Potomac Health Foundation Awards Grants to Support Health Safety Net Services and Capacity Building

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Potomac Health Foundation awarded grants to seven agencies serving residents of eastern Prince William County, Lorton, and North Stafford communities through its Health Safety Net (HSN) Program. It also awarded grants to two agencies for capacity building support through its Management Assistance Program (MAP). The Foundation Board of Directors awarded $896,945 in HSN support and $8,700 in MAP support for a total of $905,645.

Strengthening access to health care for the medically underserved is a funding priority for the Foundation and in 2014, the Foundation started making support available specifically for general operating support for Health Safety Net programs. This is the third year that Health Safety Net support has been made available to agencies; grants will start on January 1, 2016.

MAP is a funding strategy directed toward recipients who currently have grants through the Foundation’s Howard L. Greenhouse Large Grant Program. The objective of MAP support is to ensure that Foundation investments in large grant programs can be sustained by grantees. PWL This is done through supporting capacity building in the areas of strengthening executive and board leadership, strengthening organizational planning and assessment, and improving financial management and sustainability. MAP Grants will start on January 1, 2016.

Potomac Health Foundation is an independent, private foundation whose mission is to improve the health of the community. It serves the communities of eastern Prince William County, north Stafford County and Lorton.

A full listing of grant recipients and awards is below:

Health Safety Net Grants
Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic General Operating Funds $          152,100
National Capital Poison Center Poison Control Services to the Foundation’s Service Area $          123,406
NOVA ScriptsCentral, Inc. Improving Health Access in Prince William, Stafford and Lorton: Prescription Medications for the Low-income Uninsured $          221,410
Northern Virginia Family Services Kids Connect $            35,000
Prince William Area Free Clinic Prince William Area Free Clinic Unified Health Center $          190,029
Rx Partnership Medication Access for the Uninsured $             25,000
Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Family Health Connection Mobile Clinic $          150,000
Management Assistance Program Grants
Prince William Soccer MAP support $             6,750
Streetlight Outreach Ministries MAP support $             1,950

 

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