Baxter International Foundation

Recent Grants

The mission of the Baxter International Foundation is to increase access to healthcare for the disadvantaged and underserved in the United States and around the world. We measure our impact not only by the number of dollars spent or by how many programs we support, but by the number of lives touched.

 

Year

Category

Location & Partner Organization

Grant Amount & Term

Grant Description

2015 Prenatal, Pregnancy and Postpartum Care

Australia - Sydney

Gunawirra

$63,831 over 12 months

Purpose: Funding for one experienced part-time Social Worker and a part-time Psychologist to run two new Mothers Groups for the Young Aboriginal Mother's Program. The new staff will develop a relationship with the new mothers to share, discuss and deal with problems including domestic violence, trauma, substance abuse, problems with children and will help develop their confidence. Indigenous communities in Australia experience intergenerational cycles of adversity and trauma, leading to entrenched social problems including poverty, high levels of violence, child abuse /neglect, individual, family and community dysfunction.

Lives Touched: 322

Population Served: Young aboriginal families and their communities in the Inner Suburbs of Sydney.

2015 Elder Care

General Medicine

Canada - Etobicoke, ON

The Dorothy Ley Hospice

$103,000 over 12 months

Purpose: The funding will allow adding an additional Clinical Navigator to provide rapid round the clock assessment and triage of all intake referrals, as well as a Data Coordinator who would increase capacity among the existing Community Program. The Transition Team is a model of care designed to drastically improve end of life care.

Lives Touched: 600

Population Served: The program is directed at individuals 16 years of age and older who are living with a life-limiting illness and their family. The Dorothy Ley Hospice is available to these individuals at any time throughout the trajectory of living with their illness, up until the final 3 months of their live. The program increases access to healthcare for the disadvantaged and underserved and it is expected to have a lasting impact on healthcare.

2015 Nutrition

Prenatal, Pregnancy and Postpartum Care

Pediatrics

India - Mumbai

Foundation for Mother and Child Health

$42,784 over 24 months

Purpose: Hiring of staff (7 Field Officers) for the Urban Nutrition Initiative which has been designed to ensure prevention and early detection of malnutrition in twenty 'high-burden' urban locations of Maharashtra. The initiative provides an opportunity not only to reach an underserved population, but also, for FMCH to share its knowledge and approach with government workers in the hope that its best practices will be taken up by the government for long-term change.

Lives Touched: 4,666

Population Served: The Bhiwandi neighborhood of Thane, Mumbai, is a semi-urban slum area, which is densely populated. The population that this project focuses on is in the lowest socio-economic sector, many laborers and migrant works. FMCH only works with underserved populations, which demonstrate financial need and have limited access to social services/use public healthcare systems. More specifically, this project focuses on pregnant and lactating mothers, as well as children under the age of 5.

2015 Prenatal, Pregnancy and Postpartum Care

Mental/ Behavioral Health

Ireland - Dublin

Nurture

$95,243 over 24 months

Purpose: Funding for Clinical Programme Coordinator salary to provide support services to women, partners and families experiencing conception, pregnancy and/or childbirth related maternal mental health illness.

Lives Touched: 630

Population Served: Nurture typical clients/service users include women and men experiencing conception, pregnancy or childbirth-related mental health difficulties. Although primarily women, Nurture also receives calls and provides supports for distressed partners, family and friends of the women battling mental illness. The age profile of the service users is 0-85 years because Nurture's services affect the lives of the children and families involved.

2015 Substance Abuse Services

Ireland - Dublin

DePaul Ireland

$81,000 over 24 months

Purpose: Funding for one additional nursing post for 24 months to provide primary care health services to the homeless population. Dublin is currently facing one of the worst homelessness crises ever experienced in the city.

Lives Touched: 4,000

Population Served: The underlying health needs of DePaul’s service users are often exacerbated by periods of extended street homelessness and alcohol/drug addiction issues. The majority of service users experiencing the severest health problems lie between the ages of 45 and 60 and are 80% male.

2015 Elder Care

Mexico - Mexico City

Fundación Bringas Haghenbeck, IAP

$23,179 over 12 months

Purpose: To improve the quality of life and mobility up to 60 elderly people who live in the San Francisco House by adding two additional physiotherapists. Through the project residents will improve their mobility and their health and as a positive consequence they will increase their participation in social and recreational activities.

