SPARC (Student Philanthropists Advancing Real Change) is now accepting Grant Applications for our 2014 – 2015 Grant program from organizations located in or serving the population of the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding areas.

As a condition of accepting funds, the organization consents to comply with the Foundation’s grant award provisions, including the submission of a grant progress report due on October 1 of the year of the award, follow-up site visits, and affording appropriate public recognition to the Foundation for its support. For additional information please email us at info@sparccorps.org

Download the SPARC 2014-2015 Grant Application.  All Grant Applications must be submitted electronically to info@sparccorps.org by Friday, June 20, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. with the subject line: 2014-15_Grant Application – Your Charity Name.

 

2014 Grants Under Consideration 

Mother’s Club

Union Station Homeless Services

Casa de las Amigas

Make A Wish Foundation

Lineage Dance

Peave Over Violence

Urban Compass

Institute for the Re-design of Learning

Pasadena Playhouse

Rose Bowl Aquatics Center

United Hope for Animals

Cancer Support Community

Hillsides

Club 21

Move A Child Higher

Huntington Library

2013 Grants

Armenian Relief Society Social Services
517 W. Glenoaks Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91202
818-241-7533

The mission of the Armenian Relief Society Social Services (ARS-SS) is to work toward improving the standard of living and meet the societal needs within communities. ARS-SS is particularly interested in assisting new immigrants and refugees acculturate and adjust to life in the U.S. and achieve self-sufficiency.  The grant request is for ARS-SS to offer general social services free of charge to low-moderate income individuals and families with language barriers in the City of Pasadena.

 

Boys and Girls Club
3230 E. Del Mar Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91107
626-449-9100
www.bgcpasadena.org

The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena is to promote the health, education, social, vocational and character development of boys and girls, ages 6 through 18, and to improve the lives of these children by helping them build self-assurance and develop leadership skills while reinforcing positive values. We offer programs in five core areas: Character & Leadership Development; Education & Career Development; Health & Life Skills; the Arts; and Sports, Fitness & Recreation.  Funding is requested for “Project Learn” and education enhancement and enrichment program that provides members with the support they need to engage them in learning, encourage them to succeed in school and help them become lifelong learners.

 

College Access Plan
871 E. Washington Blvd., Suite 207
Pasadena, CA 91104
626-398-8500
www.collegeaccessplan.org

College Access Plan prepares underserved high school students to succeed in college. CAP’s goal is to ensure that all students have equal access to college preparation; each student is regarded as a unique, complete individual; and college is an affordable option for every student. CAP provides group college readiness workshops, one-to-one college advisement, and long-term peer mentoring to high school students who wish to Dream Big about their futures.  CAP requests funding for personalized college advisement services at John Muir High School providing one-to-one advisement to all Muir students at no charge.

 

Day One
175 N. Euclid Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
626-229-9750
www.dayonepasadena.com

Day One is a community based nonprofit organization with a 25 year history of providing effective public health education, intervention, and policy development. It is our mission to provide an organizational structure by which Pasadena and Altadena will reduce the problems associated with alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. Day One convenes, develops, coordinates, and provides prevention services for youth and families in the greater Pasadena area. Day One’s approach is rooted in the community-based prevention philosophy: A combined effort of people who live and work in a target area, working through local agencies, organizations and groups will bring about change.

 

Flintridge Center
236 W. Mountain Street, #106
Pasadena, CA 91103
626-449-0839
www.flintridge.org

Flintridge Center is a nonprofit public charity committed to building hope and resilience in the lives of the youth and their families in Northwest Pasadena and West Altadena.  We work in partnership with the community to provide life-changing services that reduce community violence, improve academic achievement, and launch career paths for the benefit of the greater Pasadena/Altadena area.  Funding is requested to support academic enrichment courses provided through the Mustangs on the Move (MOTM) after-school program at John Muir High School.

