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WHAS Crusade for Children awards $5.1 million in grants

Since its start, the Crusade has raised $200 million for children with special needs.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The WHAS Crusade for Children has awarded the $5.1 million collected during its 68th annual telethon to agencies, hospitals and schools that help children with special needs in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

The Crusade announced 100% of donations brought in during its annual telethon were awarded in 225 grants. Grant recipients include Boys & Girls Haven, Home of the Innocents, Carriage House Preschool and Seven Counties Services.

Multiple school districts in the area received grants, as well as local universities and hospitals. All grant recipients are listed at the bottom of this article.

"With over $11 million in requests, the board of ministers, rabbis and priests who make the funding allocations had some difficult decisions. Their job was made even tougher these past two years because the pandemic has created needs they want to fully fund," Crusade President and CEO Dawn Lee said. "They did a great job selecting terrific projects and programs that will make life better for children with special needs across Kentucky and southern Indiana, ranging from small communication devices to large capital projects."

Since its start, the Crusade has raised $200 million for children with special needs. Fire departments raise nearly 60% of donations each year. The WHAS Crusade for Children telethon is considered the America's most successful local telethon.

Donations can still be made securely online at www.WHASCrusade.org.

2021-22 grants listed in alphabetical order:

  1. Adair County BOE: $39,000.00
  2. Allegro Dance Project: $5,000.00
  3. American Printing House for the Blind: $9,000.00
  4. American Red Cross Kentucky: $9,000.00
  5. Americana Community Center: $8,000.00
  6. Anchorage Independent School District: $25,000.00
  7. Appalachian Regional Healthcare: $14,500.00
  8. Arc of the Greater Louisville Area: $8,000.00
  9. Archdiocese of Louisville: $41,000.00
  10. Art Center of the Bluegrass: $2,500.00
  11. Asbury University: $20,000.00
  12. Baptist Health Foundation - Louisville: $100,000.00
  13. Baptist Health Foundation - Madisonville: $10,000.00
  14. Baptist Health Foundation - Paducah: $15,000.00
  15. Bardstown Independent Schools: $12,495.00
  16. Barren Heights Christian Retreat: $10,000.00
  17. Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center: $10,000.00
  18. Bath County Schools: $10,000.00
  19. Bellarmine University - Kids on the Move: $75,000.00
  20. Bellarmine University - Scholarships: $18,000.00
  21. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest: $12,000.00
  22. Best Buddies International: $6,000.00
  23. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana: $7,000.00
  24. Bluegrass Center for Autism: $30,000.00
  25. Bluegrass Therapy and Equine Center: $4,000.00
  26. Boone County Public Schools: $18,000.00
  27. Borden-Henryville School Corporation: $10,000.00
  28. Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council: $12,000.00
  29. Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana: $15,000.00
  30. Breckinridge County BOE: $25,000.00
  31. Bullitt County Public Schools: $30,000.00
  32. Burgin BOE: $21,000.00
  33. Camp Tessa: $5,000.00
  34. Camp Tessa of Meade County: $4,000.00
  35. Campbellsville Independent Schools: $14,000.00
  36. CASA at Woodlawn (of the Bluegrass): $6,000.00
  37. CASA by the Lakes: $7,000.00
  38. CASA of Lexington: $14,000.00
  39. CASA of South Central Kentucky: $5,000.00
  40. CASA of the Heartland: $10,000.00
  41. CASA of the River Region: $5,000.00
  42. CASA Program for Bullitt County: $16,000.00
  43. Central Kentucky Education Cooperative: $36,000.00
  44. Cerebral Palsy KIDS Center Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies: $20,000.00
  45. Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass: $2,000.00
  46. Clark County Youth Shelter & Family Services: $15,000.00
  47. Cloverport Independent School District: $50,000.00
  48. Commonwealth Health Foundation Med Center Health Foundation: $10,000.00
  49. Commonwealth Theatre Center: $5,600.00
  50. Communities in Schools of Clark County: $9,500.00
  51. Community Action of Southern Indiana: $21,000.00
  52. Critically Loved: $4,000.00
  53. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: $4,000.00
  54. Deaf Youth Sports Festival: $13,000.00
