Have you heard? Your generosity provided nearly $115,000 in grants to our six partner hospitals this year!
The Foundation’s partnership with children’s hospitals in Oakland, San Diego, Loma Linda, Madera, Honolulu and Reno connect the Kiwanis family to the issue of pediatric trauma. Utilizing the knowledge and expertise of our partner hospitals, the Foundation identifies projects the Kiwanis family can undertake to address the issue of pediatric trauma within their own communities. In return, the Foundation annually invites our six partner hospitals to apply for a grant for unfunded needs directly related to pediatric trauma and injury prevention.
We are honored to continue our longstanding partnerships with these prestigious hospitals. Here’s what they’ll be accomplishing with their grant awards.
Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera, CA has historically used their grant awards for their Seat Check Saturday event which provides free child safety car seat inspections and car seats to low-income families. While COVID-19 has shifted their focus away from this project, the hospital has remained committed to injury prevention. They will use their $18,500 grant award to create injury prevention videos that will be distributed throughout their communities to keep children and families safe.
Renown Children’s Hospital in Reno, NV has historically used their grant awards to purchase state-of-the-art equipment to continue providing the very best care to children in the region. This year, their $15,000 grant will be used to sustain their child safety seat distribution and education program for low-income families.
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego has used their previous grant awards toward their Injury Prevention Program to develop campaigns on topics including drowning prevention and unsafe sleep environments. This year, the hospital will use their $23,000 grant for their Kiwanis Home Safety program which will provide home safety trainings and kits to families in the area in partnership with local Kiwanis clubs.
Our partners at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland have typically used their grants toward their Childhood Injury Prevention Program. Their grant award of $20,000 this year will allow them continue this longstanding program, with their areas of focus being safe infant sleep environments and child passenger safety.
Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital in Loma Linda, CA will continue their safety education programs by using this year’s grant award of $18,274 to create a series of injury prevention and care videos.
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children have used their grant funds for a variety of programs, the most significant of which was a $25,000 grant which they used to create Hawaii’s first comprehensive pediatric burn program, developing curriculum for an educational program for Pediatric Burn Care, and creating a care guide for parents. This year, their $20,000 grant will be used to support Kapi’olani’s Community Integration Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation program to transition children back into the community and school, providing the funding needed to launch this innovative pilot program which will impact children throughout the state of Hawai’i.
We are so proud to collaborate with such amazing hospitals! Way to go!