Current and Previous Grant Recipients List

2017 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Education & Job/Career Training

John Burton Advocates for Youth $150,000 (GR17-02R)
Support for their role as the coordinator and administrator for the California College Pathways Initiative (CCP).  The goal of CCP is to support programs and policies to improve post-secondary educational success for foster youth in California.

Foster & At Risk Youth

Alliance for Children’s Rights (GR17-01Y)
Support for their Fostering Kinship Families Project, focused on ensuring California’s Continuum of Care Reform legislation is implemented to create a kin-first and child-centered system that reduces reliance on group-home care.

Children Now (GR17-03Y)
Support to coordinate the collective efforts of child welfare advocates in providing feedback to state-level policy makers in the implementation of California’s Continuum of Care Reform efforts.


Grants under $40,000

American Bar Association  *  Children’s Action Campaign  *  Children Now  *  Children’s Partnership  *  East Bay Community Center  *  Epicenter  *  FosterMore  *  Fostering Media Connection  *  New Doors Venture  *  One Simple Wish  *  Woodland Community College.

 

2016 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Education & Job/Career Training

Center for Media Change/dba Hack the Hood $400,000 for 3 years (GR16-11Y)
Support to research, develop, pilot and replicate a program that integrates with community college system, and increases low income youth (including foster youth) enrollment into entry level information, communications, and technology (ICT) careers.

iFoster $300,000 (GR16-22R)
Implement phase one of the 1Laptop Campaign to provide all transition-age foster youth with a laptop and support the expansion of the iFoster Jobs Program to Sacramento County, CA and Washoe County, Nevada.

Silicon Valley Children’s Fund $250,000 (GR16-23R)
Coordinate and provide the media/communications effort for the Silicon Valley HackFosterCare Campaign, as well as evaluate the 1Laptop Campaign.

TeenForce $250,000 for 2 years (GR16-24Y)
Support the expansion of their employment and STEM training program for foster youth in Santa Clara countyu.

United Way of the Bay Area $100,000 (GR16-09R)
Support to expand the Guardian Scholars Program at Skyline College to improve outcomes for foster and juvenile justice-involved youth in San Mateo County.  A small portion of this grant would also be used for exploring the potential of expanding the Guardian Scholar program to Contra Costa County.

Youth Radio $75,000 (GR16-03R)
Support for its Digital Communications Pathways program, which engages youth in media and technology art training in the San Francisco Bay Area counties.

 

Foster and At-Risk Youth

Alternative Family Services $100,00 (GR16-25R)
Create a replicable plan and curriculum to recruit and retain Spanish speaking foster and adoptive resource families.

American Bar Association $500,00 for 2 years (GR16-06Y
Support to conduct an independent evaluation to assess the impact of funding reallocation on the quality of legal representation of children and parents in California’s dependency courts.

California Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association $250,00 for 2 years (GR16-01Y) 
Support for implementing its 2015-2020 Growth Plan, designed to build the capacity of its statewide network of CASA programs.  This grant will target the Central and Northern California regions.

California Youth Connections $250,000 (GR16-02R)
Support the implementation of their Strategic Plan, designed to build the capacity of this foster-youth lead advocacy organization.  This grant will also support CYC’s participation in California’s Continuum of Care Reform efforts.

Center for the Study of Social Policy $400 for 2 years (GR16-12Y)
Support for the development and testing of an app (“Unify”) which helps transition age foster youth build a network of supporters in Santa Clara County.

First Place for Youth $500,000 (GR16-07Y)
Support to (1) document the process of trying to secure an Early Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) contract in Alameda, Contra Costa, or Santa Clara counties, and (2) to operationalize screening and assessment for foster youth in Alameda County.

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley $100,000 (GR16-08R)
Support for its Legal Advocate for Youth and Children program to enable the development of a foster youth identity theft program and toolkit.  The Toolkit will be developed in partnership with Bay Area Legal Aid (BALA).

University of Chicago $120,000 (GR16-13R)
Support to complete the 5th and final year of the California Youth Transitions to Adulthood (CalYOUTH) Study.


Grants under $40,000

Alameda County Social Services Agency  *  Bay Area Legal Aid  *  Breaking Barriers  *  California State Library Foundation  *  California State University Fresno  *  California Youth Connections  *  Center for Fostering Success   *  Center for the Study of Social Policy  *    ChildFocus  *  Children Now  *  Children’s Partnership  *  Community Works West  *  Conservation Earth/dba Wildlife Association  *  Family Builders by Adoption *  First Focus  *  Foster Youth Alliance  *  Foster Youth Education Fund  *  Fostering Media Connections  *  Hack the Hood  *   iFoster  *  Law Foundation of Silicon Valley  *   Legal Assistance for Seniors  *  Legal Services for Children  *   National Youth Employment Coalition  *  OneJustice  *  Silicon Valley Children’s Fund  *  Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation  *  TeenForce  *  Thinkof -Us  *  Silicon Valley Children’s Fund  *  SOAR  *  University of California Merced.

2015 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Education & Job/Career Training

Foundation for California Community Colleges $300,000 for 2 years (GR15-13Y)
Support for the Foster Youth Services Initiative (FYSI) and the CalFresh Employment & Training (E&T) Program

iFoster $300,000 for 2 years and $150,000 for 1 year (GR#15-06Y, GR15-15R)
Support a grocery industry job training program for foster youth in Placer County and San Mateo County

John Burton Foundation $300,000 (GR#15-38R)
Create a community of practice model for California community colleges participating in the CAFYES program; Provide analysis on California’s Chafee program

Judicial Counsel of California $200,000 for 2 years (GR15-40Y) 
Support for the Northern California courts to participate in the “Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court” initiative

National Center for Youth Law $400,000 for 2 years (GR#15-41Y)
Provide advocacy and technical assistance to California policymakers on foster youth and employment and education opportunities

Public Counsel $200,000 for 2 years (GR#15-03Y)
Education advocacy, technical assistance, and policy reform efforts in Northern California school districts as part of their Fix School Discipline Project

Silicon Valley Children’s Fund $380,000 for 2 years (GR#15-42Y)
Development of Guardian Scholar programs in Santa Clara county community colleges

Skyline Community College $280,000 for 2 years (GR15-04Y)
Support for the Guardian Scholars Program and Career/College Planning for foster youth scholars

United Way of the Bay Area $120,000 (GR15-05R)
Career and employment assistance for the Guardian Scholar programs located in San Francisco City College and Skyline Community College

University Corporation at Monterey Bay $450,000 for 2 years (GR15-08Y)
Support for the Central Coast Higher Education Former Foster Youth Network (5 college campuses)

Washoe County Department of Social Services $300,000 for 2 years (GR15-09Y)
Support an Educational Success Program for High School Age Foster Youth in Washoe County

Foster and At-Risk Youth

Bay Area Legal Aid $225,000 for 3 years (GR15-01Y) 
Provide technical assistance and policy assistance for expanding AB12 services in Sonoma, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties

Children Now $250,000 (GR15-37R
Lead a coalition of California child welfare advocates to analyze the impact of federal finance reform on California’s child welfare system and propose policy changes; To provide analysis on California’s Continuum of Care Reform

