Bloomington Health Foundation Awards $1M in Gifts

Posted: Updated:
BLOOMINGTON -

The newly-rebranded Bloomington Health Foundation has announced more than $1 million in gifts to various community organizations. The foundation says the investments are part of its new High-Impact Community Health Solutions Initiative to address "some of the most pressing health needs in Bloomington and neighboring counties."

The BHF says half of the funding will go to programs at IU Health Bloomington Hospital, with the remainder going to multiple organizations throughout the community. Some of the recipients include:

  • Volunteers in Medicine
  • Monroe County United Ministries
  • Catholic Charities
  • Centerstone
  • City of Bloomington
  • Bloomington Parks Foundation
  • IU Health Olcott Center
  • Monroe County Community Health Clinic
  • IU Health Community Health

"It’s no secret that we, as do many communities across our state and country, have significant opportunities to improve our overall health," said Jonathan Barada, chief executive officer of the BHF. "As a Health Foundation, by definition, we are committed to our local hospitals. But, our expanded community health focus also affords opportunity for the Foundation to provide cross-sector leadership, collaboration and coordination in addressing our community’s health needs."

The BHF was previously known as the Bloomington Hospital Foundation and was the sole philanthropic agent of the hospital. The organization announced its rebranding in February and will continue to partner with the hospital, but is now operating as a locally-controlled independent nonprofit.

  • Perspectives

    • Mitigating Your Company’s Cybersecurity Risk

      Frequently, I encounter people who think that a software developer understands all languages and can “fix” anything tech related. While that may be true for a few, areas of expertise within tech evolve as rapidly as the technology itself. For instance, there was a time (not long ago) when operating in the cloud was revolutionary. Today, it is considered best practices for some or all of an organization to function within a cloud. Managed information technology began with...

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • (photo courtesy Dax Norton)

      Whitestown Tops Indiana's Fastest-Growing Communities

      The Indiana Business Research Center at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business says Whitestown in Boone County is Indiana's fastest-growing community for the eighth consecutive year. The center says the town's population nearly tripled, from 3,132 in 2010 to 8,627 last year. Westfield in Hamilton County is not far behind. Its population grew 5.2 percent in 2018, according to information reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. Other communities on the list include...

    • (Image courtesy of the Indiana Economic Development Corp.)

      Indy-to-Paris Flight Celebrates One Year

      One year after the first nonstop flight from Indianapolis International Airport to Paris, Airport Authority Executive Director Mario Rodriguez says the flight is "fully meeting our expectations." He says, on average, more than 1,000 passengers per week fly between Indianapolis and Paris. Delta Air Lines Flight 500 marked IND's first year-round, nonstop transatlantic air service to Europe. The airline increases the route's frequency throughout the spring, summer and fall...

    • (photo courtesy of Farmer's Fridge)

      Farmer's Fridge Expands to Indianapolis

      A Chicago-based company is looking to make fresh, healthy food as convenient in Indianapolis as a candy bar. Farmer’s Fridge has expanded to more than a dozen locations in the Indy market with its "smart fridges" the size of vending machines, which feature a variety of freshly-made products such as salads, bowls and snacks. Rachel Rischall, director of communications for Farmer's Fridge, says the food is made fresh every day and shipped to nearly 300 fridges in...

    • The Waterside project aims to transform 100-acres of the former GM Stamping Plant site. (photo courtesy of Ambrose Property Group)

      Ambrose, Glick Partner on Waterside

      Indianapolis-based Ambrose Property Group has announced a key partnership for the redevelopment of the former GM Stamping Plant in downtown Indianapolis. The commercial real estate firm is teaming up with the Gene B. Glick Co. to build and manage apartments as part of the $1.4 billion mixed-use redevelopment project. Ambrose says the partnership is also part of plans to catalyze "philanthropic and community-centric strategies to strengthen Indianapolis." The firm also...

    • Pearl will take the position on May 22

      Bloomington Launches Online Economic Development Tool

      The city of Bloomington has officially launched its new online development tool. The platform will streamline public data for current and prospective business owners and entrepreneurs.