FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 10, 2014

$33,600 IN GRANTS AWARDED TO AREA AGENCIES FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS IN 2015

(Greenville) –The Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF) Board awarded grants from the Meijer Children’s Health Care Fund in November to three area organizations received a total of $33,600 for projects and programs that will provide impoverished Montcalm County children much needed health care services.

Awards were given to the following:

  • $5,000 to Mid-Michigan District Health Department – The grant will provide dental screenings and fluoride varnish to eligible children attending Great Start Readiness Program centers in Montcalm County.
  • $12,600 to Spectrum Health Foundation for the United Lifestyles Child Passenger Safety Program – Funds will provide access to safety seats, including a weight scale, and child passenger safety education for approximately 200 financially-qualifying families in Montcalm County.
  • $16,000 to Mid-Michigan District Health Department for expansion of the Montcalm Area Community-Based Dental Clinic – to increase capacity to provide oral health care services to people enrolled in Medicaid, low-income people and the uninsured.

 

For information on any of the Greenville Area Community Foundation’s grant cycles please contact Amy O’Brien, Director of Grants & Communications, at the GACF at 616.754.2640 or go to www.gacfmi.org.

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