 

Foothill Family Service
2500 E. Foothill Boulevard, Suite 300
Pasadena, CA 91107
626-564-1613
www.foothillfamily.org

The mission of Foothill Family Service is to build brighter futures – empowering children and families in our communities to overcome challenges and achieve success in relationships, school, and work through five key programs including Mental Health and Counseling Services, Services for Families with Children 0-5, Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment, Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment, and Prevention and Early Intervention Services.  Foothill Family is requesting funding for the Wraparound Program which provides comprehensive, in-home mental health services to emotionally disturbed children up to 15 years old living in the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys.

 

Harambee Ministries
1609 Navarro Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
626-798-7431
www.harambeeministries.org

Harambee Ministries serves children and youth who are from the low to middle income homes. This is the reason Harambee was founded 30 years ago this year. Harambee exists to offer an opportunity to the children and youth who live in this area. We strive to give hope and opportunity for change. The Enrichment Program supported by the PISF grant will allow us to solidify enrichment for our students.

 

Kidspace Children’s Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena CA 91103
626-449-9144
www.kidspacemuseum.org

The mission of Kidspace is to promote education and enrich the lives of children, families, and the community through interactive experiences in science, art, and the humanities.  Kidspace Camps can help mitigate summer learning loss, and can also alleviate the achievement gap between higher and lower income students. In a continued effort to provide the same opportunites to as many children as possible, a grant is being requested to allow Kidspace the opportunity to offer scholarships to families that are economically disadvantaged and underserved so the children who would otherwise be unable to afford such opportunities are able to participate in this enriching program.

 

Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA
361 S. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
626-792-7151
www.pasadenahumane.org

The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA promotes humane treatment and positive quality of life for all animals: domestic, exotic, wild or livestock. As an open-door shelter, PHS provides care to all animals in its service area regardless of age, medical condition, breed or any other criteria.  PHS has requested funding for Humane Education, a program which provides education, animal science, literacy and student internship programs for children of greater Pasadena community attending grades K through 12 free of charge or for a very minimal fee for primarily children from low and moderate income families.

 

Pasadena Playhouse
39 South El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
626-921-1164
www.pasadenaplayhouse.org

The Pasadena Playhouse remains committed to the development and presentation of a culturally diverse variety of theatrical productions at the highest level of artistry including a subscription season of five culturally diverse plays and musicals with many attractive ticketing options; the newly revamped New Generations outreach program for students and at-risk youth with the addition of teaching artists to help facilitate the education process; and a full menu of opportunities to showcase the art, artists and talent taking place on our stages through Post-Shows, Pre-Shows and HotSeats.  The Pasadena Playhouse has requested funding for the High School Theatre Festival, an annual event in which local high school students perform up to fifteen minutes of personally selected material varying from scene work, to musicalslelections, to original compositions.  The event is not competitive, but provides a safe and supportive environment for participating students to see and be seen by their peers and community.

 

Pasadena Senior Center
85 E. Holly Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
626-795-4331
www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org

The mission of the Pasadena Senior Center is to imporve the lives of adults, age 50 and older, through caring service with opportunities for social interaction, recreation, basic support and needs services, education, volunteerism and community activism.  Funding has been requested to support the Food Distribution Program, to feed low-income seniors.

 

Reading Partners
605 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 805
Los Angeles, CA 90015
323-572-3877
www.readingpartners.org

RP’s mission is to help children become lifelong readers by providing individualized instruction with measurable results. With the hope that one day all children will have the reading skills they need to reach their full potential, RP has been providing early-intervention literacy tutoring to K-5 students in California since 1999.   Funding has been requested to recruit and train community volunteers who tutor K-5 students 1:1 twice each week at Jackson and Washington Accelerated Elementary Schools in Pasadena using a research-validated curriculum developed in partnership with the Stanford University School of Education; this method shows outstanding results: after just 26 hours of tutoring, the average student advances an entire grade level in reading skills.

