- The ACMS Foundation is most interested in making grants of
to $25,000 per year for periods of 1 to 3 years to provide consistent
and sustained funding.
- Preference will be give to grant applicants who demonstrate
a collaborative project or program with similar organizations.
- The ACMS Foundation may also make, or participate in,
challenge grants with local foundations.
- Grant applications are due by noon on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
|Pittsburgh Youth Leadership, Inc.: $2,000
grant for 2017
Pittsburgh Youth Leadership Bicycle Trips Pittsburgh Youth Leadership
supplies, funds, organizes and leads strenuous and innovative programs
for area high school students. The primary emphasis of Pittsburgh Youth
Leadership is developing, training, supplying and leading participants
with extremely limited experience, future vision and life direction on
multi-week, cross-country bicycle trips.
|The First Tee of Pittsburgh: $10,000 grant
each year for three years for its Life Skills Curriculum
The First Tee is an international youth development organization run by
volunteer faculty that introduces the game of golf and its inherent
values to young people. The Life Skills Experience curriculum provides
practical application of knowledge and skills to transform children’s
lives and is offered to underserved and at-risk youth. Photo featured
on bottom of cover.
|ACHIEVA: $9,800 grant to train individuals
in Infant Massage for Children with Developmental Delays or Disabilities
Founded 65 years ago, ACHIEVA is built upon a foundation rooted in the
passion and dedication of parents who came together to ensure that
their children with disabilities had the same chances in life that all
children should be given. Research suggests infant massage can help
alleviate symptoms associated with developmental delays. For infants,
massage promotes relaxation and helps babies self-regulate calm, which
reduces crying; helps normalize muscle tone; improves midline
orientation; improves sensory and body awareness; and enhances
neurological development. Photo featured on top of cover.
|Jeremiah’s Place: $15,000 grant per year
for two years for its Charting Impact: Evaluation to Build Capacity
Jeremiah’s Place offers free, temporary short-term care to all children
ages 6 and under when families are in crises or experiencing an
emergency situation and need safe care for their children. Situations
may include emergency medical care, urgent childcare needs, and care of
children at risk for child abuse. Jeremiah’s Place will conduct surveys
and collect client feedback to understand how its programs and services
are impacting families.
|Ward Home, Inc.: $10,000 per year for two
years for its Health and Well-Being Enhancement Program
Ward Home supports the health and well-being of at-risk foster teens
and young adults in the region by teaching critical life skills;
supporting academics; strengthening employment retention; advising on
personal safety, health and wellness; and guiding successful transition
into adulthood. The Health and Well-Being Enhancement Program teaches
foster teens and young adults ages 16 to 21 the importance and value of
living a healthy lifestyle, such as nutritious cooking and the
importance of physical exercise.
||Parkinson Foundation of Western
Pennsylvania: $5,000 grant for the Living Well with Parkinson’s
The Parkinson Foundation is dedicated to a single goal: assisting those
with Parkinson’s and their families overcome the debilitating effects
of Parkinson’s Disease. The Foundation offers assistance in three
primary areas: Support and Social; Exercise and Lifestyle; and
Education and Answers. The Living Well with Parkinson’s Conference
gives people living with Parkinson’s practical tools to live life to
its fullest and healthiest. Participants leave with less stress and
newfound connections that improve their lives. The conference assists
with disease management by informing patients and families of current
programs in our region and by introducing them to valuable resources,
people and programs.