2005 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, food aid, affordable housing, and patient quality of life.  (Total grants $174K)

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

American Red Cross, Washington DC.  $5,000 to support hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

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.  $10,000 to support the Operation Frontline program.

Dream Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA.  $1,000 for general program support.

First Descents, Vail, CO.  $5,000 for camp participant scholarships.  First Descents is a kayak camp for young adults with cancer.

Gilda's Club, New York, NY.  $5,000 for general program support.

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.

Hale Makua, Kahului, HI.  $5,000 to support construction of a new rehabilitation center.

Heuga Center, Edwards, CO.  $15,000 to support the Center’s CAN DO medical programs.

Humble Ranch, Steamboat Springs, CO.  $2,400 for the adopt-a-horse program to support the annual expenses of a therapy horse for the 2006 season.

Make A Wish Foundation, San Francisco, CA.  $10,000 to support an Outreach Coordinator position.

Northern California Grantmakers, San Francisco, CA.  $1,000 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.

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

Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation, Truckee, CA.  $3,000 to support the Gifts for Good Campaign.

Youth and Family Enrichment Services, Redwood City, CA.  $20,000 to support the Peer Mentor and Youth Advisory Board Programs at Sequoia High School.

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