  55. Dorman Preschool Center: $21,000.00
  56. Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky: $8,000.00
  57. Down Syndrome of Louisville: $18,000.00
  58. Down Syndrome of South Central Kentucky: $7,000.00
  59. Dreams With Wings: $7,000.00
  60. Dyslexia Association of the Pennyrile: $2,100.00
  61. Easter Seals West Kentucky: $2,000.00
  62. Eastern Kentucky University - Developmental Disabilities Clinic Autism Social Groups: $5,600.00
  63. Eastern Kentucky University - Special Education Scholarships: $21,000.00
  64. Eminence Independent School: $23,000.00
  65. Englishton Park Children's Summer Camp Program: $4,500.00
  66. Exploited Children’s Help Organization of Greater Louisville: $10,250.00
  67. Family & Children's Place: $26,000.00
  68. Family Ark: $16,000.00
  69. Family Enrichment Center: $6,500.00
  70. Family Scholar House: $13,000.00
  71. Father Maloney’s Boys Haven - Boys & Girls Haven: $74,000.00
  72. Feat of Louisville: $13,500.00
  73. First Chance Center: $22,000.00
  74. Flaget Memorial Hospital: $21,819.00
  75. Floyd Memorial Foundation: $33,626.00
  76. Franklin County Schools: $14,000.00
  77. Friends School: $30,000.00
  78. Fund for The Arts: $8,500.00
  79. Gateway Children's Services: $1,197.00
  80. Gateway Community Action: $4,500.00
  81. Gilda's Club Kentuckiana: $12,000.00
  82. Graves County BOE: $14,000.00
  83. Grayson County Schools: $14,000.00
  84. Greater Clark County Schools: $20,000.00
  85. Green County BOE: $14,300.00
  86. Green Hill Therapy: $26,000.00
  87. Green River Regional Ed Cooperative: $7,700.00
  88. Hancock County Public Schools: $6,000.00
  89. Harbor House of Louisville: $10,000.00
  90. Hardin County Schools Special Ed Dept: $40,000.00
  91. Hardin Memorial Hospital Foundation: $88,000.00
  92. Harrison County Exceptional Learners Coop: $16,000.00
  93. Hart County BOE:$15,000.00
  94. Henderson County Schools: $28,000.00
  95. Henry County Public Schools: $35,000.00
  96. Heuser Hearing & Language Academy: $21,000.00
  97. Home of the Innocents: $127,400.00
  98. Hosparus Health: $40,000.00
  99. Hospice of the Bluegrass - Bluegrass Care Navigators: $8,000.00
  100. I Would Rather Be Reading: $7,500.00
  101. JCPS Autism Program: $7,000.00
  102. JCPS Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program: $7,500.00
  103. JCPS Early Childhood Special Services: $5,500.00
  104. JCPS ECE Assistive Technology Center: $63,000.00
  105. JCPS ECE Psychological Services: $22,500.00
  106. JCPS ECE Transition Services: $4,500.00
  107. JCPS ECE Visually Impaired: $14,000.00
  108. JCPS Exceptional Child Education (ECE) Communication Disorders Program: $9,000.00
  109. JCPS Moderate to Severe Disabilities: $65,000.00
  110. JCPS Occupational and Physical Therapy: $50,000.00
  111. Jeffersonville Township Public Library: $3,000.00
  112. Jennings County School Corp: $6,500.00
  113. Jessamine County Schools: $4,000.00
  114. Jewish Community of Louisville: $63,000.00
  115. Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana: $2,650.00
  116. Kendyl And Friends Foundation: $20,000.00
  117. Kentuckiana Children's Center: $20,000.00
  118. Kentucky Center for Special Children’s Services - Carriage House Educational Services: $65,000.00
  119. Kentucky Dance Council - Lou Ballet: $5,000.00
  120. Kentucky Easter Seal Society - Cardinal Hill: $1,696.52
  121. Kentucky Ed Development Corporation: $8,000.00
  122. Kentucky Hemophilia Foundation: $6,000.00
  123. Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation: $14,000.00
  124. Kentucky School for the Deaf: $15,000.00
  125. Kids Cancer Alliance - Indian Summer Oncology Camp: $10,000.00
  126. Kore Academy: $5,500.00
  127. La Casita Center: $7,500.00
  128. Lake Cumberland Community Action: $7,000.00
  129. LaRue County Public Schools: $4,000.00
  130. Lexington Hearing and Speech Center: $6,000.00
  131. LifeSpring Health Systems: $2,766.00
  132. Lighthouse Academy at Newburg: $3,500.00
  133. Louisville Central Community Centers - Mini-Versity Child Development Center: $21,000.00
  134. Madison Area Educational Special Service: $6,000.00
  135. Madison Consolidated Schools: $30,000.00
  136. Make-A-Wish Foundation: $9,000.00
  137. Marion County BOE: $48,148.00
  138. Maryhurst: $25,000.00
  139. Masonic Home - Sproutlings Pediatric Day Care & Preschool: $2,525.00
  140. Meade County Public Schools: $37,000.00
  141. Meredith-Dunn School: $20,000.00
  142. Miracle Dancer Scholarship Foundation: $10,500.00
  143. Miracle League of Louisville: $33,000.00
