The Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding offered their first round of grant making in January of 2013. Following a competitive grants process the Grants Committee funded the following projects for the 2013/14 fiscal year. Each project focuses on either bullying prevention or mental illness stigma reduction
Grant Making 2013
LA PALOMA Family Services – $4,000
Creation of an anti-bullying curriculum for children ages 12-18 in in-home foster care .
CODAC Behavioral Health – $1,000
Creation of four video modules featuring middle school students’ stories of bullying, to help teach and prevent bullying.
Support to purchase materials for FaithNet, a four-component, multi-media mental health education course designed by NAMI National.
OUR FAMILY SERVICES – $2,000
Support of facilitation by the Center for Community Dialogue about workplace bullying.
CHILD LANGUAGE CENTER – $4,000
Creation of two videos (one for parents and one for teachers) sharing “Talk It Out” strategies for preschool age children.
Implementation of Health Play in five elementary schools through team training.
HOPE Inc. – $2,000
Taking Mental Health First Aid trainings to the rural Pima County communities of Marana, Green Valley, Ajo and Sahuarita. +
SPECIAL OLYMPICS – $2,000
Used to implement their UNIFY program in two Tucson Unified School District high schools. Project UNIFY works to integrate intellectually disabled students school-wide.