Previous Foundation Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 Grant Recipients

Through the generosity of NAILBA members and corporate partners in the past year, the NAILBA Charitable Foundation was able to award $220,000 in 2016 to members' local charities and Life Happens. Congratulations to these organizations and their sponsors, and THANK YOU to our contributors! 

Please enjoy this brief video summarizing their programs and grants here

Alexander Leigh Center for Autism: $25,000
Recipient of the Col. J. William Felton III Grant
Crystal Lake, IL (sponsored by Bill Bovinette, Life Guys, Inc.)

Caruso Family Charities: $20,000
Lakewood, CO (sponsored by James T. Bell, Ward T. Bell & Associates)

Promises 2 Kids: $20,000
San Diego, CA (sponsored by Steve Sublett, CBIZ Life Insurance Solutions)

CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services: $15,000
Clifton Park, NY (sponsored by Kevin Johnson, NY-National Long Term Care Brokers)

Children's Cancer Association: $15,000
Portland, OR (sponsored by Kevin Merz, The Merz Agency)

Downtown Ministries: $13,400
Athens, GA (sponsored by Chad Milner, The Milner Agency)

Rainbows For Kids: $12,000
St. Louis, MO (sponsored by Alan Protzel, The Marketing Alliance)

Arkansas Childrens Hospital: $10,400
Little Rock, AR (sponsored by Luke Ramsey, The ASA Group)

Amos House: $10,000
Providence, RI (sponsored by Jason Lea, Brokers Services Marketing Group)

Child Help Children's Advocacy Center of East Tennessee: $10,000
Knoxville, TN (sponsored by John Felton IV, Tennessee Brokerage Agency)

Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments: $10,000
St. Louis, MO (sponsored by Alan Protzel, The Marketing Alliance)

Hooves to Heal: $10,000
Marengo, IL (sponsored by Steve Busam, America's 1st Financial)

Simon's Fund: $10,000
Lafayette Hill, PA (sponsored by David Barrist, Barrist Insurance Group)

Reach-A-Child: $6,000
Madison, WI (sponsored by Dawn Nelson, MVP Financial Services)

The Arc of San Diego: $5,000
San Diego, CA (sponsored by Melanie Carter, ExamOne)

Songs of Love Foundation: $5,000
Forest Hills, NY (sponsored by Mike Smith, CPS Horizon)

Children's Cancer Network: $3,200
Chandler, AZ (sponsored by Dave Chittenden, The Chittenden's)

Congratulations to the 2015 Grant Recipients

Through the generosity of NAILBA members and corporate partners, in 2015 the NAILBA Charitable Foundation was able to award $275,000 to members’ local charities and Life Happens. 

Please review this brief video highlighting these grantees.

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation: $27,000
Recipient of the Col. J. William Felton III Grant
Atlanta, GA (Sponsored by Kay Dempsey, The Dempsey Companies)

Children's Oncology Services: $25,000
Chicago, IL (Sponsored by Christopher Greis, Leaders Partners)

Cancer Kiss My Cooley: $20,000
Huntley, IL (Sponsored by Tom Riekse, Jr., LTCI Partners)

Mama's Kitchen: $20,000
San Diego, CA (Sponsored by Melanie Carter, Superior Mobile Medics)

Double H Ranch: $17,500
Lake Luzerne, NY (Sponsored by Kevin Johnson, NY Long Term Care)

Blessings in a Backpack North Atlanta: $15,300
Louisville, KY (Sponsored by Jim Meaders, National Insurance Brokerage)

CASA El Dorado: $15,000
Placerville, CA (Sponsored by Gary Lardy, Intelliquote)

Jewish Relief Agency: $15,000
Bala Cynwyd, PA (Sponsored by Steve Katz, Premier Brokerage Services)

Opportunity on Deck: $15,000
Clive, IA (Sponsored by Sheryl Ruiz, Consolidated Marketing Group)

Our Mother's Home of Southwest Florida: $15,000
Ft. Myers, FL (Sponsored by Bob Lombardo, Ash Brokerage)

Ark House Foundation: $12,000
Richardson, TX (Sponsored by John Davis, Insurance Designers of Dallas)

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona: $10,000
Phoenix, AZ (Sponsored by Kristi Bell, Ward T. Bell and Associates)

Jester & Pharley Phund: $10,000
Palos Verdes Estates, CA (Sponsored by Lynne Rosenberg, Innovative Solutions Insurance Services)

Salina AM Chapter of AMBUCS: $10,000
Salina, KS (Sponsored by Dex Umekubo, Producers XL)

Building Bridges: $7,500
Troy, MI (Sponsored by Timothy Gilder, Comprehensive Planning)

Harmony Project: $5,700
Los Angeles, CA (Sponsored by Dave Donchey, Leisure, Werden & Terry Agency)

Gabriel's Angels: $5,000
Phoenix, AZ (Sponsored by Dave Chittenden, The Chittendens)

 

Congratulations to the 2014 Grant Recipients

The National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) Charitable Foundation awarded $265,000 in grants to organizations and Life Happens in 2014.

