South Florida – Through The Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund, $344,000 in grants were recently distributed to 23 nonprofit organizations in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Since 1991, more than $37 million has been granted to organizations in Broward and Palm Beach counties through the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund.
Grants are awarded three times a year through the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund, to nonprofit organizations supporting the needs of South Florida children and families. The Children’s Fund supports the following types of programs:
- Basic Human Needs: Food, clothing, housing and other necessities for children and families
- Education & Literacy: Mentoring, educational, recreational and character development programs for youth
- Family Support: Services to families in distress, violence prevention, parenting programs, and family counseling
- Holiday Programs: Holiday gifts of toys and clothing for children
The McCormick Foundation matches all donations at fifty cents on the dollar. In addition, all administrative costs are covered by the Sun Sentinel and the McCormick Foundation, allowing 100% of all donations, plus the match, to go directly to these invaluable programs and services.
Agencies that received grants from the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund and a description of the programs funded are listed below:
Achievement and Rehabilitation Centers, Inc. received $8,000 to support the “Parents as Teachers” program which works to build family capacity and foster resilience among families with disabled children.
Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community Center, Inc. received $10,000 for Camp Kovad scholarships which help children with significant special needs attend summer camp.
All ‘Bout Children received $5,000 for the Childcare Community Social Emotional Wellness program offering mental health services for families presenting child abuse and/or neglect risk factors.
Broward Partnership for the Homeless received $40,000 to assist in providing emergency shelter, transitional housing and support services for over 1,000 homeless individuals and families annually.
Children’s Harbor, Inc. received $10,000 for the Residential Foster Care program which offers four group homes and a teen maternity residence for 34 foster children.
Cooperative Feeding Program, Inc. received $30,000 to support food distribution, counseling and referrals with the goal of reducing hunger and homelessness in Broward County.
Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, Inc. received $7,000 for their School Readiness program, which offers financial assistance to low-income children attending early leaning programs.
Expanding and Preserving Our Cultural Heritage, Inc. received $7,000 for their Community Life Skills program, which teaches children and youth to design, maintain and harvest vegetable gardens.
Farmworkers Childrens Council, Inc. received $9,000 for the Campo Alegre program, a seven-week summer academic program for children of farm, nursery and landscaping laborers.
Florida Atlantic University Foundation, Inc. received $2,000 for their Museum Education program which provides arts and cultural history workshops to low-income high school students.
Gateway Community Outreach, Inc. received $10,000 to support the agency in providing food and case management services to more than 6,000 low-income families each year.
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County received $8,000 for their Prenatal/Infant Health and Teen Collaborative program, which offers case management, home visiting and parent training for young mothers living in poverty.
Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth, Inc. received $10,000 for their Emergency and Children’s Needs program which offers food vouchers, health care and homelessness prevention services to relative and non-relative caregivers of children at risk of abuse and/or neglect.
Henderson Mental Health Center, Inc. received $10,000 for their Case Management Emergency Assistance program, which offers mentally challenged individuals at risk of homelessness with basic support and emergency financial assistance.
Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation, Inc. received $10,000 for their Children in Need with Cancer program, which provides emergency financial assistance to low-income families with children undergoing cancer treatment.
Kids In Distress, Inc. received $45,000 to help provide emergency shelter, therapeutic preschool, a foster care program, and counseling for abused and/or neglected children.
Lake Worth West Resident Planning Group, Inc. received $3,000 for their After School Homework Assistance program, offering one-on-one tutoring and small group life skills classes for 45 children in grades K-12.
Museum of Discovery and Science, Inc. received $45,000 for the Opportunity Fund for At-Risk Youth which helps defray the cost of museum admission and transportation for low-income children and families.
Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service of South Palm Beach County, Inc. received $7,000 for their Youth Conflict Resolution program which offers substance abuse prevention and anger management presentations for 2,500 low-income students ages 5-17.
Samuel M. and Helene E. Soref Jewish Community Center, Inc. received $10,000 for their Children’s Program, which provides scholarships for low-income children with special needs to attend high-quality preschool, after school, and summer camp programs.
Take Stock in Children, Broward County received $20,000 to provide mentors, case management, tutoring, parent education and college tuition assistance for 420 low-income high school students.
Team Reel Estate, Inc. received $3,000 for their Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs program, which teaches life lessons and leadership through fishing trips.
Women in Distress of Broward County, Inc. received $35,000 for their Child Victims of Domestic Violence program, which provides respite care, counseling and education for women and children experiencing domestic violence.
Please call 954-356-4391 or visit www.sunsentinel.com/childrensfund for more information about the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund.