Mayo Clinic Health System believes that health is more than the absence of illness. It includes an environment that supports the physical, emotional and social well-being of those who live, work and play there. In fact, studies show that many of the factors that have the greatest effect on health occur in the community.
We're pleased to offer Hometown Health Grants as part of our investment to improving the health of the communities we serve.
The grant supports innovative efforts that align with 2021 funding priorities to:
Improve mental health with an emphasis on strengthening community mental health services and suicide prevention, and supporting the resiliency across the lifespan.
Prevent obesity and reduce chronic disease with a focus on reducing food insecurity and increasing public access to physical activity.
Prevent alcohol misuse and substance abuse with an emphasis on engaging youth.
Champion equity, diversity and inclusion with an emphasis on advancing conversations in the community and engaging rural populations.
The grant works in partnership with community-based organizations and residents to translate their vision for healthy communities into visible, concrete changes and, ultimately, a healthier hometown. Grant recipients are engaged for an entire year, and an outcomes report is required at the end of the funding cycle.
Community partners in Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pierce, St. Croix and Trempealeau counties are invited to apply for the Hometown Health Grant.
Review eligibility guidelines below prior to submission. Funding requests should show a relationship to the health issues identified on the application. Please submit a W-9 tax form with the application (required).
We are accepting applications through April 30, 2021. Grant recipients will be notified the week of June 7, 2021.