Summary of Grants Awarded 2017

Organization

Program Description

Amount Funded

A Chance for Therapy “Act4Me Therapy Program” provides the families of economically disadvantaged children, with neurological disorders or severe disabilities, the choice of occupational, speech and language, or physical therapy for one year.
$25,000
Camp Boggy Creek “Summer Camp for Seriously Ill Children from Miami-Dade County”  covers the cost of camperships for 8 needy campers.
$20,000
Canine Assisted Therapy, Inc. “Pet Therapy to Improve Health and Well-being of South Florida Residents”  funds are used to train, certify, mentor and place advanced therapy dog teams (handler and dog) in some of the 76 Miami-Dade facilities on their waiting list.
$15,000
Children’s Bereavement Center “A Community Approach to Inner-City Loss”  provides salary support for the staff who will train family members and community leaders to lead bereavement support groups in Overtown.
$25,000
Coral Gables Woman’s Club “Coral Gables Children’s Dental Clinic”  supports the operational needs of the dental clinic for school age indigent children whose parents can not afford costly dental care and usually are ineligible for public health programs.
$25,000
Girl Power “Girl Power’s Summer STEAM Camp” funds a fitness instructor and some equipment to add a health and fitness dimension to the Girl Power’s Summer Camp.
$5,000
Good Hope Equestrian Training Center “Horses Helping Heroes” provides 25 disabled war heroes suffering from PTSD and other injuries with Equine Assisted Activities to help their mental and physical recovery.
$25,000
Hearing Research Institute “Hearing Aids for Needy People”  funds the purchase of approximately 25 hearing aids as well as 5-10 special FM equipment systems for needy deaf children and adults.
$25,000
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired “Heiken Children’s Vision Program”  continues collaboration with the nine targeted JTM schools funding comprehensive diagnostic eye examinations with dilation and delivering prescription eyeglasses.
$25,000
Open Door Health Center “Open Door’s Health Access Program”  provides much needed health care to the poor and uninsured individuals in lower South Miami-Dade County.
$50,000
South Florida Autism Charter Schools “Applied Behavioral Analysis and Verbal Behavior Program” provides salary support for a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
$25,000
SSJ Health Foundation “St. John Bosco Clinic Primary Care Services”  provides salary support for a nurse practitioner.
$25,000
Sundari Foundation – Lotus House Women’s Shelter “Counseling for High Special Needs Homeless Women”  continues salary support for a counselor to address the mental health impacts for medically needy homeless women and children.
$25,000
United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida Charter School “Speech Physical and Occupational Therapies for Children Ages Birth to 8 Years Old”  funds salary support for speech, physical and occupational therapists to children diagnosed with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
$25,000
Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center “Equine Assisted Activities for Children with Special Needs”  provides 30 low income special needs students (including autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy and vision impaired/blind children) with full scholarships for a therapeutic horsemanship and horseback riding program.
$15,000
Wounded Veterans Relief Fund “Veterans and Families Relief Program-Miami-Dade” funds go to veterans, identified by the VA, in financial need of housing, food, etc.
$25,000
Total 
$380,000
Scholarships
Barry University College of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing Dr. Harold Norman Nursing Scholarship
$10,000
Florida International University College of Nursing and Health Sciences Dr. Frederick Poppe Nursing Scholarship
$10,000
University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Sciences Edmund Russo Nursing Scholarship
$10,000
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Dr. George Mekras Medical Scholarship
$10,000
 
$40,000