The Nicklas Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to spreading the word about organ donation. Currently, the Nicklas Foundation provides fully furnished housing for people who are waiting for a lifesaving transplant that do not live with in close proximity to a transplant hospital. Withing the late six years the foundation has spent more than $300,000.00 to house more than 35 individuals who were waiting for their gift of life. In addition, the Nicklas Foundation has provided 18 scholarships to graduating seniors from within the Grand Prairie Independent School District. In 2011 we were able to increase the scholarship from $1,000.00 to $5,000.00 bringing our total amount awarded to $25,000.00.