Grant Recipient Update:

Making a Difference Foundation

The nonprofit organization Making a Difference Foundation (MADF) has a mission to make a difference in the lives of others, one person at a time, by helping them acquire the most basic human needs: Food, housing, encouragement, and opportunity. MADF believes that every person has the capacity to serve and make a difference in a person’s life, inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They serve an average of 1,000 people per a week in their various programs, and so far this year MADF has served an estimated 34,000 people.

Earlier this year MADF was awarded six computers through InterConnection’s grant program. Some of the computers went to use for administrative purposes within the offices, including data tracking, client information, program information, and marketing purposes. These computers helped MADF run their various programs including: Eloise’s Cooking Pot (ECP) Food Bank, home delivery food service, ECP Garden, Blair’s Sanctuary Garden, Nurturer Program, Children’s snack/literacy programs, Transitions Backpack Program for the Homeless, Joy Box Ministries, and the Home for a Veteran Program.

One of the computers was placed in Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank so clients of the food bank could use it to search for employment, housing, and apply for other resources. So far this computer has served 1100 people in the first 8 months of 2017. Eloise’s Cooking Pot provides food to the communities of East and South Tacoma.