2003 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, food aid, affordable housing, and patient quality of life.  (Total grants $119K)

Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California, Mountain View, CA.  $5,000 to support the Memories in the Making program.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters, San Francisco, CA.  $10,000 to support their Youth Mentoring programs. 

Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund, San Francisco, CA.  $1,500 to support the Fund, which, through a network of community service agencies, provides assistance to people living at or below San Francisco Bay Area poverty level.  The majority of assistance goes towards housing and other critical needs.

City Harvest, New York, NY.  $10,000 to support the Operation Frontline program.

Conner's Cause for Children, San Diego, CA.  $3,000 to support medical aid programs.

First Descents, Vail, CO.  $3,500 to support camp programs for the coming year.  First Descents is a kayak camp for young adults with cancer.

Gilda's Club, New York, NY.  $5,000 to support the Club's programs.

Heuga Center, Edwards, CO.  $5,000 to support the Center’s CAN DO medical programs.

Make A Wish Foundation, San Francisco, CA.  $10,000 to support their Adopt-A-Wish program. 

Northern California Grantmakers, San Francisco, CA.  $1,000 to support the Summer Youth Project.

The Painted Turtle Camp, Malibu, CA.  $5,000 to to help meet the challenge grants from the Kresge and Weingart Foundations and, ultimately, support the camp's programs.

Peninsula Habitat for Humanity, Redwood City, CA.  $20,000 to help support 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.  $10,000 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.

Second Harvest Food Bank, San Jose, CA.  $10,000 to help support the Food Bank’s Community Education and Nutrition Program in San Mateo County.

Youth and Family Assistance, Redwood City, CA.  $20,000 to support the Peer Mentor Program.


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