On June 1, 2016 Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee recognized 22 area organizations that will receive more than $227,000 in grants as a part of the 2016 Trinity Health Initiatives Phase I awards.  These grants will be used to plan community health-related projects that will compete for implementation grants later this year.  Over 60 proposals were received from regional nonprofits and they were ranked on impact and merit by the Trinity board.  Issues addressed include access to medical care, healthy life choices, mental health and addiction recovery and family strengthening.  These groups will use the Phase I funding to research and plan details for project operations and sustainability culminating in a proposal for consideration of Phase II implementation funds.

Again this year, both large organization and small organization grants are being awarded.  Twelve Phase I large grants and ten small grants will go to nonprofits across the community.  These grant winners will present a Phase II implementation proposal in September and be eligible for up to $50,000 for small grants and $150,000 for large grants for an approximate $850,000 in project resources to be granted later this year. This year’s 22 recipients and their projects include:

     2016 Phase I Small Grant Awards (up to $5,000)

Good Samaritan Center of Loudon CountyHealthy Lives, Healthy Smiles

Knoxville-Knox County Community Action CommitteeGrandparents as Parents

LifeSavers, IncorporatedSummer Enrichment Program and Boot Camp

Metropolitan Drug CommissionHands of Hope: Mentoring At-Risk Moms

Our Daily Bread of Tennessee, Inc. – Taking Root Tennessee

Our Place Art OrganizationOur Place Art Camp

People Empowering People Project – Community Health and Ministry Project

Wallace Mobile Healthcare Preserving the Vision

Water Angel Ministries180 Gang

W.C. Two –The First Tee of Greater Knoxville – Williams Creek Fellowship and Internship Program

       2016 Phase I Large Grant Awards (up to $15,000)

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee ValleyAddressing Childhood Trauma

Breakthrough CorporationBridge to Employment in Service and Tourism

East Tennessee Children’s HospitalNeonatal Abstinence Syndrome Care Coordination Service

Emerald Youth FoundationFamily Strengthening to Promote Positive Youth Development Outcomes

Fort Sanders Foundation – Peninsula HospitalIt Takes a Community to Break the Cycle of Readmissions

Harmony Family CenterGrand Families

Helen Ross McNabb CenterA Shot at Life:  Medication Assisted Treatment

Impact America TennesseeFocusFirst:  A High Tech Vision Care Initiative

Legacy Parks Foundation Baker Creek Preserve Adventure Park

Legal Aid of East Tennessee Doctors as Advocates, Lawyers as Healers

University of Tennessee Medical CenterTrauma Survivors Network

YWCA KnoxvilleSafer and Stronger: Anderson County Domestic Violence Initiative

For more information on this year’s Phase I Recipients, click here.