2011 - 2012 JLSF Enabling Funds Grant Recipients
The Junior League of San Francisco’s Enabling Funds committee assists non-profits in the Bay Area that have an urgent financial need. During the 2011 – 2012 year, the Enabling Funds committee helped organizations that provide services related to homelessness; domestic violence; children in need; and the senior citizen community. Please see below for a complete list of the grants given out during the past year.
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County (SVdP)
SVdP's Peninsula Family Resource Center is a homelessness prevention program providing rent and utility payments, food, transportation assistance and other basic human needs through home visits.
Enabling Funds Grant Impact: To provide emergency aid to families in order to keep them safe from eviction, and keep their electricity on.
La Casa de las Madres
La Casa de las Madres responds to calls for help from domestic violence victims of all ages, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They give survivors the tools to transform their lives and seek to prevent future violence.
Enabling Funds Grant Impact: To support the domestic violence victim's shelter as an increase in demand has stressed resources.
Hamilton Family Center
Hamilton Family Center works to prevent homelessness by providing shelter and support services for hundreds of homeless families each year in San Francisco.
Enabling Funds Grant Impact: To assist in purchasing food for their programs, which lost some government funding.
Sunny Hills Services
Sunny Hills Services is dedicated to protecting, serving, nurturing, and healing vulnerable children and adolescents. The East Bay division of Sunny Hills (BAYC) provides housing and supportive services for current and former foster youths.
Enabling Funds Grant Impact: To provide a minimal level of child care support to the Pregnant and Parenting Teens Program, allowing parenting teens to attend vital classes and skills workshops.
Oasis For Girls
Oasis for Girls is an arts and youth development organization striving to advance the capacities and resources of high-need, low-income, immigrant girls and girls of color, ages 14-18. The mission of Oasis is to provide a safe space where girls are inspired and empowered to become strong and creative leaders.
Enabling Funds Grant Impact: To fund stipends for girls participating in their Arts Apprenticeship program.
Streetside Stories is a literacy arts education non-profit that uses storytelling, writing, theater, visual and media arts, and digital technology to help K-12 students in Bay Area public schools develop their reading, writing and speaking skills.
Enabling Funds Grant Impact: To bring the Story Telling Exchange and Tech Tales to students at Horace Mann Middle School in San Francisco.
Care Parent Network
Care Parent Network provides family support, resources and training for families of children with special needs. It is the only program of its kind in Contra Costa County that serves as a single resource for information on services as well as emotional support available to families with children who have special needs.
Enabling Funds Grant Impact: To continue the angency's services to families without disruption.
Peninsula Volunteer provides quality services to senior citizens and adults in need on the Peninsula. Each program is designed to ensure that those who built our community continue are able to live within it with purpose and dignity.
Enabling Funds Grant Impact: To help fund essential roof repairs in the Adult Activity and Senior Services Center, which is also the production kitchen site for 130,000 meals per year through Meals on Wheels.
Family Supportive Housing
Family Supportive Housing provides temporary shelter and supportive services to homeless families with children in Santa Clara County to empower them to move out of homelessness to independent, self-sufficient living within our community.
Enabling Funds Grant Impact: To provide several months worth of chicken for meals served at the food bank. They lost their funding source for providing this important, nutritious staple for meals.
Peninsula Family Service
Peninsula Family Service works in partnership with their clients in a helping hand approach to empower children, families and older adults through comprehensive services that help promote self-sufficiency.
Enabling Funds Grant Impact: To cover the cost to repair and replace damaged sewage pipes within Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Headquarters.
Free the Need
Free the Need is an all-volunteer San Francisco nonprofit that distributes fresh food and quality used clothing to under-served areas.
Enabling Funds Grant Impact: To help pay for a new van for pick up and delivery of food and clothing.
Up On Top
Up on Top offers hope, stability and fun to children of low-income families in San Francisco, preparing them to be successful in school and in life. They support families by providing children and enriching after school and summer program with low student/teacher ratios, including academic support, social skills, art, music, and nutrition.
Enabling Funds Grant Impact: To expand the current summer program for school children. The purpose of summer expansion is to curb the learning loss that many low-income children experience in the summer when they can lose one-third of what they learned in the previous school year.