2015 — THE ROBERT DUVALL CHILDREN’S FUND, OUR MILITARY KIDS, AND THE MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION FOR PARKINSON’S RESEARCH
In 2015, the Washington West Film Festival partnered with the Robert Duvall Children’s Fund to help aid individuals and communities in need. Thanks to our incredible audience members, Washington West box office funds provided 22 grants for children of deployed service men and women through the nonprofit, Our Military Kids, introduced to Washington West by the Robert Duvall Children’s Fund.
The Robert Duvall Children’s Fund (RDCF) is a northern-Virginia based nonprofit organization committed to provide for the welfare, health, education and relief of children and their families who are poor, distressed or underprivileged. This is accomplished by promoting and supporting activities of charitable organizations that provide medical assistance, promote education, instruction and development, or provide assistance in meeting requirements relating to food, clothing and other basic needs for children and their families around the world.
Our Military Kids is a northern Virginia-based nonprofit organization that supports children, ages 5-12th grade, of deployed National Guard and Reserve service members and children of wounded warriors from all service branches. Grants pay for participation in activities that help children cope with stress and anxiety while their parents are recovering or absent.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.