In addition to grantmaking, the St. Joe Foundation engages the community by collaborating with local leaders to produce programs, special projects, and resources that serve the most vulnerable and underserved populations in Allen County.
Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) is a program Co-sponsored by the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation and Parkview Health. The aim of this program is to address food insecurity in Allen county by providing residents access to nutritious food.
The Prenatal & Infant Care Network (PIC) has a steering committee of nine local experts in the area of Prenatal and infant health. PIC addresses infant mortality in Allen county through quarterly educational luncheons and opportunities for networking and collaboration amongst local prenatal and infant care providers.
The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation produces directories of free and low-cost health and wellness providers to connect Allen county residents with quality care. These directories are available at no cost and may be distributed.
In 2018 the St. Joe Foundation commissioned Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Community Research Institute to conduct a study on the vulnerable populations in Allen county. This study provides vital information to local care providers about the needs and ways to better serve their clients.