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Grants Awarded 2006

 

Narrowing Inequities

 

Berkeley Community Health Project DBA Berkeley Free Clinic $5,000

General Operating Support. To provide direct core support of medical services at the Clinic to ensure quantity and quality of free services to uninsured and low-income Berkeley residents.

 

Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action $5,000

General Operating Support. To provide leadership development, outreach and support to expand educational and health resources to low-income youth and families of color in Berkeley.

 

Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency $5,000

Homeless Youth Education & Learning Center. To provide skill-building activities, instruction and healthy behavior tools to 100 homeless children and youth to avoid future homelessness and poverty.

Inter-City Services, Inc. $5,000

Earn It, Keep It, Save It. To provide free tax preparation and asset development assistance to low-income Berkeley residents, and for staff and volunteers to receive Taxwise software training in collaboration with the United Way of the Bay Area.

 

Lavender Seniors of the East Bay $2,000

Fiscal Sponsor: The Tides Center

Senior Support in Berkeley. To provide independent living, health and well-being support services to lesbian, gay,

bisexual and transgender seniors from Berkeley.

Nihonmachi Legal Outreach DBA Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach $5,000

East Bay Free Legal Clinic. To provide free legal services and counseling to more than 25 low-income East Bay residents using multilingual attorney volunteers, Berkeley law students and undergraduates.

 

Rebuilding Together $5,000

Home Energy Conservation Team. To provide expertly-advised energy efficient home improvements to low-income elderly and disabled program participants from greater Berkeley.

 

Shotgun Players $5,000

Lorin District Project. To create a community-based theatre production will use the personal histories of residents to build dialogue in the racially divided Lorin District neighborhood in South Berkeley.

 

Wardrobe for Opportunity $5,000

Clothing and Confidence for Berkeley's Low-Income Jobseekers. To provide 75 low-income Berkeley residents with clothing and career support to project a positive image, self-confidence and self-esteem necessary to find and maintain employment to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Youth

 

Asian and Pacific Islander Committee $1,000

Fiscal Sponsor: East Bay Asian Youth Center

Asian and Pacific Islander Festival 2006. To provide the Berkeley community with a festival that brings together health and local business resources, knowledge and cultural awareness of the Asian and Pacific Islander heritage.

 

Berkeley Biotechnology Education, Inc. $5,000

Science for Life. To provide science-based education and paid-on-the-job training from 60 academically at-risk students enrolled in the Biotech Academy at Berkeley High School.

The Tinkers Workshop $5,000

General Operating Support. To support the skill development and mentorship to 440 low-income and disabled Berkeley youth through appropriate and alternative technology workshops and programs.

Grants Awarded 2005

 

Narrowing Inequities

 

Berkeley Food and Housing Project $4,000

Women's Resource Center. To provide homeless and chronically homeless women with emergency shelter, transitional housing, daytime and drop-in services and resources to end their crisis of homelessness.

 

The Bread Project $4,000

General Operating Support. To provide the disadvantaged with job readiness skills and training in commercial food preparation and job placement.

East Bay Community Law Center $5,000

Suitcase Clinic Legal Services. To provide legal counsel, referrals and advice to homeless and low-income residents.

 

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant $5,000

Refugee Rights Program. To provide low-cost or free immigration legal services to low-income and indigent asylum seekers and immigrants in the East Bay .

 

Family Violence Law Center $5,000

CalWORKS Domestic Violence Services Collaborative. To enhance the safety and self-sufficiency of low-income victims of domestic violence through employment, legal and housing services.

Options Recovery Services $4,000

General Operating Support. To provide free outpatient substance abuse treatment services to offenders referred by the Alameda County Superior Court.

 

Resources for Community Development $2,500

Resident Services and Empowerment Program. To Provide low-income residents with on-site health and counseling services, job training, and financial management support at Berkeley 's eight affordable housing sites.

 

Rosa Parks School Collaborative $2,500

Fiscal Sponsor: LifeLong Medical Care

Family Resource Center. To provide medical, dental, cultural and general outreach support services to parents and families in the Rosa Parks community.

 

Women's Daytime Drop-In Center $5,000

Case Management for Homeless Women and Children. To provide homeless women and children supportive services to move from crisis to a higher level of stability with housing, food, and medical access.

