CareSource Foundation Provides Funding for 59 Nonprofit Organizations in Ohio

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Dayton-based Foundation awards grants totaling $490,500 to nonprofit organizations in health and human services domains with a focus on children’s health, issues of senior adults, community health, special needs populations and strategies to address the medically uninsured throughout the state of Ohio.

The mission of the foundation has always been to positively impact the health of our consumers and our community.

The CareSource Foundation has awarded grants for the first and second quarters of 2015. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in health and human services domains with a focus on children’s health, issues of senior adults, community health, special needs populations and strategies to address the medically uninsured throughout the state of Ohio.

CareSource is a leader in cultivating partnerships that enhance and improve the health care and life services for consumers. All of these grants have been selected through a rigorous review process that evaluates innovation, impact and sustainability.

“Since we launched in 2006, the CareSource Foundation has invested more than $10.1 million in grants. The mission of the foundation has always been to positively impact the health of our consumers and our community. Our partnership with almost 500 nonprofit organizations throughout Ohio helps to strengthen that important health and human services safety net.” said Cathy Ponitz, Executive Director of the CareSource Foundation.

CareSource 1st and 2nd Quarter Foundation Grants Highlights:

  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton (Dayton) provides affordable housing through homeownership to families with low or moderate incomes. The CareSource grant of $15,000 will provide new homes to two families in stable neighborhoods. A total of 4 adults and 9 children will benefit from these new homes.
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Cincinnati) created the Patient Access Program to improve the quality of life of cancer patients by being a resource for the patients and their families. The pediatric programming arm focuses on dealing with the physical and mental health ramifications that come with leukemia treatment. The CareSource grant of $10,000 will support this program’s operation.
  • The Lorain County Free Clinic (Cleveland) is a mission-driven organization providing quality healthcare to the underserved in Northeast Ohio. The clinic has four locations and has been in operation since 1986 when it was founded by local physicians, hospitals, and civic leaders who noticed a need in the community. The CareSource grant of $10,000 will provide operational support for the Medical Services Program.
  • Public Children Services Association of Ohio (PCSAO) (Columbus) is a statewide organization of agencies working to protect and provide vital services to children in Ohio. The CareSource grant of $15,000 will fund the goals created by the Behavioral Health Leadership Group (which was convened by PCSAO). Goals include greater access to comprehensive services under the federal EPSDT benefit with a priority on Intensive Home-Based Treatment, trauma informed care, and the Minds Matter program.

Funding by City

Athens, Ohio – $8,000
Live Healthy Appalachia

Cincinnati / Hamilton / Middletown / Wilmington, Ohio - $72,500
Arthritis Foundation Ohio River Valley
Atrium Medical Center Foundation
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County
Clinton County Services for the Homeless, Inc.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Greater Cincinnati and Dayton Chapters
Girls on the Run of Greater Cincinnati
Joy Outdoor Education Foundation, Inc. (Camp Joy)
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
LifeSpan, Inc.

Cleveland / Akron, Ohio - $79,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve
Catholic Charities Corporation / St. Philip Neri Family Center
Famicos Foundation
Kidney Foundation of Medina County, Inc.
Lakewood Community Service Center
Lorain County Boys and Girls Club, Inc.
Lorain County Free Clinic
North Coast Community Homes
Opportunity Parish Ecumenical Neighborhood Ministry (OPEN M)
Senior Transportation Connection
Southwest Community Health Foundation
The Trust for Public Land

Columbus, Ohio - $141,500
Centerburg Senior Services
Columbus Speech & Hearing Center
Community Development for All People
Hospice of Central Ohio
KidSMILES Pediatric Dental Clinic
Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
Moms2B/Ohio State University Foundation
Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation
Prevent Blindness
Public Children Services Association of Ohio (PCSAO)
SomaliCAN
United Way of Central Ohio
Voices for Ohio's Children
Westland Ecumenical Food Pantry

Dayton / Springfield / Greenville, Ohio - $154,000
American Heart Association
Elizabeth's New Life Center and Holy Family Prenatal Care
Five Rivers Health Centers
Friends of The Castle
GIVE Medical Ministry of The New Path, Inc.
Golden Age Senior Citizens, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton
Home is the Foundation (H.I.T.)
Kettering Medical Center Foundation
Life Essentials
MobileMed 1 Incorporated (Medworks)
Reach Out Montgomery County
Senior Resource Connection
SiFi Ministry, Inc.
State of the Heart Hospice
Victory Project, Inc.
Wesley Community Services

Toledo / Findlay / Sidney, Ohio - $35,000
Ability Center of Greater Toledo (The)
Blanchard Valley Industries
Shelby County CASA/GAL Program Inc.
YMCA of Greater Toledo
YWCA-Northwest Ohio

About CareSource
CareSource, a nonprofit health plan is one of the nation’s largest Managed Medicaid Plans. Headquartered in Dayton, CareSource serves more than 1.4 million consumers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. CareSource is living its mission to make a difference in our members’ lives by improving their health and well-being. CareSource understands the challenges consumers face navigating the health system and works to put health care in reach for those it serves.

For more information about the CareSource Foundation, visit http://www.caresourcefoundation.com.

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