Grantees

The Milagro Foundation has given grants to organizations across the country and around the globe. To see Grantees in your local area, please select your region from the drop-down menu. Or, select "All Regions" to see a more complete listing of Grantees.

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GRANTEE TYPE PROJECT & DESCRIPTION DATE AMOUNT

United States
Carlos Santana Arts Academy
North Hills, CA
Arts General operating budget for the arts program
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April, 2017 $15,000.00

United States
Hannah Project Freedom School
Marin City, CA
Education The CDF Freedom Schools® program is a research based multicultural summer enrichment opportunity that helps children and youth fall in love with reading, boost self-esteem, and generate more positive attitudes toward learning. Serving 50 elementary and middle school aged children each year, the Hannah CDF Freedom School is a six-week, full day literacy rich program that has five essential components: high quality academic and character-building enrichment; parent and family involvement; civic engagement and social action; intergenerational servant leadership development; and nutrition, health and mental health.
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April, 2017 $10,000.00

United States
HEAL
Oakland, CA
Health The HEAL Initiative works in Native American reservations, prisons, and the poorest villages on our planet. We pair dedicated U.S. providers with local health professionals who are already working in these communities. HEAL fellows work together on the frontline for two years. They develop skills essential to global health delivery through immersive training, an on-line Master’s in Public Health, and intensive mentorship. HEAL will be sustainable with scale since we leverage existing funds. HEAL makes serving the poorest of the poor the first choice for health professionals. April, 2017 $10,000.00

United States
Operation Genesis, Inc
San Francisco, CA
Education Through the experience of a trip to Ghana, Africa, Operation Genesis provides opportunities for at-risk youth to learn strategies for socioeconomic advancement and combat generational poverty through global travel, cultural exposure, academic and career counseling, community engagement and personal mentorship.
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April, 2017 $100,000.00

United States
Parent Services Project
San Rafael, CA
Education Aprendiendo Juntos is an educational and experiential program for low income parents and their 0-5 year old children who don’t qualify for subsidized pre-school.
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April, 2017 $10,000.00

United States
The Mosaic Project
Oakland, CA

Education We work toward a peaceful future by uniting children of diverse backgrounds, providing them with essential community building skills, and empowering them to become peacemakers. Our complementary work with youth and adults not only supports our youngest peacemakers, but also enables us to reach wider communities through schools, community-based organizations, and the workplace. Together, we create microcosms of the just, diverse, inclusive world we envision, demonstrate that peace is possible, and inspire action.
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April, 2017 $10,000.00

Mexico
Tiopa/Santuario de Luz A. C.
Autlan, MX
Health In the birthplace of Carlos Santana, Autlan, Mexico, there is a medical clinic that Carlos built. We are an institution that provides health and education with courtesy, love, humility and equality to the most vulnerable women, children, elderly and indigenous people of Autlán and the region.
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April, 2017 $100,000.00

Syria
Doctors without Borders
Health Support for Syrian refugees in Syria, Jordan and other refugee camps.
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November, 2016 $10,000.00

United States
Downtown College Prep
San Jose, CA

Education College prep school-general operating expenses
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November, 2016 $10,000.00

Israel
Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education
Education
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November, 2016 $11,500.00

United States
Little Kids Rock
Verona, NJ

Arts
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November, 2016 $10,000.00

Haiti
Little Sisters of Loreto (St. Therese) Health November, 2016 $20,000.00

United States
Performing Stars of Marin
Marin City, CA

Arts
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November, 2016 $10,000.00

Guatemala
Stove Team International
Health
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November, 2016 $10,000.00

United States
Hannah Project Freedom School
Marin City, CA
Education Freedom School summer program for inner city youth
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April, 2016 $10,000.00

United States
Alive and Free
San Francisco, CA

Education The Alive & Free Leadership Academy will prepare 200 at-risk youth to remain alive and free, graduate from high school, and prepare for and graduate from college.
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April, 2016 $15,000.00

Haiti
ArtReach Foundation
Health Expressive Arts therapy program transforming refugee and at risk youth/children of trauma as it relates to war, displacement, and violence as a result of the vulnerability of poverty.
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April, 2016 $10,000.00

United States
Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin and Southern Sonoma Counties
Marin City, CA

Arts The SMART Moves (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) prevention/education program addresses problems such as drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity
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April, 2016 $20,000.00

United States
Bridge the Gap College Prep
Marin City, CA

Education After school college readiness program for more than 30% of the children who live in Marin City, preparing them for high school and college.
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April, 2016 $10,000.00

United States
Canal Alliance
San Rafael, CA

Education The UP! program is a mentoring college prep program that engages at-risk Latino youth starting in middle school and provides continued support through high school and college. UP! addresses knowledge gaps in core skill areas and helps students get back on track to graduate from high school ready to pursue and obtain a college degree.
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April, 2016 $10,000.00

United States
Carlos Santana Arts Academy
Los Angeles, CA

Education ArtSmart is coupled with Beyond The Bell - Youth Services and Youth Development Programs. Students are encouraged to participate in the arts and athletic programs and receive school wide recognition for their participation in these programs. These programs are connected to Character Counts and Second Step programs that are the basis of CSAA’s school wide behavioral support program that is designed to build understanding, civic responsibility, non-violent conflict resolution, and trust.
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April, 2016 $20,000.00

Malawi
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA)
Health To provide anti-malarial bed nets to orphans and vulnerable children in remote, rural Malawi and nourishment for orphans in crisis.
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April, 2016 $25,000.00

South Africa
Hippo Rollers
Health Our innovation makes more water and time available for education, household tasks and food production enabling people to transport up to 5 x more water to their homes and food gardens.
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April, 2016 $20,000.00

United States
Homeless Prenatal Program
San Francisco, CA

Health HPP provides programs and services designed to help families overcome obstacles that often perpetuate the cycle of both violence and poverty.
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April, 2016 $20,000.00

United States
Huckleberry Youth Programs
San Rafael, CA

Health HYP is committed to ensuring that youth and their families have access to high quality, adolescent-specific, culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health and substance abuse counseling and interventions. This project will focus on psychosocial screening, mental health counseling, and substance abuse counseling/outpatient treatment for youth ages 12-25 and their families.
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April, 2016 $20,000.00

United States
Teens Turning Green/Conscious Kitchen
Marin City, CA

Health The Conscious Kitchen is an unprecedented program dedicated to a systemic transformation of school dining, to the health and improved life outcomes of our children, and to a thriving future for our planet. The Conscious Kitchen partners with schools to shift the paradigm around food service, based on five foundational terms: fresh, local, organic, seasonal, non-GMO (FLOSN).
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April, 2016 $15,000.00

Mexico
Tiopa/Santuario de Luz A. C.
Health Built by Carlos Santana in his home town of Autlan, Mexico, this medical clinic serves the poor and migrant families within a 25 mile radius.
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April, 2016 $100,000.00

Argentina
Todos Juntos
Buenos Aires,

Health Project Sonrisa provides oral health services (preventative and restorative) in areas where underserved children are currently without access to care
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April, 2016 $25,000.00

United States
Circulo de Vida
San Francisco, CA

Health The program provides professional therapy individually and in a group setting to help children and teens cope with the confusion, fear and stress caused by parental illness.
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October, 2015 $15,000.00

United States
Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Health To establish a suicide prevention program through the schools on the Reservation. Pine Ridge has one of the highest incidences of teen suicide in the country.
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October, 2015 $45,000.00

United States
Larkin Street Youth
San Francisco, CA

Health Larkin Street supports homeless youth in San Francisco with programs and hope.
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October, 2015 $25,000.00

India
Little Stars School
Varanasi, India

Education Little Stars school provides an educational program for street children.
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October, 2015 $15,000.00

United States
Monaco Middle School
Las Vegas
Education
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October, 2015 $10,000.00

United States
Songs of Love
Forest Hlls

Health Songs by famous musicians for and about children with life threatening illnesses.
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October, 2015 $5,000.00

United States
Three Square Food Bank
Las Vegas

Health
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October, 2015 $35,000.00

United States
VIP Community Mental Health Center, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Health
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October, 2015 $10,000.00

United States
Boys and Girls Clubs of Marin and Sonoma
Marin City, CA

Health
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April, 2015 $20,000.00

United States
Carlos Santana Arts Academy
North Hills

Education
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April, 2015 $25,000.00

Israel
Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel
Education
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April, 2015 $20,000.00

United States
Hannah Project Partnership for Academic Achievement
Marin City, CA

Education
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April, 2015 $25,000.00

United States
Mosaic Project
Oakland, CA

Health
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April, 2015 $20,000.00

United States
Okizu
Novato, CA

Health
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April, 2015 $10,000.00

Mexico
Santuario de Luz
Health
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April, 2015 $100,000.00

United States
Women's Audio Mission
San Francisco, CA

Arts
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April, 2015 $20,000.00

Haiti
Art Reach
Health Art therapy program in Haiti
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October, 2014 $12,000.00

Sierra Leone
Doctors without Borders
Health Support in Sierra Leone and Liberia for combating Ebola virus crisis efforts
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October, 2014 $20,000.00

United States
Downtown College Prep
San Jose, CA

Education College prep high school for low income Latino youth
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October, 2014 $12,000.00

United States
Enriching Lives Through Music
San Rafael, CA

Arts Bringing free, intensive, high quality music instruments, classes, performance opportunities and lessons to children in communities with limited access to instrumental music education, in particular – the Canal neighborhood of San Rafael, CA.
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October, 2014 $12,000.00

South Africa
Hippo Water Rollers
Matshiretsane Village, South Africa

Health Hippo Water Rollers delivery system for children and their families of the Matshiretsane Village.
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October, 2014 $12,000.00

Haiti
Little Sisters of St. Therese
Riviere Froide, Haiti
Health Supplies and resources for the disabled orphans of Riviere Froide, Haiti October, 2014 $12,000.00

United States
Parent Services Project
San Rafael, CA

Education Our mission is to engage and strengthen families to take leadership for the well-being of their children, families and communities.
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October, 2014 $12,000.00