 

San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity
400 South Irwindale Avenue
Azusa, CA 91702
(626) 387-6899
www.sgvhabitat.org

SGV Habitat for Humanity builds, renovates, and repairs affordable housing for low-income families in the San Gabriel Valley and partners with people from all walks of life to create decent housing for those in need.  SGV Habitat for Humanity is requesting funding for the Brush With Kindness (BWK) exterior home repair program. This BWK project will assist a low-income household with critical exterior repairs that will preserve the home’s appearance, value, and safety.

 

Sierra Madre Search & Rescue
PO Box 24
Sierra Madre, CA 91025
626-355-3411
www.smsr.org

The Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team, founded in 1951, performs wilderness search and rescue operations in the mountains above Sierra Madre and Pasadena. Our 24 members are all volunteers, on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. SMSR provides Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level medical care to anyone injured in a wilderness area and provides evacuation to the nearest vehicle access point, often several miles away or helicopter extraction point. Additionally, the team conducts searches for missing recreationalists in the local area and assists in large search operations throughout the state. Members are proficient in high-angle rescue, search and man-tracking, mountaineering, navigation, technical rock and ice travel, and helicopter techniques. We respond to any place in the wilderness, in any weather, and at any time, and we never charge the victim.  SMSR is requesting a grant that will provide victim accessa dn rope rescue equipment and specialized medical supplies used to deliver EMT-level medical care to those injured in the wilderness.  The equipment will span three main categories: rope rescue gear, electronics, and specialized medical equipment.

 

Verdugo Young Musicians Orchestra
PO Box 8343
La Crescenta, CA 91224
323-258-3552
www.vyma.org

The mission of the Verdugo Young Musicians Association (VYMA) is to transform young lives through music. We fulfill our mission by offering both free and tuition-based afterschool programs where young people discover the dedication, teamwork and joy of making music together, enhance their musical skills, and create pathways to success and self-esteem, while building a better community. VYMA seeks funding  for the Music Project at Longfellow School.

 

Young & Healthy
PO Box 93397
Pasadena, CA 91109
(626) 795-5166
www.youngandhealthy-pas.org

Young & Healthy’s mission is to provide access to high-quality health care for uninsured and underinsured children, and to improve the quality of life for all children in the greater Pasadena area through prevention, education, and enhanced health care services. These services are provided by volunteer physicians, dentists, therapists, optometrists and other health care professionals. Young & Healthy is based on the conviction that it is the right of every child to have access to quality health care regardless of income levels and that early health care is an investment in the future of the community.  A PISF grant would support a portion of the costs associated with the Comprehensive Dental Health Program, providing direct, educational and preventive dental health services to a minimum of 2,500 Pasadena area residents each school year.

 

2012 Grants

Caltech Y
1200 E. California Boulevard, MC 5-62
Pasadena, CA 91125
(626) 395-6163
www.caltechy.org

The Caltech Y’s mission is to enrich (Caltech) student life and to challenge students to grow into responsible citizens of the world. The Caltech Y seeks to develop students’ skills, ingenuity, and leadership to make a positive impact through the process of planning and coordinating events. Program includes Community Service and Volunteer Opportunities, Cultural and Educational Programs, and Outdoor Adventure.

 

Club 21 Learning and Resource Center
539 N. Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 844-1821
www.clubtwentyone.org

Club 21 Learning and Resource Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and communities so that those individuals may reach their true potential and become fully included members of society. Club 21 seeks to educate families whose children have Down syndrome from the first diagnosis until high school graduation through educational partnerships and progressive programs, workshops, conferences, and community partnerships.

 

Foothill Vocational Opportunities
789 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 449-0218
www.foothillvoc.org

Foothill Vocational Opportunities maximizes the personal and economic potential of disabled individuals by creating meaningful employment opportunities.   The organization provides their clients and families with the tools they need to live fuller, richer lives, bringing a sense of inclusion and dignity to a chronically marginalized and underserved group of people.  Services include vocational assessment and counseling, case management, job training, job placement, and job coaching.

