Thursday, September 18, 2008

MMF Workshop Tonight: 9/18/08 MMF Workshop Tonight: 9/18/08

Photos: June Mohan

Mary McClellan Foundation Invites Organizations Seeking Funds to Address Health Care Needs in Southern Washington County to Grant Workshop

The Mary McClellan Foundation will sponsor a “Grant Workshop” on Thursday, September 18th from 7 – 8 PM in the Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad conference room located at 37 Gilbert Street in Cambridge. Organizations focusing on the addressing the health and wellness needs of residents of Southern Washington County and interested in applying for support from the Mary McClellan Foundation are invited and encouraged to attend. The purpose of the workshop will be to explain and answer questions about the 2008 Mary McClellan Foundation grant application.

In July, the Mary McClellan Foundation (MMF) announced the availability of grant funds to area organizations. Organizations are invited to apply for grants ranging in size up to $20,000. The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting programs or services that help fill the gap caused by the closure of the Mary McClellan Hospital. Nonprofit organizations are eligible for grant support.

Programs funded under the grant program will need to address the health or wellness needs of residents in one, several or all of the following Southern Washington County townships: Cambridge, Easton, Greenwich, Jackson, Salem, or White Creek as well as the Town of Hoosick in Rensselaer County. The MMF does not require the nonprofit organization to be located in one of these townships; however, it must deliver services to a significant number of residents in one or more of these townships to qualify for support.

In 2008, grant funds can be used for specific medical personnel or program staff salaries; medical equipment; special training; service delivery programs (for particular health problems); and publications and outreach materials (to educate the public about particular health problems). Applications will be assessed based on evidence of community need, community benefit, target population(s) for services, organizational history/accomplishments/ commitment to addressing health care needs of target communities, feasibility, non-duplication of programs in the same geographic area.

In advance, organizations wishing to receive applications or information about the MMF’s 2008 ‘call for proposals’ are invited to visit its website at or send an email to Applications are due on October 1, 2008.

Founded in 1989, The Mary McClellan Foundation, Inc. (MMF), once primarily supported the efforts of the Mary McClellan Hospital, which closed in 2003. The Foundation has been dormant during the Hospital’s bankruptcy proceedings and has now been revived under a new board of directors. The income generated from the Foundation’s assets will be used to support the healthcare needs of the community once served by the Hospital.


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