2009 Annual Report
Grant Awards
Ben Weingart
The Year in Review
Grant Awards
Financial Highlights

ARTS & CULTURE

Armory Center for the Arts
Support to pilot the Madison Neighborhood Initiative
$60,300

Art & Creativity For Healing, Inc.
Support to expand the offering of Art for Healing programs to five additional Family Resource Centers
$25,000

Children's Nature Institute
Support for expansion of the Outreach Discovery Program to reach 3,500 additional children
$10,000

City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts
Support for the implementation of the Service Learning Initiative
$10,000

KCET - Community Television of Southern California
Support for Digital Television Transmitter
$219,314

KCET - Community Television of Southern California
Capital support for the purchase and installation of a new satellite uplink
$100,000

Cornerstone Theater Company
Support for the Youth Community Collaborations (YCC) program
$25,000

Dramatic Results
Support to hire a development director
$90,000

Eagle Rock Community Cultural Association
Support to hire a development director
$25,000

ETM-LA Inc
Support to expand the ETM-LA music program
$10,000

Guadalupe Nipomo Dunes Center
Support to expand part-time Director of Volunteers position to full-time
$10,000

The HeArt Project
General operating support
$15,000

International City Theatre
Support to sustain and expand the PACT program
$10,000

Los Angeles Master Chorale Association
General operating support
$25,000

Los Angeles Museum Of The Holocaust Martyrs Memorial
Support for Sixth Grade Artist-in-Residency pilot project
$10,000

Madison Project
Support for expansion of its Arts Insights Education Program
$25,000

Pasadena Arts Council
Support for The Next Step, an afterschool program at John Muir High School in Pasadena
$10,000

Santa Barbara Center For The Performing Arts Inc
Support for equipment for the Point of View teen program
$10,000

Theatre of Hearts, Inc.
Support for Artist-In-Residence Program
$25,000

Lula Washington Contemporary Dance Foundation
Core support
$100,000

In addition, another 31 grants, each under $10,000, were made in this category for a total of $166,200

Category total: 51 grants made for a total of  $980,814

EDUCATION

Advancement Through Opportunity and Knowledge, Inc.
Core support
$150,000

ARCS Foundation, Inc., Los Angeles Chapter
Support for a part-time grantwriter
$10,000

Ascension Catholic School
Support to construct a new pre-school center and renovate outdoor areas of the ACS campus
$250,000

Blind Childrens Center
Support to expand the Center's Therapeutic Services and add a first grade class
$120,000

Blood Bank Of San Bernardino And Riverside Counties Inc
Support for the Academy of Giving Program
$45,000

Foundation for the California State University, San Bernardino
Capital support for an Astronomical Observatory
$100,000

Centro Latino for Literacy
Support for the Los Angeles County-wide Spanish-language Literacy Campaign
$75,000

Chabad Jewish Center Of Westchester Inc
Support to expand the preschool scholarship program to families from the lowest income bracket
$10,000

College Access Plan
Support for salary for Executive Director position
$10,000

Community Partners
Support for expansion of middle school youth program into two new schools (Outlaws and Justice)
$10,000

Crystal Cove Alliance
Capital refurbishment of the Crystal Cove Historic District to serve as an "Educational Commons" for school-age children
$161,000

Eastmont Community Center
General operating support
$25,000

Fulfillment Fund
General operating support
$500,000

Fullerton Community Nursery School
Support for renovation of Fullerton Community Nursery School's facilities
$10,000

Jane Goodall Institute For Wildlife Research Education & Conservation
Support for the Los Angeles Diversity Initiative at Title One LAUSD schools
$80,000

The Jester & Pharley Phund
Support to implement a literacy and outreach program at 11 schools
$10,000

Laguna College Of Art And Design
Support for scholarships
$100,000

Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles
Core support
$75,000

Los Angeles Operation Hope
Support for the expansion of Banking on Our Future program
$50,000

Mardan Foundation of Educational Therapy, Inc.
Support to integrate technology into the school's programs and instruction
$25,000

National Foundation For Teaching Entrepreneurship To Handicapped
Support for the expansion of the Greater LA Schools Entrepreneurship Initiative
$25,000

New Village Charter School
Support for instructional and learning technology
$75,000

Oak Grove Institute Foundation Inc
Capital support for two classrooms to serve autistic students
$170,000

