2016 Community Grant Recipients

Through the Community Grants Program, NACE chapters are able to support local organizations in their communities that directly affect lives.

The Foundation of NACE awarded 11 Community Grants for 2016. 

Community Grant Recipients 

Reno/Tahoe NACE Chapter
Project: The Solace Tree
Award: $3,000

The Solace Tree, a nonprofit organization that provides peer support groups and education to children, teens and their family members who are coping with the loss of a loved one. The Solace Tree receives no government funding and 3 years ago were in desperate need of support.  Our chapter decided to be that support and help them throw their first ever fundraiser to celebrate the 10 year anniversary and raise money and awareness for such a worthy cause.


Seattle  NACE Chapter

Project: Birthday Dreams
Award: $1,500

Birthday Dreams is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing joy to homeless children with the gift of a birthday party. Since it was founded in 2009, Birthday Dreams has helped over 3000 children celebrate their birthdays.

Las Vegas  NACE Chapter
Project: Street Teens of Las Vegas 
Award: $1,000

Street Teens is a Drop-In Center that assists youth to be as safe and healthy as possible while they are living on the streets.  The goal is to provide the resources the teens need to exit the streets with the tools necessary to help them obtain employment and housing.


Triangle  NACE Chapter
Project: The First Annual T.J. Donovan Culinary Experience to benefit SEEDS NC
Award: $1,000

The First Annual T.J. Donovan Culinary Experience to benefit SEEDS NC- SEEDS teaches respect for life, for the earth and for each other through gardening and growing food.


Austin  NACE Chapter
Project: Dell Children’s Hospital
Award: $500

Dell Children’s Hospital- Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, the only dedicated freestanding pediatric facility in the region.  Serving a 46-county area and beyond, Dell Children’s is the premier health care provider for children and adolescents.


Tampa Bay NACE Chapter
Project: Feeding Tampa Bay
Award: $500

Feeding Tampa Bay-serves a 10 county area that is urban, rural, and suburban; where nearly 39% of the households we serve include at least one child. As many as 250,000 kids in Tampa Bay—one in every four— go hungry every day. During the school year, schools are able to provide a Free and Reduced Price (FRP) lunch to eligible children, but that assistance disappears in the summer months



Southern Wisconsin NACE Chapter
Project: The Neighborhood House of Milwaukee
Award: 500

The Neighborhood House of Milwaukee-a community center in the settlement house tradition, was founded to help strengthen children and families in some of the city’s most under-served neighborhoods. Our programs have touched the lives of nearly a million children and adults since 1945. Our highly regarded, award-winning programs serve infants and toddlers, school-age and teen youth, adults and families, refugees and immigrants.

Phoenix  NACE Chapter
Project: Singleton Moms
Award: 500

Singleton Moms-We are dedicated to nurturing single parents battling cancer and their minor children.  We do this by meeting the practical day-to-day needs of the entire family, while providing hope for tomorrow.

Alamo NACE Chapter     
Project: Guardian House
Award: 500

Guardian House-Guardian House protects children in San Antonio whose parents are going through divorce, separation or family conflict by providing monitored exchanges, supervised visitation, parenting education and counseling.


Orlando NACE Chapter
Project: Feeding Children Everyone
Award: 500

Feeding Children Everywhere-Central Florida organization that provides meals to local and worldwide hungry families. The meals are assembled, bagged, and packed by volunteers. The meals are funded by donations from individuals, corporations, associations, etc. Supporters may make a direct donation monetarily or by giving up their time to pack meals in their facility.




NE Florida NACE Chapter        
Project: Live for Today and young people living with cancer
Award: 500

Live for Today and young people living with cancer-Live For Today Foundation is a non profit organization based in Jacksonville, FL that helps young adults with cancer. Our programs create adventure, encourage new experiences, uplift through support, and inspire a healthy lifestyle for our members.