Violence Prevention Grants

We provide grants to nonprofit organizations working to promote peaceful communities through a variety of strategies. One such partnership is with Acknowledge Alliance, Formerly Cleo Eulau Center, which provides support services to adolescents transitioning from the San Mateo County Court and Community Schools back into mainstream comprehensive high schools.

These adolescents struggle with a myriad of difficult decisions which often include substance abuse, gang violence, complicated family dynamics, immigration issues, and poor academic progress. The Transition Program ensures that each student transitioning from the smaller community schools into the larger mainstream high schools is able to receive weekly individual counseling. The counselor is able to provide information about the new school as well as ongoing psychological support to adolescents who are often feeling isolated, lonely, and overwhelmed upon entering a new school.

The Transition Program holds a Parent Information meeting twice a year for the parents of the transitioning students to ensure the parents are well informed about the available services on site at the school. The meeting also offers the families a chance to meet the counselor on-site.

The Transition Program has been providing services on site at Sequoia High School in Redwood City since August 2009. The program will begin providing services at Woodside High School in Redwood City this month.

Recent Grants

We partner with nonprofits leading the effort to develop understanding and peace in our communities. Recent investments include three programs serving at-risk youth:

Collaborative Counseling Program provides much-needed therapy to 150 at-risk students attending the Community and Court Schools of San Mateo County as a result of being expelled or who are on probation, as well as a transition program supporting their reentry into mainstream high school.

Fresh Takes Youth Media Center opening in Redwood City, which will be home to Fresh Take Films, a free 34-week film academy for youth, offering the skills and knowledge for a possible career path.

Team Ascent intervention program provides positive role models and unique opportunities for youth.