Grants Awarded

Summary of Grants Awarded 2022

Organization

Program

Amount Funded

305 Pink Pack

"EXPANSION OF 305 PINK PACK DIRECT AND SUPPORT SERVICES FOR WOMEN WITH CANCER" provides direct services for women diagnosed with cancer including transportation, childcare, home care grocery assistance and self care services.

$40,000

A Chance for Therapy, dba Act4Me

"ACT4ME CHILDREN'S THERAPY PROGRAM" Therapy services to developmentally delayed children who's families fall between the gap of qualifying for Medicaid & affording private health insurance making life altering therapies accessible to those in financial need.

$45,000

Bit-By-Bit Medical Therapeutic Riding Center

"THE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS PROJECT" uses equine therapy to support physical, occupational therapy and speech language pathology services for low-income, special needs children in Miami- Dade.

$15,000

Camp Boggy Creek

"FALL FAMILY RETREATS FOR MIAMI DADE FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN, LIVING WITH CHRONIC ILLNESSES" provides respite and socialization with other families living with similar experiences.

$14,000

Canine Assisted Therapy, Inc.

"PET THERAPY" expands current programing to deploy 5 new animal-assisted therapy teams to work in Miami Dade County.

$18,000

Care Elementary School

"CARE SCHOOL NURSE" provides salary support for a school nurse.

$24,000

Caring For Miami

"PROJECT SMILE PROGRAM" provide partial salary support for a dentist and a dental hygienist for the mobile dental clinic to serve uninsured adults and children.

$25,000

Chariots of Love, division of Caps of Love

"MOBILITY EQUIPMENT PROCUREMENT FUNDING" to purchase of mobility equipment to uninsured, underinsured and insurance denied mobility challenged children and young adults.

$21,000

Children's Bereavement Center, Inc.

"SCALING CBC'S SUPPORT MODEL TO HIGH-NEED COMMUNITIES IN MIAMI-DADE" provides for a portion of the costs of the program staff who will be directly involved in the community education, outreach and training work to expand the grief training program.

$50,000

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

FIU Foundation for College of Medicine

"SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS UNDERREPRESENTED IN THE MEDICAL FIELD" supports scholarships for the unmet needs for medical students.

$25,000

Friendship Circle of Miami

"PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS" provides salary support for ABA, vocational, music and physical therapists for training mentees & mentors who form friendships with children diagnosed with Autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.

$25,000

Gilda's Club South Florida

CANCER CARE: HEALTHY EQUITY MATTER IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY - funds Bilingual facilitators for support groups at the Mercy Hospital location.

$23,630

Hearing Research Institute

"HEARING AIDS FOR NEEDY PEOPLE" provides hearing aids as well as special FM equipment systems for deaf children and adults who can't afford one.

$25,000

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc.

"MIAMI LIGHTHOUSE HEIKN CHILDREN'S VISION PROGRAM" continues collaboration with the nine targeted JTM schools funding comprehensive diagnostic eye examination and delivering prescription eyeglasses.

$25,000

Open Door Health Center

"HEALTH ACCESS PROGRAM" 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.

$50,000

The Sundari Foundation, Inc. dba Lotus House Woman's Shelter

THE CHILDREN'S VILLAGE AT LOTUS VILLAGE - funds furnishings and equipment for the nurse's station to make it ADA accessible in the Lotus House's therapeutic Children's Services program into the new Children's Village.

$50,000

United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida Charter Schools

"SPEECH, PHYSICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIES FOR CHILDREN BIRTH TO 8 YEARS OLD" provides salary support for therapists to children diagnosed with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

$25,000

Vet Info Inc.

"SUPPORTING AND HONORING OUR VETERANS" supports recreational outings, food drives, research events, job fairs and family days for Active Duty and Veterans improve their quality of life and thus help to prevent suicides.

$33,500

Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center

"SCHOOL-DAY AND AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMING FOR STUDENTS WITH DIVERSE ABILITIES " provides scholarships for equine assisted activities to Miami-Dade school children with a developmental, physical, sensory, cognitive or emotional disability.

$17,665

Wounded Veterans Relief Fund

"VETERAN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IN MIAMI VMAC REGION" provides funds for emergency financial relief for veterans who have been assigned a disability rating by the VA and are referred by a case manager.

$25,000


TOTAL FUNDED

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$601,795

SCHOLARSHIPS

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Barry University college of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing

Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation, Dr. Harold Norman Nursing Scholarship

$20,000

Florida International University College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation, Dr. Frederick Poppe Nursing Scholarship

$20,000

Miami Dade College of Nursing

Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Nursing Scholarship Fund

$20,000

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation, Dr. George Mekras Medical Scholarship

$20,000

University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Edmund Russo Nursing Scholarship

$20,000

Total Funded

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$100,000

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