Central Oregon nonprofits receive $200K in grant funding from St. Charles Health System

BEND, Ore. — St. Charles Health System is pleased to announce it is providing $200,000 in community benefit grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Central Oregon.

Schools, homeless shelters, public health and youth programs are among the 28 nonprofits in the region that are helping tackle St. Charles Health System’s strategic priorities of childhood preventive health and education, and obesity.

Some of the three largest grants were awarded to:

  • The Kid’s Center, which received $20,000 to provide medical examiner services to children age 0 to 18 who are suspected victims of abuse
  • Mountain Star Relief Nursery, which received $17,000 to provide health and developmental screenings for 100 babies and toddlers who are at the highest risk for abuse and neglect
  • Boys and Girls Club Redmond / Terrebonne, which received $11,400 to support its Healthy Lifestyles program and to provide evening meals to the youth attending extended-hour programming

Since its inception, St. Charles Health System has been contributing to programs that benefit the communities it serves. By collaborating with other nonprofits in the area, St. Charles aims to implement and support best-practice and evidence-based initiatives that address community needs and improve the overall health of the region.

Applications for funding are vetted based on their alignment with St. Charles’ strategic priorities, identified need, impact on target population and other application qualifications.

“We’re so pleased to provide this funding to our partners in the nonprofit community and support the important work they do every day to help the most vulnerable and underserved,” said Carlos Salcedo, St. Charles’ community benefit strategies educator. “The 28 organizations St. Charles is funding this year will have a real and positive impact on our community.”

To learn more about St. Charles’ community benefit program, visit StCharlesHealthCare.org.


About St. Charles Health System

St. Charles Health System, Inc., headquartered in Bend, Ore., owns and operates St. Charles Bend, Madras, Prineville and Redmond. It also owns family care clinics in Bend, Madras, Prineville, Redmond and Sisters. St. Charles is a private, not-for-profit Oregon corporation and is the largest employer in Central Oregon with more than 3,800 caregivers. In addition, there are more than 350 active medical staff members and nearly 200 visiting medical staff members who partner with the health system to provide a wide range of care and service to our communities.