2014

2014 Recipients

Aquarium of the Pacific This $5000 grant will be used to support the Aquarium Scholarship Fund and offer scholarships to approximately 200 underserved students (grades K-12) from Southern CA to visit the Aquarium.
BoysGirlsClub This grant of $5000 will be used to advance STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education for the kids who utilize the after-school programs at this BGC, which has a 40% increase in attendance over the last year.
 large_link226994_36559 This $2500 grant is to be used for two partial sponsorships of a 3 day So. CA college trip and to sponsor 2 college readiness workshops benefitting 40 students. BSV launches high potential, underserved middle school students on the path to college and inspires high school and college students to pursue careers in education.
Screen-Shot-2016-03-13-at-11.36.24-AM This $2500 grant will assist Canyon Verde in providing an innovative activity center for young adults, ages 18 and up, with special needs. Program includes academics, arts and crafts, community inclusion, communication skills, computer skills, independent living skills, music, social skills, and volunteer experience.
CHLA-Butterfly-Logo-2_300 WYCF issued a $5000 challenge grant to members of the Peninsula Committee Children’s Hospital to donate money for the purchase of books for the Literally Healing Program at CHLA which provides new books for patients and siblings. PCCH exceeded the challenge, donating $6165, and WYCF gifted $5000, for a total of $11,165.
harborinterfaithservices This $5000 grant is to be used by HIS children’s programs which provide project-based programs for homeless and working poor children. These projects combine off-site experiences to which the children would otherwise not have access with a related educational opportunity to deepen the meaning of their experience. For example, a trip to Knott’s Berry Farm and then building their own rollercoaster or a trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific followed by hands-on marine experiments.
helpinghands This $10,000 grant will be used to train new monkeys and to provide ongoing support for a 30 year old young man, who is a quadriplegic as a result of a car accident, and his monkey helper Kasey.
ica_logo This $7000 grant is to be used to develop and expand the music portion of the arts outreach program at Inner-City Arts, located in the heart of Skid Row. This program busses over 4000 LAUSD elementary students to the ICA campus each year for music education aimed at creating a knowledge base of both instrumental and vocal music. This exposure to music and the arts has been shown to enhance their general educational experience and success.
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This $2000 grant will be used to support Las Candalistas and their efforts on behalf of children via Ped. Therapy Network and Harbor interfaith and the environment through the Marine Mammal Care Center. 

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This $7000 grant is to support the “My Life, My Choice” program offered by MMP to girls ages 12+ who are living in group homes & who are at risk for sex trafficking. This curriculum is taught by “survivors” and the goal is to to interrupt the cycle of exploitation & to show the young girls the healthier alternatives. 

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This $2500 grant will assist MATFA with their programs in the Los Padrinos and Central Juvenile Hall facilities in Los Angeles County. MATFA brings mentors to work with young offenders in an attempt to break the cycle of recidivism. 

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This $1000 donation to Walk Like MADD will support educational efforts regarding the dangers of drinking and driving and serve the victims of this violent crime.

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This $7,000 grant will fund 11 college scholarships: 4 for high school graduates and 7 continuing scholarships for college students, all of whom have demonstrated academic success and great financial need.

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This $2,500 grant will be used to provide college scholarships for either young adults with MS or for children of parents with MS.  

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This $2,000 grant will support development of the Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) program and will target three age groups: 4th and 5th graders will dive the vehicles; junior high students will build & dive the vehicles; & senior high will design, build, & dive the vehicles. These activities will advance math and science in age appropriate ways, as well as enable the exploration of marine growth under the hull of the USS Iowa. 

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This $5,000 grant is to be used to assist with the continuation and expansion of the “Ready, Willing and Able” class for special need students or to provide class scholarships for needy students. 

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This $2,500 grant will help to fund this mobile clinic administered by Providence Little Company of Mary.  The van provides health care and immunizations to uninsured children via weekly visits to 10 elementary schools in Hawthorne, San Pedro, Gardena and Wilmington.

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This $10,000 grant will be used to sponsor Camp Escapades Summer 2014 so that children and families will continue to benefit from this program and volunteers’ career paths will be  influenced by the opportunity to work and interact with these special children.

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This $2,000 grant will help to build a brighter future for the children at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles by supporting clinical and research advances in developmental neuroscience.

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This $5000 grant is to be used to provide tickets and transportation to events to expand the experiences and horizons of women and children who are dealing with family violence. It is hoped these experiences will help the to learn, laugh, and play once again. 

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This $5000 grant will be used to provide five scholarships at $1000 each to deserving students who are pursuing a career in child development, teaching, and/or related fields involving children, as they complete studies at Mesa JC or transfer to a four year institution. 

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This $2000 grant is designated for the Family Assistance  Program to defray gas and motel costs for families with children being cared for in the pediatric cardiology department at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. 

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This $5000 grant will enable founder Vijay Gupta and other Philharmonic artists to perform at jails and homeless shelters in LA County. The joy of music is extended to those who might not otherwise be exposed, while at the same time raising awareness about mental health, incarceration, and homelessness. 

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This $1500 grant will fund the Education and Outreach Program at The Broad Stage in an effort to engage children and teenagers in the performing arts disciplines of theater, music, dance, and film. 

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This $5000 grant will assist with scholarships for economically disadvantaged children from the greater Los Angeles area  so that they can experience a private -school education . Donations fund tuition, supplies, tutoring and mentoring support with the goal of promoting educational achievement in an optimal school environment.

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This $3000 grant will enhance the quality of life for children with cancer by providing them with positive group experiences so that they can do what kids are supposed to do –have fun and celebrate life.

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This grant of $5000 supports Operation Teddy Bear – a program which helps to address literacy by providing backpacks at a cost of $55 each, filled with educational items, to 1st graders in Title 1 schools at the beginning of the school year and also provides supplies to teachers. 

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This $3000 grant will assist with mentoring support programs and special events for children of parents and siblings with cancer.

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This $5000 grant will support the 2015 Kids Cap for ages 8-15, which will be held in Mission Viejo, CA June 8-13. Recognizing the positive impact WWAST players have on children with amputations or missing limbs, WW created a softball team for such children where WWAST players serve as the coaches and mentors.