Bridge Grants Made in 2019

The ACBL Educational Foundation has awarded 175 grants totaling $540,000 from 2012 through 2018. Grants awarded for the 2019 fiscal year totaled $102,282.

2019 ACBL Educational Foundation Grant Recipients:

January 2019

  • Central Florida Youth Bridge:
    $5,000 for a school bridge program

March 2019

  • ABTA Teacher Workshop:
    $4,300 for filming speaker and workshops at ABTA Convention for ABTA website
  • Unit 144 Summer Camp:
    $1,300 for a day bridge camp for families
  • Keep Bridge Alive:
    $15,000 for a research project in Scotland studying bridge and well-being

May 2019

  • Bridge and Dementia Prevention Research:
    $5,000 for a research project in Poland studying the connection between learning and playing bridge and the prevention of dementia
  • Mo-Kan Summer Youth Camp:
    $297 for a summer day bridge camp
  • Summer Camp (Oaxaca, Mexico):
    $1,500 for a summer day camp for students and bridge teacher interns

June 2019

  • CT Bridge 199 Sectional:
    $1,850 for the tournament for I/N providing speakers and handouts
  • American Bridge Teachers Association Convention:
    $4,300 for A/V support for ABTA convention

September 2019

  • Bridge with Patty, LLC, in conjunction with US Army Colonel Lon Sunshine:
    $25,000 to design and implement a program to teach bridge and promote play at three army bases
  • Cavendish Bridge Club:
    $2,635 for weekly bridge lessons to students in the greater New York area

October 2019

  • ACBL Houston Unit 174:
    $500 for "movie night" featuring the production "Aces and Knaves"
November 2019
  • Youth Bridge Education Organization (Carlinville, IL):
    $12,000  for Youth Bridge Camp to provide multi-level instruction to young people ages 11-15 for one week in overnight camp
December 2019
  • Michigan Youth Bridge, Inc.:
    $13,500 to involve youth ages 10-16, from beginner to advanced bridge players, in a week-long overnight camp
  • St. Louis Bridge Center:
    $2,500 for a mentor/mentee program
  • Bridge Center of Buffalo:
    $3,600 for Youth Bridge Educational Program
  • Birmingham Duplicate Bridge Club:
    $4,000 for teaching Learn Bridge In A Day?

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