Owensboro Health announced a grand total of $696,866 in Community Health Investment Grants this morning. The grants support nonprofit agencies and organizations across the system’s coverage area.

Director of Community Engagement, Debbie Zeurner Johnson, said that money is being distributed to 34 organizations covering 38 community initiatives which will impact 516,899 lives, according to grant applications.

Fiscal year 2018 recipients are:

  • American Heart Association
  • Apollo High School Health & Physical Education Department
  • Audubon Area Community Services, Inc.
  • Boulware Mission, Inc.
  • CASA of Ohio Valley
  • Cliff Hagan Girls & Boys Club
  • Community Dental Clinic
  • Father Bradley Shelter for Women and Children
  • Friends of Sinners
  • Girls, Inc. of Owensboro Daviess County
  • Greater Owensboro Young Life
  • Green River District Health Department (Teen Outreach Program)
  • Green River District Health Department (Quit Now)
  • Hospice of Western KY
  • MentorKids KY
  • Munday Activity Center, Inc.
  • New Beginnings Sexual Assault Support Services, Inc.
  • Owensboro Public Schools
  • Owensboro Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition
  • Project C.A.M.P. Inc
  • Puzzle Pieces
  • The Way of Rockport, Indiana
  • Tri-State Food Bank
  • University of Kentucky Research Foundation
  • Western Kentucky University Research Foundation

Arts and Culture: 

  • International Bluegrass Music Museum
  • Owensboro Dance Theatre
  • Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
  • Owensboro Museum of Science and History
  • Owensboro Symphony Orchestra
  • RiverPark Center
  • Theatre Workshop of Owensboro

Community Support/Partnerships:

  • Daviess County Public Schools and OCTC
  • Supplies Overseas

Owensboro Health CEO Greg Strahan during Community Health Investment Grant allocation news conference.

Owensboro Health President and CEO, Greg Strahan, said the reason Owensboro Health provides Community Health Investment Grants is “because we care about people – our family and neighbors in this community. We can do more in the community by partnering (with the grant recipients). So the money we give today makes a difference in all these projects and it makes a huge difference in quality of life.”

Strahan also announced that US News and World Report named Owensboro Health a Top 7 hospital in the state of Kentucky.