Sunday, June 7, 2009

Barton health grants

Barton Foundation to Award Community Health Grants

South Lake Tahoe - In an effort to positively impact the health of everyone in the South Lake Tahoe community, the Barton Foundation will be awarding their first annual Barton Health Grants. The goal of the grants is to provide funding to programs and organizations that benefit populations that are underserved and/or can have the greatest impact on the health of our entire community.

“The Barton Foundation recognizes that there are many worthwhile health-related programs within our community that are not offered by the hospital” said Kindle Craig , Executive Director of the Barton Foundation. “This is our first effort to help provide the financial support to other organizations that are offering programs focused on such issues as nutrition, fitness, and preventive care and to those programs aimed at specific populations within our community such as seniors, infants, the Latino population, etc.”

Barton Health Grant proposals will be reviewed by the Barton Community Advisory Committee and the final grant recipients will be approved by the Barton Foundation Board of Trustees. Funding for the Barton Health Grants will be provided by the Barton Foundation.

Grant proposals are accepted now through Aug. 31. Grantees will be notified in September and awards will be given at the first annual Barton Philanthropy Luncheon in November.

How to submit a grant proposal:
Grant proposals can be submitted online at or in person at the Barton Foundation office at 2092 Lake Tahoe Blvd. suite 600 , South Lake Tahoe . For more information, call 530-543-5612.

The Barton Foundation was founded in 1990 to support Barton HealthCare and since that time has contributed more than $2 million to support the health care needs of the South Lake Tahoe community. In 2008, the Foundation raised more than $493,000 to help purchase new medical equipment and provide services such as free mammogram screenings for low-income women and men, Spanish language diabetes education classes, training for hospice and home health nurses and much more.

The mission of the Barton Foundation is “Inspiring philanthropy for the health of our community” which will ultimately generate the funding to deliver on the Foundation’s vision: “To positively impact the lives of everyone in our community.”
For more information on the Foundation, call 530-543-5614.

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