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2013-2014 Grant Recipients: Totalling $63,504

April 23: Rotarian Foundation of Livermore 2013 Grants Presentation, Lori Souza

Applicant

Awarded Amount

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, andtransportation 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, uninsuredand 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.

$5,000

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 weexpect to reach our project goals by June 30, 2014. 

$10,000

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.  Thisfunding will provide food and supplied for approximately 9,375boxed lunches out of the 82,000 boxed lunches to children of lowincome Livermore families.  The lunches will be distributed Fridayafternoons, to schools in Livermore in the 2013-2014 school years.

$10,000

AXIS-Audiometers for patient testing
Purpose is to fund the purchase of two new hearing test audiometersand accompanying digital pilot printers for screening patient hear-ing, particularly among children and youth.  Hearing is a critical partof a child's social, emotional, and cognitive development.  They want to continue to properly evaluate patient hearing, particularlylow-income children and youth, in order to assess and prevent hear-ing loss.  

$6,004

Hoofprints on the Heart-Camp Ride & Shine
We are requesting a grant to provide 3-hour summer camp sessionsto Livermore foser children. For the amount we are requesting, we can provide 50 sessions.  Thenumber of children served will depend on their age, ability, and needdetermined after our intake assessment. 

$5,000

Reins in Motion-Therapy Horse Support
We are a non-profit organization with a mission to enrich the livesof individuals living with special needs, life threatening illness, griefand loss, and emotional suffering.  The program seeks to work withpeople of all ages using horses, other animals and outdoor education-al activities to expend their ability to cope physically, interact social-ly and heal emotionally.    This grant will keep the program running and assessable tothe families in need of their services who have budget restraints. 

$5,000

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 current-ly being raised to purchase new uniforms. The new uniforms will benefit many new high schoolband students for several years.  

$7,500

Livermore Valley Opera-Student Outreach
The grant is to fund a portion of the cost of 12-16 visits to Livermoreschools music/choir classes and 5-6 elementary school assembliesduring the 2014 school year.  The funds will be used to hire profess-sional singers, accompanists and/or musicians who will assist with program development and performance at the  schools, and for theproject 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.

$5,000

Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity-Financial Literacy Youth & Veterans
We will work in collaboration with already established communitypartners to provide financial literacy education to youth and return-ing 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 jobopportunities.  The Center will work with Veterans to help establishhealthy 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.  

$5,000

Assistance League of Amador Valley Operation School Bell
Purpose is to purchase new clothing, shoes and socks to children inneed 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 attentionto assist in reading and literature skills.  For Horizon High Schoolteenage parents ages 13-18, they are encouraged to stay in school, with a special curriculum emphasing nutrition and guidance in child-raising.  The ultimate goal is to help each student graduate with ahigh school diploma and become productive young parents andcitizens.  We provide mentors, tutors and role models in supportingthe various projects of Horizon High School.

$5,000