2014 Grants

Grants Awarded in 2014 include:

American Academy of Pediatricians – Maryland Chapter: $80,681 to implement a quality improvement learning cooperative focused on improving the quality of care for patients with unhealthy weight.

Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers: $500 to publish a “Profile of Health Giving” designed to capture the range of philanthropic investments improving the health and well-being of Marylanders.

Association of Community Services: $5,000 to present the 2015 Nonprofit Leadership Series to improve the capacity of nonprofit organizations in Howard County to successfully engage in strategic planning, marketing and fundraising efforts critical to long-term sustainability; $10,000 to complete pre-development activities in preparation for the creation of a nonprofit center in Howard County that will bring services together to build stronger individuals, stronger families and a stronger community.

Bright Minds Foundation: $10,000 to expand funds for school-based health initiatives, in particular supporting the need to increase physical activity of all Howard County Public School System students, as expressed in the recently adopted Wellness Policy.

Community Action Council of Howard County: $150,000 to support the Healthy Families, Healthy Children program, which helps three- and four-year-old children at all Howard County Head Start centers and their families develop healthy habits and better manage chronic diseases through the EatPlayGrow curriculum.

Community Foundation of Howard County: $5,000 to redesign the foundation’s website.

Ellicott City Soccer Club/Fusion Partnerships: $59,263 to support the Healthy Play Program and provide nutritional education on the soccer field and reinforce healthy habits at home.

Evergreen Health Cooperative: $81,250 to bring a health coach to its Columbia location to care for approximately 260 patients by providing personalized support in achieving health care goals.

Healthy Howard Inc.: $75,000 to support its Healthy Childcare Program, encouraging licensed childcare and early childhood programs in Howard County to take steps to improve the health and wellness of the children in their care.

Howard County Chinese School: $25,000 to produce a community physician resource guide to help Asian American residents in Howard County navigate the health care system.

Howard County Department of Corrections: $5,000 to provide emergency support to residents released from incarceration without adequate community or other supports.

Howard County Economic Development Authority: $58,000 to support The Roving Radish, a low-cost meal delivery program that delivers regional fresh food kits to convenient locations throughout the county.

Howard County Health Department: $95,000 to support the sustainability of clinical and behavioral health services by improving billing and collections capacity helping to implement new billing and reimbursement processes.

Howard County Mental Health Authority: $150,000 to provide residential crisis beds in a therapeutic setting that provides intensive mental health and support services in the county.

Korean American Senior Association of Howard County: $25,000 to improve the overall wellness of Korean Americans in Howard County by increasing preventive care awareness and providing information for seniors to ensure better access of primary care through education.

Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative Education Fund, Inc.: $20,000 to launch a project on Health System Transformation Informed by Consumer Engagement in Howard County to help build skills and tools to more fully involve consumers in designing an effective and efficient health care system that supports better care, better health and lower costs.

MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society: $66,082 to launch the Maryland Voices for Healthy Kids Campaign, and advocate for a new state law to require child care centers to serve children healthier food and drinks, limit screen time and increase physical activity.

Medical Dental Action Coalition:  $55,000 to produce educational materials to help define the role of oral health practitioners in linking obesity with the consumption of sugary beverages for their patients.