The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation Announces Q2 FY 2015 Community Partner Grant Recipients
13 August 2015
The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce that 10 organizations have recently been awarded grants through the Foundation’s Community Partners program for the second quarter of 2015. Community Partners are change agents within human services that are either delivering innovative care or developing new ideas and models for doing so. They are results oriented, leveraging resources and knowledge to positively impact individuals and communities and transform society’s vision of and approach to its most vulnerable members.
Among the Q2 Community Partners is Families Helping Families of Iowa in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Families Helping Families of Iowa
Spread Your Wings Program
The Spread Your Wings Program was implemented by Families Helping Families (FHF) to provide scholarship funding for children in family foster care to gain self-confidence by supporting their participation in extracurricular activities such as sports, art, music lessons, dance, gymnastics classes, martial arts, Special Olympics, and summer camps. Many foster care families encounter financial challenges—often the “extras” have to be bypassed to make way for necessities. Because of this, FHF created the Spread Your Wings Program to allow these deserving children the opportunity to participate in positive activities. Qualifying expenses include program and membership fees, supplies, equipment, special uniform costs, graduation fees, and more. Feedback from parents include: financial relief, positive social interactions, improved physical fitness, self-confidence, teambuilding, and camaraderie. A grant from The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation will support additional scholarships for these youth during 2015.
About the Community Partners Program
For more information and to learn about the other Q2 Community Partners, visit the Community Partners section of our Charitable Foundation website.