Healthy Community Fund donates $220,000 to area nonprofits

The Healthy Community Fund, an initiative created by St. Joseph’s Community Foundation to benefit health and wellness programs and projects in Washington County, has distributed $220,000 in grants to nine local nonprofit groups.

The fund, established in 2008, enables Froedtert Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Froedtert Health Medical Group to support nonprofit organizations and community resources that promote health and wellness efforts and healthy lifestyle choices.

Nonprofits receiving grant funds were recognized at an award breakfast at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Dec. 5.

Grant recipients are:

Albrecht Free Clinic – Chronic Care Program – Phase II ($50,000)
Healthy People Project of Washington County – School Nutrition/Farm to School Project ($36,333)
Friends of Abused Families – Emergency Shelter and 24-hour Crisis Intervention ($26,334)
Family Promise of Washington County – Interfaith Hospitality Network ($26,333)
Family Center of Washington County – Parent and Family Education ($25,000)
Boys & Girls Club of Washington County – Healthy Choice Initiative ($24,000)
Friends of Lac Lawrann Conservancy – Snowshoe for Health ($12,000)
The Threshold – Get Energized ($10,000)
Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County – Medical and Grocery Transport ($10,000)

For more information about the Healthy Community Fund, visit www.healthycommunityfund.com.

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