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    Nongovernmental public charities that operate grants programs which benefit individuals or organizations that have no direct relationship with the foundation as one of their primary purposes. Public foundations are often established to raise and distribute money around a particular topic or population group. Some focus on specific populations such as women or children. Others concentrate their giving on the arts, health, social change or any number of issues at a local, regional, national or international level. Some public foundations receive funding primarily from an ethnic or religious community, but their grantmaking programs may extend beyond this particular community of interest.

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    Barr Foundation Amputee Assistance FundAssists amputees who would otherwise have no other financial resources with prosthetic rehabilitation.Barr Foundation Amputee Assistance FundBarr Foundation
    Limbs for Life Assistance with ProsthesesHelps provide funding for prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and educates the public about the challenges facing amputees. A network of prosthetists and physical therapists donate their time, labor, and energy to help their patients. Individuals also donate used limbs, which are broken down into ther components that are sent to foreign countries to be used for building new limbs. Limbs for Life FoundationLimbs for Life Foundation
    Vickie's Angel WalkHelping families fighting cancer who cannot pay their bills due to the cancer. Financial help from Vickie's Angel Walk can be used for both medical and non medical expenses. Examples are rent/mortgage payments, car expenses, food expenses, house heating expenses, co-pays, medical premiums and prescriptions. Help is given in blocks of three months at a time.CumberlandVickie's Angel WalkVickie's Angel Walk

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