United States
Performing Stars of Marin
Marin City, CA

Arts Arts opportunities and partnerships for low opportunity children around Marin County
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October, 2014 $12,000.00

Mexico
Stove Team International
Health Building sustainable safe stoves and the creation of factories to build them in Mexico.
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October, 2014 $12,000.00

United States
Yes We Code
Oakland, CA

Education #YesWeCode is an initiative with a simple but powerful objective: to train 100,000 low-opportunity youth for the high-tech coding jobs of the future.
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October, 2014 $12,000.00

United States
Alive and Free (Omega Boys Club)
San Francisco, CA

Education Our Mission: To keep young people alive and free, unharmed by violence and free from incarceration. To provide young people with opportunity and support to build positive lives for themselves and to move into contributing roles in society.
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April, 2014 $20,000.00

United States
Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin and Southern Sonoma Counties
San Rafael, CA

Health
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April, 2014 $10,000.00

United States
Bridge the Gap College Prep
Marin City, CA

Education Bridge the Gap College Prep provides two after school programs focused on academic enrichment and intervention and youth development to help equip youth with the essential academic and non-cognitive competencies necessary for middle, high school and college success.
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April, 2014 $20,000.00

United States
Carlos Santana Arts Academy
North Hills, CA

Education The mission of Carlos Santana Arts Academy (CSAA), in collaboration with families and the community, is to prepare students to be successful in a diverse society and ever-changing world, becoming self-directed learners as they reach proficiency in a standards-based curriculum with arts at its core. CSAA staff support students to be original thinkers who are innovative problem solvers, effective communicators who are technologically skilled, and responsible members of society.
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April, 2014 $25,000.00

United States
Conscious Kitchen. Search for the Cause (dba: Teens Turning Green)
Marin City, CA

Health The Conscious Kitchen is dedicated to a systemic transformation of school food programs, to the health and well being of our children, and to a thriving future for our planet. Teens Turning Green launched the pilot program at Bayside MLK Academy in Marin City, California on August 28, 2013. We set out to break the cycle of unhealthy, pre-packaged, overly processed, heat and serve, by introducing, preparing, and serving fresh, local, organic, seasonal, non-GMO, scratch-cooked food to 170 students, staff, and faculty for breakfast and lunch each day. The Conscious Kitchen is supported by an interdisciplinary garden and nutrition curriculum.
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April, 2014 $20,000.00

Malawi
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA)
Health Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA) provides basic health services, targeting prevention, care, and support in communities affected by HIV, AIDS,TB and malaria in Africa.
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April, 2014 $20,000.00

United States
Huckleberry Youth Programs
San Rafael, CA

Health Huckleberry's mission is to educate, inspire, and support underserved youth to develop healthy life choices, to maximize their potential, and to realize their dreams. Since 1967, we have accomplished this by providing San Francisco and Marin youth and their families with a network of services and opportunities by caring peers and adults.
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April, 2014 $15,000.00

United States
Little Kids Rock
New York City

Arts When it comes to making sure every kid gets a first-rate education, music matters. Little Kids Rock believes that learning to play a musical instrument can be a transformative experience in students’ lives, with the power to inspire the creativity and confidence that are critical to success in school and in life.
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April, 2014 $15,000.00

United States
Marin Promise
Marin County, CA

Education Marin’s Collective Impact Movement for Educational Equity and Excellence A diverse, multi-constituency partnership of Marin leaders has organized to work together to cut the achievement gap in half by: Aligning around a cradle to career framework, Committing to broad county-wide accountability for results, Using data to identify and scale what works, Committing to ongoing communication, Ensuring a sense of urgency
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April, 2014 $10,000.00

Mexico
Santuario de Luz
Autlan, MX

Health Medical clinic in birthplace of Carlos Santana.
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April, 2014 $100,000.00

Argentina
Todos Juntos
Buenos Aires

Health Todos Juntos was set up in Argentina in 2005 as the result of one woman’s concern for the thousands of disadvantaged children living in and around Buenos Aires. It is a non-profit organization with the principal aim of improving the daily living conditions of some of the most impoverished children living in the outskirts of the city. Our primary activity is to provide free dental care to children living in the slum areas of northern Buenos Aires. The first dental clinic, Sonrisa I, was opened in the San Martin district in 2006. Due to overwhelming demand, Todos Juntos opened Sonrisa II in 2007, closely followed by our third clinic - Sonrisa III - in 2009.
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April, 2014 $20,000.00

United States
Boys and Girls Club Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Health Leaders in Training (LIT) is a program designed to respond to the needs of teens. The program teaches teens how to work with younger members, handle responsibilities, develop essential leadership skills and acquire job skills. Specifically, the program focuses on the following three areas: Business Savvy - Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas focuses on providing training to underserved young people to develop necessary skills and knowledge to build ongoing leadership capacity.
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March, 2013 $18,500.00

United States
Boys and Girls Club of Marin and Southern Sonoma Counties
San Rafael, CA

Health SMART Moves program targeting alcohol and substance abuse prevention.
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March, 2013 $10,000.00

United States
Carlos Santana Arts Academy
Northridge, CA

Education
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March, 2013 $20,000.00

United States
Casa de Luz
Las Vegas, NV

Health Casa de Luz is a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week community resource center operating in the neighborhood known as the Naked City (one of Las Vegas’ poorest neighborhoods, located behind the Stratosphere). Since opening its doors in August 2009, Casa de Luz has distributed hundreds of thousands of pounds of groceries to hungry families, helped usher in a dramatic reduction in neighborhood crime rates, and assisted kids and adults in turning their lives around through the constant, loving presence of hope.
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March, 2013 $65,000.00

United States
Mosaic Project
Oakland, CA

Education The Mosaic Project challenges 4th and 5th grade students to think critically about the world around them and to build relationships outside their social strata. Despite the great diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area, we still face the challenges of segregation and prejudice, as well as intergroup tension and violence
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March, 2013 $20,000.00

United States
Okizu
Novato, CA

Health Founded in 1982, Okizu’s mission is to provide peer support, respite, mentoring, and recreational programs to meet the needs of all members of families affected by childhood cancer. Okizu has fulfilled this mission through a variety of residential programs held at Camp Okizu.
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March, 2013 $20,000.00

Mexico
Santuario de Luz
Autlan, MX

Health The Health and Community Centre is an institution Tiopa Tlanextli crafted to support the population of the region Autlán and needy, that is, which is affected by low income and low ability to access public health services as well as lack of education affective support. Its name comes from the Nahuatl dialect Sanctuary of Light. The center was named by his Benefactor Carlos Santana in November 2005 that a commitment to his hometown this center is built in the same year it is integrated with a board of health that supports their development construction and development of manuals and policies of this institution is given the name in the Nahuatl dialect submit to respect Indian culture and tradition.
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March, 2013 $100,000.00

United States
Sausalito Marin City School District
Marin City, CA

Health The Sausalito Marin City School District (SMCSD) launched a nutrition , food access and health program, GrowingGreat Marin City, in 2009. The mission of the GrowingGreat Marin City program is "to develop and implement an ongoing, prevention-based program to improve the heath and well-being of the children and their families in Marin City, California. The focus is on nutrition, physical activity promotion and education, as well as developing community partnerships in order to increase access to healthy foods and physical activity."
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March, 2013 $20,000.00

United States
The Hannah Project
Marin City, CA
Education The Hannah Project Partnership is a community based college and career preparatory program with a mission to boost the academic performance and college graduation rates of Africa American and other low income students of color in Marin City and other under-served Marin communities by working in partnership to promote a community culture that encourages achievement and equips families and students with knowledge, skills, and strategies to fulfill their dreams and ambitions.
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March, 2013 $20,000.00

United States
Three Square
Las Vegas, NV

Health Three Square is Southern Nevada’s only food bank and largest hunger-relief organization. Since opening in 2007, Three Square has provided 100 million pounds of food to hundreds of thousands of people in need—a growth rate most food banks require ten to fifteen years to achieve—and distributed more food than in the entire history of the previous Clark County Community Food Bank. In 2012, Three Square significantly advanced its mission to provide wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a hunger-free community.
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March, 2013 $18,500.00

United States
Boys and Girls Club of Marin and Southern Sonoma
Petaluma, CA

Health A year-round program, Smart Moves features interactive, small-group activities designed to increase participants peer support, enhance life skills, build resiliency, and develop and strengthen leadership skills. It uses age-specific modules that engage Club staff, parents, community members, and older teen members in a team approach to prevention.
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March, 2012 $20,000.00

Malawi
GAIA (Global Aids Interfaith Alliance)
Health The GAIA NetGain project takes advantage of the existing village network of GAIA caregivers, already trained in health education and working in their villages to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The caregivers educate people about malaria, its causes, how to prevent it, and the importance of getting prompt treatment for malaria-like symptoms. They teach them how to use bednets, how to repair, maintain, and re-treat them. Then they distribute the nets and check back periodically to assure that villagers continue to use them properly.
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March, 2012 $20,000.00

Haiti
Little Sisters of St. Therese Health Post earthquake support for children in Haiti, most particularly the orphan community of Riviere Froide. March, 2012 $10,000.00

United States
Marin City Health and Wellness Center
Marin City CA

Health Thank you for everything you do for the "little clinic that could" in Marin City. The children of Marin City now have a community health center which they can call their own. This will only encourage that one day, one of these children who frequents the clinic will grow up to become the very doctor we are looking for to take over the helm and drive this ship into the distant future.
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March, 2012 $25,000.00

United States
Mosaic Project
San Rafael, CA

Health Funding for Bayside (Marin City) students to attend the Mosaic anti racism and anti-bullying project program for one week.
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March, 2012 $10,000.00

United States
No Limits Theater Group
Culver City, CA

Health Theater program with deaf and hard of hearing children as actors
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March, 2012 $5,000.00

Mexico
Santuario de Luz A.C.
Health Support for the community health clinic built by Carlos Santana in his hometown of Autlan, Mexico
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March, 2012 $80,000.00

