Health Foundation Announces Grant Recipients, New Board Member


SAN ANGELO, TX — The San Angelo Health Foundation announced its first quarter grant recipients this morning. Also, the Health Foundation Board of Directors welcome's Shannon Health CEO Shane Plymell as its newest member.

Plymell holds a bachelor's degree in accounting & information systems from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and an MBA from Texas Tech University. He also attended the SMU Cox School of Business Management Development Program and is a certified public accountant.

Here are the grant recipients and the projects the grant money will finance:

Concho Valley Turning Point was awarded $50,000 to expand its men’s transitional housing program. Their mission is to help individuals and families become productive in life by addressing dysfunctional barriers through rescuing, restoring, and rebuilding lives. They provide transitional housing to men and address issues of addiction, anger, abuse, and other trauma through various faith-based support groups and individual mentoring.

Knickerbocker Community Center was awarded $20,000 for renovations to its almost 100-year-old historic building. Its mission is to care for the Knickerbocker Community Center and host a number of community events, including the annual Knicky Picky in June.

Pregnancy Help Center of the Concho Valley was awarded $125,000 to add an STD clinic. The STD clinic will fill a gap in services for the Concho Valley by providing free STD testing, treatment, and education.

Rusted and Weathered Inc. was awarded $20,000 to provide home repairs for low-income veterans, disabled, and elderly individuals. Home repairs include installing grab bars and handrails for ramps, window replacement, HVAC repair, bathroom and kitchen modifications, and more.

San Angelo Diabetes Coalition was awarded $125,000 to provide diabetic education and nutrition services to the Concho Valley. They provide several programs to educate and reach the community, sharing strategies focusing on nutrition, physical activity, and disease management.

San Angelo Early Childhood Center was awarded $222,336 to provide tuition assistance. Its mission is to meet the community’s needs by providing quality, affordable childcare for all families working or pursuing an education.

Sierra Vista United Methodist Church Friend’s Class Bunk & a Prayer program was awarded $25,000 to purchase materials to build beds, purchase beds and bedding, and secure warehouse space to build and store inventory to fulfill immediate needs. Their goal is to end bed poverty in San Angelo.

Texas Ramp Project was awarded $30,000 to build wheelchair ramps for residents of the Concho Valley. Their mission is to build wheelchair ramps for low-income elderly or disabled community members through referrals from social service agencies. Texas Ramp Project came to the San Angelo area in 2014.

The San Angelo Health Foundation's mission is to enhance the quality of life for the people of the San Angelo area. It's primary corpus was created by the sale of San Angelo Community Hospital to a for-profit corporation in 1995. The initial corpus was $44 million. In 2015, SAHF celebrated giving over $44 million in grants while it had maintained all of its original corpus. 

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