Our communities continually inspire us to care for others outside the walls of our healing environments. At Monument Health, we carry out our mission to make a difference every day through partnerships, sponsorships, contributions and volunteerism. Our resources, energy and focus are dedicated to all the communities we serve.
Monument Health’s caregivers and physicians are community stewardship champions. You can find our caregivers serving on community boards and participating in volunteer outreach efforts beyond medicine. We want to impact our communities for generations to come.
In 2019, Monument Health received a $40,000 grant from Kohl’s Cares. This grant is being used for two community-focused projects. The first is an effort to raise awareness of and connect area families to the existing resources in our community to help them eat well, move more, and feel better. Known as Passport to Wellness, this partnership of Monument Health and Live Well Black Hills consists of a series of events featuring a different area organization each month where families can try a new activity and learn more about what resources the organization offers. Passport events are offered at little to no cost and are open to the public. For each event attended, participants earn an entry for grand prizes to be drawn in the summer of 2020.
The second project included the purchase of an inflatable Heart/Lung exhibit that will travel to local community events and elementary schools to help provide education and awareness. Students and community members will learn how to eat well and move more to keep their heart and lungs healthy.
As a not-for-profit organization, Monument Health provides financial and in-kind donations to charitable organizations working to positively impact the communities we serve. Organizations seeking support must complete our sponsorship request form.
Monument Health’s sponsorship committee reviews requests on a quarterly basis. Applications are limited to one per year, per entity. The annual application may cover multiple programs in a single request.
To be considered, applications must be received by 5 p.m. MST on the following dates:
- January 15
- April 15
- July 15
- October 15
Priority will be given to requests that:
- Promote health and wellness
- Serve or support unmet community health needs
- Enhance or encourage active and healthy lifestyles
- Provide civic and/or community development
Requests serving residents of Monument Health’s service area will be given priority. The Monument Health service area includes the following counties in western South Dakota and eastern Wyoming: Pennington, Lawrence, Meade, Butte, Custer, Fall River, Oglala Lakota, Crook, and Weston.
Requests are reviewed within the context of available funds. Monument Health considers all applications for sponsorship without discrimination based on race, color, religion or age.
Monument Health does not provide sponsorship funding for the following:
- Religious or political groups or events/activities
- Monument Health physician and/or caregiver personal objectives (i.e. supporting a specific caregiver’s child’s sporting event or a program that does not meet the overall community or regional focus)