It is our policy at The Drew A. Katz Foundation to invest our resources into specific projects and initiatives that complement our approach to philanthropy.
Our grants and staff time are focused on partnerships that are developed proactively with nonprofits, businesses, and other foundations. We regret that we are unable to review or consider unsolicited proposals.
There are estimated to be nearly a million homeless kids in cities, towns, and communities across America, and every year over 5,000 of these young people lose their lives to the streets. Their hope and promise is lost forever unless they find someone - like Covenant House - to love and care for them.
Covenant House doesn't forget about all the kids who are no longer here because no one cared - we hold their memory in our hearts while moving forward in our efforts to help all the scared and lonely kids who are still out there, waiting. Homeless kids have rights. They have the right to a home...the right to food...the right to guidance and an education...the right to be free from sexual, emotional, or physical abuse...and to be free from exploitation. These kids have the right to be safe and - most importantly - to be loved.
Tonight, nearly a million kids will be homeless on the street...alone, tired, hungry, and scared. These kids urgently need food, shelter, counseling, and someone to care about them. They need a friend like you. Please visit their web site at www.convenanthouse.org to learn how you can help.
WILSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION
The Wilson Disease Association is dedicated to providing the leadership and resources that will result in increased research, improved health, worldwide detection, and a cure for Wilson Disease.
Visit their website at www.wilsonsdisease.org for the most up-to-date information for patients, family members, healthcare professionals and supporters on treatment, legislation, support groups, research, fundraising, and patient stories.
GRAND STREET SETTLEMENT
Since its founding in New York City, in l916, Grand Street Settlement has offered a continuum of innovative programs ranging from early childhood and youth development to community support for adults and seniors.
Grand Street Settlement provides residents of the Lower East Side community with the tools and support they need to overcome challenging circumstances and build productive lives and futures. Its comprehensive and integrated array of culturally relevant programs and services assists more than 10,000 area residents of all ages annually-from toddlers in Early Head Start and Day Care to school-age youth, young adults, and senior citizens.
Visit their web-site at www.grandstreet.org for more information or to become a sponsor.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF CAMDEN COUNTY
The Boys and Girls Club of Camden County Welcomes over 2,800 children to the Marjorie and Lewis Katz Clubhouses. They are thrilled to now have two clubhouses, their Parkside Clubside and their newest Clubhouse that opened in East Camden in September 2007. Their goal is to provide every child with the essential tools needed for a successful and bright future. The dynamic atmosphere of the Clubhouses, make learning exciting and fun.
Everyday, the Boys and Girls Club of Camden County strives to improve each child's life by implementing self-esteem, courage, and positive values through all of the educational programs. Club members receive tutoring, computer training, sports education, homework help, and mentoring. Between their dedicated staff and supportive peers, each Club member gains a sense of belonging.
Visit their website at www.bandgccc.org to learn more about this wonderful organization, to become a volunteer or to become a sponsor.
CROHN'S & COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It was founded in l967.
Four decades ago, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation created the field of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis research. Today, the Foundation funds cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurtures investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finances underdeveloped areas of research.
Their mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. To learn more, visit their website at www.ccfa.org.
STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION, NY, NJ, CT
Founded in l983, Starlight Children's Foundation is an international organization dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.
In l985, The New York Chapter began...since then they have expanded their service to reach seriously ill children in New Jersey and Connecticut. They are proud to say that this past year, their programs benefited more than 275,000 children and their family members in the tri-state area.
While other organizations focus on finding cures, there are few organizations that provide children with strategies, programs and services that enable them to cope with the challenging daily demands of illness, injury or disability. While researchers look for cures and doctors work to restore a child's health, Starlight works to restore the entire family's spirits.
For more information on Starlight Children's Foundation, NY, NJ, CT, please visit their website at www.starlight-newyork.org.