The Medline Foundation donates to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan to support local nonprofit organizations

Montgomery, NY – April 17, 2024 – The Medline Foundation has announced a significant donation to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan to assist nonprofit organizations address social determinants of health within Orange County.  With a shared commitment to enhancing the lives of our community members, this donation aims to tackle the root causes impacting individuals’ health and well-being.

Through the Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan, the Medline Foundation will provide five grants worth $5,000 each to address the social determinants of health (SDOH) in Orange County. There are five SDOH areas identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

– economic stability
– neighborhood and the built environment
– education
– social and community context
– health and healthcare

These grants will empower the recipient organizations to make tangible strides in their respective fields. Whether it’s funding for medical research, community health programs, or educational endeavors, the Medline Foundation’s donation serves as a catalyst for positive change. 

“The Medline Foundation supports the communities where our employees live and work by addressing local social determinants of health,” said Francesca Olivier, Vice President of Environmental, Social and Governance for Medline Industries, LP.  “The Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan shares the Medline Foundation’s goal to identify the unmet health needs of the region and to support those local organizations that are doing the hard work to bring health equity throughout the community.”

This donation by the Medline Foundation is through its Community, Action, Resources, Education, and Solutions (CARES) program, which is dedicated to stimulating health equity and improving population health in the communities where Medline employees live and work.

“We are thrilled to work with the Medline Foundation in addressing social determinants of health within our communities,” said Elizabeth Rowley, President & CEO at the Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan.  “This grant opportunity underscores our shared commitment to creating positive change and improving the overall well-being of individuals and families.”

To apply for one of the available grants, visit