2000 Social Services Grants

Grants in this area cover a broad range of community issues of interest to the Foundation. Broadly stated they cover the areas of: youth programs, programs for the disabled, hunger relief, affordable housing, nutritional programs, and disaster relief. (Total grants $196K)

American Red Cross, Washington, DC. $10,000 to support disaster relief - $5,000 each for their domestic and international relief efforts.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters, San Francisco, CA. $15,000 to support the Violence Prevention Program. This program provides training to mentors to help mentees develop skills to resolve conflicts in a peaceful, non-violent manner.

City Harvest, New York, NY. $15,000 to support Operation FrontLine. In partnership with Share Our Strength, this program helps low- or no-income individuals gain or improve their self-sufficiency by teaching them to maximize their food resources.

God's Love We Deliver, New York, NY. $10,000 to support Break Away: The Alternative Break Connection program. This volunteer service program gives college students across the United States the opportunity to work with GLWD and perform community service during their college vacation periods.

Habitat for Humanity (NYC), New York, NY. $15,000 to support four AmeriCorps volunteers. The AmeriCorps volunteers are critical to Habitat’s success – working on the build sites and serving as the leaders/trainers of the local volunteer (as well as future homeowner) builders.

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, New Haven, CT. $10,000 in general operating support. The Camp is a residential camp for children with cancer or other serious blood diseases.

Make A Wish Foundation, San Francisco, CA. $25,000 to support their Adopt-a-Wish program. We were able to underwrite the wishes of two young children who are battling life-threatening illnesses.

PARCA, San Mateo, CA. $6,000 to support maintenance, repairs, and program operating supplies and training for the REACH (Recreational Experiences for All Children) program.

Peninsula Community Foundation, San Mateo, CA. $10,000 to support the Community Leadership Training Program. This program is part of the Peninsula Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families. The Training Program is a forum created to provide high-quality, low-cost workshops and training to strengthen the skills of service providers and staffs of organizations that serve young children and their families in San Mateo County.

Peninsula Habitat for Humanity, San Mateo, CA. $20,000 to support seven AmeriCorps volunteers. The AmeriCorps volunteers are critical to Habitat’s success – working on the build sites and serving as the leaders/trainers of the local volunteer (as well as future homeowner) builders.

Project Open Hand, San Francisco, CA. $20,000 to support the Homebound Critically Ill program which provides prepared meal services to people who are under 60 years of age, homebound and seriously ill.

Season of Sharing Fund, San Francisco, CA. $5,000 to support the Fund, which, through a network of community service agencies, provides assistance to people living at or below Bay Area poverty levels. The majority of assistance goes towards housing and other critical needs.

Second Harvest Food Bank, San Jose, CA. $15,000 to expand the Community Nutrition Program. This grant builds on last year’s effort to initiate in-house digital-video production capabilities by now applying these skills and tools to the teenage nutrition education program and increasing the quantity and accessibility to nutrition/food safety videotapes in different languages for member agencies.

Youth and Family Assistance, Redwood City, CA. $20,000 to support the maintenance and expansion of the Peer Mentor Project of the Redwood City Youth Health Center.

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