icon Fund Raising & Grants

Funds for The Feel-Good Foundation are raised through the organization's signature "Feel-Good Friday!" events, other special events, corporate donations, and individual contributions. Each year The Feel-Good Foundation board of advisors makes one or more grants to organizations meeting the foundation's criteria. Grant money comes from the earnings generated by investment of the fund. The frequency and size of grants varies annually based upon economic conditions and the foundation's portfolio. Visit Grant Guidelines for more detailed information.

2020:

Hospice of the Western Reserve

$2,000

For seed funding for new Children’s Garden at the David Simpson Hospice House.
hospicewr.org

Footpath Foundation

$1,000

For Camp Kit supplies for overnight camp experiences for low income students, in partnership with CMSD and Boys & Girls Club.
footpathfoundation.org

Fine Arts Association

$1,000

For support of Creative Arts Therapy programs for children with developmental disabilities.
fineartsassociation.org

2019:

Montessori Development

$2,000

For Stonebrook Montessori, in partnership with Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, for support of the environmental educator-in-residence program.
montessori-mdp.org

Fine Arts Association

$1,500

For music and art therapy scholarships for children with disabilities.
fineartsassociation.org

2018:

Red Oak Camp

$2,500

For equipment and staff safety training for new tree climbing activities for youth campers.
redoakcamp.org

Fine Arts Association

$1,500

For music and art therapy scholarships for children with disabilities.
fineartsassociation.org

2017:

Frontline Service

$1,000

For Camp Bridges, a bereavement camp for children who have endured the trauma of witnessing violence in their homes or the sudden loss of a loved one to homicide or suicide.
frontlineservice.org

Lawrence School

$900

For supplies for the “Veggie U” program, with the goal of increasing children's awareness of healthy food options, and teaching them how real food reaches their plate.
lawrenceschool.org

Fine Arts Association

$1,000

For music and art therapy scholarships for children with disabilities.
fineartsassociation.org

2016:

Frontline Service

$1,300

For Camp Bridges, a bereavement camp for children who have endured the trauma of witnessing violence in their homes or the sudden loss of a loved one to homicide or suicide.
frontlineservice.org

Fine Arts Association

$1,000

For music and art therapy scholarships for children with disabilities.
fineartsassociation.org

Lawrence School

$900

For supplies for the “Veggie U” program, with the goal of increasing children's awareness of healthy food options, and teaching them how real food reaches their plate.
lawrenceschool.org

2015:

Hospice of the Western Reserve

$2,000

For the Children’s Garden at the Ames Family Hospice House
hospicewr.org

Lawrence School

$1,600

For classroom garden kits for the “Veggie U” program.
lawrenceschool.org

2014:

Hospice of the Western Reserve

$3,000

For the Children’s Garden at the Ames Family Hospice House
hospicewr.org

Fine Arts Association

$1,000

For music and art therapy scholarships for children with disabilities.
fineartsassociation.org

2013:

New Directions for Living

$2,000

For enrollment fees, uniforms, equipment, transportation and physicals to enable children living in transitional housing to participate in extracurricular activities.
newdirectionsforliving.org

Fine Arts Association

$415

For purchase of instruments for music therapy programming for children.
fineartsassociation.org

Red Oak Camp

$1,000

For camper scholarships for low income participants.
redoakcamp.org

2012:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Ohio

$1,650

For development of marketing materials for recruiting mentors for children who need them.
bbbsneo.org

Fine Arts Association

$1,000

For music and art therapy scholarships for children with disabilities.
fineartsassociation.org

2011:

Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

$2,000

For financial assistance ("riderships") for families unable to pay the full lesson fee, making equine-enriched educational opportunities for people with disabilities available to everyone.
fieldstonefarmtrc.org

Geauga Park District

$500

For supplies for nature programming for local schools.
geaugaparkdistrict.org

2010:

Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

$1,500

For financial assistance ("riderships") for clients and families unable to pay the full lesson fee, making equine-enriched educational opportunities for people with disabilities available to everyone.
www.fieldstonefarmtrc.com

Eleanor B. Rainey Memorial Institute

$1,500

For scholarship support for Rainey's "Bigger! Better! Stronger!" Summer Arts Day Camp program, which will provide young children and teenagers (most of whom come from families at or near poverty level) with programming to help them gain knowledge, enjoyment and invaluable life skills from the organization's arts education programs.
www.raineyinstitute.org

2009:

Geauga County Jobs & Family Services

$1,000

Summer Camp/School Activity Fee Program

Funds pay for children receiving social services to attend summer camps such as YMCA, Boy Scouts and various special needs camps, as well as participate in fee-based after school activities.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association

$1,500

For purchase of quality children's outdoor footwear, to allow economically disadvantaged children to participate in the Park's summer and school year outdoor educational programming.

2008:

Geauga County Jobs & Family Services, Summer Camp Program

$1,500

Funds pay for children receiving social services to attend summer camps such as YMCA, Boy Scouts and various special needs camps, as well as participate in fee-based after school activities.

2007:

Womensafe (Chardon)

$2,000

For support of the Greenhouse Project, specific to children's needs in this new domestic violence shelter (for example, toys, videos or supplies for art therapy or play therapy, outdoor toys or supplies for kids area).
www.womensafe.org

Hospice of the Western Reserve (Cleveland)

$2,000

For support of the 2007 Together We Can Bereavement Camp.
www.hospicewr.org/

2006:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Ohio (Painesville)

$2,500

For support of COUL Club activities (for children on the waiting list) and volunteer recruitment initiatives.

The Fine Arts Association (Willoughby)

$975

For purchase of Music Therapy program instruments and other studio equipment.
www.fineartsassociation.org

2005:

Ronald McDonald House (Cleveland)

$5,000

For support at initial opening of the RMH Family Room, located in Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. The Family Room provides an oasis within the hospital where families can spend time away from the hustle and bustle of busy corridors while still being close to their child.