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 closed. Applications for 2021 will be accepted again in fall 2021.
For 2020, projects that help our community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic were funded. A total of $15,000 was funded this year.
The funds 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 received first consideration for funds.
NVRH funded the following programs in 2020.
Organization: Cornerstone School
Description: Students will participate in a photography curriculum designed to teach them basic photography skills and tell their personal stories as they experience COVID19.
EPIC Music Program
Organization: Catamount Arts
Description: Epic Music is a program that builds student aspirations and fosters resilience in youth grades 2 – 8 in St. Johnsbury
Head & Heart Mental Wellness
Organization: St. Johnsbury School – The Family Place
Description: This program will provide “To Go” kits that support at home social and emotional learning and family mental well-being.
SASH Exercise Programs
Organization: Rural Edge
Description: This will fund ongoing free SASH physical exercise programing by supplying the funds to purchase additional strengthening, resistance, and range of motion exercise equipment for participant use and to support the varying fitness levels of participants.
Organization: Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
Description: The Museum will add healthy habits instruction, including hand hygiene, into their panel of educational programs and playgroups.
Organization: Green Mountain United Way
Description: Expand their work with organizations in the NEK who depend on volunteers to meet their missions of service to the community.
For more information contact
Laural Ruggles at 802-748-7590.