2016 - AAUW EARNS GRANT... MICROSCOPES FOR GEMS PROGRAM

2016 - AAUW EARNS GRANT... MICROSCOPES FOR GEMS PROGRAM

The Morton Community Foundation is about to open up their 2107 Competitive Grant Program, and plans to distribute over $40,000 to local charities, schools, parks, and libraries.  For information on how your favorite charitable org, or taxing body can earn a grant, visit:  www.mortoncommunityfoundation.org/grant-process/

In 2016, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Morton Chapter sought and received a $350 grant to purchase 4 new microscopes and storage containers for those microscopes, to be used in a program they call GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science).  Here's an excerpt from their grant application talking about the need for the GEMS program and the microscopes...

MCF Grant for a Custom Brace Gives Charlie's Owner Independence

MCF Grant for a Custom Brace Gives Charlie's Owner Independence

Service dogs are helpful to humans with impairments for a plethora of physical and mental illnesses.  From dogs helping to guide a seeing impaired individual, to one that detects seizures and helps Parkinson’s sufferers recover from a fall, they are a unique and integral part of the treatment plan.  However, the costs involved with receiving a service dog are prohibitive.