2015 POOLED FUND AWARDS: $254,000

ARMED SERVICES YMCA AT CAMP PENDLETON

Expansion of Mommy and Me preschool--$41,000

www.camppendletonasymca.org 

Program has a dual purpose--facilitating kindergarten readiness in preschoolers as they prepare for elementary school and helping parents create a positive parent/child relationship, continue the educational process at home, and reduce the hardships of a military lifestyle by networking with other parents.

 

JUST IN TIME FOR FOSTER YOUTH

Expansion of Financial Horizons for Young Women to North County--$25,000

www.jitfosteryouth.org

Program focuses on self‐development and career guidance, including significant engagement with female mentors. 2‐yr. program offers 1‐on‐1 guidance from Financial Fitness Advisor, Monthly training in financial management, and a Matched Savings program.


MAMA's kitchen

Breast Cancer Outreach Project--$25,000

www.mamaskitchen.org 

Program delivers 100% nutritious meals daily to SD women (and their families) afflicted by breast cancer to improve their health and medication effectivenesss as well as prevent hunger in their at risk children.

 

SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

AWARE Program--$25,000

www.supportmylibrary.org

Program to identify and help sex trafficking victims.

   

SAN DIEGO RESCUE MISSION

Expansion of transitional housing to women with children--$50,000

www.sdrescue.org 

“Transitional Housing Program” prepares homeless women to reach goal of living independent, productive lives by addressing their physical, mental, emotional,

and practical needs through this period.  Expansion of the core program also serve women with children; next phase will serve 52 women and children.

 

SOUTHERN CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTER

To hire full-time clinician for Operation Family Caregiver--$45,000

www.caregivercenter.org

Providing education and outreach designed to help caregivers overcome barriers that impede access to vital mental health and supportive services. Second, connecting families to an evidence based in‐home program that uses the “FOCUS” model to improve the caregiver’s ability to use problem solving skills to lower depression, health complaints and enhance their well‐being. 


VETERANS ASSOCIATION OF NORTH COUNTY (VANC)

Career Transition Assistance Program--$43,000

www.vancnorthcounty.org 

Program (CTAP) identifies a professional career goal based on individual skills, aptitudes and interests. Resume writing skills yield two resumes targeting two+

positions within a desired career. Each candidate learns how to network professionally, submit a relevant cover letter and undergo interviews in a professional, confident business manner.

2014 POOLED FUND AWARDS: $258,000

Big brothers and big sisters of San Diego county

Beyond School Walls Program--$25,000

www.sdbigs.org 

Program connects middle and high-school aged youth to adult mentors in a corporate or university setting, “Bigs” (adult mentors) will meet “Littles” (at risk youth) twice per month for 1.5 hours, throughout the academic year. 

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of GREATER San DiegO

Club K Program--$25,000

www.sdyouth.org

Program offers parents of young children who lack the resources to provide care during the after school hours by giving them the peace of mind that their children will be well cared for after school under the guidance of caring professionals in an academically and socially enriching environment.

   

CASA DE AMISTAD

Parents in Action Program--$15,000

www.casadeamistad.org 

Program provides general parenting skills, skills to communicate with teachers and school staff, and training on the Aeries system, which the schools use to track academic progress. 

 

CECILY'S CLOSET

Medical Equipment, Belly Bands and Room Makeover Program--$30,000

www.cecilyscloset.org  

Program recycles durable medical equipment to families of children with developmental disabilities. They make and send fabric BELLY BANDS for children with feeding tubes, to protect those feeding tubes from being displaced.  They provide room makeovers for children with severe disabilities, who have to spend significant amounts of time in their rooms. All these services are provided FREE to the families.

 

EMILIO NARES FOUNDATION

General Support--$20,000

www.enf.org 

Funding provides general operating support, which will contribute to programs that support mostly lowincome families whose children are battling cancer through lifesaving transportation to treatment, healthy nutrition, special teeshirts for comfort during chemotherapy treatment, and a host of legal, financial and social services counseling. 

