IU Goshen Announces Grant Recipients

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Nearly four dozen nonprofits will receive grants from Indiana University Health Goshen's Community Benefit Fund. The organizations will share nearly $270,000. April 30, 2014

News Release

GOSHEN, Ind.- IU Health Goshen awarded a total of $269,870 to 46 nonprofit organizations in Goshen and the surrounding communities on Monday, April 14, 2014. Every year, the IU Health Goshen Board of Directors designates a percentage of the previous year's operating income for the hospital's Community Benefit Fund (CBF), through which the grants are distributed each spring.

IU Health Goshen has awarded approximately $2.2 million in grants through the CBF since the fund's inception in 1998. In announcing the award, IU Health Goshen President and Chief Executive Officer, Randal Christophel said, "IU Health Goshen is pleased to be in a position to invest in those not for profits who improve the health needs of our community. On behalf of our Board of Directors, we are delighted to make these investments in our community and look forward to those partnerships with groups who invest keeping our community healthy.

Grant recipients are organizations whose work meets the needs of the community and whose mission is consistent with that of IU Health Goshen. Organizations can apply for project grants and matching grants during the application period which runs from October to January each year. The fund does not support capital acquisitions, building projects or construction projects.

Community Benefit Fund 2014 Grant Recipients

ACC Food Bank Milford

Amigo Centre

Amish Youth Vision Project, Inc.

Autism Society of Indiana

Bashor Children's Home

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Goshen, Inc.

Bristol Community Food Pantry

Camp Watcha-Wanna-Do, Ltd.

CAPS-Child and Parent Services

CARE Foundation, Inc.

Center for Healing and Hope

Chamberlain PTO

Church Community Services

Community Dental Clinic, Inc.

Council on Aging of Elkhart County, Inc.

East Goshen Mennonite Church Food Pantry

Elizabeth Abel Food Pantry

Elkhart County Clubhouse

Family Christian Development Center

First Mennonite Church of Middlebury

Girls on the Run Michiana

Goshen Community Schools Foundation

Goshen Day Care Board, Inc.

Goshen Farmers Market

Goshen High School Child Care Center

Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County, Inc

Horizon Education Alliance

LaCasa, Inc.

LaGrange County Council on Aging

LoveWay, Inc.

Maple City Health Care Center

MCC Foreign Relief

MDC Goldenrod

Motherhood and More, Inc.

Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition

Oaklawn Psychiatric Center

Parkside Elementary School

Pleasant Oaks Preschool

Purdue Extension of Elkhart County

REAL Services of Elkhart County

Ryan's Place, Inc.

SPA Women's Ministry Homes

Horizon Education Alliance

The Window, Inc.

United Cancer Services of Elkhart County

Wheelchair Help.org, Inc.

Source: IU Health Goshen Hospital