With the eight new grant recipients this year, 31 different and unique programs have been the beneficiaries of funds distributed through the United Way Health Endowment Fund.
Nearly $2.2 million has been distributed to these programs, with some receiving grants for multiple year and others getting a start to their programs with a one-year allocation.
As part of the contractual agreement with the Bradley Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, the United Way must invest these funds into one of the following categories: healthcare, wellness, and quality of life.
The agreement defined these categories as follows:
- Healthcare – Programs or projects that serve unmet healthcare needs in Bradley County regardless of ability to pay.
- Wellness – Programs or projects that educate the Bradley County community about the physical and mental aspects of maintaining and improving personal health.
- Quality of Life – Programs or services that enhance or improve the physical or mental health of the citizens of Bradley County.
Funds that have been distributed in these categories are: Healthcare, $840,689 (39 percent of total grants); Wellness, $698,827 (32 percent); and Quality of Life, $630,985 (29 percent).
Those grant recipients, the year they received the grants and the total amount of those grants, are:
- Karis Dental Clinic (2013) – Provides dental services to adults without healthcare insurance. $42,751.
- Hope Center/Children’s Advocacy Center (2010, 2011, 2012) – Development of a Children’s Advocacy Center in Bradley County for victims of child abuse. $120,000.
- LUDIC (Lee University Developmental Inclusion Classroom) (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) – An inclusive classroom for children suffering from diagnosis on the autism spectrum. $ 141,000.
- Ronald McDonald House Charities Care Mobile (2011, 2012, 2013) – Support of a mobile school-based health clinic in response to the high number of visits to the school nurse. $161,938.
- Youth Counseling Center (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) – A program providing mental health services for children, including counseling in Spanish and sign language if necessary. $385,000.
- Audio C (Against Underage Drinking in Our Community) (2009) – An underage drinking prevention program in all local middle schools. $43,000.
n- Behavioral Research Institute (2009, 2010, 2011) – A preschool anger control and conflict resolution program. $57,000.
- Cleveland Family YMCA (2010) – Implementation of 40 developmental assets program. $9,971.
- Girls on the Run (2013) – Combines mentoring, education and physical activity to produce well-rounded, confident young women. $21,000.
- Greenway Table (2010, 2011, 2012) – Food education for youth through hands-on experiences. $49,394.
- ITLT (Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders Today) (2009, 2010, 2011) – A youth leadership program to help develop leadership skills in “at-risk” youth. $30,000
- Learning Center for Adults and Families (2010) – Development of a healthcare literacy curriculum. $9,600.
- Museum Center at 5ive Points (2013) – Increase educational opportunities for elementary school students with a focus on Bradley County history and heritage. $43,108.
- National Center for Youth Issues (2010, 2011, 2012) – Educational professional development, training, counseling and resources. $6,700.
- PE4Life (2010, 2011) – Health and fitness programming for youth in coordination with local schools. $56,950.
- Starfish Program (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) – An in-home education program helping children prepare for school. $316,104.
- STARS (Students Taking a Right Stand) (2009, 2010) – Alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention programming in coordination with local middle schools. $42,000.
- Tri-State Therapeutic Riding Center (2013) – Use equine therapy to provide assistance to those with physical and developmental disabilities. $14,000.
QUALITY OF LIFE:
- Boy Scouts of America ScoutFIT program (2009) – A wellness program, combating obesity and unhealthy habits through education and training. $26,500.
- Caring Place Sac Pac program (2012, 2013) – Provides nutritious food items that are shelf-stable and kid-friendly for the weekends for economically disadvantaged students who attend specific local schools. $72,059.
- CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) (2011, 2012) – Advocacy programming supporting children and youth who find themselves in the legal system without support. $27,000.
- Family Promise of Bradley County (2013) – Works with families to move them from homelessness to stable housing. $15,000.
- Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland (2013) – Unique collaborative effort to improve and support the nonprofit sector of our community. $75,000.
- Lee University Leonard Center/Community Action Network (2011, 2012, 2013) – Development of a community action network connecting individuals to the agencies they need. $85,574.
- LTRO (Long Term Recovery Organization) (2012) – Support for two personnel (the Recovery Director and the Case Management Supervisor) and all necessary supplies and administrative support so all donations to LTRO can go toward disaster relief and recovery. $87,460.
- Mosaic Center/Ocoee Region Multicultural Services (2010, 2011, 2012) – Providing community translation services. $25,600.
- Ocoee Outreach (2011, 2012, 2013) – Improving housing conditions for individuals with mental or physical disabilities, and families whose homes have been damaged by the April 27, 2011 tornadoes. $75,000.
- Partnership for Families, Children and Adults (2009) – A program working with the elderly and their families to provide respite care and training. $27,853.
- Refuge Community Center (2013) – Provide computer literacy and job skills development. $25,379.
- Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service (2010, 2011) – A program providing homemaker and personal care services in the homes of the elderly and disabled. $75,000.
- Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church Sack Pack program (2013) — Provides nutritious food items that are shelf-stable and kid-friendly for the weekends for economically disadvantaged students who attend specific local schools not covered by the Caring Place Sac Pac program.$13,500.