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MO health foundation lays out $900K in area grants

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The Missouri Foundation for Health has recently awarded 10 area nonprofit organizations a total of $904,190 in grants.

The two-year grants were awarded through the health foundation's basic support program, which funds operational expenses for health-related nonprofit organizations' existing salaries, benefits, equipment and supplies, according to a news release.

The recipients:
  • The ALS Association Keith Worthington Chapter, of Springfield, received $100,000 to offer counseling and support groups and purchase equipment and educational materials for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
  • American Red Cross Greater Ozarks Chapter, of Springfield, received $100,000 to help pay for disaster training and emergency relief for people in 22 southwest Missouri counties.
  • Family Violence Center Inc. - Harmony House, of Springfield, received $100,000 to provide emergency shelter and counseling to domestic abuse victims.
  • Lost & Found, of Springfield, received $100,000 for grief support programs for children and parents in 15 counties.
  • Ozarks Counseling Center, of Springfield, received $100,000 to support outpatient counseling and mental health services for adults and children.
  • Ozarks Food Harvest, of Springfield, received $100,000 to purchase warehouse equipment and cover additional food and distribution expenses.
  • Sigma House of Springfield Inc. received $100,000 to fund abuse counseling in 11 counties.
  • The Victim Center Inc., of Springfield, received $100,000 for therapy services for people affected by violence or abuse.
  • Polk County House of Hope, of Bolivar, received $100,000 to help pay for crisis intervention and shelter for domestic abuse victims.
  • Hope's Bridge Inc., of Bolivar, received $4,190 to provide emergency shelter, medical services and counseling for children in a crisis.
The grants are part of a $7 million round of funding recently approved for organizations statewide by the Missouri Foundation for Health, the release said.[[In-content Ad]]

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