Barton Health announces 2014 grant applications |

Barton Health announces 2014 grant applications

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To view Barton’s 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment findings, visit

Barton Health announces the opening of its 2014 grant cycle. Barton Health Grants fund proposals that make a difference in the health and wellness of individuals in the South Lake Tahoe community. A maximum of $25,000 in grants will be awarded to organizations that serve underserved populations and have a lasting impact on the community’s well-being.

In this grant cycle, Barton Health will fund programs that address the South Lake Tahoe community’s most pressing health needs. Based on the 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment, the top three health concerns are substance abuse, access to healthcare and mental health.

The objective is to fund projects that serve a large portion of the South Lake Tahoe community. In past grant cycles, between five and 10 organizations were selected.

Barton Health will award programs that aim to break cycles of negative behavior, particularly for young people up to 26 years old. Priority will be given to programs or projects that have a long-term impact and educational benefit. Innovative programs and projects that inspire collaboration will be highly considered. When reviewing proposals, the need for the population served and per person cost also will be important factors.

Grant applications will be accepted now until June 27. Grantees will be notified in September and grants will be awarded at the National Philanthropy Day celebration on Nov. 7.

Barton Health Grant proposals are initially reviewed by the Barton Community Advisory Committee, a collaborative group of community stakeholders. Final grant recipients will be selected by the Barton Foundation Board of Trustees. Funding for Barton Health Grants is provided by Barton Health through donations from the Barton Foundation.

Grant applications and details are available online at Submit proposals electronically or in person to the Barton Foundation at 2092 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite 200 in South Lake Tahoe. For more information, contact Kindle Craig, director of the Barton Foundation, at 530-543-5612. To view Barton’s 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment findings, visit

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