HEAL FoundationGrants Awarded in 2019

SPRING GRANTS

ACCEPTS
Awarded $
2,500
Summer Social Skills Typing Group
Ability Tree First Coast, Inc.
Awarded $
2000
CampAbility Special Day Camp
Angelwood
Awarded $
2,500
Angelwood Summer Day Camp

Funds from the HEAL Foundation will go directly to assisting us with the operation costs of Angelwood Summer Day Camp. Angelwood Camp serves 175 campers, all living with intellectual and developmental differences (IDD’s). The goals of Angelwood Summer Day Camp are the children with IDD’s will experience a typical summer camp experience while their unique needs being met.

BASCA, Inc.
Awarded $
2,050
Community Enrichment

Grant funds will be used to pay for a portion of costs for 45 individuals to attend five field trips.

BridgeHaven Academy
Awarded $
2,500
Summer Camp

This camp spans 4 weeks allowing enrollment opportunities to many families that do not have access to typing as a form of communication during the school year for their children. We have incorporated meaningful activities, themes, community excursions, and opportunity to network with typers across the community for our campers.

Catholic Charities
Awarded $
2,490.96
Camp I am Special

Provides persons with physical, emotional and developmental disabilities life enriching experiences that promote health and wellbeing and help the campers gain independence and grow personally. The camp offers seven week-long, overnight summer camps. Technology has come to play a significant role in the lives of Campers with autism and other disabilities. Each week, Campers use devices such as the iPad to communicate. With them, Campers with autism can better communicate with their Buddies and camp staff.

Collage Day School
Awarded $
2,000
LEAP (Learning Enrichment Achievement Program)

The grant will be used to help offset the cost of curriculum they need to successfully launch the program with fidelity.

Daniel Memorial Inc.
Awarded $
1,000
Daniel Academy Yoga/Mindfulness Project
Embrace Community Center, Inc.
Awarded $
1,000
Embrace The Ability After-School/Summer Program
Flip Dog Yoga
Awarded $
2,000
Special Needs Yoga Awareness Program

Flip Dog Yoga will use the grant funds allocated to offset the cost to the participants. Understanding the expenses parents endure when raising a child or children with disabilities, our main goal is to offer the program at no or little cost so that families are not burdened with the additional cost of yoga.

Girl Scouts of Gateway Council Inc.
Awarded $
2,000
Girl Scout Smile Camp

The grant will be specifically used to underwrite the cost of sending five children with autism to Smile Camp, ensuring no cost to their families.

Growing Together Behavioral Center
Awarded $
1,500
Summer Community Outings
HEAL Surf Camp
Awarded $
2,052
Surf Camp for 35 children and young adults on the autism spectrum

The HEAL Surf Camp was held in Neptune Beach. 35 local kids on the autism spectrum participated in the camp. Each participant received individual instruction and the opportunity to surf, paddleboard, and ride in ocean kayaks. Each participant also received a camp t-shirt.

HUG/Help Us Golf
Awarded $
1,600
Golf Camp at TPC Sawgrass

The goal of the HUG Golf Camp is to focus on teaching the game of golf to the juniors within the Autism Spectrum. The HUG program will be hosted at TPC Sawgrass and include physical fitness, history/rules, environmental stewardship and fundamentals of the golf swing.

Henderson Haven
Awarded $
2,500
Free 2 Be Me Summer Program
Hope Haven
Awarded $
2,000
Camp HOPE

Camp HOPE is based on a 1:5 student/teacher ratio and an estimated 50 students/week for eight 1-week sessions. Camp fees will cover staff salaries, field trip costs, materials and supplies, snacks 2x/day, outside guest presenters, a camp t-shirt, and secure transportation to and from outside activities.

Hope Therapy
Awarded $
1,500
Scholarship Fund

Grant funds will be used to provide scholarships for our clients with autism who could not participate without financial assistance.

Indigo Art Therapy
Awarded $
2,000
Vocational Art for Autism – Graphic Arts Summer Program
Jacksonville Miracle League
Awarded $
1,500
Uniforms and Equipment

Jacksonville Miracle League provides opportunities for children and adults with IDD’s to play baseball, regardless of their abilities. A “buddy” system is used pairing players with an able-bodied peer. The buddy helps the players with batting, rounding the bases, and fielding. Monies will be used for the purchase of new uniforms and equipment.

Jacksonville School for Autism
Awarded $
2,500
Summer Enrichment

The grant will be used to help support the school’s summer enrichment program, which includes piano/music, karate and yoga. Remarkably, many children with autism have been found to have extraordinary musical and artistic talents. Other experiences include trips to the zoo, surfing lessons, dolphin experience and other community field trips.

Jericho School
Awarded $
1,680
Rock the Spectrum Summer

The grant will be used to cover transportation expenses for the summer camp field trips to an all-inclusive gym, Rock the Spectrum. The camp will provide the opportunity for children with autism a fun and motivational environment to help them in the areas of strength, movement, sensory processing, and communication.

Jewish Community Alliance
Awarded $
1,000
Sensory Safe Swimmers
Kids Connect Today
Awarded $
1,000
Social skills classes
Little Star Center
Awarded $
1,000
Summer Camp

Little Star Center serves as both a school and Behavioral Therapy Center. The school is offering a Summer School Program which incorporates an intense ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) but with some fun. The grant will be used to help fund some of the summer outings. These include Riverboat Cruise, Trolley Tour, Hands on Museum and more.

Muscular Dystrophy Association
Awarded $
1,000
MDA Florida Elks Youth Summer Camp
Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
Awarded $
2,000
Art Aviators Summer Day Camp
North Florida School of Special Education
Awarded $
1,000
Berry Good Farms Micro-Enterprise Day Camps
Puzzle Peace Counseling
Awarded $
1,000
Summer Autism Support Groups
Special Nation
Awarded $
2,000
Spring Fling, Special Adventurers and Friends Meeting
The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
Awarded $
1,000
Camp Cummer Scholarships

Camp Cummer is a week-long summer camp taught by full-time Museum Educators whose work is supported by the time and talent of dozens of volunteers. Camp Cummer is a fun summer camp that offers adventurous ways for children to grow by discovering art and person expression.

The Pak Homeschool Co-Op
Awarded $
1,000
The grant will be used to cover or assist with the cost of swimming lesson, art therapy classes, a reading/literacy workshop and gymnastic classes.

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