Lives Touched: 60

Population Served: In Miguel Hidalgo's delegation, where the project will be implemented there are 54,814 retired people who potentially need specialized services --geriatric care, housing, nutrition, physical therapy, among others.

2015 Nutrition

Pediatrics

China - Yuexi County

Humana People To People

$89,046 over 24 months

Purpose: Community-driven Project for Improving Health of Yi Minority Children in Yuexi (Sichuan Province). The project seeks to improve children's health through better nutrition and timely referrals for children with other health complications to treatment.

Lives Touched: 5,000

Population Served: Liangshan has 2.4 million Yi people, with 800,000 kids and teenagers between 0-18 years of age and an estimated 20,000 HIV/AIDS orphans. It has one of the greatest concentration of poverty and low human development in China. The average life expectancy in 2005 was 45 years.

2015 Mental/ Behavioral Health

U.S. - Illinois

OMNI Youth Services Inc

$50,000 over 24 months

Purpose: Salary for new staff to allow for expansion of the Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress "SPARCS" to four new schools in North Cook and Lake Counties. SPARCS is a 16-1 hour session group intervention specifically designed to address the needs of chronically traumatized adolescents who may still be living with ongoing stress and are experiencing problems in several areas of functioning. Objective of the project is to provide mental health services for youth who have experienced trauma resulting from domestic violence, sexual assault, or child abuse among others.

Lives Touched: 50

Population Served: Youth grades 9-12 reflective of our general demographics served. White 41%, Hispanic 46%, Black 8%, Asian 2%, Other 3%. Over 75% of OMNI clients are deemed low income according to the national poverty guidelines. SPARCS is delivered directly in the schools eliminating transportation and access barriers thereby increasing overall participation. Student participants are identified and referred by school staff, parents and law enforcement.

2015 Substance Abuse Services

U.S. – Illinois

A Safe Haven Foundation

$89,100 over 12 months Purpose: ASHF requests financial support to enrich its service offerings by adding a full-time Registered Nurse (RN) to provide onsite healthcare for the homeless in North Lawndale. The nurse's role is comparable to a Patient Navigator; responsibilities will include providing culturally competent maternal and child health case management to homeless women with children and serve as a resource to support homeless mothers in navigating the Affordable Care Act health care systems.

Lives Touched: 900

Population Served: The RN will provide maternal and child health case management to homeless mothers with children ranging in the ages of 0-17. In the future, the organization plans to offer these services to the North Lawndale community at large. North Lawndale suffers from a high unemployment rate (18.5%) and jobless rate among 20-24 year olds (59.4%). 30.4% of residents between 18 and 24 years of age lack a high school diploma or GED.

2015 Mental/ Behavioral Health

U.S. - Illinois

Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$60,000 over 24 months Purpose: Stipend for two post-doctoral fellows. The primary responsibilities of the Post-Doctoral Fellows will be to provide therapy services to children and youth who have been sexually abused and their non-offending family members. The Fellows will be directed by a Clinical Supervisor and will work closely with other Family Hope Center clinicians, ChicagoCAC staff and multidisciplinary partners. This support would provide additional clinicians and expand the organization's capacity to serve the needs of children and families recovering from the effects of child sexual abuse.

Lives Touched: 432

Population Served: The Family Hope Center provides services in the City of Chicago for children, age 0-17, who have been sexually abused or assaulted, and their non-offending parents or caregivers. Demographic characteristics of its target population include: 81% female, 62% Latino, 32% African-American, and 6% Caucasian. 81% are under age 13 and an estimated 80% of families are low-income.

2015 Reproductive and Sexual Health

U.S. - Illinois

Youth Organizations Umbrella, Inc.

$40,000 over 12 months Purpose: Funding will support the hire of a new Youth Development Specialist (YDS) explicitly devoted to sexuality education within middle schools in Evanston & Skokie. The objective of the Program is to promote youths' sexual health by helping them gain the skills, resources, and knowledge necessary to make informed sexual health decisions; maintain healthy relationships; and seek out healthcare providers.

