Since many of the most respected news corporations have charitable foundations that might want to pitch in to raise awareness about spina bifida, I’ve decided to contact a few of these.
I am going to write to The Gannett Foundation, which just last year gave 42 percent of its grants and matching gifts to community services.
According to the foundation’s site, the majority of The Gannett Foundation’s grants “go to grass-roots community programs, educational efforts and projects supporting young people and families.”
About 12 percent of their grants and gifts went to charities and foundations supported by United Way.
At least, I would like to encourage the foundation to publicize the high incidence of spina bifida, and to profile it somehow in publications such as USA Today, which is a well-known national newspaper. That would make a world of difference for this cause, and no doubt for many people who are affected by it.
Stay tuned for another entry coming later tonight!