Immigrant Legal Resource Center $220,000 for 2 years (GR15-39Y) 
Provide training and technical assistance for court and social work staff on immigration issues and its impact on families in the child welfare system

Legal Assistance for Seniors $300,000 for 2 years (GR15-02Y) 
Kinship caregiver research and planning grant for Alameda county

On The Move (dba VOICES for Youth) $100,000 for 1 year (GR15-16Y)
Improve services and support for older foster youth Monterey and Sonoma county

Through the Looking Glass $270,000 for 3 years (GR15-14Y)
Transition age foster youth with disabilities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties

Youth Law Center $250,000 for 2 years (GR#15-43Y)
Provide technical assistance and advocacy for California policymakers in implementing the Continuum of Care Reforms


Grants under $40,000

Abode Services  * Alameda Family Services  * Alliance for Children’s Rights  *  Beyond Emancipation  * Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)  *  Central Valley Higher Education Consortium  *  Children NOW  *  Community Works West  *  East Bay Children’s Law Office  *  First Focus  *  Fostering Media Connections  *  Larkin Street Youth Services   *  Life Learning Academy  *  National Center for Youth Law  *  National Foster Youth Action Network  *  OneJustice  *  Public Counsel  *  Read to Live  *  Responsible Athletes Program (RAP)  * Silicon Valley DeBug  *  Stanford University   *  University Corporation at Monterey Bay  *  Wellness City Challenge  *  Western Center Law and Poverty

2014 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Education & Job/Career Training

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. $50,000 (GR#14-10R)
Training court staff on educational issues facing foster youth in rural counties

California State University Fresno Foundation $70,000 (GR#14-16R)
Youth summer college boot camp and Youth Ambassador program as part of the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium programs

Campaign for College Opportunity $100,000 for 2 years (GR#14-63Y)
Advocacy and policy reform efforts to expand college access for underrepresented students enrolled in community college and state universities in California

Central American Resource Center of Northern California $40,000 (GR#14-09R)
Leadership development and job training for low income Latino youth in San Francisco and surrounding counties

Civicorp Schools $300,000 for 3 years (GR#14-34R)
Provide GED/high school completion and employment experience for former and current foster youth ages 18-26 in Oakland

Community Initiative (fiscal agent to the John Burton Foundation) $360,000 for 3 years (GR#14-36Y)
Technical assistance provider for the California College Pathways Initiative which promotes foster youth success at 2- and 4-year campuses

Education Results Partnership $100,000 for 2 years (GR14-24Y)
Develop a foster youth data dashboard and corresponding data reporting and analysis tool for the California College Pathways Initiative

FosterClub, Inc. $50,000 (GR14-23R)
Support for the “Foster Web Developer” internship and technology training pilot

Goodwill of Silicon Valley (fiscal agent for TeenForce) $267,000 for 2 years (GR14-22Y)
Temporary employment program for foster youth in South Santa Clara and San Mateo counties

Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation $25,000 (GR14-20S)
Employment and career training for foster youth scholars participating in their ELITE Scholars Program

Orphan Foundation (dba Foster Care to Success) $200,000 for 2 years (GR14-27Y)
Support for the creation of “FosterU” website for foster youth scholars, the “All Financial Aid is not Free Money” campaign, and staffing for the national working group on higher education and foster youth

National Center for Youth Law for $120,000 for 2 years (GR14-32Y)
Develop a toolkit for its FosterEd Initiative

Reading and Beyond $50,000 (GR14-19R)
Support for the YES College Preparation Program for low-income high school youth, many of whom are foster youth, in Fresno County

Research Triangle Institute International $40,000 (GR14-13R)
Provide evaluation and data collection technical assistance for the California College Pathways Initiative

West Hills College Foundation $30,000 (GR14-39S)
Provide support to improve and expand its foster youth scholars program to include employment and career services.

Foster and At-Risk Youth

A Home Within $100,000 (GR14-61R)
Provide mental health support for foster youth in rural California using tele-therapy, online training and support to rural school districts

Alliance for Children’s Rights $175,000 for 2 years (GR14-01Y)
Policy and advocacy for supporting relative caregivers in the foster care system

America’s Promise Alliance $30,000 (GR14-26S)
Support to First Focus for California’s participation in the State Policy Advocacy and Reform Center (SPARC)

California CASA $75,000 (GR14-08R)
Communication and media capacity and technical assistance

Chicks in Crisis, Inc. $25,000 for four months (GR14-06S)
Planning grant to develop a drop-in center for transition age foster youth

Child and Family Policy Institute of California $102,000 (GR14-02R)
Support for the California Partners for Permanency reform effort

Children NOW $100,000 (GR14-14R)
Analysis and accountability for the continuum of care reform efforts in California

Community Initiative (fiscal agent to the John Burton Foundation) $200,000 for 2 years (GR14-35Y)
Policy analysis and technical support for the THP-Plus Implementation Project

Creative Visions Foundation $25,000 (GR14-15S)
Travel costs and staff support for social media training and follow-up activities for WSJF grantees

Fostering Media Connections $120,000 for 2 years (GR14-33Y)
Online media devoted to coverage of foster and juvenile justice issues

Legal Services for Children $175,000 for 1 year, 6 months (GR14-18R & GR14-64R)
Training institute for children’s attorneys using an interdisciplinary model

National Foster Youth Action Network (dba Foster Youth in Action) $60,000 (GR14-31R)
Support for California’s participation in a national network of foster youth led organizations

New America Media $30,000 for six months (GR14-12S)
Strategic planning grant for Silicon Valley De-Bug

On The Move $175,000 for 3 years (GR14-65Y)
Support to develop a new drop-in center for foster youth in Monterey County and to expand AB12 services in Sonoma county

Santa Clara County Social Services Agency $50,000 (GR14-04R)
Research support to participate in the LGBTQ and immigration integration initiative

Sierra Association of Foster Families $30,000 (GR14-29S)
Support for the planning efforts of the Washoe County Nevada Foster Youth Education Task Force

TapFund, Inc. (dba Taproot Foundation) $50,000 (GR14-25R)
Provide technical assistance and consultation to WSJF grantees using its pool of pro bono industry experts

University of California at Berkeley $45,000 (GR14-21R)
Research study focused on the well-being of children in kinship foster care in Contra Costa County

University of Chicago $200,000 for 2 years (GR14-17Y)
Research study focused on outcomes of all California transition age foster youth to adulthood

University of Illinois $85,000 (GR14-11R)
Training and publications to support immigrant foster youth services in California

Volunteers of America Northern California/Northern Nevada $85,000 (GR14-28R)
Support for form a new Contra Costa County Transition Age Foster Youth Coalition and for the Get Set transition age foster youth summer program

Westcoast Children’s Clinic $50,000 (GR14-05R)
Screening tool for commercially sexually trafficked youth


Special Projects Fund

Public Interest Projects $170,000 for 1 year (GR#14-37R) 
Fiscal sponsor and re-granting agent for Walter S Johnson Foundation Special Projects Fund


Additional Grants under $30,000

Alameda County Public Defenders  *  American Bar Association Fund  *  California Youth Connections  *  Children Now *  Creative Visions  *  Foundation for California Community Colleges *  Fred Finch Youth Center  *  Lilliput Children’s Services  *  National Girls Health and Justice Institute  *  National Center for Youth Law  *  On The Move  *  PolicyLink  *  SOAR for Youth  *  TeenForce  *  Wildlife Associations

