Salem Health Announces
$285,000 In Community
Partnership Grants For 2018
2018 Salem Health Community Partnership Grants
Each year, Salem Health invests in
community initiatives that improve
the overall health of the community
by partnering with organizations that
are meeting key health and well-being
needs in unique ways. The 2018 Salem
Health Community Partnership Grants
to be awarded total approximately
Grant funding encourages innovative
collaboration and engagement among
community organizations that share a
common vision for better health and
meet community health needs identified
by Salem Health's volunteer Board
of Trustees. Current priorities for projects
include obesity prevention, tobacco
and substance use cessation and promoting
early childhood health.
"These organizations have proven
themselves to be committed to the
health and well-being of the Mid-Willamette
Valley," says Sharon Heuer, Salem
Health director of community benefits.
"We're excited to partner with them
and support their worthwhile projects."
The recipients of these grants are:
* Boys and Girls Club of Marion and
Polk Counties - $25,000 to support
the Triple Play initiative, an initiative
to encourage healthy and active lifestyles
* Marion Polk Food Share - $25,000 to
increase access to fruits, vegetables
and nutrition education through innovative
partnerships with communitysupported
agriculture and community
* Isaac's Room - $41,000 to strengthen
the holistic approach of IKE Quest and
enable divested youth to build a foundation
for greater success by establishing
healthy patterns of behavior,
reversing/reducing the effects of obesity
and substance abuse and addiction,
while enhancing physical, mental
and spiritual health and wholeness.
* Community Services Consortium -
$50,000 to fund the CSC Youth and
Community Garden, a new, community-
based project in Independence designed
to address the issue of obesity
by providing experiential education
opportunities to community members
through gardening, nutrition education
and promotion of active lifestyles.
* Liberty House - $50,000 to establish
a new and critically-needed medical
evaluation service for children in Polk
County who are referred to Liberty
House with concerns of physical or
sexual abuse or neglect.
* Options Family Counseling - $44,418
to increase access to substance use
disorder treatment in Marion and
Polk counties in collaboration with
Bridgeway Recovery Services.
For more information on Salem Health
Community Partnership Grants, please
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to people in and around Oregon's Mid-
Willamette Valley. It comprises hospitals
in Salem and Dallas, a medical
group of primary and specialty care
providers, plus other affiliated services.
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Salem Art Association (SAA) 19th Annual Clay Ball:
Lights! Camera! Auction! Join the Salem
Art Association (SAA) for the 19th Annual
Clay Ball: Silver Screen. This fabulous auction
and dinner brings together 500 of Salem's
most generous artists and patrons to
raise money for SAA's community-enriching,
This year's theme, Silver Screen, will immerse
guests in the glamour of old Hollywood.
Start the night by perusing the wide
array of silent auction packages while enjoying
complimentary, award-winning wine
from Bryn Mawr Vineyards, craft beer from
Gilgamesh Brewing, and delicious horsd'oeuvres.
The evening continues with gourmet dinner
and dessert, and an exhilarating live auction
featuring art by notable local artists and
premiere experience packages ranging from
exotic vacations to a lease of a brand new
BMW from BMW of Salem. After the bidding
ends, the dining area transforms into
a dance floor so you can sway and dance to
your heart's content.
Your tickets, along with any purchase made
in the auctions, help SAA provide arts opportunities
to everyone from underserved students
to established artists. Purchase tickets
online at www.SalemArt.org/clay-ball.
Salem Taco Fest
2018 Vendors & Sponsors
May will be the 4th year the Salem Taco
Crawl will be taking place.
The Salem Taco Fest 2018 includes the
downtown taco crawl and a one day festival
at the Reed Opera House.
The Taco Crawl is a three day self guided
walking tour of Downtown Salem's participating
restaurants. Many restaurants
are offering taco and tequila cocktail specials
through the week from April 30-May
5. There will still be free t-shirts sponsored
by Hornito's Tequila. Be responsible, drink
As of right now here are 10 total registered
restaurants. Taproot, Coin Jam, Victory
Club, Venti's, Kraftworks, Archive, and new
restaurants include: Bari, Wild Pear, Ritter's,
and Chira's. There will be a schedule and
menu online at salemtacocrawl.com.
The festival will be at the Reed Opera
House's Trinitiy Ballroom located on the
third floor at, 189 Liberty St NE. Similar to
most festivals the plan is to have more tacos
and try other Mexican treats. If you or
someone you know is interested in hearing
more about being a sponsor please contact
Thank you to Hornitos Tequila for your
Salem Taco Fest. and Salem Taco Crawl are
all brought to you by Cherry City Food Tours
and Freddy Ruiz Jr.