2015 Pooled Fund Awards: $254,000
ARMED SERVICES YMCA AT CAMP PENDLETON
Just in time for foster youth
Expansion of Financial Horizons for Young Women to North County--$25,000
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.
Breast Cancer Outreach Project--$25,000
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
Program to identify and help sex trafficking victims.
SAN DIEGO RESCUE MISSION
Expansion of transitional housing to women with children--$50,000
“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
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
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
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
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
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.
Medical Equipment, Belly Bands and Room Makeover Program--$30,000
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
Funding provides general operating support, which will contribute to programs that support mostly low‐income families whose children are battling cancer through lifesaving transportation to treatment, healthy nutrition, special tee‐shirts for comfort during chemotherapy treatment, and a host of legal, financial and social services counseling.
MIRACOSTA COLLEGE FOUNDATION
Machinist Technology Program--$23,000
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
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
Program helps individuals become self‐sufficient 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.
After School Adventure Club--$30,000
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
Program is an intense, four-week, 160-hour course. After 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.