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Kiwanis Foundation Awards Grants to Nonprofits

Critical needs of low income children, teens and senior citizens are met through grant monies.

More than 40 local nonprofits are receiving grant monies from the Kiwanis Club of Mountain View Foundation to further the care of the most fragile residents in the community.

The foundation has awarded more than $1 million over the last 10 years. This year 44 organizations are receiving grants at a special luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Ristorante Don Giovanni, 235 Castro St.

The Community Services Agency received $3,250 for 2012, enough to provide 10 senior citizens with Lifeline emergency call units, according to Executive Director Tom Myers. The agency currently provides 18 units.

Myers said that while the money is certainly important, participation from a group like the Kiwanis shows community support for the agency and allows more of the community to participate in the agency's work.

The Lifeline units were exactly what the Kiwanis foundation was looking to support. The grants committee considered requests from qualified nonprofits that met a critical health or human care need in Mountain View and surrounding communities, and addressed the needs of low-income children, adolescents or seniors over 60 years old.

The 44 organizations receiving grants this year:

  • Abilities United
  • Alearn
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Art For Well Beings (AFWB)             
  • Avenidas                                                
  • Bring Me A Book (BMAB)
  • Cancer Support Network
  • Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)
  • Community School of Music & Arts           
  • Crittenden Middle School
  • Community Services Agency
  • Cops & Gobblers (Thanksgiving) Program
  • Day Worker Center of Mountain View                       
  • Environmental Volunteers            
  • Esperanza Center North            
  • Friends of Deer Hollow Farm                       
  • Friends of Stevens Creek Trail
  • Hidden Villa                                                 
  • Hospice of the Valley                         
  • Just READ                                               
  • Kiwanis Family House                       
  • Mayview Community Health Center           
  • Mesa de la Comunidad
  • Morgan Autism Center                       
  • Mountain View/Los Altos Adult School
  • Mountain View Police Department Dreams and Futures Program
  • Mountain View Police Department (PAL Program)
  • Mountain View Fire Department (CPR Public Education Event)
  • Mountain View High School Athletics
  • Mountain View Senior Center
  • National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy (NCEFT)
  • Partners for a New Generation/Los Altos Community Foundation
  • Peninsula Oral School of Deaf           
  • Peninsula Youth Theater                       
  • Positive Coaching
  • Quadre                                                           
  • Quota International                                   
  • Senior Adults Legal Assistance             
  • Silicon Valley Faces                                   
  • Taylor Family Foundation                       
  • American Association of University Women Los Altos/Mountain View Branch
  • Westwind 4-H                                               
  • YWCA - Support Network for Battered Women

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