 

MIRACOSTA COLLEGE FOUNDATION

Machinist Technology Program--$23,000

www.miracosta.edu 

Funds will be used for the purchase of a manual mill ($13,700) and a manual lathe ($7,800) and $1,500 of indirect costs. Our grant will enable 20% more people to participate in the program. 

 

NEW HAVEN YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES

Sustainable Community Youthworks Program--$30,000

www.nehavenyfs.org 

Program will blend service activities, with an academic curriculum. The program will include seminars and labs (Home Energy Rating System, Weatherization and Civics), community service projects and a final presentation.  The grant will go towards purchasing a utility truck for transportation of the students to the service projects. 

 

NORTH COUNTY LIFELINE

Life Achievement Centers Program--$35,000

www.nclifeline.org 

Program helps individuals become selfsufficient and not dependent on the government for welfare programs. LAC’s handle employment coaching, income coaching, financial coaching) and much more.  In addition to the full time staff, professional volunteers donate their time for counseling, financial coaching etc. 

 

OUTDOOR OUTREACH

After School Adventure Club--$30,000

www.outdooroutreach.org 

Program offers participants the opportunity to attend over 20 outdoor outings, including: surfing, rock climbing, kayaking, snorkeling, snowboarding,

mountain biking, hiking, and backpacking. The majority of youth have little or no prior exposure to the outdoors. The participants are also taught environmental stewardship.

 

SAN DIEGO SECOND CHANCE

Job Readiness Program--$25,000

www.secondchanceprogram.org 

Program is an intense, four-week, 160-hour courseAfter graduation, the individual receives help in resume preparation, job placement, and is encouraged to use the various services such as mental health Follow-up case management continues for two years.

 

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Past Grantees:

2013 POOLED FUND AWARDS: $250,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito

Teen Mentoring Program-La Colonia--$25,000

www.positiveplacesd.org

Program was developed to address escalating drug dealer, and gang presence and violence in the Solana Beach area.  This grant will provide Equipment and Supplies to allow approximately 43 additional under-privileged, low-income teens to participate in after-school activities in a safe environment.

 

Cancer Angels of San Diego

Stage IV Cancer Patients Financial Assistance--$50,000

www.cancerangels.org

Cancer Angels cares for cancer patients and their families by providing critical assistance with several important basic needs. This grant will provide support to families with children, as well as single mothers with breast cancer.

 

SD County Medical Society Foundation

Project Access San Diego--$45,000

www.sdcms.org

PASD recruits volunteer physicians and staff to provide specialty medical care free-of-charge to low-income uninsured patients. This grant will serve 45 additional patients and leverage approximately $160,000 in DONATED health services.

 

Scripps Health Foundation

Scripps Hospital Encinitas Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Expansion--$45,000

www.scrippshealth.org

Scripps Encinitas NICU, jointly operated with Rady Children's Hospital staff, provides care to North County infants born with critical health issues.  To serve growing population here, the NICU needs to upgrade and expand capacity, requiring new equipment for certification as a Community-level NICU by CA Child Services.  NICU babies will be able to stay closer to home without transferring to another distant NICU.  This grant will provide equipment for one full-care “cabana.”

 

Vista Community Clinic

VCC Teen Choices Outreach Program--$50,000

www.vistacommunityclinic.org

This program will reach local teens with essential information about reproductive health, sexually transmitted diseases, and family planning using traditional methods, as well as Social Media.  This grant will support a full-time Teen Clinic Outreach Health Educator for 1 year.

 

Voices for Children

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Infants & Toddlers Program--$35,000

www.speakupnow.org

Program matches CASA volunteers to children, ages newborn to 5 years, the fastest growing and most vulnerable population in SD foster care, with the goal to expedite their path to permanent homes and “forever families.” This will fund CASAs for 180 children and assessments for 540 children in North County.  This grant will be matched.

 


 

2012 POOLED FUND AWARDS: $285,600

INTERFAITH COMMUNITY SERVICES

TYA Program--$25,000

www.interfaithservices.org

The Transitional Youth Academy, TYA, provides comprehensive case management, behavioral health, educational, vocational and life skills to at-risk youth free of charge.  A central focus is keeping students in school and on track for graduation. The program operates five days a week. Participants receive educational services including tutoring and counseling, behavior counseling such as anger management and goal setting, vocational services such as work readiness education, life skills education (financial literacy, social skills training) and supportive services (bus passes and clothing for school).  

