We are grateful to the sponsors, funding organizations, and donors that have supported Victoria Hand Project and have helped us get this far. We would like to thank the following supporters for their noteworthy contributions:
TD Bank Group
The TD Bank Group provided Victoria Hand Project and the University of Victoria with $1 million (CAD) in December, 2019, as part of the TD Ready Challenge. This award will allow us to expand our operations across North America to help children with scoliosis and upper-limb amputees. We will provide these 3D printed scoliosis braces and upper-limb prosthetic arms to patients in remote and under-served communities!
Google believes technology can make a better world, faster. The Google.org Impact Challenge supports Canadian nonprofit innovators using technology to tackle the world's biggest social challenges. Victoria Hand Project was chosen as one of the top ten finalists to receive $250, 000 in March 2017.
Grand Challenges Canada
Grand Challenges Canada has been instrumental in establishing VHP!
In 2014 GCC awarded a $112,000 dollar grant to Prof. N. Dechev's laboratory to conduct the initial design and development of the 3D printed prosthesis, and to facilitate our research trials in Guatemala and Nepal.
In 2016 GCC further awarded $65,000 to extend the work to full-scale delivery of 3D Printed Prosthesis in Cambodia and Nepal.
Ultimaker provides us with their highly reliable 3D Printers, used throughout the world in our print centers. Ultimaker has graciously donated four Ultimaker 2+ printers to Victoria Hand Project's efforts in 2016. VHP continues to use Ultimaker 3D printers in 8 countries around the world for manufacturing the Victoria Hand.
Every donation goes towards helping us help amputees in need. Whether it is a donation of money, a presentation opportunity or raising awareness, we would like to acknowledge those organizations and individuals that have given to our cause:
At the second annual #BCTECH Summit, Victoria Hand Project was offered four tickets and a chance to showcase our work among 260 other British Columbian technology organizations and institutions.
Greater Victoria School District
The Greater Victoria School District has opened its classrooms to Victoria Hand Project. Throughout the school year, we travel to their schools to give presentations and Tinkercad workshops to the students. We appreciate the chance to share our hand and our 3D printing expertise with young minds throughout Victoria.