The Memorial Hospital in Craig receives $10K grant |

The Memorial Hospital in Craig receives $10K grant

The Memorial Hospital Foundation was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Kenneth King Foundation, the hospital announced in a news release.

The Kenneth King allocation is the fourth grant the hospital foundation has received for capital expenses associated with the new hospital.

“The Memorial Hospital Foundation has received over $360,000 in grant funding for the new health care facility,” hospital foundation director Eva Peroulis said, adding that the Kenneth King grant is the final grant for capital infrastructure.

Kenneth King Foundation grants support Colorado nonprofit organizations involved in arts and culture, community and civic involvement, individual and family support, mental health, crime prevention, education, personal and public health, and substance abuse prevention.

“The foundation provides primary services such as basic needs to Colorado disadvantaged populations,” according to the hospital’s news release. “The foundation partners with nonprofits throughout the state to make a difference in people’s lives.”

In 2009, the Kenneth King Foundation awarded approximately 200 grants in Colorado, totaling more than $1.1 million.

Robert F. Sweeney, a former Craig resident, is president of the Kenneth King Foundation. Sweeney also served as editor and publisher of the Craig Daily Press.

The $10,000 grant was received with a handwritten note from Sweeney, which stated “For my hometown.”

“We are honored and appreciate the Kenneth King Foundation’s partnership and assistance in addressing the health care issues of Moffat County,” Peroulis said.

In 2005, the hospital foundation successfully raised $1.2 million during a community capital campaign for the new hospital. Because of the community support, the foundation was eligible to apply for matching funds from private foundations.

“The Memorial Hospital Foundation is well-positioned for its next stage of growth and success,” the hospital foundation reported in the release. “Through philanthropy, we hope to continue to generate financial resources to provide for the present and future health care needs of our community.”

For more information on the hospital foundation, contact Peroulis at 826-2424, or e-mail her at

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