(Lake Tahoe, CA) – Guided by the results of the Community Health Needs Assessment, Barton Health Foundation partners with local non-profit organizations to support programs and initiatives that are aimed at addressing unmet health needs. Mental Health, Substance Use, and Access to Care rank highest among a long list of concerns in the Lake Tahoe region. The Barton Health Foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations that provide support for members of the community who face these issues. $100,000 will be awarded through the Barton Health Foundation Community Health Grants program.

“Once again this year, we are pleased to partner with local non-profit organizations who are engaged in healthcare-related initiatives,” said Chris Kiser, Executive Director of the Barton Health Foundation. “Advancing local healthcare in our community through philanthropy remains our overarching goal, and these grants, made possible by the generosity of our donors, make a significant difference in our community.”

The application window opens May 2; applications will be accepted through May 31, 2022. Local organizations including non-profits, schools, and social service groups are encouraged to apply.

In 2021, the Community Health Grant program supported 12 local non-profit organizations:

Bread & Broth: to address food insecurities faced by children and adults.
Boys and Girls Club: for health and safety upgrades in group environments.
Child Advocates of El Dorado (CASA): helping recruit and train advocates for at-risk youth.
El Dorado County Office of Education: for learning programs supporting children in need.
Family Resource Center: to address mental health issues for the Latino Community.
HumanGood: increasing access to health resources for low-income seniors.
Live Violence Free: to provide bilingual mental health services for victims of abuse.
Middle School Club Live: to educate students about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
SOS Outreach: offering youth mentorship programs for emotional skill development.
Suicide Prevention Network: supporting suicide awareness and prevention programs.
Tahoe Alliance for Kids: dedicated to the prevention and reduction of substance misuse among adolescents in our community.
Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless: increasing safety resources for at-risk populations.

All grant applications are reviewed by Barton Health Foundation board members, community health leaders, clinicians, and representatives from the non-profit community. They act as an advisory committee to Barton Health’s Board of Directors regarding pertinent community health issues facing the community, including the prioritization of the local Community Health Needs Assessment.

Funding priority will be given to those organizations addressing our region’s top three needs, as determined in our Community Health Needs Assessment: Access to Health Care, Substance Use, and Mental Health. Qualifying organizations may receive funding up to $10,000 each.

Since 2008, the Foundation has awarded $600,000 in grants to local health care related non-profit organizations.

Local non-profit organizations that share Barton Health’s and Barton Health Foundation’s commitment to improving community health and well-being are encouraged to apply with the online application link beginning May 2. Applications are accepted through May 31, 2022.