Second Quarter Impact:

For the ​​​​second quarter of 201​7, FT Cares Foundation impacted ​18 organizations totaling $​​​​​31,809.19.

Impact March 2017: Children's Health and Welfare

​March 201​​8 donations will be posted when available; below are the ​​March 201​7 Impact donations so you can see the organizations the Foundation has previously impacted. 

The Foundation was honored to donate $7,500 to BUILD in support their mission to prevent at-risk youth from joining gangs as well as working with gang-involved youth to develop alternatives to this destructive lifestyle.

By the Hand Club for Kids is a Chicago-based, after-school program that emphasizes academic excellence while nurturing the whole child. The Foundation granted $6,300 to By the Hand to fully fund a scholarship for one student for an entire year.

CASA Kane County was established in 1988 by concerned citizens, child welfare professionals and court personnel in response to concerns that the rights and needs of abused and neglected children were not being adequately addressed in court. CASA volunteers now help all of the over 587 probate and abused/neglected children within the Kane County Juvenile Court system. The Foundation granted $5000 to CASA to provide an entire year’s representation for two children.

JB’s Keys to DMD is dedicated to increasing awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) while appropriating funds for quality care and research that will create treatments for DMD, ensuring affected children will have the opportunity of a lifetime. The Foundation donated $750 in support of that mission.

Naomi’s Heart Mission was granted $2720 in support of their mission to bring food, education and the word of God to the children of Santos City, Philippines and to fund scholarships for four children.

Normal Moments is an organization started by a mother who lost her daughter to cancer and supports parents with critically ill children in the home, in the hospital and via web resources so that they can spend as much time as possible and sharing the most normal moments possible with their children. The Foundation proudly granted Normal Moments $1000 to aid in that mission.

Off the Street Club (OTSC) is the oldest boys and girls club in the city of Chicago. The Foundation made a $5000 donation to their mission which will allow 10 children to get out of urban Chicago and attend a summer camp in the suburbs. 

The Foundation was proud to donate $2500 to the Hearts of Hope gala benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation in support of its work to eliminate the challenge of childhood brain tumors.

On any given night, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City (RMHC-KC) serves 87 families. In 2016, they provided comfort and care to 7,161 families as well as opened our doors to support over 57,000 visits from family and friends of in-patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital. The Foundation was honored to make a donation of $1500 to RMHC-KC in memory of Tali May McGregor.

The Foundation was proud to support the Young Men’s Business League of Austin and their mission to empower and support the next generation of Austin youth. The Foundation’s donation of $2500 will help send youth to YMBL’s Austin Summer Camps.

With locations in both Illinois and Texas, Bear Necessities is a foundation named in memory of Barrett “Bear” Krupa, who died after a courageous five and a half-year battle with pediatric cancer. Bear Necessities funds cutting-edge research to end pediatric cancer and operates two unique programs, Bear Hugs and Bear Discoveries. The Foundation donated $500 to the annual Bear Tie Ball in support of that its mission.

Extra Difference:

Founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life, Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside the federal government. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research. The Foundation is proud to form Team FT Pink and to donate $2500 to the 20th Anniversary Komen Race for the Cure in Chicago.