2014 Worldwide Grant Recipients

ACADEMY OF SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT
Chicago, Ill., USA

USD 3,500 funds educational programs for youth who are at-risk in Chicago’s Austin community.

Sponsor: William E. Johnson


AIA BHD AKA AIA
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

USD 4,000 provides medical, emotional and physical care support for people with spina bifida.

Sponsor: Steven Gan Eng Huat


ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION
Timonium, Md., USA

USD 3,500 funds care, support and awareness programs for individuals affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Sponsor: Kathie H. Okun


AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
Oakland, Calif., USA

USD 3,500 funds the Kids Cook with Heart Program, which teaches children how to prepare healthy meals. 
Sponsor: R. J. Pinney, CLU, , CPCU


AROGYAM CHARITABLE TRUST
Verval, India

USD 4,000 provides life-saving dialysis care for patients from impoverished communities.

Sponsor: Girish K. Thakkar


ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

USD 4,000 funds support and resource programs for children with arthritis and their families.

Sponsor: Kenneth V. Byers, CLU, ChFC


ASHRAY AKRUTI
Hyderabad, India

USD 1,250 funds a teaching program for people with a hearing impairment.

Sponsor: Ravi Vattikota, BSc


ASSET BUILDERS OF AMERICA
Madison, Wis., USA

USD 3,500 provides financial literacy programs to students from low-income families in Wisconsin.

Sponsor: Nan M. Zimdars, CFP, CLU


ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED (ABVI)
Rochester, N.Y., USA

USD 3,500 supports the building of a training area for people who are blind and have visual impairments.

Sponsor: J. Robert Bleier


AVONDALE HOUSE
Houston, Texas, USA

USD 3,500 funds a therapeutic horseback-riding program for students with autism.

Sponsor: Minh D. Vo


BEN RICHEY BOYS RANCH
Abilene, Texas, USA

USD 3,500 provides nurturing residential care for boys who are at-risk.

Sponsor: Mickey L. Redwine


BETTER BOYS FOUNDATION
Chicago, Ill., USA

USD 5,000 funds academic programs for boys from low-income households in Chicago.

Sponsor: Marvin H. Zimmerman


BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS OF JACKSON COUNTY
Jackson, Mich., USA

USD 3,500 supports mentoring programs for youth who are at-risk.

Sponsor: Lynn G. Kenworthy, CLU


BIKES FOR THE PHILIPPINES FOUNDATION INC.
Makati City, Philippines

USD 5,000 provides bicycles for children to commute to school in areas where public or private transportation is unavailable or unaffordable.

Sponsor: Belen E. Pujol


BLOOD:WATER MISSION
Nashville, Tenn., USA

USD 3,500 provides medical equipment for a new maternity ward at the New Life Medical Center, which cares for women affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda.

Sponsor: Jeremy Smith, CFS


BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF SAN DIEGUITO
Solana Beach, Calif., USA

USD 1,000 provides after-school and peer-based mentoring programs for youth from underserved communities.

Sponsor: P. Martin Peters, CLU, RHU


CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION
Sacramento, Calif., USA

USD 5,000 funds dental clinics that provide free dental care and oral health education for individuals who are disabled and the elderly.

Sponsor: Brian E. Samuels, LUTCF


CAN DO CANCER
Ankeny, Iowa, USA

USD 5,000 provides emotional support and resources for individuals undergoing medical treatment for breast cancer in Iowa.

Sponsor: Peter Hill, ChFC


CANADIAN CROSSROADS INTERNATIONAL
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

USD 3,500 supports the Girls’ Empowerment Clubs to promote violence prevention programs for girls in South Africa.

Sponsor: Judy Byle-Jones, CLU, ChFC


CANCER COMMUNITY CENTER
South Portland, Maine, USA

USD 5,000 funds the Cancer Survivor Porgam, which provides support programs for cancer patients, caregivers and their families.

Sponsor: Philip E. Harriman, CLU, ChFC


CARE FOR KIDS
North York, Ontario, Canada

USD 5,000 funds the Palliative Care Program for children who have a terminal illness.

Sponsor: Sonny Goldstein, CLU, CFP


THE CENTER FOR ENRICHED LIVING
USD 4,000 funds a social program for adults with developmental disabilities.

Sponsor: Alex Freund, CLU, ChFC


CHILD PROTECTION CENTER INC.
Sarasota, Fla., USA

USD 5,000 funds the Personal Safety and Community Awareness program, which promotes child abuse and neglect awareness programs.

Sponsor: Joe A. Sierra, Jr., RHU, CSA


COALITION OF CHILDREN IN NEED ORGANIZATION
Columbus, Ohio, USA

USD 5,000 provides nutritous meals for children from low-income families.

