CareSource gives grants to 74 nonprofits

CareSource Foundation has awarded $534,000 in grants in the second half of 2017.

The foundation said in a statement that it awarded the money to 74 organizations throughout Ohio, including 16 in the Dayton area.

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The CareSource Foundation gives the money to nonprofits who serve to low and moderate-income families, promote healthier communities and develop new approaches to address significant social issues.

“Health care is only one component in the complex lives of our consumers and community,” stated Cathy Ponitz, Vice President, CareSource Foundation. “The CareSource Foundation enables us to transcend standard health care and reach into our local communities to better understand and solve social issues.”

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For the Dayton and Springfield region, CareSource gave $177,000 toward the following groups:

Abigail Journey

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality

American Red Cross

Bogg Ministries, Inc.

Brunner Literacy Center

Caring Kitchen, Inc.

Christ Child Society of Dayton

Crayons to Classrooms

Friends of the Castle

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley

House of Bread

New Creation Counseling Center

Reach Out Montgomery County

Rocking Horse Children’s Health Center

Victory Project

Wesley Community Center, Inc.

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