Lincoln Financial Foundation Awards $396,000 in Grants to Philadelphia Nonprofits
LINCOLN FOUNDATION SUPPORTS HUMAN SERVICES INITIATIVES
$396,000 awarded to 26 Philadelphia Nonprofits
Philadelphia, October 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Grants from Lincoln Financial Foundation are supporting Philadelphia agencies that provide housing for the homeless, food for the hungry and needed services to adults and children at risk. Lincoln Foundation recently awarded $396,000 in human services grants to 26 Philadelphia nonprofits, a portion of $2.1 million in charitable funds that Lincoln Foundation has allocated for Philadelphia in 2013.
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia received $30,000 to support its Home Weatherization and Repair project in North Philadelphia and Germantown neighborhoods, allowing families living in aging homes the ability to remain and realize energy efficiencies and savings through these improvements. Habitat’s priority is to stabilize homeowners in their homes by making key critical repairs that preserve the home and raise the quality of life for the homeowner; by providing weatherization services to lower utility bills; and by giving the home a facelift through façade improvement, landscaping and sidewalk repair. Habitat Philadelphia will serve 20 families and 80 individuals during fourth quarter 2013, and 50 families and 200 individuals in 2014.
Other human services grants awarded include:
- $36,000 to Project H.O.M.E. to support Rowan Homes, two facilities that house 150 women and children in families with histories of homelessness as well as substance abuse and mental illness. The Rowan Homes facilities on Judson and Diamond Streets give families a safe and nurturing place where they can focus on stabilizing their lives and setting goals for themselves.
- $30,000 to Bethesda Project to augment staff training for its homeless shelters and residences. Staff support includes new employee orientation, monthly training workshops and computer training for case managers and program coordinators. Up to 10% of Bethesda Project’s staff members were formerly homeless.
- $30,000 to Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger for outreach services and awareness campaigns linking to food resources, including Summer Meals Hotline, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Senior Hunger Outreach programs.
- $25,000 to Adoption Center of Delaware Valley for adoption enhancement services aimed at increasing the success rate of adoptions as well as access to support services.
- $20,000 to Women’s Community Revitalization Program to provide tenants in its affordable rental developments with support services such as crisis intervention, counseling, conflict resolution and referrals to social service programs.
- $15,000 to American Red Cross, Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, to support Red Cross House, a facility that helps disaster victims quickly get back on their feet while keeping families together.
- $15,000 to CASA of Philadelphia County to recruit, screen, train and supervise volunteers to advocate for safe, permanent and nurturing homes for abused and neglected children under court protection.
- $15,000 to Homeless Advocacy Project to provide legal services to the homeless and to connect them with other social services.
- $15,000 to North Light Community Center for operating its year-round Emergency Food Services program in Roxborough, Manayunk and East Falls.
- $15,000 to Youth Services, Inc., to support the Youth Emergency Shelter, the largest shelter in Philadelphia that offers immediate housing, health services and education programming to homeless youth, serving 450 young people each year.
- $12,500 to Aid for Friends for delivery of free meals and regular visits by volunteers for isolated elderly residents in Philadelphia.
- $12,500 to Maternity Care Coalition for the MOMobile, which provides case management and family support services to pregnant women, new parents, infants and their families in low-income Greater Philadelphia communities.
- $12,500 to Philadelphia Children’s Alliance for its Victim Advocacy Services for sexually abused children.
- $12,500 to Resources for Human Development for Endow-A-Home, a program that uses home ownership to end the cycle of poverty and homelessness for women who head households and their children.
- $12,500 to Urban Tree Connection for the expansion of core programs to increase the availability of locally-produced vegetables through their teen programs, adding new farm sites and augmenting the Neighborhood Foods program.
- $10,000 to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, Delaware Valley Chapter, for early-stage dementia interventions and support groups, including a social engagement program for newly-diagnosed individuals.
- $10,000 to LIFT, Inc., for expanding opportunities for Philadelphia residents in need in which volunteers help clients obtain access to income, housing, health care and education.
- $10,000 to Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly for services to frail and physically limited elders at risk of becoming isolated or neglected.
- $10,000 to Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center for its Perimeter Program, which provides immediate support services to homeless veterans.
- $10,000 to SHARE Food Program, Inc., to help 375 low-income families begin participating in its SHARE Package Program, thereby broadening their access to healthy, affordable food.
- $7,500 to Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia for the Teen Trauma Counseling and Support program, providing critically-needed counseling services to youth and students witnessing and experiencing violence in their homes, schools or neighborhoods.
- $7,500 to CASA of Delaware County to recruit, screen, train and supervise volunteers to advocate for safe, permanent and nurturing homes for abused and neglected children under court protection.
- $7,500 to Pegasus Riding Academy for its therapeutic horseback riding program for people with disabilities.
- $7,500 to Rebuilding Together Philadelphia for their Block Build at Triangle Park, which will place volunteers with homeowners and business owners to do exterior work, street beautification and house energy efficiency upgrades to stabilize a critical mass of homes in Wynnefield.
- $7,500 to Support Center for Child Advocates for its Child Protection programs, offering legal and social services to abused children and youth by assigning highly trained volunteer attorneys and providing support from social service staff.
About Lincoln Financial Foundation:
The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under Lincoln Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services and economic/workforce development. The Lincoln Foundation awarded more than $2.1 million to support nonprofits in Philadelphia in 2012. Since 2006, the Lincoln Financial Foundation has contributed nearly $17.8 million to Philadelphia nonprofits.
About Lincoln Financial Group:
Lincoln Financial Group has set aside almost $10 million of its pre-tax earnings for charitable causes that support philanthropic endeavors in the communities where its employees work. Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. With headquarters in the Philadelphia region, the companies of Lincoln Financial Group had assets under management of $189 billion as of June 30, 2013. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life, disability and dental insurance; employer-sponsored retirement plans; savings plans; and comprehensive financial planning and advisory services. For more information, including a copy of our most recent SEC reports containing our balance sheets, please visit www.LincolnFinancial.com.
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