Truesdale Health Foundation:

Supporting the health of our community

We believe that youth sports and other activities are important for shaping healthy minds and bodies, and that education is vital to the future of health care. These beliefs are at the core of the Truesdale Health Foundation and inspire our involvement in the local community.

Our mission

The Truesdale Health Foundation actively promotes health and wellness in the Greater Fall River area by fostering and supporting activities and programs related to health, wellness, and health education and training. The Foundation focuses its attention on and makes appropriate grants to health-related community programs such as youth sports programs, and to individuals pursuing education and training in preparation for health care related professions.

Leadership

Established in 2014, the Truesdale Health Foundation is an initiative of and led by the Truesdale Health Board of Directors.

News and events

Summer 2017
The Truesdale Health Foundation's continued support of the American Little League @ North Park initiative (story here) and the Fall River Youth Soccer Association (story here) enabled these two organizations to bring in more children to participate in their 2017 sports programs. The children included those from low-income and troubled homes who would otherwise not be able to take part in the life-enriching programs offered by these two fine Fall River-based organizations.

Summer 2015
The Truesdale Health Foundation has teamed up with the Fall River Youth Soccer Association as the non-profit's major sponsor with donations that help FRYSA maintain fields, purchase equipment and more. Founded in 1990, FRYSA is a non-profit organization devoted to developing and promoting organized soccer for Fall River youth. FRYSA serves more than 900 young people ages 4 to 19.

The Foundation is supporting Fall River's American Division Of Little League Baseball for the 2015 season. The League provides young people 4 to 16 in age with the benefits of athletic activity, skills development, and the opportunity to learn and practice team values.

August 2014
The Truesdale Health Foundation has teamed up with the Fall River Youth Soccer Association as a sponsor of Association games and its summer soccer camps. Founded in 1990, the FRYSA is a non-profit organization devoted to developing and promoting organized soccer for Fall River youth.

The Foundation is supporting Fall River’s American Division Of Little League Baseball for the 2015 season. The League provides young people 4 to 16 in age with the benefits of athletic activity, skills development, and the opportunity to learn and practice team values.

How to apply for a grant

The Foundation considers funding requests from organizations devoted to health-related community programs, and from individuals who are pursuing health care related professions. Requester's must demonstrate their connection to the Greater Fall River area. Send a written request briefly describing your proposal to:  Truesdale Health Foundation, 1030 President Ave., Fall River, Massachusetts 02720. The Foundation considers all requests and if interested will contact you to submit a formal full proposal.