October 2000

Mission and Ministry Fund Awards First Planning Grants

Catholic Health Initiatives’ Mission and Ministry Fund has awarded its first Building Healthy Community Planning Grants to 13 organizations that are building long-term approaches to improving and sustaining the health of their communities. The planning grants come from a new track of the Mission and Ministry Fund that is designed to fund the development of comprehensive, systemic efforts to improve the health status of a defined community. Some grants will fund new healthy community collaborations, while others will enable mature organizations to expand or diversify their efforts. Together, these grants represent nearly $700,000 in funding for healthy community initiatives. See related articles: Mission and Ministries-New Initiatives Mission and Ministries-Growing Initiatives Mission and Ministries-Expanding Initatives