Sponsor: William H. Koptis, CLU


COVENANT MERCIES
Glen Mills, Penn., USA

USD 5,000 funds educational programs for children who are orphaned in Zambia.

Sponsor: John D. Dempsey, CLU, ChFC


CROSSROADS CORP. FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING & COMM.
Charlotte, N.C., USA

USD 4,000 funds academic programs for students from underserved communities.

Sponsor: Ivan C. Hinrichs, CLU, ChFC


DROGHEDA YOUTH DEVELOPEMENT LTD.
Drogheda, Ireland

USD 5,000 funds drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs for youth.

Sponsor: Michael Deasy, QFA


EAGLES WINGS INC.
Northport, Ala., USA

USD 2,500 funds building improvements to serve people with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Sponsor: James A. Mitchell


EDWARDS ROTARY CLUB FOUNDATION
Edwards, Colo., USA

USD 4,000 funds water sanitation improvements at six schools in rural Kosovo.

Sponsor: Terry A. Herron, RIA


EKAL VIDYALAYA FOUNDATION
Houston, Texas, USA

USD 3,500 supports educational programs at 30 schools in Haridwar, India.
Sponsor: Subhash C. Agrawal


FAMILY LEGACY MISSIONS INTERNATIONAL
Irving, Texas, USA

USD 5,000 provides English language lessons to children who are orphaned in Zambia.

Sponsor: Monroe M. Diefendorf Jr., CLU, C3DWP


THE FORUM SCHOOL
Waldwick, N.J., USA

USD 4,000 funds classroom technology equipment improvements for students with developmental disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21.

Sponsor: Paul S. Avenius, CLU, ChFC


GIVE MERIT INC.
Ann Arbor, Mich., USA

USD 2,500 funds youth enrichment and mentoring programs for high school students.

Sponsor: Sol Hicks


GOLDEN SLIPPER CENTER FOR SENIORS
Philadelphia, Pa., USA

USD 5,000 provides meals for low-income seniors.

Sponsor: Leon L. Levy, CLU, RHU


HANDI-CARE INTERNATIONAL
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

USD 2,500 funds the Early Intervention Centre, which provides developmental programs for children under the age of 5 from impoverished communities in southern India.

Sponsor: Gopala Alampur


HANDS OF HOPE
Barrington, Ill., USA

USD 5,000 provides water irrigation training opportunities for families working on farms in rural Zambia.

Sponsor: James W. Hessenthaler, CLU, ChFC


THE HAVEN NETWORK
Rockford, Ill., USA

USD 4,000 funds a bereavement support program for families coping with the loss of an infant at birth.

Sponsor: H. K. Heise, CLU, ChFC


HELPING HAND HOME FOR CHILDREN
Austin, Texas, USA

USD 5,000 supports recreational and developmental programs for children living at a residential facility.

Sponsor: Paul D. Smith, CFP


HOLOCAUST AND HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION CENTER
White Plains, N.Y., USA

USD 5,000 funds a Holocaust classroom training program for teachers.

Sponsor: Mitchell W. Ostrove, CLU, ChFC


HOPE AND HOMES FOR CHILDREN
Sakusbury, Wiltshire, England

USD 3,000 funds foster care and rehabilitation programs for children living in orphanages in Romania.

Sponsor: Adrian P. Baker, Dip PFS


HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES AND MAINTENANCE FOR THE ELDERLY
Chicago, Ill., USA

USD 3,500 funds social and community outreach activities to assist low-income seniors in Chicago.

Sponsor: John F. Whaley, CLU, MSFS


INFANT CRISIS SERVICES INC.
Oklahoma City, Okla., USA

USD 5,000 provides diapers, formula and other infant necessities for low-income families in Oklahoma.

Sponsor: Michael O. Brown, LUTCF


INTERNATIONAL VILLAGE CLINIC
Bloomington, Minn., USA

USD 5,000 provides medical transportation for cataract surgery patients in India.

Sponsor: Charles Garrity, CLU, ChFC


KINDTREE AUSTISM ROCKS
Eugene, Ore., USA

USD 4,000 supports ab autism outreach and awareness program for individuals and their families.

Sponsor: John L. Thomas, CLU, MSFS


LEON ADVOCACY AND RESOURCE CENTER
Tallahassee, Fla., USA
USD 5,000 funds necessary facility and equipment improvements at a community group home for adults with severe disabilities.

Sponsor: David R. Kirk

LINCOLN TRAINING CENTER
South El Monte, Calif., USA

USD 3,500 funds transportation upgrades for an employment program serving adults with disabilities.

