MAT-SU HEALTH FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $1.5 MILLION IN GRANT AWARDS

January 23, 2019


Wasilla, Alaska – The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) has announced nine grant awards totaling $1,583,097 to support the health and wellness of Mat-Su residents. The funding will help local nonprofit organizations provide services in three of MSHF’s focus areas: Healthy Minds, Healthy Aging, and Healthy Families.

  • Alaska Youth and Family Network (AYFN): $371,740 to support work with vulnerable families struggling with mental health issues and trauma, substance use, lack of resources, and involvement in the legal and child-welfare systems.
  • Blood-n-Fire Ministry of Alaska: $155,000 over two years in operating support for the Knik House transitional living facility serving people facing homelessness.
  • Chickaloon Native Village: $22,500 for elder home safety and accessibility modifications.
  • Connect Palmer: $180,000 to support the Sarah’s House program offering women housing and an opportunity to redirect their lives by obtaining job-ready skills and training along with individualized supports, resources and community connections.
  • Mat-Su Senior Services: $374,644 to support the Meals on Wheels program.
  • Meadow Lakes Seniors, Inc. $5,000 for technical assistance around board training and volunteer management.
  • Upper Susitna Seniors, Inc.: $61,672 to support the Meals on Wheels program.
  • Valley Residential Services: $300,000 towards its planned 24-unit Bridgeway supportive housing project that will assist people with mental illness who want to live independently.
  • Wasilla Area Seniors (WASI): $112,541 to support the Meals on Wheels program.

Nonprofit organizations interested in Mat-Su Health Foundation grants can learn more and apply online at healthymatsu.org.

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