35 projects to receive funding from Owensboro Health’s 2022 Community Health Investment Grant program


OWENSBORO, Ky. – Owensboro Health has announced its Beneficiaries of the 2022 Community Health Investment Grants Program practically Tuesday. The grant will provide financial support for health, social services and arts projects and programs across the region.

This year’s grants will go to 35 projects helping meet a range of needs from children in local school districts to aging adults and senior services. The money awarded amounts to $ 719,946.67.

Grants are targeted at a number of identified health needs specific to the community. This includes the four priority areas of the health system: tobacco and related diseases; The elderly and aging; Arts in healing; and children and school health.

Mark Marsh, President and CEO of Owensboro Health, said these grants are a key component for Owensboro Health to fulfill its mission of healing the sick and improving the health of the communities we serve.

“These direct community investments allow us to go beyond healthcare and impact other areas that are key determinants of the health of our patients and the community,” said Marsh. “By working with these community partners, we can achieve even more ambitious goals to improve the health of our region. These partnerships are vital for a healthy and vibrant community.

Agencies and projects funded for the next fiscal year include:

  • Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Museum of Music
    • Bluegrass music in post-COVID community healing
  • CASA of the Ohio Valley
    • Changing a child’s life
  • City of Greenville
    • Play for All playground renovation project
  • Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club (Henderson Unit)
  • Community dental clinic
    • Patient awareness, recovery and access to care project
  • Shelter Daniel Pitino
    • DPS Community Resource Room
  • Daviess County Public Schools
    • The Umbrella Project – Breaking Down the Pandemic Wall
  • Girls Inc. of Owensboro County Daviess
    • Learning Academy for a Healthy Future
  • Green River District Health Unit – DC-CAP
    • Daviess County Community Access Project (DC-CAP)
  • Green River District Health Unit – Nicotine Reduction Program
    • Green River Nicotine Reduction Program
  • Green River District Health Unit – Safe Sleep for Babies
    • Safe Sleep for Babies II
  • HL Neblett Community Center
    • Building Strong African American Families
  • Hancock County Partners for a Healthy Community / Youth, Inc.
    • Smoking Prevention and Nicotine Quitting in Hancock & Spencer Counties
  • Western Kentucky Hospice and Palliative Care Ensuring access to care during a pandemic International center
    • Emotional well-being program for refugee populations
  • Start-ups of West Kentucky, Inc.
    • JA Pathways to Professional and Personal Success for K-12 Youth
  • Kentucky Kids on the Block
    • 34 health programs for educational puppets
  • Kentucky Wesleyan College
    • Reduce tobacco consumption in the KWC campus community
  • Light of Chance, Inc.
    • Breathe Youth Arts Residency Program
  • New Begins Sexual Assault Support Services
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College Foundation, Inc.
    • Promoting health equity through the Paramedic Diversity Initiative
  • Owensboro Dance Theater, Inc.
  • Owensboro Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention
    • Community awareness and professional education campaign
  • Owensboro Symphony
  • Puzzle pieces
    • Improve programs, enrich life
  • RiverPark Center
    • “Pay What You Can” and Broadway
  • Owensboro-Daviess County Seniors Community Center, Inc.
    • Accessible Weekend Ready-to-Serve Meal Program (WARM)
  • SOS International
    • Hospital recycling partnership program
  • Central Owensboro-Daviess County, Inc.
    • Targeted case management program
  • The Foundry Center for Art
    • Extracurricular Arts – Henderson and Webster Counties
  • Kentucky Methodist Homes for Children – Mary Kendall Campus
  • Rockport Indiana Track, Inc.
  • Owensboro Theater Workshop
  • Tri-State Food Bank, Inc.
    • Seed funding for new backpack sites
  • Wendell foster
    • Adaptive climbing wall and indoor therapy room