[Pittsburgh, PA] – July 5, 2016 – Staunton Farm Foundation awarded $450,000 in grants to 21 behavioral health/ human service nonprofits in Western Pennsylvania.
Since 2009, Staunton Farm Foundation recognized the importance for organizations to build capacity to maintain optimal services. Capacity building refers to developing and strengthening resources in organizations and communities to survive and adapt in today’s environment. The Foundation supported grants up to $25,000 for capacity building.
The following organizations were awarded:
- Action-Housing, Inc. – $25,000 for Tenants and Challenging Behaviors
- Allegheny Children’s Initiative – $18,188 for IT Capacity Building
- Alliance for Nonprofit Resources – $25,000 for ANR and Grapevine Capacity Building
- Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry – $24,000 for Electronic Health Records.
- Carlow University – $10,000 to pursue an MSW Program
- Central Presbyterian Church Tarentum – $25,000 for Faith Community Partners
- Chartiers Center – $25,000 for Building Outpatient Capacity
- Community Guidance Center of Indiana County – $25,000 for Ensuring Timely Mental Health Treatment Services for the Residents of Rural Pennsylvania
- Every Child, Inc. – $15,000 for Improving Program Outcomes Through Expanded Evaluation Capacity
- Family Services of Western Pennsylvania – $10,950 for Tele-Psychiatry Implementation in Indiana and Armstrong County
- Fayette County Community Action – $25,000 for Case Management Training
- Fayette County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. – $6,250 for Active Shooter/Intruder Response Training
- Hope Grows – $25,000 for The Caregiver Garden Connect Project
- InVision Foundation – $15,292 for Technology Infrastructure/ Electronic Health Records Implementation
- MAYA Organization – $25,000 for Planning and Evaluation
- Mental Health Association of Washington County – $25,000 for an Anti-Stigma Campaign
- Milestones Centers Inc. – $25,000 to Increase Service Access
- Turtle Creek Valley – $25,000 for Measurement Tools for Higher Performance
- Washington Health System Foundation – $25,000 for Behavioral Health Electronic Records in Greene County
- Westmoreland Case Management and Support, Inc. – $25,000 to learn how to respond to people with behavior illnesses
- Westmoreland Community Action – $25,000 for Hotline and Mobile Unit in Rural Westmoreland County
About the Staunton Farm Foundation – The Staunton Farm Foundation is a family foundation established in 1937 in accordance with the wishes of Matilda Staunton Craig, who wanted her estate to be used to benefit people with mental illness.
Following the direction set in her will and in response to current needs, the Trustees of the Staunton Farm Foundation make grants to support treatment, services, and systems improvements for children, youth, and adults with behavioral health issues. Grants are limited to non-profit organizations that benefit people in ten counties of Southwestern Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
Staunton Farm Foundation’s Vision: Investing in a future where behavioral health is understood, accepted and supported
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