Lives Touched: 400

Population Served: Y.O.U. will serve youth ages 11 to 18 in Evanston, Skokie, and Morton Grove, Illinois who are denied fundamental opportunities because of the lesser means of their families. Based on past demographics, 82% of youth will be low-income (i.e., eligible for free or reduced price lunch) and 93% will be minorities.

2015

General Medicine

U.S. – Illinois

The Night Ministry

$100,000 over 24 months

Purpose: The $100,000 grant will support the salary and fringe benefits of a full-time Community Health Manager over 24 months. The position is part of the Outreach and Health Ministry Program. The primary goal of this new position is to expand the Night Ministry’s impact on public health, especially among the homeless population in the city of Chicago. The Community Health Manager will strategically address public health issues that are critical to each neighborhood the Health Outreach Bus serves.

Lives Touched: 14,362

Population Served: Homeless and low-income individuals.

In 2014 the Outreach and Health Ministry Program served 66% male and 34% female; about 10% of individuals with disabilities; 45% African American, 17% Caucasian, 17% Mexican, 16% Puerto Rican, 2% other Latino, 1% Asian, 1% Native American, and 1% other.

2015

Mental/ Behavioral Health

U.S. – Minnesota

Guadalupe Alternative Programs (GAP)

$20,000 over 24 months

Purpose: Expand school-based services to support mental health needs of Spanish- and Oromo-speaking students and their families by adding two part-time bilingual community health workers to work with mental health practitioners for student intake, interpreting diagnostic assessments, and treatment planning.

Lives Touched: 225

Population Served: GAP serves a diverse community largely made up of African, Hispanic, and Asian immigrants or refugees.

2015

Mental/ Behavioral Health

U.S. – Florida

University of Miami

$84,095 over 24 months

Purpose: The grant funds will allow for increased availability of mental health services provided on site from one day to four days per week by supporting the salaries of mental health professionals — a clinical psychologist (currently employed one day per week) and a supervised psychology fellow.

Lives Touched: 523

Population Served: Miami-Dade County (MDC) has one of the highest rates of under/uninsured residents in the nation. 72.2% of residents speak a language (predominantly Spanish) other than English at home; 32.5% have less than a high school education. Children in MDC are especially vulnerable; over 20% live below the poverty line (2010 U.S. Census).

2015

Mental/Behavioral Health

U.S. – Colorado

Rocky Mountain Youth Medical & Nursing Consultants Inc. (RMYC)

$35,033 over 12 months

Purpose: Expanding Behavioral Health Services for children through the addition of a Behavioral Health Consultant (LCSW).

Lives Touched: 504

Population Served: More than 85% of RMYC’s patients are low-income, 53% are bilingual, and all patients have ages between birth and 21 years old.

2015

General Medicine

U.S. – California

Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center

$100,000 over 12 months

Purpose: The grant funds will be used to hire two case managers to improve the continuity of care and to coordinate the integration of mental health services, human services, and social services into patient care.

Lives Touched:

1,035

Population Served: Eisner primarily serves the uninsured, underinsured, and those eligible for Medi-Cal. The service area is ethnically diverse, and is composed of 96.3% racial and ethnic minorities with Latinos being the largest single group, at 64.4%. Eisner’s patient population is 82% Latino; 10% African-American; 2% Caucasian; 1% Asian, and 5% other.

2015

Prenatal, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Care

U.S. – California

Conejo Free Clinic

$100,000 over 24 months

Purpose: Add a LVN nursing position to expand the women’s cancer prevention and diagnostic services to include services for breast, cervical, and ovarian cancers.

Lives Touched: 300

Population Served: Conejo Free Clinic serves people who are uninsured, underinsured, and/or do not qualify for public assistance.

2015

Mental/Behavioral Health

New Zealand - Auckland

Youthline

$31,870 over 12 months

Purpose: The overall objective is to provide an accessible one-stop youth health service to meet the unmet primary health needs of young people under the age of 25 in the Auckland Central region. The grant will enable Youthline to hire part-time nursing staff and will cover other direct expenses associated with the service so it can become part of their full offering to clients.

Lives touched: 100

Population Served: Youthline seeks to serve the disadvantaged young people, young parents, youth out of school, GLBTI and young people with disabilities.

