Rocky Mountain Health Foundation awards $105K to nonprofits | SteamboatToday.com

Rocky Mountain Health Foundation awards $105K to nonprofits

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Eight nonprofit organizations serving Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties received a total of $105,000 from Rocky Mountain Health Foundation. The funding supports health and wellness related causes that directly impact education, prevention, access to health, community engagement, intervention and treatment.

"I am thrilled to see these funds impact our local community," Scott Roderman, a member of the Health Foundation board of directors and a Steamboat Springs resident, was quoted as saying in a news release. "We are funding the future of community health and developing the next generation of community health leaders."

Routt County grant recipients included:

  • Integrated Community: $25,000 to fund medical interpretation and resource, referral and education programs.
  • LiftUp of Routt County: $10,000 to fund a part-time case worker.
  • Routt County Council on Aging: $5,000 to fund "A Balancing Act" pilot program.
  • Yampa Valley Autism Program: $15,000 to fund ABA behavior therapy for children with intensive behavior needs.

Rocky Mountain Health Foundation was established in 2017 to improve the health of Western Slope Coloradans by being a catalyst and collaborator for innovative health care approaches and promoting the health and well-being of Western Slope communities.

It is anticipated that $1 million will be distributed in 2019 through quarterly grant awards. Prospective grant applicants may contact grant manager Kim Lewis at 970-697-1038 or kim@rmhealth.org.

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