OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
When we launched as a new community foundation on Jan. 1, 2007 we placed diversity among our guiding principles. We seek to live out these principles by ensuring that the staff we hire, the projects we implement and the grantmaking work we do reflect the many cultures of our region. Today, the community foundation partners with diverse groups of more than 1,500 individuals, families, nonprofits and corporations. In doing so, we partner with the world and are able to make a difference in our local communities and beyond. This page includes information from data we collected for others about how we are committed to diversity among our staff and leadership and our endowment grantmaking. We will continue to update this page and add information as it becomes available.
The following is a list of recent grants from the new community foundation’s endowment funds to organizations or programs serving ethnically diverse populations. These grants were awarded between Oct. 1, 2007 and March 31, 2008. If your organization serves ethnically diverse organizations and received a grant during this period, but is not included on this list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asian American Curriculum Project, Inc. $5,000
Support to sponsor the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Celebration of San Mateo.
Bay Area Black United Fund, Inc. $2,500
Support to co-sponsor the workshop “Earned Income Strategies for Nonprofits”.
Bread of Life EPA $10,000
Support for hot nutritious holiday meals.
Businesses United in Investing, Lending and Development $40,000
Support for general operations to continue the work of BUILD on the Peninsula.
Chicana Foundation of Northern California $3,000
Support for the 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner.
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto $10,000
Support for holiday checks to low-income families in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park whose children attend Palo Alto schools through the Voluntary Transfer Program.
Citizen Schools, Inc. $40,000
Support to strengthen and expand the network of Citizen Schools programs.
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents $50,000
General operating support.
Coastside Hope $10,000
Support for emergency assistance to individuals and families along the coast of San Mateo County.
Collective Roots Garden Project $10,000
Support for the establishment of the East Palo Alto Community Farmers' Market
College Track $45,000
Continued support for programs and services at the East Palo Alto Center.
Community Development Institute $50,000
Support for land use, urban design and economic studies about East Palo Alto, and to fund community participation trainings and input sessions.
Community Gatepath $100,000
Capital support for the Children's Center and its Learning Links Preschool.
Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse $50,000
Support to continue operation of the Emergency Shelter Program for victims of domestic violence and their children who reside in San Mateo County.
Community Services Agency $10,000
Support for emergency assistance to individuals and families in northern Santa Clara County.
County of Santa Clara $40,000
Support for the Homeless Eco Pass Program that provides free bus-passes to homeless clients.
Cupertino Community Services $10,000
Support for emergency assistance to homeless and low-income individuals and families in Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga and parts of West San Jose.
Daly City Community Service Center $10,000
Support for emergency assistance to individuals and families in Daly City and Colma.
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative $70,000
Support for the executive director's salary.
Ecumenical Hunger Program $25,000
Support for the Holiday food program and general operating support.
EHC LifeBuilders $250,000
General operating support to continue services and operations at EHC.
El Concilio of San Mateo County $100,000
Support for two years for Nuestro Canto de Salud.
El Concilio of San Mateo County $10,000
Support for emergency assistance to homeless individuals and families in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park.
Estrella Family Services $10,000
Support for the holiday program.
Fair Oaks Community Center $10,000
Support for emergency assistance to individuals and families in southern San Mateo County.
Family & Children Services $25,000
Support for the Counseling Services program that supports the safety and self-sufficiency of low-income and disadvantaged children, teens and adults.
Family Connections $30,000
Support for Family Connections' Preschool Program, for the educational staff and curriculum development.
Family Giving Tree $25,000
Support for the Holiday Wish Program that provides warm clothing and other items to low-income families during the Holiday season.
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. $25,000
Matching support for a case manager to work with families in the aftercare program.
Foundation for a College Education $5,000
Capacity building support for donor development.
Friends for Youth, Inc. $62,500
Support for the Mentoring Services program that provides mentor and enrichment activities to local at-risk youth, and support for the conference "Mentoring Youth: Defining the Difference It Makes."
Girls for a Change $70,000
Support to expand GFC's social change and leadership training for girls in schools from Mountain View through Burlingame with specific focus in East Palo Alto.
Health Plan of San Mateo $50,000
Support to develop and establish an integrated outpatient clinic to serve members who are developmentally disabled.
InnVision the Way Home $20,000
Support for emergency assistance to low-income families and individuals in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
Interactive Parenting Media $25,000
Support to research, develop, produce and broadcast four (two in English and two in Spanish) live interactive radio shows and six 30-second Public Service Announcements (three in English and three in Spanish).
Jewish Family and Children's Services $10,000
Support for bridge funding for the Early Childhood Mental Health consultation services to children and their families served by Castro Preschool in Mountain View.
Junior Achievement of the Bay Area $22,500
Continued support for the San Mateo County program for the 2008 year.
