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Knapp Community Care Foundation Awards Over $6.8 Million in Grants

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Weslaco, Texas – To encourage emerging partners to improve wellness in the Mid-Valley area, Knapp Community Care Foundation Board of Directors announced today that it has funded 14 projects.

These projects are helping strengthen relationships within our surrounding community. This is a top priority for the Foundation. A list of those awarded are:

  • AccessEsperanza Clinics, Inc. – Access to Diabetes Assessment Project – $257,100
  • The Boys and Girls Club of Weslaco, Inc. – Triple Play & Healthy Habits Extension Program – $60,000
  • City of Weslaco – Weslaco Northside Park Complex – $250,000
  • Dentists Who Care – DWC Mobile Unit – Mid Valley – $165,000
  • El Milagro Clinic – Diabetes Reduction, Education & Awareness in the Mid-Valley – $400,000
  • Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley – RGV Mobile Produce and Prevention – $66,036
  • South Texas College – Community Health Project – $50,000
  • South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association – STJDA Extension Project – $103,500
  • Su Casa de Esperanza – HealthFit For Life – $51,693
  • Texas A&M University Health Science Center-School of Public Health – The Role of Maternal Diabetes & Obesity in Reproductive Health Outcomes – $349,640
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston – Shared Measurement System- $20,000
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – Screening High-Risk Families for Diabetes to Establish a Genomic Research Center in the Mid-Valley – $1,989,727
  • Valley Nature Center – Quest Outdoor Summer Camps – $100,000
  • Knapp Medical Center – Indigent Care Agreement – $3,000,000

The foundation members believe each of these grants will advance the community and empower community leaders to steer the charge for a healthier lifestyle.

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