Mexico
Stove Team International
Health Support for a new stove project in Autlan Mexico in coordination with the community health center and medical clinic built there by Carlos Santana
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March, 2012 $20,000.00

Argentina
Todos Juntos
Health Dental clinic and dental services for children in the slums of Buenos Aires.
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March, 2012 $20,000.00

United States
Aim High for High School
Marin City, CA

Education Founded in 1986, Aim High is the largest academic summer program provider for middle school students in the SF Bay Area. Aim High reaches youth at a critical point in their adolescent development Ð increasing academic and personal readiness during the summer months. The mission of Aim High is to inspire a life long love of learning and instill a sense of community, opportunity, and respect so that students are prepared for success in school and life.
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January, 2012 $5,000.00

United States
Bridge the Gap College Prep
Marin City, CA

Education Now in its 15th year, Bridge the Gap College Prep (BTGCP) was founded to provide much needed academic support for struggling Marin City students, originally through twice weekly evening sessions of homework help, skills tutoring and mentoring. Since then, BTGCP has grown into a robust program with a broader mission: BTGCP seeks to provide comprehensive educational support for Marin City youth, with the goal that every Marin City child completes high school and graduates from college.
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January, 2012 $12,500.00

United States
The Hannah Project
Marin City, CA
Education Dreamways is a comprehensive system of community based academic and social support programs for elementary, middle and high school students that builds confidence, character and achievement.
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January, 2012 $12,500.00

United States
Downtown College Prep
San Jose, CA

Education DCP’s target students are historically , underserved and primarily Latino, who will be the first in their family to graduate from a four-year university. In addition to academic challenges many of these students face difficulties at home that negatively impact their learning. DCP addresses all of these issues. The DCP program endeavors to provide students with emotional strength, personal discipline and self-confidence to make positive life choices.
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November, 2011 $20,000.00

United States
Eastside College Preparatory School
East Palo Alto, CA

Education Eastside is an independent, non-profit school founded in 1996 to offer East Palo Alto high school students a rigorous college preparatory education and widen their life opportunities. We have one central mission: the enrollment of every Eastside graduate in a four-year college or university. Located in a community where currently 65% of students drop out of high school, in contrast 100% of Eastside''s nine classes of graduating seniors have gone on to attend a four-year college or university. More than 95% of these students are the first generation in their families to pursue higher education.
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November, 2011 $20,000.00

United States
First Graduates
San Francisco, CA

Education First GraduateÕs mission is to help students finish high school and become the first in their families to graduate from college. To that end, we have built an effective college access and completion program that currently serves 210 San Francisco-based students each year utilizing a high-touch, long-term approach that is unique within the field.
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November, 2011 $10,000.00

United States
Mission Graduates
San Francisco, CA

Education
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November, 2011 $10,000.00

United States
Omega Boys Club
San Francisco, CA

Arts The Omega Leadership Academy provides rigorous academic skill development infused with the Alive & Free Violence Prevention Prescription to help young people succeed in school, prepare for college, develop critical thinking, math and literacy skills, and live meaningful lives free of violence and incarceration.
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November, 2011 $10,000.00

United States
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
Richmond, CA
Arts This four year program is designed for highly committed middle and high school students who desire to achieve both technical depth and performance breadth in music, dance or theater/media.
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May, 2011 $10,000.00

United States
Historic Lower 9th Ward Council for Arts and Sustainability
New Orleans, LA

Health Project Ujamaa will provide year-round, weekly activities designed to increase access to and foster an appreciation for good food among more than 300 underserved children in New Orleans and their families.
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May, 2011 $20,000.00

United States
Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
Baltimore

Health The program will engage Native community stakeholders in three southwestern reservation communities to promote school, family and community-based programming to teach children and families to grow, eat and distribute healthy foods. Outreach and support of local farmers will augment program success and strengthen local healthy foods systems. Local tribal stakeholders will ensure core curriculum and program activities are centered in indigenous cultural wisdom and strength.
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May, 2011 $65,000.00

United States
Marin County Office of Education
San Rafael, CA

Health This request is to provide enhanced therapeutic services for the high risk students of Phoenix Academy and Marin County Community School. The program serves students from across Marin County who are in need of intensive support services and substance abuse intervention in order to achieve academic success and become healthy citizens of our community.
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May, 2011 $25,000.00

United States
No Limits Theater Group
Culver Ctiy, CA

Arts The only theater group in the US for deaf children ages 5-15, who are learning to speak.
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May, 2011 $15,000.00

United States
Sausalito Marin City School District
Marin City, CA

Health The project is designed to bring together community partners who will contribute to a unique nutrition education program in which the schools will host and integrate a school garden along with an inter-generational after-school element.
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May, 2011 $75,000.00

United States
The Edible Schoolyard NOLA
New Orleans, LA

Health The mission of ESY NOLA is to integrate organic gardening and seasonal cooking into the curriculum, culture and food programs of Green Charter School. ESY NOLA provides students with engaging hands-on learning experiences through weekly garden and kitchen classes, and school-wide seasonal events that promote the local food traditions of New Orleans.
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May, 2011 $40,000.00

United States
The Mosaic Project
Oakland, CA

Education The Mosaic Project, unites young children of diverse backgrounds, provides them with essential skills to thrive in an increasingly diverse society, and empowers them to strive for peace. It is the vision of this project that children from the same county, but who differ markedly in socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic make-up, can participate in the program together.
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May, 2011 $10,000.00

United States
Abilities United
Palo Alto, CA

Health Our children’s programs are based on the premise that birth to 5 years of age is an extremely critical learning period for children with or without disabilities, and that the earlier a child’s special needs are addressed, the greater the skill base for future improvement.
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February, 2011 $7,500.00

United States
Circulo de Vida Cancer Support & Resource Center
San Francisco,CA

Health The Children’s Program provides professional therapy in a group setting and individually to help the children of Latinos diagnosed with cancer cope with the confusion and stress caused by parental illness.
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February, 2011 $10,000.00

United States
Family Service Agency of Marin
San Rafael, CA

Health The goals of the project are to identify youth at risk for substance abuse through TeenScreen conducted at local high schools; and provide individual, group and family addiction treatment services for at least 40 youth and family members (half of whom will be Latino youth).
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February, 2011 $15,000.00

Sri Lanka
International Childcare Trust
Health The objective of this project is to support one of International Childcare Trust's partner, Shilpa Children's Trust (Shilpa) in Sri Lanka, who are working towards the long-term rehabilitation of children, their families and their communities in Hambantota, southern Sri Lanka.
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February, 2011 $5,000.00

United States
Larkin Street Youth Services
San Francisco, CA

Health The TASK Program at Larkin Street Youth Services provides homeless and runaway youth, ages 12–17 (underage youth) in San Francisco with emergency and transitional housing, health screening and treatment, mental health and substance abuse services, case management, education, and family reunification services, in one comprehensive, wrap-around service delivery system.
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February, 2011 $10,000.00

Haiti
Little Sisters of St. Therese Health Ongoing disaster relief in Haiti for schools for orphans and disabled children in the town of Riviere Froid. After a disaster there are some needs that no one seems to want to fund but are vital for success. These are practical needs that will help many children receive an education. Repairing a car, food, scholarships, equipment, and getting one girl and her mother out of a dangerous tent with gunfire each night might not give us measurable outcomes but they are among our real post earthquake needs. February, 2011 $10,000.00

United States
Marin City Health and Wellness Center
Marin City, CA

Health A wellness center, health clinic and outreach, especially to low income youth.
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February, 2011 $20,000.00

Malawi
NetGain/GAIA
Health Netgain and GAIA (Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance) joined forces to supply bednetting and malaria prevention education to rural communities in Malawi
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February, 2011 $31,500.00

United States
Okizu
Novato, CA

Health Camp Okizu is an experience that any child would enjoy. But our campers aren’t just any children. They are 6-17 year-olds whose lives have been devastated by cancer. Many have undergone months of chemotherapy and endured nausea, hair loss, and painful side effects. A week at Camp Okizu gives kids the opportunity to make friends, play games, sing songs, learn new activities, and simply have fun.
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February, 2011 $10,000.00

United States
Phoenix Project
Marin City, CA

Health The Phoenix Project, Community Connections Center is designed to address the at-risk and underserved youth of males ages 13 to 25 .  Our mission is to transform the circumstances, attitudes, collective history and self-perception of troubled youth facing psychological, family, social and economic hardships.  This transformation results in real educational and vocational opportunities, increased self-worth, community integration, family cultuvation, and achieveable directions.
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February, 2011 $10,000.00

Mexico
Santuario de Luz A.C .
Autlan, Jalisco, MX

Health Built by Carlos Santana in his hometown of Autlan Mexico, this medical clinic serves all communities within 5 miles of Autlan.
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February, 2011 $80,000.00

Guatemala
Stove Team International
Guatemala and Honduras

Health Upper respiratory disease, caused by smoky open fires in Guatemalan and Honduran homes, is the leading cause of death in local children. Catastrophic burns are another preventable tragedy. This stove project provides safe, portable, locally-made cookstoves to replace open fires and reduce deforestation.
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February, 2011 $20,000.00

Argentina
Todos Juntos
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Health Project Sonrisa is a dental program specifically adapted for the children and adolescents living in the slums of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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February, 2011 $20,000.00

United States
VIP Community Mental Health Center, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Health VIP offers around-the-clock medical, forensic, mental health, support and advocacy services to children in foster care and other victims of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and dependent adult abuse.
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February, 2011 $10,000.00

United States
Marin County School Volunteers
San Rafael, CA

Education Marin County School Volunteers matches community volunteer tutors with the neediest students identified for academic assistance throughout the public schools of Marin County, grades K-12.
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October, 2010 $5,000.00

United States
Marin Literacy Program
San Rafael, CA

Education Marin Literacy Program offers literacy services to families with small children in a variety of ways. From tutoring parents to offering health information to families in isolated areas, to bringing parenting instruction to the incarcerated, MLP endeavors to close the achievement gap between those children from underserved areas and those from more affluent communities.
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October, 2010 $5,000.00

