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Mary Rutan Foundation announces new Community Grant Program

Mary Rutan Foundation is now accepting applications for its new Community Health and Wellness Grant program.  The focus of the program is to foster overall community participation in the promotion of a healthier Logan County.

The Foundation Board has set aside up to $50,000 to be used for community grants focused on the areas of risk and concern that were identified through the findings of the 2012 Logan County Health Risk and Community Needs Assessment.

“Mary Rutan Hospital and Mary Rutan Foundation are committed to the health and wellness of the residents of Logan County.  Promoting healthy lifestyles and providing tools to do so is important us”, states Tammy Allison, Foundation Chief Operating Officer.  “We believe that we can be most successful through a community collaborative effort, and invite area schools and not-for-profit organizations to join us in our pursuit for a healthier Logan County”, states Allison.

Focus areas of the grant include adult and childhood obesity, nutrition, healthier food and beverage choices, physical activity and drug and alcohol abuse prevention.

All applicants must be a registered 501(c)(3) organization or area schools and cannot be a private foundation.  In addition, applicants must be based in Logan County.  Grant requests may range from $500 to $25,000.

Completed applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on July 1st to Mary Rutan Foundation, 205 Palmer Avenue, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.  Applications may be obtained through the Foundation office or at www.maryrutan.org under Foundation on the website homepage.

Questions regarding the grant or qualification guidelines may be directed to Mary Rutan Foundation at (937)599-7003.

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