Funds from the IICF would go directly into purchasing a new van for the City Houseemergency shelter.
The infrastructure of City House is aging, and the van is used 7-9 hours a day andabout 1,000 miles a week.
The van is used for traveling to school, doctors, and recreational activities. Withoutthis grant, City House would not be able to purchase a new van.
Children’s Medical Center/Dallas/National
Children’s Medical Center is located in downtown Dallas, and provides world classhealth care to children from all over the nation.
Funding from the IICF will be used for continuing current programs and improvingcare at Children’s “making life better for children”.
Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County
Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County was founded in1992 and has served morethan 40,000 children in Collin County.
CACCC works directly with law enforcement on cases related to the children whocome to their center.
Funds from the IICF will go into the Clinical Services program which has providedtherapeutic services for 20 years and seeing more than 1,000 patients and performingover 13,000 services yearly.
Center for Brain Health/National
The Center for Brain Health researches treatments and causes of many different typesof brain issues, but one of their main focuses is treating military service members.This includes: raising awareness of invisible wounds of war, lowering the stigma
associated with seeking support, improving the lives of Americas fighting men &women, preparing our service members before, during, and after deployment, and
increasing high performance and decision making.
Current studies are on PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and decision making,and high performance brain training.
DVIC is an agency dedicated to helping and generating meaningful employmentopportunities for physically disabled veterans.
DVIC works with leading independent insurance agencies to pre-qualify, train, andemploy veterans.
Funding will be used to provide job skills training for disabled veterans, specificallyfor instruction in selling multiple lines of personal insurance.
The veterans will receive credit of 2,080 hours of study, and it will take 1 year tocomplete.
Funds provided by IICF will be used for veteran recruitment, personal trainingsessions, web-based instruction, and more.
It takes $50,000 to graduate one veteran.
Junior Achievement of Dallas
Funds from the IICF will be used to expand the current High School Heroes program,increasing the impact on elementary school children.
The High School Heroes program engages students in local high schools to act as rolemodels for kindergarten through 5th grade students.
The high school students teach the elementary students the JA program, allowing thehigh school students to enhance leadership skills and elementary students to expandtheir knowledge.
This program is in Richardson ISD, Dallas ISD, Irving ISD, and local charter schools.
The program is set to double in size in Dallas ISD and expand immensely inIrving ISD.
Salesmanship Club of Dallas
Salesmanship Club of Dallas offers therapeutic, training, and educational services forat risk families in the Dallas area.
They take students between 3rd-5th grades, and continue with them through their education. 95% of their students graduate high school, and 90% go on to college.
They serve more than 5,500 children and families through their therapeutic servicesTrain thousands of teachers and mental health care professionals throughout the yearto help expand their reach.
A charity located in Austin, Lift Alliance is a partnership between Austin Children’sShelter and Safe Place.
The two work together to provide care and a safe space for survivors of domestic andsexual abuse.
Lift Alliance also provides educational programs to children in their program.
Lift Alliance educates the public on prevention and response to domestic, child, andsexual abuse.
Lakeshore Foundation/Alabama and National
Lakeshore Foundation works with disabled people nationally, internationally, andlocally (Alabama).
Lakeshore has helped advance and promote the impact of positive, long-term physicaland emotional effects of physical fitness on people with disabilities, including infants,seniors and veterans.
Funds will enable injured U.S. military and their families to participate at no cost in family camps, including all activities, lodging and meals, and transportation, and willprovide scholarships to assure children with disabilities can attend despite a lack ofhousehold financial resources.
The Samaritan Inn/North Texas
A comprehensive homeless program that helps willing people gain dignity andindependence.
Funding will provide the basic needs of the residents making it possible for them tofocus on their employment, education and housing needs.
429 adults and 171 children served in 2012 turning away 3,573.
Average stay is 6 months.
The Settlement Home for Children/Austin
The Settlement Home for Children, founded in 1918, is located on 10 acres of landin Austin. Their mission is to promote healing and healing and growth in children,young adults, and families by providing a continuum of care, support, and resources.
They provide group homes, residential treatment centers, transitional homes, andfoster and adoptive homes to children in need.
West Dallas Community School/Dallas
West Dallas Community School works to provide an excellent education at low coststo the West Dallas Community.
In West Dallas, 65% of the community is below the poverty lines. West DallasCommunity School hopes to improve the lives of West Dallas families by giving afirst class education to their students.
Funds from the IICF will be used to run the school and cover the gap between tuitionand the cost of schooling.
Donations cover 90% of costs, with tuition only over 10%. The money would be givenas scholarships.
Volunteer Center of North Texas
VCNT recruits volunteers from organizations all over North Texas to work togetherto meet the needs of the community.
VCNT is one of the largest volunteer centers in the United States.
VCNT also works “to transform communities and strengthen nonprofits throughvolunteerism”. The main focus is to recruit, train and manage volunteers.
They promote knowledge, resources and education about volunteerism.