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2018-19 Caring Community Grants

50 grantees awarded, of which10 are new grantees

By category of service, the 2018-19 awardees are:

Food Security and Nutrition Education: $462,000

Organization Name Program Name Program Description Amount Funded
Peninsula Volunteers Meals on Wheels Daily meal delivery to disabled or homebound residents $100,000
St. Anthony’s Padua Feeding the Needy Provides daily hot meals to the hungry, located in Fair Oaks $100,000
Saint Vincent de Paul Safety Net Programs Provides vouchers and gift cards to low income residents who lack access to food, and are at risk for homelessness $100,000
Second Harvest Food Assistance Program Provides bags of food to low income, seniors, and disabled residents at 6 locations within SHD $100,000
Second Harvest Food Pharmacy Provides Healthy food to low-income patients with diabetes at Samaritan House, Redwood City $50,000
* City of San Carlos Adult Community Center Senior Meal Program Provides lunch daily Mon-Thur and a hearty breakfast on Friday at a very reasonable price point. Free food vouchers are also offered to low income seniors to insure they have access to healthy hot meals $12,000


Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD): $181,500

Organization Name Program Name Program Description Amount Funded
*Caminar Stepping Stones Provides people living with mental illness and substance abuse long-term support to prevent relapse $20,000
El Centro de Libertad Adult Intervention Program Assistance to those requiring drug rehabilitation or transitioning back into community after incarceration $25,000
El Centro de Libertad Youth Intervention Program Assistance for youth requiring drug rehabilitation and their families. 98% are low-income $35,000
Free At Last: Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services Residential Treatment of Substance Abuse A community-based residential substance abuse intervention and prevention program that provides alternatives to incarceration and fosters economic self-sufficiency $31,500
Latino Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services of San Mateo County Casa Aztlan Supports drug and alcohol counseling to men who live in an intensive residential treatment Center located in North Fair Oaks $30,000
Service League Hope House Healthy Women and Infants Project Fitness and nutrition program at Hope House for women with drug and alcohol dependency $40,000


Social-Emotional Support Services: $735,000

Organization Name Program Name Program Description Amount Funded
Adolescent Counseling Services Community Counseling Program Mental health assessment, treatment, and education for teens and their families $20,000
Adolescent Counseling Services Outlet Program Provides group counseling, health education, outreach and leadership training to LGBTQ, ages 13-18 years of age in Spanish and English $25,000
*Caminar Bridges to Wellness Program improves coordination among the physical health care needs and mental health care of clients $85,000
CASA Core Services Works to ensure that all abused and neglected children under the protection of the Court have a consistent, caring adult to help them reach their full potential. CASA recruits, trains and supports both English and Spanish-speaking volunteers. $50,000
Catholic Charities Catholic Charities Adult Day Service Offers a facility that provides a broad range of recreational and social activities, non-medical personal care, supervision and assistance with activities of daily living for frail seniors $65,000
CORA Family-Centered Mental Health Provides assessment, referral, and counseling for victims of domestic violence and their families $100,000
Friends for Youth WHY Mentoring? Whole Health for Youth Provides training to mentors on a variety of health issues that impact youth age 8-17 $40,000
LifeMoves Behavioral Health Program for Homeless Families and Individuals Mental-health services for traumatized homeless families $100,000
Mental Health Association Public Health and Wellness Supports a public health nurse to serve the physical health needs of residents of the Belmont and Spring Street Apartments $75,000
One Life Counseling Music and Memory Custom musical playlists that can unlock memories-alleviating mental isolation, suffering, agitation and depression among seniors suffering with memory impairment. $25,000
*Pathways Home Health & Hospice Pathways Bereavement Program Funding goes to recruit, train and supervise volunteers who provide emotional support to isolated and vulnerable seniors $25,000
Peninsula Family Service Senior Peer Counseling Funding goes to recruit, train and supervise volunteers who provide emotional support to isolated and vulnerable seniors $25,000
Star Vista Daybreak A transitional living program for homeless, runaway, and former foster youth aged 16-26 $85,000
*Teen Success The Redwood City/East Palo Teen Success Program A mentor/coaching program for low-income at-risk teen mothers and her child $15,000

Health Literacy, Fitness and Safety: $886,500

Organization Name Program Name Program Description Amount Funded
Adaptive PE Adaptive PE Adult fitness and wellness programs for those with physical disabilities $100,000
*Advocates for Accessible Recreation Redwood City Special Needs Afternoon Program Offers recreation services for participants with disabilities $50,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula Triple Play Focused activities, including a new swimming program, improve children’s emotional wellness and physical fitness $90,000
*Community Gatepath Community Access Health education and fitness opportunities to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities $25,000
*Edgewood Center Healthy Generations Will provide outreach, health education, screenings and assessments $75,000
*Foster City Village Building Community Wellness Will provide members and volunteers with workshops and activities $25,000
*Jewish Family Services Seniors at Home Offers palliative and end-of-life care, as well as multiple geriatric supports $45,000
Kainos Senior Day Program- Health and Wellness Offers persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to improve their fitness and mental health through activity, stress management, and health literacy- Funding will help pay for YMCA memberships. $30,000
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Ombudsman Services Advocates for the health, safety, and dignity of residents living in long-term care facilities $55,000
*Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center Pacific Islander Diabetes Health Ambassador Program Program targets Pacific Islander residents to addresses the prevalence of diabetes through fitness, diet and nutrition education $35,000
Peninsula Family Service Wellness Programs-Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center Wellness programs for seniors attending the Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center $60,000
Peninsula Jewish Community Center Pink Ribbon Program A Post-Operative Breast Cancer Exercise Program designed to meet the specific needs of breast cancer patients $15,000
Peninsula Volunteers Rosener House Adult day care facility that provides preventive health programs to avoid premature hospitalization of elderly and disabled $80,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula Safe at Home Program provides minor home repair needs that threaten the safety of low-income, vulnerable residents and provides education to help them identify safety hazards $40,000
Redwood City Police Activities League PAL’s Child Afterschool Program Supports youth fitness, wellness and health program components $40,000
St. Francis Center Sienna Youth Center/Change Makers Supports youth center activities including mentoring in health and academics to low income Latino children age 5-14 $35,000
Villages of San Mateo County Healthy Seniors at Home Program aims to enable seniors to continue independent and healthy living in their own homes- funding provides scholarships to older adults who cannot afford the full program fees. $16,500
San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League

SMC FC Soccer and SAL Healthy Kids

Leadership training, character development, and health education through soccer to N. Fair Oaks youth and nutrition education and to low-income youth $50,000
YMCA of Silicon Valley- Sequoia Enhance Fitness A senior fitness and arthritis management program $20,000

Clinical/Medical Services=$135,000

Organization Name Program Name Program Description Amount Funded
Jewish Family Services Parents Place Expert clinicians provide occupation and psychotherapy to children ages 4-17 $15,000
Mission Hospice Transitions Program Palliative and end of life care through a combination of volunteer and professional services $35,000
*National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy (NCEFT) NCEFT Financial Assistance Program Adaptive riding, equine-assisted mental and behavioral programs for people with special needs $10,000
Pathways Home Health & Hospice Pathways Un/Underinsured Program Provides home health, hospice, bereavement services, private duty and geriatric care management 24/7. Pathways KIDS serves children facing life-threatening illnesses and provides alternative treatments for pain $25,000
Planned Parenthood Redwood City Health Center Funds support reproductive health care and education $50,000