 

MIRA COSTA COLLEGE FOUNDATION

RAFFY Program--$25,000

www.miracosta.edu

As their support in the system ends at age 18, many in the foster care system face adulthood with no guidance, financial support, no place to live and unemployment.  MCC’s Resources and Assistance for Former Foster Youth (RAFFY) Program is dedicated to improving the lives of these young adults. RAFFY provides a lifeline of support, education and mentoring for current and former foster youth, increasing their chances of school and life success.  RAFFY helps in areas such as financial aid, scholarships, workshops, counseling, housing guidance, health care services, and other assistance 

 

MONARCH SCHOOL

Funding of educational activities, instructional materials & supplies--$32,000

www.monarchschools.org

The mission of the Monarch School is to educate students impacted by homelessness and to help them develop hope for a future with the necessary skills and experiences for personal success. Monarch serves up to 150 homeless students daily and more than 400 each year, grades K-12.  Monarch provides one-on-one tutoring, an after school program, basic necessities such as medical and dental care, clothes, food, transportation, counseling and family assistance. It is open 51 weeks a year.

 

NEW HAVEN YOUTH SERVICES

Catering 4 Youth Academy--$28,000

http://newhavenyfs.org/

Catering 4 Youth is dedicated to providing at-risk youth with an opportunity to participate in a culinary arts education program.  The proposed culinary arts program will provide the students with multiple pathways for career exploration and job preparation in hospitality and tourism, with a primary focus on culinary arts.

 

NORTH COUNTY TRADE TECH HIGH SCHOOL

Community Corps--$28,000

www.tradetechhigh.org

North County Trade Tech High School offers students a career technical model integrating occupational focus and academic standards into a project-based learning environment.  High school students in this program learn the skills to conduct energy audits (lighting, HVAC, appliances, etc.), interpret the data and then use their findings to design and implement energy efficiency programs for three local nonprofit organizations. This one-year educational program consists of four phases, linking education, exposure to nonprofits, and community service for 40 at-risk students.

 

NTC Foundation

Liberty School--$37,600

www.ntcpromenade.org

The Liberty School, an educational outreach program located at NTC is a collaboration between NTC Foundation and Resident Groups of artists. It engages at-risk students in a hands-on approach to learning about the arts. It provides exposure to new art forms, increases studentsself-confidence through new creative endeavors, and technical skills in the arts.

 

San Diego Children’s Choir

Choral music education and performance opportunities for children in low-income communities--$20,000

www.sdcchoir.org

Neighborhood Choirs brings the SDCC program to under-served communities and provides no-cost music education to students with limited or no choral experience in a fun and engaging environment.  Offered to students in 1st to 5th grade, Neighborhood Choirs is similar to the SDCC Choir program without the strict commitment demands. By creating a warm, welcoming learning environment, children learn music theory, sight-singing, proper vocal techniques and enjoy music.

 

san diego public library

 Logan Heights – Activating CommunityTalent (ACT)”--$40,000

 www.supportmylibrary.org

The goal of the SD Public Library is to grow and expand the Logan Heights Branch Library’s hugely successful pilot music, choral and dance program – Logan Heights – Activating Community Talent (ACT).  Funding would provide artistic staff for weekly choral, music and dance classes totaling 104 classes for approximately 120 students.   It would also cover the cost of new musical instruments, performance related costs, outreach efforts and instructional resources. The groups will perform 4-6 times per year for audiences of 200-300 people in their community.

 

TERI, Inc

Expansion of Theater and Performing Arts Center for Children w/autism and/or other developmental disabilities--$50,000

www.teriinc.org

TERIs overarching mission is to deliver a quality of life to autistic individuals enabling them to reach their maximum potential.  TERIs Theater and Performing Arts (TPA) programs expand social interactions, develop a sense of self-worth, and create a sense of community.   Studies reveal a number of common experiences among individuals diagnosed on the autism spectrum including a profound sense of isolation, difficulty initiating social interactions, challenges relating to communication, desire to contribute to ones community, and develop greater social/self-awareness.

