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

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…

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

Contact Us

112 MacFarland Avenue • Staten Island, NY 10305
Phone: 718-448-6984 • Fax: 718-448-6444