MAT-SU HEALTH FOUNDATION IMPROVES ACCESS TO GRANT PROGRAMS

December 26, 2018

Wasilla, Alaska – Beginning January 1, 2019 the Mat-Su Health Foundation will accept applications for Healthy Impact and Discovery grants year-round. Previously, these programs accepted applications only twice annually.

“Eliminating semi-annual grant cycles and accepting applications continuously will allow us to be more responsive to community needs,” said Mat-Su Health Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Ripley. “Grantees won’t have to wait as long to find out if their funding request is approved, and they also won’t have to stress over application deadlines.”

Healthy Impact grants fund projects over $15,000, which improve the health and wellness of people living in the Mat-Su Borough. Discovery Grants fund projects over $15,000, which address recommendations found in specific MSHF-sponsored research. The goal of the Discovery grant program is to fund innovative responses to systems, programmatic and policy-level challenges in Mat-Su Health Foundation focus areas. The projects must respond to the specific recommendations in the reports.

The Mat-Su Health Foundation also offers Target Wellness grants for requests below $15,000; that program already accepts applications year-round.

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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.