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2007 Awarded Grants


Organization:Prevent Blindness San Antonio
Description:A grant to support the Adult Vision Screening Program to conduct vision screening and related services, including the purchase of prescription eyeglasses
Amount:$32,000
Initial Year of Grant:2007
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Description:An Endowment Grant to establish the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Distinguished University Chair in Targeted Cancer Therapy
Amount:$2,000,000 over 5 years
Initial Year of Grant:2007
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Cancer Therapy & Research Center
Description:An Endowment Grant to establish the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Endowed Chair in Cancer Healthcare Disparities and Outreach. Funds distributed from the endowment will be used to research the causes and solution of health disparities in order to reduce and ultimately eliminate health care disparities in San Antonio and South Texas
Amount:$2,000,000 over 5 years
Initial Year of Grant:2007
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research
Description:A grant to support Pilot Studies and New and Innovative Research. The pilot studies provide initial funding to allow a researcher to prove his or her research concept and develop preliminary data in the project to best support grant requests to the National Institute of Health
Amount:$1,200,000 over 3 years
Initial Year of Grant:2007
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research
Description:A grant in support of the pedigreed baboon colony resource. The Southwest Foundation For Biomedical Research’s unique pedigreed baboon colony gives scientists a powerful research tool for finding the genes that underlie natural susceptibility to heart disease
Amount:$100,000
Initial Year of Grant:2007
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:University of Texas at San Antonio
Description:A matching grant to fund research for the program “Healthy and Ready to Learn: An Early Approach to Obesity and Diabetes Prevention”
Amount:$125,000
Initial Year of Grant:2007
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:CHRISTUS Santa Rosa
Description:A grant to equip beds in the new newborn intensive care unit with necessary monitors and isolettes
Amount:$140,000
Initial Year of Grant:2007
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Boysville, Inc.
Description:A grant to pay for repairs and improvements to cottages on the Boysville campus
Amount:$105,000
Initial Year of Grant:2007
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Boysville, Inc.
Description:A grant to fund the Parent Education Program
Amount:$32,500
Initial Year of Grant:2007
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Christian Assistance Ministry
Description:A grant to support the Emergency Financial Assistance Program’s to conduct vision screening and related services, including the purchase of prescription eyeglasses
Amount:$32,500
Initial Year of Grant:2007
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Retina Foundation of the Southwest
Description:A grant to procure a Topcon Medical Systems OCT
Amount:$32,500
Initial Year of Grant:2007
Location of Grantee:Dallas, Texas
 
Organization:South Texas Blood and Tissue Center
Description:A matching grant to support the construction, development and implementation of the Texas Cord Blood Bank
Amount:$300,000 over 3 Years
Initial Year of Grant:2007
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 



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