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- Mustard Seed School (a L&F program) is a free private school for 3- to 15-year-old homeless children. From 15-35 children may attend the school on any day. The grant money goes toward "after school counseling program" for "children in crisis." This grant covers the school year.

Sierra Adoption Services - Grant amount moves one special needs child or sibling group from foster care to a stable family.

WAVE Camp - WAVE (Water Adventures in Varied Environments) expands opportunities for children with physical disabilities ages 10 to 25 through participation in fitness, sport, after school and outdoor education and social activities. Grant reduces camp fees.

First Tee of Greater Sacramento - Grant amount implements The First Tee National School Program at five local elementary schools in 2009. Program introduces game to 1,000 K-5 students in first year, 2,000 by year three. Program targets schools with a high percentage of "socioeconomically disadvantaged" students.

Crocker Art Museum.

Sutter Health Foundation.

California Musical Theatre - Theatre Education Project provides students with challenging experiences in ensemble work, the creation of original pieces, contemporary and classic plays, as well as interactive theatre. Theatre has partnership with Elk Grove and Sacramento school districts. Grant amount enables Project to be activated in schools from August 2009 through spring 2010, when they would present productions to community.

Junior Achievment - Teaches three core concepts: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Helps students drive economic development in communities. Grant amount would implement 10 K-6 programs at Regency Park Elementary for 2009.

The Friendship Club - Mission is to integrate disadvantaged girls in Nevada County into community, teach life skills and promote education and responsible living. Requested amount would implement "Power of Choice for Healthy Living" program, which educates on diet and exercise. Grant amount provides supplies and educational materials.

Runnin' for Rhett - In memory of Rhett Seevers (born with cerebral palsy, passed away at age 7), and awards scholarships to aspiring special education teachers who work in after school programs re: special education programs.

People Reaching Out - Grant supports PRO*Motion Summer Camp, which provides south Sacramento kids (ages 11-18) with fin physical activities and skills to make healthy lifestyle choices. Funding pays for equipment, healthy snacks, staffing in after school programs.

Albert Schweitzer Elementary School PTA - Grant amount allows PTA to continue after school activities (two players per year, talent show, various classes such as art, dance, Lego Engineering). Money used for sets and costumes.

Very Special Arts California - Grant amount supports ARTS ALIVE, a summer program that serves children with and without disabilities by providing learning opportunities in the arts. Program held at Fairytale Town.

Fairytale Town - A non-profit park and educational center in the Sacramento area. It is home to three-dimensional play sets based on favorite fairytales and nursery rhymes, a family of rare and miniature animal breeds, and interactive learning gardens. Fairytale Town's mission is to promote the imagination, creativity, and education of children. Grant amount goes toward direct program costs (supplies, uniforms, volunteer support).

Society for the Blind - Grant supports 2009 Blind Olympics of Northern California in October. Mission is to empower individuals who are blind or have low vision to live productively and independently by building confidence through training, tools and mentorship.

Mission Oaks Recreation and Park District - Develops and maintains 11 community parks and four school parks within San Juan Unified School District. The center offers variety of programs such as Teen Paradise (drop-in teen center). Funding will support Project HYPE, which allows children (ages 10-15) to learn the importance of nutrition education and physical fitness. Program will serve 45 campers in first year. Grant supplements program costs.

Explorit Science Center - Young Scientist Series is an after school-related program that reached 3,928 children in 2008. Grant amount provides support to underwrite all Young Scientist Series programs, specifically keeping the cost low for underserved populations.

Family Promise - Keeps homeless families together and assists them in achieving self-sufficiency and regaining a home for themselves. Grant funds help Family Promise ensure that formerly homeless families stay together via after school programs.

Boys & Girls Club Auburn - Grant funds after-school youth development programs at three locations (Downtown Clubhouse, E.V. Cain Middle School, Rock Creek Elementary). Increased members expected in fall because of new 10,000-square-foot Clubhouse.

Life Steps - Grant amount expands After School Program for youth living in affordable housing.

Ride to Walk - Lincoln, Calif.-based program gives children with neurological impairments the chance to take therapeutic horseback rides (also, enhances self-esteem, social skills, gives them exercise). Grant amount used to acquire program materials.

A Touch of Understanding, Inc. - Disability awareness program reaches children, teens, adults and community. Mission to encourage acceptance and respect and minimize discrimination and misunderstanding experience for disabled people. Grant covers cost of delivery of disability-awareness programs to participants at Boys and Girls Club in Auburn and Roseville Adventure Club childcare sites from June through December 2009.

Crocker Art Museum - Grant amount supports Youth and Family After-School Program during 2009-2010 fiscal year. Programs provides opportunity for students to learn about visual arts, promote creativity, foster critical-thinking.

Fresh Producers - Enables youth to become entrepreneurs for health in selling fruits, vegetables in underserved neighborhoods. Students receive leadership, research and business training, and develop marketing plan. Grant amount used for Pastor DeAngelo Mack's time over 6 months. Mack will be working with community groups, coaches, teachers, clergy to help youth and community toward greater health.