2015

General Medicine

India – New Delhi

Smile Foundation

$100,448 over 24 months

Purpose: Support expansion of access of healthcare needs of women and children in the identified slums of Delhi National Capital Region. Support salaries of community health educators, honorarium for health volunteers, medical and paramedical staff, and training.

Lives Touched: 33,500

Population Served: The project targets newborns, children, adolescents, people in the reproductive age category, and lactating mothers. The project will reach other clusters (South Delhi and East Delhi), covering six slums, namely Chattarpur Pahari, Chattarpur Nut Colony, Ambedkar Colony, New Ashok Nagar, Shashi Garden, and Bishmil Camp in Delhi.

2014

General Medicine

New Zealand – Auckland

Shine

$134,200 over 24 months

Purpose: Hire a domestic-violence specialist social worker to allow for high-quality patient screening and immediate response to patients affected by domestic violence while eliminating poor health outcomes.

Lives Touched: 450

Population Served: Shine helps increase the safety of New Zealand’s most at-risk adult and child victims of domestic abuse.

2014

Mental/ Behavioral Health

U.S. – Illinois

NICASA

$40,000 over 12 months

Purpose: Fund the salary of a 0.6 FTE psychiatric nurse for the behavioral health services program.

Lives Touched: 250

Population Served: NICASA's treatment population is diverse. Agency-wide, 32% of clients are Hispanic, 18% are African-Americans, 46% are Caucasian, and 6% are other races or mixed race. Clients cover the full spectrum of income levels, though the majority are low or very low income.

2014

Mental/ Behavioral Health

U.S. – California

The Trevor Project Inc.

$77,204 over 24 months

Purpose: The mission of the Trevor Project Inc. is to end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people. The purpose of the project funded is to expand Trevor's capacity to support the dramatic surge in chat coverage that has been experienced by providing funding to add two full-time crisis services coordinators.

Lives Touched: 150

Population Served: The Trevor Project Inc. serves the LGBTQ community.

2014

Pediatrics

U.S. – Puerto Rico

Centros Sor Isolina Ferre, Inc.

$77,204 over 24 months

Purpose: The funds will be used to hire a full-time clinical social worker to help run a child-development program that integrates education and therapy.

Lives Touched: 1,080

Population Served: Special needs children and their families.

2014

Elder Care

Ireland – Dublin

The Irish Hospice Foundation

$87,027 over 24 months

Purpose: Expand nursing services to allow for a 25% increase in the care provided through the Nurses for Night Care program.

Lives Touched: 52

Population Served: Low-income individuals who are dying or bereaved.

2014

Rehabilitation/Physical Therapy

Belgium – Brussels

De Overmolen

$109,200 over 24 months

Purpose: Hire a full-time care and interaction coach to provide animal-assisted therapy for people with physical, visual, auditory, and mental limitations to improve their quality of life.

Lives Touched: 1,500

Population Served: Developmentally disabled persons.

2014

Mental/Behavioral Health

U.S. – Florida

Sundari Foundation Inc.

$100,000 over 24 months

Purpose: The Foundation support will allow for expansion by adding a new masters-level social worker with medical/social experience to provide case management for the Health and Wellness Center.

Lives Touched: Not available

Population Served: Over90% of clients report suffering from domestic violence, child abuse, or other violent crimes. 67% are African-American, 20% Latino, and 13% Caucasian/other. 36% are female/LGBTQ youth, ages 17–24.

2014

General Medicine

U.S. – Illinois

Erie Family Health Center

$100,000 over 24 months

Purpose: Foundation funds will support 40% of the salary of the new full-time family practice physician to allow Erie to expand and provide care to more than 500 additional patients in the Waukegan, IL area.

Lives Touched: 583

Population Served: Makeup of Erie's current client base includes: African-American 10%, Asian-American 2%, Caucasian 14%, Latino 73%, other 1%.

2014

General Medicine

U.S. – North Carolina

The Center for Rural Health Innovation

$23,998 over 12 months

Purpose: The new grant will help implement a TeleHealth program for the 300 students at North Cove Elementary School by supporting the purchase of a TeleHeath cart. This will allow students to participate in the My Health-e-Schools program, currently active in 14 select schools in McDowell and Yancy counties in North Carolina.

