We at TheGrantHelpers.com have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: our clients, jobs we enjoy, our friends, and most importantly our families. Organizations throughout the country that have received grants also have a lot to be grateful for. We thought we would dedicate this space this week to highlight some grant recipients and how they used their money to make a difference in this world.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at TheGrantHelpers.com.
Thankful for Helping People Have a Roof Over Their Head
Last week we highlighted grants for food pantries. One of those grant-makers featured was the Cisco Foundation. This foundation awards community grants that help with basic human needs. LifeMoves, a nonprofit organization that provides housing and services for homeless families and individuals in San Mateo County, was a recipient of a grant from the Cisco Foundation. In San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, the cost of living is nearly 50% higher than the national average. Many of the people living in the LifeMoves service area are earning minimum wage and live on the brink of homelessness. LifeMoves programs combat homelessness today and tomorrow by teaching comprehensive life skills that help their clients achieve long-term self-sufficiency and effectively break the cycle of homelessness.
Thankful for Healthy and Happy Youth
The Finish Line Foundation recently announced its second quarter grants for 2016. The 17 grants totaled $144,093 and were awarded to organizations in 12 different states. These grants helped with healthy lifestyles for kids, youth development, and those with special needs. One of the recipients thankful this holiday season is the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit. It received a $73,500 for the Finish Line for Youth Riding Stables barn renovation at Camp Ohiyesa. This project will serve 3,000 youth. Another recipient of this grant program was U Make A Difference Foundation in Indiana. It received $5,000 for its leadership and anti-bullying summit impacting 3,000 youth.
Thankful for Healthy Food
Twenty schools and youth programs are all appreciative this holiday season after receiving grants from KidsGardening.org. 19 programs received a grant package valued at $500, which included curriculum books, a $350 Gardener’s Supply gift certificate, and $100 cash to be used to purchase soil amendments and fruit and vegetable plantings. One grand prize winner received a package valued at $750, which included curriculum books, a $450 Gardeners Supply gift certificate, and $250 cash. The grand prize winner was Joseph Zito Elementary in Phoenix, Arizona. A few of the other winners were Barbara Bush Elementary School, Hillcrest Middle School, and Sandra Day O’Connor High School.
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