Grant offers up to $10,000 in funding for health and wellness initiatives
BUFFALO, N.Y. – UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is pleased to announce the third annual CommunityCare Grant, supporting local organizations in the health and wellness sector. The grant offers the opportunity for up to $10,000 in funding for local non-profit 501(c)(3) agencies in community health and wellness industries.
“The goal of the CommunityCare Grant is to provide financial assistance to local non-profit organizations who share our vision of compassion, innovation, and collaboration in the health of Western New Yorkers,” said Amanda Clark, Physician Relations & Marketing Manager for UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is accepting applications until 5:00 p.m. on September 29, 2017 through an online application process. Interested organizations may apply for the grant by clicking here. Applications are evaluated based on economic need, the mission of the organization, and the goals for utilization of funds. Grant winners will be announced in October. If more than one organization is selected, the total grant amount will be divided among the recipients.
The 2016 CommunityCare Grant was awarded to Mason’s Mission Foundation, an organization formed by Jason and Jennifer Evchich to build a fully handicap-accessible playground in Pendleton, N.Y. The foundation was started to support their sons, Mason and Matthew, who were both born with undiagnosed leukodystrophy, a rare and progressive genetic disease that affects the brain and spinal cord.
Previous recipients of the CommunityCare Grant include Curvy Girls of Western New York, a support group for girls with scoliosis; Niagara Erie Youth Sports Association (NEYSA), an organization dedicated to teaching youth through positive role models while learning, playing and enjoying their sport; and Roswell Park Donor Center, a platelet collection center dedicated to meeting the needs of patients through the support of loyal donors.