Well Foundation awards $181,160 to increase healthy living in Elkhart County

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. - The Well Foundation's Greatest Need Fund distributed $181,160 to organizations in Elkhart County focused on improving residents' health, committee members announced Monday.

The following organizations received funding:

  • Bushelcraft Farm Corp., food baskets for families in Goshen's food desert, $4,200
  • Center for Healing and Hope, vision spot screener, $4,000
  • Child and Parent Services, mental health support for child victims of abuse, $17,460
  • Church Community Services, greenhouse expansion, $25,000
  • Community Sustainability Project/Goshen Farmers Market, fresh food therapy, $3,700
  • Cultivate Culinary School and Catering, weekend backpack program for Goshen schools, $10,000
  • Girls on the Run Michiana, operations in Goshen/Elkhart for 2023, $10,000
  • GiveHear/HearCare Connection, hearing healthcare clinic for underserved, $7,500
  • Goshen College, nursing education simulation training, $20,000
  • Kindness to Prevent Blindness, dedicated doctor position, $20,000
  • LoveWay, Goshen basic horsemanship, $10,000
  • Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition, Healthy Hearts, $9,800
  • O'Hana Heritage Foundation/A Rosie Place, respite expansion, $10,000
  • Ryan's Place, children and family grief support programs, $18,000
  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace, No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in our Town! Elkhart, $3,500
  • WheelchairHelp.org, mobility scooters and lift chair restoration, $8,000

Committee members met in October to decide which organizations would receive grants. This grant money supports initiatives working to help Elkhart County residents live longer, healthier lives.

The Well Foundation was formerly the Goshen Hospital & Health Care Foundation.

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