Partnership For Los Angeles Schools
Support for implementation of student intervention programming and enrichments
$150,000

Radio Club Afterschool Inc
Support for the expansion of the Radio Club after-school program
$10,000

Reading Partners
Support for the establishment of three new Reading Centers in Los Angeles County
$10,000

Reading To Kids
Support to sustain and expand Saturday Reading Club program
$10,000

Rosemary Children's Services
Capital support for a technology upgrade project
$50,000

Saint Michael's Catholic School
Support to expand tuition assistance program
$30,000

Santa Barbara Foundation
Support for the (Welcome Every Baby) universal home visitation program
$100,000

Segue Career Guidance Program
Support to expand the Segue Program
$10,000

Storyteller Children's Center
Support for the Campaign for the Future
$150,000

Team Heal Foundation Inc
Support to expand education program to two additional high school sites
$10,000

University of Southern California
Support for development of CharterConnect.org
$75,000

Urban Education Partnership
Capital support for technology upgrade project
$75,000

Verbum Dei High School
Capital support to renovate and equip a new Science and Math Center
$250,000

Woodbury University
Capital support toward Woodbury's University Building Initiative
$500,000

In addition, another 48 grants, each under $10,000, were made in this category for a total of $382,410

Category total: 85 grants made for a total of  $3,898,410

HEALTH

Airport Marina Counseling Service
Core support
$75,000

Amanecer Community Counseling Services
Support for a bilingual Housing Specialist
$45,000

Asian American Senior Citizens Service Center Inc
Support for the expansion of the Senior Health Prevention and Education program
$10,000

Casa De Las Amigas
Capital support for the renovation of its sober living facility in Pasadena
$250,000

Children's Dental Center
Support for enhancing the delivery and coordination of children's dental services
$100,000

Children's Hospital Foundation of Orange County
Capital renovation support for the School Program
$250,000

Citrus Valley Health Foundation
Capital support to construct a Definitive Observation Unit at Queen of the Valley Hospital
$250,000

Community Partners
Support for a capacity building grant to increase the organization's infrastructure and scope of services (Epilepsy Alliance of Orange County)
$50,000

Conejo Hospice, Inc.
General operating support
$20,000

Council On Alcoholism & Drug Abuse
Support for the Cannabis Youth Treatment program
$75,000

Dyslexia Awareness & Resource Center
General operating support
$15,000

Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center
Support for EPFMC Women's Health Center Renovation/Expansion Project
$300,000

Foundation for Children's Dental Health, Inc.
Support for a free children's dental clinic
$10,000

Good Samaritan Shelter
Capital support for the Recovery Way Home project
$300,000

The Gooden Center
Capital support for Phase II renovations to the 3-unit apartment building at Holliston Court
$65,000

Harbor Community Clinic
Capital support for the expansion of its community clinic facility in San Pedro
$50,000

Institute for Families of Blind Children
General operating support
$10,000

Jewish Family & Children's Services of Long Beach
Support for the expansion of the Graduate and Post-Graduate Intern program
$30,000

Long Beach Community Hospital Foundation
Support to purchase a new 64-slice CT scanner
$100,000

Mary Lind Foundation
Capital support for the renovation of the Royal Palms Recovery Center, a 135-bed residential substance abuse treatment facility
$150,000

Mental Health Association in Santa Barbara County
Core support
$125,000

National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Southern California Chapter
Support to pilot a distant-learning model for the Living Well Program
$75,000

New Hope Grief Support Community
General operating support
$5,000

Scott Newman Center
General operating support
$10,000

Niswa
Support for a community health education and outreach program
$10,000

Pink Ribbon Club Foundation
Support for Project Empower
$10,000

Principles Inc
Capital support for renovation of residential facility
$75,000

Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc.
Support for a capacity building initiative focused on development and marketing
$60,000

Sanctuary House Of Santa Barbara Inc
Capital support for the replacement of Sanctuary House (residential program) kitchen stove
$8,100

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
Core support
$150,000

Santa Teresita Hospital Foundation
Capital support toward a campus-wide upgrade of its heat/air, electrical, plumbing and fire life safety systems
$650,000

Special Needs Network Inc.
Support for the delivery of community educational and training workshops and development of a resource toolkit
$30,000

St. Jude Memorial Foundation
Capital support to expand maternity services and the neonatal intensive care unit in the new Southwest Tower
$250,000

