’16-’17 RPM Grant Recipients


The Foundation announces the 2016-2017 RPM Grant Recipients. The committee reviewed over $70,000 worth of grant applications. Both collegiate and alumnae chapters partnered with play therapy and child life programs from across the country. Applications for the 2017-2018 RPM Grants will open in January.


Akron Children’s Hospital – Akron, OH

Funding for Autism Spectrum disorder therapeutic tools

Nominated by Alpha Beta – Kent State University


Children’s Hospital at University Health – Shreveport, LA

Funding for therapeutic play supplies and developmentally appropriate toys and games

Nominated by Alpha Zeta – Northwestern State University


Children’s Hospital of Colorado – Briargate, CO

Funding for Distraction Graphics

Nominated by Colorado Springs Alumnae Chapter


Children’s Hospital of Colorado –  Highlands Ranch, CO

Funding for Vecta Distraction Station

Nominated by Eta Pi – Metro State University


Ochsner Hospital for Children – New Orleans, LA

Funding for outdoor therapeutic play furnishings

Nominated by New Orleans Alumnae Chapter


Drexel University Center for Children & Youth with Special Health and Care Needs – Philadelphia, PA

Funding for interactive tools for sensory dysregulation and cognitive impairment patients

Nominated by Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter


Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA

Funding for non-pharmacological pain management for burn patients; crib soothers for neonatal abstinence syndrome infants; adaptive recreational equipment for pediatric spinal cord injury patients; comprehensive inpatient treatment tools for Prader-Willi syndrome patients

Nominated by Beta Theta – University of Pittsburgh


Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai – Baltimore, MD

Funding for distraction tools for autism-friendly, reduced pain Pediatric Emergency Department patients.

Nominated by Baltimore Area Alumnae Chapter


Winchester Medical Center – Winchester, VA

Funding for  infant soothers; air hockey table for ambulatory playroom patients

Nominated by Beta Delta – Shepherd University


Shriners Hospital for Children – Erie, PA

Funding for distraction tools for Outpatient Specialty Care Clinic Waiting Room

Nominated by Epsilon Delta – Gannon University


St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital – Tampa, FL

Funding for therapeutic garden tools and equipment

Nominated by Epsilon Tau – St. Leo University


Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital

Funding for distraction tools for special needs children

Nominated by Gamma Pi – Nicholls State University


Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland, OH

Funding for Medikin teaching doll and accessories for patient and family teaching sessions

Nominated by Theta Zeta – Case Western Reserve University


Levine Children’s Hospital – Charlotte, NC

Funding for play therapy and communication tools for patients in isolation

Nominated by Delta Pi – Winthrop University


Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital – Orlando, FL

Funding for patient puppet for the orthopedics/neurology unit

Nominated by Central Florida Alumnae Chapter


INOVA Children’s Hospital – Fairfax, VA

Funding for Medikin teaching doll and accessories for patient/family teaching sessions; grief therapy tools

Nominated by Northern VA Alumnae Chapter