 


2011 POOLED FUND AWARDS:  $284,930

ACCION

Business Assistance and Loan Program--$31,000

www.accionsandiego.org

Accion provides business assistance and loans to primarily low-to-moderate-income business owners who may not meet the requirements for traditional loans.  They offer one-on-one application assistance; basic credit, financial and management support; site visits during the term of the loan to evaluate impact and offer resources; loan analysis for managing their risks, evaluating needs and creating a reasonable payment schedule. 

 

ANGELS FOSTER NETWORK

Marketing Community Outreach Campaign--$40,000

www.angelsfoster.com

Angels Foster Network is a licensed, private non-profit agency with an emphasis on stable placement of abused and neglected foster infants.  Angels’ proposed marketing and public relations campaign is designed to recruit QUALIFIED foster families, increase community awareness of the critical need for foster families and spotlight problems of infants and toddlers in need of care.  The babies will be cared for in one consistent and loving home until their “forever” home is determined by the Juvenile Court.

 

BURN INSTITUTE

“CAMP Beyond the Scars” Program--$50,000

www.burninstitute.org

The Burn Institute is dedicated to reducing the number of burn injuries and provides the best possible long-term support system for survivors and their families. Camp Beyond the Scars” is a camp program for children recovering from severe burns.  This medical camp provides specialized support group sessions, led by trained professionals and peer supporters, to pre-teen and teen campers to help them in their transformation from burn victim to burn survivor.

 

CSUSM-ACE Scholars

Working Scholarships for Former Foster Youth--$48,600

www.csusm.edu/ace

CSUSM ACE Scholars Services provides support services for “at risk” students who are former foster youths experiencing academic and social challenges that may limit their participation in higher education.   The program contributes educated, confident, skilled individuals to the competitive workforce and to society. 

 

Reality Changers

Senior Academy--$50,000

www.realitychangers.org

Established in 2005, Reality Changers’ Senior Academy has proven its ability to change the prospects of low income, minority, high-school students by increasing their access to college.  In the program, Seniors meet weekly (three hours) with business professionals who guide them through the application process for college, financial aid and scholarships. Other programs support this through mentoring, community service, essay writing and scholarship/partnering programs to Princeton Review (SAT prep), Forest Home and a three-week college resident program.

 

SAN DIEGO BLOOD BANK

“Freeze Works” Tracking System--$24,031

www.sandiegobloodbank.org

The San Diego Blood Bank is a stateoftheart facility staffed by professionals dedicated to the laudable, mission of saving lives. “Freeze Works, an inventory tracking system for all umbilical cord and placental blood units and samples, is a safe, and effective alternative to the unavailability of a suitable and timely bone marrow transplant.

 

SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTERS

Senior Nutrition Program--$28,434

www.servingseniors.org

The Senior Nutrition Program addresses hunger in approximately 4500 lowincome seniors by providing two healthy, complete meals each day. Meals are available 7 days a week at the downtown Wellness Center and 5 days a week at 9 other facilities throughout the county. Furthermore, over 400 homebound seniors receive daily meals through the Home Delivered Meals Program. Classes and seminars on nutrition, related to chronic disease management, are also offered.

 

URBAN CORPS

“Corps to Career” Program--$12,865

www.urbancorps.org

Urban Corps members serve for one year attending on-site high school while they receive paid on-the-job training in the green fields of conservation, recycling, habitat restoration, fire prevention and clean up, urban forestry, water conservation landscaping, water reclamation, and weatherization energy efficiency retrofits in San Diego County.  As a final step in the process, members enter the Corps-to-Career Program which transitions them to full-time employment or enrollment in post-secondary education through various types of training and assistance.


