2016 Grants


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 for one year (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 for one year (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 for 1 year (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 for 1 year (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 for 1 year (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 for 1 year (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 for 2 years (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 for 1 year (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 for 1 year (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  *  Alex Smith Foundation  *  Ainsley’s Angels  *  Bay Area Legal Aid  *  Breaking Barriers  *  Bronco Bench Foundation  *  California State Library Foundation  *  California State University Fresno  *  California Youth Connections  *  Center for Fostering Success   *  Center for the Study of Social Policy  *    Childcare Resources  *  ChildFocus  *  Children Now  *  Children’s Partnership  *  Coastal Virginia Aquatics  *  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  *   Learning Alliance  *  Legal Assistance for Seniors  *  Legal Services for Children  *   National Youth Employment Coalition  *  New Haven Tennis Outreach  *  OneJustice  *  Paws in Need  *  Pinellas Education Foundation  *  Pleasanton Partnerships in Education  *  Silicon Valley Children’s Fund  *  Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation  *  Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway  *  TeenForce  *  Thinkof -Us  *  Silicon Valley Children’s Fund  *  SOAR  *  University of California Merced  *  Wounded Warrior Project.