The Clark Gillies Foundation is a non-profit corporation developed to help children who are physically, developmentally,  and/or financially challenged.  This assistance can be in the form of payments for medical services, family financial aid, events to enhance the quality of life, and many other forms. Our goal is to help children improve the quality of life and be of assistance in a time of crisis.

Clark Gillies with childWe have been able to earmark 100% of the money raised at various events to help children, thanks to the donations of various corporations and individuals. We are fortunate to have volunteer staff and donated office space and expenses.

The Clark Gillies Pediatric Unit at Huntington Hospital is one project that we have been passionate about. This pediatric unit is a vital resource for families throughout the community. This unit has been named after Clark and his foundation, which raised one million dollars to help fund the construction of the unit.  We have continued our association with Huntington Hospital by creating Brianna’s Cub room within the Clark Gillies Pediatric Unit and by creating The Clark Gillies Pediatric Emergency Room which is staffed and equipped for specifically for children.

For more information on our current projects please email us at marian@clarkgillies.org

The Clark Gillies Foundation

WHAT WE’VE ACHIEVED

The Clark Gillies Foundation has granted over $3.5 million to the following:

THE CLARK GILLIES PEDIATRIC UNIT: This facility at Huntington Hospital in Huntington, N.Y. provides a pediatric unit for children undergoing treatment that requires overnight stays in the hospital. It is fully staffed with doctors and nurses trained specifically in pediatrics. It provides a child-friendly environment to reduce stress during an illness. It is fully equipped for children.

THE CLARK GILLIES FOUNDATION PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY UNIT: This facility at Huntington Hospital in Huntington, N.Y. will provide emergency care that meets the unique medical needs of children, and is staffed with doctors and nurses trained specifically in pediatrics. It provides a fully equipped, child-friendly environment to reduce stress during an illness.

BRIANNA’S CUB ROOM: This is a joint venture with Pat LaFontaine’s organization. The group builds interactive playrooms in hospitals throughout North America. The room is named in memory of Brianna Titcomb who passed away on Feb. 27, 2005 in a tragic car accident at the age of 13.

THE MORGAN CENTER, PLAINVIEW, NY: The Morgan Center is dedicated to providing preschool age children who are undergoing treatment for cancer the opportunity to interact and socialize in a safe environment. Often their siblings attend The Morgan Center due to the risk of infection from family members.

THE JACK FANNING MEMORIAL FOUNDATION, “ANGELS FOR AUTISM”: Angels for Autism offers hope to families with autistic children. They run two group homes on Long Island that focus on promoting the abilities necessary for increasing independence – daily living skills, communication and socialization.

ANGEL FLIGHTS: Angel Flights provides airplane transportation for treatment to children whose families cannot provide the necessary transportation to locations especially equipped for their medical needs.

GIFT OF LIFE: This organization provides medical care for children living in countries outside the United States. They are unable to receive life-saving treatment at home and are brought to the United States for treatment.

CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED: This center provides day and residential treatment for children who are mentally challenged. They provide school, socialization, and daily living skills in both residential and day facilities.

HARTMAN FOUNDATION FOR PARKINSON’S RESEARCH: This Foundation is dedicated to providing medical grants to doctors and researchers who are searching for a cure for Parkinson’s. It is believed that this research will also provide keys to other diseases such as Alzheimer’s and related diseases.

WRESTLING TEAM: Funding for an inner-city wrestling team to attend camps and tournaments. This donation allowed a group of financially underprivileged young men to use sports as a life enhancement.

RECREATIONAL FACILITY: The CGF is partnering with organizations in a rural community to build a staffed and equipped recreational facility. This facility will provide indoor recreational activities to 450 families who live in an environment with no team leagues, facilities or equipment. They will be able to foster lifestyle benefits, socialization, and sports to a group of children.

LITTLE FEET SPORTS LEAGUE: We sponsored a league for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. The parents were able to coach and participate in four sports to allow their children to learn social skills as well as foster physical activity as a life enhancement.
HUNTINGTON TOWNWIDE FUND: This organization funds local projects to promote health care in the Huntington area.

LONG ISLAND CARES: This organization started by Harry Chapin provides nutritional food and support services to more than 540 agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, child care programs and more. Children cannot learn and function without proper nutrition.

HOPE HOUSE MINISTRIES: This project provides services to homeless youth and abused and neglected young people. They provide residential facilities and a compassionate environment for teenagers to lead productive lives.

MADONNA HEIGHTS: This organization is committed to the needs of women and girls. It works with girls who have been victimized, battered and are living in poverty. Their work covers a wide area with therapeutic programs, emergency shelters and long-term residential facilities. They operate a school within their facilities and also tutoring.

INDIVIDUAL MEDICAL NEEDS: We often help an individual or family who comes to our attention through a variety of sources. We review their needs and requests and make grants. One example is a child injured with firecrackers needing reconstructive surgery.