalition

  • Daviess County Diabetes Coalition
  • $10,000.00
  • Access to Care

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

  • FCA One Way to Play- Drug Free (ON2P)
  • $9,305.00
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Friends of Sinners

  • New Women’s Van Project
  • $10,000.00
  • Substance Abuse

Greater Owensboro Young Life

  • Lead through Mentoring
  • $10,600.00
  • Obesity, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health

Green River District Health Department: DC-CAP

  • DC-CAP Partnering of HEALTH to Increase Access to Care
  • $29,000.00
  • Access to Care

Green River District Health Department: Oral Health Project

  • Oral Health Innovations Project
  • $3,436.46
  • Access to Care and Oral Health

Green River District Health Department: Tobacco Control Coalition

  • Quit Now Kentucky Promotion
  • $12,062.50
  • Access to Care and Substance Abuse (ATOD)

Hancock County Fiscal Court for Hancock County Health Coalition

  • Access to Care Van Project
  • $55,000.00
  • Access to Care

Henderson County High School

  • Teen Certified Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
  • $11,794.00
  • Access to Care

Hospice of Western Kentucky

  • Palliative Care Program of Hospice of Western Kentucky
  • $32,000.00
  • Access to Care

International Center

  • Refugee Medical Appointment Transportation/Teaching
  • $34,377.00
  • Access to Care

Munday Activity Center, Inc.

  • Munday Activity Center PEARLS
  • $7,200.00
  • Access to Care and Mental Health

New Beginnings Sexual Assault Support Services, Inc.

  • Dialectal Behavioral Training
  • $4,000.00
  • Mental Health

OASIS, Inc. (Owensboro Area Information and Shelter Services)

  • Pregnant Women and Substance Abuse Treatment
  • $40,000.00
  • Substance Abuse and Access to Care

Owensboro Community and Technical College

  • Supporting Refugee Integration through Literacy
  • $10,000.00
  • Access to Care

Owensboro Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition, Inc.

  • Community Awareness Campaign for Suicide Prevention
  • $7,000.00
  • Mental Health and Prevention and Safety

Project C.A.M.P. Inc. dba The Center for Courageous Kids

  • XYZ Project
  • $3,000.00
  • Mental Health

Puzzle Pieces, Inc.

  • The Center Piece Project- Implementing D.R.E.A.M. Programs
  • $19,000.00]
  • Access to Care and Obesity

St. Benedict Joseph Homeless Shelter

  • Health and Safety Improvements Project
  • $25,000.00
  • Prevention and Safety

Susan G Komen Evansville Tri-State

  • Saving Lives in Western Kentucky
  • $20,000.00
  • Access to Care

The Salvation Army of Owensboro

  • Power Hour Summer Camp Program
  • $9,300.00
  • Obesity

Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center

  • WKRBC Critical Equipment Update
  • $11,984.00
  • Access to Care

Arts & Cultural

Back Alley Musicals

  • Impacting Arts and Health by Outreach, Involvement, and Care
  • $8,000.00
  • Mental Health and Economy

International Bluegrass Music Museum

  • ROMP 2017
  • $21,000.00
  • Obesity and Mental Health

Owensboro Dance Theatre

  • In Concert/Dance Ambassadors
  • $5,000.00
  • Obesity

Owensboro Dance Theatre

  • Triple A (Arts Access for All)
  • $16,000.00
  • Obesity and Mental Health

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

  • Maquettes to Monuments
  • $18,000.00
  • Mental Health and Economy

Owensboro Museum of Science & History

  • Discover Owensboro – Discover the World
  • $10,000.00
  • Obesity and Economy

Owensboro Symphony Orchestra

  • Music on Call
  • $21,000.00
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse

RiverPark Center

  • 2016-2017 Broadway Series and Pay What You Can
  • $18,000.00
  • Mental Health and Economy

Theatre Workshop of Owensboro

  • Empress Backstage Renovation
  • $12,000.00
  • Prevention and Safety and Economy

Additional Community Support Partnerships

Daviess County Public Schools/Owensboro Community and Technical College

  • Community Campus Life Sciences Academy
  • $36,500.00
  • Health Education

Supplies Over Seas

  • Partners in Recycling Program
  • $17,880.00
  • Access / recycling surplus medical supplies

Contact Us

Visit our Community Benefit page for more information about these programs. You can also e-mail the Community Benefit staff or call 270-691-8270.

How is Owensboro doing?

Visit our Community Health Needs Assessment page to read reports with an overview of the health needs and priorities in Daviess County and Muhlenberg County.

Addressing Important Health Challenges

Community Benefit provides support for programs that are addressing the region's top health needs, as identified in the Green River Community Health Assessment and the Owensboro Health Community Needs Assessment.

Top 3 Health Needs

  • Substance abuse
  • Obesity
  • Access to health services

Other Areas For Improvement

  • Cancer
  • Heart Disease & Stroke
  • Immunization & Infectious Diseases  
  • Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health/Family Planning
  • Mental Health & Mental Disorders
  • Older Adults & Aging
  • Prevention & Safety
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • The Economy & Poverty
  • Public Safety

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