 

GLAZA – Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-4722
www.lazoo.org

The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association supports the mission of the Los Angeles Zoo creating an environment for recreation and discovery; inspiring an appreciation of wildlife through exhibits and education; ensuring the highest level of animal welfare; and supporting programs that preserve biodiversity and conserve natural habitat.

 

La Vie Counseling
650 Sierra Madre Villa, Suite 110
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 351-9616
www.laviecounseling.org

Since 1980, La Vie Counseling offers affordable counseling to those in need, regardless of faith, ethnic, and socioeconomic background, provids quality training for future professional therapists and supplies the community with preventive mental health education.  La Vie offers individual, couples, children and family counseling as well as play therapy and group therapy.

 

Light Bringer Project
99 S. Raymond Avenue, Suite 407
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 590-1134
www.lightbringerproject.com

Light Bringer Project provides arts education programs dedicated to supporting the success of young people in public schools.  The programs are delivered to communities served by the Pasadena Unified School Districts, mainly the Pasadena and Altadena areas, with some programs and partnerships in effect in Los Angeles County.

 

Lineage Dance Company
89 South Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
(818) 749-5528
www.lineagedance.org

Based in Pasadena since 1999, Lineage Dance is a professional contemporary dance company dedicated to making a difference through the arts. The company’s central mission is to provide arts programming as a social service to people of all ages and backgrounds.   Lineage produces the annual Pasadena Dance Festival, A Day of Dance at Kidspace and performs in and around the community, raising support and awareness for other nonprofit organizations.

 

Outward Bound Adventures
PO Box 202
Pasadena, CA 91102
(626) 564-0844
www.obainc.org

Outward Bound Adventures provides meaningful nature-based education that promotes positive self-development, environmental responsibility, and outdoor career exposure for urban youth. OBA is a youth environmental education and personal development organization where youth learn about themselves and experience the natural world.

 

Pasadena Child Development Associates
620 N. Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 793-7350
www.pasadenachilddevelopment.org

The mission of Pasadena Child Development Associates is to provide quality, family centered, multi-disciplinary services for children with special needs using the DIR/Floortime® approach, and to provide training and consultation to staff, parents and professionals about best child development practices.

 

Pasadena Education Network
579 E. Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(866) 216-7334
www.penfamilies.org

The Pasadena Education Network (PEN) is a non-profit, grassroots organization designed to educate and promote parent involvement in the Pasadena Unified School District. PEN has, in the 5 years since its inception, provided over 5000 parents and families with the resources to become effective advocates in the educational lives of their children.

 

Pasadena Meals on Wheels
54 N. Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-6815

Pasadena Meals on Wheels is a non-profit community based organization delivering a hot midday lunch and cold sack supper to home bound residents of Pasadena. Operating continuously for 44 years from the kitchen of the Pasadena Presbyterian Church the service is available to anyone regardless of age or income, the only requirement being that participants should live in Pasadena and be incapable of purchasing and preparing their own meals, whether due to a temporary or permanent limitation.

 

Pasadena Symphony & Pops
117 E. Colorado Blvd. Suite 200
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 793-7171
www.PasadenaSymphony-POPS.org

The Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra (PYSO) has been training tomorrow’s classical musicians since 1972. The PYSO is comprised of middle school students from grades six through nine. These committed young people receive advanced instruction and challenging music opportunities through a rigorous program that emphasizes ensemble playing.

 

Peace Over Violence
892 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite D
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 584-6191
www.peaceoverviolence.org

Founded in 1971, Peace Over Violence (formerly the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women) is the longest standing domestic and sexual violence crisis agency in Southern California. The agency’s mission is to build healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence. Programs focus on intervention and prevention.

 

Planned Parenthood
1037 N. Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 794-5737
www.plannedparenthood.org/pasadena/

Planned Parenthood’s mission is to provide broad public access to family planning and reproductive health care through medical services, education, and advocacy servicing 24 cities and a diverse population of nearly two million. In addition to their health care services, their education and outreach programs help improve health outcomes for the community and increase access to Planned Parenthood centers.

