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Obici Healthcare Foundation Announces New President & Chief Executive Officer

Obici Healthcare Foundation Announces New President & Chief Executive Officer

Obici Healthcare Foundation’s Board of Directors has selected R. Battle Betts, Jr., MPA, as the Foundation’s new President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective August 1, 2022.

Mr. Betts joins the Foundation with over 28 years of public health, finance, planning, and policy experience, having served as Health Director of Albemarle Regional Health Services where he led 260 staff providing health promotion and disease prevention programs for over 162,000 residents in eight counties.

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Obici Healthcare Foundation awards $640,000 in grants to support nonprofits serving Western Tidewater, Virginia, and Gates County, North Carolina 

Obici Healthcare Foundation awards $640,000 in grants to support nonprofits serving Western Tidewater, Virginia, and Gates County, North Carolina 

Obici Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors announced funding of an additional $640,000 to support nonprofits dedicated to improving the health status of people living in Western Tidewater and Gates County, North Carolina.

The awarded Grant Partners deliver access to a range of comprehensive health services and increase access to nutritional foods and physical activity.

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Obici Healthcare Foundation awards Over $1.1M in Innovation Grants

Obici Healthcare Foundation awards Over $1.1M in Innovation Grants

The Obici Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce over $1.1M in funding to support nonprofit partners for the Imagine, Innovate, and Leverage Grant Fund Program. In June 2021, the Foundation released the Imagine, Innovate, and Leverage Grant Fund Program opportunity to engage nonprofit organizations seeking multi-year support for programmatic expansion or capital investment projects.

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Building Impact: Strengthening Organizations from Within

Building Impact: Strengthening Organizations from Within

2nd Annual Symposium

Obici Healthcare Foundation has a longstanding commitment to helping local nonprofits improve their organizations, and ultimately, their communities. Earlier this year, the Foundation made that commitment even stronger when it awarded a $385,100 grant to the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, a Charlottesville-based organization with the mission of strengthening nonprofits to realize the potential of their communities. CNE will work extensively with 12 nonprofits in Western Tidewater and will also provide additional technical assistance to other regional nonprofits.

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Foundation Awards Over $3.6 Million

Foundation Awards Over $3.6 Million

Grants to local Health Safety-Net Providers and Capacity Building

Obici Healthcare Foundation has announced $3.6 million in grants to help health safety-net providers deliver quality care for all residents of Western Tidewater and creation of a partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence strengthen local nonprofits.

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Lake Meade Inclusive Playground

Lake Meade Inclusive Playground

Updates to Lake Meade Playground Serves Many

Lake Meade Inclusive Playground is officially opened. This is Suffolk’s first play- ground designed to serve the physical, social, sensory, cognitive and emotional needs of children of all abilities and provide the opportunity for building common ground between children with disabilities and children without. This project was partially funded by the Obici Healthcare Foundation’s new Healthy Spaces grant program.

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Grant Funding Includes Early Childhood Education

Grant Funding Includes Early Childhood Education

Five new Early Childhood Education strategy grants awarded

The Obici Healthcare Foundation’s board of directors recently awarded $108,237 in grants that will be used to fund eight projects, including five that fall under the Foundation’s new Early Childhood Education strategy.

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Obici Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors selects new President & CEO!