2020 Recipients

Aquarium of the Pacific This $10,000 grant, designed to help the Aquarium recover and grow from the impacts of Covid-19, is a matching gift to double all gifts and ensure world-class care for the Aquarium’s 12,000 animals and its connections to the community.  http://www.aquariumofpacific.org
 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 $11,600and WYCF gifted $11,600 for a total of $23,200.00
nationalcharityleague This $10,000 grant will fund 1 college scholarship for a high school graduate and 8 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 2020 focusing on a new format and new experience consistent with the rules about Covid-19.
helpinghands This $5,000 grant will be used to provide the recipients of service monkeys and continue training and placement programs during the pandemic.
ica_logo This $5,000 grant is to be used to support music classes- virtual since March due to Covid-19. This mode has allowed ICA to serve skid row area students and even allowed for expansion into neighborhoods beyond their normal 5-mile service area.
This $3,400 grant will provide Equine Assisted Therapies and activities to children and adults with special needs in the South Bay community.
Journey_Out_Final_Logo_Web This $5,000 grant is to support the Teen Advocates Program, 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, including how to speak about it and educate others.
This $5,000 grant to the Palos Verdes Performing Arts, Education Department is to be used primarily to assist with the continuation and expansion of the “Ready, Willing and Able” class for special needs students, as well as to provide class scholarships for needy students at the PVPA.
providencelittlecompanyofmary This $5,000 grant will provide updates for the NICU and/or pediatric units at Little Company of Mary Medical Center.
RSR Logo This $7,500 will be used for specialized adaptive tricycles for kids who face physical limitations and health obstacles. The bikes develop strength and confidence and promote inclusion.
SF_logo_hrz_rgb_new This $5,000 grant is to support the new Workforce Development program designed to connect youth to trade careers.
Harbor Interfaith Services This $7,500 grant will support the Harbor Interfaith Services Kid’s program which now operates full time since public schools are closed. Funds will be used to hire a full-time teacher, buy computers, provide snacks and lunches, and buy learning materials.
lachallenge This $5,000 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.
sunshinekids This $5,000 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 even in a pandemic.
This $5,000 grant will fund vital research needed to find treatments for children living with KAT6A, a rare syndrome resulting from a mutation in the KAT6A gene.
This $5,000 grant is targeted at mental health among teens, especially during the isolation caused by the Covid-19 crisis. Funds will be used to expand the new online based program called Connect, designed to increase empathy and resilience in local teens, create a supportive space for teens to both share/listen to one another, foster healthy coping skills and inspire them to help others.
sandiegomesa This $4,000 grant will provide scholarships for seven 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 $2,500 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.
comfortzonecamp This $2,500 donation will provide programming and scholarships for CA children who have experienced the loss of a parent or sibling so that they may grieve and heal together in a fun and safe place, as they attend camps for grieving children virtual camps, or an in-person family camp during Covid-19..
Las Floristas Logo This $2,500 grant will support the Adaptive Driving Program which gives pediatric drivers with disabilities the opportunity to learn to drive and provide adaptive features for their cars, thus enabling them to achieve the independence that comes with this learned skill.
This $4,000 grant will ensure children with visual impairment and their families receive quality, affordable vision care, and education even in the time of Covid-19, which may require video chat, YouTube, environmental adaptations, telehealth visits, magnifiers, and telescopes. possibilities into achievements for these children.
MFP Logo CMYKvect2 This $5,000 grant is to support the Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund designed to provide homeless youth with meals, clothing, emergency medical care, and assessment, as well as case management services and housing support.
The Posse Foundation, Los Angeles* This $2,500 grant supports pre-collegiate training of talented and diverse high school students to ensure they have the skills to succeed in college.
peninsulacommitteechildrenshospital This $2,500 grant will support two endowments at Children’s Hospital LA that benefit the orthopedic, liver, and intestinal patients.
Rainbow-Logo-Square_400x400 This $3,500 grant will help meet the increased need for shelter as the number of survivors of domestic abuse has increased during the pandemic.
This $4.000 donation will support the We Are Brave Together Podcast and virtual support groups, workshops and retreats for mothers of spec ial needs children during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Logo_Vertical_Square_350x350 This $2,000 grant will support the work of the 12 Pediatric MS Centers which provide comprehensive evaluation and care to children (up to age 18) with MS.
longbeachronaldmcdonald This $1,500 gift is to support the 2020 Walk for Kids and RMH efforts to provide a “home-away-from-home” for ill children and their parents.
madd This $1,000 donation to Walk Like MADD will support educational efforts regarding the dangers of drinking and driving and serve the victims of this violent crime.