Lives Touched: 300

Population Served: Racial makeup of the students in McDowell County is 88% Caucasian, 4% African-American, 6% Hispanic, and 2% other. McDowell County is rural and economically distressed, and is identified as a health professional shortage area (HPSA) of North Carolina.

2014

General Medicine

U.S. – Illinois

Lawndale Christian Health Center

$95,160 over 12 months

Purpose: Foundation funds will support the addition of a new physician assistant to the staff at Lawndale Christian Health Center’s new Garfield Park location.

Lives Touched: 6,000

Population Served: The primary service area of LCHC is home to approximately 170,000 people, of whom 42% are African American and 48% are Hispanic.

2014

Pediatrics

U.S. – California

Venice Family Clinic

$100,000 over 12 months

Purpose: Funds from the Baxter International Foundation will partially support the salary of a pediatrician for the new, expanded LA Westside Mar Vista pediatric clinic. Having an additional pediatrician will help support 500 new patients and 1,500 new visits.

Lives Touched: 500

Population Served: Over 61% of patients served are of Hispanic origin, 11% are African-American, and 3% are Asian.

2014

Domestic Violence

U.S. – Arkansas

Serenity Inc.

$64,226 over 24 months

Purpose: Funds from the Baxter International Foundation will help launch an outreach program by adding a domestic violence case manager to support the mental health needs of clients after they exit the Serenity Shelter.

Lives Touched: 350

Population Served: Youth and adult domestic violence victims

2014

Mental/Behavioral Health

Spain – Madrid

ANAR Foundation

$85,672 over 24 months

Purpose: Funds from the Baxter International Foundation grant will allow the addition of a paid psychologist and two intern/trainees to enable the growth of the ANAR telephonic support program for children and adolescents reaching for help. ANAR is a member of the Child Help Line International Foundation, which is a global network of 178 child helplines in 143 countries.

Lives Touched: Not available

Population Served: Children and adolescents

2014

General Medicine

U.S. – Florida

Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Inc.

$100,000 over 12 months

Purpose: Funding from the Baxter International Foundation will support the expansion of the Partners in Health program by adding a full-time physician's assistant and increasing the physician’s hours in order to provide homeless residents with immediate access to healthcare and ensure appropriate triage and referral to regular primary care.

Lives Touched: 1,200

Population Served: Each year, Broward serves approximately 1,200 homeless men, women, and families with children from all parts of Broward County. Racial makeup of 2013 Broward clients included: 49% African-American, 47% Caucasian, and 4% Hispanic/Latino.

2014

Mental/Behavioral Health

U.S. – Illinois

Lawrence Hall School

$85,800 over 12 months

Purpose: Funding will allow the organization to add an evening psychiatric nurse to provide potential services to the 443 total youth that are served through LHYS combined programs. This addition will allow for around-the-clock comprehensive health services aimed at assisting youth who need healing and stability.

Lives Touched: 443

Population Served: In Fiscal Year 2013 the organization served 567 children and youth. They include: 81% African-American/Black, 10% White/Non-Hispanic, 8% Hispanic/Latino, and 1% Asian/Pacific Islander.

2014

Rehabilitation/Physical Therapy

U.S. – Illinois

Equestrian Connection

$76,560 over 24 months

Purpose: The funding supports the expansion of existing programming by contracting a part-time physical therapist, occupational therapist, therapeutic riding instructor, and horse handlers to launch a new equine therapy program for those at risk for serious falls.

Lives Touched: 40

Population Served: Disabled individuals

2014

Elder Care

China – Shanghai

Shanghai Xintu Center for Community Health Promotion

$100,000 over 24 months

Purpose: Funding from the Baxter International Foundation is designated to hire one manager, four coordinators, and pay for fringe, travel, and training materials related to the fall prevention program for elderly adults in four communities of Shanghai.

Lives Touched: 10,000

Population Served: Elderly

2014

Prenatal, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Care

India – Saidapet

World Vision, Inc.

