2009-10 Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients for the 2009-10 Season
Total Grants Distributed: $256,898
Total Number of Beneficiaries: 11
Books Aloud's mission is to improve the quality of life for people unable to benefit directly from the printed page, by providing a service to stimulate minds, stir emotions and foster independence through "Reading by Listening." The Foundation grant will provide 150 "Sight and Sound" kits for learning disabled and dyslexic students, including autistic, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and other disabled. It will also establish 20 additional mini-libraries in the Special Needs classroom. For more information, please visit www.booksaloud.org.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley
The Boys & Girls Clubs' mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible adults. The Foundation grant will allow funds to purchase additional High-yield Learning Activity curriculum to further enhance their Education Enrichment program and include math and science components. For more information please visit www.bgclub.org.
Bring Me A Book Foundation
Bring Me A Book's mission is to provide easy access to the best children's books and inspires reading aloud daily to children. The Foundation grant will provide libraries in every Pre-K and Kindergarten classroom in San Jose's Franklin McKinley School District. For more information, please visit www.bringmeabook.org.
Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay
Junior Achievement's mission is to teach young people financial literacy and the principles of free enterprise so that they understand business and economics, are work-force ready, and are prepared to be successful, contributing citizens of our community. The Foundation grant will support the middle and high school programs in Santa Clara County, with a focus on at-risk students. For more information, please visit www.jasvmb.org.
My New Red Shoes
The mission of My New Red Shoes is to empower homeless and very low-income youth to succeed in school by providing them with brand new clothing so that they may greet the school year with pride and by educating and rallying the youth community around the needs of homeless children. The Foundation grant will support the hard costs of the materials needed for this program, such as the purchase of shoes and other items. For more information, please visit www.mynewredshoes.org.
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
The American Association of University Women
AAUW's mission is to provide visible leadership in advancing equity for all women and girls, and focuses on education and promoting positive societal changes. The Foundation grant supports their holiday gift bag giveaway program, benefiting low-income San Jose teenagers, a group usually overlooked by holiday gift programs. For more information, please visit www.aauw.org.
Asian Americans for Community Involvement
AACI's mission is to improve the health, mental health, and well being of individuals and their families by providing an array of human services. The Foundation grant supports two programs that build youth development assets: RYSE (Resilient Youth Striving for Excellence) Afterschool Program and Project PLUS (Peer Leaders Uniting Students). For more information, please visit www.aaci.org.
Unity Care Group
Unity Care's mission is to provide quality youth programs for the purpose of creating healthier communities through lifelong partnerships. The Foundation grant will provide programs for kids to keep them out of gangs and reconnect them with their families, improve pro-social behaviors and school attendance. For more information, please visit www.unitycare.org.
HEALTH & SAFETY GRANTS
HOPE Rehabilitation Services
HOPE's mission is to assist individuals with development disabilities to live and participate in their communities by providing a full range of integrated social services addressing the evolving and life-long needs of infants, children, adults and seniors with developmental disabilities through vocational & non-vocational programs. The Foundation grant will assist HOPE in developing an after school program in Santa Clara County for youth with development disabilities ages 14-21. It will focus on personal safety and self-advocating training, physical exercise and nutrition, social skills training, leisure and recreational activities, and homework assistance. For more information, please visit www.hopeservices.org.
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
Next Door's mission is to end domestic violence in the moment and for all time, addressing all sides of the issue by rebuilding the lives of victims, fostering healthy choices for children, and advocating for the responsible policy change. The Foundation grant will provide vital health and safety services to over 200 youth and children and their families that are in severe physical danger. For more information, please visit www.nextdoor.org.
School Health Clinics of Santa Clara County
School Health Clinics of Santa Clara County's mission is to keep kids healthy and in school by providing high quality, easily accessible, primary medical care and preventative health services to low-income children and adolescents. The Foundation grant will provide a series of nutrition education classes at five schools in Santa Clara County to combat the epidemic of childhood obesity and have an impact on the chronic diseases that may develop as a result. For more information, please visit www.schoolhealthclinics.org.