Roberts Family Development Center - The center provides a holistic approach focusing on early childhood and family education, economic empowerment and technology. Grant amount supports its annual Summer Kids Camp and $2,500 to support Suits and Slippers.

Sacramento Zoo - "Beyond the Naked Eye" program aims to captivate children's curiosity by exploring nature through microscopes, binoculars, telescopes and cameras. Serves approximately 1,200 individuals. Grant goes toward after school programs.

Late Night North Highlands - Provides safe gathering place for high-risk youth to enjoy recreational activities, cultural arts, receive pre-employment and educational counseling, and increase basic life skills and motivation.

Mutual Assistance Network of Del Paso Heights - Over past four years, MAN has developed array of community activities (DPH youth baseball, soccer, basketball leagues; financial literacy, farmers market, etc.) to improve social climate. Grant amount helps support after-school activities.

KVIE - Requested amount would help the public television station provide multiple "Ready to Learn" after-school literacy workshops and distribution of "Ready to Learn" activity kits that will educate more than 500 disadvantaged children in greater Sacramento area.

Safety Center - Grant helps Center provide after school intervention program (Juvenile Alcohol and Drug Education) for high-risk teens aged 12-18 in Sacramento and surrounding counties.

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services - Funds support activities associated with after-school programs for "at-risk" youth. Funds would defray costs of staffing and supplies associated with homework help, field trips and summer outdoor activities.

Bring Me a Book - Preschool Library Initiative's goal is to provide children and families with free and easy access to best children's books. Grant amount supports programs in three state-funded preschool classrooms in Sacramento, Placer or El Dorado counties.

Volunteers of America - Grant assists with Operation Backpack, which provides 1,300 students with backpacks and school supplies. Grant provide more children with tools needed for successful school year.

St. John's Shelter - Grant goes toward school supplies and staffing for homeless shelter's after-school program.

2008 Beneficiaries

Meth Project Foundation
West Sacramento Historical Society
Wave Camp 2008
River Oak Center
CCHAT Center
Sac Philharmonic
Junior Achievement
Davis Bridge Educational Foundation
Touch of Understanding
Sierra Regional Ski for Light
Music Circus
CommuniCare
Sacramento Food Bank & Family
Ronald McDonald House
Safetyville
Roberts Family Development Center
Mira Loma High School Science Education Program
Crocker Art Museum
Sutter Foundation
Sierra Adoption
Family Promise
KVIE
Fairytale Town
Children's Receiving Home
Lilliput Children Services
Down Syndrome Information Alliance
Salvation Army
Yolo Basin Foundation
Sacramento Zoo
Society for the Blind
El Dorado Hills Community Vision, Inc.
Natomas Schools Foundation
Center for Youth Leadership
Arden Middle School
Late Night North Highlands
Derby Day
Discovery Museum
Explorit


2007 Beneficiaries

NeighborWorks
Music Circus
Wave Camp 2007
Development Disabilities Service Organization
VSA Arts
Late Night North Highlands
Safetyville
Fairytale Town
Junior Achievement
Family Promise
River Cats Independence Field
Sacramento Food Bank Services
Ronald McDonald House
B Street Theatre
Discovery Museum
Lilliput Children's Services
Sacramento Philharmonic
Crockert Art Museum
River City Theatre Co.
Albert Schweitzer PTA
Sacramento Court Appointed Special Advocate
Community Schools Solutions of California
Society for the Blind
Collings West Sacramento Teen Center
Natomas High School Band Boosters
Boys/Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento
Girls Scouts of Tierra del Oro
Salvation Army
Sierra Adoption Services
Center for Youth Citizenship
Roberts Family Development Center
Hemisphere Arts
Crocker Art Museum
Sutter Foundation
L.A. McCarty Sports Foundation


2006 Beneficiaries

WAVE Camp 2005
Sacramento Food Bank Services
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of El Dorado Hills
Sierra Adoption Services
Campus Life Connection
Cristo Rey High School
Natomas Community Performing and Fine Arts Center
VSA Arts
Sacramento Philharmonic
The Friendship Club
Music Circus
Safetyville
UC Davis National Youth Sports Program
Diogenes Youth and Family Services
Roberts Family Development Center
Child Haven
Camp Fire USA
Folsom Cordova Schools Foundation
Fairytale Town
Sacramento Local Conservation CORPS
First Tee/SAY Golf
Sacramento Zoo
Strategies for Change
Development Disabilities Service Organization
Girl Scouts of Tierra del Oro
River Cats Independence Field
Society for the Blind
The Green House
WEAVE
Green Haven Soccer Club
People Reaching Out
KVIE Public Television
Crocker Art Museum
Boys/Girls Club of Auburn
Sol Aureus College Prep
Boys/Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento
Positive Coaching Alliance
Huntington's Disease Society of America
School Activities for Everyone (S.A.F.E.)
Late Night North Highlands
Salvation Army
Time for Kids
Sacramento Public Library Foundation
Children's Receiving Home