2010 POOLED FUND AWARDS: $260,055

ARTS-A Reason To Survive
Inspire Program: $40,000
www.artsurvive.org

ARTS offers year-long, weekly, 90-minute, after school classes in the arts for 1,000 to 1,500 military offspring annually. These children/youths have one or both parents deployed overseas. The classes will focus on short term, skill building projects such as ceramic making, song writing and photography. The focus of 2010-2011 will be to build a public art mural at the San Diego Armed Services YMCA.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, Inc.
Operation BIGS: $40,000
www.sdbigs.org

The Big Brothers and Sisters organization began Operation BIGS at Camp Pendleton and has been asked to expand the program into other parts of SD County. Operation BIGS pairs mentors with children of deployed military personnel. The mentors meet with the child once a week, on a regular basis, at the child's school, thereby providing a stable adult with whom the child can feel safe and seek counsel as needed.

 

Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA
"Moms in Transition" Program: $48,000
www.camppendletonasymca.org

The mission of the Armed Forces YMCA is to serve those who serve America. In collaboration with Camp Pendleton's Naval Hospital and the New Parent Support Program, the Camp Pendleton ASYMCA Moms In Transition program establishes a support group to help relieve stress and improve coping skills for junior enlisted personnel families with pregnant and/or post-partum women who are susceptible to depression.

 

Escondido Creek Conservancy
Art and Culture Program at the Reserve: $23,000
www.escondidocreek.org

The Escondido Creek Conservancy (TECC) works to increase awareness of the beauty and value in preserving and protecting the natural open space within the Escondido Creek watershed. A unique collaboration with the Olivenhain Municipal Water District created the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, a 784 acre open space in the watershed. The Art and Culture Program at the Reserve will design educational stations along the trails, providing visitors with aesthetic sensory experiences to help them connect art with nature.

 

High Tech High -North County
Theatre Arts Program: $16,055
www.hightechhigh.org/HTHNC

High Tech High North County is a recognized public California Benefit Charter School. HTHNC is a new, totally green, high school drawing students from within North County who are admitted by zip code lottery. An advantage is given to those students from low-income households. Their theater arts program emphasizes HTHNC's core education principles important to student achievement, and to the development of partnerships and collaborations serving the community.

 

Military Outreach Ministry (MOM)
Mobile Food Pantry Program: $23,000
www.mom4usa.org

The mission of MOM is simply stated: to show gratitude and support to young military families. Providing the very basic essentials of day-to-day living with dignity accomplishes that mission; hence, the innovative mobile food pantry that is both convenient and avoids long lines to receive the food and diapers. MOM has served roughly 10,000 families and expects to serve an additional 1,750 families in MCAS Miramar.

 

New Children's Museum
"Check out The New Children's Museum" Program: $23,000
www.thinkplaycreate.org

The New Children's Museum "NCM" has been open since mid-2008. It integrates elements of an art museum, children's museum and community center. Through their Community Access Program, NCM has partnered with local public libraries offering membership cards via the "Check-out the New Children's Museum" Program. These cards enable families to receive free admission to the museum, access to studio arts materials, etc. for a 10-day period. The card is then returned to the library for another family to use.

 

USD/Hahn School of Nursing
"APRN" (Psychiatric) Degree Program: $47,000
www.sandiego.edu/academics/nursing/index.php

The Hahn School of Nursing and Health Services, collaborating with the military, is developing a course of study for an Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Degree in Mental Health. The APRN degree will allow mental health APRN's to work on an inpatient/outpatient basis--treating patients and/or families in the home which may ease the stigma attached to a psychiatric diagnosis. Nurses with this APRN designation will also be able to prescribe medications. 


2009 POOLED FUND AWARDS: $277,000

Cancer Angels of San Diego
Financial support for Stage IV cancer patients: $35,000
www.cancerangelsofsandiego.org

Cancer Angels of San Diego addresses the financial needs of Stage IV cancer patients who are facing severe financial hardship. Funds are distributed to landlords or mortgage holders and utility companies. Gift cards for grocery stores, gas stations, and clothing stores are also provided as are funds for other services that are essential for living.