 

Rose Bowl Aquatics
360 N. Arroyo Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 564-0330
www.rosebowlaquatics.org

In its 21st year of operation, the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center is a non-profit organization that provides aquatic health and recreational programs to all members of the community regardless of their ability to pay.  It specializes in lessons and competitive programs in swimming, diving, water polo; warm water exercise and therapy for this with special needs; water aerobics, family recreation, lifeguard training, weight training and summer youth camps.

 

San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity
400 South Irwindale Avenue
Azusa, CA 91702
(626) 387-6899
www.sgvhabitat.org

SGV Habitat for Humanity builds, renovates, and repairs affordable housing for low-income families in the San Gabriel Valley and partners with people from all walks of life to create decent housing for those in need.

 

2011 GRANTS

Armory Center of the Arts
145 North Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, California 91103
Phone: 626.792.5101
www.armoryarts.org

The Armory Center for the Arts is a community arts center that offers innovative approaches to creating, exploring, and presenting the arts to students of all ages. In addition to providing an outlet for contemporary art exhibitions and performances, the Armory offers studio art classes and a variety of educational outreach programs to schools and throughout the community.

 

Assistance League of Pasadena
820 E. California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA  9110
(626) 799-9712
www.pasadena.assistanceleague.org

Assistance League of Pasadena is very proud of Operation School Bell as studies show that children who attend school with the appropriate clothing have improved attendance and better performance. Benefits of the program are readily evident to teachers and counselors, but more profound and immeasurable is the bolstered foundation of pride and self-esteem that each child carries beyond the classroom.  Our goal is to give them a better chance to succeed at school and therefore, in life.

 

Birthday Box Project
P.O. Box 41-1423
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(818) 259-2269
www.birthdayboxproject.org

The Birthday Box Project, a very special volunteer organization created by friends and supported by friends like you! The Birthday Box Project was founded in 2007 by four mothers to help homeless families spend meaningful time together preparing and celebrating birthdays.More than 150 families in transitional housing centers in greater Los Angeles have celebrated their children’s birthdays with the help of The Birthday Box Project.

 

Community Health Alliance of Pasadena
1855 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 398-6300
www.chapcare.org

The mission of Community Health Alliance of Pasadena is to provide high quality, accessible and culturally sensitive health care and related services in an environment of care and mutual respect in the greater Pasadena area. Taking into account the unique needs and characteristics of the community we serve, CHAP provides a continuum of care throughout the lifecycle for children and adults

 

Foothill Unity Center
191 North Oak Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 584-7420
www.foothillunitycenter.org 

Foothill Unity Center provides critical support, in the form of food, clothing, motel vouchers, and referrals/advocacy to our neighbors in crisis.  As the need for food brings people to us, we listen to their problems and help them find solutions. We work with other agencies to provide long-term shelter, counseling, medical, educational, employment and spiritual assistance depending on the person’s needs.

 

Frostig Center
971 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107-1870
(626) 791-1255
www.frostig.org

The Frostig Center is a non-profit organization that specializes in working with children who have learning disabilities. Founded in 1951 by Marianne Frostig, a pioneer in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of learning disabilities, the Center is dedicated to a three-part mission of;Conducting research on the causes/effects of learning disabilities; Providing parent, tutor, educator training and consultation in how to work with children who struggle to learn; and offering direct instructional services to children with learning disabilities through the Frostig School and other community services.

 

Hear Center
301 East Del Mar Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 796-2016
www.hearcenter.org

The HEAR Center was founded in 1954 by Ciwa Griffiths, Ed.D. As a dedicated teacher of the deaf, she developed the Auditory Approach: helping hearing-impaired children gain the gift of speech through early identification of hearing loss, amplification with hearing aids and training in learning to listen and speak.

