2001 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 $235K)

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.  $20,000 to support their Youth Mentoring programs.

City Harvest, New York, NY.  $20,000 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 their recruitment coordinator for the Alternative Break Connection program.  This volunteer service program gives over 150 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.  $20,000 to support a supervisor for the AmeriCorps/Vista 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.  Vista volunteers will provide support in key office departments rather than on the construction sites.

Heuga Center, Edwards, CO.  $500 matching gift towards the Center’s programs.

Make A Wish Foundation, San Francisco, CA.  $20,000 to support their Adopt-a-Wish program.  We were able to underwrite the wishes of young children who are battling life-threatening illnesses.

The Painted Turtle Camp, Malibu, CA.  $10,000 to support start-up costs associated with this West Coast member of the Hole In The Wall Gang camps.  Planned opening is for Summer 2003.

Peninsula Habitat for Humanity, San Mateo, CA.  $20,000 to help support eight 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.

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