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Five groups got $300K in grants in March
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July, 2009

Chairman of the Board T. Richey Oliver recently announced that grants in a total amount of $301,046 have been awarded to five area non-profit organizations.  Mr. Oliver said, “Foundation participation in these community projects will provide improved healthcare facilities, expanded public safety programs and enhanced residential health and human services. “  Mr. Oliver continued, “We recognize the necessity for well run non-profits in our community, particularly in the current economic climate.  The Trustees continue as good stewards of Foundation resources and encourage all organizations to visit with us about funding opportunities.”


Grants Chair Rob Patyrak said the following applications for funding were approved:  

                        Baptist Memorials Ministries was awarded $100,000 toward the Rotary House of Hope Residential Hospice Program.  Patients will benefit from a home-like setting in a dedicated hospice inpatient facility.   The services will be available to all hospice patients in the Concho Valley, regardless of their healthcare provider.   The generous gift of Myrtle Williams in honor of her parents, William Harden Williams and Mary Eveline Holmes Williams, made this bequest through the San Angelo Health Foundation possible.

                        City of San Angelo Community Development Division was awarded match funds of up to $100,000 for their roof repair program.  Funds will be used to repair or replace forty to eighty roofs for qualifying low to moderate income citizens residing in four areas targeted for revitalization by the San Angelo City Council within the City limits. 

                        Concho Valley Home for Girls was awarded $16,000 for a replacement van.  The Concho Valley Home for Girls and Children’s Emergency Shelter provide a continuum of care for abused and neglected children with a strong emphasis on helping them receive the best possible preparation for adulthood.   

                        Lake Ivie Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $50,000 to expand their fire hall.  In addition to covering Concho, Runnels and Coleman counties, they are the only fire department in the Lake Ivie area.  The expansion project will allow for secure and protected storage of their vehicles and equipment.   The addition will also provide expanded meeting and training space. 

                        Salvation Army was awarded $35,046 for a delivery truck to support their thrift store operation.  The vehicle will also be used to transport equipment, supplies and donations during disaster operations.  Last year the local Salvation Army provided 1,698 cases of direct assistance and an additional 264 referrals. 

December 2008 grant awards
December 23, 2008

December 19, 2008:    Chairman of the Board T. Richey Oliver announced that current grant awards bring Foundation contributions to community projects since inception to over $30 million.  For twelve years the San Angelo Health Foundation has served San Angelo and her Concho Valley neighbors by supporting the efforts of our grass roots non-profit organizations.  Grants over the years have varied in size and scope from $2,275 to East Coke County Ambulance Service for emergency equipment to $1.75 million for the Tom Green County Library relocation project.  The San Angelo Health Foundation will continue to fund community health in its broadest form in perpetuity.    


Grants in a total amount of $487,918 were recently awarded to four non-profit organizations.  In addition to the quarterly grant awards, trustees designated several community organizations which provide for those with special needs during the holiday season to receive seasonal assistance.


Grants Chair Rob Patyrak said the following applications for funding were approved:  

                        Angelo State University was awarded $167,918 to establish a gait/motion lab in the Department of Physical Therapy.  The new Gross Motor Lab will be primarily used for faculty and student research.  Beginning in the fall of 2009, the Physical Therapy Department is commencing the first doctoral program at Angelo State University.     

                        Junior Achievement of West Texas was awarded a challenge grant of $25,000 to support their youth development programs in San Angelo schools.  Business and community volunteers present lessons and hand-on activities that encourage critical thinking, imagination and an understanding of how our economy works.  Junior Achievement currently serves over 1,500 students in our 2nd and 7th grade classes. 

                        MOSAIC was awarded $250,000 to construct an equestrian center.  They plan to expand their therapeutic riding program and initiate a hippotherapy program, which is physician-prescribed riding therapy provided by specially trained physical, occupational or speech therapists.  MOSAIC serves 80 disabled adults in their residential homes and 105 children in their day care in San Angelo.  The generous gift of Myrtle Williams in honor of her parents, William Harden Williams and Mary Eveline Holmes Williams, made this bequest through the        San Angelo Health Foundation    possible.

                        University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas was awarded $30,000 to provide assistance to students affected by Hurricane Ike.  Funding will provide assistance to qualifying students of the School of Medicine from the West Texas area for tuition, fees, temporary housing and/or replacement educational materials such as books, computers and uniforms.


Unsolicited seasonal assistance grants of $2,500 each for a total amount of $15,000 were also awarded to:   Boys & Girls Club of San Angelo, Christians in Action, Concho Valley Home for Girls/Children's Emergency Shelter, HOPE HOUSE/CASA, House of Faith and the local Salvation Army. 

Sept 2008 grant awards
September 30, 2008

September 25, 2008:    Chairman of the Board T. Richey Oliver announced that the Trustees of the San Angelo Health Foundation recently awarded $334,347 to three area non-profit organizations.  Mr. Oliver stated, �We strive in cooperation with our area non-profit organizations to provide a community where all people have the knowledge, resources and environment to live a healthy life.   Since inception the San Angelo Health Foundation has committed in excess of $29 million in charitable grants.� 

                        Grants Chairman Dr. Rob Patyrak said the following applications for funding were approved:  

      ADULT ENRICHMENT CENTER (formerly Adult Day Care of San Angelo) was awarded $10,500 for computers, software and office equipment.  The Adult Enrichment Center provides daytime care to chronically ill, disabled and older adults as an alternative to placement in a nursing home.  The center offers transportation, medical supervision, two hot meals and activities throughout each day.    

      BALLINGER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT and NORTH RUNNELS COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT were awarded $250,000 toward an Electronic Medical Records system to serve both hospitals and the two associated clinics.   The network will improve health care efficiencies, record keeping and the quality of patient care in the Runnels County facilities.     

      RUNNELS COUNTY SENIOR CENTERS were awarded $73,847 to provide new kitchen equipment and heating and air conditioning for the relocation and renovation of their Ballinger location.   Runnels County Senior Centers in Ballinger, Winters and Miles provide a total of 64,178 meals each year, as well as social activities, educational programs, health screenings and nutritional instruction for senior citizens. 


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