Community Foundation Awards Mental Health Grants

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation Board of Trustees recently approved grants in the mental health field totaling $23,584.

The grants will go to four local organizations for various projects in the field.

– Cancer Patient Services was awarded $5,000 for telehealth counseling.

– Family Resource Center was awarded $5,000 for a public safety response program.

– Findlay City Schools was awarded $7,584 for an employee assistance program and wellness day.

– Welcome to a New Life was awarded $6,000 for a positive engagement activities program.

“Mental health has been a major focus area in our community for several years,” said Brian Treece, President & CEO of the Foundation.

“Together, we raised more than $1 million for this field of interest fund. These grants are a result of that campaign and the investment of every donor. The Foundation is proud of this work and is looking forward to seeing all the lives it will impact.”

Community Mental Health grants are awarded annually.

Funding for these grants comes from the Community Mental Health Fund, Jeffrey and Ginger Jones Family Fund, Lai Wei-zwei and Lai Hung Tsu-mei Fund, and the Esther Buckingham Fund for Mental Health.

A committee of community members and Foundation representatives reviews and recommends the requests for funding.

“I am grateful to each of the committee members who was generous with their time and expertise to make these grant awards possible,” said Kimberly Bash, Chief Community Engagement Officer at the Foundation.

“The need for mental health services and support for those services continues to grow as our community works to overcome the effects of the opioid epidemic, pandemic, inflation and other adversities. The Foundation looks forward to continuing to partner with local mental health providers, nonprofit organizations and donors to do our part to meet the needs, whatever they may be.”