2013 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Education

Stanford University  $2,500 over 1 year (GR#13-14)
Research to investigate college completion as an asset strategy

Alliance for Children’s Rights $60,000 over 1 year (GR#13-80)
Partial School Credit advocacy and policy development for Northern CA school districts

Butte-Glenn Community College District $450,000 over 3 years (GR#13-30)
California College Pathways network for higher education access for foster youth scholars

Centerforce $10,000 over 1 year (GR#13-21D)
Meeting and travel support to WSJF Grantees

Centerforce  $30,000 over 1 year (GR#13-43)
Youth Court – Planning grant to assist juvenile justice involved youth

Community Initiatives $10,000 over 1 year (GR13-90D)
California College Pathways website support

California State University Foundation $75,000 over 1 year (GR#13-01)
Chico Rural Teacher Pathways Project

California State University Foundation $175,000 over 2 years (GR#13-09)
Give Students a Compass Project

EdSource $75,000 over 1 year (GR#13-10)
EdSource Today – supporting media on foster youth and education issues

Fostering Media Connections $10,000 over 6 months (GR#13-30D) 
California College Pathways – media support

Fostering Media Connections $40,000 over 1 year (GR#13-41)
California College Pathways – media support

Foundation for California Community Colleges $200,000 over 2 years (GR#13-12)
California College Guidance Initiative

Foundation for California Community Colleges $160,000 over 2 years (GR#13-38)
Foster Youth Services Initiative – statewide support

National Center for Youth Law $30,000 for 1 year (GR#13-13)
Policy analysis and advocacy for foster youth inclusion in the local control funding formula for education

University Corporation at Monterey Bay $65,000 over 1 year (GR#13-92)
California College Pathways Central Coast network – planning grant

University of California – Merced $450,000 over 3 years (GR#13-04)
California College Pathways network for higher education access for foster youth scholars

Women’s Foundation $50,000 over 1 year (GR#13-33)
Women’s Policy Institute – support for career and college access fellowship team

Family Economic Success

California Reinvestment Coalition $30,000 over 1 year (GR#13-08)
Outreach and education program for CalWORKS recipients

Public Policy Institute of California $25,000 over 1 year (GR#13-06)
Research grant to development new measurement tool for gauging poverty in California

Tax-Aid $5,061 over 1 year (GR#13-07)
Support two Oakland tax sites for 2013 tax filing season

At-Risk Youth/Foster Youth

Alameda Family Services $10,000 over 1 year (GR#13-22)
DreamCatcher Homeless Youth Center – Technical Assistance

Alameda Family Services $50,000 over 1 year (GR#13-37)
DreamCatcher Homeless Youth Center – Technical Assistance

American Bar Association $80,000 over 1 year (GR#13-39)
Child Welfare and Immigration Integration Initiative

Bay Area Legal Aid $30,000 over 1 year (GR#13-42)
AB12 Homeless Youth Demonstration Project – General Support

Beyond Emancipation $80,000 over 1 year (GR#13-5)
Evaluation of training program to assist staff working with transition age foster youth

University of Illinois $30,000 over 1 year (GR#13-15)
Child Welfare and Immigration Integration Initiative

University of Illinois $5,000 over 1 year (GR#13-20)
Child Welfare and Immigration Integration Initiative

University of Illinois $200,000 over 2 years (GR#13-31)
Child Welfare and Immigration Integration Initiative

California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association $5,400 over 1 year (GR#13-19)
Modification of CASA tracker database system

California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association $10,000 over 1 year (GR#13-75D)
Communication and strategic planning grant

California State University Foundation $175,000 over 2 years (GR#13-9)
Support for counseling program – Give Students a Compass program

California Youth Connection $200,000 over 2 years (GR#13-02)
Statewide foster youth leadership program and expansion of county chapters

Center for the Study of Social Policy $250,000 over 2 years (GR#13-36)
Coordination of Integration Initiative – focused on LGBTQ and Immigrant Foster Youth

Child Care Law Center $10,000 over 6 months (GR#13-77D)
Research and policy analysis on child care access issue for foster parents

Children NOW $10,000 over 1 year (GR#13-15D)
Policy Advocacy for local control funding formula for foster youth

Community Initiative (fiscal agent) $25,000 over 1 year (GR#13-35)
Foster Youth Alliance – coordination of AB12 Homeless Youth Demonstration Project

Community Initiative (fiscal agent) $80,000 over 1 year (GR#13-87)
Subject expert consultation and travel support to WSJF grantees

Community Works West $30,000 over 1 year (GR#13-16)
Art Installation at Alcatraz Island by Children of Incarcerated Parents

Conservation Earth, Inc. $30,000 over 6 months (GR#13-45)
Animal interaction program for juvenile probation youth

Creative Visions $25,000 over 1 year (GR#13-79)
Social media training for WSJF grantees

Dependency Legal Group of San Diego (fiscal agent) $10,000 over 6 months (GR#13-29)
Planning grant for new children’s legal nonprofit organization in Northern CA – Dependency Legal Services

East Bay Children’s Law Office $40,000 over 1 year (GR#13-83)
Creation of Foster Youth Education Legal Guide for court and child welfare staff

First Place for Youth $100,000 over 1 year (GR#13-11)
Policy Advocacy for housing and other supportive services for transition age foster youth

Immigrant Legal Resource Center $100,000 over 1 year (GR#13-32)
Immigration legal technical assistance for child welfare policy analysis and technical assistance

Judicial Council of California $30,000 over 1 year (GR#13-17)
Travel support for “Keeping Kids in School, Out of Court” statewide initiative

National Youth Action Network $60,000 over 1 year (GR#13-34)
Foster youth leadership program

Public Counsel $10,000 over 1 year (GR#13-78D)
Advocacy regarding local control funding formula for foster youth education

Public Interest Projects $35,000 over 1 year (GR#13-88)
Participation in the “Just and Fair School Funds” focused on reduction of school discipline for vulnerable youth in California

SAGE Project, Inc. $10,000 over 6 months (GR#13-76D)
Planning grant – improve youth program helping sexually trafficked youth

Sunny Hills Services $40,000 over 1 year (GR#13-86)
Creating social-worker friendly publications for social workers working with LGBTQ youth in foster care

United Way of the Bay Area $70,000 over 1 year (GR#13-84)
Job Training partnership with MatchBridge and SF City College Guardian Scholar program

Western Center on Law & Poverty $50,000 over 1 year (GR#13-81)
Research on policy and practice which charge unfair rates and penalties against low income children and families

Youth Law Center $10,000 over 6 months (GR#13-74D)
Affordable Care Act analysis for foster youth

Youth Law Center $60,000 over 1 year (GR#13-86)
Affordable Care Act analysis for foster youth

Youth Homes $40,000 over 1 year (GR#13-82)
Job Readiness and early employment training for foster youth

Youth Uprising $30,000 over 1 year (GR#13-03)
Pathways in Health Project – health career training for at-risk youth

2012 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Education

California State University Foundation $100,000
General education transfer curriculum (“Give Students a Compass”)

