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3rd Period Grants At-a-Glance:
The third grant period of the 2019-2020 year began on November 15th, with grant applications due to Horizon one month prior. From the applications Horizon received, staff approved 63 grants. Thirty-one of these grants are focused on health and wellness, 18 grants are focused on education, and 14 grants are focused solely on community building initiatives.
Tutoring Hours 80 592 Exercise Classes
After School Programs 7 44 Health & Wellness Classes
Coats for Kids 168 119 Healthcare & Social Work Visits
Computer Classes 30 86 Healthy Cooking Classes
Art Classes 90 4 Walking Clubs
Community Events 68 7 Community Health Initiatives
Notable Programs & Initiatives
• Finding Community During the Holidays: Horizon has committed to combating social isolation among our older residents, and the holidays are an especially important time to focus on this. In funding a number of community events for the holidays, we see catered and potluck dinners that bring together neighbors, we see parties with gifts and giveaways of health and wellness kits, we see trips to view the lights or a holiday show. These are things that many of us take for granted, but which can be very meaningful for an older resident living alone.
• Winter Coats for Kids: Horizon is sponsoring the Coat Corner for Columbia Residential’s large community resource fair again this year. This event is organized by our resident services partners at Columbia, and reaches residents from Mechanicsville Cityside, Columbia Mill, and Forest Hills Apartments. Families that struggle to afford winter necessities will be assured a new coat for their kids.
• Healthy Nevada’s Winter Programs: Healthy Nevada, which coordinates our fresh food box programs in the city of Nevada, will continue to serve Elmwood Estates and Spring Village throughout the winter until the new growing season begins. The kids at Elmwood will get a lesson in crafting a healthy snack and will take home a pack of ingredients, while the seniors at Spring Village will get a monthly cooking class along with a box of food to re-create the meal at home.
Currently there are 24 active Horizon Scholarship recipients. Fifteen of these are college scholarships, two are high school scholarships to Cardinal Ritter, and seven are elementary school scholarships to Most Holy Trinity and St. Louis Catholic Academy.
In the Pipeline
- The Scholarship Committee will be reviewing applications this month for approval for the spring semester.
- Horizon staff will be attending the Georgia Affordable Housing Conference in the spring. The trip will include site visits to new properties and meetings with new and potential service partners.
- The next grant period will begin on April 1st, with applications due in early March.