United States
Omega Boys Club
San Francisco, CA

Education The Omega Leadership Academy provides rigorous academic skill development infused with the Alive & Free Violence Prevention Prescription to help young people succeed in school, prepare for college, develop critical thinking, math and literacy skills, and live meaningful lives free of violence and incarceration.
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October, 2010 $10,000.00

United States
Ritter Center
San Rafael, CA

Education Ritter Center is dedicated to sending children back to school prepared to learn. Most schools require students to come to class with the tools needed to succeed. If a student does not have those tools (things as basic as pencils, erasable pens, scissors, calculators, binders and notebooks), they not only fall behind their peers, but also become stigmatized. Self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-worth all play vital roles in school performance. A new backpack may seem trivial, but the proud smiles on the faces of students receiving them helps to clue the rest of us in that they are almost as important as the school supplies themselves.
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October, 2010 $5,000.00

Pakistan
ShelterBox USA
Health ShelterBox is a disaster relief organization that provides humanitarian aid in the form of shelter, warmth and comfort to people displaced by natural and other disasters worldwide. Its concept is premised on the observation that the typical aid response to most disasters is in the form of food and medicine to help people survive the immediate aftermath. Little or no assistance was given in terms of proper shelter to help them through the first few days, weeks and months as they tried to rebuild their lives.
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October, 2010 $10,000.00

United States
Three Square Food Bank
Las Vegas, NV

Health Three Square will exceed our goal to distribute 16,000,000 pounds of food to southern Nevadans in need of hunger-relief. Through our growing community collaborative—which now includes 270 agency partners and 175 school partners—Three Square currently serves 83,000 people who are struggling with hunger each month.
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October, 2010 $15,000.00

Pakistan
US Fund for UNICEF
Health Pakistan Flood Relief
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October, 2010 $10,000.00

United States
A Home Away from Homelessness
San Francisco, CA

Education Our School House intensive after-school program, operated out of a home on Fort Mason, is the only programs of their kind for homeless and formerly homeless middle school students. We provide 15 students with a nearly year-long program of academic and emotional support, including 80 minutes of individualized tutoring four to five days per week during the school year.
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October, 2010 $5,000.00

United States
Aim High
San Francisco, CA

Education Founded in 1986, Aim High is the largest academic summer program provider for middle school students in the SF Bay Area. Aim High reaches youth at a critical point in their adolescent development Ð increasing academic and personal readiness during the summer months. The mission of Aim High is to inspire a life long love of learning and instill a sense of community, opportunity, and respect so that students are prepared for success in school and life.
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October, 2010 $10,000.00

United States
Andre Agassi Foundation
Las Vegas, NV

Education This grant will directly impact children’s lives by helping the Foundation fund the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy (“Agassi Prep”) and deliver a quality education to its 600-plus K-12 students.
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October, 2010 $15,000.00

United States
Bridge the Gap College Prep
Marin City, CA

Education Now in its 15th year, Bridge the Gap College Prep (BTGCP) was founded to provide much needed academic support for struggling Marin City students, originally through twice weekly evening sessions of homework help, skills tutoring and mentoring. Since then, BTGCP has grown into a robust program with a broader mission: BTGCP seeks to provide comprehensive educational support for Marin City youth, with the goal that every Marin City child completes high school and graduates from college.
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October, 2010 $20,000.00

United States
Canal Alliance
San Rafael, CA

Education The Youth Development and Leadership program offers teens and young adults healthy alternatives to potentially unhealthy or harmful behavior. We use youth development best practices such as peer counseling, job skills and life skills training, leadership development, education, and recreation.
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October, 2010 $10,000.00

United States
City of Los Angeles College Foundation
Los Angeles,CA
Education Honoring Carlos Santana's long time attorney, City of Los Angeles College Foundation's gala is helping to support their mission of serving many low income students in their quest for college graduation.
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October, 2010 $10,000.00

United States
College Track
Oakland, CA

Education College Track is an after school program working to increase high school graduation, college eligibility and enrollment, and college graduation rates among low-income, under-resourced high school students. College Track's intended impact is to close the achievement gap and create college-going cultures for students who are historically and currently underrepresented in higher education.
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October, 2010 $20,000.00

United States
Downtown College Prep
San Jose, CA

Education DCP’s target students are historically , underserved and primarily Latino, who will be the first in their family to graduate from a four-year university. In addition to academic challenges many of these students face difficulties at home that negatively impact their learning. DCP addresses all of these issues. The DCP program endeavors to provide students with emotional strength, personal discipline and self-confidence to make positive life choices.
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October, 2010 $20,000.00

United States
Eastside College Preparatory School
East Palo Alto, CA

Education Eastside is an independent, non-profit school founded in 1996 to offer East Palo Alto high school students a rigorous college preparatory education and widen their life opportunities. We have one central mission: the enrollment of every Eastside graduate in a four-year college or university
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October, 2010 $20,000.00

United States
First Graduate
San Francisco, CA

Education First GraduateÕs mission is to help students finish high school and become the first in their families to graduate from college. To that end, we have built an effective college access and completion program that currently serves 210 San Francisco-based students each year utilizing a high-touch, long-term approach that is unique within the field. We work exclusively with aspiring first-generation college graduates, meaning students whose parents have never completed college.
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October, 2010 $10,000.00

United States
Hannah Project
Marin City, CA
Education Hannah Project Freedom School is a summer cultural and literacy program for 3rd-5th graders in Marin City. October, 2010 $20,000.00

United States
KIPP Bayview Academy
San Francisco, CA

Education KIPP Bayview Academy is a free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter middle school located in the Bayview HunterÕs Point community of San Francisco. The school serves 257 students; 73% are low-income and over 70% are African American. KIPP BayviewÕs mission is to develop in the students of Southeastern San Francisco the knowledge, critical thinking skills and character traits needed to succeed in top quality high schools and colleges, and to lead deliberate and productive lives.
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October, 2010 $20,000.00

United States
Historic Lower 9th Ward Council for Arts and Sustainability
New Orleans, LA

Health Project Ujamaa will provide year-round, weekly activities designed to increase access to and foster an appreciation for good food among more than 300 underserved children in New Orleans, 7-14 years old, and their families.
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June, 2010 $20,000.00

United States
Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
White Mountain Apache Reservation and Navajo Nation and Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM

Health The program will engage Native community stakeholders in three southwestern reservation communities to promote school, family and community-based programming to teach children and families to grow, eat and distribute healthy foods. Outreach and support of local farmers will augment program success and strengthen local healthy foods systems. Local tribal stakeholders will ensure core curriculum and program activities are centered in indigenous cultural wisdom and strength.
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June, 2010 $65,000.00

United States
Sausalito Marin City School District
Sausalito/Marin City, CA

Health The project is designed to bring together community partners who will contribute to a unique nutrition education program in which the schools will host and integrate a school garden along with an inter-generational after-school element
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June, 2010 $75,000.00

United States
The Edible Schoolyard NOLA
New Orleans, LA

Health The mission of ESY NOLA is to integrate organic gardening and seasonal cooking into the curriculum, culture and food programs of four New Orleans schools. ESY NOLA provides students with engaging hands-on learning experiences through weekly garden and kitchen classes, and school-wide seasonal events that promote the local food traditions of New Orleans.
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June, 2010 $40,000.00

United States
The Hannah Project Freedom School
Marin City, CA

Education The CDF Freedom Schools program provides summer and after-school enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes toward learning. Children are taught using a model curriculum that supports children and families around five essential components: high quality academic enrichment; parent and family involvement; civic engagement and social action; intergenerational leadership development; and nutrition, health and mental health.
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June, 2010 $12,500.00

Chile
Isabel Allende Foundation
Health Disaster relief for the victims of the earthquake in Chile
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March, 2010 $10,000.00

United States
Marin City Health and Wellness Center
Marin City, CA

Health A Marin City community health clinic and wellness center, providing primary care and outreach, especially to youth.
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March, 2010 $25,000.00

Mexico
Santuario de Luz Autlan Clinic
Autlan, MX

Health Carlos built this clinic in his hometown of Autlan. These monies would support continuing operating costs. The clinic is the only health clinic within miles and serves all surrounding village communities.
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March, 2010 $80,000.00

United States
Sausalito Marin City School District
Sausalito/Marin City, CA

Health Additional support for GrowingGreat Marin City school garden and nutrition education project in the schools.
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March, 2010 $12,000.00

United States
Sunburst Projects
Santa Rosa, CA

Health Over the years, Camp Sunburst has provided social and educational experiences that have had a profound impact on the lives of hundreds of HIV/AIDS infected and affected children, youth, and their families. This program exposes at risk youth to experiences they may not have had prior access to, or have lost access from.
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March, 2010 $5,000.00

Argentina
Todos Juntos
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Health Project Sonrisa is a dental program specifically adapted for the children and adolescents living in the slums of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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March, 2010 $20,000.00

Haiti
US FUND FOR UNICEF
Health Disaster Relief for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti
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March, 2010 $20,000.00

United States
Marin County School Volunteers
San Rafael, CA

Education Marin County School Volunteers matches community volunteer tutors with the neediest students identified for academic assistance throughout the public schools of Marin County, grades K-12.
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November, 2009 $5,000.00

Mexico
Santuario de Luz
Autlan, MX

Health Santuario De Luz is a clinic that Carlos Santana built in Autlan Mexico. Serving the health and education needs of five neighboring communities without services, the clinic serves as a community center as well.
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November, 2009 $50,000.00

United States
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County
San Rafael, CA

Health Free dining room is open 7 days/week to all hungry people in Marin. We serve approximately 400 meals per week. 30% are children.
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November, 2009 $5,000.00

United States
Three Square Food Bank
Las Vegas, NV

Health Three Square is a member of Feeding America, the umbrella organization for our national network of food banks. Established in 2007, Three Square''s mission is to “provide wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a hunger-free community”.
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November, 2009 $25,000.00

