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Sharks Foundation Announces 2013 Grant Recipients

17 Non-Profit Organizations to Receive over $419,000 in Grants

Monday, 01.21.2013 / 9:43 PM / News
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Sharks Foundation Announces 2013 Grant Recipients
SAN JOSE, California -- The Sharks Foundation announced today that it will donate more than $419,000 to 17 non-profit organizations selected as the 2013 Grant Recipients. The 17 organizations will be recognized in an on-ice ceremony at the Sharks game on Feb. 9.

The 2013 Sharks Foundation grant recipients are: ACE Charter School, American Heart Association Silicon Valley, Ballet San Jose, Breakthrough Silicon Valley, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley, George Mark Children’s House, Hope Services, Hospice of the Valley, International Association for Human Values, Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, Greater San Francisco Bay Area Muscular Dystrophy Association, Santa Clara University, Silicon Valley Children’s Fund, Via Services and YWCA Silicon Valley.

Sharks Foundation Board of Directors selected these 17 beneficiaries from nearly 90 grant applications that were submitted last fall. The selected organizations all met the criteria set forth by the Sharks Foundation which states that the organization must be classified as a public 501(c)3 non-profit group that offers programs that support local youth and families in Santa Clara County.

“We are pleased to be associated with and able to support these outstanding organizations. We are equally proud that we are able to make a bigger impact in our community this year by donating more money to more groups than was possible last season,” said Malcolm Bordelon, Executive Vice President of Business Operations for the San Jose Sharks and President of the Sharks Foundation Board. “The Sharks Foundation selected these 17 organizations because they align with our mission and positively affect the lives of thousands of youth and families most in need in our community.”

Since its inception in 1994, the Sharks Foundation has given more than $6 million to more than 120 non-profit organizations. This year’s grant giving total is a 35% increase from last year’s total of $310,226 to 13 organizations.

ABOUT THE SHARKS FOUNDATION

The Sharks Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the lives of youth and families in our community with an emphasis in the areas of Education, Health and Safety, and Character Development. The Sharks Foundation supplies emergency aid when appropriate, executes unique and relevant programming, supports the advancement of youth hockey and provides financial support and resources to organizations that enrich the lives of those in need.

Attached is a summary of each grant beneficiary selected by the Sharks Foundation for 2013.



GRANT RECIPIENTS FOR 2013 SEASON

Total Grants Distributed: $419,423
Total Number of Beneficiaries: 17

Organization: ACE Charter School
Area Served: East San Jose
Impact: 475 students
Focus Area: Education
Program: The Sharks Foundation’s grant will fund technology and equipment, which are an integral part of ACE Charter School’s math, science, and technology program. This program helps at-risk students thrive in ACE’s challenging math curriculum, which prepares all students for algebra success, and science program, which is a rich, inquiry-based program that builds both problem-solving skills and a love of the natural world. For more information, please visit www.acecharter.org.

Organization: American Heart Association Silicon Valley
Area Served: Silicon Valley
Impact: 3,750+ people
Focus Area: Health & Safety
Program: The Sharks Foundation’s grant will fund the AHA’s Have a Heart, Save a Life program, which helps prepare underserved communities to perform CPR in the event of an emergency. Using personal, all-in-one “CPR Anytime” kits developed by the AHA, 7th graders at three San Jose schools will learn CPR then go home to train friends and family members using these kits. When more people in the community know CPR, more lives can be saved. For more information, please visit www.heart.org/siliconvalley.

Organization: Ballet San Jose
Area Served: South Bay Area
Impact: 4,500 people
Focus Area: Education
Program: The Sharks Foundation’s grant will fund arts education for underserved K-12 students in the San Jose Unified School District. The free program includes on-campus dance and music classes, lecture and demonstrations, free ballet classes at Ballet SJ School, complimentary performance tickets, supplemental teaching tools, ballet story readings, and invitations to dress rehearsals for all of Ballet SJ’s productions. For more information, please visit www.balletsj.org.

Organization: Breakthrough Silicon Valley
Area Served: San Jose
Impact: 195 students
Focus Area: Education
Program: The Sharks Foundation’s grant will fund Breakthrough Silicon Valley’s Middle School program, which will prepare students for success in the college preparatory courses that put them on track for admission to four-year universities. The program provides three six-week summer sessions, a math-based after-school program, year-round academic advising, and individual high school placement counseling. For more information, please visit www.breakthroughsv.org.

Organization: Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
Area Served: Santa Clara County
Impact: 300 students
Focus Area: Education
Program: The Sharks Foundation’s grant will fund youth programs at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, which provide enriching after-school and summer programs for youth grades 5-12 from diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds with a focus on service learning, media production and inquiry-based learning. For more information, please visit www.cdm.org.

Organization: City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley
Area Served: Santa Clara County
Impact: 3,600 students
Focus Area: Education
Program: The Sharks Foundation’s grant will fund City Year’s core program, Whole School, Whole Child. With this grant, 68 City Year corps members will provide attendance mentoring programs, behavioral support and academic interventions, in-school and after-school to over 3,600 of Santa Clara County’s most underserved youth. City Year will partner with seven schools to increase student academic achievement and help them stay on track to graduate. For more information, please visit www.cityyear.org/sanjose.

