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UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine accepting applications for The Compassion Project

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Thu, Sep 12th 2019 02:00 pm

Grant program offers up to $10,000 for nonprofits in health & wellness sectors 

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that work in the health and wellness sector in Western New York to be considered for The Compassion Project charitable grant program. 

The grant program is an annual effort of UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine as part of the organization’s effort to give back to the greater Western New York community. Eligible not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organizations are invited to apply for funding to support a wide variety of efforts, including health and wellness, sports and fitness, activities for the mentally disabled, men’s and women’s health programs, geriatric health and other relevant industries.

“We’re members of this community who are committed to making Western New York the best place to live, work and play,” said Dr. Leslie J. Bisson, president of UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and the June A. and Eugene R. Mindell, M.D. Professor and chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. “Through The Compassion Project, we’re able to assist organizations that are working to make Buffalo and the surrounding region better, and we’re proud to help these groups achieve their goals.” 

This year marks the fifth year of the grant program, which has helped such agencies as Mason’s Mission, WNY STEM, Danceability, Curvy Girls of Western New York, and the Niagara Erie Youth Sports Association. 

To apply, interested organizations can visit ubortho.com/communitycare-application. The online form will walk applicants through the submission process, including providing a description of the organization’s mission, and how the applicant will use funding from The Compassion Project if selected. 

Organizations must be located or serve residents within the six-county region of Western New York (Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus) and be registered as a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. In addition, the primary focus of the organization must be on health and wellness programs for residents in the region.

The deadline to submit applications is Monday, Oct. 21, and selected organizations will be notified on or before Monday, Nov. 11, once all applications have been reviewed.

To learn more about The Compassion Project, contact UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine by calling 716-204-3200.

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