The Urban Child Institute Announces $8,446,420 In Community Grants

We would like to announce awards of $8,446,420 in grants to organizations focused on community health and wellness.

The focus areas of the grants range from pediatric advocacy health programs under Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital to education programs under the University of Memphis as well as health and education research under University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Grant funding is also contributing to community-based programs impacting all ages and incomes levels throughout the city of Memphis.

“Our children are the future of our community and these grants will help to insure the continued improvement of their health, education and quality of life,” said Gary Shorb, Executive Director, The Urban Child Institute.

The Urban Child Institute focuses its grant making and community support on kindergarten readiness and 3rd grade reading level.

Grants include:

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Memphis CHiLD MLP $156,535
CHAMP $534,865
Nurse Family Partnership $671,600
Be Proud! Be Responsible! $410,000
LEAD Inclusion $400,734
LEAD School-Based Therapy $226,266
Le Bonheur Community Outreach $500,000
University of Memphis
Medical Legal Partnership $155,000
iHeLP Policy Lab $187,000
LIFE Project $150,000
Early Childhood Project $400,000
iMPACT evaluation and infrastructure $550,000
Autism/ABC Project $200,000
River City Project $250,000
University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)
Newborn Follow-Up/ACE/CANDLE $252,295
Health Disparities Research in Pediatric Obesity $558,320
Genomics Biorepository forUnderrepresented Children of The Mid-South $587,353
Underrepresented Children of The Mid-SouthFamily Resilience Initiative $213,063
Neurological Signatures (CMV Study) $323,729
Grant Coordinator $40,481
Improving Kindergarten Readiness $24,759
Community Based Organizations
Agape $244,920
ALL Memphis $110,000
CoactionNet $100,000
Early Success Coalition $250,000
Emmanuel Center $50,000
Literacy Midsouth $100,000
Memphis Child Advocacy $50,000
Memphis Library Foundation $12,000
Memphis Oral School for the Deaf $27,500
Memphis Symphony Orchestra $45,000
Memphis Teacher Residency $250,000
Neighborhood Christian Center $150,000
One by One Ministries $50,000
Reach Out and Read $15,000
Seeding Success $200,000
Total 2018 Grants: $8,446,420