Franciscan Health to partner with nonprofits • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine
Franciscan Health SIPP

Franciscan Health to partner with nonprofits

Buy Us A Coffee

Franciscan Health’s Social Impact Program will start working with nonprofits to serve at-risk populations.

Franciscan Health received funds to support health care-related programs for nonprofit, health and human service organizations in at-risk communities. The funds will be allocated through Franciscan’s Social Impact Partnership Program.

“This cornerstone initiative by Franciscan Health is aimed at creating strong partnerships with community organizations to enhance the health and wellbeing of those we are privileged to serve,” said Caitlin Leahy, senior vice president of Franciscan Health Foundation and Community Health Improvement, in a press release.

Organizations may apply for up to $10,000 in monetary support and in-kind donations. Applications for SIPP funding will be accepted until May 31. Franciscan will announce partner organizations in mid-July. Learn more about SIPP funding here.

Qualified nonprofit agencies must benefit vulnerable populations in communities served by Franciscan Health. This includes people who have experienced systemic racism, refugees and immigrants, chronically low resources and at-risk youth. Priority health needs include access to health care, food insecurity, house stability, mental health and substance abuse.

“Our purpose is to drive sustainable change and empower our communities to lead healthier lives,” Leahy said. “Focusing on our most vulnerable populations, we are committed to collaborating, supporting and providing the necessary resources to address critical health challenges.”

Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health is a 12-hospital health system serving Indiana and Illinois. The health network has providers at over 260 locations. Franciscan Health began in 1895 in Lafayette.


Leave a Comment

Scroll to Top