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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 $4 million to 58 programs. Current grant recipients include:

  • Three Steps Forward for Men, hosted by Rutland Region Workforce Investment Board and Vermont Adult Learning
  • In-Home Diabetes Education, hosted by VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR)
  • 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)
  • Southwestern Vermont Hoarding Task Force, hosted by Bennington-Rutland Opportunity Council (BROC)
  • Marble Valley Grows Farm to School Network, hosted by Come Alive Outside
  • Community Impact Program, hosted by Wonderfeet Kids Museum
  • Parks Rx, hosted by Rutland Recreation Dept.
  • Healthy Homes, hosted by Neighborworks of Western Vermont

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:

Or contact the Bowse Health Trust directly for the necessary forms at 802.776.5502 or by email.

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