In addition to its three Signature Programs—School Health Initiative, Department of Human Genetics, and Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute—the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation supports programs and projects of community-based organizations as well as scholarships for nursing and medical students.

The Foundation’s Signature Programs will leave an indelible legacy on the health and healthcare not only for the residents of Miami-Dade County but for the world beyond.

  • The School Health Initiative has become a national model, as evidenced though a recent highly competitive Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.
  • The Department of Human Genetics already has discovered the key genes that contribute to Alzheimer’s, sight and hearing loss, and other diseases.
  • The Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute enables current and future generations of researchers to explore and develop new applications of materials less than one-millionth of a millimeter in size that can treat and possibly cure diseases.

Scholarships for nursing and medical students at Barry University, Florida International University, and the University of Miami have helped dozens of students realize their dreams of helping make their community a healthier place.

More that 468 Grants to local organizations have helped create and strengthen programs to help children fighting cancer and other diseases; provide dental, hearing, and vision care for needy families; institute mentoring, therapy, education, and other critical programs for children, adults, veterans, and the elderly.