9th Annual Luke Jordan Memorial Golf Outing

July 14th, 2017

The 9th Annual Luke Jordan Memorial Golf Outing will be held on September 8, 2017 at the Chagrin Valley Country Club.

At the Dinner an Silent Auction, the Foundation will be honoring Michael Friedman with the inaugural Heart of the Community Award for his contributions to the special needs community.

We look forward to seeing you there for a great day of golf, food and fundraising.

2017 Grant Decision Letters

May 3rd, 2017

On May 3, 2017, all 2017 grant decision letters have been mailed to all applicants. All applicants who have been awarded a grant will be contacted by a Board Member in the upcoming weeks. All decisions are final. 2018 Grant applications will be made available in January 2018.

2017 Grant Application Period is Now Closed

February 16th, 2017

The 2017 grant application period is now closed.

The Foundation will not verify receipt of an application or provide an application status.  All applicants will receive notice as to the Foundation’s decision via ordinary mail by May 2017.

The Foundation only awards grants once a year.  Grant applications will be available starting January 2018.

Good luck to everyone who applied for a grant.

Thank you to our Major Sponsors

September 6th, 2016

Thank you to our Major Sponsors of the 8th Annual Luke Jordan Memorial Golf Outing!
Beverage Sponsor: Triad Engineering & Contracting
Prize Sponsor: Myers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis
Skill Prize Sponsor: Applied Medical Technology
Alternative Horizon Counseling Center
Caravona & Berg
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
The Home Savings & Loan Company
Joshen Paper & Packaging
Jerry & Mary Nuzum
Ohio Alcohol Monitoring Systems
ON Partners
Tony & Diane Petrillo
See you on Friday.

Golf Outing Forms are now available.

July 2nd, 2016

Registration forms for the 8th Annual Luke Jordan Memorial Golf Outing and the Different Needz Foundation Dinner and Silent Auction are now available.  The Foundation is also currently seeking sponsors for the events.   Click on the Golf Outing tab at the top of this site for more information and to obtain the registration forms.

Save the Date

March 22nd, 2016

Save the Date

September 9, 2016 is the date of the 8th Annual Luke Jordan Memorial Golf Outing and the Different Needz Foundation Dinner and Silent Auction.  Both events will be held at the Chagrin Valley Country Club.

For more details, follow us on;

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Different-Needz-Foundation-209256402420690/?ref=hl

or Twitter (@dneedzfound).



2016 Grant Application Period is Closed

March 2nd, 2016

The 2016 grant application period is over.  All applicants will be notified in May 2016 as to whether or not the Board was able to approve their grant.  The Board will not be able to provide a status of your application prior to the May 2016 announcement.  The Different Needz Foundation awards grants only once a year.  The next grant application period will begin in January 2017.

Additional news about the Foundation can be found on this web site, Facebook and Twitter (@dneedzfound).

2016 Grant Applications are now available

January 4th, 2016

The Different Needz Foundation is proud to announce that the 2016 Grant Application period has begun.  All Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2016.  The Foundation will announce its decision in May 2016.  Applications can be obtained by clicking the link below:


We do not provide verification of receipt of an Application.  We accept Applications from anywhere in the United States.


Team SLO running NYC Marathon for Foundation

October 21st, 2015

This year Owen Sweeney, Scott Slobodnyak and Leslie Nims Laycock are supporting the Different Needz Foundation by raising money and running in the NYC Marathon. Their goal is to raise $5000 by Marathon Day (Nov 1st). Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated. There are two ways to give. Text the code NEEDZ to 855-476-7177 OR Crowdrise @ https://www.crowdrise.com/…/charity/differentneedzfounda/0/0

Results of 7th Annual Luke Jordan Memorial Golf Outing

September 21st, 2015

Congratulations to the winners!

1st Place: S. Oglesbee, T. Conti, B. Frohnapple and J. Obman
2nd Place: J. Nuzum, C. Agnew, D. Wells and B. Mitchin
3rd Place: L. May, E. Waite, J. McQuate and M. Levinson

Long Drive Men: A. Radis
Long Drive Ladies: J. Good
Long Putt: M. Tilson
Closest to Pin: S. Judge