2018 Recipients



Aquarium of the Pacific This $10,000 grant will be split: $5000 to support the Aquarium Scholarship Fund, specifically covering Aquarium admission for approximately 500 students, education program fees, program evaluation, and project management costs, and $5000 to support the creation of   four Aquarium stories, which will be added to the San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG) Partnership, a channel of programming for display in over 175 children’s hospitals around the country.
 CHLA-Butterfly-Logo-2_300 WYCF issued a $10,000 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 $12,892 and WYCF gifted $13,000 for a total of $25,892.00
nationalcharityleague This $10,000 grant will fund 11 college scholarships: 2 for high school graduates and 9 continuing scholarships for college students, all of whom have demonstrated academic success and great financial need.
pediatrictherapynetwork This $10,000 grant was used to sponsor Camp Escapades Summer 2018 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.
helpinghands This $5,000 grant will be used to provide ongoing support via Kasey, a monkey helper, for a young man who is a quadriplegic as a result of a car accident, as well as to train other monkey helpers.
ica_logo This $5000 grant is to be used to support music classes within “Learning and Achieving Through the Arts”, the flagship school-day program –providing sequential music instruction to 500 K-5 skid row area LAUSD students and their classroom teachers. This exposure to music emphasizes listening, personal reflection, vocabulary and collaboration and enhances the students’ general educational experience and chances of success.
Journey_Out_Final_Logo_Web This $5000 grant is to support youth prevention and advocacy workshops, community engagement and prevention activities, with the overall goal of educating and providing skills to girls at risk of being commercially exploited or those who have been victimized by sex trafficking.
Norris-Center-for-the-Performing-Arts-Logo_logo-38c8bb3b3587b985b402da258459dc8f This $5,000 grant is to be used primarily to assist with the continuation and expansion of the “Ready, Willing and Able” class for special need students, as well as to provide class scholarships for needy students at the PVPA.
providencelittlecompanyofmary This $5000 challenge grant will be applied to new bassinettes for their tiniest patients.
RSR Logo This $5000 will be used for specialized adaptive tricycles for deserving kids who face physical limitations and health obstacles. The bikes develop strength and confidence and promote inclusion.
SF_logo_hrz_rgb_new This $5000 grant is to be used to sponsor 10 or more students for the 2018 Summer Youth Development Academy, a week long camp at Cal State Univ. Dominguez Hills. The YDA supports the positive development of underserved middle and high school students by linking them with mentor/role models, healthy activities, and a network of supportive peers.
lachallenge 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.
sunshinekids This $5000 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.
download This grant of $5000 supports Food for Kids – a program that delivers non-perishable food to Title One elementary school children in the Carson, Compton, Long Beach, San Pedro, Torrance, and Wilmington school districts. The food is to be consumed over the weekend by these underserved kids so they don’t arrive hungry at school on Monday.
logo27 This $5000 grant will be used to sponsor young amputee children for the 2019 Kids Camp for ages 8-15. This softball camp, organized by Wounded Warriors with amputations, for children with amputations or missing limbs, is life-changing for the kids –who are exposed to great role models and whose self-esteem is forever enhanced.
sandiegomesa This $4500 grant will be used to provide 4 scholarships for 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.
Screen Shot 2015-02-14 at 4.03.58 PM This $2500 grant will help former foster children who age out of the system at 18 to set up their own homes with donated furniture and housewares, so that they can realize their talents and skills.
comfortzonecamp This $2500 donation will provide scholarships for CA children who have experienced a significant loss, so that they may grieve and heal together in a fun and safe place, as they attend camps for grieving children.
Las Floristas Logo This $2500 grant will support the dental clinic at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center which provides quality care to individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities, as well as debilitating chronic medical conditions.*
MFP Logo CMYKvect2 This $2500 grant is to support “The Shift” program at this safe haven for homeless teenagers. This course supports employment-related skill development, job readiness and successful entry into the workforce and 150 hours of onsite experiential learning.
peninsulacommitteechildrenshospital This $2,500 grant will support two endowments at CHLA that benefits orthopedic, liver and intestinal patients.
Rainbow-Logo-Square_400x400 This $2500 grant is to be used so the children in your care can engage in community and enrichment activities.
Logo_Vertical_Square_350x350 This $2,000 grant will be used to provide college   scholarships for young adults with multiple sclerosis.
longbeachronaldmcdonald This $1,500 gift is to support the 2018   Walk for Kids and RMH efforts to provide a “home-away-from -home” for ill children and their parents.
Logo This $1200 grant will provide for three college prep workshops for teenagers living in low-income housing served by the Little Tokyo Service Center in downtown LA.*
madd 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.