Grants Awarded in 2012
The Shearwater Foundation received and evaluated ten proposals during this granting cycle. In accordance with our statutory obligation, the Foundation awarded $59,000 divided among the following six organizations:
AMBUCS: A local affiliate of a national organization, Huntsville (Alabama) AMBUCS designs and manufactures therapeutic tricycles to meet the individual needs of physically handicapped children. Shearwater awarded AMBUCS $6000 as renewal of their grant for engineering and producing these vehicles.
The Nature Conservancy of Alabama: Shearwater awarded $10,000 to the Nature Conservancy to be used for conservation initiatives in the Southern Cumberlands and Paint Rock areas of Alabama.
.Impact Alabama: This group's Focus First initiative, in cooperation with Vision Research Corporation among others, conducts vision screening of disadvantaged preschool children in Alabama. Shearwater awarded Impact Alabama $10,000 as a renewal of their previous grant for screening and follow-up care programs.
Our Kids: This is a clinic of the Nashville (Tennessee) General Hospital and partner with Vanderbilt University Children's Hospital. It focuses on medical evaluation, counseling and other services for sexually abused children and their families. Shearwater awarded $9000 as renewal of their grant supporting outreach to Spanish-speaking families.
Friends of the Environment, Abaco, Bahamas: Shearwater awarded $14,000 to support educational activities about the caves and blue holes of the Bahamas, endangered watershed elements that are of archeological, conservation, and public-health importance.
The Nomad Foundation: Shearwater awarded $10,000 to support the Foundation’s mission of bringing essential services, healthcare and education to nomadic populations in the remote northern desert of Niger.
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