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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 $3.5 million to 43 programs. Grant recipients include:

  • Say it Straight, hosted by Rutland Area Prevention (RAP)
  • Nutritional AXIS, hosted by Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL)
  • RSSU Transitions, hosted by Rutland South Supervisory Union (RSSU)
  • GROW (Get Rid of Waste), hosted by Lothrop Elementary School
  • It’s a Girl Thing, hosted by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains
  • 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
  • The Little 1s, 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

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 Kathryn Lulek, Data Coordinator and Administrative Assistant by phone at 802.773.9888, ext. 10 or by email.    

Rutland Regional Medical Center
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT 05701
802.775.7111

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