San Antonio Junior Forum presents grant award to Project MEND. From L to R: Cathy Valdez (CEO, Project MEND), Eli Flores (Warehouse Technician, Project MEND), Deleyce Tietze (VP Membership, SAJF), Stephanie Kotick (Program Specialist, Project MEND), Elizabeth Fox (VP Grants, SAJF), and Denise Bennett (Director of Operations & Development, Project MEND).

Project MEND Partners with SA Junior Forum for 2017-2018


SAJF is excited to announce the selection of the 2017-2018 Grant Awards!

Released by: San Antonio Junior Forum – Grants Committee

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SAJF is excited to announce the selection of the 2017-2018 Grant Awards! This year, SAJF received requests from 61 nonprofit organizations with requests totaling $140,157.27. After careful consideration, 20 nonprofit organizations were chosen for funding. SAJF would like to thank all of the organizations that submitted grant applications this year. We regret that we were unable to fund all requests, but encourage all nonprofits to submit applications again next year. The deadline for receipt of applications for 2018-2019 is September 1, 2018. The 2018-2019 Grant Application will be posted on the SAJF website by June 1, 2018!



The following organizations were funded in 2017-2018:


  • Alpha Home – “Parenting Program: The Incredible Years Training Series Curriculum” ($1,470.00)
  • ChildSafe – “Play Therapy Resources for Abused and Neglected Children” ($1,200.00)
  • disABILITYsa – “Fiesta Especial Celebration Day Special Supports for Individuals with Disabilities” ($1,393.32)
  • Down Syndrome Association of South Texas – “New Parent Support Baskets” ($500.00)
  • Dress for Success San Antonio – “Successfully Self Compassionate” ($1,620.00)
  • Life Skills for Living – “Community Emotional Health Outreach Program” ($1,025.00)
  • Martinez Street Women’s Center – “Spring Break 2018” ($900.00)
  • Presa Community Service Center – “Presa Youth Reading for Life” ($1,200.00)
  • Project Mend – “Medical Equipment Reuse Program Tools” ($1,000.00)
  • Restore Education – “Passport to College Program” ($500.00)
  • San Antonio Christian Hope Resource Center – “The Mentoring Out of Poverty Program” ($1,000.00)
  • San Antonio Threads – “Winter Weather Clothing” ($1,250.00)
  • San Antonio Time Dollar Community Connections – “Hunger Can’t Wait” ($1,000.00)
  • San Antonio Zoological Society – “School Group Funding – Title 1” ($500.00)
  • SLEW Cancer Wellness Center – “Cancer Survivorship Services for Low Income Women” ($1,200.00)
  • Soldier’s Angels – “Deployed Support – Care Packages for Deployed Female Service Members” ($1,566.68)
  • Spina Bifida Texas – “Spina Bifida Education Support” ($500.00)
  • The Magik Theatre – “Tickets to Literacy” ($1,000.00)
  • The Saddle Light Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship – “Expansion of Services Offered: Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Certification” ($675.00)
  • Unicorn Centers – “Improving life and job skills for adults with intellectual developmental disabilities” ($500.00)




By placing the right piece(s) of equipment into the hands of a person who has no other means to acquire it, lives are transformed and valuable pieces of medical equipment are kept out of local landfills. What we do is simple, innovative, and unique: we provide refurbished medical equipment and other assistive technology devices to individuals who need it.

Place much needed equipment into the life of a person living with a disability today.



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