 

Interfaith Community Services
SafetyNet program for Veterans: $30,000

www.interfaithservices.org

Interfaith has a new 72 bed transitional housing apartment, counseling services, job training, and provides recently separated (discharged) Iraq War veterans and their families an array of services critical to their successful transition to "civilian" life. These services include job training, skills upgrade, rental assistance, child care, transportation services, and most importantly, individual and family counseling services.

 

Just In Time for Foster Youth
College Bound program: $40,000

www.JITfosteryouth.org

College Bound is a well organized volunteer program and began as an auxiliary of the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation in 2002. It provides hard goods like a computer, printer, basic dormitory items and school supplies, and also offers a mentor support system of volunteers. Students who demonstrate they are working toward independence by being enrolled in school, being employed, or both, are eligible to apply.

 

Monarch School Project
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds: $37,000

www.monarchschools.org

The Monarch School serves homeless youth between the ages of 7 and 18, grades 2 to 12. It is a collaboration between the County and the Community, namely the San Diego Office of Education and the non-profit Monarch School Project. The County provides the teachers and the accredited education. The Community provides the facility, healthcare, clothes, and food along with support and enrichment programs. The school is a safe haven for homeless children that also provides a healthy breakfast, lunch and twice weekly dinner, which their families are invited to attend. The school operates 51 weeks a year.

 

Promises 2 Kids (formerly Child Abuse Prevention Foundation)
Development, screening and enhancement program: $32,000

www.promises2kids.org

DSEP in collaboration with Rady Children’s Hospital detects and treats developmental delays in foster children from birth to age 6. With early identification and supportive intervention, education and stimulation, developmental delays can often be reversed, supporting the child’s success in school and life.

 

San Diego Armed Services YMCA
In home family counseling services: $30,000

www.asymcasd.org

The In-Home Counseling Program for junior enlisted military personnel promotes family strengthening through individual counseling, parenting education, budget planning, marital counseling and linkage to community resources. All services are free, confidential and provided in the home to overcome the obstacles of child care and transportation.

 

TERI
The Learning Academy: $30,000

www.teriinc.org

TERI serves some 600 persons with autism and other developmental and learning disabilities and their families through a wide array of programs and services. The Learning Academy offers one-on-one education and therapies for autistic children. TERI accepts children with the most challenging diagnoses and behaviors, and provides one-to-one staffing and use of applied behavioral management techniques to remove unwanted behaviors. In other words, when a child has failed at all other schools, the school district enrolls the student in TERI’s Learning Academy.

 

Voices for Children
Assessment and monitoring services for foster children: $43,000

www.voices4children.com

Voices for Children helps abused, abandoned and neglected children by providing one-on-one court appointed advocacy and mentoring through a network of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Empowered by the court and with a broad understanding of the whole child, the CASA makes recommendations which help the judge make crucial decisions to help each child be successful. 


2008 POOLED FUND AWARDS: $295,000

The Angel’s Depot
Senior Food for a Week program: $45,000
www.theangelsdepot.org

The Angel's Depot serves San Diego County residents who are 60 and older earning less than $900 per month. Each food box provides enough nutritious, non perishable food for 21 meals easily prepared at home. Many seniors are able to make their monthly food box last for more than a week. The program is designed to provide nutritional support during that crucial time towards the end of each month when low income seniors have a particularly difficult time affording both food and medicine.

 

Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA
Operation Hero/Camp Flashhh: $45,000

www.camppendletonasymca.org

Operation Hero and Little Hero programs are for children 5-12 years old who are experiencing temporary difficulty in school. Operation Hero gets military children back on track academically and socially by emphasizing the four core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. Skills are offered in developing interpersonal relationships, mentoring, and tutoring of the child’s school subjects. Camp Flashhh is a summer camp for Camp Pendleton military families with children who have disabilities or special needs.

 

Canine Companions for Independence
Assistance dogs for disabled veterans: $40,000

www.cci.org

This is a targeted outreach program to disabled military veterans in North County. Two “proto teams” will serve as visible examples in the North County veteran community and help pave the way for other veterans and rehab professionals to benefit from CCI’s services. The results will be in dramatically improved independence, morale, motivation and hope for the heroic veterans of our community who are adjusting to life with a disability.

