Knapp Community Care Foundation Awards Additional $2.5 Million in Grants

More than $12 million now Making a Healthy Impact on Mid-Valley Families

Jul 21, 2015, 13:00 ET from Knapp Community Care Foundation

WESLACO, Texas, July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- More than $2.5 million in new grants will be awarded at the 2nd Community Care Awards, Tuesday, July 28 in Weslaco. A total of 13 proposals were selected for funding out of dozens of applicants from Knapp Community Care Foundation's (KCCF) 2015 spring grant cycle.  Just this past December, more than $4 million in grant money was awarded to six community-based area non-profits at the first KCCF Community Care Awards.

"KCCF is focused on keeping people healthy and supporting bold and innovative projects that bring elements of health and healthy lifestyles to the Mid-Valley," explains Yvonne "Bonnie" Gonzalez, KCCF CEO.

Knapp Community Care Foundation Board of Directors announced that it has funded projects that will improve and sustain the long term health of residents in the Mid-Valley.  These projects include:

  • City of Mercedes – Walking Trail and Fitness Stations
  • Easter Seals RGV – Parents As Teachers Program – Early detection of development delays in young children program
  • IDEA Academy – Healthy Kids Project – Introducing and reinforcing healthy lifestyle choices in school age children and their families
  • Nuestra Clinica Del Valle – Diabetes Prevention Screening Program
  • South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association – STOMP Out Diabetes! - Diabetes Awareness/Diabetes Camp for Children
  • Team MARIO – Project P.L.A.Y. – Autism Awareness/Social Skill Events
  • Texas A & M Health Science Center – Promotoras and Families Asthma Education & Outreach Program
  • Texas A & M Health Science Center – School of Public Health – Obesity and Type II Diabetes Prevention in Colonias Program
  • Tropical Texas Behavioral Center – Crisis Services and Outreach Team Support, Behavioral Health Education
  • The University of Texas Pan American Foundation – CHECK Project - Obesity and diabetes prevention through nutrition education
  • Women Together Foundation, Inc. – Prevention Education Program

"KCCF supports projects and programs that encourage a culture of health," says Chairman, Brian Humphreys.  "We are undoubtedly moving forward on our mission to improve the health of Mid-Valley families with this recent investment."

Knapp Community Care Foundation (KCCF) is a place-based investor in the health of the Mid-Valley community and its families. KCCF continues to support its mission to improve the health of Mid-Valley families.  KCCF has already provided more than $12 million in grants to support local organizations toward making the Mid-Valley healthier for all.

David Watkins


SOURCE Knapp Community Care Foundation