• Yankton Benedictine Sisters Fund

  • Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the St. Thomas More Health Foundation’s Yankton Benedictine Sisters Fund Grant

    The St. Thomas More Health Foundation (STMHF) hosted a reception on February 27 at St. Thomas More Hospital to honor the 19 recipients of this year’s Yankton Benedictine Sisters Fund Grant. The Foundation provided approximately $81,000 in community support of enhancing the health, safety and wellness of our community.

    The legacy of St. Thomas More Hospital that started 79 years ago by the Benedictine Sisters of Yankton, S.D., continues today. When the Sisters were called back to South Dakota after their service in Canon City, they left a community outreach endowment with the St. Thomas More Health Foundation. It was their vision to continue serving our community long after they returned home to continue their service at the Sacred Heart Monastery.

    Organizations throughout Fremont County were encouraged to apply for program or equipment funding. Applications were reviewed by STMHF review committee.

    Benedictine Grant Recipients 2017-2

    This year’s recipients include:

    11th Judicial District Attorney Victim/Witness Services
    Personal items for the Pantry of Well-Being to meet the immediate needs of victims of domestic violence

    Boys and Girls Club of Fremont County
    Staffing and equipment for the SPARK (Sport Play and Active Recreation for Kids) Program

    Cañon City Pregnancy Center
    Earn While You Learn Program providing parents an opportunity to earn cribs, high chairs, etc. through education, parenting workshops and ‘Just for Men’ educational programs

    Cañon Literacy Center
    Operation expenses for free tutoring and refreshments for students

    ECHO & Family Center Early Childhood Council
    Child Health Passport folders and health books

    Family Crisis Services, Inc.
    Operation expenses for their 24-hour hotline

    Fremont Community Foundation
    Fremont’s Exceptional Women (FEW) educational programming and professional clothing collection

    Fremont County Sheriff's Office
    Automated External Defibrillators and replacement KAT tourniquets for patrol deputies

    Fremont RE-1 School District
    Senior Fun Fest equipment

    Fremont Search and Rescue
    Re-certification of two automated external defibrillators, Wilderness Medical Institute Protocols materials and disposable items

    Heart of Colorado CASA
    Recruit and train 10 new advocates

    Loaves and Fishes Ministries of Fremont County
    Support for Chayah House, the emergency shelter, and Restoring Hope and New Creations Inn, two transitional housing programs

    Meals on Wheels Cañon City
    To offset the cost of meals for homebound individuals

    Orchard of Hope Foundation
    Program support to improve the quality of life for cancer survivors and their families

    Penrose Park & Recreation District
    Sport and general fitness equipment

    Senior Services Solutions
    Stipends to drivers who provide safe and reliable transportation for seniors to medical and dental appointments locally and out-of-town

    Stich N’ Give
    Yarn for knitting projects distributed to various community organizations

    Tallahassee Fire and Rescue
    EMR and EMT training and medical equipment, ECG monitor, oxygen tanks, vital sign monitor for the volunteers in northwest Fremont County

    UAAOG/Fremont County Head Start
    Bus restraints

    Grant Application

    Thank you for your interest in submitting your organization’s grant application to St. Thomas More Health Foundation’s Yankton Benedictine Sisters Fund.

    Grant applications for the 2017-18 funding cycle will be accepted beginning September 1, 2017. These applications must be postmarked or emailed no later than December 31, 2017 to receive a grant in the following year.  Please check back on September 1 for a link to the grant application.

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