EAU CLAIRE, Wis. ― Mayo Clinic Health System is pleased to offer its School and Student Support Grant program. This program seeks to improve the health of youth and families in Northwest Wisconsin. The grant application is open to public and private K-12 schools in Barron, Dunn, Chippewa, Eau Claire and Trempealeau counties.
The School and Student Support Grant supports innovative efforts, programs, outdoor environmental improvements, field trips and other learning opportunities that directly benefit students and align with Mayo Clinic Health System’s values and 2021 funding priorities.
2021 funding priorities include:
- Improving mental health with an emphasis on strengthening community mental health services and suicide prevention, and supporting the resiliency across the lifespan
- Preventing obesity and reduce chronic disease with a focus on reducing food insecurity and increasing public access to physical activity
- Reducing alcohol misuse and substance abuse with an emphasis on engaging youth
- Promoting equity, inclusion and diversity with an emphasis on advancing conversations in the community and engaging rural populations
The grant is unable to support requests for:
- Sports teams, athletic competitions or camps
- Fundraisers, including runs, walks, etc.
- Individual student sole benefit
- Individual staff sole benefit
“We recognize the vital roles that schools play in all of our communities: supporting our children, families, economy and our future workforce," says Jennifer Jorgenson, interim director for Community Engagement for Mayo Clinic Health System, Northwest Wisconsin Region. "Finding ways to support youth is an integral part of our mission, social responsibility, and a core value of our organization. With that in mind, we are offering a funding opportunity to our school districts — a grant of up to $5,000 to use in the 2021-22 school year, toward efforts that directly impact students.”
Those interested in applying for a grant can complete a submission application by Sept. 30. Grants will be awarded, and recipients will be notified by Oct. 31.
Grant awards generally range from $1,000 to $5,000, with a maximum of $5,000. Grant awards are made for project or programs that demonstrate exceptional local significance and impact to youth. This is the first year Mayo Clinic Health System is offering this award to school districts.
Further questions about the School and Student Support Grant can be directed to Community Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Press ContactDan Lea