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Speech and Hearing Center receives grant December 12, 2007

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR THE CENTRAL SAVANNAH RIVER AREA ANNOUNCES THE 2007 UNRESTRICTED GRANT AWARD RECIPIENTS

University Health Care System Speech and Hearing Center was a recipient of one of 32 grants totaling $373,000 approved December 3, 2007 by the Board of Directors of The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area.

The agencies recognized are meeting pressing and changing community needs and are improving the quality of life for the individuals they serve. These distributions come from the Foundation’s Unrestricted Fund, which is primarily supported by the Augusta National Golf Club. Donations to the Foundation’s Unrestricted Fund have no restrictions as to how they are to be used. The Foundation feels very fortunate to have donors give to the Unrestricted Fund. These funds give the Foundation the greatest flexibility in making grants to address the most pressing needs in the contiguous counties of Richmond, Columbia, Burke, McDuffie, Aiken and Edgefield. The Foundation uses a spending rule formula that ensures that the Unrestricted Grants Program will continue for years to come.

This years program brought 16 community volunteer panels consisting of 117 area leaders. These volunteer panels assisted the Foundation in the review & analysis of the applications and the award recommendations. The Community Foundation is also pleased to announce that these grants are in addition to the Foundation’s individual Donor Advised Grants. Since The Community Foundation was formed in 1995, it has made 2,555 Donor Advised Grants totaling $15,111,382.46. The 2007 Unrestricted Grants will bring the total number of Unrestricted Grants to 257 totaling $2,566,453.41. This brings the grand total of all grants combined since 1996 to 2,812 totaling an astounding $17,677,835.87!

University Health Care Foundation
A $10,000 grant to provide speech/language sessions for 20 to 40 children who have chronic conditions such as autism spectrum disorder and who would be denied therapy or would receive very limited therapy through Medicaid.

  
     
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