FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Through the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund, $347,000 in grants was recently distributed to 32 nonprofit organizations in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Since 1991, more than $34 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
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 Homebound Program received $8,000 for the Disabled Adults and Home Delivered Meals program which provides personal care, respite care, food, medical supplies, adult day care and a free emergency response system.
Broward Partnership for the Homeless received $38,000 to assist in providing emergency shelter, transitional housing and support services for over 1,000 homeless individuals and families annually.
Broward Public Library Foundation, Inc. received $5,000 to provide cultural and educational programs for people with disabilities.
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Inc. received $10,000 for the Emergency Medical HELP-Line program which provides an emergency hotline for families with children with special needs.
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.
Children’s Home Society of Florida, South Coastal Division received $15,000 to provide adoption services, shelter for runaway youth, case management, family counseling and child abuse prevention activities.
Church of the Harvest received $7,000 for the Glades Area Pantries centralized food pantry.
Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc. received $7,000 for the ALERT/TEAM programs which provide resources and teach life skills to youth with disabilities.
Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, Inc. received $5,000 for their School Readiness program, which offers financial assistance to low-income children attending early learning programs.
Elizabeth H. Faulk Foundation, Inc. received $5,000 for the Schools Preventive Counseling program which provides mental health services to at-risk students to help improve behavior and academic success.
Extended Hands Community Outreach, Inc. received $5,000 for the Hands of Love Food/Nutrition and Health program which provides hot meals three days a week to low-income families.
Farmworkers Childrens Council, Inc. received $8,000 for the Campo Alegre program, a seven-week summer academic program for children of farm, nursery and landscaping laborers.
Gateway Community Outreach, Inc. received $8,000 to support the agency in providing food and case management services to more than 6,000 low-income families each year.
Governor’s Council for Community Health Partnerships received $15,000 for the Summer Camp Scholarship program providing scholarships to help low-income children attend day camp for the entire summer.
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 the Families in Crisis Enduring Pediatric Cancer program which provides temporary financial assistance to prevent homelessness for families with children enduring pediatric cancer.
Junior Achievement Worldwide Palm Beach received $6,000 for the Summer Camp Scholarship program which provides scholarships to help low-income children attend day camp for the entire summer.
Kids In Distress, Inc. received $35,000 to help provide emergency shelter, therapeutic preschool, a foster care program, and counseling for abused and/or neglected children.
Lighthouse of Broward County, Inc. received $8,000 for the KIDS Keys to Independence program providing after-school literacy and safety instruction and summer camp for children who are blind or visually impared.
Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, Inc. received $5,000 for the Listen to Children program pairing at-risk students with trained mentors to provide social support.
Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. received $15,000 to provide technical assistance, scholarships and program materials for providers of after-school programs.
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. received $10,000 for the Education and Outreach program providing students with classroom curricula, arts programming and theater performances.
Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service of South Palm Beach County, Inc. received $5,000 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.
Susan B. Anthony Center, Inc. received $8,000 for the Stop the Cycle program providing therapy, psychiatric evaluation, substance abuse counseling and parenting workshops.
Team Reel Estate, Inc. received $3,000 for their Fishing for Friends/Life Skills Education program, which teaches life lessons and leadership through fishing trips.
Women in Distress of Broward County, Inc. received $33,000 for their Child Victims of Domestic Violence program, which provides respite care, counseling and education for women and children experiencing domestic violence.
Young Men’s Christian Association of South Palm Beach County, Inc. received $10,000 for the Partners with Youth program providing financial aid to more than 5,000 low-income families participating in the agency’s after-school, summer camp and recreation programs.
Please call 954-356-4391 or visit www.sunsentinel.com/childrensfund for more information about the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund.