Local Foundation Awards Grants over $1.8M

Carlisle, PA – Recently completing its 2015-16 grant making cycle, Partnership for Better Health announces that it has awarded a total of $1,819,322 in grants to 55 local nonprofit programs and initiatives that will improve the health and wellness of residents in our region. Since its inception in 2001, the foundation has awarded over $33 million to programs serving Cumberland, Perry, Franklin and Adams counties.

Partnership for Better Health engages a committee of dedicated community volunteers to oversee their grant making process and make decisions on each new application for funding. Awarded grants address the foundation’s overarching goals of promoting healthy lifestyles and increasing access to affordable, quality health care for all.

“The foundation is dedicated to the vision of ensuring continuous improvement in the health of our communities,” said D. Ditzler, the foundation’s Senior Director of Grants. “Each grant decision is merit-based and our volunteers work hard to ensure the funding process is equitable and transparent,” she added.

Grant proposals are submitted by a wide variety of nonprofit organizations representing an assortment of programs designed to advance access to affordable care, health education, health promotion, mental health services, the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse and other vital endeavors. The foundation is firmly committed to promoting good health practices and supporting the efforts of community organizations. A complete listing of grants and descriptions of the programs can be found at www.ForBetterHealthPA.org.