Special Projects

Special Projects is our grant funding philanthropy which began in the mid 1990’s.  In May of each year, a Request for Proposals is advertised.  Over the past two years, the proposals ranged between $1,000 and $8,000 per project; the average grant was around $$4,000.  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.

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

Special Projects 2018 – 2019

Special Project 2018 Grant recipients and committee

Grant Recipients and Committee

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.

  • 2018 SP poster session

    2018 SP poster session






    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)


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