The Foundation for Community Care has been funding healthcare in Richland County for over 32 years. An endowment has grown to over $7 million, ensuring long-term growth and funding capability. Each year the Foundation Board gives 5% of our total endowment value to fund healthcare grant needs. It is a fair statement to say that there is not a single Richland County resident that hasn’t been impacted in some way by the grants distributed through the foundation. Over $3 million has been granted to Sidney Health Center since 1984, as well as health organizations throughout Richland County. This year the Foundation distributed a total of $265,000 in grants, but the need is larger than that. Much larger. In 2016 the Foundation received more than $1 million in qualified grant requests.
The Healthcare Scholarship Fund was added to the Foundation assistance funds to assist individuals in the completion of medical training, with the ultimate goal that they return home to Eastern Montana to practice. To date, over $56,000 has been awarded in scholarships to students in a variety of programs, from administration to nursing to Family Practice.
Visit the links on the right to access and view qualifications for annual grant and scholarship awards, as well as view past examples of each.
The Foundation for Community Care also offers assistance to individuals who live, or are being treated in, Richland County, MT. The Medical Emergency fund was established to assist patients financially who live in the area but are referred out by a Sidney based provider to seek more extensive care. The Cancer Coalition fund provides money to Richland County residents who are diagnosed with any form of cancer, or those patients who live outside the area but choose to seek treatment at the Sidney Health Center Cancer Care Center.
Visit the links on the right for more information on qualifications and how to apply for either personal assistance grants.