The Healthy Community Fund was created in 2008 to support community programs or projects throughout Washington County, Wisconsin, that will positively affect the health and wellness of those living and working within this area.
It is the goal of this fund to help support non-profit organizations and resources that will promote healthy lifestyle choices as well as provide support for programs and activities committed to the promotion of health and wellness. For a summary of public health priorities in Washington County go here.
The Healthy Community Fund’s highest funding priority is given to programs or projects that address improving the health and overall well-being of people living in Washington County. Funding is available for 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in good standing that represent a range of demographics within local communities.
Some examples of health and wellness areas that will be considered for funding include, but are not limited to, community collaborations or initiatives; children, youth and families; educational programs; and/or environmental programs. The minimum dollar amount for a request is $10,000 and one application may be submitted per agency.
The Healthy Community Fund does not fund organizational operating expenses, salaries or routine operating functions that do not pertain to the project. Additionally, the fund does not support event sponsorships, sporting events/teams, clubs or individuals.
Oversight for the Healthy Community Fund is provided by a committee of individuals from local communities, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Physicians. The Healthy Community Fund is administered through St. Joseph’s Community Engagement Department in partnership with St. Joseph’s Community Foundation. The Foundation is a member of Froedtert Health, a regional hospital system that includes Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee; Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls; St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend; and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Physicians.
For more information about how to submit a request for funding, please go to How to Apply for Funding. To review a summary of the public health priorities in Washington County go here.