The Robert Nelson Foundation’s response to COVID-19
The board of directors of The Robert Nelson Foundation is committed to honoring the legacy of Mr. Nelson by supporting specific organizations that are on the front lines in the current battle against the pandemic we are all facing: Research and Development towards a vaccine and testing (Mayo Clinic), Personal Protective Equipment for healthcare professionals (UCLA Health) and assisting with the homeless population during this very challenging time (LA Mission and Union Rescue Mission). Please see the individual announcements below to learn about how each organization is responding to this situation.
Robert (Bob) Nelson was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. As part of the first series of grants that the foundation has provided, there was a specific focus of doing some special things in Mr. Nelson’s honor in his hometown. Our second round of grants will be focused on special causes in the Los Angeles area that honor and emulate Bob’s character and giving. The grants that are displayed here are part of that effort as well as an ongoing pursuit of honoring Mr. Nelson’s desire to help young people enter the field of media/ broadcasting. The Robert Nelson Foundation is committed to honoring Mr. Nelson by funding projects that emulate the outstanding characteristics that he demonstrated throughout his life. The foundation looks forward to continued growth and development in its giving and looks forward to sharing these results as time moves forward.
The Robert Nelson Foundation is not currently accepting open grant applications. The foundation is currently working to establish initial projects that will honor Mr. Nelson. As the foundation grows and develops, the board will continually explore and examine giving options to best fit the vision of Mr. Nelson and the foundation.