CareSource Foundation Awards Grants to 55 Nonprofit Organizations in Ohio

The CareSource Foundation provides grants to nonprofits who are working to eliminate poverty, provide services to low and moderate-income families, build healthier communities and develop innovative approaches to address significant social issues.

“Health care is only one component in the complex lives of our consumers,” said Cathy Ponitz, Vice President, CareSource Foundation. “The CareSource Foundation enables us to transcend standard health care and reach into our local communities to better understand and fulfill their needs. Our grantees have become outstanding partners in our work to eradicate poverty and create healthier families and communities.”

CareSource Foundation Grants Highlights

  • Good Neighbor House (Dayton) provides health, nutrition, education and human services to over 42,000 individuals in the Dayton area. The organization is a human services safety net organization that offers a variety of support including food assistance, dental care, financial counseling and wellness classes. The CareSource grant of $10,000 will provide operational support for existing programs.
  • The Health Disparities Collaborative of Ohio (Columbus) is a new organization made up of agencies, organizations and individuals concerned about minority and multicultural health, health equity and social justice. The CareSource grant of $8,000 will provide support for building local and state infrastructure to reduce health disparities in minority communities.
  • Live Healthy Appalachia (Athens) promotes healthy eating and active living through community partnerships and educational opportunities. The CareSource grant of $7,000 will provide support for “Cooking Up a Stronger Community,” a community outreach program that will initially serve Athens County, where 20 percent of residents are Medicaid eligible.
  • Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio (Statewide) UHCAN Ohio’s mission is to achieve high quality, affordable health care of all Ohioans by advocating for the consumer in the policymaking process. The CareSource grant of $15,000 will provide technology and communication support to aid in their advocacy work.

Funding by Region

Dayton / Springfield / Troy$91,000
Choices in Community
Elizabeth’s New Life Center
Good Neighbor House
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton
Helping Our Young People Connect with God
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greene Co.
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Springfield
Joy Outdoor Education Center Foundation
Miami County Dental Clinic
National Alliance on Mental Illness: Clark, Greene & Madison Counties
Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark, Champaign and Logan Co.

Live Healthy Appalachia

Cincinnati / Fairfield / Hamilton$56,000
Bethany House Services
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County
Center for Independent Living Options
Community Matters
Council on Child Abuse
Elderly Persons in Community
Family Promise of Butler County
Santa Maria Community Services
St. Vincent de Paul Society, Seton Parish Conference 
Wesley Community Services

Cleveland / Akron / Canton / Lorain / Medina$95,000
Boys and Girls Club of Lorain Co.
Building Hope in the City
EMERGE Counseling Services
Family Promise
Front Steps Housing and Services
Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio
Hope House Visitation Center
Lorain County Free Clinic
Medina Creative Housing
North Coast Community Homes
Opportunity Parish Ecumenical Neighborhood Ministry
Pregnant with Possibilities Resource Center
Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland
Senior Transportation Connection
Women’s Wellness Foundation
YMCA of Greater Cleveland

Columbus / Chillicothe / Delaware$129,000
Best Buddies Ohio
Clintonville Beechwold Community Resources Center
Columbus Speech and Hearing Center
Columbus Works
Community for New Direction
Concord Counseling Services
Health Disparities Collaborative of Ohio
KidSMILES Pediatric Dental Clinic
Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio
Mental Health America of Franklin Co.
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies
Prevent Blindness Miami Valley Ohio Chapter
Seeds of Hope
Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio
Victory Ministries

About CareSource
CareSource is a nonprofit nationally recognized as an industry leader in providing member-centric health care coverage. Founded in 1989, CareSource administers one of the nation’s largest Medicaid managed care plans. Today, CareSource offers individuals and families comprehensive health and life services including Marketplace and Medicare Advantage plans.

Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, CareSource serves more than 1.9 million members in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Georgia. CareSource understands the challenges consumers face navigating the health system and works to put health care in reach for those it serves.

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