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2011 Grant Recipients

Prior Year Recipients

IN 2011, the Foundation awarded a total of $64,460 in grants to eight organizations.

Open Heart Kitchen: $5,000
For the “Weekend Box Lunch Program, Livermore Hot Meal Program”.

Assistance League of Amador Valley: $15,000 f
For their “Operation School Bell”, providing clothing and books to children in Livermore Schools.

“Dictionaries for Young Scholars”: $6000
Sponsored by the Livermore Rotary with participation by the Livermore Valley Rotary, the Hindu Cultural Center, Livermore National Lab and other participants, received two grants of $3000 each to continue this program. Due to funding cycle requirements, the project award covers 2010/11 and 2011/12.Every third grade student attending Livermore schools receives an illustrated dictionary, as does every third grade teacher.

Las Positas Community College Foundation : $13,000
This award estabishes a perpetual scholarship of $1,000 for a deserving Livermore High School Graduate or resident.  The Foundation received a matching grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation in support of their scholarship program.

Junction Avenue School: $2,500 for a Futsal Court
Futsal is an emerging sport, similar to soccer. Junction Avenue School has established a Futsal League in a effort to promote physical fitness and leadership through sports.

Shakespeare Associates: $1,740
This award provides access to Shakespear Associates productions to children in our community.

Basic Necessities: $5000
The grant would fund a series of workshops for middle-school and high school aged Latina girls and their families focusing on self-esteem, making positive choices and creating an educational plan.  These young ladies are the first women in their family to attend high school after the primary grades, and thus the first to have a chance to graduate from high school and possibly college. The goal is to empower and educate young Latinas in our community so that they can become strong women leaders of tomorrow.  The mission is to provide esources to people in need, particularly those in transitional or crises situations.    

Horizons Family Counselling: $5,000
Crossroads to Change Program 
The purpose of the program is to connect with at-risk middle school female youth within Livermore community and through education, bring awareness to gang awareness, peer pressure, drug and alcohol dangers. We encourage these young women to explore positive choices and strive for success.   

Horizons Family Counseling:$10,720                                   
Parent Project® and Keepin’ It Real Teen Program           
The main objectives of the program are to teach parents the following skills:  To learn and apply the behavioral interventions that are the most effective in changing destructive adolescent behavior; to learn about local resources that address at-risk behavior; to develop an –on-going support group with other parents that have completed the Parent Project® in the.  community after the completion of the training.     

An enormous amount of work goes into fundraising each year and this is what it is all about.  Thank you for your support!