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2012-13 Grant Recipients

Grant Recipients for the 2012-13 Season

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


Ace Charter School
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.
American Heart Association Silicon Valley
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.
Ballet San Jose
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.
Breakthrough Silicon Valley
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.breakthroughsiliconvalley.org.
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
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.
City Year
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.
George Mark Children's House
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.
Hope Services
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.
Hospice of the Valley
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.
International Association for Human Values
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.
Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen
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.
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
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.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
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.
Santa Clara University
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/cas/esi/programs/bug.cfm.
Silicon Valley Children's Fund
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.
VIA Services
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.
YWCA Silicon Valley
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.

Read more about previous grant recipients:
2011-12 Grant Recipients
2010-11 Grant Recipients
2009-10 Grant Recipients
2008-09 Grant Recipients
2007-08 Grant Recipients
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