J T Townsend Foundation Inc

Rating: 4.98 stars   61 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 830 A1A North Suite 13 #187 Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32082 USA

Mission: Mission Statement The JT Townsend Foundation (JTTF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to raise funds, provide financial assistance, and/or adaptive equipment for children and adults with disabilities. Townsend is in the process of recovering from a life-changing spinal cord injury he received playing high school football. The JTTF is the Townsend family’s way of giving back to the community that so generously provided for JT after his injury. The JTTF will better many lives and provide support for important research. The Foundation operates in complete compliance with established federal and state regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, or national origin
Results: This non profit was formed in 2010 and has been able to help many people with various pieces of equipment they could not afford to have otherwise.
Target demographics: People in the Jacksonville area meeting the mission statement criteria.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2012 - 14 beneficiaries to date2011 - 4 beneficiaries
Geographic areas served: Florida/Georgia First Coast
Programs: See our web site calendar www.jtgivesback.org
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 27-3033901
904.273.3999
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Rating: 5 stars  

The JT Townsend Foundation provides more than just a piece of adaptive equipment or a check- it gives so many people hope that they can overcome whatever their obstacle is and that they can still make a difference no matter what their disability is. In the end, I hope everyone is touched by JT Townsend's story and decide to live their life like JT did.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great cause - helping those less fortunate with adaptive equipment and financial support. Carrying on the legacy of the named founder JT Townsend -- always be positive and pay it forward.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The JT Townsend Foundation provides support for individuals and families who have significant needs for adaptive equipment and services to help them achieve greater functional independence, but have not been able to acquire these things due to insurance denials or financial hardships. Patients are often left with their needs unmet and few options for assistance. Without the JTTF, many patients would be left having to settle for less independence and functional mobility. The foundation executes its mission in a loving, caring, and compassionate way that has touched over 170 families in NE Florida.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The JTTF has made an unbelievable difference in our community by making resources and equipment available to those with spinal cord injuries who might not otherwise be able to obtain these items. Because of increasing denials, co-payments, and co-insurance amounts being imposed on patients by insurance companies, it is often impossible for them to get needed equipment. The JTTF has stepped up to help patients in need receive adaptive equipment and assistive devices that increase their independence and quality of life. As a physical therapist working with these types of patients, I have first hand experience in how a wheelchair, standing frame, transfer aid, FES bike, and other items can change the lives of a patient and their caregivers. The JTTF is most definitely a "Great Non-Profit"!

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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zjudes3 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for the kind words and for all you do for so many every day as well. Judi Zitiello, Board Chair JTTF

Rating: 4 stars  

JTTF has helped over 170 families on the First Coast by providing adaptive equipment that insurance will not cover.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

It has been a privilege to serve on the JT Townsend Board of Directors since its inception two years ago. We are a small group of hard working, caring individuals who truly believe in JT's desire to give back and make a difference to those needy, yet most deserving families.
Look out! There are great things ahead for this Foundation. Many thanks to our fellow board members, volunteers and donors who inspire us and help keep JT Townsend's legacy alive.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes needed. We are positively moving forward.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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