United Cerebral Palsy/Spastic Children's Foundation
Capital support for the construction of a two-story 24-unit apartment building in the City of Glendale
$250,000

VIP Community Mental Health Center
Capital renovation support for a forensic urgent care center specializing in treatment of violence and abuse
$250,000

Wall-Las Memorias Project
Support for a capacity building initiative
$25,000

Weingart Center Association
Support for Community Health Center
$200,000

Young & Healthy
Support for the Community Outreach Initiative
$75,000

In addition, another 24 grants, each under $10,000, were made in this category for a total of $171,080

Category total: 62 grants made for a total of  $4,584,180

HUMAN SERVICES

Alzheimer's Family Service Center
Support for Project NIMS, a coordinated emergency response
$10,000

826LA
General operating support
$15,000

A Place Called Home
Capital support for the Interim Expansion Project
$10,000

Alliance for a Better Community
Support for the upgrade of organizational information and technology system
$10,000

American Red Cross of Ventura County
Capital support to renovate and equip a new Emergency Operations Center
$100,000

Arts And Services For Disabled Incorporated
Capital support for the purchase of an eight-person bus
$10,000

Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Support for the renovation of the APAL Center
$75,000

Asian-American Resource Center
Support to implement and expand its Senior Health Program
$60,000

Aviva Family and Children's Services
Support for the renovation of the Wallis Annenberg Center, a 36-bed residential treatment center for young girls located in Hollywood
$157,415

Barrio Action Youth & Family Center
Support for strategic planning and fund development capacities
$25,000

Bet Tzedek
Core support
$150,000

A Better LA
Support for Summer Night Lights project
$150,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County
Support for a capacity building grant to implement agency's 5-year strategic plan
$75,000

Boys & Girls Club Of Capistrano Valley
Capital support to construct a 7,200 sq. ft.  two-story Teen Center
$100,000

Boys & Girls Club Of Southwest County
Capital support to construct clubhouse in the French Valley
$250,000

Boys & Girls Club Of Whittier Inc
Capital support for the renovation of a teen center
$50,000

Boys & Girls Club, Harbor City/Harbor Gateway
Support for Club College program
$75,000

Boys & Girls Club, San Fernando Valley
General operating support
$25,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor
Support to expand College Bound program
$500,000

Boys & Girls Club, Simi Valley
Support for the expansion of Project Learn
$35,000

Boys & Girls Club, Ventura
Core support
$100,000

Boys & Girls Club, West San Gabriel Valley
Support to implement Study Island
$50,000

Boys & Girls Club, West Valley
Core support
$75,000

California 4-H Foundation
Support for the expansion and enhancement of the Teen Leadership Development Institute at Compton High School
$10,000

Canyon Acres Children and Family Services
Support for the Adoption Services Program
$135,000

Casa de Los Angelitos
General operating support
$10,000

Casa Teresa
Core support
$100,000

Cathedral City Senior Center
Support for outreach program
$10,000

Childnet Youth and Family Services Inc
Support to implement the Family Support Services (FSS) program
$75,000

Children's Network International
Core support
$150,000

Chosen Inc
Support for agency's first part-time program coordinator
$10,000

Community Partners
Support for the Child Welfare Initiative for 2008-09
$355,000

Community Partners
Support for the Child Welfare Initiative for 2009-10
$355,000

Community Partners In Caring
General operating support
$10,000

Community SeniorServ
Capital support to purchase and install state-of-the art cook-chill equipment for the commercial kitchen
$112,500

Comprehensive Child Development, Inc
Support for a new development director position
$81,276

Concerned Resource & Environmental Workers
General operating support
$25,000

Conejo Valley Senior Concerns, Inc.
Support for the respite scholarship program for informal low-income caregivers
$8,000

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County
Core support
$80,000

Crystal Stairs
Support for Technology Literacy Program at SAGE Children's Center
$10,000

Domestic Violence Center Of Santa Clarita Valley
Capital support to upgrade and refurbish agency's conference room and to secure off-site storage space
$9,500

Downtown Women's Center, Los Angeles
Capital support for Project Home, a 71-unit permanent supportive housing residence and drop-in center in Skid Row
$600,000

East San Gabriel  Valley Japanese Community Center, Inc.
Capital support for the Social Hall Renovation
$50,000

Easy Lift Transportation Inc.
Support for the Children's Accessible Transit program
$35,000

