2015 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 and experience its magic, many for the first time.
ASD-Logo This $1500 grant is to support The “Therapy Classroom Needs” and/or “Community Outings” program in fulfillment of the  mission to extend creative arts to people with disabilities.
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.
large_link226994_36559 This $2500 grant is to be used to underwrite 4 college readiness workshops for 45 students per workshop and to sponsor 3 students in the after-school program preparing students for geometry by 9th grade.
CHLA-Butterfly-Logo-2_300 WYCF donated $5355. 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 $5865, and WYCF gifted $5355, for a total of $11,220.
0153e54 This $5000 grant is to be used by the Huntington Beach Youth Shelter as they work to reunite teens, ages 11-17 who are in crisis, with their families by providing a safe therapeutic environment and then ongoing counseling and support services.
helpinghands This $5,000 grant will be used  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 5000 LAUSD elementary students to the ICA campus each year for both instrumental and vocal music education. This exposure to music enhances the students’ general educational experience and success, and teachers incorporate what they learn with other students, thus having an exponential impact.
Journey_Out_Final_Logo_Web This $7000 grant is to support prevention and intervention re sex trafficking via two courses. Prevention is addressed by  “My Life, My Choice” for at risk youth; focus will be on teaching at risk youth the tactics that pimps and traffickers use to entrap young victims into a life of commercial sexual exploitation. Intervention is addressed by “Ending the Game” for  victimized girls; focus will be on educating and empowering the victims by uncovering harmful psychological coercion to which victims have been subjected.
Screen-Shot-2016-03-10-at-12.52.42-PM This $5000 grant is to assist in providing adaptive bikes to special needs children so that they can grow in strength and feel confident and experience inclusion rather than exclusion.

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.

nationalcharityleague This $8,250  grant will fund 11 college scholarships: 3 for high school graduates and 8 continuing scholarships for college students, all of whom have demonstrated academic success and great financial need.
Logo_Vertical_Square_350x350 This $2,500 grant will be used to provide college scholarships for either young adults with MS or for children of parents with MS.
Norris-Center-for-the-Performing-Arts-Logo_logo-38c8bb3b3587b985b402da258459dc8f 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.
pediatrictherapynetwork This $10,000 grant will be used to sponsor Camp Escapades Summer 2015 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.
peninsulacommitteechildrenshospital This $2,500 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.
providencelittlecompanyofmary 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.
Rainbow-Logo-Square_400x400 This $5000 grant is to be used  to  provide 2  sessions of culturally relevant training for the Rainbow Services childcare workers via the curriculum  “A Thousand Joys”.  The remaining $1000 can be applied to tickets and transportation to events to expand the experiences and horizons of women and children who are dealing with family violence.
sandiegomesa This $5000 grant will be used to provide five scholarships at $1000 each 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.
StreetSymphonyLogo This $5000 grant is to be used to support efforts to perform music at jails and homeless shelters in LA County and thus  bring the joy of music to those who might not otherwise be exposed.
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 $4000 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 $5200 supports Food for Kids – a program that delivers non-perishable food, $26 per bag,  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 families so they don’t arrive hungry at school on Monday.
two-wings-logo This $5000 grant will fund five young girls to go through the Youth Mentoring program in an attempt to regain their lives after being involved in sex trafficking.  Each young girl has a personal mentor who works with her for a  minimum of one year, providing exposure to new experiences, culture and career options while modeling responsibility, integrity and character.
walkwithsally This $5000 grant is for 2014 and 2015 and will assist with mentoring support programs and special events for children of parents and siblings with cancer.
logo27 This $5000 grant will support the 2016 Kids Camp for ages 8-15, which will be held in Washington DC. 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 changed.