Kendrick Foundation Emerges as Community Leader in County-wide Efforts to Improve Health

Through collaboration and partnerships, the Kendrick Foundation leverages resources, increases collective action, and advocates for policies, systems, and environmental changes that promote health by making the healthy choice the easy choice.

In collaboration with community partners, the Kendrick Foundation promotes health and capacity building strategies into community initiatives and local organizations. Further community leadership efforts of the Kendrick Foundation include:

• Engaging in the community health improvement process
• Implementing evidence-informed public health practices by aligning grantmaking with What Works for Health
• Providing technical assistance and support to grantees, partners, and stakeholders related to data, evidence-informed public health practice, etc. 

In 2021, the Boys & Girls Club of Morgan County recognized the Kendrick Foundation with its Partnership of the Year Award. In 2022, Youth First recognized the Kendrick Foundation with its Heart of Youth First award and the Morgan County Business Leader featured the Kendrick Foundation on its December cover.

In 2022, the Kendrick Foundation recognized three community leaders for their efforts to improve health in Morgan County. These awardees work in sectors outside of healthcare and public health but use their influence across the social determinants of health (SDOH) to make a positive impact on people’s health, wellbeing, and quality of life.

SDOH are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality of life outcomes and risks.

Citation: Healthy People 2030, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Retrieved November 7, 2022, from 

2022 Kendrick Foundation Community Leadership Awardees



From left: Dan Moore, Chairman of Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis and Home Bank; Lisa Arnold, President/CEO of Home Bank; and Rob Helms, Co-owner of RD Productions