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GIFTING APPROACH 

The Billy Mock Foundation (BMF) has 3 programs providing service to the community. Three are managed by members of the board and 1 is managed by our junior board which is designed to encourage youth to be active in their community.

Families-in-Need Program – provides financial support along with other resources to families in need within the Philadelphia/Tri-state region. Families are considered on a case- by-case basis. Our focus is on providing support to families with a sick child or a sick parent in the home. The foundation is actively reviewing candidates for grants.
 
  Provides food market gift cards to families
  Assists with payment of household bills/mortgages/rent
    Contributions to medical fundraising events organized by others 
 
Pay-it –Forward Program – provides grants to individuals and local organization making a difference in their community. The BMF is looking for individuals and local organizations working to make their community a better place. The Foundation prefers to fund specific projects. Grant proposals should include description of organization, outline of the project, contact information, website and social media links for organization. Proposals are accepted and reviewed year round.

The types of projects funded to date: 
 
    Provided a grant to BYC Spirit Cheerleaders. Spirit squad is made of special needs cheerleaders and volunteer coaches. 
    Partnered with Elam Church youth Group on feed the homeless and Habitat for Humanity Projects. ( multi year) 
    Provided birthday cupcakes for children at a women’s shelter (on going) 
    Partnered with St Thomas the Apostle Glen Mills, PA and Joy of Sox to collect socks for the homeless ( multi year) 
    volunteer to provide Easter Baskets for patients at A.I. Dupont Hospital for Children. ( multi year) 
 
The Educational Grants Program provides educational grants to local students and school programs. 
 
The BMF has an essay contest to award $500 educational grants to 8th grade students entering high school, and up to $1500 to school programs providing safe, nurturing, educational environments for “at-risk” students. The essay is to describe how the candidate has made a difference in their world by positively impacting the lives of others. The deadline for essays is May 1st each year. Grants are awarded in June. Essays are only considered in the year submitted. The educational grants funded to date:
   BYC Spirit Thank you to Billy Mock Foundation
 
  Individual educational grants have been awarded to students from St. Thomas the Apostle, Holy Savior/St. John Fisher, St. Joseph’s, and St. Cornelius schools.
  Institutional educational grants have also been provided to Drexel-Neumann Academy in Chester in support of their virtual 9th & 10th grade programs.