Kappa Delta Foundation Awards 2020 KiDs Grants
MEMPHIS, Tennessee — The Kappa Delta Foundation awarded $24,350 to five KiDs Grant recipients. KiDs Grants allow Kappa Delta alumnae chapters and individual alumnae an opportunity to partner with local nonprofit agencies to provide quality programming and prevention-oriented projects.
“These five projects will have a direct, positive impact on local children, families and communities,” said Beth Martin Langford (Kappa Alpha-Florida State), chair of the Kappa Delta Foundation Board of Directors. “Without the foundation’s generous donors, projects like these would not be possible. The support of generous donors ensures KDs continue to make a difference in our world.”
The 2020 KiDs Grant recipients are:
- Richardson/Plano, Texas, Alumnae Chapter received $7,000 on behalf of Family Compass’ Growing as Parents program, which educates pregnant young women and young mothers about parenting skills and child abuse prevention.
- Rio Grande, Texas, Alumnae Chapter received $5,000 on behalf of the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) of Hidalgo County to provide equipment for an additional forensic interview room, which will allow the CAC to minimize the time a child has to wait to be interviewed after experiencing sexual or physical abuse.
- Gwinnett County, Georgia, Alumnae Chapter received $4,950 on behalf of the Special Needs School of Gwinnett to complete the interior furnishing for the Life Skills Learning Center, designed to teach special needs students how to transition into adulthood through hands-on learning in a “home” setting.
- Greater Atlanta Day, Georgia, Alumnae Chapter received $4,000 on behalf of Wellspring Living to benefit the Receiving Hope Center (RHC) Educational Wing Resource Project. Funding will provide necessary classroom supplies to support trauma-informed education services to trafficked youth.
- St. Petersburg, Florida, Alumnae Chapter received $3,400 on behalf of the Suncoast Center, Inc. to benefit children recovering from a traumatic experience and help increase community education of childhood sexual violence.
Established in 1981, the Kappa Delta Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to secure funds for the educational, leadership and charitable purposes of Kappa Delta Sorority, a national organization for women with more than 277,000 members, 168 active collegiate chapters and 223 active alumnae chapters nationwide. The foundation is supported by member donations and bequests that fund programs and initiatives such as scholarships, internships, grants and more. Kappa Delta National Headquarters is in Memphis, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.kappadelta.org/foundation.