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Organization_Name                 Project_Title                        Type        mount   ate

                                  Alameda Community Based Enrollment
Alameda Health Consortium (AHC)   Project                              Issue Grant $35,000.00    5/1/2005

                                                                       d Initiative
East Bay Agency for Children      Hawthorne Family Resource Center     Grant        $50,000.00   11/1/2005

East Bay Community Foundation     Safe Passages                        Issue Grant $30,000.00    11/1/2005

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Livermore Valley Joint Unified School
District                                Project Roadrunner                            Issue Grant $50,000.00   1/1/2006

United Way of the Bay Area              Earn It! Keep It! Save It! - Alameda County   Issue Grant $20,000.00   10/1/2004

Youth ALIVE!                            Teens On Target                               Issue Grant $30,000.00   11/1/2005

Catholic Charities of the East Bay      Even Start Family Literacy Program            Issue Grant $55,000.00   5/1/2004

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GLSEN - Gay, Lesbian and Straight
Education Network SF-EB             Respect and PRYDE Programs                   Issue Grant $25,000.00   8/1/2005

Richmond Children's Foundation      Richmond City and the Harlem Children Zone   Grant       $15,000.00   4/1/2005

Tides Center                        Verde Partnership Garden                     Issue Grant $65,000.00   5/1/2004

United Way of the Bay Area          Parent Education Program - Raising A Reader Issue Grant $10,000.00    5/1/2005

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Volunteer & Emergency Services Team
in Action                           Verde Involving Parents (VIP)             Issue Grant $40,000.00   5/1/2004

                                     Camp/School Family Conflict Resolution
Youth Enrichment Strategies          Project                                  Issue Grant $40,000.00   5/1/2004

Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit                                            Building
Leadership of Marin                  Marin Human Race 2005                    Grant       $10,000.00   3/1/2005

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Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit                                                     Building
Leadership of Marin                  Marin Nonprofit Conference                        Grant       $5,000.00    8/1/2005

                                     Family Self-Sufficiency Initiative: Marin Asian
Community Action Marin               Advocacy Project                                  Issue Grant $12,500.00   7/1/2005

Marin Education Fund                 Building Better Teachers Scholarship Fund         Issue Grant $15,000.00   8/1/2003

Parent Services Project, Inc.        Children's Health Initiative - Marin              Issue Grant $15,000.00   5/1/2005

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Sports Zone Academy           Summer Day Camp Program                    Issue Grant $10,000.00    7/1/2005

Community Health Clinic Ole   Your Alternatives to Risk                  Issue Grant $50,000.00    1/1/2006

                                                                         d Initiative
Cope Family Center            Family Economic Success Program            Grant        $50,000.00   1/1/2006

United Way of the Bay Area    Earn It! Keep It! Save It! - Napa County   Issue Grant $30,000.00    10/1/2004

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                                        Volunteer Recruitment and Referral (formerly   al
Volunteer Center of Napa County, Inc.   VINE)                                          Commitment $25,000.00    8/1/2005

                                                                                       Success By
Child Start, Inc.                       Raising A Reader - Napa                        6          $15,000.00    8/1/2005

CARD of Alameda County                  The PrepareNow Collaborative                   Commitment $130,000.00   8/1/2005

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Latino Community Foundation            Vision 2020                               Partner     $35,000.00   8/1/2005

                                       Development and Communications Capacity   Strategic
The Women's Foundation of California   Building through Technology               Partner     $40,000.00   8/1/2005

United Way of the Bay Area             Ready to Respond                          Commitment $70,000.00    7/1/2005

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American Red Cross Bay Area        Community Preparedness Program                  Commitment $110,000.00   8/1/2005

United Way of the Bay Area         Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Grant             $25,000.00   12/1/2005

                                   PACESS - Parent and Community -
United Way of the Bay Area         Education's Support System                      Issue Grant $10,000.00   11/1/2005

                                   Volunteer Services - Volunteer Centers of the   al
Volunteer Center of Contra Costa   Bay Area                                        Commitment $140,000.00   8/1/2005

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                                      Civic Engagement and Community Building   Building
Jefferson Awards for Public Service   Program                                   Grant        $10,000.00   11/1/2005
Labor Community Services              Labor Community Services                  Commitment $375,000.00    8/1/2005

Northern California Grantmakers       Summer Youth Project                      Issue Grant $5,000.00     8/1/2005

San Francisco Community Initiative                                              Success By
Funds                                 Early Childhood Funders Collaborative     6          $5,000.00      3/1/2005

United Way of the Bay Area            Covering California's Children            Issue Grant $30,000.00    1/1/2006

United Way of the Bay Area            Data Central                              Commitment $165,000.00    8/1/2005

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United Way of the Bay Area        Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Bay Area   Issue Grant $140,000.00   1/1/2006