Just Read $30,000
Support for the volunteer tutoring program, specifically the positions of Assistant Center Manager and Center Manager for the 2007-2008 school year.
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County $10,000
Support for emergency assistance to individuals and families in San Mateo County.
Level Playing Field Institute $50,000
Support for the Summer Math & Science Honors Academy (SMASH).
Marine Science Institute $65,000
Support to deliver 60 Discover Our Bay, a hands-on-science education program, to low income Peninsula students i n grades K-8.
Mayview Community Health Center $50,000
Support to improve access to care and health outcomes of poverty-level individuals with diabetes and or hypertension living in southern San Mateo or northern Santa Clara counties.
Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition $50,000
Support for the implementation of the Live It Up Health Program.
Muslim Advocates $5,000
Support for the translation of the educational video "Know Your Rights"
North Peninsula Neighborhood Services Center $10,000
Support for emergency assistance to low-income families in northern San Mateo County.
Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services $3,428
Support to replace personal items damaged in a fire for three tenants living in the Town Park Towers in San Jose.
One East Palo Alto $2,500
Sponsorship of the "Embracing East Palo Alto Youth" luncheon.
Opportunity Health Partners, Inc. $30,000
Support to provide mental health services to residents of the Opportunity Center and to clients who are homeless.
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. $10,000
Support for the Community and Family Services program for the 2007-2008 fiscal year.
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center $111,000
Support for the Community Building and Civic Participation Initiative.
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center $40,000
Support to sustain long term success of community building and neighborhood safety on the 700 block of North Amphlett Boulevard in San Mateo.
Project Read - North San Mateo County $50,000
General operating support for the Learning Wheels Literacy Van.
Puente de la Costa Sur $10,000
Support for emergency assistance to individuals and families along the south coast of San Mateo County.
Sacred Heart Community Service $10,000
Support for emergency assistance to homeless individuals and families in Santa Clara County.
Samaritan House $25,000
Support for the Holiday Program that provides food and toys to low-income households in San Mateo County.
Samaritan House $10,000
Support for emergency assistance to homeless individuals and families in San Mateo County.
San Mateo County Human Services Agency $20,000
Support for Homeless Connect events in 2008 and for the Homeless Trust Fund.
San Mateo County Office of Education (County Superintendent of Schools) $30,000
Support for the planning and implementation of the San Mateo County Science, Math & Technology Center.
San Mateo Youth Foundation, Inc. $10,000
Support to continue the Peer Tutoring Program’s activities and college campus visits.
Santa Clara Family Health Foundation $150,000
Support to provide Healthy Kids coverage to children for one year
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties $80,000
Support to conduct community building activities and improve outreach efforts in San Mateo County.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties $50,000
Support for the Holiday Food and Fund Drive for San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
Shelter Network of San Mateo County $100,000
Support of the Housing First Program for single, chronically-homeless adults in San Mateo.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation $150,000
Support for the Community School Initiative in Redwood City, specifically at Fair Oaks Elementary School, and for evaluation of the initiative.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation $100,000
Support for the Children's Health Initiative (CHI) during calendar year 2008.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation $150,000
General support for the Raising A Reader program in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
Support apprenticeship-based after-school programs for middle school youth in Redwood City and to hire an independent evaluation consultant.
Support to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and play.
Springboard for Improving Schools $65,000
Support for the research phase of a project to develop district-wide strategies for serving students who are not being well-served in comprehensive high schools in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
St. Joseph's Family Center $10,000
Support for emergency assistance to individuals and families in southern Santa Clara County.
St. Vincent de Paul Society San Mateo $12,500
Support for emergency assistance to homeless and low-income individuals and families in San Mateo County.
Start Up $40,000
General Operating Support for program-based expansion on the Peninsula, including the marketing of the agency's enhanced services.
Summer Search $20,000
Support to provide year-round mentoring to low-income high school students.
Sunnyvale Community Services $10,000
Support for emergency assistance to individuals and families in Sunnyvale and surrounding communities.
Team-up for Youth $100,000
Support the planning and expansion into San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
Tides Center $10,000
Support for emergency assistance to homeless and low-income individuals and families in Pacifica.
University of California Cooperative Extension $50,000
Continued support for the Environmental Science Education Project at Richard J. Elkus Ranch on the coast in Half Moon Bay.
YES Reading $45,000
Support to continue to expand the literacy intervention program for at-risk children on the Peninsula.
YMCA of the Mid-Peninsula $50,000
Support over three years to pilot Fit Families in East Palo Alto.
Youth Community Service, Inc. $2,000
Support for capacity building.
Youth Leadership Institute $100,000
Continued support for Youth Leadership Institute's North County Prevention Programs in San Mateo County.
Youth United for Community Action $40,000
Continued support for the Higher Learning Program in East Palo Alto that provides youth the opportunity to create positive community change and develop productive life skills through community organizing.