The Wet Mountain Valley Community Foundation (WMVCF) is pleased to manage the High Mountain Hay Fever Children’s Health Fund. The High Mountain Hay Fever Festival Association has worked with the WMVCF to establish a designated fund to improve children’s health in Custer County. The Festival Association has donated $50,000 over 2015-16 to create the Children’s Health Fund, and the WMVCF is managing the distribution of the gift to the community based on a grant application and review process. The WMVCF and committee were able to grant over $11,000 to three different children’s projects in the community in 2016, with about $40,000 in funding available for 2017 and beyond.
Click here to download the 2017 grant application. The deadline for submission of grant proposals is March 1st.
To assist with grant applications, the Children’s Health Fund grant committee will hold an informational workshop on January 11, 2017 at 9:00 am in the Backroom (Porth Building on Second Street). Agencies and nonprofit organizations are encouraged to attend to establish basic guidelines of grant proposal writing, collaboration and discussion.
Areas of children’s health that will be considered for grant awards include, but are not limited to, accessibility of healthcare (medical and dental), mental health, after school and pre-school programs, childhood obesity, food insecurity, immunization, developmental screening, child abuse and neglect, smoking and tobacco use and drug and alcohol abuse.