                                  HELPLINK - United Way Community       al
United Way of the Bay Area        Information Center                    Commitment $485,000.00    8/1/2005

United Way of the Bay Area        Keeping Youth Safe                    Issue Grant $5,000.00     4/1/2005

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of San   Implementation of Consolidation and   Building
Francisco & Peninsula             Transition Plan                       Grant       $15,000.00    11/1/2005

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Horizons Foundation               Philanthropic Services                       Partner     $55,000.00   8/1/2005

                                  Growing Up Asian in America and Services for Strategic
Asian Pacific Fund                Affiliate Agencies                           Partner     $42,000.00   8/1/2005

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates   Out & Equal Education and Outreach Initiative Partner    $18,000.00   8/1/2005
                                  Childhood Matters Radio Show & Nuestros       Success By
Childhood Matters, Inc.           Ninos Radio Show                              6          $30,000.00   8/1/2005

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Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts   Digital Design Career Training: Building     d Initiative
and Technology (BAYCAT)                 Individual Skills and Community Capacity     Grant        $50,000.00   1/1/2006

                                                                                     d Initiative
California Pacific Medical Center       CPMC Bayview Child Health Center             Grant        $64,600.00   1/1/2006

                                        ECE Leaders Today and Tomorrow -             Success By
City College of San Francisco           Professional Development Project             6          $60,000.00     1/1/2006

                                        ECE Leaders Today and Tomorrow/Early         Success By
City College of San Francisco           Childhood Professional Development Project   6          $60,000.00     2/1/2005

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                                 Program Sponsorship (Rev. Cecil Williams'
Glide Foundation                 40th Anniversary Celebration)               Issue Grant $5,000.00    1/1/2005

HomeBase The Center for Common                                               Sponsorship
Concerns                         Faith Leadership Briefing                   Grant       $1,500.00    12/1/2005

Jamestown Community Center       Programs for Youth and Families             Issue Grant $50,000.00   1/1/2006

Larkin Street Services           'Own It' Young Men's Conference             Grant       $1,500.00    12/1/2005

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Parent Institute for Quality Education
(PIQE)                                   PIQE in San Francisco                      Issue Grant $45,000.00    11/1/2005

Parent Institute for Quality Education                                              d Initiative
(PIQE)                                   PIQE in San Francisco                      Grant        $15,000.00   11/1/2005

                                         Family Centered Outreach, Enrollment and
Richmond Area Multi-Services             Education Program                          Issue Grant $20,000.00    7/1/2005

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce                                                   Sponsorship
Foundation                               Urban Health Care Conference               Grant       $5,000.00     10/1/2005

San Francisco Food Bank                  Commodity Supplemental Food Program        Issue Grant $25,000.00    3/1/2005

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Self Help for the Elderly             Chinatown Campaign                         Grant       $5,000.00     1/1/2006

                                      SF Neighborhood Centers Together: Shared   Building
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center    Services Project                           Grant       $30,000.00    1/1/2006

Transformation Through Education and                                             d Initiative
Mutual Support (TEAMS)               Bayview/Hunter’’s Point Project             Grant        $25,000.00   1/1/2006

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United Way of the Bay Area   Girls Justice Initiative             Issue Grant $100,000.00   8/1/2005

United Way of the Bay Area   Honoring Emancipated Youth (HEY)     Issue Grant $37,500.00    5/1/2005

United Way of the Bay Area   Raising A Reader - San Francisco     Issue Grant $25,000.00    7/1/2005

                                                                  d Initiative
Urban Services YMCA          Bayview MAGIC                        Grant        $60,000.00   7/1/2005

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Just for the Kids                    Communities Just for the Kids                Issue Grant $50,000.00    1/1/2005

Child Care Coordinating Council of San Early Childhood Education Career Counseling
Mateo County, Inc.                     Program                                     Issue Grant $25,000.00   1/1/2006

                                     Belle Haven Elementary Full-Service School
Peninsula Community Foundation       Project                                      Issue Grant $30,000.00    6/1/2005

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Peninsula Community Foundation       Children's Health Initiative - San Mateo     Issue Grant $30,000.00   5/1/2005

San Mateo Central Labor Council      Labor Project for Working Families           Issue Grant $17,000.00   1/1/2005

Solano Coalition for Better Health   Solano Kids Insurance Program                Issue Grant $45,000.00   5/1/2005

                                     Solano Community Foundation - United Way     Capacity
                                     of the Bay Area Cooperating Collection and   Building
Solano Community Foundation          Capacity Building Project                    Grant       $23,706.00   1/1/2006

United Way of the Bay Area           Solano Children's Health Initiative          Issue Grant $5,000.00    1/1/2006

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te     Concern                                               County

             Health\Direct service initiatives for health
4/30/2006    insurance enrollment and retention             Alameda

