Mary McClellan Foundation surpasses $1 million in grant giving to address local health care needs.

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CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> The Mary McClellan Foundation (MMF) is inviting grant applications from organizations that address health or wellness needs of residents previously served by the Mary McClellan Hospital. Nonprofit organizations are eligible for grant support.

The MMF has awarded over $1 million in grants since its establishment as an independent foundation in 2007.

A total of $174,499 in grant funding was awarded in 2015—an increase of 11.5 percent over 2015.

Grants awarded in 2015 included support to the Warren-Washington Association for Mental Health to partially fund e-prescribing for Caleo Counseling Services, and RSVP's medical rides program in Southern Washington County. In an effort to expand the number of local medical service providers, MMF provided support to Glens Falls Hospital to recruit and retain an additional doctor at the Greenwich Regional Medical Center. MMF also provided funding to the Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad toward paramedic training as well as for medical equipment; to the Easton-Greenwich Rescue Squad to partially fund a new ambulance; to the Salem Rescue Squad for defibrillators and other medical equipment; and to the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad for a splint and water rescue kit.

The Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation of Hoosick Falls received support to purchase a bladder scanner, wheel chair scale, Broda chair and food delivery system. Funds were also awarded for medical high-low powered exam tables in Glens Fall Hospital Regional Health Centers in Cambridge, Greenwich, Salem and Hoosick Falls.

Organizations interested in applying for grants in 2016 will need to show how they are addressing the health or wellness needs of residents in at least one of the following Southern Washington County townships: Cambridge, Easton, Greenwich, Jackson, Salem, or White Creek, or the Town of Hoosick in Rensselaer County. The MMF does not require the nonprofit organization to be located in one of these townships; however, it must deliver services to a significant number of residents in one or more of these townships to qualify for support.

By way of example, grant funds can be used for recruitment and retention of specific medical personnel or program staff; medical equipment; special medical training; service delivery programs (for particular health problems); and publications or outreach materials (to educate the public about particular health problems). Applications will be assessed based on evidence of community need and potential benefit, feasibility, target population, organizational history and commitment to addressing health care needs, and non- duplication of programs in the same geographic area. It is anticipated that grants will range in size up to $20,000 per grant, per year. The MMF does consider multi-year grant requests.

Organizations interested in obtaining applications or information about the MMF are invited to visit the website at www.marymcclellanfoundation.org or send an email to info@marymcclellanfoundation.org. Applications are due September 12, 2016.


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