United States
Andre Agassi Foundation
Las Vegas, NV

Education This grant will directly impact children’s lives by helping the Foundation fund the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy (“Agassi Prep”) and deliver a quality education to its 600-plus K-12 students.
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November, 2009 $15,000.00

United States
Canal Alliance
San Rafael, CA

Education College readiness program
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November, 2009 $5,000.00

United States
Eastside College Prep
East Palo Alto, CA

Education Eastside is an independent, non-profit school founded in 1996 to offer East Palo Alto high school students a rigorous college preparatory education and widen their life opportunities. We have one central mission: the enrollment of every Eastside graduate in a four-year college or university
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November, 2009 $10,000.00

Israel
Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel
Education Grant funds will support the first part of a three-year project period to evaluate the early childhood programs currently in place at the three Hand in Hand Schools, identify and integrate best teaching practices in early childhood education, and implement these findings through a top quality training program for Hand in Hand teachers.
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November, 2009 $5,000.00

United States
National Hispanic University
San Jose, CA

Education Scholarship assistance for undergraduate college students unable to access public financial aid sources. NHU is the only Hispanic University in the country.
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November, 2009 $10,000.00

Malawi
Netgain, Malawi
Malawi

Health NetGain-Malawi placed ITNs in 8 villages in southern Malawi in November 2006 (population ~ 3,000). Volunteer women followed the malaria status in these 8 villages for 6 months during the rainy season, as well as malaria status in 4 nearby villages without ITNs. In June, 2007 it was determined that malaria incidence had declined by 77% in the netted villages compared to the nearby non-netted villages.
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November, 2009 $10,000.00

United States
Omega Boys Club
San Francisco, CA

Education The Omega Leadership Academy provides rigorous academic skill development infused with the Alive & Free Violence Prevention Prescription to help young people succeed in school, prepare for college, develop critical thinking, math and literacy skills, and live meaningful lives free of violence and incarceration.
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November, 2009 $5,000.00

United States
Parent Services Project
San Rafael, CA

Education Parent empowerment and leadership project primarily for low income parents.
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November, 2009 $6,500.00

United States
Phoenix Project
Marin City, CA

Health The Phoenix Project focuses on engaging young men between ages 13 and 25 in neighborhood and community activities as alternatives to the street. November, 2009 $5,000.00

South Africa
Ubuntu Education Fund
Port Elizabeth, SA

Education Ubuntu Education Fund is a grassroots organization dedicated to working with the people of the Eastern Cape Province to develop quality education and healthy communities in the new South Africa.
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November, 2009 $5,000.00

Sri Lanka
Gokulam - Bhaktivedanta Children's Home
Health Gokulam - Bhaktivedanta Children's Home is an orphanage just outside of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Since 1999 we have been serving children affected by the ongoing civil war and poverty.
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June, 2009 $2,500.00

United States
Historic Lower 9th Ward Council for Arts and Sustainability
New Orleans, LA

Health Kellogg project: Project Ujamaa will provide year-round, monthly activities designed to increase access to and foster an appreciation for good food among more than 300 underserved children in New Orleans, 7-14 years old, and their families. The multilayered activities will include providing “Vegetable Vouchers” to program participants, allowing them to meet urban famers, listen to presentations from nutritionists, make their own healthy recipes and items to sell at the market, and develop skits, poems and songs that address the importance of healthful eating.
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June, 2009 $20,000.00

Sri Lanka
International Childcare Trust
Health The objective of this project is to support one of International Childcare Trust's partner, Shilpa Children's Trust (Shilpa) in Sri Lanka, who are working towards the long-term rehabilitation of children, their families and their communities in Hambantota, southern Sri Lanka.
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June, 2009 $3,500.00

United States
Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
Health Kellogg project: Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health seeks to partner with the Milagro Foundation to create an innovative culturally-based nutrition promotion program with the most underserved and nutritionally at risk children in America, American Indians. The program will engage Native community stakeholders in three southwestern reservation communities to promote school, family and community-based programming to teach children and families to grow, eat and distribute healthy foods. Outreach and support of local farmers will augment program success and strengthen local healthy foods systems. Local tribal stakeholders will ensure core curriculum and program activities are centered in indigenous cultural wisdom and strength. The project will develop over three years, and include sustainability and dissemination planning to compound Milagro’s investment in this work.
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June, 2009 $65,000.00

United States
Literacy for Environmental Justice
San Francisco, CA

Arts This project brings together a master artist with a group of young people in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood aged 14-17 to teach them basic skills in artistic design and casting for relief wall sculpture while directly integrating environmental studies into the casting process.
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June, 2009 $4,929.00

United States
Sausalito Marin City School District
Marin City, CA

Health The project is designed to bring together community partners who will contribute to a unique nutrition education program in which the schools will host and integrate a school garden along with an inter-generational after-school element
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June, 2009 $65,000.00

United States
The Edible Schoolyard NOLA
New Orleans, LA

Health Kellogg project: The mission of ESY NOLA is to integrate organic gardening and seasonal cooking into the curriculum, culture and food programs of Green Charter School. ESY NOLA provides students with engaging hands-on learning experiences through weekly garden and kitchen classes, and school-wide seasonal events that promote the local food traditions of New Orleans.
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June, 2009 $50,000.00

Mexico
Autlan Medical Clinic-Santuario de Luz
Autlan, Jalisco
Health Carlos built this medical clinic in his hometown of Autlan. Mexico. These monies support continuing operating costs. February, 2009 $30,000.00

United States
Canal Alliance
San Rafael, CA
Education The Youth Development and Leadership program offers teens and young adults healthy alternatives to potentially unhealthy or harmful behavior. We use youth development best practices such as peer counseling, job skills and life skills training, leadership development, education, and recreation.
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February, 2009 $5,000.00

United States
Circulo de Vida Cancer Support & Resource Center
San Francisco
Health The Children’s Program provides professional therapy in a group setting and individually to help the children of Latinos diagnosed with cancer cope with the confusion and stress caused by parental illness.
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February, 2009 $5,000.00

United States
College Track
Oakland, CA
Education Our mission is to help students who have the desire but lack the resources and support to attain higher education and fulfill their own best promise.
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February, 2009 $5,000.00

United States
Davidson Middle School
San Rafael, CA
Education Students that are involved in Challenge Day will have the opportunity to share their story, acknowledge similarities, appreciate differences and connect with their peers. Challenge day helps students to break economic and racial barriers and to celebrate diversity.
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February, 2009 $13,000.00

United States
Discovery Arts
Tustin, CA
Health Discovery Arts brings the healing power of music, art, dance and drama to children with cancer, serious blood disorders and life threatening illness while in the hospital receiving treatment.
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February, 2009 $5,000.00

United States
First Graduate
San Francisco
Education First Graduate offers after school support to students who are the first in their families to have access to college.
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February, 2009 $5,000.00

United States
Okizu
Novato, CA
Health A summer camp experience for children with all types of pediatric cancer.
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February, 2009 $10,000.00

United States
Outright Vermont
Burlington
Health Outright Vermont helps at-risk rural lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ ''queer'') youth in Vermont. As the only queer youth center and state-wide advocacy organization in Vermont, our goal is to make sure youth always have a place to turn.
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February, 2009 $5,000.00

United States
San Rafael High School Library
San Rafael, CA
Arts Library books will be purchased for english language learners and spanish readers.
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February, 2009 $5,000.00

India
Shared Hope International Health Partnering with groups worldwide to prevent human trafficking for forced labor and prostitution. Shared Hope rescues women and children by buying their freedom and providing shelter, healthcare, education and vocational training.
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February, 2009 $10,000.00

Guatemala
Stove Team International Health Upper respiratory disease, caused by smoky open fires in Guatemalan homes, is the leading cause of death in local children. Catastrophic burns are another preventable tragedy. This stove project in Guatamala provides safe, portable, locally-made cookstoves to replace open fires and reduce deforestation.
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February, 2009 $5,000.00

United States
VIP Community Mental Health Center, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
Health The CMHC, located in East Los Angeles, serves children that have been abused, neglected, sexually assaulted and/or have witnessed the abuse of their mothers.
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February, 2009 $20,000.00

United States
A Keiki’s Dream Fun Day Foundation
Wailuku, HI
Health The Fun Day Foundation empowers and supports children in crisis from Maui County by giving them a "dream come true" on Maui November, 2008 $5,000.00

United States
Abilities United
Palo Alto, CA
Education Our children’s programs are based on the premise that birth to 5 years of age is an extremely critical learning period for children with or without disabilities, and that the earlier a child’s special needs are addressed, the greater the skill base for future improvement.
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November, 2008 $10,000.00

Mexico
Autlan Medical Clinic
Autlan, MX
Health Medical clinic in Carlos Santana's home town of Autlan, Mexico. November, 2008 $30,000.00

United States
Bay Area Community Resources-The MYC
San Rafael, CA
Arts A youth center complete with an auditorium, commercial kitchen, art studio, meeting rooms, computer center and sound studio for teens.
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November, 2008 $10,000.00

United States
Downtown College Prep
San Jose, CA
Education DCP’s target students are historically , underserved and primarily Latino, who will be the first in their family to graduate from a four-year university. In addition to academic challenges many of these students face difficulties at home that negatively impact their learning. DCP addresses all of these issues. The DCP program endeavors to provide students with emotional strength, personal discipline and self-confidence to make positive life choices.
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November, 2008 $10,000.00

United States
Family Service Agency of Marin
San Rafael, CA
Health Familias Fuertes!, a project of Family Service Agency's Childhood Trauma Program, is Marin County's only culturally appropriate and comprehensive child sexual abuse prevention program serving low-income and vastly underserved Latino children and their families.
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November, 2008 $15,000.00

United States
Hannah Project
Marin City, CA
Education The Hannah Project is a collaboration to help improve graduation rates and college attendance of Marin City high schoolers. November, 2008 $10,000.00

