Below are a few ways in which TGFF has made an impact in our communities.

 

Vernal, UT: With the help of The Gibney Family Foundation, the Utah Assistive Technology Program opened an AT lab in Roosevelt. Since then we have provided services and made new friends in another part of the state. Continued…

Boston, MA: An innovative device developed by Carnegie Mellon University’s TechBridgeWorld research group to help visually impaired students learn how to write Braille using a slate and stylus is the winner of the 2014 Louis Braille Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation. The $20,000 Touch of Genius prize recognizes technical innovations that promote Braille literacy. It is presented by the National Braille Press’ Center for Braille Innovation and is sponsored by the Gibney Family Foundation.  Continue…

Logan, UT: Recent fundraising efforts have brought in enough money for Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse to break ground on a building project that will allow them to expand their services. During 2015, CAPSA expanded its free and specialized therapy services for families and individuals impacted by domestic and sexual assault by increasing staff from one to four therapists. However, even with this growth, there continues to be a therapy waiting list. The new addition will allow the nonprofit organization to address the waiting list, CAPSA said in a press release. The fundraising for the Therapy and Children’s Center began in June 2015 with the first gift of $30,000 from The Gibney Family Foundation… Continue…

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – What a weekend up at Camp Kostopulos in Emigration Canyon. It’s a safari mini-camp. The kids got to see animals up close. They were able to touch a turtle to see what that the shell feels like and listen to the strange sounds of a kookaburra. Kids and animals always go together. This and other activities at Camp K are made possible by donations from folks like the Gibney Family Foundation. Continued…

St. Louis, Missouri. The Gibney Family Foundation of South Burlington, Vermont, and First Nonprofit Foundation of Chicago, Illinois, jointly awarded grants to VisionServe Alliance of St. Louis, Missouri, to expand the vision rehabilitation workforce and help provide life-changing services to people who are blind or visually impaired. “We are deeply grateful to The Gibney Family Foundation for its generous grant of $75,000 over three years…“ Continued…

Newton, MA: The Carroll Center for the Blind recently received another generous grant from The Gibney Family Foundation, a Vermont-based family foundation that has been a strong supporter of The Carroll Center and its cutting-edge distance learning technology programs for the blind and visually impaired. This year’s Gibney Family Foundation grant of $40,000 will allow the Carroll Center’s Accessibility Services team to help educational and other entities that develop online learning content to understand the importance of making that content accessible for people with vision problems, while providing guidance on how to accomplish that goal. Continued…

Lewiston, ID:  The Northwest Children’s Home will soon have top of the line technology, thanks to a generous Idaho foundation.The home that houses 70-to-80-kids was just awarded a $100,000 grant by The Gibney Family Foundation Director of Development Erika Allen said this type of generosity will make a world of difference in the way teachers teach. The money will fund five smart-classrooms at the home. Continued…

 

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