2011 Grants

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