Newport and Lincoln City – Nonprofit organizations in Lincoln County interested in applying for Social Accountability funding from the local Samaritan hospitals are invited to submit a letter of interest by 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. Proposals can be submitted online at samhealth.org/GrantFunding.
A complete proposal must address one of the goals and priorities listed below, include a project description, identify how the project will address health equity, identify the target population the project is addressing and have measurable outputs.
The goals and priorities of both Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital and Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital for this funding cycle are:
Goal 1: Healthy families – Increase physical activity, fitness and access to nutritious foods for children and families.
Goal 2: Priorities: Food insecurity
Goal 3: Better networks – Increase social supports for families. Priorities: Homelessness, housing costs, domestic violence, parent education, literacy and transportation.
Goal 4: Healthy kids – Increase services and supports for children. Priorities: Child abuse and/or neglect, child care availability and afterschool activities.
Agencies that plan to apply are strongly encouraged to attend a grant information meeting on Monday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. at Gleneden Beach Fire Station, 6445 Gleneden Beach Loop.
For questions, contact JoAnn Miller, director of Community Health Promotion, at 541-768-7330 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rochelle Hazelton at 541-768-7330 or email@example.com.
Last year, the two Samaritan hospitals in Lincoln County distributed $150,000 in Social Accountability grants to organizations throughout the county. Funding decisions are made by committees consisting of employees and board members at each Samaritan-affiliated hospital. Funded programs address unmet needs of underserved populations and improve overall community health.