Special Projects

Special Projects is our grant funding philanthropy which began in the mid 1990’s.  Over the past two years, the proposals ranged between $1,000 and $8,000 per project; the average grant was around $4,000.

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.  Thank you to all who applied.  We wish we had enough money to cover all of your very worthy requests.

For more information, please email questions to ufmedguild@gmail.com.

Special Projects 2019 – 2020


    Birth Control Implants for Low-Income Women without Health Insurance (UF Mobile Outreach Clinic)

    Healthy Smiles Fluoride Varnish Program (UF Dept. of Community Dentistry)

    Reach Out & Read (UFH General Peds Primary Clinics)

    Dolls, Books, Pill Crushers, and Thermometers (UFH Ped Hem/Onc)

    Educational Anatomical Models & Posters for Outpatient Physical Therapy (UFH Rehab Haile Plantation)

    Prevention of Diabetic Foot Ulcer (UFH Internal Medicine)

    Providing AEDs for East Gainesville (UFH Chest Pain – Pulse-Point Task Force)

    Benefit of Biofeedback in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation (UFH Rehab Medical Plaza)

    LymphTouch (Rehab Cancer)


    Enhancing Delivery of Chronic Health Ed Classes to Alachua County Seniors (Elder Options)

    Youth Garden Education (Working Food)

    Healthy, Joyful, Confident Girls on the Run! (Girls on the Run of Alachua County)

    Expanding Access to Yoga for Those with Limited Mobility (YogaLoka)

    SF Teaching Zoo Sensory Inclusive Certification Grant (Santa Fe College)