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.