Grants

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The Lions Love

Our signature grant program seeks to support families in receiving therapies, services, or modalities after discharge that contribute to the health and well-being of their children. Available to families served in Colorado, who spend 4 consecutive weeks in the NICU. Grants will be approved and awarded on a monthly basis to families that meet the criteria, with a maximum of $1,500 gifted to each baby. Our Grant Committee oversees and processes these grants.This grant is given in loving memory of Daniel the Lion.

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Ryder’s Love

Expanded reach for families served outside of Colorado who spend 4 consecutive weeks in the NICU. Ryder’s Love seeks to offer families a hand-up allowing access to receive therapies, services, or modalities that contribute to the health and well-being of their baby(ies). Grants will be approved and awarded on a monthly basis to families that meet the criteria, with a maximum of $1,500 gifted to each baby. Our Grant Committee oversees and processes these grants. This grant is given in memory of Ryder Johnson and in partnership with Ryders Fund.

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Esme Grace’s Love

Because the littlest footprints leave the biggest marks on our hearts, Esme Grace’s Love is a grant to support the urgent necessities for in-unit families served at our partner hospitals. (Grant $100 Gift Card) Esme Grace is a NICU warrior born at 24 weeks growing, thriving and endlessly inspiring us. There is no application for Esme Grace’s Love, if this grant would be a support to you please talk to your Love for Lily facilitator. Read more about Esme Grace’s story here.

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Lawson’s Love

Lawson’s Love provides a $250 gift card for families who have said goodbye to their babies too soon. This grant is given to support the wellbeing of the family. Lawson’s Love grants can be used for therapeutic services and burial expenses. Gift cards of given by loss coordinators and facilitators at participating hospitals. This grant is given in memory of Lawson Becker.

Our criteria is simple:

  1. The child has been in the NICU for a minimum of 4 consecutive weeks;
  2. The child was covered by medical insurance the entire time of their stay in the NICU;
  3. The child received or has a need for therapy or service: physical, occupational, developmental or speech, to name a few. We accept applications for all therapies that can support the well-being of your child, including therapies received during your NICU stay.

All grant applications will be reviewed mid-month, with distributions made between the 1st through the 10th of the following month (subject to verification of supporting documentation and approval by the board of directors).

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to support your family, we are honored.

Documents Requested for Grant Committee Review:

  • Proof of time in the NICU – if the child is still in the NICU, proof of time can be provided via letter from the NICU staff or hospital administration.
  • Proof of insurance – copy of insurance card or insurance certificate.
  • Copy of valid drivers license or state-issued ID for the applicant.
  • Anything that documents the therapy needed or a copy of anything that reflects the therapy already provided.