Sponsor: Michael D. Doss, FICF


LITTLE CITY FOUNDATION
Palatine, Ill., USA

USD 3,500 supports a health and wellness program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Sponsor: ShirleyAnn M. Robertson, CLTC


LOVE WITHOUT BOUNDARIES FOUNDATION
Edmond, Okla., USA

USD 5,000 funds medical and care programs for children who are orphaned in China.

Sponsor: Donald F. White, CLU, ChFC


LUTHERAN MIDEAST DEVELOPMENT
West St. Paul, Minn., USA

USD 3,500 supports business training programs for women in Turkey.

Sponsor: Jerry Maier, CLU, ChFC


MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION – EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
Rocky Mount, N.C., USA

USD 5,000 grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

Sponsor: Michael Whitman


MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION – NEW HAMPSHIRE
Manchester, N.H., USA

USD 3,500 grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

Sponsor: Gregory B. Gagne, ChFC


MBABAALI MEMORIAL SCHOOL FOR ORPHANS
Uganda, Africa

USD 5,000 funds much sanitation improvements at the school.

Sponsor: Godfried Wouters


NEW WEST SYMPHONY
Thousand Oaks, Calif., USA

USD 5,000 supports a music education program for youth from low-income communities.

Sponsor: Gene L. Mahn, CLU, ChFC


NGO2 BAMBOOSHOOT FOUNDATION
Siem Reap City, Cambodia

USD 3,500 funds a high school for girls from impoverished rural communities in Cambodia.

Sponsor: John A. Goldsbrough


NORTH FLORIDA SCHOOL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
Jacksonville, Fla., USA

USD 3,500 funds a culinary arts and horticulture program for students with intellectual disabilities.

Sponsor: Jim Atnip, CLU, ChFC


OASIS FOR ORPHANS
Wadsworth, Ill., USA

USD 5,000 supports a residential facility for children who have been orphaned in Kenya.

Sponsor: Adam A. Solano


THE POSSE FOUNDATION
Chicago, Ill., USA

USD 3,500 funds a college preparation program for youth from underserved communities in Chicago.

Sponsor: Jennifer P. Mann, MBA, CFP


RAY GRAHAM ASSOCIATION FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Lisle, Ill., USA

USD 3,500 funds a job-training program for individuals with disabilities.

Sponsor: Robert F. Spahn, CLU, ChFC


REGIONAL FOOD BANK OF OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

USD 5,000 funds food distribution programs for individuals and families affected by hunger in Oklahoma.

Sponsor: Sherry K. Barton, CLU


REIGN FOUNDATION
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

USA 2,500 funds educational programs for students from impoverished communities in Cambodia.

Sponsor: Franco Caligiuri


RICHARD FEILDEN FOUNDATION
Bath Brewery, England, United Kingdom

USD 3,500 funds building improvements for a school that serves students from impoverished communities in Uganda.


SAFECHILD
Raleigh, N.C., USA

USD 3500 supports programs for children who have been victims of sexual or severe physical abuse.

Sponsor: Staley Gentry, CLU, ChFC


SAINT ELIZABETH COMMUNITY
East Greenwich, R.I., USA

USD 2,500 supports an adult day service program for the elderly in Rhode Island.

Sponsor: William L. Palmisciano, CLU, ChFC


TEEN LIVING PROGRAMS
Chicago, Ill., USA

USD 5,000 funds alternative housing options for youth who are homeless.

Sponsor: Paul Gassel


UHURU CHILD
Chapel Hill, N.C., USA
USD 5,000 provides employment opportunities for adults from underserved communities in Kenya.

Sponsor: Ralph Antolino Sr., CLU, ChFC


UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF NASSAU COUNTY
Roosevelt, N.Y.

USD 10,000 funds rebuilding efforts after Super Storm Sandy at group home that serves people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

Sponsor: Bennett Baron

THE VILLAGE FAMILY SERVICE CENTER
Fargo, N.D., USA

USD 3,500 supports counselling programs for individuals and families affected by alcohol or drug addiction.

Sponsor: Ryan J. Botner


WORKING BOYS’ CENTER – A FAMILY OF FAMILIES
Quito, Ecuador

USD 2500 funds library improvements at this educational facility for boys from underserved communities in Ecuador.

Sponsor: John R. Mueller, CLU, MSFS


WORLD VISION CANADA
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

USD 2,500 funds health and nutritional outreach programs for women who are pregnant in Tanzania.

Sponsor: K. Ernst


YOUTH HOMES INC.
Walnut Creek, Calif., USA

USD 1,000 funds a residential program for children who have been abused or neglected in the San Francisco Bay area.

Sponsor: Mark J. Hanna, CLU, ChFC


YOUTH INCORPORATED
Goodlettsville, Tenn., USA

USD 2500 funds installation of accessible swimming pool equipment to assist campers with physical disabilities.

Sponsor: Michael J. Levine, CLU, ChFC