Youth

 

Bay Area Community Resources $4,000

Youth Support Program. To provide mentors and tutors for Willard Middle School students in need of improving their academic performance.

Bay Area Hispano Institute for Advancement, Inc . $2,500

School Age Program. To purchase instructional supplies, equipment and materials for a year-round academic program.

 

Crowden Center for Music in the Community $2,000

Summer Music Programs. To provide after-school, weekend, and summer music classes for culturally and socio-economicaly diverse students in Berkeley.

Emerson Community Collaborative $5,000

Fiscal Sponsor: The Tides Center

Academic Volunteer and Mentor Program. To recruite and train community volunteers to mentor and provide academic support to Emerson Elementary School children through the fifth grade.

 

The Multicultural Institute $5,000

Mentoring for Academic Success. To provide a safe and encouraging tutoring and academic enrichment program to West and South Berkeley youth.

 

Stiles Hall $5,000

Berkeley Scholars to Cal. To support a comprehensive eight-year academic and social support program for forty disadvanted 5 th grade students in an effort for students to gain admissions to the University of California.

Washington Community Collaborative $3,500

Fiscal Sponsor: YMCA Downtown Berkeley Branch

Washington Boys' Club. To provide an academic engagement after-school club for fourth and fifth grade boys an their families at Washington Middle School .

Champions for Kids

 

Berkeley Boosters Police Activities League $5,000

Adventure Camp. To provide a two-week outdoor education-based summer day camp program introducing 25 at-risk Berkeley youth to positive adult relationships.

 

Cal Corps Public Service Center $5,000

Fiscal Sponsor: Regents of the Unveristy of California

Summer BUILD. To provide six literacy tutorial sites in conjunction with the City of Berkeley and Cal Corps. Funds will be used to provide more training to Cal tutors and program staff, intensive orientation, and more site visits.

 

Cal Performances $2,500

Fiscal Sponsor: Regents of the Unveristy of California

AileyCamp. To develop the artistic talents of approximately 80 Berkeley and Oakland youth with domestic, social, and academic challenges.

 

East Asian Youth Center $5,000

RISE Summer Program. To provide an intensive college preparation program for low-income Berkeley High Students from non-college educated families.

Youth Together $5,000

Summer Program. To support a youth-run leadership development and mentor program that addresses issues identified by participants such as violence prevention, quality education, leadership development and practical skill-building.

Grants Awarded 2004

 

Narrowing Inequities

 

Berkeley Food and Housing Project $5,000

North County Women’s Center. To assist homeless women resolve their homelessness by accessing programs that will increase their ability to remain housed.

 

East Bay Community Law Center $5,000
Suitcase Clinic Legal Services. To provide legal counsel, referrals and advice to homeless and low-income residents.

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant $5,000
Refugee Rights Program. To provide low-cost and free immigrant legal services to low-income and indigent asylum seekers and immigrants in the East Bay and beyond.

Options Recovery Services $4,500
Recovery Support Program. To provide free outpatient substance abuse treatment, anger management, life skills, counseling and a host of over services to offenders referred by the Alameda County Superior Court.

Resources for Community Development $2,500
Resident Services and Empowerment Program. To provide supportive services and leadership training to assist low-income and/or disabled participants in transitioning from and preventing homelessness.

Youth

 

Berkeley Art Center $1,000
Berkeley Art Center Youth Arts Festival. To support the 2004 Berkeley Art Center Youth Arts Festival, a project that provides Berkeley youth with a annual venue for performances and exhibitions.

 

Berkeley Biotechnical Education, Inc. $5,000
General Operating Support. To support Education-To-Employment, a project that targets under-served youth attending Berkeley High School.

 

Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action $5,000

Citywide Parents Organizing Campaign. To improve the educational experience outcome of Berkeley K-12 students, and to teach low and moderate income parents leadership skills.

 

The Link to Children $2,500
BAHIA After-School Program. To support early intervention mental health services for children participating in BAHIA ’s after-school program and to assist Berkeley Mental Health in providing parent education classes to the broader Berkeley Hispanic community.

 

Northern California Grantmakers $5,000
Summer Youth Project. To provide regranting funds for summer youth programs throughout the Bay Area.

 

California Youth Energy Services $4,380

Fiscal Sponsor: Rising Sun Energy Center
California Youth Energy Services.
To provide Berkeley High School students with job training in energy conservation and employment to implement conservation measures in residences and community shelters.

