There are many people and organizations who help make possible the work of the Ottauquechee Health Foundation (OHF), a not-for-profit organization which is helping to meet the health care needs of individuals in the towns of Barnard, Bridgewater, Hartland, Killington, Plymouth, Pomfret, Reading, and Woodstock and the village of Quechee.
All of OHF’s community support – including the Good Neighbor Grants, Organizational Grants, and Loan Forgiveness programs – is sustained not only through OHF’s modest endowment, but this past year also by grants from the Oertley-Sarianata Foundation, the Laurance and Mary Rockefeller/Woodstock Foundation Fund, and donations from over 100 community members. OHF’s Good Neighbor Grants program is supported by contributions from the Merchants Bank Foundation, and Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation. The Community Care Coordinator program, implemented by one of OHF’s organizational grantees – Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center – is supported in part by gifts from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, Health and Information Referral Services (HIRS), and the Laurance and Mary Rockefeller/Woodstock Foundation Fund. The Oral Health Public Awareness Initiative – implemented by OHF and promoted through a website at www.uvoralhealth.org – is supported by grants from the Boyle Fund, the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation, and Granite United Way.
This past year, all of the above-mentioned organizations and people helped OHF to assist 50 individuals in paying for the health care they needed but could not afford and to sustain 25 local not-for-profits in their local health-related work, helping countless other community members through health-focused initiatives. Their support is vital to OHF’s continuing efforts to address the unmet health care needs of Woodstock and the surrounding area and to ensuring a healthier tomorrow for our community. As we transition into 2012, OHF extends wishes for the best of health and happiness to them and to everyone in our connected communities.