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BHHS Legacy Foundation Announces Over $6.2 Million in Grants Award to Health and Health Related Arizona Nonprofits in 2011
BHHS Legacy Foundation announced today that in calendar year 2011 the Foundation awarded over $6.2 million in grants to support health and health-related programs benefiting Arizona children, families and seniors. The largest grant award ($2.1 million payable over 4 years) was made to Mohave Community College for their new allied health sciences building to be located in Bullhead City, Arizona. The facility will include a 14,000 square foot instructional facility to house Radiation Technology, Medical Assisting, Health Information Technology, EMT/Paramedic, and a Biology laboratory.
"Now in our 11th year, the Foundation Board and Staff have worked diligently to provide excellence in oversight and distribution of the Foundation assets to community programs that serve those with the greatest need," commented Gerald L. Wissink, CEO of BHHS Legacy Foundation. "Now more than ever, we remain committed to the mission of the Foundation to enhance the quality of life and health of those it serves".
The Foundation's 2011 community grant funding awards supported community programs and projects that:
Improve Access To Health Care ($1,486,800) - Examples of funded programs include;
- Central Arizona Shelter Services, Inc. - $115,000 for their Pediatric Dental Clinic serving low-income children in the Murphy School District.
- Society of St. Vincent de Paul - $195,000 to support dental services to children in Title I school districts.
- VisionQuest 20/20 - $105,000 to provide state-of-the-art vision screening to 24 Title I schools.
- Wellcare Foundation - $50,000 to assist with providing access to healthcare for low-income single working moms and their children.
- Sarah's House (Tri-State Region) - $16,500 for their Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program.
- School Based Health Centers - $455,000 to support basic medical care for children attending low income Title I school districts operated by both Abrazo and Banner Health Systems.
Improve Community Health Through Prevention And Education ($1,036,568) - Examples of funded programs include;
- Arizona Bridge to Independent Living - $75,000 to help equip the Sports and Fitness Center (SPOFIT).
- Mohave Accelerated Learning Center (Tri-State Region) - $38,000 to provide weight room equipment for their exercise/fitness program.
- Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation - $50,000 for Emily Center Health Education Program.
- Valley of the Sun YMCA - $25,000 to help launch their Diabetes Prevention and Education Program.
- The Wellness Community of Central Arizona - $75,000 to support hospital based expansion of their Psychosocial Support Program for people with cancer.
Expand Arizona's Healthcare Workforce ($2,577,060) - Examples of funded programs include;
- ASU College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation - $75,000 to support nursing scholarships in their accelerated nursing program.
- The Beatitudes Campus of Care, Inc. - $150,000 to develop their Palliative Care for Advance Dementia Model Teaching Unit in an electronic online format for widespread distribution.
- Deer Valley Education Foundation - $24,000 to support their Health Care dual enrollment program
- Mohave Community College (Tri-State Region) - $2.1 Million to support construction of their new allied health science building located in Bullhead City, AZ.
Strengthen And Support Community Efforts ($1,141,009) - Examples of funded programs include;
- Assistance League of Phoenix - $65,000 for their Operation School Bell back-to-school clothing and supply program.
- Family Promise - Greater Phoenix - $50,000 for their Transitional Housing Program for families experiencing homelessness.
- Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk, Inc. - $50,000 for their Arizona Quest for Kids College Mentoring program
- Homeless and Hunger Funder Collaborative - $75,000 as part of a $1 million funder collaborative to provide relief to over burdened social service organizations as a result of the current economic crisis