St. Luke's Foundation awards more than $390K in grants

St. Luke’s Foundation has made more than $390,000 in grants to health-related projects in Whatcom County this year, according to an announcement from the nonprofit organization.

The largest grants include $60,000 to Whatcom Alliance for Heath Advancement for the transitioning health care project, $25,000 to the Lighthouse Mission to make the facility wheelchair accessible by adding an elevator, $25,000 to Whatcom County Council on Aging for nutritious meals to low-income seniors, and $20,000 to Rebound of Whatcom County for a critically needed van to allow children without transportation to participate in the program.

Northwest Youth Services received $9,000 for street outreach, Medical Teams International received $6,400 for dental care for low-income Hispanic clients, and $10,000 to the Northwest Indian College for the Lummi food sovereignty project.

Along with the grants, St. Luke’s awarded 18 nursing scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year.  The foundation also established nursing scholarships at Whatcom Community College and Bellingham Technical College.

Nursing scholarship applications are due by June 1 of each year.

The deadline for the next round of grants is Oct. 1, 2013.

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