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MAT-SU HEALTH FOUNDATION SEEKING GRANT APPLICATIONS

23-May-2017

Wasilla, AK— The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) is opening its Healthy Impact and Discovery grant programs. Applications will be accepted online at healthymatsu.org from Saturday, May 27 through Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Healthy Impact grants fund projects over $15,000 that improve the health and wellness of people living in the Mat-Su Borough. Discovery Grants fund projects over $15,000 that address findings and/or recommendations found in specific MSHF-sponsored research. This cycle of Discovery grants invites proposals related to the following MSHF reports: the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment, the 2016 Mat-Su Senior Services Environmental Scan, and Report 3 of the Behavioral Health Environmental Scan, "Keeping our Children Well-Cared-For and Safe."

MSHF uses a two-part application process for Healthy Impact and Discovery grants. The first phase of the process is the Project Pitch. The Project Pitch is completed online at healthymatsu.org and includes information about the organization that is applying and a description of the proposed project. The foundation reviews all pitches and invites forward to full application the projects that most closely align with its mission and focus areas.

Prospective grantees must provide services or benefits to Mat-Su residents. Applicants are encouraged to visit the foundation’s website at healthymatsu.org to learn more about the grant process, what the foundation funds and does not fund, and to review its searchable grants database to see the types of projects that have been awarded in the past. The reports which are relevant to the Discovery Grant program may also be found on this website.

While Healthy Impact and Discovery grant requests must be in excess of $15,000, smaller grant requests are considered year round under the foundation’s Target Wellness grant program. As with Healthy Impact grants, Target Wellness grants may be applied for online at healthymatsu.org.

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About Mat-Su Health Foundation: Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) is the official business name of Valley Hospital Association, Inc., which shares ownership in Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. In this capacity, the MSHF board members and representatives actively participate in the governance of Mat-Su’s community hospital and protect the community’s interest in this important healthcare institution through board oversight. The MSHF invests its assets into charitable works that improve the health and wellness of Alaskans living in Mat-Su. More information is available at www.healthymatsu.org.