Published on August 12, 2016

Owensboro Health Announces Grant Funding

News conference to be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 18 in Owensboro Health Regional Hospital’s Auditorium.

Owensboro Health will award $683,206.46 to 37 regional organizations, funding 40 projects.

Continuing a long-standing tradition of partnership and investment in community health improvement, Owensboro Health will announce funding for 40 projects for regional organizations on Thursday. 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, Breckenridge 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.

Owensboro Health also continues to offer a mini-grant program year-round for such items as community event sponsorships and smaller, health-related projects. Applications are available at and must describe the project’s purpose, include the project’s budget and state how it impacts health. Organizations are encouraged to apply early as a limited amount of funds are available.

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering and the only hospital in the world to be designated a Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprising over 180 providers in 25 locations, a certified medical fitness facility, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center. Owensboro Health has been recognized for outstanding care, safety and clinical excellence by The Joint Commission, U.S. News & World Report and Becker’s Hospital Review. As the largest employer west of Louisville, Owensboro Health has 4,088 employees, and in FY 2015 saw 18,380 inpatient admissions and 823,072 outpatient encounters. A committed community partner, Owensboro Health provided grants of $702,924 in the last year to health, social service, education and arts agencies across the region. For more information, visit