 

YMCA South Berkeley Branch $3,970
Simply Learning Science. To provide a nine-week interactive science workshop for low-income and minority students in collaboration with the Lawrence Hall of Science.

 

YWCA at University of California, Berkeley $5,000

Youth Mentor Program. To provide college mentors to at-risk teens to build positive one-on-one relationships, boost academic success and to encourage positive activities.

Grants Awarded 2003

 

Narrowing Inequities

 

Berkeley Ecumenical Ministries Foundation DBA

Berkeley Ecumenical Chaplaincy to the Homeless $5,000

Home Plate Youth Drop-In Center. To provide early evening drop-in hours for youth to access extensive physical and mental health services, healthy meals and a small business and crafts training program.

 

Berkeley Reads Adult Literacy Program $5,000

Fiscal Sponsor: Friends of the Berkeley Public Library

Adult Learner Leadership Project. To provide adult literacy students the opportunity to co-develop presentations, co-facilitate and participate in a workshop series with an experienced adult literacy educator.

 

The Bread Project    $5,000

General Operating Support. To provide the disadvantaged with job readiness skills and training in commercial food preparation and job placement.

 

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant $3,000
Refugee Rights Program. To provide low cost or free legal immigration services to low-income and indigent asylum seekers and immigrants.

 

The Ecology Center $5,000

Farm Fresh Choice. To improve access and consumption of fresh and affordable fruits and vegetables in communities with limited access to produce outlets.

 

Family Violence Law Center $5,000

CalWORKS Domestic Violence Services Collaborative. To enhance the safety and self-sufficiency of low-income victims of domestic violence through job, legal, and housing services.

Homeless Action Center $5,000

Food Security Project. To assist the homeless and mentally ill become eligible for food stamps, and other services, through an intense assessment program.

 

Housing Rights, Inc. $5,000

General Operating Support. To prepare Section 8 voucher holders for homeownership via budget and credit management education programs.

 

Options Recovery Services $5,000

Recovery Support Program. To provide free outpatient substance abuse treatment, anger management, life skills, counseling and a host of over services to offenders referred by the Alameda County Superior Court.

 

Rebuilding Together $3,500

Energy Team. To bring energy efficient appliances and to implement conservation measures in 25 homes belonging to low-income elderly or disabled homeowners.

 

Wardrobe for Opportunity    $5,000

Confidence and Clothing. To provide 100 low-income Berkeley women with assistance in locating and retaining gainful employment and to support a clothing drop-off site.

 

Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center $5,000

Case Management for Homeless Women and Children. To provide homeless women and children supportive services to move from crisis to a higher level of stability with housing, food, and medical access.

Youth

 

Bay Area Hispano Institute for Advancement, Inc. $5,000

School-Age Program. To provide support, education and resources to Spanish-speaking, Latino families with school-age children on how to tutor and support their children’s education.

 

Berkeley Boosters Police Activities League $5,000

Adventure Camp. To provide a two-week outdoor education-based summer day camp program introducing 25 at-risk Berkeley youth to positive adult relationships

 

Berkeley Organizing Congregations For Action $5,000

Citywide Parents Organizing Campaign. To support parent organizing efforts to improve experiences and outcomes for elementary, middle and high school students. The program teaches low- and moderate-income parents leadership skills they can use to address concerns including academic achievement.

 

Cal Performances $2,500

Fiscal Sponsor: Regents of the Unveristy of California

AileyCamp. To develop the artistic talents of approximately 80 Berkeley and Oakland youth with domestic, social, and academic challenges.

 

California Youth Energy Services $4,960

Fiscal Sponsor: Rising Sun Energy Center
Youth Retrofit Program. To provide Berkeley High School students with job training in energy conservation and employment to implement conservation measures in the homes of 300 low-income Berkeley residents.

The Edible Schoolyard $5,000

Entering Middle School Through the Garden Gate. To provide at-risk youth and bilingual families the opportunity to participate in a intensive gardening and cooking summer mentor program bilingual families at Martin Luther King Middle School.

 

Emerson Community Collaborative $5,000

Fiscal Sponsor: The Tides Center

Academic Volunteer and Mentor Program. To recruite and train community volunteers to mentor and provide academic support to Emerson Elementary School children through the fifth grade.