El Centro de Accion Social
General operating support
$25,000

Elevate Your G.A.M.E.
Support to expand mentoring program to two additional sites
$10,000

Engage Inc.
Support for the expansion of "EngAGE in Creativity" program
$40,000

Episcopal Camp at Wrightwood of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Los Angeles
Support for capital renovations
$25,000

Friends of EXPO Center
Support for construction of new multiuse sports fields
$2,000,000

Filipino American Service Group, Inc.
General operating support
$25,000

Food From The Heart Inc
Support for the purchase of containers used to deliver food
$10,000

Food In Need Of Distribution Inc
Support for expansion of food supplies in eastern Riverside County
$10,000

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County
Capital support for the purchase of two refrigerated cargo vans
$50,000

Foodbank of Southern California
Core support
$100,000

DesertArc
Capital support for the purchase of a 33-passenger bus
$86,000

Gary Center
Core support
$75,000

Ginga Arts
Support for program expansion at Immaculate Conception
School
$10,000

Glendale Association for the Retarded
Capital support for workshop equipment
$10,000

Grid Alternatives
Support for the Greater Los Angeles Green Jobs Partnership Project
$10,000

Habitat for Humanity - Los Angeles
Support for the Building a Greater Los Angeles campaign
$750,000

Habitat for Humanity - San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys
Support for the development of a home in Phase II of its Pierce Street Project in Pacoima
$100,000

HEAR Center
Support for capacity building
$25,000

Hillside House
Support for a wheelchair accessible van
$39,000

Hillsides
Core support
$150,000

Homeboy Industries
Support for a Short-Term Hire Program, a new component of its existing job training program
$219,000

Homies Unidos
General operating support
$25,000

Human Options, Inc.
Support for a parent-child joint treatment program targeting clients in domestic violence emergency and transitional housing
$100,000

Imagine Los Angeles Inc
Support for the expansion of the Supportive Sustainable Family Housing Program
$10,000

Information and Referral Federation of Los Angeles County
Support to pilot a Developmental Screening Project
$106,000

Inland Valley Habitat for Humanity
Support for overhead expenses, operation of existing programs, and planning for at least two new homes to be built in southwest Riverside County
$10,000

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles
Capital support to build a cul-de-sac for emergency vehicle access at Camp Max Straus
$75,000

Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
Support for expansion of the Teen Literacy Corps Program
$75,000

Jewish Free Loan Association
Core support
$130,000

Jewish Vocational Service
Core support
$150,000

Journey House, Inc.
General operating support
$10,000

Kids In Sports
Support for capacity building activities
$25,000

L.A. Goal
Support to increase agency capacity
$25,000

Laguna Cottages for Seniors
Support for the purchase and installation of energy efficient hot water heaters
$10,000

LINC Housing Corporation
Capital support for SEASONS at Compton
$350,000

Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice
Support for Project Adelante!
$10,000

Abode Communities
General support of service program
$10,000

Los Angeles House of Ruth
Core support
$50,000

Los Angeles Police Department Devonshire Police Activity League
Support for the construction and operation of the PALS youth center
$150,000

Los Angeles Regional Foodbank
Support for food distribution through the purchase of additional trucking equipment
$200,000

Los Angeles Youth Network
Support for the expansion of its Independent Living Program
$169,550

Many Mansions
Core support
$75,000

Meals On Wheels West
Support for expanding the Client & Community Development Campaign
$10,000

MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity)
Support for the creation of a Development Manager position
$100,000

Midnight Mission
Core support
$150,000

Motivating Our Students Through Experience
General operating support
$10,000

My Friends Place
Core support
$150,000

North County Rape Crisis & Child Protection Center
Capital support to purchase a building for administrative offices and program services
$100,000

North Valley Caring Services
Support for Family Literacy Program
$10,000

Orangewood Children's Foundation
Core support
$150,000

Peace4Kids
Core support
$50,000

People For Irvine Community Health
Core support
$85,000

Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity
Support to hire a full-time Procurement Manager
$35,000

Prayer Warriors Enhancement Team
Capacity building support
$20,000

Project Access Inc
Capital support for rehabilitation to a critical family center
$100,000

Project Angel Food
Core support
$150,000

Public Counsel
Support to establish a new legal and social service clinic located at the Magnolia Place Family Center
$60,000

Richstone Family Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse
Core support
$150,000

Safe Alternatives For Everyone Inc
Capital support to provide furnishings and equipment for the new S.A.F.E. building
$10,000