United States
Hui Malama Learning Center
Wailuku, HI
Education Hui Malama is a program in Maui that works with underserved children in the areas of Home school enrichment, high school curriculum, GED classes and Homework help and remedial support.
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November, 2008 $10,000.00

United States
Jeannette Prandi Children's Center
San Rafael, CA
Health Wrap around services provided to child victims of sexual assault
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November, 2008 $10,000.00

United States
Larkin Street Youth Services
San Francisco, CA
Health The TASK Program at Larkin Street Youth Services is the only San Francisco program that provides homeless and runaway youth, ages 12–17 (underage youth) with emergency and transitional housing, health screening and treatment, mental health and substance abuse services, case management, education, and family reunification services, in one comprehensive, wrap-around service delivery system.
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November, 2008 $20,000.00

India
Little Stars School
Varanasi, India
Education Little Stars is a school educating hundreds of street children in the city of Vanansi in India.
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November, 2008 $10,000.00

United States
Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center
San Pablo, CA
Arts The Mockingbird Youth Project is a community arts academy offering beginning to advanced level classes in Mexican forms of music, dance, crafts and writing to 200 students every week that also includes a youth development component. These classes are taught primarily by master artists of traditional art forms or techniques.
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November, 2008 $5,000.00

United States
Marin City Health and Wellness Center
Marin City, CA
Health A Marin City community wellness center, health clinic and outreach agency, especially to youth. November, 2008 $20,000.00

United States
Marin Community Clinic
San Rafael, CA
Health General support of primary medical services for pediatric patients
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November, 2008 $15,000.00

United States
Medicine Horse Program
Boulder, CO
Health This project pairs suicidal teenaged girls with Premarin foals (considered to be a by-product of the pharmaceutical industry) in order to restore a sense of hope, vision for the future, increased self-reliance for the girls.
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November, 2008 $10,000.00

Malawi
NetGain, Malawi Health NetGain-Malawi places bed netting in remote villages in Malawi, training community members to install the nets and coordinate the research. In June, 2007 it was determined that malaria incidence had declined by 77% in the netted villages compared to the nearby non-netted villages.
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November, 2008 $15,000.00

United States
No Limits Theater Group
Culver City, CA
Arts The only theater group in the US for deaf children ages 5-15, who are learning to speak.
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November, 2008 $10,000.00

United States
Ritter Center
San Rafael, CA
Education Ritter Center operates a number of programs that serve children including their Back-to-School backpack and school supply program. holiday programs for food distribution, a food pantry, healthcare enrollment and emergency rental assistance for families.
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November, 2008 $10,000.00

United States
Slide Ranch
Muir Beach, CA
Health This program will target students from Bahia Vista Elementary School, San Pedro Elementary School, Martin Luther King Academy, and Venetia Valley Elementary School. The objective is to improve the choices students make in regard to food, nutrition, health and fitness. Our goal is to help develop healthier minds and bodies among low-income students.
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November, 2008 $5,000.00

United States
South Bay Children's Medical Clinic
East Palo Alto, CA
Health In an effort to reach more under served populations, SBCMC acquired a bus and converted it to a mobile clinic, complete with a fully equipped exam room and is staffed by volunteer Pediatricians, medical assistants, and interpreters. They now have expanded to serving high school students at risk in 3 area highschool clinics.
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November, 2008 $15,000.00

Pakistan
St. Paul Society
Islamabad, Pakistan
Education Computer training course for neglected poor girls and women
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November, 2008 $5,000.00

United States
Sunburst Projects
Rohnert Park, CA
Health Over the years, Camp Sunburst has provided social and educational experiences that have had a profound impact on the lives of hundreds of HIV/AIDS infected and affected children, youth, and their families. This program exposes at risk youth to experiences they may not have had prior access to, or have lost access from.
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November, 2008 $15,000.00

Argentina
Todos Juntos Asociacion Civil
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Health Project Sonrisa is a dental program specifically adapted for the children and adolescents living in the slums of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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November, 2008 $15,000.00

United States
Trips for Kids Marin
San Rafael, CA
Health Trips for Kids’ Earn-a-Bike Program provides skill-building workshops to low-income, inner-city, or otherwise at-risk boys and girls from ages 10-17 in the dense Canal District of San Rafael. Youth in these workshops have a chance to build and earn a bike while gaining valuable work experience.
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November, 2008 $5,000.00

Congo
US FUND FOR UNICEF Health Humanitarian aid and relief in the Congo and Darfur
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November, 2008 $10,000.00

Haiti
Yele Haiti Health Employing local women to prepare 14,000 hot meals a day for poor children in Port-au-Prince and Gonaives, the women will work in 12 new catering facilities that will be known as "Yele Cuisine." These women will supply hot meals for schools in their area without kitchens. An estimated ninety percent of schools in Haiti do not have kitchen facilities.
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November, 2008 $10,000.00

United States
Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity (AHO)
Mill Valley, CA
Health AHO is the only nonprofit group providing a safety net of stable housing, guidance, and community connections to homeless young people, who at age 18 are without a caring adult or resources to build a healthy and meaningful life. AHO works with youth up to 5 years as needed to assist them in building a strong foundation for their lives.
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July, 2008 $5,000.00

China
American Red Cross Health Earthquake relief in China
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July, 2008 $15,000.00

Mexico
Autlan Medical Clinic
Autlan, MX
Health Operating expenses for the Medical clinic, Santuario de la Luz, built by the Santana family in Carlos' birthplace of Autlan, Mexico. This clinic is the only medical clinic serving the poor in the surrounding communities of Autlan. July, 2008 $37,000.00

Mexico
Autlan Medical Clinic
Autlan, MX
Health These funds will support the hiring of a development consultant to begin professional fundraising activities to begin building capacity to support the clinic. July, 2008 $25,000.00

United States
Bridge the Gap Tutoring
Marin City, CA
Education The mission is to improve reading skills, provide homework assistance and academic tutoring and engage parents in the education of Marin City youth in the program - so that students stay in school and improve academically.
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July, 2008 $7,500.00

United States
Center for American Indian Health
Baltimore
Education The project is called Celebrating Life. A key element of the program centers on rejuvenating relationships between elders and youth as an imperative strategy to curb the epidemic of suicide and drug abuse among Apache youth.
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July, 2008 $10,000.00

Myanmar
Doctors Without Borders USA Health Disaster Relief for cyclone victims in Myanmar.
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July, 2008 $10,000.00

United States
Eastside College Preparatory School
East Palo Alto, CA
Education Eastside is an independent, non-profit school founded in 1996 to offer East Palo Alto high school students a rigorous college preparatory education and widen their life opportunities. Their central mission is the enrollment of 100% of Eastside graduates in a four-year college or university.
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July, 2008 $36,000.00

United States
Home Away from Homelessness
San Francisco, CA
Education This project encompasses three programs for homeless children in SF and Marin County: Beach House, Mentoring Program and School House Program. Beach House brings children 5-17 from homeless shelters for day trips to a cottage in the Marin Headlands outdoors.
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July, 2008 $10,000.00

United States
KIPP Bayview Academy
San Francisco, CA
Education KIPP Bayview is a middle school program following the KIPP model. Students tend to arrive at KIPP Bayview two grade levels behind academically on average. The goal is to turn them on to learning and support them as they excel beyond grade level so when they leave 8th grade they are competitive with all entering high school students, both public and private.
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July, 2008 $10,000.00

United States
Marin County School Volunteers
San Rafael, CA
Education Marin County School Volunteers matches community volunteer tutors with the neediest students identified for academic assistance throughout the public schools of Marin County, grades K-12.
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July, 2008 $10,000.00

United States
Marin Literacy Program
San Rafael, CA
Education Family Literacy volunteer tutors offer one-to-one instruction to parents of small children, in locations such as libraries, homes, and the isolated ranches of West Marin. The FATHERS Program at San Quentin State Prison provides family literacy and parenting instruction to incarcerated fathers and father figures, while the FLAGship mobile classroom provides school-readiness skills and health and wellness workshops to isolated preschool children and their families.
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July, 2008 $10,000.00

United States
Mosaic Project/San Rafael City Schools & Reed Union School Districts
San Rafael, CA
Education The Mosaic Project, unites young children of diverse backgrounds, provides them with essential skills to thrive in an increasingly diverse society, and empowers them to strive for peace. It is the vision of this project that children from the same county, but who differ markedly in socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic make-up, can participate in the program together.
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July, 2008 $10,000.00

United States
National Hispanic University
San José, CA
Education Scholarship assistance for undergraduate college students unable to access public financial aid sources.
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July, 2008 $30,000.00

United States
Novato Unified School Disrict
Novato, CA
Arts The project will bring students in poverty into a performing arts program. Students from NUSD's neediest elementary schools will be provided with instrumental, voice, and dance in collaboration with Marin School of the Arts at Novato High.
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July, 2008 $25,000.00

United States
Omega Boys Club
San Francisco, CA
Education The Omega Leadership Academy provides rigorous academic skill development infused with the Alive & Free Violence Prevention Prescription to help young people succeed in school, prepare for college, develop critical thinking, math and literacy skills, and live meaningful lives free of violence and incarceration.
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July, 2008 $10,000.00

United States
Parent Services Project
San Rafael, CA
Education Parent empowerment and leadership project primarily for low income immigrant parents.
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July, 2008 $10,000.00

United States
Read-Aloud Volunteer Program
San Pablo, CA
Education Volunteer tutoring program for children in the Richmond School District.
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July, 2008 $7,500.00

Myanmar
Save the Children Health Disaster relief for the cyclone in Myanmar.
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July, 2008 $15,000.00

United States
Sophia Project
Oakland, CA
Health Located in a low-income neighborhood in West Oakland, the Sophia Project is a direct service, community-based, care and education center for children and families at risk of recurring homelessness.
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July, 2008 $10,000.00

United States
Spectrum LGBT Center
San Anselmo, CA
Education Rainbow''s End is Spectrum''s outreach and support program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth ages 14-19 years of age. It is the only support group for LGBT youth in Marin County.
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July, 2008 $10,000.00

