The Summit Endowment provides grants to non-profit organizations in the area for collaborative, outcome-focused projects that address health issues affecting residents in Summit Health's service areas.

Listed below are the 2014 grant recipients:

South Central Community Action Programs, Inc (SCCAP) will use grant for The Gleaning Program to provide access to fresh fruits & vegetables from local farmers, orchards, etc. that are willing to donate their remaining crops to be gleaned so that they can be utilized at sites including the SCCAP food pantries throughout Franklin County, the Franklin County Homeless Shelter, soup kitchens, etc. for use by low-income community members.

Keystone Health’s Behavioral Health program received two separate grant awards.

One grant will be used for a Behavioral Health Mentoring program. The grant will be used to develop a pilot project for 12 to15 adults, identified by Keystone Family Medicine and referred to Keystone Behavioral Health. The project will provide those adults with a level of advocacy/mentoring that will decrease the percent of people with a mental health condition who do not attend their first scheduled behavioral health appointment thereby increasing the number of people who receive mental health care.

Keystone Health’s Behavioral Health program will use grant for the Stress-Less for Healthy Living program. The grant is to be used to expand group therapy to help individuals with mental disorders deal with their illness and the stress it causes and develop positive life skills in the area of nutrition and fitness.

Shippensburg Produce & Outreach will use grant to reduce food insecurity for low-income seniors who can not access local resources by providing fresh fruits and vegetables in their neighborhoods; increasing residents access to fresh local produce with higher nutritional values as part of the Senior Housing Site Delivery Project.

Wilson College/Fulton Center for Sustainable Living will use grant for Vegetable Literacy at Fulton Farm to expand curriculum specifically for children visiting Fulton Farm that addresses nutrition deficiencies, increases Vegetable Literacy and the daily intake of fresh fruits and vegetables for Franklin County children, especially our most vulnerable children.

CONTACT Helpline will use grant to help expand the 2-1-1 information phone line program, which provides access to health and human services information and support to those with mental health challenges.

Mercersburg Area Council for Wellness (MacWell)’s Healthy Eating Adventure will use grant to provide three Healthy Eating Adventures throughout the county, and monitor biometric data for participants.

Waynesboro Community and Human Services will use grant to expand and merge free community nursing in Washington Township and the Borough of Waynesboro to help individuals – especially those who are low-income, uninsured or underinsured manage their acute and chronic medical conditions in their homes.

Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition will use grant for the Summer Lunch Program at Katie’s Place to expand quality social services and youth programs that are accessible and safe, including four health education field trips.

House of Grace will use grant for a variety of approaches to nutrition and exercise. The proposed program will address the multiple health issues experience by participants.

Renfrew Museum and Park will use grant for the Renfrew Walking Program to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for people with cardiovascular conditions to exercise via walking; several options on walking trails and paths will be offered; trails will be marked and mapped. Participants will measure distances and record progress.

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