Project to Cure Paralysis,
a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami School of
Medicine, is the world's largest, most comprehensive research
center dedicated to finding more effective treatments and,
ultimately, a cure for paralysis that results from spinal cord
injury. The Miami Project was founded in 1985 through the vision
and efforts of Dr. Barth Green, an internationally recognized
expert in the field of spinal cord injury.
Miami Project has assembled a broad spectrum of researchers, clinicians and
therapists whose expertise all relate directly to the problem of spinal cord
injury and whose full-time focus is spinal cord injury research. By uniting
this broad range of knowledge and talents, the Miami Project team of
scientists is accelerating the search for effective treatments for spinal cord
Allied Services is NEPA's largest and most diverse provider
and human service care to people with disabilities and the
Headquartered in Scranton, their 2,500 employees and volunteers
care for nearly 5,000 people every day at over 60 locations. The
Allied Services Foundation has used Gifts to provide equipment
and services for the less fortunate.
the end of 2003, it was once again time to select the recipient of the 70%
of our fund-raising monies that is always dedicated to research. This
year, we chose to award $10,000.00 to Thomas Jefferson University
Hospital. Kevin presented the award at a special dinner held at The
Hyatt Regency Hotel in Philadelphia in October. The event was attended by many dignitaries and local
celebrities including Governor Ed Rendell (pictured to the right with
Kevin) and Phillies First Baseman Jim Thome (pictured with Kevin to the
left). The balance of the funds raised were donated to The Miami Project.
Individual & Scholarship K Grants
If you or a loved one has
suffered a spinal cord injury and need financial assistance, you should
know that 30% of the money we raise is passed on to deserving individuals
You, or someone you know,
could be eligible for a K Grant. These special awards are designed
to help offset the costs of equipment, therapy, caregiver respite, fees
and/or medical bills incurred as a result of a spinal cord injury.
Community K Grant
- A non-profit organization, located in Pennsylvania, that serves the needs of those with a spinal
cord injury and their caregivers
Individual K Grant - Any resident of Pennsylvania who has suffered a spinal cord injury
K Grant "Scholarship Award" - a deserving Pennsylvania resident who
has demonstrated a genuine concern for the welfare of others through
volunteer work in their community and who intends to pursue a college
education in a medical or scientific field.
Who has received a
K Grant in the past?
In addition to our Gift to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, we have made
significant donations to The Allied Services Foundation in
Scranton, Pennsylvania, and The Miami Project in Florida (see
sidebar for more information).
When is the Application Deadline for this year?
We consider applications on a case by case basis..
How are recipients
Once your application is completed in full and submitted, we will
assign a liaison to meet with you. Our Board of Directors will review
every application as well as a brief report from the liaison. Grants will
be awarded based on our impressions of the materials you submit and your
individual circumstances. Once submitted, applications become the property
of our Foundation and will not be returned.
Please understand that we are looking to help
individuals who can demonstrate genuine need and whose lives will be
markedly improved by our contribution. Once recipients have
been chosen, all decisions are final. Individuals who are not selected are
welcome to submit a new application the following year.
the K Grants actually awarded?
Recipients will be notified by certified mail. Grants
are not paid out directly to individuals or their families, but rather to
the organizations providing the products and/or services requested in the
Grant Application. Please be aware that the full names and photos of
recipients will be released to the media for promotional, educational and
download an Application
For a Community K Grant
application, click here.
For an Individual K Grant
application, click here.
For a K Grant "Scholarship Award" application, click here.
If you would like us to mail
you an Application,
please let us know.