Huntington County Healing Partners, a funding alliance uniting the Huntington County Medical Society and Parkview Huntington Hospital in a shared vision, is launching its 2023 grant cycle.
The application period for 2023 Healing Partners grant funding is open now through May 7. The grants are available to organizations that tackle pressing local health issues in ways that promote better health and greater vitality for people throughout Huntington County.
More information and applications are available at https://www.huntingtonhealingpartners.org
The alliance was created in 2021 thanks to an endowment gift of more than $1.28 million from the medical society. Parkview Huntington contributes toward the grants from funds set aside annually for its Community Health Improvement work.
The cooperative effort of the medical society and the hospital provides annual grant funding for programs and equipment related to initiatives targeting public health priorities identified in the Huntington County Health Needs Assessment. Conducted by Parkview Health every three years, the needs assessment identifies trends in health among Huntington County residents. The most recent assessment, completed in August for 2023-25, has established county health priorities that include mental health, child abuse and neglect, and substance use and abuse, among other findings.
Fifteen local agencies were awarded more than $80,000 in the 2022 round of Healing Partners grants.
“It takes a multifaceted effort to address the many factors that shape quality of life for our neighbors,” said Doug Selig, market president, Parkview Health South. “The Healing Partners alliance casts a wide net to invite more solutions from local non-profits that are new, have developed innovative ideas, or have not been able to participate in past grant funding through the Parkview Huntington Community Health Improvement program. We continue to be excited about the vision for the community that grant recipients share with us.”
A committee of representatives from the medical society and the hospital reviews qualifying grant applications and administers the Healing Partners program.
Local 501(c)3 not-for-profit organizations with programs addressing mental health, child abuse and neglect, and substance abuse are invited to apply for funding. Applications should be for program funding only. Prospective applicants may email questions about the program to HealingPartners@parkview.com. Completed applications are due on or before May 7. The selected grant recipients will be notified in early June with award amounts distributed by June 30.