 

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts
Surgery Weekend: $30,000

www.freshstart.org

Fresh Start’s Surgery Weekend program addresses the challenge of providing specialized healthcare to children with correctable deformities such as cleft lip and palate and those afflicted due to abuse, disease or the aftermath of a serious accident. Reconstructive surgery is provided as well follow up care including speech therapy, laser treatments, dental care, etc.

 

Juvenile Court Book Club

Book Club for incarcerated teens: $45,000

www.juvenilecourtbookclub.org

Funding for books in support of the monthly book clubs at county facilities where juveniles are incarcerated. The program is designed to inspire literacy and a love of reading to at risk youth. JCBC offers this approach in the effort to turn these teens around through literature and thought-provoking discussions with volunteers from the community.

 

San Diego Chamber Orchestra
Music Memory program: $45,000

www.sdco.org

Music Memory is a nationally recognized music education and appreciation program. The curriculum is presented in an aural-visual format during a four year program for children in 3rd through 6th grades. Each year the children receive an in-depth study of 16 selections of classical music covering the five historical periods: Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary as well as jazz, opera, and Broadway song selections.

 

Scripps Health Foundation-Encinitas
Remodel of Assisted Daily Living (ADL) Room: $45,000

www.scripps.org

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton have teamed to develop a day treatment program for military patients with closed brain injuries. The hospital will remodel the current ADL Room to create a state-of-the-art rehabilitation room that meets the needs of brain injury patients. With input from physicians, therapists and designers, the room will be completely renovated to improve its functionality, look and feel. The renovated ADL room will greatly enhance the therapy of these military outpatients, be a national model for brain injury rehabilitation and research, and a lasting inspiration to our injured Marines and sailors enrolled in the Military Brain Injury Program.


2007 POOLED FUND AWARDS: $230,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego

Operation Bigs: $45,000

www.sdbigs.org

Operation Bigs provides mentors with a military background to school children who have one or both parents in the military who may be deployed. Operation Bigs matches a sympathetic caring adult who understands their situation, to spend one on one time together, to help with school work, sports or projects, with children who have been identified as "at risk".

 

Burn Institute

Child Burn Survivor Support Program: $35,000

www.burninstitute.org

To provide support for three programs: "Camp Beyond the Scars", matching children with older burn survivor mentors, and the School Re-Entry program. This project aids the physical, emotional and mental recovery process for burn victims and also educated their classmates to hopeful prevent other burns from happening.

 

Fostering Opportunities Dollars for Scholars

College scholarships for foster student: $45,000

www.mydollars.org

This project provides college scholarships to students who have "aged out" of the foster care system. Funding is for tuition and books and students will attend North County schools such as CSU San Marcos, Palomar College and Mira Costa Community College. Volunteer mentors are also arranged to act as surrogate parents to assist with career exploration, goal setting, problem solving, and everyday life skills.

 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Beta Cell Regeneration research project: $40,000

www.jdrf-sandiego-news.org

A research project aimed at regenerating insulin-producing (beta) cells in people who have diabetes, as opposed to transplanting cells from organ donors or other sources. The goal is to trigger the body to grow its own new insulin producing cells, either by copying existing ones or causing the pancreas to create new ones.

 

Kids Included Together, Inc.

Sustaining Inclusion in North County: $25,160
www.kitonline.org

This program builds the capacity of KIT alumni affiliates to sustain their inclusion programs. Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, Christian Youth Theatre, and the Rancho Family YMCA will receive support. Children with disabilities will participate with peers without disabilities in after school activities.

 

Neurosciences Research Foundation

How Synapses Influence Brain Networks: A Cellular Physiology Approach: $40,000
www.nsi.edu

A research project to better understand the underlying principals of brain function. The goal is to formulate new approaches to the prevention and treatment of brain disorders and dysfunctions such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. 


2006 POOLED FUND AWARDS: $165,000

Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside

Gangbusters: $25,000
www.bgcoceanside.org

To support expansion of the program to allow additional outreach to identify youth who could benefit from the Gangbusters program.  Specifically, this year, the Club was invited by the Oceanside Unified School District to collaborate with them onsite at two middle schools as a response to escalating problems there and in the surrounding neighborhoods.