United States
Youth in Arts
San Rafael, CA
Arts Community Arts Partners is a model community engagement program for the Marin City/Sausalito School District, designed to be replicable in other underserved communities. Community Arts Partners will result in a trained corps of volunteers to help implement and sustain a comprehensive arts education program (YIA’s STARS program) in Marin City/Sausalito schools.
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July, 2008 $15,000.00

Guatemala
Duffy Hughes Memorial Stove Project-Stove Team International Health Upper respiratory disease, caused by smoky open fires in Guatemalan homes, is the leading cause of death in local children. Catastrophic burns are another preventable tragedy. This stove project in Guatamala provides safe, portable, locally-made cookstoves to replace open fires and reduce deforestation.
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March, 2008 $10,000.00

United States
First Graduate (formerly B.A.Y fund)
San Francisco, CA
Education This grant would provide year-round academic support for at-risk children from the Mission and Potrero Hill in San Francisco.
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March, 2008 $5,000.00

Israel
Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel Education This grant supports bilingual bicultural schools in Israel serving Israeli Arab and Israeli Jewish children, breaking down barriers and teaching them about each other's culture.
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March, 2008 $10,000.00

United States
Image for Success
San Rafael, CA
Health Provides two weeks worth of play clothing and school outfits for children.
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March, 2008 $5,000.00

Sri Lanka
International Childcare Trust Health The objective of this project is to support one of International Childcare Trust's partner, Shilpa Children's Trust (Shilpa) in Sri Lanka, who are working towards the long-term rehabilitation of children, their families and their communities in Hambantota, southern Sri Lanka.
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March, 2008 $5,000.00

United States
Marin City Health and Wellness Center
Marin City, CA
Health A wellness center, health clinic and outreach, especially to youth. March, 2008 $15,000.00

United States
Oasis For Girls
San Francisco, CA
Education The mission of Oasis For Girls is to cultivate self-esteem in girls and young women through arts, education and leadership development programs.
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March, 2008 $2,500.00

United States
Performing Stars of Marin
Marin City, CA
Arts The purpose of Performing Stars' programs is to create opportunities for children to overcome the limitations imposed by poverty so that they can follow their dreams and become actively engaged in a discipline of their choice.
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March, 2008 $5,000.00

India
Shared Hope International Health Shared Hope rescues women and children from sexual slavery by buying their freedom and providing shelter, healthcare, education and vocational training.
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March, 2008 $10,000.00

South Africa
Ubuntu Education Fund Education Ubuntu Education Fund is a grassroots organization dedicated to working with the people of the Eastern Cape Province to develop quality education and healthy communities in the new South Africa.
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March, 2008 $15,000.00

United States
VIP Community Mental Health Center, Inc.
Los Angeles,CA
Health The CMHC, located in East Los Angeles, serves children that have been abused, neglected, sexually assaulted and/or have witnessed the abuse of their mothers.
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March, 2008 $30,000.00

United States
Canal Community Alliance
San Rafael, CA
Education The Youth Development and Leadership program offers teens and young adults healthy alternatives to potentially unhealthy or harmful behavior. We use youth development best practices such as peer counseling, job skills and life skills training, leadership development, education, and recreation.
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March, 2008 $2,500.00

United States
Circulo de Vida
San Francisco, CA
Health The program provides therapy in a group setting to help children & teens cope with the confusion and stress caused by their mother''s illness. Therapists also provide individual counseling and case management for the children and their mothers, as well as conduct home visits and assisting with referrals to other services.
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March, 2008 $7,500.00

United States
A Keiki's Dream Foundation
Wailuku, HI
Health The Fun Day Foundation empowers and supports children in crisis from Maui County by giving them a "dream come true" on Maui with its signature, A Keiki's Dream Program. November, 2007 $2,500.00

United States
Children’s Defense Fund
Washington, D.C.
Education New Orleans Freedom Schools
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November, 2007 $10,000.00

United States
Family Service Agency of Marin
San Rafael, CA
Health Familias Fuertes!, a project of Family Service Agency's Childhood Trauma Program, is Marin County's only culturally appropriate and comprehensive child sexual abuse prevention program serving low-income and vastly underserved Latino children and their families.
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November, 2007 $6,500.00

India
Little Stars School - Sri Sarveshwari Samooh Sonoma Yoga Ashram
Varenesi, India
Education Little Stars is a school educating 300 street children from the city of Vanansi in India.
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November, 2007 $5,000.00

Malawi
NetGain Health Provides bed netting as malaria prevention in small villages in Malawi.
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November, 2007 $5,000.00

United States
Outright Vermont (ORVT)
Burlington, VT
Health The campaign to be developed by and for queer youth will provide HIV prevention messages, promote risk reduction, and (most importantly) be queer youth focused.
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November, 2007 $5,000.00

Pakistan
St. Paul Society
Islamabad, Pakistan
Education Computer training course for neglected poor girls and women.
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November, 2007 $2,500.00

South Africa
Artists for a New South Africa Health Challenge grant for Ingwavuma Orphan Care and Simelela Rape Center.
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July, 2007 $25,000.00

Mexico
Autlan Medical Clinic
Autlan, MX
Health Carlos and Deborah built this clinic in Carlos hometown of Autlan. These monies would support continuing operating costs. July, 2007 $20,000.00

Sri Lanka
Gokulam - Bhaktivedanta Children's Home Education Gokulam - Bhaktivedanta Children's Home is an orphanage just outside of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Since 1999 children who have been affected by the ongoing civil war, poverty, and most recently the Tsunami of 2004 are being served.
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July, 2007 $2,500.00

South Africa
Ingwavuma Orphan Care Health Purchase of a video camera for the orphan care program.
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July, 2007 $1,500.00

United States
Marin City Health and Wellness Center
Marin City, CA
Health A wellness center, health clinic and outreach, especially to youth.
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July, 2007 $15,000.00

United States
Marin Community Clinic
Novato, CA
Health General support of primary medical services for pediatric patients.
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July, 2007 $10,000.00

United States
Marin County School Volunteers
San Rafael, CA
Education Marin County School Volunteers matches community volunteer tutors with the neediest students identified for academic assistance throughout the public schools of Marin County, grades K-12.
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July, 2007 $2,000.00

United States
Parent Services Project
San Rafael, CA
Education Parent empowerment and leadership project primarily for low income immigrant parents.
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July, 2007 $2,000.00

United States
San Rafael High School Library
San Rafael, CA
Education Spanish books to add to library collection for Latino students. July, 2007 $5,000.00

United States
Sunburst Projects
Rohnert Park, CA
Health General Support for Camp Sunburst, a residential summer camp for children infected with HIV/AIDS and their families.
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July, 2007 $10,000.00

United States
The National Hispanic University
San Jose, CA
Education
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July, 2007 $20,000.00

Argentina
Todos Juntos Asociacion Civil
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Health Project Sonrisa is a dental program specifically adapted for the children and adolescents living in the slums of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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July, 2007 $2,000.00

United States
Trips for Kids Marin
San Rafael, CA
Health Children come to learn basic bike mechanics, how to build and repair bikes, riding and shop safety and earn points to purchase their own bicycle. Trips in the outdoors are part of the program.
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July, 2007 $2,000.00

Sudan
US FUND FOR UNICEF*-Darfur
Darfur Region
Health Despite continuing and widespread insecurity in Darfur, UNICEF will continue to meet the urgent needs of children and plans numerous activities in 2007 and beyond. Programs will include health and nutrition, insecticide treated nets, water and sanitation services, education and protection programs.
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July, 2007 $10,000.00

United States
Canal Alliance Youth Development
San Rafael, CA
Education The Youth Development and Leadership program offers teens and young adults healthy alternatives to potentially unhealthy or harmful behavior. We use youth development best practices such as peer counseling, job skills and life skills training, leadership development, education, and recreation.
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January, 2007 $10,000.00

United States
Cinnamon Girl
Oakland, CA
Education Our goal is to create a nurturing program for young girls that fosters leadership and positive gender identity, promotes healthy self-esteem, and provides opportunities for networking with accomplished women as well as peers from diverse backgrounds.
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January, 2007 $5,000.00

Guatemala
Duffy Hughes Memorial Stove Project Health Upper respiratory disease, caused by smoky open fires in Guatemalan homes, is the leading cause of death in local children. Catastrophic burns are another preventable tragedy. This stove project in Guatemala provides safe, portable, locally-made cookstoves to replace open fires and reduce deforestation.
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January, 2007 $10,000.00

Israel
Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel Education Bilingual Bicultural schools in Israel for Jewish and Arab children.
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January, 2007 $10,000.00

United States
Home Away from Homelessness
San Francisco, CA
Health This project encompasses three programs for homeless children in SF and Marin County: Beach House, Mentoring Program and School House Program. Beach House brings children 5-17 from homeless shelters for day trips to a cottage in the Marin Headlands outdoors.
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January, 2007 $10,000.00

South Africa
Ingwavuma Orphan Care Arts Ingwavuma is a community of families that are raising AIDS orphans as well as serving AIDS patients. The water cistern is miles away. This grant will buy and distribute Hippo Water Rollers to 100 families. http://www.hipporoller.org/
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January, 2007 $10,080.00

United States
Loving Paws
Santa Rosa, CA
Health Loving Paws Assistance Dogs is the only organization in the country that focuses solely on providing professionally trained assistance dogs to children with disabilities nationwide.
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January, 2007 $10,000.00

United States
Performing Stars of Marin
Marin City, CA
Arts Opportunities for low income youth in the arts.
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January, 2007 $10,000.00

India
Shared Hope Health Partnering with groups worldwide to prevent human trafficking for forced labor and prostitution. Shared Hope rescues women and children by buying their freedom and providing shelter, healthcare, education and vocational training.
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January, 2007 $10,000.00

South Africa
Ubuntu Education Fund Education Ubuntu Education Fund is a grassroots organization dedicated to working with the people of the Eastern Cape Province to develop quality education and healthy communities in the new South Africa.
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January, 2007 $10,000.00