 

Hillsides
940 Ave 64
Pasadena, CA 91105
(323) 254-2274
www.hillsides.org

From its inception in 1913 until its present-day status as a foster care children’s charity, Hillsides creates safe places for children at risk and their families. Upon emancipation from foster care, former foster youth must make their way in the world with little support or experience. YMO, a 24-month transitional housing program, provides stable, safe, affordable housing in a supportive community to empower former foster youth in their journey towards successful independence. We help youth transition into a life of independence.

 

Los Angeles Childrens Chorus
585 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 793-4231
www.lachildrenschorus.org

The mission of Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) is to educate, develop and inspire musically talented children to attain the highest level of choral artistry. Considered one of the nation’s leading children’s choirs, LACC has appeared in more than 300 performances with such renowned organizations as the LA Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and many others.

 

Pacific Asia  Museum
46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-2742
www.pacificasiamuseum.org

Established in 1971, the museum is one of only four U.S. institutions dedicated to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands, serving the city of Los Angeles and the Greater Southern California region. The museum’s mission is to bring art and people together for self-discovery, learning, and enjoyment and to promote cross-cultural understanding, illustrating points of connection in an increasingly global community while encouraging inclusiveness and curiosity.

 

Pasadena Education Foundation
351 South Hudson Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 577-6733
www.pasedfoundation.org

The Pasadena Educational Foundation was established in 1971 to increase community support for the public schools of Altadena, Pasadena and Sierra Madre. As a community-based nonprofit organization supporting the goals of the PUSD, PEF develops community partnerships, financial resources and educational opportunities that benefit all students and encourages greater involvement from the community in support of public education.

 

Pasadena Symphony & Pops
117 East Colorado Boulevard, Suite 200
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 793-7172
www.pasadenasymphony-pops.org

The Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra (PYSO) has been training tomorrow’s classical musicians since 1972. Now in its 38th year, PYSO is considered among the best youth orchestras in the Southland. This exceptional ensemble is comprised of talented middle school students from grades six through nine. These committed young people receive advanced instruction and challenging music opportunities through a rigorous program that emphasizes ensemble playing and includes a minimum of three concerts a year. 

 

Saturday Conservatory of Music
PO Box 40138
Pasadena, CA 91114
(626) 345-0130
www.saturdayconservatory.com

The Saturday Conservatory of Music was established to provide affordable, quality music instruction to children in the greater Los Angeles area, primarily targeting children from lower income families.

 

Teen Futures
75 South Grand Avenue,  Suite 110
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 229-7550
www.teenfutures.org

Teen Futures is a multi-program organization centered around youth empowerment. Thier largest programs are implemented within two Pasadena public high schools, as well as a Pasadena foster youth transitional living organization. Their primary program, “My Life, My Future,” focuses on teen parenthood prevention. MLMF follows a 12-week long curriculum emphasizing relationship-building, small group discussion, and values exploration.

 

Western Justice Center
55 South Grand Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 584-749
www.westernjustice.org 

The mission of the Western Justice Center is to increase the opportunity for peaceful conflict resolution and displace the power of violence in our society. We design, implement, evaluate and promote innovative methods of conflict prevention and resolution for children, communities and courts.

 

YWCA Pasadena
YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley
1200 North Fair Oaks
Pasadena, CA 91103
626-296-8433
www.ywca.org

The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world. Across the globe, we have more than 25 million members in 122 countries, including 2 million members in 300 local associations in the United States. More important than the numbers, is our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. We provide safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women’s rights and civil rights in Congress.

 

2010 GRANTS

A Noise Within
234 South Brand Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 240-0910
www.anoisewithin.org

As the only company in Southern California working in the repertory tradition (rotating productions using a resident ensemble of professional, trained artists) and dedicated solely to producing classical dramatic literature, the mission of A Noise Within is to produce great works of world drama, and to educate the public through outreach and conservatory training programs that foster an understanding and appreciation of history’s greatest plays and playwrights.

