Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids

Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids

Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids

The Robert Nelson Foundation is proud to partner with the Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids with a gift of $30,000.00 towards the goal of improving literacy in the lives of the young people who access services via the Boys and Girls Club. The donation will help to fund the center’s
“Read to Succeed” program. Literacy is one of the highest priorities at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids, and a key component in sustained academic success for the kids we serve. The Robert Nelson Foundation is proud to contribute towards this outstanding program and supports the important goal of improving literacy for all.

On behalf of the families and children we serve in Grand Rapids, thank you very much for your support of our Read to Succeed program.

Patrick Placzkowski

Chief Executive Officer, Boys & Girls Club of Grand Rapid

Happy Trails for Kids

Happy Trails for Kids

Happy Trails for Kids

The Robert Nelson Foundation is proud to support the Happy Trails for Kids organization. The Happy Trails for Kids mission is to exclusively serve children in foster care, ages 7 and older, by creating opportunities for hundreds of boys and girls growing up in foster care within the Los Angeles area. The organization provides these children access to outdoor adventures, overnight summer camp and year-round supportive programming. The pandemic has presented new challenges for organizations like Happy Trails on all fronts. In response, the staff at Happy Trails has developed a comprehensive program to help these children in foster care by providing weekly communication, extracurricular activities, career exploration, academic support, tutoring and individualized sessions with counselors. The Robert Nelson Foundation has provided a $5,000 gift to assist with the special needs that the pandemic has presented to the staff at Happy Trails and salutes the wonderful work that they do.

Thanks to our incredible partners, like the Robert Nelson Foundation, Happy Trails for Kids is able to provide year-round supportive services and create meaningful opportunities for children to participate in new experiences, adventures and mentorships.

Lindsey Elliot

Executive Director, Happy Trails for Kids

The Guiding Light Mission

The Guiding Light Mission

The Guiding Light Mission

The Guiding Light Mission was founded in 1929 to  help  the homeless and less fortunate in Grand Rapids, MI.  The Covid-19 pandemic has posed significant challenges to Guiding Light to continue in their efforts to provide services in a safe manner.  

The Robert Nelson Foundation is proud to have contributed $10,000 towards the cost of improving the ventilation system for the facility of Guiding Light. Mr. Nelson had a heart for those who were in need, this gift will help this organization in his hometown to continue to do the great work that it does to help those in need.

Thank you, again, for sharing and providing this Emergency Shelter for the homeless men, women and youth in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stuart Ray

Executive Director, Guiding Light

Learn about the work of Guiding Light

Minority AIDS Project

Minority AIDS Project

Minority AIDS Project

The Robert Nelson Foundation is proud to have partnered with the Minority Aids Project of Los Angeles with a gift of $15,000 to be used for the extraordinary needs associated with the Covid-19 Pandemic.  The Minority AIDS Project (MAP) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1985 to provide psychosocial services to communities of color and undocumented families affected by HIV and AIDS. In addition to the many health conditions and complications related to AIDS, many of the families that MAP serves are now facing food shortages. The gift from The Robert Nelson Foundation will help with resources, services, and supplies that these families need during this challenging time.

This grant will provide assistance for many of our clients who are undocumented, disenfranchised and who face financial challenges due to HIV/AIDS infection.

Michael E. Jones

Director of Donations, Minority AIDS Project

UCLA Health

UCLA Health

UCLA Health

The Robert Nelson Foundation has given a total of $40,000 to UCLA Health to assist with the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment and support for the staff during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

The pandemic has presented unique challenges that our health care workers have met with determination, ingenuity, and dedication to patient care. Your gift is an extraordinary example of the many ways in which our community has come together to offer gratitude for the tireless efforts of our health professionals
Johnese Spisso, M.P.A.

President, UCLA Health

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic

The Robert Nelson Foundation has given a $10,000 gift to the Mayo Clinic to assist in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. The Mayo Clinic is synonymous with excellence. This gift supports the foundation’s desire to promote excellence, caring, and proactive assistance to honor Mr. Nelson’s life.
COVID-19 Research Fund – COVID-19 and Related Viruses Targeted Research, Vaccine Development and Gene Therapies.

This research fund supports Mayo researchers in infectious diseases who are making significant progress to address the newly emerging pathogens for COVID-19 and related viruses. As one example, Mayo experts are developing a vaccine using existing vaccine platforms, as well as gene therapy, that have been successfully applied against influenza, HIV, Ebola, Zika and Clostridium difficile. Research in emerging pathogens also lays the foundation for standard operating processes to address future pandemics.

COVID-19 Clinical Fund – Testing Capability and Availability/Overall COVID-19 Response

Benefactor gifts will support ­­­­­­­­­Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 testing capacity as well as expedite processing and response time.  Gifts will support plans to offer COVID-19 testing beyond Mayo Clinic in an effort to help patients everywhere get the best care possible.

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