2015 Worldwide Grant Recipients

10/40 CONNECTIONS

Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

USD 5,000 funds support programs for women affected by sex trafficking in Nepal.

Sponsor: Sam Clyatt, CLU, AEP



AMERICAN NICARAGUAN FOUNDATION

Miami, Florida, USA

USD 5,000 provides clean drinking water for 300 elementary school students in impoverished rural areas of Nicaragua.

Sponsor: Juan Sordo



ANAMIKA FILMS DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY

Nainital, India

USD 1,000 provides counseling and vocational programs for children and adults in India.

Sponsor: Sudershan Shah



AUCKLAND CITY TRAINING SCHOOL AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

USD 2,000 provides technology for classrooms in a school that serves students with special needs.

Sponsor: Michael Cave



BEEVE FOUNDATION FOR WORLD EYE & HEALTH INC.

Verdugo City, California, USA

USD 7,500 provides free eye and health care for people in underserved communities of Fiji.

Sponsor: Joel Kettler, CFP, LUTCF



BEL INIZIO INC.

Houston, Texas, USA

USD 3,000 supports a fitness and nutrition program for women in underserved communities.

Sponsor: Ann Baker Ronn, LUTCF



BICYCLES FOR HUMANITY COLORADO

Denver, Colorado, USA

USD 15,000 supports a bicycle distribution program for 1,100 people in underserved communities in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia.

Sponsor: Karl Frank, CFP, MBA



BIG SHOULDERS FUND

Chicago, Illinois, USA

USD 2,000 funds a scholarship education program for students affected by poverty.

Sponsor: Fred O’Connor



BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF CHEYENNE WY INC.

Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA

USD 1,000 provides college tours for students from low-income households.
 Sponsor: Kevin Byrne



BREAK THE BARRIERS INC.

Fresno, California, USA

USD 2,000 funds mentoring and outreach programs for youth with special needs.

Sponsor: John Martin, CLU, ChFC



BRIGANCE BRIGADE FOUNDATION

Finksburg, Maryland, USA

USD 1,000 provides support programs for people with Amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Sponsor: Andreas Dailey, Sr., CLTC



BRUNSWICK SENIOR RESOURCES INC.

Shallotte, North Carolina, USA

USD 1,000 funds the construction of wheelchair ramps in the homes of low-income seniors.

Sponsor: John Ingraham



BUILDING DREAMS FOR MARINES

Nashua, New Hampshire

USD 3,000 funds renovations to make homes accessible for U.S. veterans with physical disabilities.

Sponsor: Charles Stephen, CLU, ChFC



CAMBODIAN LIVING ARTS

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

USD 10,000 supports an arts program for artists in Cambodia.

Sponsor: Mark Hanna, CLU, ChFC



CASA OF TRAVIS COUNTY

Austin, Texas, USA

USD 5,000 funds volunteer training for an advocate program serving children affected by abuse and neglect.

Sponsor: David Allen



CHESAPEAKE CARE INC.

Chesapeake, Virginia

USD 1,000 provides 228 patient care visits for people with ho health insurance.

Sponsor: Robert Woods



CHILDREN’S BEREAVEMENT CENTER

South Miami, Florida, USA

USD 1,000 supports a grief therapy program for children and their families.

Sponsor: C. Scott Rassler, CLU, ChFC



CHILDREN’S HARBOR

Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA

USD 2,000 supports a residential foster care program.

Sponsor: William Mahoney



CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE

Verona, New Jersey, USA

USD 2,000 funds vocational and social skills programs for people with developmental disabilities.

Sponsor: Brian Tarpey



CHRIS CARRINO FOUNDATION

Massapequa Park, New York, USA

USD 5,000 funds a scholarship program for young adults affected by Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD).

Sponsor: John Marshall Lee, CLU, RHU



CITIZENS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Dallas, Texas, USA

USD 3,000 funds a career and employment program for people with disabilities.

Sponsor: Fred Badyna, CLU, ChFC



COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS VICTORIA

Canterbury, Australia

USD 2,000 funds grief support programs for families.

Sponsor: Mathew Fogarty, CFP, DipFP



CONCORDIA PLACE

Chicago, Illinois, USA

USD 5,000 funds a wellness program for seniors.

Sponsor: Edward Nelson, MBA, CLU



CORNERSTONE SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION

Detroit, Michigan, USA

USD 3,000 funds technology upgrades for an underserved school.

Sponsor: John Marshall, CLU, ChFC



DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

USD 7,500 funds a cancer research program.

