Kendrick Foundation, Inc. became a private foundation in 2007. However, it maintains a close relationship with the Community Foundation of Morgan County, Inc. and both foundations continue to desire to care for our neighbors and provide leadership to improve our community. Because Kendrick Foundation, Inc. has no staff of its own, the Community Foundation of Morgan County, Inc. staff also share the responsibilities of the Kendrick Foundation, Inc. With assets over $29 million, the Kendrick Foundation, Inc. provides grant and scholarship funds to medical and health programs, support to community health care outreach programs, financial support to hospice programs, healthcare education and financial support to programs for the medically indigent.
Not only does the Kendrick Foundation offer scholarships and grants, but they provide information to keep Morgan County involved in the health of the people who live here. Our news section is becoming more informative and educational to help provide the right tools to those in our community. Each month Kendrick is focusing on a particular health care issue to keep Morgan County informed. See below for the months in 2017!
SEPTEMBER SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH
September is national suicide awareness month. Nearly 44,134people die from suicide, nationally every year. Mental health awareness is becoming a huge concern. Download our September Report card to learn more!
OCTOBER: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
“About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2017, an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,410 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.” From Breast Cancer Organization. Take a look at our October Report card for more information.
NOVEMBER: DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH
Diabetes is growing at an epidemic rate in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million Americans have diabetes and face its devastating consequences. What’s true nationwide is also true in Indiana.