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Barton Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications for Community Health & Wellbeing

(South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) – The Barton Foundation will be awarding $50,000 in grant funding to improve community health across the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. As part of Barton Health’s commitment to community health and collaboration, these annual grants provides funding for programs and services that positively impact the health of the local community. Applications are now being accepted through May 31, 2019. Grant criteria and the application can be found online at bartonhealth.org/foundation/grants. For more information contact Tania Pilkinton at 530.543.5614. 

The Barton Foundation’s community grants fund local programs that address the area’s most pressing health needs, as identified by Barton Health’s Community Health Needs Assessment: mental health, substance abuse, and access to healthcare services. Grant proposals addressing one or more of these top three issues will be prioritized.  

Local organizations including government agencies, non-profits, and schools are encouraged to apply. The Barton Foundation’s 2018 community grant cycle supported 13 local non-profit organizations:

  • A Balanced Life, funding mindfulness based stress reduction for South Tahoe Middle School students.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County, providing support for at-risk youth through mentoring programs.
  • Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, for a camp focused on social and emotional growth for at-risk children.
  • Kelly Ridge Affordable Housing for Seniors, funding health-related educational programs.
  • Live Violence Free, supporting a free inter-agency child advocate and therapy service program.
  • Mt. Tallac High School, funding mental health and resilience programs for at-risk youth.
  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), for mental health community outreach.
  • SOS Outreach, providing continued support and character development to underserved youth.
  • Sierra House PTA, funding programs to help students, parents, and staff build strong relationships.
  • South Lake Tahoe Cancer League, providing funding for cancer patients’ transportation to their treatments.
  • South Tahoe High School Ally Club, to offer support services that decrease LGBTQ student anxiety and stress.
  • Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless, supporting services for adults experiencing homelessness.
  • Tahoe Youth & Family Services, to provide free youth counseling services at South Tahoe Middle School and South Tahoe High School.

The application period for the 2019 Barton Foundation’s community grant cycle ends at midnight on Friday, May 31. Grant applications will be reviewed by the Community Health Advisory Committee (CHAC). The CHAC is comprised of community leaders, elected officials, clinicians, Barton Health staff, and non-profit stakeholders. 

For more information on programs available through the Barton Foundation that benefit community health and well-being, visit bartonhealth.org/foundation.