Metrocrest Hospital Authority Awards Over $1.8 Million in Grants

July 25, 2017

DALLAS (July, 2017) – The Metrocrest Hospital Authority (MHA) has recently awarded $1,847,818 in grants from the organization during its 2017 funding cycle. The MHA has placed a priority on enhancing the quality of life for the residents of the Metrocrest service area, particularly Carrollton and Farmers Branch. The projects and initiatives funded by MHA will impact the lives of at-risk populations, use evidence-based models, and emphasize collaboration among grantees. Metrocrest Hospital Authority is partnering with The Dallas Foundation to manage its charitable giving efforts.

“The Dallas Foundation is a trusted philanthropic partner in North Texas. Their insight and assistance has allowed MHA to implement a thorough and rigorous grant application and review process. As a result, we are able to invest our grant dollars in community partners who will provide the most benefit for the residents of the Carrollton Farmers Branch community,” said Craig Greenway, Board President, Metrocrest Hospital Authority. 

Nine Dallas-area nonprofit organizations were approved for funding, including:

  • American Heart Association, $94,638 to provide Hypertension Treatment Algorithm and CPR in Schools training;
  • Baylor Healthcare Foundation, $193,512 to provide salary for Patient Office Representative, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a Community Health Worker/Navigator position; as well as extended hours for a Nurse Practitioner 
  • The Bridge Breast Network, $101,490 to provide breast cancer education and screenings and need-based funding assistance for costs related to surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation for women in the Carrollton Farmers Branch area; 
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County, $75,000 in support of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program;
  • The Concilio, $200,000 in support of its Healthy Kids, Healthy Families and Comprando Rico y Sano programs, as well as CHIP enrollment efforts;
  • Metrocrest Community Clinic, $250,000 in support of PREVENT Disease NOW! offered in collaboration with UT Southwestern Medical Center; 
  • Metrocrest Services, $160,659 to provide transportation for seniors and disabled adults.
  • Essilor Vison Foundation, $372,000 (2-year grant) in support of Vision for Life program in Carrolton Farmers Branch ISD to provide vison services to low-income children at no cost to the family through mobile vision clinics at schools, school vision days, community vision fests, and other special events.
  • Children’s Medical Center Foundation, $400,519 (2-year grant) to provide school-based telehealth in Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD elementary and middle schools and integrated behavioral health in CFB high schools.

“Metrocrest Hospital Authority is excited to announce continued grant support for many of our nonprofit partners which have expanded their services for our Carrollton Farmers Branch neighbors. We are particularly excited about two newly funded organizations which are partnering with Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD to ensure all students have access to health care,” said Charles B. Heath, CEO, Metrocrest Hospital Authority. 

For more information on Metrocrest Hospital Authority’s grantmaking or the next funding cycle, contact Krista Weinstein at kweinstein@dallasfoundation.org or 214-741-9898. 

About Metrocrest Hospital Authority
Building on a tradition of providing quality health care facilities to our communities, the Metrocrest Hospital Authority is dedicated to enabling health services including education, prevention, early detection and treatment. Effective oversight and management of our business will provide the resources necessary to accomplish these goals.

About The Dallas Foundation
The Dallas Foundation, established as a community foundation in 1929, serves as a leader, catalyst and resource for philanthropy by providing donors with flexible means of making gifts and bequests, the income from which primarily supports the charitable causes of the city and county of Dallas. For more information, please visit dallasfoundation.org.