In response to the economic crisis, our trustees approved one-time operating support grants in 2009 and 2010 to recent grant recipients for safety-net services such as food, shelter, and other emergency assistance. This support helped direct-service organizations on the front line cover funding gaps caused by the economic crisis.
The senior center offers a continuum of services, such as advocacy, mental health, and case management, to adults with severe mental illness and other disabilities, as well as caregivers and their families. A two-year grant supports a demonstration project designed to improve health outcomes for foster-care home residents with severe mental illness who suffer disproportionately from diet-related chronic diseases.
The nonprofit organization offers artists professional work facilities and opportunities to develop and exhibit their artwork. The grant provides technical assistance to develop a systems-replacement plan for the society’s Kala Art Institute, an artists’ residency and arts center.
The partner organizations provide free legal assistance in civil cases to low-income residents, including migrant farm workers, immigrants, disabled individuals, and the elderly. Faced with a growing gap between the need for legal services and funding to deliver those services, the grantees are using grant assistance to support their current operations.
As the region’s leading clean-air advocacy organization, Air Alliance Houston seeks to influence public policy on air quality and environmental health to protect residents’ health and improve their quality of life. A three-year grant helps to strengthen the Texas Healthy Port Communities Network, a coalition of community groups working with nonprofit and university-based scientists to reduce the adverse effects of diesel and industrial pollution around the Houston port region.
The agency’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has reduced lead hazards for Alameda County children through remediation efforts, home evaluations, case management, and training in lead-safe construction practices. Grant assistance helps the Get the Lead Out coalition strengthen its infrastructure, extend its advocacy and educational outreach to day laborers, and support the enforcement of lead-safe regulations for renovations.
The agency’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has reduced lead hazards for Alameda County children through remediation efforts, home evaluations, case management and training in lead-safe construction practices. This three-year grant supports the Advancing Safe and Healthy Homes for Children and Families initiative in promoting healthy housing and improving health outcomes for vulnerable populations through on-site interventions, policy development and code enforcement.
The center serves as the local safety-net hospital in the San Francisco Bay area, providing primary, emergency, and urgent care as well as specialty surgical services for uninsured and underinsured patients. Challenge-grant funding is being used to purchase angiography equipment for the hospital’s trauma center, facilitating the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
The department designs and delivers community-health services and programs and serves as the lead agency for the Food to Families initiative. This three-year grant supports the initiative, which is aimed at reducing the risk of obesity, improving access to healthy foods, and fostering community activities that support the health of African American and Latino pregnant women.
The department, which designs and delivers community-health services and programs, serves as the lead agency for Food to Families, an initiative aimed at reducing the risk of obesity, improving access to healthy foods and fostering community activities that support the health of African American and Latino pregnant women. This three-year grant seeks to foster new models of health care delivery in order to reduce health disparities and improve the health outcomes of adults and children living in underserved communities.