$100,018 over 12 months

Purpose: Support from the Baxter International Foundation will fund the salary of a local project coordinator, and cover training and capital for mobile supplies for 42 local community healthcare field workers. This would help provide a mobile health solution for targeted counseling and community case management, geared to pivotal times during pregnancy, following childbirth, and in early childhood in Saidapet, India.

Lives Touched: 1,500

Population Served: Pregnant women, newborn children, and youth.

2013

Substance Abuse Services

U.S. – California

A Community of Friends

$10,000 over 12 months

Purpose: The grant will partially support the hiring of a substance abuse recovery specialist (SARS) who develops, oversees, and implements an ongoing substance abuse recovery program to provide on-site services to dually diagnosed adults at ACOF buildings.

Lives Touched: Not available

Population Served: ACOF’s target population consists of homeless individuals and families in Los Angeles County living with mental illness, regardless of gender, age, or ethnicity. 100% of the people served are below 50% of area median income.

2013

Pediatrics

Colombia – Cali

To Love Is To Give Ministries Inc.

$22,871 over 12 months

Purpose: Support from the Baxter International Foundation will add a nurse practitioner to the staff. This will support health programs, prevent childhood diseases through vaccinations, improve the primary healthcare programs, “El Caracoli” and “Alcarrazas de Colores,” and contribute to the early childhood development of 390 children attending the two centers.

Lives Touched: 390

Population Served: Youth and children

2013

Rehabilitation/Physical Therapy

U.S. – Indiana

People and Animal Learning Services Inc.

$38,193 over 24 months

Purpose: Funding from the Baxter International Foundation will support the increase of the community outreach coordinator role from 29 hours per week to 40 hours per week in order to recruit, train, and schedule additional volunteers needed for 800 more equine therapeutic sessions per year. PALs provides comprehensive individualized therapeutic equine programs designed by professionals to develop and restore functional skills, enhance well-being, and improve quality of life for those with developmental disabilities, as well as other underserved populations.

Lives Touched: 1,000

Population Served: Developmentally disabled individuals, veterans, and at-risk youth.

2013

Mental/Behavioral Health.

U.S. – Minnesota

Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency

$116,100 over 12 months

Purpose: The Baxter International Foundation will support the salary of a psychiatric registered nurse, a new position for the home health program so they may offer behavioral health services to the home care patients they serve. MVNA is a safety net provider to clients ranging from pregnant teens to older adults, spanning care needs from prenatal and birth to end-of-life and bereavement.

Lives Touched: 250

Population Served: Client ethnicity data for the home health program includes: 33% Black or African-American; 5% African; 3% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 4% Asian.

2013

General Medicine

U.S. – Illinois

Family Health Partnership Clinic

$100,000 over 24 months

Purpose: This project supports the expanded Chronic Disease Program, which focuses on diabetes and hypertension. Baxter funds would support increased nurse practitioner time, increased nursing time, and increased bilingual support time.

Lives Touched: 1,200

Population Served: FHPC provides healthcare to those in the McHenry County area who do not have health insurance.

2013

General Medicine

U.S. – California

Share Our Selves Corporation (SOS)

$100,000 over 24 months

Purpose: SOS will expand their reach through moving their family physician from 14 hours a week to a full-time schedule.

Lives Touched: 1,600

Population Served: SOS provides access to all Orange County residents representing diverse ethnicities and age groups. In 2012, 86% of residents served lived at or below 100% of Federal Poverty Level, 72% were Latinos, and 70% received treatment via sliding fee scale and/or qualified for charity care.

2013

Prenatal, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Care

Canada – Ontario

Mississauga Parent-Child Resource Centres

(Best Start Health Coalition in Peel)

$56,970 over 24 months

Purpose: Funding from the Baxter International Foundation will pay for a new social worker’s salary for two years. The social worker will work with expectant women and teens.

Lives Touched: Not available

Population Served: During 2012, 79% of Best Start’s clients had low or no income. 62% had an income of less than $1,000/month, 35% of participants were lone parents, 20.8% were under the age of 19, 45% have a 10th- to 12th-grade education, and 38% of parents had not completed high school.

2013

Dental Care

U.S. – California

Challengers Boys & Girls Club

$19,177 over 24 months

Purpose: Through this grant, Challengers will be able to extend the hours of the dentist on staff, thereby providing dental care for an additional 300 children, and increasing its reach by 26%.