Sponsor: Willie Goldwasser, CLU, ChFC



DIEPSLOOT YOUTH PROJECTS

Johannesburg, South Africa

USD 2,000 funds a recreational program for youth from underserved communities in South Africa.

Sponsor: Neftaly Malatjie



DODGE CONNECTION – COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF DODGE COUNTY INC.

Eastman, Georgia

USD 2,000 funds recreational programs for youth in underserved communities.

Sponsor: Terry Coleman



EDUCATE THROUGH SPORT FOUNDATION

Waterford, Ireland

USD 7,500 funds a golf and leadership program for youth from underserved communities in Ireland.



EXCHANGE CLUB CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE OF SOUTHERN CT, INC.

Stamford, Connecticut, USA

USD 2,000 funds a home-based parenting program for families affected by child abuse and/or neglect.

Sponsor: Tom Cox, CLU



FAMILY HOUSE

Toledo, Ohio, USA

USD 3,000 provides emergency shelter for families affected by homelessness.

Sponsor: Kelly M. Savage



FINANCIAL BEGINNINGS

Portland, Oregon, USA

USD 4,000 provides financial education programs for people in underserved communities.

Sponsor: Damon Winter, LUTCF, CFS



FRIENDS OF FIREFIGHTERS INC.

Brooklyn, New York, USA

USD 3,000 funds a mental health and counseling program for firefighters and their families.

Sponsor: David Blake

FSW INC.

Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

USD 5,000 provides emergency financial assistance to adults in low-income households.

Sponsor: Lawrence Ganim



FULDA FOUNDATION

Denver, Colorado, USA

USD 5,000 funds service projects in Ethiopia and Israel.

Sponsor: Jeremy Davis, CFP, ChFC



GIRLS ROCK CAMP MADISON

Madison, Wisconsin, USA

USD 2,000 funds a recreational camp to help build girls’ self-esteem.

Sponsor: John Wheeler



GOD’S STOREHOUSE

Danville, Virginia, USA

USD 5,000 provides food for children affected by poverty.

Sponsor: Bill McMann

THE GOOD NEIGHBOURS CLUB

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

USD 5,000 provides groceries for seniors affected by homelessness.

Sponsor: Jeff Dawson, CLU, ChFC

GRANDMA’S HOUSE

Tulare, California, USA

USD 5,000 provides academic tutoring for at-risk students.

Sponsor: Craig Vejvoda, CLU, MSFS



GRANDVILLE AVENUE ARTS & HUMANITIES INC.

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

USD 2,000 funds an arts after-school program for youth from underserved communities.

Sponsor: Gene Gilmore, CLU



GRANT A GIFT AUTISM FOUNDATION

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

USD 1,000 funds a social development program for children between the ages of 6 and 15 with Autism.

Sponsor: Daniel Chung



GRAPEVINE RELIEF AND COMMUNITY EXCHANGE

Grapevine, Texas, USA

USD 2,000 provides emergency financial assistance for adults in need.

Sponsor: Mark Seebeck, CFP



GREATER BATON ROUGE HOPE ACADEMY

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

USD 4,517 funds technology improvements for an educational program for youth with developmental disabilities.

Sponsor: Michael Austin, CFP, ChFC



GRIEVING CHILDREN AT SEASONS CENTRE

Barrie, Ontario, Canada

USD 2,000 supports grief therapy camp for children who have lost a loved one.

Sponsor: Craig Alan Lilley, CFP, CLU



GRUPO AMIGOS DE NINOS AFECTADOS DE CANCER IAP

Culiacan, Mexico

USD 7,500 provides medical care for patients from impoverished communities in Mexico.

Sponsor: Jesus Gamez Echevarria



GULF STREAM COUNCIL INC.

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA

USD 2,000 funds a scouting program for boys from low-income households.

Sponsor: Robert Gordon Miller, CFP, RFC



HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PHILIPPINES

Makati City, Philippines

USD 25,000 funds the construction costs of homes for people affected by poverty.

Sponsor: Thomas McCoy



HAPPY FACTORY

Cedar City, Utah, USA

USD 5,600 funds the production of handmade wooden toys for children from underserved communities worldwide.

Sponsor: Rex P. Shipp, CLU, ChFC



HAVEN OF REST MINISTRIES

Akron, Ohio, USA

USD 5,000 provides food, shelter, clothing and other support services to men affected by homelessness.

Sponsor: Mike Kura, RFP



HAWAII CORD BLOOD BANK

Honolulu, Hawaii

USD 25,000 funds a stem cell donor match program.