The Grantees listed below were recognized at NAILBA 33 in a brief video highlighting their programs.

Caruso Family Charities:  $27,500
Recipient of the Col. J. William Felton III Grant
Lakeland, CO (Sponsored by NAILBA member agency Colorado Brokerage)

Lone Survivor Foundation:  $25,000
Houston, TX (Sponsored by NAILBA member agency Four Seasons Financial Group)

Wounded Warriors Family Support: $20,000
Omaha, NE (Sponsored by NAILBA member agency Art Jetter & Co.)

GlassRoots, Inc.: $15,000
Newark, NJ (Sponsored by NAILBA Corporate Supporter Prudential)

The Quest for Grace Foundation: $15,000
Rexford, NY (Sponsored by NAILBA member agency National Long Term Care Brokers)

We Care I.N.C.: $15,000
South Haven, MI (Sponsored by NAILBA member agency LTCI Partners)

Fresno Survivors of Suicide Loss: $12,380
Fresno, CA (Sponsored by NAILBA member agency CPS Impact) 

Lighthouse Family Retreat, Inc.: $12,000
Norcross, GA (Sponsored by NAILBA member agency The Brokerage Resource)

Angel On My Shoulder: $10,000"
St. Germain, WI (Sponsored by NAILBA member agency CPS Horizon)

Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments: $10,000
Richmond Heights, MO (Sponsored by NAILBA member agency The Marketing Alliance)

Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area: $10,000
Danville, CA (Sponsored by NAILBA member agency H.D. Mooers & Co.)

El Viento Foundation: $10,000
Huntington Beach, CA (Sponsored by NAILBA member agency CPS Insurance Services) 

NourishNC: $10,000
Wilmington, NC (Sponsored by NAILBA member agency Financial Security Associates)

Songs of Love Foundation: $10,000
Forest Hills, NY (Sponsored by NAILBA member agency CPS Horizon)

Casa Valentina, Inc.: $7,500
Miami, FL (Sponsored by NAILBA member agency Landers-Stein & Associates) 

Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center: $7,500
Perkasie, PA (Sponsored by NAILBA member agency LifeMark Partners)

More Than Sport: $5,000
Kailua Kona, HI (Sponsored by NAILBA member agency Trumark)

Reach-a-Child, Inc.: $5,000
Middleton, WI (Sponsored by NAILBA member agency MVP Financial Services)

Give them Wings: $5,000
Hood River, OR (Sponsored by NAILBA member agency CPS Impact)

One Bright Star: $3,500
Mankato, MN (Sponsored by NAILBA member agency Weilage Advisory Group)

Congratulations to the 2013 Grant Recipients

Through the generosity of NAILBA members and corporate partners, the NAILBA Charitable Foundation was able to award $225,000 in 2013 to members’ local charities and the LIFE Foundation. Congratulations!!

To learn more about these worthy causes, we invite you to enjoy this brief video which highlights their programs.

*Promises2Kids:$25,000
*Recipient of the Col. J. William Felton III Grant
San Diego, CA (Sponsored by Steve Sublett, CBIZ Life Insurance Solutions)

Brain Tumor Foundation for Children: $20,000
Atlanta, GA (Sponsored by James Meaders, National Insurance Brokerage)

Children's Oncology Services: $20,000
Chicago, IL    (Sponsored by Christopher Greis, Leaders Partners and Larry Herman, Herman Agency)

The Dream Connection: $20,000
Knoxville, TN (Sponsored by John Felton, Tennessee Brokerage Agency)

Mama's Kitchen: $20,000
San Diego, CA (Sponsored by Melanie Carter, Superior Mobile Insurance Solutions)

Susan B. Anthony Project: $15,000
Torrington, CT (Sponsored by Robert Thompson, The Thompson Agency)

Washington Gorge Action Programs: $13,000
Bingen, WA (Sponsored by Jess Wardwell, CPS Impact)

Peaceful Acres Horses: $12,500
Pattersonville, NY (Sponsored by Kevin Johnson, New York-National Long Term Care Brokers)

Harvest Hope Food Bank: $12,000
Columbia, SC (Sponsored by Jesse Pikus, The Cason Group)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim: $10,000
Anaheim, CA (Sponsored by Peter Holden, CPS Insurance Services)

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona: $10,000
Phoenix, AZ (Sponsored by Shirlee Cohen, Eugene Cohen Agency)

Harmony Project: $10,000
Los Angeles, CA (Sponsored by Dave Donchey, Leisure Werden & Terry Agency)

Jewish Relief Agency: $7,500
Bala Cynwyd, PA (Sponsored by Steven Katz, Premier Brokerage Services)

Congratulations to the 2012 Grant Recipients

To learn more about each of these grantees and the work our grants support, enjoy this brief video, which was presented at NAILBA 31 in Orlando.

