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  • University of California, Davis Student Receives SBB Research Group Foundation STEM Scholarship

    The SBB Research Group Foundation named Meher Khan a recipient of its STEM scholarship. The $2,500 award empowers students to create value for society by pursuing higher learning through interdisciplinary combinations of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Meher Khan, a sophomore, studies Genetics and Genomics at the University of California, Davis. Khan studied progressive retinal atrophy as a research assistant at the UC Davis Comparative Ophthalmology and Vision Science Laboratory and served as a Clinical Informatics Intern at the Oregon Health & Science University Casey Eye Institute. "Meher has a promising future in health research. We are proud to support that future," said Matt Aven, co-founder and board member of the SBB Research Group Foundation. For eligibility criteria and more information on the Foundation's STEM scholarship, please visit www.sbbscholarship.org. This story can be found on Yahoo!

  • SBB Research Group Foundation Awards Additional Grants to 3 Illinois Nonprofits

    The SBB Research Group Foundation invited three prior grant recipients to share updates on their critical efforts to support the local community. The Foundation awarded additional grants to further each of the respective organization’s missions (organizations listed alphabetically): Compass to Care Childhood Cancer Foundation (Chicago) provides free transportation for children battling cancer, ensuring access to life-saving treatment and clinical trials despite financial hardship. The initial grant was allocated to support 22 children with cancer diagnoses. The children supported by the SBB Research Group Foundation grant collectively took 194 trips to the hospital for treatment. Illinois Joining Forces (Chicago) serves as a unified network of military and veteran-serving organizations across Illinois. They streamline access to support services for service members, veterans, and their families, eliminating the need for individuals to navigate multiple resources to find assistance. The initial grant enabled Illinois Joining Forces to continue its mission to support service members, veterans, and their families through their outreach and Care Coordination Center efforts. YouthBuild Lake County (Chicago) empowers young adults with education, training, and life skills for gainful employment and a better future. They offer free programs in Lake County that include obtaining diplomas, industry certifications, career readiness, hands-on experience, and facilitating transitions into careers, college, or vocational schools. The initial grant was used to cover expenses related to their wellness services, such as emergency food, eyeglasses, clothing, bus, and gas gift cards. "We're proud to support these impactful charities, each making a meaningful difference in their communities," said Matt Aven, co-founder and board member of the SBB Research Group Foundation. The Foundation encourages any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to apply for a grant at sbbrg.org/apply-for-grant. Donations are awarded to different organizations monthly. This story can be found on GlobeNewswire and Yahoo!

  • The SBBRG Foundation Sponsors Chicago Scholars

    Chicago Scholars collaborated in a volunteer initiative alongside the SBB Research Group Foundation, which partners with local nonprofits through its Champion A Charity Program. Chicago Scholars recently hosted its annual Onsite College and Leadership Forum at Navy Pier. This event brought together scholars and students from community-based organization partners for a unique opportunity to interact with partner colleges and university representatives. This event serves as a platform for aspiring students to engage with representatives from colleges and universities. Volunteer participation, including support from the SBB Research Group Foundation, was instrumental in preparing materials and actively participating in the forum. Project leader Mitchell Lederer expressed his profound joy in supporting first-generation students from all over Chicago as they embark on their college journeys. One of the most notable aspects of the event was the interaction between over 500 colleges and universities and more than 600 Chicago Public Schools students in the college admittance process. Over $12,000,000 in financial aid was awarded to deserving students, making higher education more accessible and turning dreams into reality. Chicago Scholars has also emphasized its commitment to diversity and inclusion by investing in bilingual support for students and families. This initiative ensures that language barriers do not hinder any student's access to the resources and opportunities offered by the organization. The Chicago Scholars Onsite College and Leadership Forum is a testament to the organization's dedication to empowering young scholars. With the support of volunteers, donors, and partner institutions, this event provided an environment where students can pursue their dreams of higher education. Chicago Scholars continues to profoundly impact the lives of its students and the community. To gain more insight into the mission and work of Chicago Scholars, you can visit their website at chicagoscholars.org. This story can be found on Business Wire

