TMF Gives Back
The generosity of the community and the enthusiasm for the cause has had a significant impact on the success of the race and the scholarship fund. Individuals and groups have provided a range of donations in order to support the scholarship’s mission to mental health education and community awareness of mental health issues.
Prior to 2009 all financial contributions were applied directly to scholarship awards. Due to the success of our fundraising efforts, The Melanie Foundation has not only been able to provide additional scholarships, but we have also been able to make donations to community organizations that share in our vision.
In addition to the scholarship fund, The Melanie Foundation will be making a donation to support Saratoga Center for the Family. Saratoga Center for the Family works to strengthen children, families, and our community by reducing the effects of abuse, trauma, and family dysfunction through advocacy, education and mental health therapy.
In 2014, a donation of $15,000 was made to Saratoga WarHorse Foundation. Saratoga WarHorse provides a 3-day confidential, peer-to-peer, equine-based program to veterans struggling with the effects of PTSD, sleeplessness or suicidal thoughts.
In 2013, a donation of $10,000 was made to Jake’s Help From Heaven. The Jake’s Help From Heaven Foundation, founded in 2011, is a non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting individuals with multiple medical challenges and disabilities.
In 2012, a donation of $7,500 was made to World’s Window. Word’s Window, Inc.’s mission seeks to develop, support, and expand education initiatives and programs in areas of need throughout Belize, New York and beyond, thereby providing hope and possibility, empowering individuals and communities for a brighter future.
In 2011 a donation of $7,500 was made to Franklin Community Center. Franklin Community Center is a non-profit organization providing basic necessities and services to less fortunate individuals and families in Saratoga. Their mission is to work collaboratively with individuals and other agencies to provide services that will improve the quality of life and foster a sense of neighborhood, community and family for all people.
In 2010 a donation of $6,500 was made to the Saratoga Hospital Inpatient Mental Health Unit. The Saratoga Hospital Mental Health unit offers the community mental health services through their 16-bed inpatient Mental Health Unit.
In 2009 a donation of $5,000 was made to Saratoga Bridges.