Deepening their impact.

From Buffalo to Hendersonville to Toronto, the Cummings Foundation supports organizations that are making strides in medical research and science and post-secondary education, as well as those that provide programming for vulnerable people of all ages—children to older adults. These are their stories.

3D Printer at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

3D Printer at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

February 28, 2019 | Buffalo, NY

While the Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, located in Toronto, is a leader in the development of innovative assistive technologies for children with disabilities, it was restricted by dependence on off-the-shelf parts, which are often expensive, cumbersome, or simply unsuitable. In some cases, scientists resort to handmade solutions that are time-consuming to create, awkward to fit, and aesthetically unappealing.

To remain at the forefront of innovation in pediatric rehabilitation, it was critical that Bloorview Research Institute gain the in-house capacity to 3D print.

With the James H. Cummings Foundation’s gift of $30,000, Bloorview was able to secure a printer that has allowed them to test and iterate prototypes quickly and inexpensively, giving them… GET THE FULL STORY >

Room to Grow at Children & Family Resource Center

Room to Grow at Children & Family Resource Center

February 28, 2019 | Buffalo, NY

As the children and families in the community in Hendersonville grow, so too must the Children & Family Resource Center.

A non-profit located in North Carolina, where Mr. Cummings spent part of his leisure time raising cattle, the Children & Family Resource Center (CFRC) provides programs that address the various aspects of early childhood development and education, quality child care, and parenting support.

As demand for the organization’s diverse offerings has heightened, CFRC faced a space issue. The James H. Cummings Foundation stepped up to fund a renovation that turned under-utilized space into a meeting room, storage closet, and a new therapy room for parents and children.

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A Big Upgrade for Meals on Wheels of WNY

A Big Upgrade for Meals on Wheels of WNY

February 27, 2019 | Buffalo, NY

What does it take to make 1.5 million meals a year? Just ask Meals on Wheels Western New York, now known as FeedMore WNY. With 3,600 elderly folks who receive a hot supper and a cold lunch daily, it all starts with the kitchen—a really big kitchen.

Naturally, a kitchen that turns out 5,500+ meals a day experiences significant wear and tear. And in Meals on Wheels case, it was to the point that the organization’s abilities were being to be challenged, putting many homebound people at risk of going hungry.

Recognizing the role the organization plays in the community, the James H. Cummings Foundation helped Meals on Wheels purchase 375 new ovens and four new Alto Shaam holding boxes that keeps… GET THE FULL STORY >