Health & Wellness Grants for Vulnerable Populations

Description: The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation was established in 1998, when the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ sold the St. Joseph Medical Center and reorganized the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation with a significant share of the proceeds. Proceeds from the St. Joe Foundation’s endowment are redistributed as grants typically ranging from $5,000 to $35,000 to advance programs, projects and partnerships that address the needs of vulnerable populations in Allen County.

The St. Joe Foundation is particularly interested in programming and ideas that improve the health of pregnant women and infants; address nutrition and food insecurity; improve access to quality healthcare; and assist refugees and immigrants in bettering their health. The St. Joe Foundation has defined health to include physical, mental, spiritual, dental, and/or visual health.

The St. Joe Foundation shares the values and charism of its Sponsor, the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, and follows Catholic Social Teaching. Applicants are encouraged to review our core values and key beliefs.

Deadlines: First working day of March and September.

Eligibility: Applicants should be not-for-profit organizations that focus on residents of Allen County, Indiana. Applicants should have a demonstrated history of serving poor and vulnerable populations with physical, mental, spiritual, dental and/or visual health and wellness services. Applicants should demonstrate that at least 51% of their clients are very low income.

Area organizations may apply for a grant from the Health and Wellness Funds for programming, operating support, salaries, case management, patient education, medical equipment, and more. Learn more about the St. Joe Foundation through a sampling of past grants awarded to improve Health & Wellness.

Underwriting of the Dental Director’s position has enabled Matthew 25 Health & Dental Clinic to expand services to provide nearly 8,000 dental visits annually, including dental cleanings, fillings, extractions, exams, dentures, partials, and flippers.