March 12th, 2004

Great River Health Systems is now accepting applications for funding from its Community Endowment Foundation. The foundation was established in 1999 to help foster the development of health-care services that may otherwise not be available to the community. The foundation was funded by a $1 million grant from the Great River Health Systems Foundation.

Applications for funding must meet the following criteria:

• All projects must be related to the provision of health-care services or result in health improvement in the community.
• Applications in any given year cannot exceed $10,000.
• Funding will be reviewed and awarded annually. Organizations may apply for funding for the same project up to three consecutive years.
• Funding will be provided only to not-for-profit organizations serving the Great River Health Systems service area (no more than 40 miles from Burlington).

Completed applications must be received no later than April 15, 2004. Grant recipients will be notified before June 15, 2004

To receive a Community Endowment Foundation application or for more information, please contact Mark Richardson, president and CEO, Great River Health Systems, 1221 South Gear Avenue, West Burlington, Iowa 52655; (319) 768-3250.