 

Hillsides Education Center
940 Avenue 64
Pasadena, CA 91105
(323) 254-2274
www.hillsideseducationcenter.org

Established in 1982 to meet the needs of children who required a special education environment in which to flourish, Hillsides Education Center (HEC) is a private, non-public school for children with special needs that include emotional disturbance, a learning disability like attention deficit disorder, or other health impairments. HEC serves 84 children in grades K – 12 who would normally be attending public schools. HEC also accepts troubled teens that have similar emotional and educational needs and are enrolled in school districts from Los Angeles County, including San Gabriel Valley, Glendale and Pasadena.

 

Learning Works! Charter School
88 North Daisy Avenue
Pasadena, Ca 91107
(626) 564-2871
www.learningworkscharter.com

LearningWorks! Charter School is a public nonprofit school that opened in 2008. The school targets students who have either dropped out of school, or do not attend school regularly. Many students are on probation, are pregnant or are new parents, have drug addictions and/or must work to support themselves or their families. The mission of LearningWorks! is to provide a personalized, rigorous academic program and relevant life skills to traditionally underserved, at-risk students in grades 7-12 who have withdrawn or are in danger of withdrawing from mainstream education without attaining a high school diploma.

 

Mother’s Club Family Learning Center
980 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 792-2687
www.mothersclub.org

Mothers’s Club of Pasadena reaches out to isolated, impoverished parents with young children and provides them with practical skills, education, self-confidence, companionship, and most significantly, hope for a better future for themselves and for their families. At the same time, their young children are provided with a safe, nurturing learning environment that promotes healthy growth and development, and builds strong, lasting bonds between parents and children.

 

The Salvation Army & Pasadena Tabernacle
960 East Walnut Drive
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626)773-4400
www.salvationarmy-socal.org

For more than 120 years The Salvation Army has been delivering services and hope to the less fortunate on the streets of Los Angeles and to those in shelters, schools, and daycare centers across the Southland. Internationally, it is an organization with a lineage of public service that dates back to 1865, and has evolved over the decades into a social service provider with an unmatched scope and breadth. It currently has representation in 118 different countries worldwide, in addition to nearly 8,000 centers of operation across the United States.

 

Starlight Children’s Foundation
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite M-100
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 556-3318
www.starlight.org

For more than 25 years, Starlight Children’s Foundation has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses and life-altering injuries by providing entertainment, education and family activities that help them cope with the pain, fear and isolation of prolonged illness. Starlight’s programs have been proven to distract children from their pain, help them better understand and manage their illnesses, and connect families with others facing similar challenges so that no one feels alone. Starlight offers a comprehensive menu of outpatient, hospital-based and Web offerings that provide ongoing support for children and families — from diagnosis through the entire course of medical treatment.

 

Villa Esperanza Services
2060 East Villa Street
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 449-2919
www.villaesperanzaservices.org

Villa Esperanza Services has been at the forefront of creating programs to give the developmentally disabled the chance to learn, work and play with others since 1961 when a group of mothers founded one of the first schools in Los Angeles County for children with Down syndrome. This school was a response to unmet community needs because no public schools at that time offered programs for children with developmental disabilities. Today, the developmentally disabled are no longer secluded but are visible members of the community where they work, attend school and live in homes in the neighborhood. Villa currently serves 24 school districts and over 41 cities in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties and has expanded its vision to include adult residential, vocational, and day programs.

 

Young & Healthy
37 North Holliston Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 795-5166
www.youngandhealthy-pas.org

Young & Healthy’s mission is to provide access to high-quality health care for uninsured and underinsured children, and to improve the quality of life for all children in the greater Pasadena area through prevention, education, and enhanced health care services. These services are provided by volunteer physicians, dentists, therapists, optometrists and other health care professionals. Young & Healthy is based on the conviction that it is the right of every child to have access to quality health care regardless of income levels and that early health care is an investment in the future of the community.