Foundation for California Community Colleges $200,000
Career Ladders

Intersegmental Coordination Committee $30,000
Online student guidance application

RP Group $30,000
Student Transcript Enhanced Placement Project

EdSource $75,000
Public Education articles

Institute for Educational leadership $5,000
Community Schools National Forum

Family Economic Success

Solar Richmond $75,000
Worker cooperative providing solar installation services

Women’s Action to Gain Economic Success $200,000
Cooperative Enterprise Development

Corporation for Enterprise Development $200,000
Assets and Opportunities Network

Family Independence Initiative $300,000
Grow Oakland asset development project

Low Incomes Families Empowerment through Education $100,000
Student Parent Access Network

Northern California Grantmakers (fiscal agent) $10,000
Bay Area Asset Funders Network

Tax Aid $5,000
Support two Oakland tax sites during 2012 tax filing season

Youth

Alliance for Children’s Rights $100,000
Fostering Connections Training and Outreach Program

Beyond Emancipation $90,000
Leadership development program

California Youth Connection $60,000
Social Network Project for Foster Youth

Child and Family Policy Institute $21,500
Staffing support for the California Child Welfare Co Investment Partnership

Child and Family Policy Institute $10,000
Youth Education Summit

Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles $100,000
Fostering Connections to Success Act – Advocacy and policy analysis

Community Initiative (fiscal agent) $350,000
California College Pathways Initiative

Community Initiative (fiscal agent) $3,000
Conference support

Community Initiative (fiscal agent) $30,000
California College Pathways Initiative – website development

Community Initiative (fiscal agent) $30,000
Staffing support for the California Child Welfare Co Investment Partnership

Community Initiative (fiscal agent) $100,000
John Burton Foundation – AB12 implementation

Foundation for California Community Colleges $400,000
Community College Pathways/Career Ladders

University of Chicago/Chapin Hall $200,000
Evaluation of the Fostering Connections Act in California

Youth Law Center $50,000
Fostering Connections Training and Outreach Program

2011 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Education

California State University Foundation, Long Beach, CA
$100,000 over one year
Give Students a Compass Project pilot program for the infusion of high impact educational practices into post-secondary general education courses

Chabot Las Positas Community College District, Dublin, CA
$250,000 over two years
For implementation of the California Acceleration Project to pilot the expansion of Chabot’s successful model

Chabot Las Positas Community College District, Pleasanton, CA
$30,000 over two years
Acceleration in Context (AIC), to build organizational capacity at California community colleges to incorporate accelerated basic skills into the curriculum

Foundation at Fresno County Office of Education, Fresno, CA
$30,000 over one year
From Rhetoric to College Readiness: The Expository Reading and Writing Course on behalf of the Fresno County Office of Education (FCOE)

Foundation for California Community Colleges, Sacramento, CA
$50,000 over one year
California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCO) to establish the Student Success and Completion Task Force

Foundation for California Community Colleges, Sacramento, CA
$100,000 over one year
Acceleration in Context (AIC) builds organizational capacity at California community colleges to incorporate accelerated basic skills into curricula

Institute for Evidence Based Change, Encinitas, CA
$250,000 over two years
California Partnership for Achieving Student Success (Cal-PASS) to support seven Professional Learning Councils (PLCs) in the Central Valley

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, New York, NY
$250,000 over two years
Academy for Excellence (ACE) which supports traditionally underserved students and high-risk youth in completing certificate or degree programs at community colleges

Silicon Valley Education Foundation, San Jose, CA
$75,000 over one year
Enable Thoughts On Public Education (TOP-Ed), a news and analysis website on California education, to expand its coverage to include issues relating to community colleges, foster care, data use and career technical education

Family Economic Success

Bay Area Community College Consortium, Aptos, CA
$30,000 over one year

Support for the Bay Region Health Careers Partnership, a healthcare workforce development planning initiative

Earned Assets Resource Network, San Francisco, CA
$400,000 over two years

SAFE research into the factors that lead low-income families to save money, and to document and disseminate these findings to asset-building program providers and policy makers

Insight Center for Community Economic Development, Oakland, CA
$75,000 over one year

Pilot model to leverage federal Food Stamp Employment and Training Program (FSET) dollars with Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) at one community college pilot site

Opportunity Fund, San Jose, CA
$100,000 over one year

Expand Start2Save, a Bay Area microsavings program helping unbanked and underbanked families to build buffer savings and financial management capability to help them prevent, manage, and recover from financial emergencies

Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
$87,670 over one year

SparkPoint Center at Skyline College, combining financial literacy education and public benefits enrollment for students receiving financial aid

Solar Richmond, Richmond, CA
$30,000 over one year

Development plan of a worker-owned solar installation co-op

Women’s Initiative for Self Employment, San Francisco, CA
$300,000 over two years

Entrepreneur training and to provide micorenterprise development services to low-income women in the East Bay

Youth

The Alliance for Children’s Rights, Los Angeles, CA
$20,000 over one year

Fostering Connections to Success Implementation Project

Bay Area Legal Aid, Oakland, CA
$325,000 over three years

Alameda County AB12 Homeless Youth Demonstration Project, working with abused and neglected homeless youth to access foster care, mental health, and other public benefits for which they may be eligible

Beyond Emancipation, Oakland, CA
$75,000 over one year

Creative, Resourceful and Whole Project which will integrate a coaching framework throughout the entire organization

California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, Oakland, CA
$70,000 over three years

Three-year evaluation and study on CASA effectiveness to continue to promote positive child welfare outcomes

California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA
$125,000 over two years

Support for the Renaissance Scholars and Society (RSS) on campus support program for foster youth

California Youth Connection, San Francisco, CA
$30,000 over one year

AB12 Youth Advisory Council

Child and Family Policy Institute, Sacramento, CA
$30,000 over one year

Stakeholder Planning/Engagement in Implementing AB12

Child and Family Policy Institute, Sacramento, CA
$95,000 over one year

California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to plan and implement the Foster Care to 21 provisions of AB12

Child and Family Policy Institute, Sacramento, CA
$204,000 over two years

Support for California Partners for Permanency (CAPP), a pilot in four counties to decrease long-term foster care placements among African American and Native American Youth

Child and Family Policy Institute, Sacramento, CA
$100,000 over two years

Support the use of the Efforts to Outcomes Database (ETO) for the next two years in California Connected by 25 (CC25) counties

Children Now, Oakland, CA
$30,000 over one year

Ensuring Realignment Works for Child Welfare Services

Children Now, Oakland, CA
$115,000 over one year

To promote policies that will protect children and youth in foster care during the design and implementation of the proposed realignment of California state government functions

The Children’s Cabinet, Reno, NV
$30,000 over one year

Support work with the Washoe County Department of Social Services (WCSS) to explore the development of a housing continuum to meet the varied needs of foster youth aged 18 and older in Reno.