  • Massachusetts Oyster Project Inc. Receives the SBB Research Group Foundation Grant

    Massachusetts Oyster Project Inc. received a $5,000 grant from the SBB Research Group Foundation, which awards monthly grants to support impactful organizations. The Massachusetts Oyster Project Inc. is dedicated to restoring water-cleansing oysters and native shellfish in the state's marine estuaries. The organization's multifaceted mission, encompassing restoration, shell recycling, education, and advocacy, involves active collaboration with local entities to establish oyster upwellers, acting as nurseries for native oysters and supporting local restoration initiatives. As a champion of shell recycling, the organization also partners with local restaurants to collect and recycle oyster shells, with a future for their utilization in restoration sites. Education takes center stage in the organization's endeavors, reaching out to school groups, Scout troops, and environmental organizations through a fact-based curriculum. Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, chair of the organization's board, underscores the importance of community partnerships in achieving their restoration goals, emphasizing, "Our restoration aims to restore oysters into the ecosystem. All our programs always partner with local communities. We rely on volunteers from these coastal towns to allow us to place shells back into the water, promoting that oyster recycling and restoration are important." Recognizing the urgency in Massachusetts coastlines, the organization highlights the pivotal role of oysters in mitigating pollution issues, contributing significantly to improved water quality and climate change mitigation. The Upweller Program, featuring four upwellers across the state, serves as both a demonstration of water quality improvement and a tool to generate public interest in shellfish conservation. "The Massachusetts Oyster Project serves as a significant force in environmental improvement. We are proud to support their mission," said Matt Aven, co-founder and board member of the SBB Research Group Foundation. The organization's commitment to oyster shell recycling is exemplified in the Wellfleet program, which collects, ages, and spreads recycled oyster shells in Wellfleet's oyster harvesting site, creating a habitat for baby oysters. As the Massachusetts Oyster Project Inc. continues to forge ahead, it remains a source of inspiration in the vital mission to restore and preserve the marine ecosystem. This story can be found on PRWeb

  • South Shore Children’s Chorus Receives the SBB Research Group Foundation Grant

    South Shore Children’s Chorus received a $5,000 grant from the SBB Research Group Foundation, which awards monthly grants to support impactful organizations. The South Shore Children's Chorus (SSCC) is a harmonious symbol of musical education and vocal training, serving as a sanctuary for children in Quincy, MA, and beyond. Established in January 2016 by Kirsten Oberoi and Carey Shunskis, this choir is a testament to the belief that each child should have the chance to explore and utilize their distinct voice. Devoted to cultivating a community centered on the joy of singing, the SSCC aims to provide exceptional musical education and vocal training to students in the South Shore communities. The chorus places a premium on the development and well-being of its students, striving to create a nurturing environment where choristers can learn, evolve, and discover their voices. The SSCC ensures that every child in grades K-12, regardless of financial circumstances, can partake in learning to use their voice. "We envisioned an inclusive space where children could join without prior experience. Singing, a skill we firmly believe is teachable, becomes a source of confidence and self-belief without needing auditions. Our doors are always open, inviting all to discover the transformative power of music," said Kirsten Oberoi, Founding Artistic Director. Through its programs, the SSCC transformed into more than just a choir; it evolved into a community center that nurtures the growth of young minds. Consistent with its mission, the SSCC strongly emphasizes inclusivity, aiming to foster a supportive community where children can freely express themselves. The chorus serves as a counterbalance to economic obstacles, guaranteeing that no child is deprived of the opportunity to explore music and self-expression. “The South Shore Children's Chorus brings much joy to children’s lives, and we are honored to support them,” said Matt Aven, co-founder and board member of the SBB Research Group Foundation. Committed to delivering quality musical education and vocal training, the chorus is a vital and commendable service for the children it serves, establishing an environment where they can learn, thrive, and discover their voices. This story can be found on Globe Newswire

  • SBB Research Group Foundation Names January 2024 Grant Finalists: Massachusetts Oyster Project, South Shore Children’s Chorus, The Snapchef Foundation