Sponsor: Adelia Chung, CLU, ChFC



HCA HOSPICE CARE

Singapore

USD 3,600 provides a shopping trip for children in hospice care and their families during Christmas and New Year.

Sponsor: Terence Cheong



HEARCARE CONNECTION INC

Ft. Wayne, Indiana, USA

USD 1,000 provides free hearing aids to people from low-income households.

Sponsor: Daniel Steinberg, CLU, ChFC



HIGHWAY HOSPICE ASSOCIATION

Durban, South Africa

USD 15,000 supports a home-based hospice care program.

Sponsor: Logan Naidu, ACII, CFP



HITTING CANCER BELOW THE BELT

Midlothian, Virginia

USD 5,000 provides free colonoscopies to patients with no health insurance.

Sponsor: Steve Fisher, CFP, ChFC



HOMEAID HOUSTON

Houston, Texas, USA

USD 3,000 supports construction and outreach programs.

Sponsor: Gilbert Baker, CLU, ChFC



HVAF OF INDIANA

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

USD 5,000 funds a residential, employment and substance abuse treatment program for U.S. veterans affected by homelessness.

Sponsor: Andrew Noga, CLU, ChFC



INDIA EDUCATION FUND OF THE DALLAS FOUNDATION

Dallas, Texas, USA

USD 25,000 funds an education program for students from impoverished communities in India.

Sponsor: Kamal Daya, CLU, ChFC



INJURED MARINE SEMPER FI FUND

Oceanside, California, USA

USD 25,000 provides recreational activities for U.S. veterans who are disabled and their families.

Sponsor: Patricia Krarup, MSFS, ChFC



INTERNATIONAL BOOK PROJECT

Lexington, Kentucky, USA

USD 7,500 sends more than 15,000 free books to schools in impoverished communities worldwide.

Sponsor: Dennis Pike, Jr., CLU, ChFC

JAZZREACH INC.

Brooklyn, New York, USA

USD 1,000 funds a national dance program.

Sponsor: Michael Hanna



JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF CANADA

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

USD 1,000 funds a financial literacy program for at-risk youth.

Sponsor: David Hull, CLU, ChFC



KICK MINISTRIES

Kansas City, Kansas, USA

USD 5,000 funds a leadership training and college preparation program for at-risk students.

Sponsor: Doug Pete, ChFC

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF SOUTH DAKOTA

Rapid City, South Dakota, USA

USD 2,000 funds an education, life skills and leadership program for youth in foster care.

Sponsor: Rick Rathert, CLU, CASL



MAIN STREET PHILANTHROPY ACADEMY

Carlsbad, California, USA

USD 5,000 funds a youth leadership and philanthropy course for high school students.
Sponsor: James Silbernagel, LUTCF, CFP



MEDICO

Villa Park, Illinois, USA

USD 6,500 provides dental care for people in impoverished communities in Central America.

Sponsor: JoAnn Favia, CLU, ChFC



MONTICELLO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Monticello, Indiana, USA

USD 1,000 supports a community center outreach program.

Sponsor: William Novack, Sr., CLU, ChFC



NEBRASKA WALLEYE ASSOCIATION KIDS FISHING CLINICS INC.

Omaha, Nebraska, USA

USD 1,000 funds a fishing and leadership program for youth.

Sponsor: LeaAnn Moore



NEVUS OUTREACH INC.

Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA

USD 20,000 provides medical care for children with disfiguring birthmarks.

Sponsor: Edwin Thauer, Jr., CLU, ChFC



NEW HAMPSHIRE ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND

Concord, New Hampshire, USA

USD 1,000 provides specialized independence training for adults who are blind.

Sponsor: Tim Murray



NOORDHOFF CRANIOFACIAL FOUNDATION PHILIPPINES

Manila, Philippines

USD 3,000 provides medical treatment and care to patients with craniofacial defects.

Sponsor: Elizabeth Del Mundo



NORTH SHORE SENIOR CENTER

Northfield, Illinois, USA

USD 5,000 funds a support group for grandparents raising their grandchildren in the parents’ absence.

Sponsor: John Cruikshank, CLU

PAT TILLMAN FOUNDATION

Chicago, Illinois, USA

USD 7,500 provides support services for U.S. veterans, active service members and their spouses.

Sponsor: Benjamin Hill, CFP

PAWS WITH PURPOSE INC.

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

USD 5,000 funds the dog training program for assistance dogs.

