2004 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 $153.7K)

Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California, Mountain View, CA.  $10,000 to support the Memories in the Making program.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters, San Francisco, CA.  $5,000 to support the organization’s community and site-based mentoring programs. 

Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund, San Francisco, CA.  $2,000 to support the Fund, which, through a network of community service agencies, provides assistance to people living at or below the San Francisco Bay Area poverty level.  The majority of assistance goes towards housing and other critical needs.

City Harvest, New York, NY.  $7,500 to support the Operation Frontline program.

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.

God's Love We Deliver, New York, NY.  $10,000 to support the cost of home-delivered meals and nutrition counseling.

Habitat for Humanity, New York, NY.  $20,000 to support the AmeriCorps and VISTA programs utilized by the organization.

Heuga Center, Edwards, CO.  $5,000 to support the Center’s CAN DO medical program in Northern California scheduled for 2005.

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

Northern California Grantmakers, San Francisco, CA.  $2,000 to support the Summer Youth Project.

The Painted Turtle Camp, Malibu, CA.  $5,000 to support the organization’s medical camp 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.  $7,500 to help support the Food Bank’s Community Education and Nutrition Program in San Mateo County.

Trickle Up, New York, NY.  $5,000 to support the U.S. Microenterprise Development Program.

Yampa Valley Community Foundation, Steamboat Springs, CO.  $11,250 to support the Skateboard Park Fund.

Youth and Family Assistance, Redwood City, CA.  $20,000 to support the cost of a Peer Mentor Coordinator as part of the Peer Mentor Project at Sequoia High School.

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