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Inland Announces 2017 Community Benefit Grant Recipients

Release Date: 06/23/2017

Inland Hospital is proud to announce its Community Benefit grant recipients for 2017. Inland’s mission of “to care for and serve our community” is the driving force behind everything we do, including our Community Benefit Program. Inland considers it a priority to contribute in many different ways to the health and well-being of the people in the communities we serve.

To successfully achieve our mission, Inland commits resources, both financial and people, to maintain and improve our community’s well-being. Whether it is providing high-quality medical care regardless of a person’s ability to pay, offering free screenings at health events, awarding mini-grants to local organizations for community-building efforts, or being engaged on local boards and committees through a vibrant employee volunteer program, Inland is dedicated to our community.

Inland contributes more than $60,000 in the form of grants to non-profit organizations and schools in the hospital service area that are working to improve quality of life. We give priority to health-related initiatives, programs or services serving vulnerable or under-served populations in the Greater Waterville area, and organizations that are working to make a measurable impact on health using evidence-informed strategies and partnerships.

This year, Inland has awarded grants and mini grants to nearly three dozen local organizations for community-building projects and health initiatives that focused on obesity prevention, poverty and economic opportunity, substance abuse prevention, mental health, homelessness, domestic violence, healthy food access and transportation.

Mini grants were awarded to 14 schools located in our service area that are registered Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0; a childhood obesity prevention program that Inland supports.

Community Benefit Grant Recipients:
Alfond Youth Center Boys & Girls Club of Waterville
Central Maine Growth Council
Essentials Closet - First Congregational Church UCC
Family Violence Project
Greater Waterville Area Food Bank
Healthy Northern Kennebec
Hospice Volunteers of Waterville
Kennebec Behavioral Health
Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP) Transportation
Kennebec Valley Community College
Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers
Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter
Revitalizing the Energy in ME (REM)
Thomas College
Unity Barn Raisers
Veggies for All
Waterville Main Street
Waterville Opera House
 
School Grant Recipients:
Albert. S. Hall School, Waterville
Alfond Youth Center Before and After School, Waterville
Belgrade Central School, Belgrade
China Middle School, S. China
China Primary School, S. China
Educare, Waterville
George J. Mitchell Before and After School, Waterville
James H. Bean School, Sidney
Messalonskee Middle School, Oakland
Messalonskee High School, Oakland
Ralph Atwood Primary School, Oakland
Vasssalboro Community School, Vassalboro
Williams Elementary School, Oakland
Winslow Before and After School, Winslow
 
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