The University of Florida Medical Guild, Inc. was formed in 1959 to promote friendship among the members and render service to UF Health and the communities it serves. After 60 years, we have given away almost 2 million dollars to fund small grants, scholarships, awards, other projects, and an endowment. Special Projects is our small grant funding philanthropy which began in the mid 1990’s. In May of each year, a Request for Proposals is advertised. The last two years, the proposals ranged between $1,000 and $8,000 for a project. The application and instructions will be available on this page during the grant proposal period.
Our bylaws require that 100% of the money that we grant is used for the project. No administrative or overhead fees of any kind are allowed.
We have $55,000 to award this year. Our grant cycle closed on June 28, 2019. We received nearly 60 grants requesting funding totaling almost $300,000. Emails regarding the status of each grant will be sent out to applicants in September. Thank you to all who applied. We wish we had enough money to cover all of your very worthy requests.
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Special Projects 2018 – 2019
We received over forty applications requesting over $190,000! With only $50,000 to give very competitive grant applications, the task to select the best was very difficult. The finalist are listed below. They received their checks at a poster presentation on October 17, 2018.
GRANT TITLE Amount
Pediatric Burn Clinic Virtual Reality Headset (Peds Burn Clinic)
Gator Sport Club: Development of Wheelchair Basketball Team (Occupational Therapy)
Improving Quality of Life for Pediatric Patients With Feeding Tubes (Peds Surgery)
Saebo MAS Mini (UFH Rehab Magnolia Park)
Reducing Risk & Improving Outcomes of Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Patients (Patient & Fam Resources)
Foam Plyobox and Resistance Equipment for Rehab (UFH Rehab Magnolia Park)
Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Program For Uninsured Women (UF Mobile Outreach Clinic)
GRANT TITLE Amount
Days for Girls – Local Menstrual Hygiene Support (Alachua County Chapter of Days for Girls International)
Saving Smiles (A.C.O.R.N. Clinic)
We Care Network Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative (We Care Network)
Snoezelen For Dementia (Oak Hammock Memory Unit)
Caring For The Whole Girl: The PACE Health Clinic (PACE Center For Girls Alachua)