 

Jubilee Restoration $1,100

The Jubispot Drop-in. To provide drop-in services to at-risk homeless youth 16-25 to address issues such as substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV/AIDS using a Harm Reduction Model.

 

LeConte Elementary School Parent Teacher Association $5,000

After-School Homework Center. To provide bilingual after-school homework assistance to bilingual students in need.

 

The Multicultural Institute $5,000

Mentoring for Academic Success. To provide a safe and encouraging atmosphere to foster the social and academic skills of Latino and African-American students.

 

Northern California Grantmakers $5,000

Summer Youth Project. To provide regranting funds for summer youth programs throughout the Bay Area.

 

Stiles Hall $5,000

Berkeley Scholars to Cal. To support a comprehensive eight-year academic and social support program for forty disadvanted 5 th grade students in an effort for students to gain admissions to the University of California.

 

The Tinkers Workshop $5,000

General Operating Support. To support bicycle building, bicycle repair and custom building workshops that serve West Berkeley youth.

 

Washington Community Collaborative $5,000

Fiscal Sponsor: YMCA Downtown Berkeley Branch

Family Outreach Program. To provide Washington Elementary School families with translation services for parent/teacher conferences, access to the Latino Family Literacy Project and general bilingual outreach for school events.

 

Grants Awarded 2002

 

Narrowing Inequities

 

Berkeley Food and Housing Project $5,000

North County Women’s Center. To assist homeless women resolve their homelessness by accessing programs that will increase their ability to remain housed.

 

Berkeley Food Pantry $1,000
Project Protein. To improve the nutritional quality of emergency food packages given to those who rely on the Pantry for food.

 

Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency $5,000
Urban Gardening Institute. To support a food security project that addresses poverty, nutrition, health, urban ecology and sustainable agriculture from the individual to the policy level.

 

The Ecology Center $5,000
Farm Fresh Choice. To improve access and consumption of fresh and affordable fruits and vegetables in communities with limited access to produce outlets.

 

Rebuilding Together $3,000
Safe Home Project. To repair, update and weather-strip the homes of low-income elderly and disabled residents.

 

West Berkeley Neighborhood Development Corporation $5,000
Gateway Entrepreneur Program. To provide a series of workshops that offer self-employment and small business training to Berkeley residents.

 

Youth

 

Berkeley Symphony Orchestra $2,500
Students at the Symphony. To provide up to 100 Berkeley elementary and middle school students and their parent/guardian to attend three concerts of the Berkeley Symphony 2002-2003 season and to participate in an extended education and outreach program.

 

YMCA Downtown Berkeley Branch $5,000
Berkeley High Outsiders Club. To support an entrepreneurial training program for at-risk and special needs students that includes 4,000 hours of paid internships and 2,000 hours of the Nutrition Center operation hours.

 

Cazadero Performing Arts Camp $5,000
Jumpstart in Music. To provide Berkeley students with a three-day music camp retreat at the City of Berkeley-owned camp in the redwoods.

Center for Youth Development Through Law $5,000
Summer Legal Fellowship Program. To provide stipends for Berkeley youth to participate in a mentorship program at the Center that provides academic support, life-skills instruction and employment during the summer.

 

Emerson Community Collaborative $5,000

Fiscal Sponsor: The Tides Center  
Getting Things Done! To recruit and train academic and social mentors for disadvantaged Emerson Elementary School students.

 

Julia Morgan Center for the Arts $1,390
Kaleidoscope Unlimited. To support an arts-based learning program for children with special needs.

 

Stiles Hall $5,000

Berkeley Scholars to Cal. To support a comprehensive eight-year academic and social support program for forty disadvanted 5 th grade students in an effort for students to gain admissions to the University of California.

 

The Tinkers Workshop $5,000
Bicycle Workshops. To support bicycle building and bicycle repair workshops that serve West Berkeley youth.

 

Youth Radio $5,000
General Operating Support. To support a professional growth through training and access to media program that exposes youth to a broad spectrum of media-related careers, helps to build conflict resolution and basic life-skills, strengthens verbal expression, writing, computer skills and critical thinking.

 

YWCA at University of California, Berkeley $5,000
Youth Mentor Program. To provide college mentors to at-risk teens to build positive one-on-one relationships, boost academic success and to encourage positive activities.

