MFH to Highlight New Grant Funding Strategy at St. Louis-Area Meetings

ST. LOUIS - January 4, 2012    St. Louis-area organizations interested in improving health care in their communities are invited to one of two upcoming meetings hosted by the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH).  The meetings are excellent opportunities for attendees to hear about MFH’s 2012 grantmaking, and learn how the foundation is shifting its funding strategy to encourage more community partnerships.

The meetings are scheduled for:

JEFFERSON COUNTY:      Monday, January 23, 2012
                                        9 am to 11 am
                                        Jefferson County Health Dept., Large Training Room
                                        1818 Lonedell Road, Arnold MO

WARREN COUNTY:          Wednesday, January 25, 2012
                                        10 am to 12 noon
                                        University of Missouri Extension, Community Room
                                        107 W. Walton, Warrenton MO

The meetings are free and designed for health and community action nonprofits; community service clubs; human service providers; and community leaders.  Nonprofits need not be MFH grantees to attend.  Refreshments will be provided.  The events are a valuable opportunity for participants to offer input on how MFH’s new funding strategy can work at the local level.  

RSVPs are encouraged for these meetings.  To attend the Jefferson County meeting, contact Jennifer Wood at 314.345.5539 or; for the Warren County meeting, contact Melissa Logsdon, 314.345.5506 or   For more information about MFH and other regional presentations around the state, visit

Established in 2000, MFH is the largest nongovernmental funder of community health activities in Missouri.  MFH is in its 10th year of grantmaking, and issues $40 million to $50 million in grants and awards annually.  It is dedicated to improving the health of unserved and underserved residents in 84 Missouri counties and the City of St. Louis.

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Media Contact:  Julie Johnson 
314.345.5580 (office)/ 314.640.2614 (cell)