Building a Healthier Community Grants
What kinds of things qualify for a Building a Healthier Community Grant?
Our Building a Healthier Community Grants are designed to support programs, initiatives and organizations in northeast Indiana that address the following:
- Reduce stigma and increase emotional well-being by promoting community awareness and understanding that mental and behavioral health conditions are common, can be debilitating, and are responsive to treatment
- Promote early screening, diagnosis and treatment in order to improve and integrate mental and behavioral health and well-being services with primary care
- Provide access to health care for the uninsured/ underinsured for preventative health care, diagnosis, and treatment services
- Encourage consistent and significant adult involvement in the lives of vulnerable individuals (children, youth and/or adults) with particular emphasis on building and strengthening resilience, coping skills, and connectedness among peers, families, and communities in order to improve mental, behavioral, and physical health and well-being
Do I need to be a Lutheran or religious organization to qualify for a Building a Healthier Community Grant?
No, but The Lutheran Foundation gives priority to organizations that demonstrate the love of Christ by who they are, and by what they do and say.
Do I need to attend a grant workshop in order to apply for a Building a Healthier Community Grant?
It is not required. However, you are encouraged to do so to learn more about our application process.
What if my grant request doesn’t perfectly align with The Lutheran Foundation’s focus?
While our primary interest is in improving spiritual, mental and physical health, it recognizes that a broad range of programs and projects may benefit the people of northeast Indiana. The Board may, therefore, award grants that help the community in other ways.