Press Release- 2015

The Rice Lake Community Health Foundation (RLCHF) is soliciting applications for matching grant funds. Any non-profit organization that provides health-related services to residents of the greater Rice Lake area is invited to submit a formal written request by August 10, 2015.
The Rice Lake Community Health Foundation (RLCHF), established in 2008, was able to provide $137,000 in matching fund grants to health-related organizations in 2014/2015. Matching funds were distributed to the following organizations in 2014/2015: Benjamin’s House; Nature’s Edge Therapy Center; Pregnancy Health Center; Rice Lake Area Free Clinic; Pink Ribbon Advocacy, Inc.; Ruby’s Pantry; Chetek Food Shelf; Boys and Girls Club of Barron County; New Directions 2000, Inc.; Birchwood Area Food Pantry; Birchwood Ambulance; Volunteer Services of Barron County; Kinship of Rice Lake and Cameron; and the Barron County Domestic Abuse Project.
The grant process for distributions was re-structured in 2011 to make grants more compliant with the Federal tax code, thus enabling RLCHF to contribute additional health care funding to the disadvantaged in the communities it serves. RLCHF funds cannot be used for operating expenses (e.g. salaries, building rental).
The Foundation’s mission is to promote the physical, behavioral and social health of people in the greater Rice Lake area by supporting and partnering with health and wellness organizations. We believe that by helping organizations improve the health of individuals, families, and community systems, we can enhance the quality of life for the community as a whole.
The request form can be found on the Foundation’s website: Deadline for applications is August 10, 2015.

More information contact Billie Jo Peterson at