Notable Gifts for July 29
07/29/2012 Richmond Times-Dispatch

Notable Gifts for July 29

The Jenkins Foundation awarded $899,500 in grants to 21 health care organizations in the Richmond region, furthering its mission to improve the health status of residents.

Grants are awarded twice a year and are focused on increasing access to health care services, decreasing substance abuse through education and promoting safe and healthy environments for children and families.

In its first grant cycle of 2012, the Jenkins Foundation provided grant support to the following:

Access Now: $50,000 to support patient care coordination to an extensive network of physician volunteers.

CARITAS: $35,000 to support the costs associated with implementation of the merger between CARITAS and The Healing Place.

CARITAS: $37,500 to provide relapse prevention counseling services to the individuals and families served by six nonprofit partners.

CrossOver Ministry: $50,000 to support the Chronic Disease Management Program.

The Daily Planet: $50,000 to expand access to patient care with additional nurse practitioner hours.

East District Family Resource Center: $34,000 for the 7th District Health & Wellness Initiative, which promotes the overall health and well-being of the 22,000 residents in Richmond's 7th District.

Family Lifeline: $50,000 to support intensive home visiting services to at-risk families.

Free Clinic of Powhatan: $25,000 to provide quality health services to uninsured, low-income adults of Powhatan County.

Gateway Homes Inc.: $40,000 to provide uninsured and underserved individuals with serious mental illness access to public entitlements, primary care and mental health services.

Greater Richmond SCAN: $75,000 to provide intensive mental health treatment for caregivers and children who have been affected by child abuse and/or neglect.

Hanover Safe Place: $37,000 to provide case management, after-care services and part-time counseling to community-based clients and shelter families.

Instructive Visiting Nurse Association (IVNA): $70,000 to provide home health care and wellness services to uninsured and under-insured individuals in the Richmond and Tri-Cities areas.

Jewish Family Services: $50,000 to provide subsidized home care services to impoverished, uninsured seniors.

John Tyler Community College Foundation: $63,000 to improve access and retention to the nursing program.

Legal Information Network for Cancer: $45,000 to provide salary support for a data specialist who will obtain and interpret patient outcomes.

Lucy Corr Foundation: $40,000 to provide salary support for a part-time dental coordinator for the Lucy Corr Village Dental Clinic.

MDC/Benefit Bank of Virginia: $10,000 to support initial planning to establish the Benefit Bank of Virginia.

Nueva Vida: $25,000 to support comprehensive cancer education, navigation, and survivorship support services to Latinas in Richmond and surrounding counties.

Rx Partnership: $15,000 to provide free medication to low-income, uninsured patients through CrossOver Ministry.

Safe Harbor: $25,000 to provide counseling for adults and children affected by sexual and domestic violence.

South Richmond Adult Day Care Center: $23,000 to provide Care Scholarships, which support the cost of adult day care for vulnerable older adults.

YWCA of Richmond: $50,000 to provide critical follow-up counseling and referral services to victims of sexual and domestic assault.

CultureWorks grant helps Sycamore Rouge

Sycamore Rouge was awarded a $15,000 grant toward its 2012-2013 season from CultureWorks, an organization that champions nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in the greater Richmond region.

"We are so happy to receive this support toward our upcoming season. It's a real validation of all the high-quality work our theater does for the greater Petersburg community," said kb saine, Sycamore Rouge's producing artistic director. "This award came at a perfect time in our fundraising drive as well. It's been a real boost to push us forward in the second phase of our Cornerstone Campaign."

The campaign seeks to secure the theater as the cornerstone of live performing arts in Petersburg.  Sycamore Rouge is working to purchase the building and solidify operating funds for next season.      

$10,000 grant to benefit Children's Hospital

Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU is the beneficiary of a $10,000 grant from FIS, a global provider of banking and payments technology, and Unisys, an information technology company. Virginia Credit Union, which was the recipient of the FIS and Unisys FIRST Award for 2012, selected the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital as the recipient of the grant.

Virginia Credit Union received the second annual FIRST Award in recognition of a software application it developed to help serve members more effectively. The FIRST Award is a national award honoring innovation, service and technology in the financial services industry.

Virginia Credit Union has supported CMN Hospitals for years through volunteer time, fundraising and event participation, including the annual Anthem LemonAid event.

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