2018 Funded Partners

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Access Esperanza Clinics Inc.

$49,999

This project will make colposcopy more accessible through training, equipment, and lab costs.

www.accessclinics.org

AMIkids Rio Grande Valley

$50,000

To support our mental health and substance abuse prevention services

www.amikids.org

Amigos Del Valle, Inc.

$50,000

ADV provides transportation to bring seniors to our centers where a nutritious meal is provided.

http://advrgv.org/

ARISE

$50,000

ARISE will help to provide tools for resiliency to those who experience trauma in the immigrant community.

 

Charlie's Place Recovery Center

$50,000

Matching funds to provide substance abuse treatment and case management for indigent adults.

www.charliesplaceonline.com

Boys & Girls Club of Edinburg, Rio Grande Valley

$20,000

Addresses obesity among low income families through hands on community garden programs and activities.

www.edinburgkids.com

Boys & Girls Club of Harlingen

$50,000

BGCH's Triple Play program creates a Game Plan for the Mind, Body, and Soul to promote Healthy Lifestyles.

http://mybgch-com.doodlekit.com/

Boys & Girls Club of San Benito

$150,000

BGCSB will improve the quality of life of children by providing a remodeled safe and healthy gym/facility.

http://www.bgcsb.org

 

Cameron County Children's Advocacy Center

$50,000

In efforts to decrease lethality among CC CAC clients, a debriefing procedure, and risk assessment will be implemented in efforts to reduce suicidality and screen for overall risk to oneself after the process of forensic interviewing has concluded.

https://www.cactx.org/

Child Abuse Education Program of South Texas

$20,000

CAEP STX will provide their 14th annual conference for persons interested or working in the fields that help prevent child abuse and neglect and/or help protect the victims of abuse or neglect.

 

Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas

$200,000

CBC-RGV was established to help children and their caregivers process the psychological and emotional challenges of death and loss. It is the only agency in the region focused solely on these needs.

cbcst.com/rio-grande-valley

Children's Defense Fund of Texas

$75,000

The Children’s Defense Fund connects uninsured children in the RGV to affordable health coverage so they can have a healthy start to life.

http://www.cdftexas.org/

City of Alton

$499,796

The City of Alton will promote physical activity with the expansion and enhancement of the Josefa Garcia Park

https://alton-tx.gov/

City of Elsa

$500,000

To develop a trails and exercise facilities on recently-acquired vacated railroad property as part of a central linear park project.

www.cityofelsa.net

City of Harlingen

$1,200,000

To construct an all weather, all purpose 1.5 mile trail from the terminus of the existing Arroyo Trail at the trail head at I69e West towards Dixieland park.

www.myharlingen.us

Community Development Corporation of Brownsville

$313,649

CDCB will build 3+ acres of parks and 5 miles of hike and bike trails in the Palo Alto Groves Subdivision.

http://www.cdcbrownsville.org/

Dentists Who Care

$300,000

To provide dental care to both children and adults who have no access to dental care – no money, no Medicaid, and no insurance, throughout the RGV.

www.dentistswhocare.us

Driscoll Children's Hospital

$100,000

To expand access to Driscoll's High Risk Clinic by caring for many more premature babies, which will prevent adverse outcomes.

www.driscollchildrens.org

Easter Seals Rio Grande Valley

$50,000

To support operation of the Easterseal RGV Early Childhood Intervention program.

www.easterseals-rgv.org

The Enrique San Pedro Ozanam Center, Inc.

$175,409

The shelter program provides temporary shelter and basic necessities to the homeless. This grant also includes funds for a kitchen renovation.

www.ozanambrownsvillecenter.org

Habitat for Humanity

$250,000

An estimated 6,000 homes were damaged by the flooding that occurred on July 6th, 2018. Due to strict FEMA program requirements, such as receiving prior FEMA assistance
or by being classified by the adjuster as having "improper home maintenance," most affected families will not be given FEMA assistance. Those who do qualify for FEMA assistance may have to wait years before their home is repaired.
Habitat for Humanity has mobilized a team to assist low income families with home repairs in the most affected areas of the Rio Grande Valley, primarily those living mid-valley between Weslaco and La Feria, north McAllen-Edinburg, and the Mission-Alton areas. These funds will allow them to repair 80 homes in the next 4 to 6 months.

http://www.habitatrgv.org/

Harlingen Wellness Coalition, Inc.

$164,000

To continue the Harlingen Wellness Coalition mission of promoting health and wellness by the provision of health education opportunities and access to free or low cost physical activity resources.

www.healthyharlingen.com

Infant & Family Nutrition Agency

$50,000

Infant & Family Nutrition Agency will continue to offer Nutrition, Pre-Natal Education, and Breastfeeding Counseling.

