Healthy Children

Background

The health of La Porte’s children is one of our greatest priorities. Unfortunately, many young La Porteans suffer from poor health and wellness and face significant obstacles that can prevent them from enjoying healthy, fulfilling and productive futures.

Children’s health is inseparable from the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte’s mission of empowering our residents to live healthy and well. The lifelong benefits of good childhood health, for both individuals and communities, have led us to identify Healthy Children (prenatal to end of high school) as an HFL Strategic Focus Area. Grant requests do not have a set minimum but are limited by our yearly budget. HFL has budgeted a maximum of $3.5 million for grants in 2017.

Goals

Our goals for Healthy Children grants are:

  • Decreasing the number of low birthweight births
  • Decreasing the number of uninsured children
  • Reducing childhood obesity
  • Reducing teen births
  • Improving education about tobacco and drug usage and their consequences
  • Increasing safety in homes and schools
  • Increasing access to mental healthcare for children
  • Increasing the number of children and parents making informed decisions about good childhood health and its lifelong benefits

 

Eligibility Requirements:

To be considered for an award:

  • The proposed supported program must directly serve or support residents who reside within the City of La Porte and surrounding areas.
  • The proposed program will impact and improve health and wellness.

Priority will be given to proposals that:

  • Encourage collaboration between community organizations.
  • Use evidence-based practices.

HFL Will Not Fund:

  • Underwriting for an organization’s annual appeals/solicitations, special events or general fundraising.
  • Organizations who discriminate in any way based on participation or membership in a specific religious faith, race, gender, citizenship status, sexual orientation, age or disability.
  • Faith based organizations will be considered for grants so long as the grant proceeds are used for programs offered by such organization that are offered to individuals regardless of their religious affiliation, race, gender, citizenship status, sexual orientation, age or disability.
  • Endowments.
  • Lobbying or the support of any political candidate, political party or political activity.

 

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Learn More About Our Grants:

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