Fostering Media Connections, Washington, DC
$100,000 over one year

Fostering Media Connections using journalism and media to promote public and political discourse regarding the well-being of children and youth in foster care

Foundation for California Community Colleges, Sacramento, CA
$250,000 over one year

Support for Community College Pathways for Foster Youth (CCPFY) to assist 11 California community campuses in better serving foster youth

John Burton Foundation, San Francisco, CA
$100,000 over one year

California Fostering Connections Implementation Project working in tandem with California Department of Social Services (CDSS), the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) and the other legislative co-sponsors to develop regulations and begin training for and implementation of the foster care to 21 provisions of AB12

Regents of the University of California, Berkeley, CA
$78,000 over three years

Three-year evaluation of the effectiveness of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) programs in four California counties

Regents of the University of California, Berkeley, CA
$100,000 over two years

Support the use of the Efforts to Outcomes Database (ETO) for the next two years by California Connected by 25 counties

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
$25,000 over one year

Study of the Implementation of AB12 as a Precursor to an Evaluation of the Impact of Extending Foster Care to 21 on the Transition to Adulthood for Foster Youth

WestEd, San Francisco, CA
$30,000 over one year

Strategic plan development for the next phase of California College Pathways

WestEd, San Francisco, CA
$75,000 over one year

Planning the next phase of California College Pathways

Youth Law Center, San Francisco, CA
$30,000 over one year

2011 AB Stakeholder Engagement

 

Grants Under $30,000

The Alliance for Children’s Rights, Los Angeles, CA
Association of Small Foundations, Washington, DC
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, Menlo Park, CA
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, Oakland, CA
California Reinvestment Coalition, San Francisco, CA
Child and Family Policy Institute, Sacramento, CA
Child and Family Policy Institute, Sacramento, CA
The Children’s Cabinet, Reno, NV
Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles, Monterey Park, CA
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund, San Francisco, CA
Community Action Marin, San Rafael, CA
Community Initiatives, San Francisco, CA
Ettie Lee Homes for Youth, Baldwin Park, CA
Family Independence Initiative, Oakland, CA
First Place for Youth, Oakland, CA
The Foundation Center , San Francisco, CA
Grantmakers for Education, Portland, OR
John Burton Foundation, San Francisco, CA
KQED, San Francisco, CA
Linn-Benton Community College, Albany, OR
National Alliance on Mental Illness, Arlington, VA
National Center for Family Philanthropy, Washington, DC
New Haven Tennis Outreach, New Haven, CT
Palace of Fine Arts League, San Francisco, CA
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc., Menlo Park, CA
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Norfolk, VA
Pinellas Education Foundation, Largo, FL
Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation, Pleasanton, CA
The Salvation Army – Golden State Division, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Opera Association, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Parks Trust, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco, CA
Stanford University, PACE, Stanford, CA
UC Berkeley – The Bancroft Library, Berkeley, CA
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Women’s Foundation of California, San Francisco, CA

2010 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Education

San Jose State University Foundation $125,000 over 2 years
Renewal of its CA College Pathways Guardian Scholars Program

Parents Institute for Quality Education $100,000 over 2 years
Parent Education Programs at 9 Central Valley High Schools

Foundation for California Community Colleges $200,000 over 2 years
California Community College Chancellor’s Office implementation of the Early Assessment Program

Carnegie Mellon University $250,000 over 2 years
Community College Open Learning Initiative

Reading and Beyond $100,000 over 1 year
Assisting young parents with college readiness

San Francisco Community College District $125,000 over 1 year
Guardian Scholar Program

California State University – East Bay $125,000 over 1 year
Guardian Scholar Program

Foundation for California Community Colleges $300,000 over 2 years
Learning Works

San Jose State University Foundation $125,000 over 1 year
CME Society

Transition Age Foster Youth

First Place for Youth $150,000 over 2 years
Education and employment services for former foster youth

Community Initiatives (fiscal agent) for John Burton Foundation over 2 years
Transition Housing+ Program (THP+) advocacy and education

Youth Law Center $115,000 over 1 year
California Connected by 25 Initiative

California Youth Connection $200,000 over 2 years
General Support

Grants Under $30,000

Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
Association of Small Foundations
California State University Office of the Chancellor
CASA of Tulare County
Center for California Community Colleges
Chabot Las Positas Community College Fund
Child and Family Policy Institute
Foundation Center
Foundation Financial Officers Group
Foundation for California Community Colleges/Basic Skills Study
Foundation for California Community Colleges/EAP Convening
Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District/Cal-Pass
Grantmakers for Education
Parent Teacher Home Visit Project
Silicon Valley Children’s Fund
SOAR for Youth
WestEd
Women’s Initiative

2009 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Education

California Judges Association, San Francisco, CA
$120,000 over two years
To build on its successful continuing education sessions for juvenile court judges with specialized ethics training.

Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, Pleasanton, CA
$300,000 over two and one-half years
To start a statewide professional development program to strengthen basic skills education at California community colleges.

Children Now, Oakland, CA
$70,000 over one year
To help improve and speed the implementation of CALPADS, California’s longitudinal data system.

Foundation for California Community Colleges/Career Ladders Project, Oakland, CA
$575,000 over two years
To continue to provide technical assistance to the Career Advancement Academies and to launch a new California College Pathways community college hub.

Youth

Administrative Office of the Courts, San Francisco, CA
$35,100 over one year
To develop and field financial stress tests for California’s 41 Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) nonprofits.

California Department of Social Services f/b/o The Child Welfare Services Program Improvement Fund, Sacramento, CA
$90,000 over one year
For the California Social Work Education Center to combine three WSJF-funded initiatives into a common framework and to develop training materials for California counties that adopt CC25.

California Department of Social Services f/b/o The Child Welfare Services Program Improvement Fund, Sacramento, CA
$200,000 over one year
To redesign California’s Independent Living Programs.

County of Fresno Department of Family and Children’s Services, Fresno, CA
$125,000 over two years
To renew the Foundation’s support for Fresno County’s implementation of California Connected by 25’s transitional services for youth aging out of foster care.

Glenn County Hyman Resource Agency, Willows, CA
$85,000 over three years
To join California Connected by 25.

Santa Clara County Social Services Agency, San Jose, CA
$125,000 over two years
To renew the Foundation’s support for Santa Clara County’s implementation of California Connected by 25’s transitional services for youth aging out of foster care.

Youth Law Center, San Francisco, CA
$75,000 over one year
To improve the recruitment and training of California foster parents.

Family Economic Success

Earned Assets Resource Network, San Francisco, CA
$200,00 over two years
To support Bay Area asset-building organization to provide financial coaching to low-income families.

Insight Center for Community and Economic Development, Oakland, CA
$150,000 over two years
To help 4 community colleges tap federal employment and training dollars for their technical education programs.

Grants Under $30,000
$250 Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
$495 Association of Small Foundations
$5,000 California State University Foundation
$25,000 Child Trends
$30,000 Community Initiatives fbo Tracy Fried/AVID
$10,000 Community Initiatives
$27,000 Fresh Lifelines for Youth
$1,200 Foundation Financial Officers Group
$2,500 Foundation Center
$750 Grantmakers for Education
$27,000 Mind Body Awareness Project
$25,000 Planned Parenthood of Mar Monte
$25,000 The Research and Planning Group
$30,000 Sacred Heart Community Services
$25,000 San Joaquin Delta College

2008 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Education

AnewAmerica Community Corporation, Berkeley, CA
$100,000 over one year
To expand its services for low-income micro-business entrepreneurs in San Jose.

Board of Regents of the Universtiy of Wisconsin System Survey Center, Madison, WI
$100,000 over one year

To support a follow up study of youth who have aged out of the foster care system.

