Grant Recipients

In 2020, grants were provided to 22 deserving charitable organizations who serve the children in our community.

Our grants will help almost 6,000 children from premature infants to teenagers.  These children have been diagnosed with a visual impairment, autism, or disability, they are food insecure or homeless, are struggling with a crisis trauma or domestic violence, have a parent who is diagnosed with cancer, are a foster child, at-risk, underserved or in a treatment facility.

2020 Grant Recipients

Cancer Support Community

Mission: To ensure that all people impacted with cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community – all completely free of charge – so that no one faces cancer alone.

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Casa de los Angelitos

Mission: To provide a safe, secure and compassionate, structured living environment for women in crisis pregnancies, with their newborn infants. Casa encourages residents to continue education, establish goals and move forward in a positive way to ensure a full, happy and productive life for their new family. (Many of the women are fleeing a domestic abuse situation.)

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Community’s Child

Mission: To transition homeless and disadvantaged children and families into healthy, contributing members of their communities.

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Community Helpline

Mission: To provide a lifeline of hope and support to families, children, individuals and communities in need. We are a nonprofit toll-free crisis/support line.

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Family Promise of the South Bay

Mission: Help homeless families achieve housing stability by providing short-term shelter, meals, case management and hospitality. We believe no child should have to sleep in a car, a park, or under a bridge, and every family deserves a chance to be whole with a roof over their head.

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The Friendship Foundation

Mission: To bring happiness and companionship to children with special needs, in a way that celebrates their uniqueness and individuality through participation age-appropriate social, recreational and educational activities with their peers.

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Happy Trails for Kids

Mission: To provide outdoor experiences for underserved youth and their families. In 2009, refocused to exclusively serve children in foster care, ages 7 and older, by creating opportunities for foster care children to have access to outdoor adventures, overnight summer camp and year-round supportive programming.

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Institute for Families

Mission: To provide emotional support and education for families when there has been a diagnosis of an eye disease as well as children who suffer acute trauma visual impairment where loss of vision is a concern.

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Partners for Pediatric Vision

Mission: To turn possibilities into achievements for children with visual impairment and their families.

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Peace4Kids

Mission: Dedicated to empowering foster and at-risk youth by providing community as family. We create a strong foundation through programs focused on creative expression and life skills, allowing our kids to discover their unique voice and limitless potential for success.

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Pediatric Therapy Network

Mission: To lead the way in helping children, families and communities reach full capabilities through innovative therapy, education and research programs.

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PressFriends, Inc.

Mission:  To improve writing skills to increase opportunities of the underserved elementary students, to encourage all children to become socially responsible leaders and mentors, and to create compassion and understanding among students from diverse backgrounds to strengthen communities.

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Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation

Mission: As people of Providence, we reveal God’s love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service. Our mission embraces the care of the sick and dying through the Catholic health ministry and meeting the health needs of our communities.

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Providence TrinityCare Hospice Foundation

Mission: As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially the poor and vulnerable.

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Rainbow Services, Ltd.

Mission:  To provide shelter and support to anyone impacted by domestic violence, empowering them to move beyond trauma, towards safety and stability.

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Richstone Family Center

Mission: Prevent and treat child abuse and trauma; strengthen and educate families; and prevent violence in families, schools and communities.

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Ride to Fly

Mission: Dedicated to providing therapeutic horseback riding and the associated learning experiences to children (97%) and adults (3%) with challenges. We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of all people and wish to share the gift of horsemanship with those with special needs.

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Shoes for Athletes

Mission:  To provide athletic shoes for the less fortunate in an effort to encourage and enhance their experience in sports.

South Bay Children’s Health Center (SBCHC)

Mission: South Bay Children’s Health Center serves the dental and mental health needs of low-income or at risk children, teens and young adults; empowering them to live healthy productive and happy lives.

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Switzer Learning Center

Mission: Nurturing students of all learning abilities to believe, achieve and thrive. Students in our programs have moderate to severe levels of impairment due to autism.

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Thelma McMillen Recovery Center – Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Mission: Dedicated to helping South Bay clients and their families successfully overcome the pattern of addiction. Our two-fold mission is to provide the most effective care with compassion and respect for the individual needs of every client and to be the resource for all things related to substance abuse – treatment, prevention, training and education.

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A Window Between Worlds (AWBW)

Mission: A national nonprofit providing trauma survivors across the country a path to healing through art. Through our transformative healing arts program, survivors are given a “Window of Time” to express and process their feelings and experiences in a way that words don’t.

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