Salvation Army - Southern California Division
Core support
$300,000

Child Advocates of San Bernardino County
Support over two years to expand the CASA program
$75,000

San Bernardino National Forest Association
Support for the Urban Youth Conservation Corps
$25,000

Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry
Support to purchase a 12 foot truck with a lift gate
$39,600

Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program
Support for program expansion
$7,500

Shanti Orange County
General operating support for PRISM: Integrated Services Management program
$10,000

Share Our Selves Corporation
Support for the purchase and installation of an electronic health record and electronic practice management system
$145,000

Shelter From the Storm, Inc.
Core support
$150,000

Shelter Partnership, Inc.
Support to renovate the Shelter Resource Bank warehouse
$600,000

Single Room Occupancy Housing Corporation
Capital renovation of the kitchen facility at the James Wood Community Center, lobby area of the Panama Hotel, and organizational capacity building support
$75,000

Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange - Bethany
General operating support
$10,000

Southern California Presbyterian Homes
Program support for the expansion of its Resident Service Coordinator Program at George McDonald Court in Watts
$20,000

Special Children's Art Foundation
Support for an art education and outreach program targeting low income and special needs students
$10,000

Stone Soup Child Care Programs
Support to enhance staff development training and improve the quality of care for children with special needs
$150,000

Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE)
Program support for the Figueroa Corridor Community Jobs Program
$99,000

Strive Foundation
General operating support
$25,000

Time For Change Foundation
General operating support
$25,000

Transition House
Core support
$100,000

Travelers Aid Society of Los Angeles, Inc.
Support for purchase and renovation of a new headquarter service
center, and the expansion of case management services
$50,000

Union Rescue Mission
Core support for Hope Gardens Family Center
$150,000

United Way Of Santa Barbara County Inc
Support for the Fun in the Sun program
$60,000

Volunteers of America
Support for the renovation of the Jan Clayton Center, a residential alcohol and drug recovery facility
$300,000

Watts/Century Latino Organization
Support for the new WCLO Youth Leadership Development and Violence Prevention Project
$10,000

West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation
Support for capacity building grant aimed at strengthening infrastructure
$130,000

Westside Children's Center
Core support
$150,000

Women Organizing Resources, Knowledge and Services
Support for capacity building
$75,000

Women's Transitional Living Center, Inc.
Support for the expansion of the Independence from Dependence Program
$10,000

Youth Employment Service Of The Harbor Area Inc
Support to expand a part-time employment counselor position to full-time
$10,000

Youth Mentoring Connection
Capacity building support for agency's first full-time office manager
$10,000

Youth News Service Los Angeles Bureau
Support for capacity building project
$10,000

YWCA - San Gabriel Valley
Core support
$75,000

In addition, another 57 grants, each under $10,000, were made in this category for a total of $381,550

Category total: 191 grants made for a total of  $14,500,891


PUBLIC & SOCIETY BENEFIT

Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
Support for targeted capacity building program in South L.A.
$150,000

Figueroa Corridor Community Land Trust
General support of service program
$10,000

Liberty Hill Foundation
Support for a grants and capacity building program for nonprofits in Los Angeles County
$1,060,000

Pueblo Nuevo Development
Capital support to build a recreational site at Camino Nuevo High School
$750,000

San Gabriel-Pomona Parents Place
Support for capacity building activities
$25,000

Southern California Association Of Non-Profit Housing Inc
Support for capacity building efforts
$95,000

Southern California Grantmakers
Support for a capacity building, leadership development and training and education project for the Southern California philanthropic community
$25,000

Southern California Grantmakers
Support for public policy initiative
$25,000

Southern California Grantmakers
To support the Office for Strategic Partnership
$150,000

United Way - Los Angeles
Support for A Pathway Home
$100,000

University of Southern California
Support for the Los Angeles Foundation Leadership Group
$10,000

University of Southern California
Support for two studies on foundation giving
$25,000

Volunteer Center of Riverside County
Support for 11th Annual Resource Center for Nonprofit Management Conference
$5,000

Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
Support for sponsorship for 2008 National Training Institute
$5,000

In addition, another 13 grants, each under $10,000, were made in this category for a total of $67,075

Category total: 27 grants made for a total of  $2,502,075

Less adjustments to previously approved grants of $2,045,000

Total amount for all categories:  $24,421,370