Grants Awarded

Summary of Grants Awarded 2020

Organization

Program Description

Amount Funded

Camp Boggy Creek

“Family Retreat Programs for therapeutic support of Miami-Dade children with serious illnesses”  provides retreat scholarships so entire families can take advantage of the network of support with other families that share their experience.

$20,000

Caring For Miami

“Project Smile Program”  provides salary support for a part-time registered dental hygienist to provide services to uninsured patients.

$20,000

Children's Bereavement Center, Inc. 

“Children's Grief Support"  provides salary support to create and facilitate web-based groups created in response to the COVID-19 outbreak or in-person once their physical locations are reopened.

$10,000

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

Good Hope Equestrian Training Center


“Horses Helping Heroes”  provides salary support for an equine instructional specialist and riding instructor along with equipment and supplies for the recovery program. All "Hero's" are men and women who have returned home with physical and/or psychological injuries from their military service 

$25,000

Hearing Research Institute

“Hearing Aids for Needy People”  funds provide approximately 40 hearing aids for needy people.

$25,000

Iam ABLE

"Adapt 2 Adapt"  provides salary and program support for the the mentoring and exercise-based therapy program for Miami-Dade participants with paralysis.

$15,000

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 and delivering prescription eyeglasses.

$25,000

Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine

"Smiles Across Miami"  continues salary support and clinical services for JTM's School Oral Health Initiative program as well as expand to schools like COPE North that target pregnant teens. 

$20,000

Open Door Health Center

“Healthcare Access Program”  provides salary support for clinic to improve access to cost effective preventive healthcare thus reducing emergencies and arrange for hospital services when necessary at no cost to its patients who are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

$50,000

SSJ Foundation - St. John Bosco Clinic

"Ensuring Community Access to Healthcare"  provides salary support for an APRN to healthcare to uninsured and below the poverty level low-income patients.

$50,000

Sundari Foundation Lotus House Women's Shelter

"Lotus House Women's Shelter" -  supporting housing costs for homeless women at the Lotus House Women's Shelter.

$25,000

United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida Charter Schools

“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 support for 30 full scholarships for Miami-Dade school children with a wide range of disabilities including autism, down syndrome and sensory disorders, and provides for the purchase of new equine equipment.

$15,000

Wounded Veterans Relief Fund

“Veterans Assistance Program in Miami VMAC Region”  provides support in Miami-Dade County for emergency financial relief for veterans assigned a disability rating by the VA and are referred by a case manager.  This includes both visible and invisible disabilities.

$25,000


 

$400,000

Scholarships



Barry University College of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing

Dr. Harold Norman Nursing Scholarship

And

David Wolfberg Nursing Scholarship

$20,000

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

Dr. George Mekras Medical Scholarship

Dr. George Mekras Medical Scholarship

$10,000




$50,000

Organization: Camp Boggy Creek
Program Description:
“Family Retreat Programs for therapeutic support of Miami-Dade children with serious illnesses” grant provides retreats where the entire family can take advantage of the network of support with other families that share their experience.
Amount Funded: $20,000

Organization: Caring For Miami
Program Description:
“Project Smile Program” grant provides support for a part-time Dental Hygienist and supplies to serve uninsured adults and children.
Amount Funded: $20,000

Organization: Children's Bereavement Center, Inc. 
Program Description:
“Children's Grief Support” grant provides partial salary support to create & facilitate web-based groups created in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and/or in person once their physical locations are reopened.
Amount Funded: $10,000

Organization: Coral Gables Woman’s Club
Program Description:
“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.
Amount Funded: $25,000

Organization: Epilepsy Foundation of Florida
Program Description:
“Epilepsy Medical Services Program” grant provides testing support to allow neurologists to examine and treat patients using telemedicine safely from their home.
Amount Funded: $25,000

Organization: Good Hope Equestrian Training Center
Program Description:
“Horses Helping Heroes” provides salary support for an equine instructional specialist and riding instructor along with equipment and supplies for their recovery program.
Amount Funded: $25,000

Organization: Hearing Research Institute
Program Description:
“Hearing Aids for Needy People” funds provide approximately 40 hearing aids for needy people.
Amount Funded: $25,000

Organization: Iam ABLE
Program Description: 
“Able 2 Adapt” grant provides salary and program support for a mentoring and exercise-based therapy program for participants with paralysis.
Amount Funded: $15,000

Organization: Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Program Description:
“Heiken Children’s Vision Program” continues collaboration with the nine targeted JTM schools funding comprehensive diagnostic eye examinations and delivering prescription eyeglasses.
Amount Funded: $25,000

Organization: Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
Program Description:
“Smiles Across Miles” grant provides salary support and clinical services for JTM’s School Oral Health program.
Amount Funded: $25,000

Organization: Open Door Health Center
Program Description:
“Health Access Program” grant provides salary support for clinic to improve access to cost effective preventive healthcare and arrange for hospital services when necessary at no cost to its patients who are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
Amount Funded: $50,000

Organization: SSJ Health Foundation - St. John Bosco Clinic, Inc.
Program Description: 
“Ensuring Community Access to Healthcare ” grant provides salary support for an Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) to provide healthcare to uninsured low-income patients .
Amount Funded: $50,000

Organization: The Sundari Foundation
Program Description:
“Lotus House Women's Shelter” grant provides support for housing costs  for the homeless women, youth and children at the shelter.
Amount Funded: $25,000

Organization: United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida Charter Schools
Program Description:
“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.
Amount Funded: $25,000

Organization: Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding School
Program Description:
“Therapeutic Horseback Riding and Horsemanship for Children with Disabilities ” grant provides scholarships and new program equipment for children with special needs.
Amount Funded: $15,000

Organization: Wounded Veterans Relief Fund
Program Description:
“Emergency Assistance for Veterans and Families in Miami-Dade” grant provides for emergency situations for veterans who have been referred by the VA and need support to pay rent to avoid eviction, utility payments to keep the lights on and/or pay for transportation to be able to get to work.
Amount Funded: $25,000

Total: $400,000

Scholarships

Organization: Barry University College of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing
Program Description:
Dr. Harold Norman Nursing Scholarship and David Wolfberg Nursing Scholarship
Amount Funded: $20,000

Organization: Florida International University College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Program Description:
Dr. Frederick Poppe Nursing Scholarship
Amount Funded: $10,000

Organization: University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Program Description:
Edmund Russo Nursing Scholarship
Amount Funded: $10,000

Organization: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Program Description:
Dr. George Mekras Medical Scholarship
Amount Funded: $10,000

Total: $50,000

Our 2020 Grantees

  • 1
    Camp Boggy Creek
  • 2
    Caring For Miami
  • 3
    Children's Bereavement Center, Inc.
  • 4
    Coral Gables Woman's Club Children's Dental Clinic
  • 5
    Epilepsy Florida 
  • 6
    Good Hope Equestrian Training Center
  • 7
    Hearing Research Institute
  • 8
    Iam ABLE
  • 9
    Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Heiken Children's Vision Program
  • 10
    Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
  • 11
    Open Door Health Center
  • 12
    SSJ Health Foundation - St. John Bosco Clinic
  • 13
    Sundari Foundation - Lotus House Women's Shelter
  • 14
    United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida Charter Schools
  • 15
    Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center
  • 16
    Wounded Veterans Relief Fund