The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte wants the county to be one of the 10 healthiest communities in Indiana by 2030.
To accomplish that goal, the foundation offers grants to advance their mission. It is opening its grant portal for the 2023 Cycle 2 grants, starting May 26 to July 14.
The proposals must address the foundation's strategic initiatives, including “healthy children, healthy living and healthy minds.”
“Grant proposals must demonstrate a commitment to measurable results that contribute to positive change in one or more of the community-wide indicators HFL uses to monitor and track progress for each strategic priority,” according to a press release.
Organizations that plan to apply for a grant of more than $25,000 must submit a letter of inquiry by June 9 through the nonprofit's grant portal.
In April, 4,500 pounds of donated ground beef were delivered to 16 food pantries and soup kitchens in La Porte County. The donation was the result of a $10,000 grant, “Meat” the Need, to the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry initiative, which encourages farmers and hunters to donate livestock and large game to a participating meat processor. The grant, which was part of the foundation's Healthy Living program, covered the processing and delivery fees.
The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte was founded in 2016 with funds from the sale of the IU Health La Porte Hospital.