Sponsor: Robert Garneau, CLU, ChFC



PEDIPLACE

Dallas, Texas, USA

USD 2,000 provides pediatric care to children who do not have health insurance.

Sponsor: Harold Shepard



PENSACOLA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Pensacola, Florida, USA

USD 5,000 funds the construction costs of a new home for a family in need.

Sponsor: Bruce Holliday, CLU



PRESCOTT POLICE FOUNDATION

Prescott, Arizona, USA

USD 2,000 supports a police dog training program.

Sponsor: Michael Broggie



PROMISE KIDS A FUTURE INC.

Georgetown, Kentucky, USA

USD 15,000 provides support services for children who are orphaned and widows in Uganda.

Sponsor: Joseph Burt, CLU, RHU



PUEBLO KIWANIS CLUB FOUNDATION

Pueblo, Colorado, USA

USD 5,000 provides preventative dental and orthodontic care for children from low-income families.

Sponsor: Carol Chiarito



REAL LIFE FOUNDATION

Pasig City, Philippines

USD 4,445 funds a youth leadership and development program to break the cycle of poverty.

Sponsor: Janet Lao



RELIEF NURSERY INC.

Eugene, Oregon, USA

USD 5,000 provides parenting education classes to parents with young children.

Sponsor: Curt Rasmussen



RHODE ISLAND MENTORING PARTNERSHIP

Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

USD 2,000 funds a literacy and mentoring program.
 Sponsor: Willliam Palmisciano, CLU, ChFC



RIVIER UNIVERSITY

Nashua, New Hampshire, USA

USD 1,000 funds a youth development and community outreach program for high school students.

Sponsor: Thomas Space, CFP, LUTCF



RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF HAWAII

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

USD 3,000 funds home improvements at two Ronald McDonald Houses that provide temporary housing for parents while their children are in hospital.

Sponsor: Troy Wada



ROTARY FOUNDATION COUNCIL BLUFFS

Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA

USD 1,000 funds a career fair for youth from underserved communities.

Sponsor: R. Scott Darrah, CFP, ChFC



SALUTE INC.

Palatine, Illinois, USA

USD 15,000 provides financial assistance to U.S. military families experiencing financial difficulties.
Sponsor: Curt Matlin, CLU, ChFC



SAMOST JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA

USD 1,000 provides support and counselling to people affected by domestic abuse.

Sponsor: Leon Levy, CLU, RHU



SEATTLE URBAN ACADEMY CHRISTA MINISTRIES

Shoreline, Washington, USA

USD 5,000 funds a college and career readiness program for high school students.

Sponsor: Bob Joki, CLU, ChFC



SECOND HARVEST COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

St. Joseph, Missouri, USA

USD: 1,000 funds a backpack food distribution program for children affected by poverty.

Sponsor: Paul Rhodes



SEEDS OF PEACE

New York, New York, USA

USD 5,000 funds a conflict resolution and leadership camp for youth from the Middle East, South Asia, and the United States.

Sponsor: William Spencer, III, CFP



SETON YOUTH SHELTERS

Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

USD 5,000 funds a residential shelter for youth affected by homelessness.

Sponsor: Brian P. Winfield, CLU, AEP

SID JACOBSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

East Hills, New York, USA

USD 5,000 funds an art therapy program for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Sponsor: Barry Epstein, CLU, ChFC



SOARING EAGLE ACADEMY

Burr Ridge, Illinois, USA

USD 3,000 funds an educational program for students with special needs.

Sponsor: Francis Evans



SONGS OF LOVE FOUNDATION

Forest Hills, New York, USA

USD 7,500 creates 100 personalized songs for children who are terminally or chronically-ill worldwide.

Sponsor: Scott Curran, CLU, ChFC



SPARROW FOUNDATION

Lansing, Michigan, USA

USD 2,500 provides breast pumps for postpartum women facing financial difficulties.

Sponsor: C. Richard Herrold, CLU, CFP



SPEC ASSOCIATION FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Brooks, Alberta, Canada

USD 2,000 supports a food and nutrition program for families affected by poverty.

Sponsor: Glen Lyster, CFP



SPECTRUM YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES

Burlington, Vermont, USA

USD 2,000 funds support services for youth who are homeless.

Sponsor: William Christie, CLU, ChFC



SPINE HEALTH FOUNDATION INC.

Johnson City, Tennessee, USA

USD 2,000 provides medical care to people with spinal cord injuries.

