Well Foundation’s Greatest Need Fund awards $181,160 in annual grants

ELKHART, Indiana — Committee members overseeing the Well Foundation Greatest Need Fund awarded $181,160 in grants to improve health in Elkhart County.

The Well Foundation Committee met in October to make 2022 awards from the Greatest Need Fund, which offers unrestricted grants to support community initiatives dedicated to helping Elkhart County citizens live longer, healthier lives.

“The Well Foundation, formerly named Goshen Hospital & Health Care Foundation, is pleased to continue our mission of supporting health-related projects and organizations in the Elkhart County area,” said Jane Erickson, president of the committee that includes many volunteers from the original foundation. “We have delighted in doing this for more than 50 years since our founding in 1969.”

In addition to the Greatest Need Fund, the Well Foundation funds support a number of designated programs and scholarships.

This year’s grants are:

  • Bushelcraft Farm Corp., food baskets for families in Goshen’s food desert, $4,200
  • Center for Healing and Hope, vision spot screener, $4,000
  • Child and Parent Services, mental health supports for child victims of abuse, $17,460
  • Church Community Services, greenhouse expansion, $25,000
  • Comm. Sustainability Project/Goshen Farmers Market, fresh food therapy, $3,700
  • Cultivate Culinary School and Catering, weekend backpack program for Goshen schools, $10,000
  • Girls on the Run Michiana, operations in Goshen/Elkhart for 2023, $10,000
  • GiveHear/HearCare Connection, hearing healthcare clinic for underserved, $7,500
  • Goshen College, nursing education simulation training, $20,000
  • Kindness to Prevent Blindness, dedicated doctor position, $20,000
  • LoveWay, Goshen basic horsemanship, $10,000
  • Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition, Healthy Hearts, $9,800
  • O’Hana Heritage Foundation/A Rosie Place, respite expansion, $10,000
  • Ryan’s Place, children and family grief support programs, $18,000
  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace, No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in our Town! Elkhart, $3,500
  • WheelchairHelp.org, mobility scooters and lift chair restoration, $8,000


November 3, 2022