 

Cal State San Marcos

Mobile Arts: $15,000
www.csusm.edu

Center ARTES is taking the lead on an extremely unique program by forming this partnership with AVID students, their teachers, and Cal State student teachers assigned to AVID settings.  The ARTS Mobile program provides children and their teachers’ direct access to the arts.

 

CCHAT Center

Family Conversations: $25,000
www.cchatsd.org

The proposed Family Conversations program brings together a team of professionals to provide weekly group support sessions and individual counseling for the emotional support and education of families of deaf children.

 

Community Resource Center

Transitioning to Independence: $25,000

www.communityresourcecenter.org

To support a new program designed to help women fulfill their goal of independence by offering rental assistance and continued supportive services in an off-site location. These services include individualized case management plans, individual and group counseling, life skills classes and support groups, transportation help thru bus passes and vouchers, employment preparation training, and legal advocacy and assistance.

 

Family Literacy Foundation
United Though Reading: $15,000 
www.unitedthroughreading.org

To support the United Through Reading program, a quality of life program that helps active duty military personnel and their children stay connected during deployment through the medium of reading aloud on videotape.

 

Jewish Family Service

Mentoring Mothers: $25,000

www.jfssd.org

To expand the Mentoring Mothers Program which matches mature female volunteers, for a minimum of one year, with teen mothers in order to offer guidance, enrich self-esteem, and counsel them on the benefits of completing high school and continuing their education.

 

Kiwanis Oceanside Pacific Foundation

Defibrillators Project: $10,000

www.oceansidepacific.org

To fund the purchase of  five (5) AED's (Automated External Defibrillators) around the city at public buildings such as the Library, High School Gym, County Buildings and non-profit locations.

 

Vision of Children

Innovative Research Project: $25,000
www.visionofchildren.org

To fund a critical study to analyze the electrophysiology of Ocular Albinism, using volunteers with OA from in and around Southern California. The proposed treatment has the potential to reverse disabilities caused by countless hereditary vision disorders.  VOC is currently the only organization in the world that supports OA studies.


2005 POOLED FUND AWARDS: $100,000

Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA

Stuart Mesa PreSchool: $25,000

www.camppendletonasymca.org

To fund the Mommy and Me preschool classes which focus on kindergarten readiness and positive parent and child interaction. Three 90 minute sessions per day Monday though Thursday are offered September through July for children from 18 months to five years of age. 

 

Casa de Amparo
Child Development Center: $25,000

 www.casadeamparo.org

To support the Child Development Center (CDC) which provides childcare and educational opportunities to children ages 18 months to 5 years who are at risk of abuse and neglect. CDC offers at-risk preschoolers and toddlers safe, reliable child care and high quality preschool education five days a week from 7 am to 5 pm.  Children, from all ethnic backgrounds, learn, play and heal in an environment that teaches them to interact with and respect other children and cultures.

 

San Diego Youth & Family Services

Teen Choices: $25,000

www.sdycs.org

To expand Teen Choices, a health and legal advocacy program dedicated to improving the overall health and well being of at-risk youth (including youth in the juvenile justice system) nine to thirteen years of age (grades 4-8). Teen Choices exists to foster resiliency in youth who have come to the attention of the criminal or dependency court system, school counselors, teachers, intervention officers, social workers and public defenders. The ultimate goal of the program is to stabilize the lives of these youth so that they can finish school, go on to college and/or become productive members of society.

 

T.E.R.I., Inc.

Fitness, Therapy & Recreation Center: $25,000
www.teriinc.org

To fund the Fitness, Therapy and Recreation Center which is used for individualized therapy programs to improve balance, coordination, flexibility and strength and reduce sensory integrative problems.  The therapy center will ultimately include a rock climbing wall, a variety of mats for stretching and range of motion, a vestibular swing, therapy balls, a Bobath ball unity, obstacle/fitness course, passive exercise equipment, and other therapeutic supplies.

 

 

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