St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Now Accepting Applications For $172,000 In Community Health Funding

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea is accepting applications for grant funding to support community-based programs seeking to improve health and healing within the hospital’s service area.  To be considered, non-profit organizations must submit an application by January 15, 2019.

St. Joe’s Chelsea has earmarked $172,000 to be distributed in 2019 for community benefit grants, with half of this amount ($86,000) reserved for programs targeting youth mental health.  To qualify, applicants must have 501(c)(3) tax status, and offer a program that addresses one or more of the priority needs identified in the hospital’s most recent Community Health Needs Assessment.  These priorities include:  mental health; substance use disorder, including alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, medicine abuse and misuse; obesity-related illness; pre-conceptual and perinatal health; social determinants of health, including transportation, housing, food access, social isolation, education, employment and health care infrastructure.

To apply for a community health grant, please visit Community Support.  Questions regarding the application process can be e-mailed to Reiley Curran, MPH, manager of Community Health Improvement at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, at

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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