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2005 Holiday Fund
Grant Recipients

Following is a list of this year's recipients:

• Adolescent Counseling Services To support On-Campus Counseling (OCC) Program to middle and high school students (between 1,000-1,300 students) in Palo Alto. More than 5,000 counseling sessions offered. $7,500

• American Red Cross - Palo Alto Area Funds would be used to support the Safe Ride program; celebrating its 21st year. Targets teen drinking-and-driving. $5,000

• Bread of Life Funds for the hot-meal program through the purchase of food and supplies and assist in transportation costs. $5,000

• California Family Foundation To support an after-school Homework Club and to establish a tutoring program for older students. $2,500

• Challenge Learning Center To provide the Youth Leadership and Community Service program members the opportunity to learn a variety of leadership and public speaking skills as well as other developmental skills. $5,000

• Children's Center of the Stanford Community To purchase three polytone art tables and cabinets geared for outdoor use. CAPITAL $2,000

• Cleo Eulau Center To pay for individual counseling sessions for at-risk teens who have had at least one encounter with the law. $5,000

• Collective Roots Garden Project To support a hands-on interactive environmental science and nutrition curriculum through garden based learning. NEW $7,500

• Community Breast Health Project To support the formation of a support group in Spanish for Latina women with breast cancer. $5,000

• East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Provide small grants of up to $350 for Enrichment Grants and up to $700 for Family Participation Grants to educators. $7,500

• East Palo Alto YMCA Funding would be used to partially fund its 2006 Preteen/Teen Adventure Day Camp serving 350-400 youth ages nine through fifteen. $7,500

• Ecumenical Hunger Program (EHP) To help support EHP's Children's Resource Center, a program dedicated to meeting the specific needs of the 0-17 age group. For 2005-06, a new garden project is being added. $7,500

• Environmental Volunteers Funds would support recruitment and training of volunteer docents at the Palo Alto Baylands Interpretive Center. Also, purchase of hands-on science material repair and maintenance. $3,000

• EPA Children's Day Committee To help an event called Children's Day in the Park, which is a free, fun-filled day with activities for parents and families. Funds would defray general costs of the festival. This year they are working with the local fire and police dept. and the theme will be "Community Heroes." $5,000

• Foundation for a College Education Funds used for their College Bound Program, including special workshops on various college preparedness topics. Workshops are open to students as well as their parents. * repeat ask $5,000

• Hidden Villa Funds would be used to support the animal program; an integral part of the summer camp program. $5,000

• Inn Vision/Urban Ministry of Palo Alto Funds would support Case Management services for homeless and very low-income families through the Clara-Mateo Alliance Family Services program. $5,000

• Jeremiah's Promise, Inc. Funds for social services and programming for emancipated youth at Jeremiah's Promise home in Palo Alto. $7,500

• JLS PTA Support for Homework Habitat For additional teacher support three days a week at the existing "Homework Habitat". Also, purchase of two iMac computers. NEW $6,000

• Jordan Middle School PTA To help fund the Librarian's salary for the Jordan Homework Center-an after-school study center for all Jordan students. $2,500

• Kara Funds would be used to train 20 new volunteers to provide grief counseling to children and teens; also crisis intervention services to K-12 school communities, who have suffered a sudden or traumatic loss. $5,000

• Mini Infant Center Funds would be used to update the office space; providing a staff lounge, helping the center meet the NAEYC standards. CAPITAL $2,000

• Music in the Schools Foundation To expand in-school music program, which provides three classroom music teachers to four schools. $5,000

• New Creation Home Ministries Funds would support the residential program which provides transitional housing for 5-8 teen mothers and their children. $5,000

• Nuestra Casa General support of two existing programs that improve education for EPA Families. NEW $7,500

• Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Continuation of Cultural Kaleidoscope partnership, an art education program that partners classrooms and students of diverse cultural background. This will include the artist/teacher fees and supplies, workbook materials and school bussing. $7,500

• Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC) Funds would be used to renovate the agency's kitchen, which serves over 200 children daily. CAPITAL $8,000

• Palo Alto Friends Nursery School To remove old cabinets in the art room; replace with built-in cabinets that are earthquake proof. Would complete the replacement of cabinets in 6 rooms. CAPITAL $3,500

• Palo Alto Housing Corporation Support to expand its Resident Development Initiative as part of the Family Services Program. To seek self sufficiency among residents through education, community building and individual support. $5,000

• Parents Leadership Institute In partnership with PACCC and Children's Preschool Center, they would provide a six booklet "Listening Tools" to over 200 parents, preparing for 2006 kindergarten. $7,500

• Peninsula Stroke Association Funds used for a day long rejuvenating retreat for 15 caregivers that care for stroke survivors (food and activities included). $1,100

• Plugged In/ General support for, EPA's online community resource center. ** Originally applied for emergency funding $5,000

• Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic Funds would support the production of textbooks for students, playback equipment and collaborative workshops to PA and EPA students and teachers. $2,500

• St. Elizabeth Seton School Funds would be used to support the after school sports program. To participate in local leagues, funding needed to pay for league fees and provide the students with uniforms and sports equipment. Some coaching stipends also. $5,000

• St. Vincent de Paul Society Funding for emergency rent, rental deposits & utility assistance where there is a lack of affordable housing. Grant money is paid directly to landlords, PG & E and water companies. $5,000

• Teach for America Funds used to recruit, select train and offer ongoing support to two corp teachers in the East Palo Alto area. $2,500

• The Children's Health Council To provide financial assistance to parents that cannot afford a new program called "Kids First-Parenting Through Divorce". $2,500

• The Learning Center To purchase an "on demand" hot water system for three bathrooms. CAPITAL $2,000

• TheatreWorks Funds would be used to expand the activities of the TheatreWorks for Schools Program, by subsidizing the Playing With Poetry program. $5,000

• West Bay Opera To fund a pilot program for unserved children; an in-theatre presentation for elementary school students and their parents, currently not reached by the school program. $5,000

• YES Reading Funds would support current tutoring program on the Belle Haven School campus, enabling students one-on-one tutoring attention from volunteers. Funds would pay for tutoring recruitment, training and support. $5,000

• YMCA of the Mid-Peninsula To enhance many different programs at the Ventura Center and Henry Page Computer Lab. $5,000

• Youth Community Service Continue the support of two programs, Summer of Service and Service & Leadership Programs. In addition, a new initiative called River of Words Watershed Literacy Program. $5,000



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