The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) is dedicated to our mission of empowering residents to live healthy and well within the City of La Porte and surrounding areas. HFL identifies health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” as defined by the World Health Organization. We recognize that wellness is the “active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence” and the six dimensions of wellness are emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual and spiritual as developed by the National Wellness Institute.
Many issues affect the health and wellness of the residents within the City of La Porte and surrounding areas. HFL is committed to supporting a diverse range of health and wellness programs and services to achieve the vision of La Porte becoming one of the top 10 healthiest communities in Indiana. We envision partnering with many types of community organizations through thoughtful grantmaking to invest in building a healthier community together.
Healthy La Porte
Our goals for Healthy La Porte grants are:
- Expanding successful existing programs that improve the health and wellness of the residents of the City of La Porte and surrounding areas.
- Attracting new initiatives to attend health and wellness needs identified within the City of La Porte and surrounding areas.
- Creating collaborations to better attend health and wellness needs identified within the City of La Porte and surrounding areas.
These grants are for programs that do not fall within one of our three Strategic Focus Areas.
Grants of any amount that address specific board-approved major community needs with a defined impact on health and wellness.
Healthy Living: Our goals for Healthy Living are:
- Reducing obesity and weight-related chronic diseases.
- Improving access to healthy foods and reducing food deserts.
- Increasing community-wide focus on active living and fit lifestyles.
Healthy Children: Our goals for Healthy Children 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.
Healthy Minds: Our goals for Healthy Minds are:
- Increasing access to treatment for mental health issues and substance abuse.
- Decreasing drug and tobacco usage.
Capacity Building Grants:
Our goals for Healthy Partner Grants are:
- Increasing impact of non-profit organizations in our area
- Strengthening and growing community organizations’ knowledge, infrastructure, management and governance
Utilize the links below to learn more about the different grants HFL will be awarding and if your organization is eligible to apply!