More than $255,000 is invested in eleven organizations that stand ready to meet the needs of our community each and every day.
In early 2023, ACHF invited nonprofits that are expanding or creating access to health and wellness programs in Ashland, Talent, and Phoenix to submit grant proposals.
We were delighted with the innovative projects presented and are pleased to share how your gifts will increase access to health and wellness services in our community.
Over $255,000 has been awarded to eleven local organizations:
Ashland Emergency Food Bank
The Pantry Expansion project will support an increase in staff to identify local partners who can host offsite food pantries. Offsite pantries will make food more accessible to those in need.
Jackson County Sexual Assault & Response Team
The SART School Sexual Violence Prevention Program will increase parent and guardian involvement and ensure all materials are available to Spanish-speaking parents.
La Clinica will increase Behavioral Health Services at Ashland High School by hiring a second mental health provider for the Ashland School-Based Health Center.
Mercy Flights Mobile Integrated Healthcare
MIH serves Ashland, Talent, and Phoenix communities through the mobile delivery of services and resources. Funds will be used to purchase a new vehicle, which will expand the infrastructure of the program.
OHRA’s Resource Navigation Services support those experiencing housing instability. Funds will allow them to increase staff to best meet those in need of services.
Oregon Adaptive Sports
The Moving Mountains Project will help fund the OAS adaptive ski program in partnership with Mt. Ashland. The program serves children and adults with a wide range of disabilities by fostering access to outdoor recreation.
Rogue Valley Farm to School
The Digging Deeper Partnership will help integrate the six principles of Trauma-Informed Nutrition and Feeding into the RVFTS program at the Phoenix-Talent School District, and expand to the TRAILS outdoor school in Ashland.
Rogue Valley Mentoring
RVM’s Mentoring Program for Talent Middle School provides mentoring circles to all 6th grade students, and voluntary mentoring to 7th and 8th grade students.
Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice
The Community Peace Meal program serves meals to seniors, children, and vulnerable populations on an almost daily basis. Funds will provide seed money for the purchase of a mobile food pantry that can deliver prepared meals around Ashland and the edge of Talent.
Talent Maker City
TMC’s Accessibility & Connection Collaboration, in partnership with the local Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection, will provide ongoing wheelchair maintenance workshops.
United Rotary Clubs of Southern Oregon
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library program benefits registered children from birth to age five in Jackson County. Funds will provide a book each month to kids in Ashland, Talent, and Phoenix.
We are grateful to our ACHF family of donors. Your gifts to our funds, such as Community Health Initiatives, have been a catalyst for advancing community health, through which we all benefit.