Strategic Grants

Updated January 2021

Through a strategic planning process, Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) identified major community needs that affect the health and wellness of La Porte County residents. Outlining specific Strategic Focus Areas gives us the opportunity to partner with community organizations who seek to make a defined impact in these areas. Through research and collaboration, HFL has identified the following Strategic Focus Areas:

  • Healthy Living
  • Healthy Children
  • Healthy Minds

Each of these Strategic Focus Areas are further defined by goals and indicators. Goals present the condition of well-being we seek in the community. Community-level data, or indicators, are used to measure progress toward community goals. Indicators provide critical information to suggest whether the initiatives, programs, and policies that partners are implementing are working to improve the condition of well-being in the community. They help us all to see where we are making progress, and where we need to redouble our efforts.

We seek to support partners with a shared interest in the results we have identified in a number of ways, including training and professional development, collective leadership opportunities, and of course, by funding initiatives, programs and services aimed at achieving the priority results. If you are interested in partnering with HFL to pursue any of the priority results, please complete a funding application in the appropriate category. For questions about which category best fits your initiative or project, please contact us.

Healthy Living

Obesity and weight-related chronic disease are severe obstacles to a person’s ability to live a long and fulfilling life. The many negative consequences of unhealthy weight, poor diet and physical inactivity can lead to serious health risks, greater medical costs and a lower quality of life.

Reducing the negative effects of poor physical health and its impact on our community is a key component of HFL’s mission of empowering our residents to live healthy and well. Therefore, we have identified Healthy Living as a Strategic Focus Area and are committed to helping La Porte County residents improve their physical health. Grant requests do not have a set minimum but are limited by our yearly budget.

Goal: Residents in La Porte County are healthy and well, can access nutritious foods, and enjoy active living.

Indicators

Indicators to measure Health Living include the best available individual-level measures of nutrition, physical activity, and obesity and related chronic diseases, as well as community-level measures of infrastructure that can increase access to, and uptake of, healthy options:

 

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