News May 30, 2024

Resident Advancement Committee awards $24,000 in March Meeting

The Resident Advancement Committee of the Saint Luke’s Foundation are delighted to share the news of our recent grant awards to several outstanding community organizations. The Resident Advancement Committee (RAC), Saint Luke’s grantmaking body of community members, carefully reviewed each application and selected the recipients. The RAC, comprised of residents from the Saint Luke’s footprint, oversees our community discretionary budget and has the unique opportunity to award up to $140,000 annually for initiatives that address social, economic, and environmental factors shaping health in their neighborhoods.


Here are the incredible projects funded by our foundation in March 2024:

March 2024 Grantees

Community Movie Night 

New Sardis Primitive Baptist Church – $6,000

This faith-based group will host its second annual Friday Family Movie Night, running from June 7 to August 16. The event aims to provide a safe community activity to mitigate violence and poverty. Two youth from Y.O.U. will be hired to help plan and lead the movie nights.


180 B.P.M Intro to Future Tech

Fiscal Sponsored by Neighborhood Connections – $6,000

This grant will support the Future Tech Summer Session, educating 10-15 residents about blockchain, makers tech, and AI. The program runs weekly from June to August and aims to provide technological tools and resources to urban society.


Kinship Care Swim Program 

Fiscal Sponsored by See You at the Top – $6,000

This program offers swimming and lifeguard training to 8 youth in kinship care, promoting water safety and career opportunities in the aquatics industry. The initiative addresses higher drowning rates among Black people and the lifeguard shortage.


Soulfood for Health Cooking Initiative

Sponsored by New Image Life Skills Academy – $6,000

Focusing on hypertension, this program includes meal prep demonstrations and education to improve health outcomes. The project will create videos and a hypertension resource book, aiming to reach 1,000 people.


We are proud to support these innovative and impactful initiatives that enhance our community’s health and well-being. Stay tuned for updates on their progress and success stories on our website.


For more information on the RAC and our grant programs, please visit


About the Resident Advancement Committee

The Resident Advancement Committee (RAC) is Saint Luke’s grantmaking body of community members who oversee the Foundation’s community discretionary budget. Through the RAC, residents of the Saint Luke’s footprint have the opportunity to review the Foundation’s Community Grant applications and award up to $140,000 annually for initiatives that zero in on the social, economic, and environmental factors which shape health in their own neighborhoods.

Published on April 1st, 2024


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