2013-2014 Grant Recipients: Totalling $63,504
April 23: Rotarian Foundation of Livermore 2013 Grants Presentation, Lori Souza
|LVJUSD-Community Children Health Access|
Purpose is to assist to remove barriers to success in school by providing access to basic daily needs such as food, clothing, and transportation and to provide access to basic daily needs such as food, clothing, and transportation and to provide assistance with local medical, dental and optometric care for low income, uninsured and underinsured school age children. This program addresses the needs of students that have difficulty learning because they are hungry, physically ill, have dental problems, or have vision impair-ments. This program reaches out to all students in the LivermoreValley Joint Unified School District to remove barriers to care.
|CALICO Child Abuse Intervention |
The funds will help 40 Livermore victims and 30 related caregivers in FY 13-14 (starting July 1). In general, the first half of the fiscal year tends to be slightly less busy than the second half, so we expect to reach our project goals by June 30, 2014.
|Open Heart Kitchen-Weekend Box Lunches|
Livermore Meal ProgramPurpose is to fund the Livermore Weekend Boxed Lunch Program.Your funds would focus on Livermore children in need. This funding will provide food and supplied for approximately 9,375boxed lunches out of the 82,000 boxed lunches to children of low income Livermore families. The lunches will be distributed Friday afternoons, to schools in Livermore in the 2013-2014 school years.
|AXIS-Audiometers for patient testing|
Purpose is to fund the purchase of two new hearing test audio meters and accompanying digital pilot printers for screening patient hear-ing, particularly among children and youth. Hearing is a critical part of a child's social, emotional, and cognitive development. They want to continue to properly evaluate patient hearing, particularly low-income children and youth, in order to assess and prevent hear-ing loss.
|Hoofprints on the Heart-Camp Ride & Shine|
We are requesting a grant to provide 3-hour summer camp sessions to Livermore foster children. For the amount we are requesting, we can provide 50 sessions. The number of children served will depend on their age, ability, and need determined after our intake assessment.
|Reins in Motion-Therapy Horse Support|
We are a non-profit organization with a mission to enrich the lives of individuals living with special needs, life threatening illness, grief and loss, and emotional suffering. The program seeks to work with people of all ages using horses, other animals and outdoor education-al activities to expend their ability to cope physically, interact socially and heal emotionally. This grant will keep the program running and assessable to the families in need of their services who have budget restraints.
|Livermore High School Boosters for Band Uniforms|
Purpose is to purchase new marching band uniforms for the Liver-more High School Cowboy Marching Band. The uniforms are design-ed to last approximately 8-10 years. The current uniforms are 17years old. A grant would supplement other funds raised and currently being raised to purchase new uniforms. The new uniforms will benefit many new high school band students for several years.
|Livermore Valley Opera-Student Outreach|
The grant is to fund a portion of the cost of 12-16 visits to Livermore schools music/choir classes and 5-6 elementary school assemblies during the 2014 school year. The funds will be used to hire professional singers, accompanists and/or musicians who will assist with program development and performance at the schools, and for the project manager who will arrange and coordinate on-site visits. It will also make a small contribution to the cost of opera productionand help defray the additional costs incurrect by LVO for allowingstudents, teachers and parents to attend the Student Performancedress rehearsals at the Bankhead Theater. We anticipate reaching600 Livermore students with this funding.
|Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity-Financial Literacy Youth & Veterans|
We will work in collaboration with already established community partners to provide financial literacy education to youth and returning Veterans in the Tri-Valley region. We will also be partnering with UNCLE Credit Union in the upcoming year to provide early financialskill sets to elementary school aged students in the Tri-Valley area.We will also be partnering with Las Positas Community College whichwill provide financial literacy courses to Veterans that have chosen to return to school in order to further their educational and job opportunities. The Center will work with Veterans to help establish healthy spending habits, manage outstanding credit and debit issues and help Veterans to set financial goals in order to purchase a home in the Tri-Valley or start a family.
|Assistance League of Amador Valley Operation School Bell|
Purpose is to purchase new clothing, shoes and socks to children in need living primarily in the Livermore community. We are also purchasing books which has become a low priority for low-income families. We are also providing tutoring and one-on-one attention to assist in reading and literature skills. For Horizon High School teenage parents ages 13-18, they are encouraged to stay in school, with a special curriculum emphasizing nutrition and guidance in child-raising. The ultimate goal is to help each student graduate with a high school diploma and become productive young parents and citizens. We provide mentors, tutors and role models in supporting the various projects of Horizon High School.
Total Awards: $63,504