Three Member Charities Receive Grants From Curt Gordon Memorial CHC-NE Foundation
Community Health Charities of Nebraska (CHC-NE; www.chcne.org) is proud to announce that three of its 22 member charities received the inaugural grants from the Curt Gordon Memorial CHC-NE Foundation. These funds were awarded above and beyond the quarterly distributions that these charities are receiving from CHC-NE, which are provided by donors through the annual statewide campaign.
The ALS Association, Mid-America Chapter was awarded $4,000 to expand patient services into central and western Nebraska. The Nebraska Kidney Association was awarded $4,000 to purchase a new machine to expand their KEDS (Kidney Early Detection Screenings) program into central and western Nebraska. The Nebraska Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation was awarded $1,000 to provide speakers for their new state fair program.
The purpose of the Foundation is to provide direct support for health programs whose impact would be vital to individuals and the community. These initiatives would not otherwise be possible through CHC-NE’s annual workplace giving campaigns or through current charity resources. The grants are distributed from the interest and dividends earned each year. The CHC-NE Board of Directors is responsible for the Foundation’s management, including oversight of the distribution of funds through a grant-making process.