The University of Vermont Medical Center’s Community Health Investment Fund is overseen by the UVM Medical Center’s Community Health Investment Committee, which includes six UVM Medical Center employees and six community members, and is chaired by the UVM Medical Center’s Chief Medical Officer. The fund invests up to $800,000 annually in both external and internal community benefit programs that further the priority areas identified in the UVM Medical Center’s community health needs assessment.
The 2017-2019 priority areas are:
- Access to Healthy Food – Strategies should focus on access and education of affordable healthy foods and/or obesity prevention.
- Chronic Conditions – Strategies should focus on programs to prevent the onset of chronic conditions and/or programs that enable people with chronic conditions to live healthier lives.
- Mental Health – Strategies should focus on access to mental health services and/or support for all ages.
- Substance Abuse – Strategies should focus on substance abuse prevention, treatment and/or recovery.
- Supportive Housing – Strategies should focus on housing retention, temporary emergency shelter or permanent supportive housing.
The Community Health Investment Fund has two funding categories: Program Grants and Collective Impact Grants. A letter of intent is required. Please see the table below for details on the two categories and deadline dates.
For any questions, please contact:
Sr. Community Benefits Strategist
Program Grant Letters of Intent are Now Being Accepted
Organizations can request up to $50,000 for programs that address one of the priority areas from the 2016 Coummunity Health Needs Assessment. Letters of Intent will be accpeted until July 25, 2016.