The Community Health Endowment has approved grants totaling $583,789 for year one and $1,112,230 over three years. Added to previous commitments, the awards bring the total committed in fiscal year 2014-15 to $3.2 million.
Grants worth $10,000 or more include these:
* CenterPointe, $16,854 over one year to test use of laptop computers by behavioral health staff
* The Bridge Behavioral Health, $600,000 over three years to improve medical observation of clients, increase capacity and provide integrated health services
* Good Neighbor Community Center, $20,000 or less over one year to complete HVAC improvements
* Teach a Kid to Fish, $143,000 over two years to provide support to prevent and reduce childhood obesity and create solutions
* Asian Community and Cultural Center, $153,522 over three years to provide diabetes screening, follow-up and education for Vietnamese, Karen and Sudanese clients
* Good Neighbor Community Center, $20,000 or less to buy van to take clients to medical appointments, fitness activities, English classes and social service agencies
* City of Lincoln, $84,244 over two years to expand, enhance and sustain programming on 10HealthTV
* St. Monica's, $20,000 over a year to provide equine-assisted psychotherapy for women in treatment for addiction
* Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools, $50,000 over one year to buy equipment and other items for the Health Pathway of The Career Academy to enhance opportunities for high school students.