  144. Mission Hope for Kids: $4,000.00
  145. Montgomery County School District: $30,000.00
  146. Mountain Comprehensive Care Center: $7,000.00
  147. Nativity Academy at St Boniface: $27,000.00
  148. NELCASA: $12,000.00
  149. Nelson County Schools: $13,000.00
  150. New Albany Floyd County School: $31,000.00
  151. New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding: $10,000.00
  152. Newport Independent Schools: $12,000.00
  153. Northern Kentucky Children's Law Center: $12,000.00
  154. Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services: $3,500.00
  155. Norton Children's Hospital Epilepsy Equipment: $280,111.10
  156. Norton Children's Medical Group - Autism Services: $58,000.00
  157. Norton Children's Medical Group - Pediatrics Nutrition Program: $48,000.00
  158. Norton Children's Medical Group - Learning and Attention Disorders Clinic: $55,000.00
  159. Oldham County BOE: $60,000.00
  160. Orchid House - Marty's Orchid House: $10,000.00
  161. Our Lady of Providence High School: $16,000.00
  162. Owen County School District: $5,000.00
  163. Owensboro Dance Theater: $14,000.00
  164. Owensboro Health Foundation: $15,000.00
  165. Paoli Community School (Throop Elementary): $45,000.00
  166. Paws with Purpose: $19,000.00
  167. Personal Counseling Service: $20,000.00
  168. Personal Counseling Service - Capital: $45,000.00
  169. Pitt Academy: $8,030.78
  170. Project Camp - The Center for Courageous Kids: $40,000.00
  171. Providence House Family Preservation: $13,000.00
  172. Puzzle Pieces: $18,000.00
  173. Rachels Fun for Everyone Project: $12,000.00
  174. Rauch: $14,000.00
  175. Riley Children's Foundation: $6,000.00
  176. Rockcastle Regional Hospital & Respiratory Care Center: $30,000.00
  177. SAFY of Kentucky: $3,000.00
  178. Saint Joseph Berea Hospital Foundation: $19,500.00
  179. Saint Joseph London Foundation: $40,000.00
  180. Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation: $47,000.00
  181. Seven Counties Services: $148,500.00
  182. Shelby County Public Schools: $74,000.00
  183. Silver Creek School Corporation: $20,000.00
  184. South Central Area Special Education Cooperative: $13,250.00
  185. South Central Kentucky Kids on The Block: $2,487.00
  186. Spencer County Public Schools: $30,000.00
  187. Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky - Kosair Charities Centre: $15,000.00
  188. St Francis High School: $18,800.00
  189. St Joseph’s Catholic Orphan Society: $25,000.00
  190. St Joseph’s Catholic Orphan Society Capital Campaign: $50,000.00
  191. St. Joseph Hospital Foundation - The Women's Hospital at Saint Joseph East: $24,000.00
  192. St. Vincent de Paul Louisville: $15,000.00
  193. Stage One the Louisville Children’s Theatre: $6,000.00
  194. Summit Academy of Greater Louisville: $15,000.00
  195. Sunrise Children’s Services: $16,000.00
  196. T J Samson Community Hospital: $46,600.00
  197. Taylor County BOE: $45,000.00
  198. The de Paul School: $25,000.00
  199. The Morton Center: $25,000.00
  200. The REATH Center: $7,000.00
  201. UK Research Foundation: $60,000.00
  202. UofL Peace Hospital - Partial Capital: $18,041.00
  203. UofL Special Education Scholarships: $20,000.00
  204. UofL Health Knowledge and Self-Advocacy: $20,500.00
  205. UofL Hospital Center for Women & Infants: $110,000.00
  206. UofL Psychology: $20,500.00
  207. UofL - Pediatric NeuroRecovery Program: $50,000.00
  208. Vincennes Community School Corporation: $13,500.00
  209. Visually Impaired Preschoolers Services - Indianapolis: $58,000.00
  210. Visually Impaired Preschoolers Services - Lexington: $50,000.00
  211. Visually Impaired Preschoolers Services - Louisville: $95,000.00
  212. Volunteers of America Mid-States: $35,000.00
  213. Washington County Schools: $10,000.00
  214. Wayne County Hospital: $1,634.27
  215. Wendell Fosters Campus for Developmental Disabilities: $5,700.00
  216. Western Kentucky University - Kelly Autism Program: $25,000.00
  217. Western Kentucky University - Scholarships: $23,000.00
  218. Western Kentucky University - Renshaw Early Childhood Center: $40,000.00
  219. Whitley County BOE: $1,701.33
  220. Wilderness Trace Child Development Center: $7,072.00
  221. Woodford County Public Schools: $9,000.00
  222. Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Louisville (YMCA): $40,000.00
  223. Youth Advocate Programs: $9,000.00
  224. Youth Ethics and Skills Center: $6,700.00
  225. Youthbuild Louisville: $5,000.00

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