From Minot Daily News
Grants totaling $192,050.00 were distributed in April 2020 to support a wide variety of area projects. This is added to the St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation Twice Blessed grants given on Jan. 23 in the amount of $765,000.00 for a total of $957,050.00 in grants distributed in 2020.
Grants were distributed in April to organizations are for projects that impact the mental, physical, spiritual and/or emotional well-being of people in the counties of Bottineau, Burke, McHenry, McLean, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville, Rolette, Sheridan, Ward and Wells. Projects provided fresh produce for diabetic individuals, new community resource center and food pantry, full time registered nurse and medical supplies, nutritional meals for senior meal programs, sterile gloves, hand sanitizer, CPR rate monitor, emergency prescription supplies and emergency dental aid, health/foot care clinics for seniors, automatic external defibrillators, education for nurses, 21 area food pantries, rent and utility needs programs, supervised parenting exchange, mental health cultural arts project, walking path, playground, university scholarships, surveillance system and much more will be impacted by the grants given.
“At this time of so many unknowns, due to the COVID19 pandemic, we are especially thankful and grateful to the many organizations, board members, staff and volunteers who work tirelessly in our region to secure a better quality of life by identifying and serving the needs in their communities.” Shelly Weppler, President, SJCHF.
St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) public charity community foundation formed in June of 1998. The Foundation has awarded over $8.6 million in grants to organizations for many worthwhile projects to assist with programs that address quality of life issues in their communities.