Lives Touched: 300

Population Served: The children served by this grant come from extremely low income, immigrant households.

2013

Mental/Behavioral Health

U.S. – Illinois

Catalyst Schools/Circle Rock Charter School

$100,000 over 24 months

Purpose: Funds will provide support for the salary for the school’s first full-time mental health counselor, who will focus on reducing bullying behavior.

Lives Touched: Not available

Population Served: The school is located in Chicago’s West Side, Austin community, with a student body of 94% African-American.

2013

Pediatrics

U.S. – Illinois

Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation (CLEF)

$45,000 over 12 months

Purpose: Funding will pay for the salary of a full-time licensed nurse who will serve seven elementary schools that specifically requested nursing services through CLEF. The schools served by the nurse are in underserved Chicago communities and do not currently have a nurse on staff.

Lives Touched: 1,000

Population Served: Students attending CLEF schools in underserved Chicago communities.

2013

Pediatrics

U.S. – Puerto Rico

Juan Domingo En Accion Inc.

$53,807 over 12 months

Purpose: Juan Domingo en Accion, Inc. is a community-based nonprofit organization that offers educational programs through afterschool educational activities like tutoring, library services, a technology center, and other youth development programs. The funded project expands the health services offered in the school and community through the addition of a new school nurse to provide services to students attending the elementary and middle school in Juan Domingo, Guaynabo.

Lives Touched: 305

Population Served: Students in Juan Domingo, Guaynabo

2013

Elderly Care

Canada – Ontario

Heart House Hospice

$100,818 over 24 months

Purpose: Funds from the Baxter International Foundation will go toward funding the salary of the community education and wellness coordinator who will ensure provision of new therapies that address the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness of both individuals with terminal illnesses and their caregivers. This expansion will take place through training over 150 additional volunteers and adding 15 training sessions per year.

Lives Touched: Not available

Population Served: Heart House Hospice serves people of all ages and of more than 13 different ethnicities. 66% percent of the area’s population is made up of visible minorities.

2013

Vision – Eye Health

India ­– Delhi

Sightsavers International

$88,516 over 12 months

Purpose: Funding from the Baxter International Foundation will support year two of Vision Delhi, an initiative to strengthen primary eye care services in Delhi slums. The Foundation grant will support multiple positions and field attendants.

Lives Touched: 10,000

Population Served: Economically underserved. Statistics show that over 15 million people are legally blind in India today, 400,000 of whom are children. 80% of cases can be prevented or treated.

2013

General Medicine

U.S. – California

Illumination Foundation

$35,000 over 12 months

Purpose: To support the hiring of a new nurse practitioner who will provide women’s health services at the Buena Park Community.

Lives Touched: Not available

Population Served: The clinic will provide primary care and triage and wraparound outpatient services for homeless and very-low-income persons without health insurance in Orange County.

2013

General Medicine

U.S. – Illinois

Korean American Community Services

$13,625 over 12 months

Purpose: Cover a portion of the salaries of a part-time nurse practitioner and a medical assistant needed to expand hours of the Family Clinic in Prospect Heights, IL by an extra half-day.

Lives Touched: 150

Population Served:

Low-income and underinsured immigrants.

2013

Nutrition

U.S. – Indiana

Monroe County YMCA

$100,000 over 24 months

Purpose: Funding for the addition of a wellness coordinator and nutritionist at the new Northwest Bloomington YMCA.

Lives Touched: Not available

Population Served: General community

2013

Substance Abuse Services

England – London

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

$63,285 over 12 months

Purpose: The grant will cover the pay of one full-time child services practitioner who will carry out intensive work with children whose parents have substance misuse.

Lives Touched: Not available

Population Served: Youth and children

2013

Mental/Behavioral Health

Belgium – Brussels

Samusocial asbl

$97,166 over 12 months

Purpose: To support the expansion of the current psychological mobile teams with one shared psychologist working from late afternoon to after midnight to evaluate the social state and medical urgency of homeless clients.

Lives Touched: Not available

Population Served: Homeless population, especially those who have psychological or physical conditions.

 

Data indicating number of lives touched is based on information provided by the grant recipient.