*HUGS (Help, Understanding & Group Support): $25,000            
*Recipient of the Col. J. William Felton III Grant                         
Honolulu, HI (Sponsored by Lori Rodriguez, CPS Insurance Services)

Alexander Leigh Center for Autism: $21,800                         
Crystal Lake, IL (Sponsored by Daniel Umansky, The Life Insurance Pro.com)

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Passaic County: $20,000                         
Wayne, NJ (Sponsored by Christopher Nalbandian, Holmdel Agency)

New Orleans Women's Shelter: $15,000                         
New Orleans, LA (Sponsored by Stan Smith, Towne Brokers)

Quest for Grace Foundation: $15,000                         
Rexford, NY (Sponsored by Kevin Johnson, New York & National Long Term Care Brokers)

Downtown Ministries: $13,899                         
Athens, GA (Sponsored by Chip Milner, The Milner Agency)

Christie's Place: $13,750                         
San Diego, CA (Sponsored by Melanie Carter, Superior Mobile Insurance Solutions)

Fentress County Children's Center: $13,750                         
Jamestown, TN (Sponsored by Danny Brooks, Southern Insurance Group)

Best Foot Forward Foundation: $10,000                         
Boca Raton, FL (Sponsored by Paul Klimek, Apptical)

Our Mother's Home of Southwest Florida: $10,000                         
Fort Myers, FL (Sponsored by Bob Lombardo, Ash Brokerage of Southwest Florida)

Children's Advocacy Center Coastal Bend: $8,380                         
Corpus Christi, TX (Sponsored by Cindy Gentry, BBA Life Brokerage)

Fresno Survivors of Suicide Loss: $7,331                        
Fresno, CA (Sponsored by Jess Wardwell, CPS/Impact)

Give Them Wings, Inc.: $5,485                         
Hood River, OR (Sponsored by Jess Wardwell, CPS/Impact)

LIFE Foundation – LIFE Lessons: $30,000
Arlington, VA

Congratulations to the 2011 Grant Recipients

To learn more about each of the 2011 grantees, please enjoy this brief video overview.

*Orange County Foundation for Oncology Children and Families: $25,000    
*Recipient of the Col. J. William Felton III Grant             Orange, CA
(Sponsored by Peter Holden, CPS Insurance Services)

Kids Corp.: $20,000             
Newark, NJ (Sponsored by Trish DeDolce, Prudential)

Peaceful Acres: $18,000             
Pattersonville, NY (Sponsored by Kevin Johnson, NY-National Long Term Care Brokers)

Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children: $17,000             
Atlanta, GA (Sponsored by James Meaders, National Insurance Brokerage)

Brain Tumor Foundation for Children: $17,000             
Atlanta, GA (Sponsored by Chip Milner, The Milner Agency)

Children’s Oncology Services: $17,000             
Chicago, IL (Sponsored by Steven Brown, Brown, Brown & Gomberg)

Down Syndrome Connection: $15,000             
Danville, CA (Sponsored by Jeff Mooers, H. D. Mooers & Co.)

The Susan B. Anthony Project: $15,000             
Torrington, CT (Sponsored by Robert Thompson, The Thompson Agency)

Washington Gorge Action Programs: $13,000             
Bingen, WA (Sponsored by Jess Wardwell, CPS Impact)

Children’s Home + Aid: $10,000              
Chicago
, IL (Sponsored by John Rippinger, Resource Brokerage)

Salina AM Chapter of AMBUCS: $  8,000             
Salina, KS (Sponsored by Dex Umekubo, ProducersXL)

LIFE Foundation— LIFE Lessons: $30,000             
Arlington, VA

Congratulations to the 2010 Grant Recipients

*Mama’s Kitchen:  $20,000
*Recipient of Col. J. William Felton, III Grant
San Diego, CA

LIFE Lessons  - LIFE Foundation: $35,000
student scholarships
Arlington, VA

Center for Independence Through Conductive Education: $15,000
Countryside, IL

A Wider Circle: $10,000
Bethesda, MD

Angel on My Shoulder: $10,000
St. Germain, WI

Ark House: $10,000
Richardson, TX

Dare to Care Food Bank: $10,000
Louisville, KY

Good Shepherd Children & Family Services: $10,000
St. Louis, MO

Tuesday’s Child: $10,000
Chicago, IL

Youth & Family Services – Girls Incorporated: $10,000
Rapid City, SD

Youth in Need: $10,000
St. Charles, MO

Brookville Center for Children’s Services: $ 5,000
Brookville, NY

Skyline Foundation: $5,000
White Salmon, WA

Congratulations to the 2009 Grant Recipients

Children’s Oncology Services, Inc., Chicago, IL
Recipient of Col. J. William Felton, III Grant
$35,000

LIFE Lessons  - LIFE Foundation
Arlington, VA  - five student scholarships of $5,000 each
$25,000

Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
$25,000

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County
Relatives As Parents Program (RAPP)
Millbrook, NY
$25,000

Amos House
Providence, RI
$20,000

Beginning with Books
Pittsburgh, PA
$20,000

Nurses for Newborns
St. Louis, MO
$20,000

Camp Kemo
Columbia, SC
$15,000

Rainbows for Kids
St. Louis, MO
$15,000

Saint Louis Crisis Nursery
St. Louis, MO
$15,000

Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area
Danville, CA
$12,000

Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments
St. Louis, MO
$10,000