SACRAMENTO, January 10, 2011 – Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), which operates the Mercy hospitals in Sacramento, and locally Woodland Healthcare; and Mercy Foundation have awarded $1,183,907 in grant funding to 35 nonprofit organizations in Nevada, Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties.
The CHW grants, from $5,000 to $50,000, will impact health issues ranging from mental illness to chronic disease management, and community-based programs that provide services from birth to end-of-life. This year’s recipient organizations reach out to local ethnic communities and provide services to multiple generations from infants to the elderly.
“Our annual Community Grants Program is one of the important ways we are able to help deliver critical healthcare and social services to those in need,” says Mercy’s Sacramento Service Area President Tim Moran. “We are proud to work collaboratively with so many outstanding organizations to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve.”
This year CHW and Mercy hospitals in the greater Sacramento region distributed $642,907 to support 24 local nonprofits in the community. The grants are funded by contributions from Mercy hospitals, including Mercy General Hospital, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Methodist Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Woodland Healthcare and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.
The CHW Community Grants Program supports community-based organizations that provide services to individuals, families and children in need. The grants program is open to all nonprofit service organizations with an interest in building healthier communities by improving health and living conditions. The program supports organizations attempting to address the underlying causes of illness – such as physical and substance abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness – as well as specific health issues.
Catholic Healthcare West has awarded community grants every year since 1990. Since then, CHW has distributed $5.3 million to 240 organizations in the greater Sacramento area and $34.8 million to deserving projects throughout the CHW system. For more information about CHW community grants, visit www.MercySacramento.org/communitybenefit,
This year’s Community Grants were awarded to the following organizations serving Yolo County:
- Citizens Who Care for the Elderly (Yolo County) – Strives to improve the quality of life for the elderly and other caregivers.
- Communicare Health Centers (Yolo County) – Provide high quality health care with emphasis on health education and preventative care in Yolo County.
- Northern California Children’s Therapy Center (Yolo County) – Provides comprehensive programs aimed to help children with disabilities achieve their greatest level of independence and provide quality therapeutic intervention in all areas of development.
- Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center (Yolo County) – To eliminate sexual assault and domestic violence through sensitive prevention and treatment.
- Yolo Community Care Continuum – Provides adults requiring mental health crisis services with community-based treatment alternatives.
- Yolo Family Service Agency – Provides low-income counseling services to Yolo County’s uninsured children and families.