California Tomorrow, Oakland, CA
$85,000 over one year
To deliver its Community College Access and Equity initiative to eight community college campuses.

CSU-Fresno Foundation f/b/o Central Valley Higher Education Consortium, Fresno, CA
$100,000 over two years

To increase local college going rates.

CSU-Fresno Foundation, Fresno, CA
$300,000 over three years

To start a Guardian Scholars Program at CSU Fresno.

Child and Family Policy Institute, Sacramento, CA
$170,000 over one year

To redesign California’s Independent Living Programs..

Action Against crime and Violence Education Fund/ Fight Crime;Invest in Kids, San Francisco, CA
$219,000 over two years

To educate the public and policymakers about the need for new high school dropout policies.

First Graduate, San Francisco, CA
$150,000 over two years

To tutor and counsel San Francisco students who would be the first in their families to attend college.

Juma Ventures, San Francisco, CA
$200,000 over two years

To deliver a comprehensive employment, education and youth development program for Oakland and San Francisco youth.

Low Income Families Empowerment through Education (LIFETIME)
$100,000 over one year
To help CalWorks parents enter and complete post-secondary education.

Northern California Public Broadcasting, Inc f/b/o KQED, San Francisco, CA
$150,000 over two years

To expand its youth and education coverage in two regular programs, The California Reportand Forum.

Parent Institute for Quality Education, San Diego, CA
$200,000 over two years
To train parents in Fresno, Modesto and Sacramento to help their children graduate from high school and go to college.

Reading and Beyond, San Francisco, CA
$100,000 over one year
To help 50 young Fresno parents prepare for college.

Solano County Health and Social Services Department, Vallejo, CA
$300,000 over three years
To start a California Connected by 25 program in that county.

The Education Trust West, San Francisco, CA
$200,000 over two years
To continue support for its statewide data collection campaign.

United Way of the Bay area, San Francisco, CA
$150,000 over three years
To Continue to help 7 California connected by 25 counties evaluate their foster youth emancipation services.

Year-up, San Francisco, CA
$75,000 over one year
To help 18-24 year olds get technology training and employment by starting a San Francisco branch

Youth Development network
$100,000 over tw years

To Train 27 youth organizers and school-based after school programs in the Northern Cantral Valley through its Youth Development Institute Program.

Youth

California Association of Nonprofits, Los Angeles, CA
$200,000 over two years

To provide capacity building services to 20-24 youth serving organizations.

California Youth Connection, San Francisco, CA
$150,000 over two years
To provide capacity building support.

Community Initiatives f/b/o John Burton Foundation for Children without Homes, San Francisco, CA
$200,000 over two years
To continue to help Northern California counties obtain state funding for former foster youth

Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin, Stockton, CA
$75,000 over one year

To support Youth Matters project – an initiative to build data informed partners.

First Place for Youth, Oakland, CA
$170,000 over two years

To support the My First Place Program.

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, El Cajon, CA
$300,000 over two years
To support K-12 and college faculties, align curriculum and increase student transition and success rates.

Humboldt County, Eureka, CA
$300,000 over three years

To support the California Connected by 25 Initiative

Intersegmental Coordinating Committee f/b/o ARCHES, Sacramento, CA
$200,000 over two years

To support current/potential collaboratives in the San Joaquin area.

Public Health Institute
f/b/o California Permanency for Youth Project, Oakland, CA
$200,000 over three years

To support its ongoing work to increase permanent, stable placements for older foster youth.

Youth in Focus, Oakland, CA
$150,000 over two years

To start up youth-led research and evaluation projects throughout the Central Valley and to develop a strategic business plan.

Youth Law Center, San Francisco, CA
$378,000 over three years

To support the California Connected by 25 Initiative

Youth Together, Oakland, CA
$150,000 over two years

To develop youth leaders and a multi-service school community collaborative.

Grants Under $30,000
$250 Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy/membership
$495 Association of Small Foundations/membership
$30,000 California Child Care Resource & Referral Network
$5,000 Child Trends
$30,000 Children’s Network of Solano County
$70,000 Child and Family Policy Institute (3)
$5,000 Comminity Foundation for the National Capital Region/membership
$30,000 Community Housing Development Corporation of North Richmond
$55,000 Earned Asset Resource Network (2)
$30,000 Educational Solutions
$2,500 Foundation Center/membership
$1,000 Foundation Financial Officers Group/membership
$1,500 Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families/membership
$1,000 Grantmakers for Education/membership
$30,000 Judicial Counsel of California
$30,000 Linkage to Education
$30,000 Mission Community Financial Assistance
$30,000 Mission Economic development Association
$6,868 Northern California Grantmakers/membership
$30,000 New America Foundation
$25,000 The Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project
$60,000 Public Health Institute (2)
$20,000 Refugee Transitions
$60,000 R P Group (2)
$30,000 Regents of the University of California/Policy Analysis for California Education
$30,000 Regents fo the Universtiy of California/Santa Barbara
$30,000 San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Foundation
$38,800 S.F. Foundation Community Initiative Fund (2)
$40,000 Silicon Valley Children’s Fund (2)
$30,000 Taproot Foundation
$30,000 United Way of the Bay Area
$30,000 Urban Strategies Council
$30,000 Women’s Action to Gain Economic Security
$22,000 Women’s Initiative
$20,000 Youth Community services
$5,000 Washoe County Department of Social Services

2007 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Education

Cabrillo College, Watsonville, CA
$150,000 over two years

To support its Digital Bridges Academy academic support program for at-risk youth.

Californians for Justice, Oakland, CA
$160,000 over two years

To expand its youth leadership program from high schools to community colleges.

Campaign for College Opportunity, Oakland, CA
$150,000 over two years

To support the Central Valley College Access and Success Project.

Foundation for California Community Colleges/Career Ladders Project, Oakland, CA
$200,000 over two years

To provide technical assistance to the Gateway/Career Advancement Academy.

Fresno Covenant Foundation, Fresno, CA
$75,000 over one year

To support the College Now Program.

People Acting in Community Together, San Jose, CA
$150,000 over two years

To support community engagement in public/alternative schools.

Peralta Colleges Foundation/Laney College, Oakland, CA
$82,000 over one year

To support Project Bridge.

Regents of the University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
$200,000 over fourteen months
To establish the California Dropout Research Project.

S.F. Community College District, San Francisco, CA
$300,000 over three years

To support the Guardian Scholars program.

San Jose State University Foundation, San Jose, CA
$286,600 over three years
To start a Guardian Scholars program for former foster youth.

Teaching Fellows Foundation
f/b/o the Central Valley Afterschool Foundation, Fresno, CA
$100,000 over two years

To help five Central Valley counties develop quality high school after school programs.

The University of Chicago/Chapin Hall, Chicago, IL
$52,000 over one year

To establish a process evaluation and evaluability assessment for the Guardian Scholars Program.

YouthBuild, U.S.A., Somerville, MA
$200,000 over two years

To support YouthBuild charter schools.

Youth

California Association of Nonprofits, Los Angeles, CA
$200,000 over two years

To provide capacity building services to 20-24 youth serving organizations.

California Youth Connection, San Francisco, CA
$150,000 over two years
To provide capacity building support.

Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin, Stockton, CA
$75,000 over one year

To support Youth Matters project – an initiative to build data informed partners.

First Place for Youth, Oakland, CA
$170,000 over two years

To support the My First Place Program.

Humboldt County, Eureka, CA
$300,000 over three years

To support the California Connected by 25 Initiative

Intersegmental Coordinating Committee f/b/o ARCHES, Sacramento, CA
$200,000 over two years

To support current/potential collaboratives in the San Joaquin area.

Public Health Institute
f/b/o California Permanency for Youth Project, Oakland, CA
$200,000 over three years

To support its ongoing work to increase permanent, stable placements for older foster youth.

Youth in Focus, Oakland, CA
$150,000 over two years

To start up youth-led research and evaluation projects throughout the Central Valley and to develop a strategic business plan.

Youth Law Center, San Francisco, CA
$378,000 over three years

To support the California Connected by 25 Initiative

Youth Together, Oakland, CA
$150,000 over two years

To develop youth leaders and a multi-service school community collaborative.

Grants Under $30,000
$250 Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
$470 Association of Small Foundations
$25,000 California State University Fresno Foundation
$30,000 California Tomorrow
$10,000 California Youth Connection
$30,000 Child & Family Policy Institute of California
$4,000 Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation
$30,000 Contra Costa Interfaith Sponsoring Committee
$30,000 Earned Assets Resource Network
$30,000 Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California
$1,000 Foundation Financial Officers Group, Inc.
$5,000 Foundation for California Community Colleges/Career Ladders Project
$1,500 Grantmakers for Children Youth & Families
$1,000 Grantmakers for Education
$30,000 Individuals Now f/b/o Social Advocates for Youth
$5,000 Lake Tahoe Unified School District/South Tahoe High School
$15,000 Local Initiatives Support Corporation
$25,000 Mutual Assistance Network
$30,000 National Assembly on School-based Health Care
$30,000 National Foundation for Consumer Credit f/b/o ByDesign Financial Solutions
$6,873 Northern California Grantmakers
$10,000 Peralta Colleges Foundation
$25,000 S.F. Foundation Community Initiative Fund/Skyline Community College
$30,000 S.F. Foundation Community Initiative Fund/John Burton Foundation
$30,000 S.F. Foundation Community Initiative Fund/consultant
$8,800 S.F. Foundation Community Initiative Fund/intern
$35,500 S.F. Foundation Community Initiative Fund (Putnam Community Investments Consulting)
$30,000 San Joaquin County Office of Education/AVID
$7,900 State Center Community College District
$30,000 The Mind Body Awareness Project, Inc.
$25,000 The Parent Teacher Home Visit Project, Inc.
$2,500 The Foundation Center
$15,000 Washoe County Department of Juvenile Services
$30,000 Youth Together f/b/o RYSE Center
$30,000 Youth Uprising

2006 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Education

California Partnership Achieving Success
El Cajon, CA
$200,000 over 2 years
To establish and support high school and college faculty course-alignment teams in San Joaquin and Merced counties.

California State University East Bay Foundation
Hayward, CA
$325,000 over 3 years
To establish Guardian Scholars, an on-campus student support program for former foster youth.

Education Trust
Washington, D.C.
$200,000 over 2 years
For research, development and implementation of a statewide K-12 student data system.

Fresno Area Workforce Investment Corporation
Fresno, CA
$200,000 over 3 years
To implement the Gateway Project, a county workforce investment board and community college education and career program for vulnerable youth.

Foundation for California Community Colleges
Sacramento, CA
$210,000 over 1 year
For technical assistance for the Gateway Project, a six county workforce development/community college initiative to provide career and educational pathways for vulnerable youth.

Jewish Vocational Service
San Francisco, CA
$100,000 over 1 year
To provide employment and education services for San Francisco youth with learning, emotional and physical disabilities.

KQED, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
$75,000 over 1 year
For a California Report radio series on California community colleges.

Parent Institute for Quality Education
San Diego, CA
$160,000 over 2 years
To deliver parent education workshops in 12 Fresno County high schools and to create an internal program assessment.

Silicon Valley Workforce Investment Network
San Jose, CA
$190,000 over 2 years

To implement the Gateway Project, a county workforce investment board and community college education and career program for vulnerable youth in Santa Clara County

Stanislaus County Alliance Worknet
Modesto, CA
$125,000 over 2 years
To implement the Gateway Project, a county workforce investment board and community college education and career program for vulnerable youth in Stanislaus county.

Youth

California Judges Association
San Francisco, CA
$49,156 over 1 year
To prototype a judicial education series on emancipating foster youth.

California Judges Association
San Francisco, CA
$116,000 over 2 years
To create a series of continuing education sessions on improving outcomes for former foster youth and court-involved youth.

John Burton Foundation Children Without Homes
San Francisco, CA
$200,000 over 2 years
To help Northern California counties obtain and use a state fund to house former foster youth.

Larkin Street Youth Services
San Francisco, CA
$150,000 over 2 years

For the HIRE UP education and employment program.

National Governors Association
Washington, D.C.
$70,000 over 2 years
To provide support for California’s participation in a two year National Governors Association Policy Academy on youth transitioning out of foster care.

Pacific News Service/New America Media
San Francisco, CA
$150,000 over 2 years
To teach media skills to Central Valley youth and to educate policymakers and immigrant parents about Valley youth issues.

Santa Clara County Social Services Agency
San Jose, CA
$330,000 over 3 years
To create a system of integrated social and human services for “aging out” foster youth, as part of the California Connected by 25 Initiative.

Washoe County Department of Juvenile Services
Reno, NV
$143,000 over 1 year
To support the Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy for court-involved youth and their families.

 

Grants Under $30,000

Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
Association of Small Foundations
Bay Area Community Resources
California State Hayward Educational Foundation
California State University, Sacramento
Campaign for College Opportunity
Child and Family Policy Institute
Coalition of Community Foundations for Youth
Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin
Corporation for Supportive Housing
EdSource
The Finance Project
The Foundation Center
Fresh Lifelines for Youth
Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families
Grantmakers for Education
Hispanics in Philanthropy
John Burton Foundation for Children without Homes
Mateo Lodge
Movement Strategy Center
National League of Cities Institute
Nonprofit Council of the Greater Fresno Area
Northern California Grantmakers
On The Move
Orangewood Children’s Foundation
Regents of the University of California
San Francisco Community College District
San Francisco Foundation Community Initiative Fund
San Jose State University Foundation
San Mateo Community College District
Springboard Schools
Teaching Fellows Foundation
United Way Silicon Valley
University of Southern California
West Valley Mission Community College District
Youth Guidance Center Improvement Committee
Youth Law Center

2005 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Education

Alameda County Workforce Investment Board
Hayward, CA
$225,000 over 2 years
To implement the Gateway Project, a county workforce investment board/community college initiative to provide career and educational pathways for vulnerable youth in Alameda County.

Contra Costa Employment and Human Services Department
Martinez, CA
$225,000 over 2 years
To implement the Gateway Project, a county workforce investment board and community college education and career program for vulnerable youth in Contra Costa County.

Foundation for California Community Colleges
Career Ladders Project
Sacramento, CA
$175,000 over 1 year
For technical assistance for the Gateway Project, a six county workforce development/community college initiative to provide career and educational pathways for vulnerable youth.