 

Grants Awarded 2001

 

Narrowing Inequities

 

Alzheimer's Services of the East Bay $3,000
Adult Day Health Program. To provide low-income Berkeley Alzheimer/dementia diagnosed patients with direct access to a dementia-specific adult day health program.

 

Berkeley Ecumenical Ministries Foundation DBA

Berkeley Ecumenical Chaplaincy to the Homeless $2,500
Sock Exchange Program. To provide foot care products and clean, dry socks for homeless Berkeley youth.

 

Berkeley Food and Housing Project $5,000
North County Women’s Center. To assist homeless women resolve their homelessness by accessing programs that will increase their ability to remain housed.

 

Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency $5,000
Youth House. To provide mental health and substance abuse specialists for its program serving homeless youth ages 14-17.

 

East Bay Community Law Center $4,000
Employment and Income Support Program. To provide free legal, case management, technical assistance and advocacy services for Berkeley families and individuals transitioning from welfare to work.

 

Family Violence Law Center $5,000
CalWORKS Domestic Violence Services Collaborative. To enhance the safety and self-sufficiency of low-income victims of domestic violence through employment, legal and housing services.

 

Jobs for Homeless Consortium, Inc. $5,000
One-Stop Welfare-to-Work Support & Haste Street Housing Program. To provide comprehensive, integrated, customer-centered job training, job placement and permanent housing and counseling services to homeless persons in Berkeley.

 

Options Recovery Services $5,000
General Operating Support. To provide intensive long-term case management to chronic substance abusers via comprehensive treatment programs, employment and housing in collaboration with the community and the criminal justice system

Women's Daytime Drop-In Center $5,000
Volunteer Coordination Project. To recruit, train and supervise 40-50 diverse volunteers to work at the Center and Bridget Transitional House.

 

Youth


All Souls Episcopal Church $2,500
Youth Arts Studio. To support a non-sectarian, after-school visual, performing and creative writing program for at-risk middle school youth.

 

Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action $5,000
Hispanic Parents Organizing. To support organizing efforts by parents to address issues at Berkeley High School regarding safety; academic achievement; relationship and communication between family and school and parental involvement and information using appropriate bilingual/ESL programs.

 

Berkeley Boosters Police Activities League $5,000
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School After School Program. To provide a character building program for 40 underperforming students aimed at reducing the achievement gap, absenteeism, crime and violence.

 

Center for Youth Development Through Law $3,000
Summer Legal Fellowship. To provide 40 disadvantaged youth with work experience, classroom instruction and one-on-one mentoring to expand their understanding of the law and their rights, encourage participation in the democratic system and to develop positive attitudes toward law.

 

Cragmont Elementary School    $5,000

Fiscal Sponsor: Berkeley Public Education Foundation
Early Summer Bridge Program. To provide low-achieving bilingual students with a bilingual, bi-literate academic program to bridge the achievement gap at Cragmont Elementary School.

 

Echo Lake Hoop Camp $1,000

Fiscal Sponsor: Bay Area Community Resources
Hoop Camp Transportation. To provide transportation for middle school children and volunteer counselors from Berkeley to camp and back.

 

The Multicultural Institute $7,500
Familias Unidas. To provide professional facilitators and materials for intergenerational/family communication meetings to counteract the attraction and involvement of youth in west Berkeley gangs.

 

Parents of Children of African Descent $5,000

Fiscal Sponsor: Berkeley Public Education Foundation
Freshman Intervention Plan. To provide books, supplemental teaching materials and weekly motivational assemblies to academically at-risk Berkeley High School freshmen.

 

Rosa Parks Elementary School Collaborative $4,000

Fiscal Sponsor: Stiles Hall
Kids Village Sports4Kids Program. To support Sports4Kids at Rosa Parks Elementary a structured after-school sports program for children through the fifth grade that encourages physical activity, teamwork, inclusion and skill development with adult role models and homework assistance.

 

YMCA South Berkeley Branch $2,500
Family Nights Program. To provide 60 South Berkeley children, and their parents, access to Bay Area cultural, educational and literary events.

 

The Tinkers Workshop $5,000
Bike Workshop. To expand the after-school and daily drop-in bike repair and custom building workshop that serves West Berkeley youth.

 

YWCA at University of California, Berkeley $4,000

Youth Mentor Program. To provide college mentors to 85 at-risk teens to build positive one-on-one relationships, boost academic success and to encourage positive activities.

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