List of 2013-14 Grants
List of Grants
2013–14 Caring Community Grantees
A total $1.335 million in grants for 29 nonprofit healthcare agencies, in the average amount of $47,000, was approved by Sequoia Healthcare District directors on April 3, 2013.
This funding represents about 13 percent of Sequoia Healthcare District’s more than $10 million in total community support, but has an outsized impact on the district’s most vulnerable populations — homebound seniors, infants and children who would otherwise not receive healthcare, the hungry and homeless of all ages.
Selection is a competitive, months-long process involving a volunteer district Grants Committee that includes two members of the Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors and community leaders. Grantees are required to complete detailed applications specifying program intent and quantifiable goals that include number of Sequoia Healthcare District residents served.
All applications are available for public inspection at Sequoia Healthcare District offices.
This is the 13th grant cycle for the Caring Community program, which in total has returned approximately $27 million to the community.
Sequoia Healthcare District directly assists more 40,000 women, children and seniors in the district, which includes the cities of Atherton, Belmont, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, Woodside, and portions of San Mateo and Foster City from Skyline Boulevard to the Bay.
By category of service, the 2013–14 awardees are:
• Food — $310,000
Food distribution: Second Harvest Food Bank ( $100,000) supporting food distribution at locations near families with children under 18 who may otherwise go hungry
Feeding programs: Peninsula Volunteers/Meals on Wheels ($90,000) for daily meal delivery to disabled or homebound residents; City of San Carlos Parks and Recreation ($10,000) for the Parkview Café and Caring Cupboard senior food program; St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room ($90,000) to help the agency serve more than 500 hot, free meals a day, 238,000 a year, to all comers; Society of St. Vincent de Paul ($20,000) for the society’s Peninsula Family Resource Center for the prevention of homelessness
• Seniors — $315,000
Adult day care: Peninsula Volunteers/Rosener House ($50,000) supporting an adult day care facility to prevent premature hospitalization and institutionalization of the elderly and those with disabilities; and Catholic Charities ($50,000) for programs for frail elders, including those with dementia and Alzheimer’s, at San Carlos Adult Day Services
Wellness: Peninsula Family Services ($50,000) for wellness programs at the Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center; Friends of Veterans Memorial Senior Center/Adaptive PE ($50,000) for adult fitness and wellness programs accessible to those with physical disabilities
Advocacy: Ombudsman Services ($50,000) for oversight of long-term care facilities and advocacy and mediation of potential elder abuse
Hospice: Mission Hospice ($25,000) for the Transitions program providing palliative and end-of-life care through a combination of volunteer and professional services
Health Benefits: US Senior Vets ($40,000) for programs assisting military veterans in receiving Veterans Administration benefits to which they are entitled by virtue of combat or other service
• Drug and Alcohol — $135,000
Treatment: El Centro de Libertad ($100,000) for bilingual assistance to those requiring drug rehabilitation or assistance transitioning into the community after incarceration, Women’s Recovery Services ($25,000) for substance abuse programs for women
Family Support: Adapt Foundation ($10,000) for weekly workshops for those whose lives are impacted by drug or alcohol addiction
• Youth — $365,000
Counseling: Adolescent Counseling Services ($20,000) for affordable outpatient mental health assessment, treatment and education for teens and their families; StarVista ($75,000) for Daybreak, a transitional living program for homeless, runaway and former foster youth aged 16-21
Fitness/Wellness: Sheriff’s Activities League ($25,000) for SAL Académicos, a program to deliver leadership training, nutrition information and wellness education through soccer to North Fair Oaks youth; Advocates for Accessible Recreation(AFAR) ($40,000) for scholarships to enable disabled youth to participate in the Special Needs Afternoon Program of Redwood City; Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula ($85,000) for Triple Play, body- and mind-focused activities to improve children’s nutrition and fitness; Sequoia YMCA ($50,000) for the MEND 7-13 program targeting obese children and their families
Mentoring: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) ($40,000) to recruit, train and support adult community volunteers assigned to mentor youth in the foster care and delinquency systems; Friends for Youth ($30,000) for the Whole Health for Youth Project serving children aged 8 to 17, the majority of them from impoverished families, who are at risk of physical and mental health problems
• Other — $210,000
Domestic violence: Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA) ($80,000) for assessment, referral and counseling for victims of domestic abuse and their families
Developmental disabilities: PARCA ($10,000) for nutrition, physical activity and behavioral plans and programs for disabled residents of the Cedar, Horizons and Alameda residential facilities, Caminar ($40,000) for the Bridges to Wellness program for closer coordination between health care and mental health providers of clients with severe mental illness
Reproductive health education: Planned Parenthood ($30,000) for family planning and education services for North Fair Oaks residents via the Mar Monte Mobile Van