Barton Foundation announces $40,000 in grants available for Tahoe’s health and well-being |

Barton Foundation announces $40,000 in grants available for Tahoe’s health and well-being

The Barton Foundation recently announced it will be awarding $40,000 in grants to improve community health, and local nonprofits, health organizations, schools and public agencies are encouraged to apply.

Funds will be available for programs and organizations that positively impact the health of the South Tahoe community, however, projects and programs that address mental health, substance abuse and access to healthcare services will be considered in this grant cycle, according to a press release. Those three issues were identified as the most pressing needs in a 2015 community health needs assessment.

Grant proposals will be accepted until May 31, and priority will be given to programs that benefit under-served populations and people under age 25. Other grant criteria include the educational benefit, long-term impact and emphasis on collaboration.

Additional information and the grant application are available online at, or by contacting Kindle Craig, Barton Foundation's executive director, at 530-543-5612.

The 2016 grant recipients were Lake Tahoe Unified School District (LTUSD), Live Violence Free, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), SOS Outreach, South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center, Tahoe Art League, Tahoe Magic, Tahoe Turning Point, and Tahoe Youth and Family Services.

The Community Health Advisory Committee is comprised of community leaders, elected officials, clinicians, Barton Health staff, and private and nonprofit stakeholders. They act as an advisory committee to Barton Health's Board of Directors regarding pertinent community health issues facing the community, including the prioritization of the local Community Health Needs Assessment.

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Visit to view the South Lake Tahoe and Barton Health's 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment findings.

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