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Community Health Fund

Application and Award Information

The NVRH Community Health Fund ensures consistent and continuous funding for community health programs and services and confirms the hospital’s ongoing commitment to community health improvement.

The NVRH Community Health Fund supports a community building approach that goes beyond the delivery of medical care, to improve the health and quality of life for people in the communities we serve. Community building addresses the root cause of health problems such as poverty related issues, as well as identifying and providing services and programs that directly influence health and quality of life.

The application period for 2020 is now open, we are accepting applications until August 14, 2020.  Winners will be announced in September 2020.

For 2020, projects that help our community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic will be funded.  There is a total of $10,000 in grant funds this year.

The funds will support innovative health and mental health programming, as well as any programming that supports broad community wellness in a safe and healthy way as we move through this time.

Grant applications meeting priority criteria and target our most vulnerable populations of low income families and older adults will receive first consideration for funds.

The application and budget form can be downloaded here.


NVRH funded the following programs in 2019.

Food for Thought

Organization: St. Johnsbury School
Amount: $3590.00
Priority Area of Focus: Well Nourished
Description: The Family Place at the St. Johnsbury School will develop a nutrition curriculum and provide nutrition workshops for families and school staff.

Community Based Foot Care Clinic

Organization: Rural Edge
Amount: $2425.00
Priority Area of Focus: Physically Healthy
Description: The SASH wellness nurses will provide free community based foot clinics in the greater Lyndon area for seniors and disabled persons.

Support for Teen Parents

Organization: NEK Youth Services
Amount: $4000.00
Priority Area of Focus: Well Housed, Well Nourished, Mentally Healthy, Phycially Healthy, Financially Secure
Description: NEKYS will assist teen parents in acquiring essential household items or baby supplies not financed through other sources.

Parenting Skills Group for Parents in Recovery

Organization: Northeast Kingdom Human Services
Amount: $1000.00
Priority Area of Focus: Mentally Healthy
Description: NKHS will provide a 15 week workshop for up to 10 parents.  Topics include: building trust, handling anger, setting rules and limits.

QPR Suicide Prevention and Awareness

Organization: Northeast Kingdom Human Services
Amount: $2372.00
Priority Area of Focus: Mentally Healthy
Description: NKHS will provide the Question, Persuade, Refer gatekeeper training program to businesses, schools, and other venues in the region.


Bed Bug Prevention - Welcome Bags

Organization: NEK Community Action
Amount: $3000.00
Priority Area of Focus: Well Housed
Description: The multi-disciplinary Bed Bug Task Force will provide welcome bags to new and existing tenants, and warming shelter clients.  The welcome bag will include: mattress covers, bed bug traps, access to a hot box, laundry vouchers, and others supports.

Girls Lacrosse

Organization: Lyndon Institute
Amount: $1650.00
Priority area of focus: Physically Healthy
Description: The funds will be used to purchase equipment so that anyone interested in lacrosse can play regardless of ability to pay.


More Information

For more information contact
Laural Ruggles at 802-748-7590.

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1315 Hospital Drive
St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819

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