2013 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.
CHLA-Butterfly-Logo-2_300 WYCF issued a $2500 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. This program provides new books for patients and siblings. PCCH donated $4385 and WYCF decided to gift $4000.
6bc776a6d6ffd85090874fc05bd8e49d This $1000 grant to Fisher House is to be used to assist with the building of a Fisher House in Long Beach, which is a Ronald McDonald type facility that offers free housing for families of active duty service members and veterans who are being treated at the VA facility.
helpinghands This $5000 grant will be used to train new monkeys and/or support existing individuals who have monkey helpers.
holyfamilyservices This $1000 grant is to help provide services and programs that touch the lives of babies, children and birth mothers and/or outreach programs that take the topic of adoption to schools, hospitals, and colleges.
ica_logo This $5000 grant is directed to the Glorya Kaufman Dance Academy at Inner-City Arts to advance the dance programs for grades K-6 which help children to express themselves through movement and to the repertory dance company for ages 14-20 where dance is used a building block for self-expression.

This $3000 grant is to support the “My Life, My Choice” program taught by the Mary Magdalene Project. This is  a 10 week group curriculum which is designed for girls who are at risk for  exploitation as prostitutes as young as 10 in the Los Angeles area.


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.


This $7,125 grant will fund 11 college scholarships: 5 for high school graduates and 6 continuing scholarships for college students, all of whom have demonstrated academic success and great financial need.


$2000 to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s scholarship program for the Southern California and Nevada Chapter. This program helps qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college.

This $2,000 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.


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.


This $5,000 grant is to be used to add shade sails and a musical panel to the new outdoor playground at Pediatric Therapy Network in Torrance where Whitney loved to volunteer.


This $5000 grant will be used to sponsor Camp Escapades Summer 2013 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.


This $3000 grant is to be used to furnish and equip a reading and literacy nook in the Young Readers section of the Peninsula Center Library.


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 neurodevelopment pediatrics.


This $5000 grant will be used to provide four scholarships at $1000 each and two at $500 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. 


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.


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.


This grant of $1520 supports Food for Kids–a program which focuses on childhood hunger within elementary schools.  This grant will provide food for two families for a whole school year each weekend so that the children come to school having had enough food to eat on the weekends and they are ready to learn on Monday morning.


This $1500 grant will assist with mentoring support programs and special events for children of parents and siblings with cancer.