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ChristianaCare just announced the recipients of its new Community Investment Fund, a commitment of nearly $2 million for health organizations and initiatives in New Castle County. Grantees receive up to $100,000 for relevant projects.
This year, 32 organizations were awarded grants, including AIDS Delaware, UrbanPromise Wilmington, and TRIAD Addiction Recovery Services (see below for the full list). Projects address community needs such as behavioral health, housing, food and workforce development.
“As we work to improve health for everyone — in all of the communities we serve — we recognize that we can’t do it alone,” said Dr. Janice E. Nevin, president and CEO of ChristianaCare, in a press statement. “There are so many organizations in our community that are providing important, effective services that help people to lead healthier lives. Through these investments, we can help them to sustain and grow these efforts, as we work together to make a positive impact on our community.”
The fund was established last spring as the health system’s annual investment in community organizations that support health in the county. In March, ChristianaCare, which had a major rebrand in October, made a $1 million gift to REACH Riverside Development Corporation that will support community health and youth development programs.
If you’re involved with a community health initiative, the application for 2020 opens in June, and will be available here. In the meantime, you’ll have plenty of time to study up on ChristianaCare’s Community Health Needs Assessment, a 101-page document (available here) that identifies the four areas of the most significant need in New Castle County — chronic disease, maternal and child health, substance use disorders and mental health — and offers a detailed assessment of ChristianaCare’s community goals, so you’ll be prepared for to apply. You’ll also need to be familiar with the shorter Community Health Implementation Plan (available here).
The Community Investment Fund does not fund individuals, capital requests (e.g. renovation projects or equipment), endowments or events.
Here’s the full list of the 32 inaugural grantees for 2019-2020:
- AIDS Delaware
- Be Ready Community Development Corporation
- Brandywine Social Club
- Central Baptist Community Development Corporation
- Communities in Schools Delaware
- Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Delaware College of Art and Design
- Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council, Inc.
- Family Counseling Center of St. Paul’s
- Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County
- Jewish Family Services of Delaware
- Latin American Community Center
- Literacy Delaware
- Lori’s Hands
- Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League
- Ministry of Caring
- National Association of Social Workers Delaware
- Neighborhood House, Inc.
- NorthEast Treatment Centers, Inc.
- Planned Parenthood of Delaware
- Philanthropy Delaware
- Project New Start, Inc.
- Rodel Foundation
- Michael’s School and Nursery
- Survivors of Abuse in Recovery, Inc.
- The Life Health Center
- TRIAD Addiction Recovery Services
- True Access Capital
- UrbanPromise Wilmington
- West End Neighborhood House
- YWCA Delaware Inc.
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