Helping restore the broken lives of injured youth with healing and dignity One Child At A Time
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About GMRF

The non-profit, non-partisan Global Medical Relief Fund “Federal Tax ID: 13-3987722” aids children who are missing or have lost the use of limbs or eyes, or have been severely burned, or have been injured due to war, natural disaster or illness.

Since its founding in 1997, GMRF has brought more than 150 children to the U.S. from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia for treatments, surgeries and prosthetic limb and eye fittings. What higher mission is there than aiding innocent, victimized children?

About Our Founder

A child’s plea for help asking for “God and all merciful people to help me getting prosthetics” forever changed Elissa Montanti’s thinking and her mission in life.
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The Global Medical Relief Fund financials can be accessed through GuideStar.


Elissa Montanti – Mail Icon Founder and Director
Christina Frank – Mail Icon Special Projects Coordinator
Donna Jungreis – Mail Icon Fundraising Coordinator
Kenan Malkic – Mail Icon Vice President of Information Technology

Board Members

The Global Medical Relief Fund board is made up of passionate men and women whose experience and committment helps us make our mission possible.


Elissa Montanti – Founder and Director
Donna Jungreis, R. N. – Chairwoman of the Board
Stanley Martin – Treasurer
Natalie Mines – Secretary

Arthur Buonaspina, MD
Maria Conchita Alonso
Mamise Costa
Christina Frank
Larry Heimlich
David Hoffman, DDS
Daniel Kennedy
Rita Kornfeld, R. N.
Kenan Malkic
Jacqueline Rehak
Francesco Rulli
Borivoje Vukadinovic

Partners & Supporters

Click Here to see businesses and organizations that have graced The Global Medical Relief Fund with their unwavering support, enabling us to grow in our dedicated mission.

News Archive

The Global Medical Relief Fund has been featured in some of the leading media. See the Stories…

See Our Archive Read the stories of children who have been helped by The Global Medical Relief Fund.

Support Us

The Global Medical Relief Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity recognized by the IRS. Donations to the Global Medical Relief Fund are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.
Click Here to learn the many ways you can help.
View our 2015 Brochure Link to PDF File
Download Volunteer Form Link to PDF File
Download Assistance Application Form Link to PDF File