Organization: George Mark Children’s House
Area Served: Greater San Francisco Bay Area
Impact: 143 people
Focus Area: Health & Safety
Program: The Sharks Foundation’s grant will fund transitional care for Santa Clara County children with life-limiting illness and their families. George Mark’s Transitional Care program empowers families to more proactively and effectively manage their child’s long term health, and leads to better health outcomes for both child and family; often well beyond the generally accepted prognosis. For more information, please visit www.georgemark.org.

Organization: HOPE Services
Area Served: Santa Clara County
Impact: 50 people
Focus Area: Health & Safety
Program: The Sharks Foundation’s grant will fund the expansion of HOPE Services’ After School Program in Mountain View, which fills a void in Santa Clara County for youth with developmental disabilities and their families, providing structured, supervised after school activities with a strong emphasis on personal safety. For more information, please visit www.hopeservices.org.

Organization: Hospice of the Valley
Area Served: Santa Clara County
Impact: 135 children & teens
Focus Area: Health & Safety
Program: The Sharks Foundation’s grant will enable Hospice of the Valley to provide free bereavement support services to approximately 135 children and teens of hospice families for 13 months following the loss of a loved one and sliding-scale fee-based bereavement support to children in the overall community. Children who receive timely and appropriate grief support will be more resilient and better able to cope with loss and trauma later in life. For more information, please visit www.hospicevalley.org.

Organization: International Association for Human Values
Area Served: San Jose
Impact: 405 students
Focus Area: Character Development
Program: The Sharks Foundation’s grant will fund the YES! for Schools program, which has worked in San Jose’s Overfelt High School for over four years. The program teaches at-risk students how to overcome stress and anxiety, and how to live happier, healthier, and more compassionate lives. For more information, please visit www.iahv.org.

Organization: Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen
Area Served: San Jose
Impact: 20,000 children
Focus Area: Health & Safety
Program: The Sharks Foundation’s grant will help fund hot, nutritious meals to Loaves & Fishes clientele. Each year, Loaves & Fishes provides meals for at least 112,200 people in need, including at least 20,000 children. The children receive protein, vegetables, fruit, bread and hot soup served daily. For more information, please visit www.loavesfishes.org.

Organization: Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Area Served: Santa Clara County
Impact: 435 people
Focus Area: Health & Safety
Program: The Sharks Foundation’s grant will fund pharmaceutical services on the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital’s Teen Health Van. Being able to offer all prescription medications, at no cost, at the time of a medical visit, is critical to ensuring that at-risk youth are compliant with their medications. Through the Teen Health Van, LPCH strives to help at-risk youth treat and manage their medical issues, so they can be successful in all areas of life. For more information, please visit www.lpch.org.

Organization: Muscular Dystrophy Association – Greater San Francisco Bay Area
Area Served: Greater SF Bay Area
Impact: 71 local youth
Focus Area: Character Development
Program: The Sharks Foundation’s grant will help fund MDA’s Bay Area summer camp, which gives children (ages 6-17) living with muscle disease the opportunity to experience camp. Designed to meet the special needs of children with physical challenges, every activity is specially tailored to each individual’s ability so they can enjoy a barrier free week, building memories and friendships for a lifetime. For more information, please visit www.mdausa.org.

Organization: Santa Clara University
Area Served: San Jose
Impact: 1,300 youth
Focus Area: Education
Program: The Sharks Foundation’s grant will help SCU’s Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG) project scale its garden-based education programs in the Alma, Garner and Washington neighborhoods of San Jose. The grant will enable SCU to serve additional school and community sites, increasing the impact among at-risk K-12 students. For more information, please visit www.scu.edu.

Organization: Silicon Valley Children’s Fund
Area Served: Santa Clara County
Impact: 101 foster youth
Focus Area: Education
Program: The Sharks Foundation’s grant will help fund SVCF’s YES program, which exists to turn around the negative life outcomes for foster youth who have aged out of the system. Former and current foster youth need much more supportive services to achieve their educational goals than the general population. By supporting the YES scholarship program, the Sharks Foundation will ensure that these students receive those much needed financial aid and services. For more information, please visit www.svcf.org.

Organization: Via Services
Area Served: Santa Clara County
Impact: 500 people
Focus Area: Health & Safety
Program: The Sharks Foundation’s grant will help fund Via Services Health and Life Skills program, which is designed to maximize the positive impact on the lives of children and youth with special needs by addressing the physical, mental and emotional well-being of clients. The program empowers participants to be proactive and engaged in their own health through medical self-management, nutrition awareness, personal safety and physical activity. For more information, please visit www.viaservices.org.

Organization: YWCA Silicon Valley
Area Served: Santa Clara County
Impact: 70 children
Focus Area: Health & Safety
Program: The Sharks Foundation’s grant will fund the YWCA Silicon Valley Domestic Violence Department Support Network Children’s Services Program. These funds will allow the program to provide 2,000 bed-nights for children at their emergency shelter, which includes accompanying support services. The YWCA Support Network Program provides the services necessary to help children find the physical safety and emotional support they need to establish healthy violence-free relationships and safe living environments. For more information, please visit www.ywca-sv.org.

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