The Kendrick Foundation exists to financially support initiatives that improve the health of Morgan County residents. According to the 2021 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, Morgan County ranks 45th out of 92 counties in Indiana for health outcomes – 19% of adults report poor or fair health and, on average, 4.8 poor mental health days and 4.1 poor physical health days in the past 30 days. Additionally, 16% report frequent mental distress and 13% report frequent physical distress. Morgan County ranks 43rd in the state for health factors – 25% of Morgan County adults smoke, 30% of driving deaths involve alcohol, 38% of adults are obese, and 28% are physically inactive. Many Morgan County residents also lack adequate access to mental health providers and primary care physicians. 

Consistent with our vision of serving as the premier catalyst for identifying and promoting the healthcare needs of Morgan County, using these and other data, the Kendrick Foundation is seeking to partner with strong community organizations implementing scientifically supported and some evidence strategies as outlined in the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps What Works for Health to address three focus areas:

Mental Health
Substance Abuse
Physical Activity and Nutrition

Timeline for 2021-22 Competitive Grant Cycle

  • Thursday, April 1 – Letter of intent opens at 9 a.m. (EDT)
  • Tuesday, April 13 – County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 101 webinar at 3 p.m. (EDT) 
  • Friday, April 30 – Letter of intent closes at 4 p.m. (EDT)
  • Friday, June 11 – Invitations to select organizations to submit full proposals by 4 p.m. (EDT)
  • Friday, July 30 – Full proposals due by 4 p.m. (EDT)
  • Thursday, September 30 – Notice of award via email and grant agreement by 4 p.m. (EDT)
  • Friday, October 15 – Signed grant agreement returned to Kendrick Foundation by 4 p.m. (EDT)

For questions regarding this funding opportunity and/or technical assistance needs, please contact kwright@kendrickfoundation.org

The Kendrick Foundation eliminated our competitive grant cycle for 2020-21 and committed over $700,000 to the following grantee organizations to help address the health needs of Morgan County residents through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond:

“We are truly grateful for our partnership with our grantees. They are going above and beyond to serve Morgan County residents. We are working together to support our community.” – Greg McKelfresh, past President of the Kendrick Foundation

Additional information about each Kendrick Foundation grantee can be found on their respective website and in our most recent annual report.