    The SBB Research Group Foundation recognizes three Boston-area charities as the January 2024 finalists of its monthly grant program supporting impactful nonprofits (in alphabetical order): Massachusetts Oyster Project (Quincy, MA) dedicates its time and effort to improving water quality, marine habitat, coastal resilience, and biodiversity through reef restoration. The organization reintroduces oysters and other native shellfish into Massachusetts waters. South Shore Children’s Chorus (Quincy, MA) is committed to delivering quality musical education and vocal training to students in the South Shore and beyond. Emphasizing the development and well-being of its students, South Shore Children’s Chorus aims to create a secure and nurturing community for them to learn, grow, and discover their voices. The organization provides vocal learning opportunities for every child, irrespective of financial circumstances or previous experience. The Snapchef Foundation (Dorchester, MA) offers stable career paths in the food service industry through training and mentorship, concurrently providing meals to those in need. Collaborating with local organizations, they distribute high-quality meals prepared by training program participants. Snapchef believes in removing barriers to help individuals succeed in securing a stable, fulfilling career to overcome poverty. The Foundation encourages any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to apply for a grant at sbbrg.org/apply-for-grant. Donations are awarded to different organizations monthly. This story can be found on GlobeNewswire.

  • SBB Research Group Foundation Awards Additional Grants to Three Illinois Nonprofits

    The SBB Research Group Foundation invited three prior grant recipients to share updates on their critical efforts to support the local community. The Foundation awarded additional grants to further each of the respective organization’s missions (organizations listed alphabetically): DrinkWater Family Services (Lindenhurst) aims to ensure the safety of children who are placed in foster care due to domestic violence and neglect by offering supervised visitation for noncustodial parents. This service aims to support parent-child relationships while providing a safe environment for the child. The initial grant provided parenting time for five noncustodial parents, conducted on-site group sessions through certified PAIP (partner abuse intervention program) facilitators, and launched a new hair care program for interracial foster and adoptive families by acquiring salon chairs and a television. Soul Survivors of Chicago (Matteson) provides training and workshops aimed at raising awareness and educating communities on mental health, suicide prevention, and trauma prevention. The initial grant extended the organization's reach, hosting a bi-weekly virtual support group. It also facilitated the sanitization, storage, and donation of shoes and supported the purchase of outreach materials to amplify their message on suicide prevention. You Are Enough (Deerfield) strives to destigmatize mental health, emphasizing self-worth for those facing challenges. They aim to foster open conversations and establish mental health wellness centers in schools, prioritizing this essential aspect of well-being. The initial grant helped establish the inaugural You Are Enough High School Wellness Center at Deerfield High School. The funds supported the implementation of a green wall, games, art materials, aromatherapy resources, fidget toys, and other essential supplies, enhancing the students' overall well-being. “These three charities have done so much for their community. It is an honor to continue to support them,” said Matt Aven, co-founder and board member of the SBB Research Group Foundation. The Foundation encourages any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to apply for a grant at sbbrg.org/apply-for-grant. Donations are awarded to different organizations monthly. This story can be found on EIN Presswire and Yahoo!

  • Salaam Community Wellness Center Receives the SBB Research Group Foundation Grant

    The Salaam Community Wellness Center received a $5,000 grant from the SBB Research Group Foundation, which awards monthly grants to support impactful organizations. The Salaam Community Wellness Center (SCWC) is a beacon of hope for underserved communities in Chicago. Established in response to longstanding health disparities, significantly exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the SCWC is committed to providing a unique, holistic approach to healthcare. This community wellness center focuses on four key areas: culturally responsive primary care, addiction treatment, mental health, and nutrition. Its primary care model is a vital patient entry point, addressing physical health and identifying healthcare and social service needs. The SCWC acknowledges that imbalances within individuals can lead to "disease," often leading to substance abuse as a coping mechanism. "We aimed to create a program that not only expands healthcare access in the South Side of Chicago but also introduces a novel model that provides a range of programs that are often financially out of reach for the community we are dedicated to serving," said Dr. Constance Shabazz, SCWC CEO/Founder. The SCWC applies a non-judgmental, individualized approach that combines Western and non-Western modalities to combat addictions. Individual and group therapy sessions are complemented by mind-body exercises such as deep breathing, meditation, yoga, massage therapy, Reiki, and sound therapy. Mental health is another priority, particularly in communities where conditions like depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic symptoms are prevalent. The SCWC's integrative approach includes various therapy options and mind-body techniques to support self-healing. "Salaam Community Wellness Center provides a necessary service to people who need it. We are honored to support them," said Matt Aven, co-founder and board member of the SBB Research Group Foundation. Beyond healthcare, the center takes a holistic view, tackling factors influencing health outcomes, such as the availability of specialty care, housing, food, transportation, and employment opportunities. It seeks to create a "social service hub" to connect patients with the necessary resources. This story can be found on Business Wire and Yahoo!

