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Bowse Health Trust

Established in 1996 in memory of the late Rutland Regional Medical Center President/CEO James T. Bowse, the Bowse Health Trust works to help create a healthier community through funding collaborative, community-based health programs.

Each year, the Trust awards grants to new projects that:

  • Improve access and affordability of health and human services
  • Increase prevention efforts that lead to healthier lifestyles
  • Reduce substance abuse

Since it began, the Trust has awarded more than $3.8 million to 52 programs. Current grant recipients include:

  • Three Steps Forward, hosted by Rutland Region Workforce Investment Board and Vermont Adult Learning
  • Abuse Prevention in Elementary School Communities, hosted by Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
  • In-Home Diabetes Education, hosted by Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice
  • Primary Care for the Mentally Ill, hosted by Rutland Mental Health
  • Growing a Sustainable Harvest, hosted by Foxcroft Farm
  • Residential Outreach Coordinator, hosted by Dismas House
  • Outdoor Adventure Program, hosted by Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports
  • Rutland Healthcare Share, hosted by Vermont Farmers Food Center
  • Cooking and Nutrition Education Program, hosted by Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL)
  • Medication Assisted Treatment Clinic, hosted by Recovery House
  • Southwestern Vermont Hoarding Task Force, hosted by Bennington-Rutland Opportunity Council (BROC)
  • Marble Valley Grows Farm to School Network, hosted by College of St. Joseph
  • Community Impact Program, hosted by Wonderfeet Kids Museum

Grant Cycle Deadlines:

  • Planning Grants/Letter of Intent are due June 15
  • Request for Proposals are due September 15

Planning on Applying?

Click on the attachments below for more information about funding criteria and the required forms:

Contact Us:

For more information, contact the Bowse Administrative Data Coordinator by phone at 802.776.5502 or by email.

Rutland Regional Medical Center
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT 05701

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