Philanthropic grants to provide critical assistance delivering services addressing health needs
Park Rapids, MN (July 27, 2023) – CHI St. Joseph’s Health is inviting local nonprofit organizations to consider applying for grants that support the delivery of services vital to improving health and well-being, and improving health equity. The application period opens July 17 and runs through September 8, 2023. Successful applicants will be announced in November for projects conducted between January and December 2024.
This opportunity is part of the CommonSpirit Health Community Health Improvement Grants program. CHI St. Joseph’s Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, which was created in 2019 when Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health came together to create a national health system.
The grant program is focused specifically on significant needs identified in our most recent community health needs assessment (CHNA). CHI St. Joseph’s Health conducts the health need assessment every three years to help identify community partners and address priority health and social needs faced by residents and the region. CHI St. Joseph’s Health is accepting proposals that address mental health, substance abuse, a youth/community/recreation center, and economic factors that influence wellness and obesity.
Ben Koppelman, President of CHI St. Joseph’s Health, says: “On behalf of CHI St. Joseph’s Health, I am pleased to announce the launch of our inaugural Community Health Improvement Grant program. This program is funded by CHI St. Joseph’s Health to meaningfully address priority community health needs to better serve and care for the people in our community. By going beyond the walls of our hospital and partnering with nonprofit organizations who are best positioned to address systemic challenges, including those priority needs identified, we can extend our reach and build community capacity for sustainable change and support the most vulnerable to address health inequities.”
Interested organizations can learn more about the grant program, including eligibility criteria and how to apply online, by visiting commonspirit.org/communitygrants. Contact Marlee Morrison at CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health with questions at 218.237.5464.