Sponsor: Russell Ingram, CLU, ChFC



SPIRITUAL CARE CONSULTANTS OF WEST MICHIGAN

Hastings, Michigan, USA

USD 2,000 funds a spiritual mentoring program for youth.

Sponsor: Barbara Pietrangelo, CFP, ChFC



ST. DAVID’S CENTER FOR CHILD & FAMILY DEVELOPMENT

Minnetonka, Minnesota

USD 3,000 provides specialized programs for children with Autism.

Sponsor: Lee Kitzenberg



ST. VINCENT HOSPITAL AND HEALTHCARE CENTER INC.

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

USD 1,000 provides emotional and educational support programs for services for pediatric cancer patients and their families.

Sponsor: James Andrew Hammond



TOOLBANK USA

Chicago, Illinois, USA

USD 5,000 provides tools for volunteer community service projects throughout Chicagoland.

Sponsor: Kyle Smith, CFP, CLU



TRAFFICKING HOPE INC.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

USD 25,000 funds education, awareness and support programs for people affected by sex trafficking.

Sponsor: Robelyn Abadie, RFC, CAP



TRAILS YOUTH INITIATIVES INC.

Newmarket, Canada

USD 2,000 funds a youth leadership program.

Sponsor: Heather Courneya, CLU, ChFC



UNFORGETTABLES FOUNDATION

Redlands, California, USA

USD 3,000 provides financial assistance for funeral costs for families in need who have lost a child.

Sponsor: Clive Taylor



UNITED CEREBAL PALSY AND HANDICAPPED CHILDRENS ASSOCIATION OF SYRACUSE

Syracuse, New York, USA

USD 2,000 funds a housing program for U.S. veterans.

Sponsor: John Enright



UPAYA SOCIAL VENTURES

Seattle, Washington, USA

USD 3,000 funds a social enterprise to create 100 jobs in one of India’s poorest communities.

Sponsor: Steve Beatty



URBAN VENTURES

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

USD 5,000 funds a youth mentoring program.

Sponsor: Victor Kirsch, CFP, ChFC

UTAH COUNTY SHERIFF SEARCH AND RESCUE

Spanish Fork, Utah, USA

USD 1,000 funds the rescue efforts of this volunteer organization.

Sponsor: Ray Johns, RFC, CEP



VAIL EAGLE VALLEY ROTARY

Vail, Colorado, USA

USD 10,000 funds technology improvements at a hospital in Kosovo.

Sponsor: Robert Avery, II, CLU, ChFC



VIMUKTI SANSTHA

Jaipur, India

USD 5,000 funds a school serving girls from impoverished communities in India.

Sponsor: Vijay Khetarpal, ChFC, CFP



VOLUNTEER SERVICES COUNCIL FOR KERRVILLE STATE HOSPITAL

Kerrville, Texas, USA

USD 1,000 funds technology improvements for a hospital patient library.

Sponsor: Jeff Talarico, CRPC



VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA DAKOTAS

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

USD 1,000 provides job training for youth who are homeless.

Sponsor: Ron Staebell



YOUTH FOR CHRIST

Omaha, Nebraska, USA

USD 2,000 funds a drug prevention program for youth.

Sponsor: Patrick J. Raemakers



WELLS BRING HOPE

Los Angeles, California, USA

USD 5,000 provides clean water and sanitation improvements for four villages in rural Niger.

Sponsor: Judd Swarzman, CLU, ChFC



WILDFLOWER CAMP FOUNDATION

Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, USA

USD 1,000 supports a family grief therapy program.

Sponsor: Jeffrey Baron CLU, CASL



WINNING FUTURES

Warren, Michigan

USD 3,000 funds a mentoring program for at risk students.

Sponsor: Ari Fischman



WISCONSIN VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL

Neillsville, Wisconsin, USA

USD 25,000 funds support programs for U.S. veterans returning home.

Sponsor: Juli McNeely

WOLFEBORO AREA RECREATION ASSOC.

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, USA

USD 1,000 funds a sports program for youth from low-income households.

Sponsor: Paul Doran



WORLD CAMP INC.

Asheville, North Carolina, USA

USD 6,675 funds a recreational camp for youth living with HIV/AIDS in Malawi.

Sponsor: William Davis, CLU, CLTC



WORLD CATARACT FOUNDATION

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

USD 6,675 provides medical equipment for people in impoverished communities in Honduras and Mexico.

Sponsor: K. C. Lam, MBA, CFP



WYMAN CENTER INC.

Eureka, Missouri

USD 2,000 funds a youth leadership program.

Sponsor: James Butler, MSFS, CFP