Grants to the San Gabriel Educational Foundation, Convalescent Aid Society (Pasadena) and Friends of the San Gabriel Library and will support healthy living programs for local students and seniors.
SAN GABRIEL, CA – August 15, 2018 – The San Gabriel Community Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2018 Healthy Community Grants. The Foundation was formed more than a decade ago through an alliance between the City of San Gabriel, San Gabriel Unified School District, San Gabriel Valley Medical Center and Church of Our Saviour. The following programs will receive funding:
Source: ©SGEF 2018
This grant to the San Gabriel Educational Foundation will support an innovative program at Jefferson Middle School: Food for Thought – Young Chefs in the Kitchen. The program is a supervised eight-week program that teaches students basic cooking skills and demonstrates how good food choices can guarantee a healthier life-style. The San Gabriel Educational Foundation is a non-profit volunteer-run organization dedicated to providing additional funding and exciting new programs for the students of the San Gabriel Unified School District.
Source: © CAS 2018
This grant will support the free loan of durable medical equipment for in-home use, including walkers, wheelchairs, hospital beds and bathroom-safety equipment. The Convalescent Aid Society (Pasadena) is more than 90 years old and each year still serves hundreds of fixed-income elderly and disabled individuals from communities across the San Gabriel Valley.
Source: ©FSGL 2018
This grant will support the Addressing Teen Stress through Community Action program at the San Gabriel Branch of the Los Angeles County Library. Under that program, branch librarians are collaborating with mental health outreach initiatives at Gabrielino High School and Del Mar High School. The branch will use the grant money to purchase, circulate and expand its collection of books and other media addressing the impact and management of teenage stress, anxiety, fatigue, sleep deprivation and depression. Friends of the San Gabriel Library is a local nonprofit that encourages literacy and love of learning programs at the San Gabriel branch of the Los Angeles County Library System.
Quality of life
Said Harry Baldwin, Chairman of the San Gabriel Community Foundation: “We are pleased each year to support both basic and innovative programs that encourage healthy lifestyles in the communities of the San Gabriel Valley. These three community-based nonprofits stand out in the uniqueness of their vital missions, share a long tradition of helping those in most need in our area, and are always thinking ahead for what would be most impactful for the greatest number of our neighbors – children, teens, adults and seniors alike – who depend upon them.”
About the San Gabriel Community Foundation
The Foundation was formed more than a decade ago through an alliance between the City of San Gabriel, San Gabriel Unified School District, San Gabriel Valley Medical Center and Church of Our Saviour.
The San Gabriel Community Foundation is a collaborative effort with the California Community Foundation to increase quality of life resources across the San Gabriel Valley.
Partnership – Our active partnership with the award-winning California Community Foundation ensures that administrative costs are kept to a minimum. The California Community Foundation, founded in 1915, supports more than $500 million in charitable endowment funds and provides significant administrative economies of scale to local community partners.
Join us! – Establish a fund of your own within the San Gabriel Community Foundation and it will receive the maximum charitable deduction allowed by law – and its investments will be guided by some of the country’s top financial advisors through our partnership with the California Community Foundation.
More information – For more information about the San Gabriel Community Foundation and how you can help create a legacy that will serve community needs well into the future, visit our website at www.sangabrielcf.org.
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