2008 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 $144,500)

Adler Aphasia Center, Maywood, NJ.  $5,000 to support the technology center.

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

Chronicle 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 the San Francisco Bay Area poverty level.  The majority of assistance goes towards housing and other critical needs.

City Harvest, New York, NY.  $5,000 to support their Nutrition Education programs.

Gilda's Club, New York, NY.  $5,000 to support a San Francisco club house development efforts.

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.  $10,000 to support the Center’s CAN DO medical programs.

Make A Wish Foundation, San Francisco, CA.  $10,000 to support development of the Kids for Wish Kids program and for general wish fulfillment.

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

The Painted Turtle Camp, Malibu, CA.  $10,000 to support attendance by Bay Area youth at 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.

Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, Stanford, CA.  $5,000 to support bone marrow transplant patients and their families staying at the House.  

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

Trickle Up, New York, NY.  $7,500 returned to the Foundation due to termination of the US program.

Youth and Family Enrichment Services, Redwood City, CA.  $15,000 to support the Youth Development projects at Sequoia High School.

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