Lovell Foundation Awards More Than $2 Million in 2015
In 2015 The Lovell Foundation awarded more than $2 million in grants to 30 nonprofit organizations – including 15 in Tucson, 6 in Toledo and 9 that were special interest projects initiated by second and third generation Lovell family members.
The largest grant in 2015 was $620,000 to Interfaith Community Services.
Interfaith Community Services received awards for two projects over the next three years. A grant for $560,000 will establish a program that connects faith communities with healthcare facilities to provide support for at-risk and vulnerable patients who need non-medical support after discharge from the hospital. Such support has been shown to reduce re-admissions and improve quality of care and patient satisfaction. This is modeled on a successful evidence-based program in Tennessee. The second grant provides $60,000 for ICS to continue to provide mental health training in the community to help people learn the facts about and recognize the signs of mental illness.