MDRC
Oakland, CA
$54,000 over 1 year
To conduct an evaluability assessment of the Gateway Project.

Regents of the University of California
Career Academy Support Network
Berkeley, CA
$250,000 over 3 years
For small learning communities in six high schools to improve their college preparation services.

WestEd
San Francisco, CA
$300,000 over 2 years
For the Strategic Literacy Initiative which trains secondary teachers in the teaching of reading.

YouthBuild, USA
Somerville, MA
$200,000 over 2 years

To develop and train its teachers in a new construction curriculum and to start a statewide charter school management organization.

Youth

Alameda Foster Youth Alliance
Alameda, CA
$50,000 over 1 year
To support advocacy efforts to expand housing for former foster youth.

Californians for Justice
Oakland, CA
$100,000 over 2 years
For its youth and parent leader organizing work on public education policies.

California Institute for Mental Health
Sacramento, CA
$430,000 over 2 years
To assist four Northern California counties and Washoe County, Nevada to address the mental health needs of court-involved youth.

California Youth Connection
San Francisco, CA
$150,000 over 2 years
For leadership and legislative training for 50 youth advocates.

Community Network for Youth Development
San Francisco, CA
$300,000 over 2 years
For operational support and to build out its youth development training in the Bay Area.

County of Fresno, Department of Children and Family Services Fresno, CA
$330,000 over 3 years
To create a system of integrated social and human services for “aging out” foster youth, as part of the California Connected by 25 Initiative.

First Place Fund for Youth
Oakland, CA
$125,000 over 2 years
To support First Place’s supportive housing program for former foster youth.

Larkin Street Youth Services
San Francisco, CA
$100,000 over 1 year
To support Hire Up, Larkin Street’s youth employment program.

Moss Beach Homes
Experience Corps
San Francisco, CA
$100,000 over 2 years
For Experience Corp’s mentoring and tutoring after school program.

Regents of the University of California
Center for Social Services Research
Berkeley, CA
$150,000 over 3 years
For data and evaluation services for the California Connected by 25 Initiative.

Washoe County, Second Judicial District Court
Reno, Nevada
$190,000 over 2 years
For an education liaison to improve educational outcomes for foster children.

 

Grants Under $30,000

Alameda County Workforce Investment Board
American Red Cross
Association of Small Foundations
California Institute for Mental Health
Canine Companions for Independence
Coalition of Community Foundations for Youth
Community Network for Youth Development/Rec Connect
Father Matters, Inc.
The Foundation Center
Foundation for California Community Colleges
Freedom Bound Center
$1,000 Grantmakers for Education
Humane Society of the U.S.
Indochinese Housing Development Corporation
Legal Advocates for Permanent Parenting
Monterey County Office of Education
Mt. Diablo Unified School District
National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Northern California Grantmakers
Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation
Salvation Army
San Francisco Foundation Community Initiative
San Mateo/Foster City School District
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
YES Reading
Youth in Focus
Youth Law Center
UNICEF

2004 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Education

Forum for Youth Investment
Impact Strategies
Washington, D.C.
$100,000 over one year
To provide technical assistance to 11 district-community partnerships of a high school reform initiative.

Markkula Center/Character Based Literacy Project
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
$200,000 over three years
To continue implementing the Character Based Literacy curriculum, document student gains, and develop and implement a business plan.

Project Bridge
Peralta Colleges Foundation
Oakland, CA
$110,000 over two years
To expand community college intake of vulnerable youth, Counseling and support services and provide professional development for staff.

San Mateo County Office of Education
Redwood City, CA
$110,000 over two years
To provide math professional development to court and community school teachers.

San Mateo County Workforce Investment Board
Belmont, CA
$225,000 over two years
To implement the Gateway Project, a county workforce investment board/community college initiative to provide career and educational pathways for vulnerable youth.

Youth

California Court Appointed Special Advocates
Oakland, CA
$115,000 over two years
To train CASA volunteers about the educational rights of youth in foster care.

Californians for Justice
Oakland, CA
$100,000 over two years
For its youth and parent leader organizing work on public education policies.

California School-Age Consortium
San Francisco, CA
$140,000 over two years
To pilot the development of an afterschool career pathway for at-risk youth with Workforce Investment Boards in 3 California counties.

Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth
San Francisco, CA
$80,000 over two years
For its organizing work with juvenile probationers on juvenile justice policies.

Contra Costa County Employment/Human Services Dept.
Bay Area Academy
San Francisco, CA
$83,500 over two years
To train county social workers about the needs of older foster youth.

Each One Reach One
Pacifica, CA
$75,000 over two years
To support a diversion program serving 80 incarcerated teenagers at Hillcrest, San Mateo County’s Juvenile Hall.

Foundation Consortium,
Sacramento, CA
$95,000 over one year
To pilot and begin dissemination of a curriculum to train family resource centers to assess their services.

Oakland Kids First
Oakland, CA
$40,000 over one year
For its student organizing work at 3 Oakland high schools.

On the Move
Walnut Creek, CA
$110,000 over one year
For technical assistance and teacher professional development for San Francisco court and community schools.

People Acting in Community Together
San Jose, CA
$150,000 over two years
To promote alternative education programs in Santa Clara County for out-of-school and vulnerable youth.

Sonoma Court Appointed Special Advocates
Kenwood, CA
$100,000 over two years
To develop an aftercare program for youth exiting foster care.

Youth in Focus
Oakland, CA
$150,000 over two year
For its youth organizing work in the San Francisco Bay area and in the Central Valley on educational and juvenile justice issues.

Youth Guidance Center Improvement Committee
Y-TEC Academy
San Francisco, CA
$156,000 over two years
To support the expansion of this court school from 25 to 100 youth.

Youth Law Center
San Francisco, CA
$346,500 over three years
Fo
r four county initiative to provide comprehensive services for foster youth who are aging out of care.

Youth Law Center
San Francisco, CA
$180,000 over two years
For foster youth advocacy work in Northern California and Washoe County, Nevada, and to staff a state project to reform California’s juvenile justice system.

Youth Services Provider Network
Linking Education and Economic Development
Sacramento, CA
$75,000 over one year
Continuing support for youth development training for youth serving agencies in the Sacramento region.

 

Grants Under $30,000

Alameda Foster Youth Alliance
Asian Pacific Island Youth Promoting Advocacy
Association of Small Foundations
Bay Area Parent Leadership Network
Boys and Girls Club, North Lake Tahoe
C.A.S.A. Foundation of Washoe County
California Center for Civic Participation
California Court Appointed Special Advocates
Commonweal
Contra Costa Interfaith Sponsoring Community Org.
East Bay Community Foundation
Education Trust West
First Place Fund for Youth
Golden Gate Community, Inc.
Grantmakers for Education
Lutheran Church of Our Savior
Mendocino Unified School District
Moss Beach Homes, Experience Corps
National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Northern California Grantmakers
Oakland Community Organizations
Orangewood Children’s Foundation
Pacific News Service
People Acting in Community Together
Real Opportunities for City Kids
Rebuilding Together
Santa Clara County Office of Education
San Francisco Foundation Community Initiative Fund
The Foundation Center
Youth Law Center