Photo: Junior Committee Member Dillon Jones in front of the Nascar Foundation’s Speediatrics truck at the Daytona International Speedway
In 2018, the D Jones Family Charitable Foundation Junior Committee continued its commitment to giving. Following are the organizations awarded grants by the Foundation based on the Junior Committee’s recommendations:
- The Nascar Foundation’s Speediatrics Children’s Fund supports needs expressed by hospitals, specialty clinics, camps, and others providing children’s medical and health care services. According to its website, it partners with organizations with proven results in the delivery of pediatric services to fund resources critically needed to deliver high-quality care to needy children. Since 2006, the organization has impacted the lives of more than 600,000 children in need.
- Soccer in the Streets’ Atlanta programs. According to its website, Soccer in the Streets has a vision that all children will have the opportunity to succeed. The organization pursues a leveling of the playing field for all, affording access to the sport of soccer regardless of race, gender, religion, or socio-economic status. It strives to integrate communities, intertwining efforts from corporations, education systems, government, non-profits, and community leaders to better the lives of children through soccer.
- Madison-Morgan Conservancy (MMC) public education initiatives. MMC provides public education on conservation matters and serves to protect and enhance the heritage and quality of life of the residents of Morgan County, GA, by preserving historic sites, greenspace, farmland, and timberland.
- The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) dedicated to assisting child victims of physical and sexual abuse, as well as helping families who experience high conflict and/or domestic violence get the resources they need to be productive citizens in the community. Donations help the Center provide the very best services to the children that need them the most.
- The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today. Since 2000, The Michael J. Fox Foundation has funded more than $750 million to speed a cure.