Reid Health Community Benefit awards $ 130,000 to 19 local organizations


RICHMOND, Ind. – The Reid Health Community Benefit distributed over $ 130,000 in the second round of 2021 grants.

Nineteen nonprofits, churches, schools and governments in the Reid Multi-County Service Area received $ 130,297 for programs focused on physical activity, nutrition and weight. The applications were assessed on their ability to impact access to exercise opportunities for obese and sedentary adults or rates of food insecurity, according to a press release.

The beneficiaries of the funding are:

  • Amigos, $ 5,145 to support the organization’s tennis camps.
  • Birth to Five, $ 15,000 for its Parents as Teachers program to provide physical activity and nutrition education and food products to families.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County, $ 11,250 for Club Fit physical activity and nutrition programs.
  • Central United Methodist Church, $ 2,000 for equipment and supplies to provide physical activity for children up to age 5.
  • Communities in Schools, $ 7,500 for a food distribution program for all CIS sites.
  • Council on Rural Service Programs, $ 3,000 to support a running program for at-risk youth in Darke County, Ohio.
  • Gateway Hunger Relief Center, $ 10,000 for part of the cost of a new pantry forklift.
  • Girls, Inc., $ 2,750 to install a GaGa dodge ball pit.
  • Golay Community Center, $ 3,000 to purchase new dumbbell sets suitable for all ages and abilities.
  • Gleaners, $ 10,000 for the organization’s Produce Hope program to provide additional fruit and vegetables to four counties in the Reid service area.
  • Hayes Arboretum, $ 1,993 for equipment and signage to improve mountain biking and walking trails on the east side of the arboretum.
  • Hope Center, $ 5,000 to provide baby food, formula, cereals and age-appropriate snacks for the Healthy with Hope program.
  • Randolph County YMCA. $ 5,000 to support the nine week summer camp for children in grades 1 to 8.
  • Richmond Parks and Recreation Department, $ 15,000 for the purchase and installation of a climbing wall at the Cordell municipal swimming pool.
  • Rose Hamilton Elementary School, $ 8,000 to support outdoor play activities for preschoolers at school and in the surrounding neighborhood.
  • The Shepherd’s Way (Cross Road Christian Recovery Center), $ 1,000 for a fitness program at the Richmond Family YMCA for residents of Cross Road.
  • Triangle Therapy Association, $ 1,875 to purchase outdoor play equipment for camps provided by Triangle Therapy Services.
  • Wayne County Cardinal Greenway, $ 11,534 to support the bicycle loan program and for the purchase and installation of an additional bicycle repair station as well as for improved signage.
  • YMCA of Greater Dayton (Preble County YMCA), $ 11,250 to support the Livestrong program and the new Revitalize at the Y program.

Reid’s community benefits program is the basis of its tax-exempt status as a not-for-profit hospital. Reid has invested over $ 172 million in the community over the past five years.


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