(York, PA, June 7, 2021) – Memorial Health Fund, a supporting organization of the York County Community Foundation, recently awarded over $174,000 in grants to six local organizations. These grants seek to address the compelling health issues of the residents of York and its surrounding communities.
“The board of the Memorial Health Fund (MHF) is pleased to approve several grants in the current cycle which we think will help improve the quality of life for York County citizens. We believe the selected grants will provide a broad range of opportunities to strengthen our behavioral health services and support basic needs such as increasing access to food and making fitness opportunities available. The Memorial Health Fund continues to invest in organizations seeking unique and diverse ways to improve the health outcomes for our residents,” said, Michelle Hovis, Chair of the Memorial Health Fund Board.
The latest round of grants from the Memorial Health Fund include:
- New Hope Ministries, to support its expanded Mobile Food Pantry for families facing poverty, food and housing insecurity, homelessness and unemployment through our food, economic assistance, and workforce training programs.
- York County Rail Trail Authority, to allow for the construction of 1.36 miles of the Hanover Trolley Trail along a dormant rail line, allowing healthy outdoor recreational like walking, jogging, cycling, equestrian, nature study.
- Catholic Charities, to support its Parents as Teachers Program and to allow therapists to attain trauma certifications to better serve the York County community.
- United Way of York County, to support its Matching Gift program to improve peoples’ physical and behavioral health through access to care, education, and prevention.
- Studio 117, to support its Music Therapy Program to provide free music therapy services and a professional music recording experience for at-risk groups in York County.
- Northeastern Little League, to support its practice of promoting the development of life skills through engaging youth in sports, and providing a safe, healthy, positive environment for them to learn the importance of sportsmanship.
Memorial Health Fund transforms the way our community addresses compelling health issues to improve the complete physical, mental, and social well-being of the residents of York County. Memorial Health Fund became a supporting organization of York County Community Foundation in 2015. Previously, Memorial Health Fund was a supporting organization of Memorial Hospital.