RADNOR, Pa., June 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The VWR Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to giving back to the science community, distributed 13 grants totaling over $100,000 during the second quarter of 2016. The Foundation supports organizations and programs that are in alignment with its three strategic priorities – research, health and well-being, and science education.
The recipients included the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) International Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter in Bala Cynwyd, PA, whose mission is to progressively remove the impact of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) from people's lives until we achieve a world without T1D. The grant provides funds for T1D research with the goal of curing, treating, and preventing T1D.
Patrick Delaney, Executive Director of the JDRF Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter commented, "JDRF's Eastern PA Chapter is excited to have the continued support of the VWR Foundation for our mission to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. Their help to advance Type 1 Diabetes research is greatly appreciated by the entire T1D community in Philadelphia. We are proud to have the VWR Foundation among our contributors and thank them for their generosity."
The VWR Foundation also awarded the following organizations Founders Grants in the Second Quarter of 2016:
- Baltimore Underground Science Space in Baltimore, MD
- Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, ME
- Broward County School District in Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Fernbank Inc. in Atlanta, GA
- Georgia Biomedical Partnership in Atlanta, GA
- Girlstart in Austin, TX
- Links Foundation in Philadelphia, PA
- Main Line Hospitals in Wynnewood, PA
- Project Home in Philadelphia, PA
- Science Factory in Eugene, OR
- Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul, MN
- Widener University in Chester, PA
About the VWR Foundation
Established in 2009 by a group of associates from VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), the VWR Charitable Foundation is committed to giving back to the science community. The VWR Foundation has donated more than $1.5 million dollars since its inception, supporting organizations and programs that align with its three strategic priorities: research for new innovation and scientific applications; improving health and well-being; and building greater awareness and improvement in science education. To find more information about the VWR Foundation, including a grant application, please visit http://www.vwrfoundation.org.
VWR Foundation Media Contact:
Phone: (484) 885-9338
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