2014 Grants Have Been Awarded.

May 7th, 2014

The Different Needz Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded its 2014 grants. Forty-five (45) grants totaling Thirty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Sixty Dollars ($35,660.00) were awarded to individuals with developmental disabilities and organizations that support them. Successful applicants received their specific request of an item or service, such as: speech therapy, communication devices, summer camp tuition, physical therapy, medical equipment, a bathing chair, adaptive stroller, therapeutic riding and adaptive swings. These items are not fully covered by health insurance and are essential to elevating the quality of life for these individuals.

Each year, the Different Needz Foundation accepts grant applications from January until March. In its first five years, the Foundation has awarded over One Hundred Eighteen Thousand Dollars ($118,000.00) to 167 individuals and organizations. Located in Northeast Ohio, the Foundation has expanded its reach and has helped individuals and organizations in nineteen states. Michelle Petrillo-Carr, President of the Different Needz Foundation said, “We are happy to have experienced so much growth over the last five years. The Foundation is working hard to continue its growth and to expand its reach so it can help more individuals and organizations nationwide.”

The Different Needz Foundation is holding the Sixth Annual Luke Jordan Memorial Golf Outing at Chagrin Valley Country Club, on Friday, September 12, 2014. A day of golf will be followed by The Different Needz Foundation’s Dinner and Silent Auction.