 

Laguna Madre Youth Center

$74,433

To provide a safe place for children to go after school where they can receive healthy snacks, help with learning skills, participate in sports, interact in positive ways, and learn to be responsible members of the community. It serves students from the Point Isabel Independent School District in the communities of South Padre Island, Port Isabel, Laguna Heights and Laguna Vista.

www.lagunamadrekids.com

 

La Union del Pueblo Entero

$100,000

 To enhance the quality of life for colonia residents by improving the built environment.

www.lupenet.org

Loaves and Fishes of the RGV

$100,000

Loaves and Fishes' Great Physician Healthy Living program addresses the causes and consequences of homelessness and poverty by meeting the health related needs of their clients.

http://www.lfrgv.org/

 

MHP Salud

$499,960

MHP Salud's Community Health Workers address low-income older adults’ ability to age in place in a holistic way by assessing their social, health, and home safety needs to improve their quality of life.

MHPSalud.org

The Miracle Kids of South Texas, Inc.

$10,000

The MKSTX will help special needs and disabled youth stay physically active through sporting events

https://www.mkstx.org/

Moody Clinic

$81,611

Moody Clinic provides access to affordable rehabilitative services for children with disabilities.

http://www.moodyclinic.org/

NAMI RGV

$10,432

NAMI RGV will help identify permanent housing solutions for people with severe mental health conditions.

http://www.namirgv.org/

Planned Parenthood South Texas

$50,000

We provide access to care to underserved women in Cameron County.

www.ppsouthtexas.org

Project Fit America

$259,060

Project Fit creates programs for children to become active, fit and healthy in collaboration with schools and has already demonstrated some great results.

http://www.projectfitamerica.org/

Proyecto Azteca

$79,926

Proyecto Azteca's POWER vs Diabetes engages underserved families in early prevention of pre-diabetes and diabetes. They open pathways to long, healthy lives, family well-being, and community economic development through their work.

http://www.projectfitamerica.org/

Proyecto Desarrollo Humano

$15,000

Proyecto Desarrollo Humano's clinic and organic gardens work together to promote better health among their immigrant families.

https://www.pdhtexas.org/

Proyecto Juan Diego, Inc.

$1,000,000

Construction of new Proyecto Juan Diego Center to expand services to a broader population of need.

www.proyecto-jd.org

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

$2,000,000

To design and conduct environmental analyses of the 4.2 mile Battlefield Trail Extension and build the 1.8 mile segment of the extension running through Palo Alto Battlefield NHP.

www.railstotrails.org

RCCC, Inc.

$100,000

RCCC will provide Substance Use Disorder treatment to Cameron County residents, both to adults and youth of the RGV.

www.recoverycentercc.org

Rio Grande State Center Citizen's Volunteer Council

$35,000

The RGSC CVC will help to secure specialty services for continued care which is cost prohibitive for the poor.

https://dshs.texas.gov/

The Salvation Army of McAllen

$50,000

The Salvation Army will help promote well-being through homelessness prevention through rent assistance, plus providing people in need with healthy food & hygiene products.

http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/mcallen/

Sight Savers America

$17,900

SSA's Low Vision Program provides high-tech vision aids to children with severe visual impairment.

https://sightsaversamerica.org/

South Texas Afghanistan Iraq Veterans Association

25,000

STAAIVA's Operation VetCare will provide vouchers for medical needs required to receive a medical diagnosis for veterans in need.

https://www.staivargv.org

Su Casa De Esperanza

$49,350

Su Casa De Esperanza educates colonia Moms to raise children, age 0-3, with healthy living habits.

www.sucasadeesperanza.org

TEAM MARIO

$87,000

PROJECT SOAR will provide evidence-based, ABA resources to adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the RGV.

www.teammario.org

Texas Children's Hospital / The Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children's Cancer and Hematology Clinic

$500,000

The Vannie E. Cook, Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic will open its second clinic in Brownsville in the fall of 2018 to better serve pediatric hematology/oncology patients living in Cameron County

www.texaschildrens.org/vanniecook

Tip of Texas Family Outreach

$34,023

Tip of Texas Family Outreach will provide parenting education to help reduce "at-risk" behaviors to prevent child abuse and neglect.

United Way of Southern Cameron County

$109,455

United Way's Early Development Instrument will be used to measure early childhood systems in promoting healthy child development in young children.

https://www.unitedwayrgv.org/

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

$134,178

The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio aims to increase access to oral healthcare through preventative outreach services, treatment, and education

http://www.uthscsa.edu/

The University of Texas System

$3,000,000

Leveraging technology, connectivity and partnerships, REDI Program brings prevention and care to the patients, enables continuous engagement and leads with proactive management to improve health outcomes.

www.utsystem.edu

Willacy Co. EMS, Inc.

$219,374

Willacy County EMS will start an Emergency Medical Dispatch Center so that their patients can get medical help on line while they wait for the ambulance to arrive.