United States
VIP Community Mental Health Center, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
Health The CMHC, located in East Los Angeles, serves children that have been abused, neglected, sexually assaulted and/or have witnessed the abuse of their mothers. This center treats nearly 600 children each month.
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January, 2007 $40,000.00

United States
Beyond Borders
Corte Madera, CA
Education A cross cultural leadership development program for children from around the county.
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June, 2006 $2,000.00

United States
Children's Defense Fund
Washington, D.C.
Education New Orleans Freedom Schools
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June, 2006 $64,000.00

United States
Dream Tree Project
Taos, NM
Arts Our target population includes youth ages 16-24 who have an inability to live independently and have completed residential treatment center programs for drug and/or alcohol addiction; been released from juvenile detention facilities; are in teen or adult drug court; have aged-out of foster care; or have been estranged from their families due to safety issues such as domestic violence, drug or alcohol abuse. June, 2006 $2,500.00

United States
Friends of the Children San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Education FOTC SF matches each child with a professional mentor called a Friend who provides the child a nurturing and sustained relationship with an adult role model. Each mentor is a full-time staff member and works with no more than eight children of the same gender.
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June, 2006 $2,500.00

United States
Future Leaders For Peace
Berkeley, CA
Education Future Leaders For Peace addresses the problem of youth violence through a series of interactive workshops that target at-risk youth to provide them with the skills to break the cycle of violence.
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June, 2006 $1,000.00

United States
Gerard's House
Santa Fe, NM
Health Provides grief counseling for children and youth who lose a parent. Also included is support for Camp Rainbow, a camp for grieving children.
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June, 2006 $1,000.00

United States
Hannah Project
Marin City, CA
Education The Hannah Project is a recently formed collaboration to help improve graduation rates and college attendance of Marin City high schoolers. June, 2006 $3,500.00

United States
Image for Success
San Rafael, CA
Health Our Image for Success - KIDS program was born as a natural extension of our womenís program, since children in need of quality clothing are often from the same families as the women we assist. Providing for their children is yet another way we offer peace of mind to these courageous mothers seeking work outside the home in a tough job market.
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June, 2006 $1,000.00

United States
Jeremiah's Promise
Palo Alto, CA
Education The Jeremiahís Promise Program fills a dire gap by providing up to 24 months of transitional living services, academic support and mentoring to a long-neglected population of 18 to 22 year olds who were former foster children.
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June, 2006 $2,500.00

United States
KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy
San Francisco, CA
Education At KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy, Saturday School is mandatory for all students. The program helps our KIPPsters achieve the academic and social gains that will place them firmly on a college preparatory track and offers them choices as they strive for the success they deserve.
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June, 2006 $5,000.00

United States
Loco Bloco Drum and Dance Ensemble
San Francisco, CA
Arts Loco Bloco's mission is to promote San Francisco youth's healthy transition into adulthood by engaging them in the creation and performance of music, dance, and theater reflecting the cultural diversity of the Americas.
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June, 2006 $1,000.00

United States
Marin Community Clinic
Larkspur, CA
Health General support of primary medical services for pediatric patients who live within 200% or lower of the federal poverty level.
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June, 2006 $30,000.00

United States
Marin County School Volunteers
San Rafael, CA
Education Marin County School Volunteers matches community volunteer tutors with the neediest students identified for academic assistance throughout the public schools of Marin County, grades K-12.
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June, 2006 $1,000.00

United States
Marin Literacy Program
Olema, CA
Education The Summer Reading Program was created to serve children of limited English speaking families living in isolated areas of West Marin County. June, 2006 $1,000.00

United States
Marin School of the Arts
Novato, CA
Arts The culturally diverse Teachers in Residence Dance Program will teach authentic ethnic dances by teachers with deep knowledge of the dance and the culture from which the dance emanates.
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June, 2006 $1,000.00

United States
No Limits Theater Group
Culver City, CA
Arts The only theater group in the US for deaf children ages 5-15, who are learning to speak. These funds are to support an original production entitled, NO LIMITS’ ANGELS.
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June, 2006 $1,000.00

United States
Oaktown Jazz Workshop
Oakland, CA
Arts Support for artist fees for a program perpetuating jazz among urban children in Oakland.
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June, 2006 $2,000.00

United States
Parent Services Project
San Rafael, CA
Education We are requesting that the Milagro Foundation become a partner in this project by funding the child care component to include enrichment opportunities for the children in the creative arts, music and drama areas. June, 2006 $2,000.00

United States
Read Aloud Volunteer Program
El Cerrito, CA
Education Volunteer adults read to K-2 students enrolled in inner city schools in West Contra Costa (Richmond) USD for 1/2 hour twice/week. June, 2006 $1,000.00

United States
Rhythmic Concepts, Inc.
Oakland, CA
Arts Jazz Camp West provides jazz experiences for low income children to attend camp for a week in summer.
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June, 2006 $1,000.00

United States
Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos
Santa Cruz, CA
Education The Juvenile Hall Transisiton program provides a supportive, family atmosphere that encourages youth in their efforts to change past unproductive behavior. Planning for work and/or pursuit of higher education are also incorporated into the program.
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June, 2006 $2,000.00

United States
South Bay Children's Medical Clinic
Los Gatos, CA
Health In an effort to reaach more underserved populations, SBCMC acquired a bus and converted it to a mobile clinic, complete with a fully equipped exam room and is staffed by volunteer Pediatricians, medical assistants, and interpreters. June, 2006 $40,000.00

Pakistan
St. Paul Society
Islamabad, Pakistan
Education Computer training course for neglected poor girls and women.
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June, 2006 $1,500.00

United States
Summer Search Napa-Sonoma
Petaluma, CA
Education Summer Search selects low-income high school students from Sonoma and Northern Marin counties who show potential for resiliency in the face of significant adversity.Summer Search makes a long-term investment in students, from their sophomore year of high school through college and even beyond.
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June, 2006 $2,500.00

United States
Sunburst Projects
Rohnert Park, CA
Health General Support for Camp Sunburst, a residential summer camp for children infected with HIV/AIDS and their families.
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June, 2006 $20,000.00

Argentina
Todos Juntos Asociaion Civil
San Isidro, Buenos Aires
Health Project Sonrisa is a dental program specifically adapted for the children and adolescents living in the slums of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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June, 2006 $2,000.00

United States
Trips for Kids Marin
San Rafael, CA
Education Children come to learn basic bike mechanics, how to build and repair bikes, riding and shop safety and earn points to purchase their own bicycle. Trips in the outdoors are part of the program.
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June, 2006 $1,000.00

United States
Youth in Arts
San Rafael, CA
Arts To provide in-depth, integrated, sequential student experiences in world music and visual arts at Willow Creek Charter school Academy in Marin City CA
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June, 2006 $10,000.00

United States
Bloomingdale School of Music
New York City, NY
Arts Project Bridge is a partnership initiative which supports existing instrumental programs in New York City public secondary schools. Students selected for the program are members of ensembles in their public schools who receive free private lessons throughout the year on their instrument at Bloomingdale.
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February, 2006 $2,500.00

United States
Brooklyn Childcare Collective
Brooklyn, NY
Health To provide legal information and social services support to pregnant and parenting adolescents in New York Cityís under-resourced communities in order to prevent parent-child separations, episodes of child neglect and abuse as well as repeat pregnancies. The Brooklyn Childcare Collective places an emphasis on African-American and Latina girls in or aging out of foster care.
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February, 2006 $2,500.00

United States
Canal Alliance (formerly CCA and Canal Ministry)
San Rafael, CA
Education The Youth Development and Leadership program offers teens and young adults healthy alternatives to potentially unhealthy or harmful behavior. We use youth development best practices such as peer counseling, job skills and life skills training, leadership development, education, and recreation.
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February, 2006 $12,000.00

United States
Cinnamon Girl
Oakland, CA
Health Our goal is to create a nurturing program for young girls that fosters leadership and positive gender identity, promotes healthy self-esteem, and provides opportunities for networking with accomplished women as well as peers from diverse backgrounds.
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February, 2006 $5,000.00

United States
Dorcas Ministries
Encinitas, CA
Education Dorcas Ministries aka Casa Hogar Vida Joven is a foster home for children of prisoners in Tijuana, Mexico, founded in 1996. Until recently most of the children lived in the prison with their families. February, 2006 $2,500.00

United States
Family & Youth Counseling Agency, Inc.
Lake Charles, LA
Arts While support and guidance are offered to all family members displaced by disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, special attention is given to the youngest victims.
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February, 2006 $5,000.00

United States
Family Literacy Foundation
San Diego, CA
Education YOUTH READING ROLE MODELSÆ is a community service program that enables teens to read aloud with preschool children every week in neighboring childcare centers. The program is active at 37 youth sites in San Diego County and based on its remarkable impact on teens, we are expanding it to every Juvenile Court and Community School in the County.
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February, 2006 $2,500.00

United States
Family Nurturing Center
Florence, KY
Health One of our most successful treatment programs is Tic Toc, a group-based treatment program for families impacted by child sexual abuse.
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February, 2006 $2,500.00

United States
Family Service Agency of Marin
San Rafael, CA
Health Familias Fuertes!, a project of Family Service Agency's Childhood Trauma Program, is Marin County's only culturally appropriate and comprehensive child sexual abuse prevention program serving low-income and vastly underserved Latino children and their families.
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February, 2006 $5,000.00

United States
Free Arts NYC
New York City, NY
Arts Free Arts NYC is a volunteer-based non-profit dedicated to bringing arts and mentoring programs to youth and families who are affected by abuse, neglect, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, and the multiple and disabling risk factors associated with poverty by collaborating with community based organizations and public schools citywide.
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February, 2006 $2,500.00

Israel
Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel Education Grant funds will support the first part of a three-year project period to evaluate the early childhood programs currently in place at the three Hand in Hand Schools, identify and integrate best teaching practices in early childhood education, and implement these findings through a top quality training program for Hand in Hand teachers.
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February, 2006 $5,000.00