Second Quarter Satch Grants for 2016 were awarded this week. Satch Grants are given out quarterly to non profits working on special projects. Third Quarter Satch Grant applications are due by September 30. Please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) was also awarded $500. NAMI Gainesville is a volunteer community organization that educates, advocates, listens and leads families through mental health services. NAMI believes that recovery is possible with treatment and support. NAMI Gainesville holds their 9th Annual walk for mental health awareness on Saturday, September 24 at Westside Park.
The Star Center Children's Theatre received a $500 grant. The Star Center is a year round arts education program founded in 2000. This grant helps the Center with their theater and education event in September entitled the "5th Girl Project". The mission of this project is to teach youth to find their purpose. The students will rehearse, prepare and learn the significance of the play "Four Little Girls 1963". One of the surviving sisters of the 1963 bombing will be a guest speaker for this event. This fundraising project will help further the Center's 2016-2017 programs.
Joey's Wings was awarded $500. Joey's Wings provides financial support to families who have a child being treated for pediatric kidney cancer. Besides minimizing the financial hardship that is directly attributed to the child's illness, the organization also connects the community of pediatric kidney cancer in the country. They share their experiences, provide guidance and education for parents and combine efforts to be a childhood cancer advocate, pushing the researchers and oncologists to further research for less toxic treatment.