  • Milton Township Food Pantry Receives the SBB Research Group Foundation Grant

    Milton Township Food Pantry received a $5,000 grant from the SBB Research Group Foundation, which awards monthly grants to support impactful organizations. Located in Wheaton, Illinois, the Milton Township Food Pantry is a source of hope and sustenance for residents. Established in 2022, this nonprofit organization has made it its mission to ensure that every resident in need has access to nutritious, wholesome, and fresh food, including various perishable and non-perishable items. The Milton Township Food Pantry's cornerstone is treating each family and individual with dignity and respect. Their operations rely on the generosity of donations and contributions from the community, enabling them to extend a helping hand to those in need. The pantry offers a wide array of essential items within its facility, ranging from personal hygiene products to various food options, including fresh produce and even freshly baked items. The goal is to address the various requirements of the community, considering the diverse needs of each client they assist. "We are honored to support a charity that strives to connect with the people they serve," said Matt Aven, co-founder and board member of the SBB Research Group Foundation. A significant focus of the Milton Township Food Pantry is effective communication with its clients. Recognizing the diversity of the population in Milton Township, where 39% of residents are non-native English speakers. The pantry has taken proactive steps to bridge language barriers. They utilize translation technology to better understand and fulfill the unique needs of their clients. Grant Facilitator and General Case Worker Debbie Mrozinksi expressed the importance of ensuring clients feel at home when they visit the pantry, emphasizing that no individual should feel stigmatized or alienated when seeking assistance. "Our clients feel at home when shopping; they don't feel like they are in a food pantry. Any one of us could turn around one day and face this situation. No matter what, everyone should be able to access and communicate their needs," she stated. Through their commitment to dignity, respect, and effective communication, The Milton Township Food Pantry strives to make a meaningful difference in the lives of its community members, ensuring that no one goes hungry or feels isolated during their time of need. This story can be found on PRWeb and Yahoo!

  • Project Kennedy Receives the SBB Research Group Foundation Grant

    Project Kennedy received a $5,000 grant from the SBB Research Group Foundation, which awards monthly grants to support impactful organizations. Project Kennedy, a nonprofit organization in Glenwood, Illinois, is making a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals grappling with cancer, their families, and their communities. Established in 2019 by Kennedy M. Parker, Project Kennedy is dedicated to reducing the emotional toll of cancer by enhancing the wellbeing and happiness of those affected. Project Kennedy distributes specially crafted blankets to comfort young cancer patients during their hospital stays. These Project Kennedy blankets aim to bring children a sense of warmth and solace as they undergo their treatments, offering them a touch of comfort. President and Co-founder Darnesha Evans emphasizes the goal of the late Kennedy M. Parker, which was to bring joy to children facing a cancer diagnosis and to assist as many families as possible. "All Kennedy wanted to do was bring smiles to the faces of families and children struggling with cancer," Evans stated. "She wanted the organization to flourish and help as many families as possible. No one should lose their smile because of cancer." “Project Kennedy brings a much-needed emotional uplift for children with cancer. We are happy to support them,” said Matt Aven, co-founder and board member of the SBB Research Group Foundation. Project Kennedy stands as a beacon of hope and a source of compassion, offering vital support and kindness to those facing the challenges of cancer. Through their unwavering dedication and thoughtful initiatives, they strive to make a lasting and positive impact on the lives of individuals with cancer, as well as their families. This story can be found on GlobeNewswire and Yahoo!

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