10/31/2006   Education                                      Alameda

             Safe Communities\Development programs for
10/31/2006   youth and the adults that support them         Alameda

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             Education\Fostering school-community
12/31/2007   collaboratives                               Alameda

             Self-Sufficiency\Increase access to Earned
9/30/2005    Income Tax Credits                           Alameda

             Safe Communities\Development programs for
10/31/2006   youth and the adults that support them       Alameda

4/30/2006    Education                                    Costa

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            Safe Communities\Violence prevention programs Contra
7/31/2006   for youth                                     Costa

            Safe Communities\Capacity building & leadership Contra
3/31/2006   development for service providers               Costa

4/30/2006   Education                                        Costa

4/30/2006   Education\Literacy programs in early childhood   Costa

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4/30/2006   Safe Communities\Decreased Violence            Costa

4/30/2006   Safe Communities\Decreased Violence            Costa

            Safe Communities\Capacity building & leadership
2/28/2006   development for service providers               Marin

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             Safe Communities\Capacity building & leadership
12/31/2005   development for service providers               Marin

             Self-Sufficiency\Increase opportunities to
6/30/2006    enhance income                                  Marin

             Education\Improved Quality of Early Childhood
7/31/2006    Education                                       Marin

             Health\Direct service initiatives for health
4/30/2006    insurance enrollment and retention              Marin

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6/30/2006    Education                                    Marin

             Safe Communities\Improvement of community-
12/31/2006   based and detention-based case management    Napa

12/31/2006   Self-Sufficiency                             Napa

             Self-Sufficiency\Increase access to Earned
9/30/2005    Income Tax Credits                           Napa

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7/31/2006                                                    Napa

7/31/2006   Education\Literacy programs in early childhood   Solano

            Safe Communities\Integrate disaster
            preparedness education into communities and      Regional
7/31/2006   nonprofits                                       Services

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7/31/2006                    Services

7/31/2006                    Services

7/31/2006                    Services

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7/31/2006                                              Services

6/30/2006                                              Services

             Education\Fostering school-community      Regional
10/31/2006   collaboratives                            Services

7/31/2006                                              Services

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10/31/2006                                                     Services

7/31/2006                                                      Services

7/31/2006    Education                                         Services

             Education\Public policy in early care and         Regional
2/28/2006    education                                         Services

             Health\Public policy that ensures access to health Regional
12/31/2006   insurance for all                                  Services

7/31/2006                                                      Services

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             Self-Sufficiency\Increase access to Earned   Regional
12/31/2006   Income Tax Credits                           Services

7/31/2006                                                 Services

             Safe Communities\Violence prevention programs Regional
3/31/2006    for youth                                     Services

10/31/2006                                                Services

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7/31/2006                                                    Services

7/31/2006                                                    Services

7/31/2006                                                    Services
7/31/2006   Education\Literacy programs in early childhood   Services

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12/31/2006                                                  Francisco

12/31/2006   Health                                         Francisco

             Education\Professional development for early   San
12/31/2006   care and education providers                   Francisco

             Education\Professional development for early   San
1/31/2006    care and education providers                   Francisco

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             Self-Sufficiency\Increase access to basic needs   San
12/31/2005   subsidies                                         Francisco

12/31/2005                                                     Francisco

             Safe Communities\Development programs for         San
12/31/2006   youth and the adults that support them            Francisco

             Safe Communities\Collaborations of youth-         San
2/28/2006    serving organizations and leaders                 Francisco

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             Education\Parent education and development        San
10/31/2006   programs                                          Francisco

             Education\Parent education and development        San
10/31/2006   programs                                          Francisco

             Health\Direct service initiatives for health      San
6/30/2006    insurance enrollment and retention                Francisco

12/31/2005   Health                                            Francisco

             Self-Sufficiency\Increase access to basic needs   San
2/28/2006    subsidies                                         Francisco

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12/31/2006                                               Francisco

             Safe Communities\Collaborations of youth-   San
12/31/2006   serving organizations and leaders           Francisco

12/31/2006                                               Francisco

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            Safe Communities\Violence prevention programs San
7/31/2006   for youth                                     Francisco

            Self-Sufficiency\Increase opportunities to       San
4/30/2006   enhance income                                   Francisco

6/30/2006   Education\Literacy programs in early childhood   Francisco

6/30/2006   Safe Communities                                 Francisco

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12/31/2005   Education\Literacy programs in early childhood   Alameda

             Education\Professional development for early
12/31/2006   care and education providers                     San Mateo

             Education\Professional development for early
12/31/2006   care and education providers                     San Mateo

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             Health\Direct service initiatives for health
4/30/2006    insurance enrollment and retention             San Mateo

             Self-Sufficiency\Increase opportunities to
12/31/2005   enhance income                                 San Mateo

             Health\Direct service initiatives for health
4/30/2006    insurance enrollment and retention             Solano

12/31/2006                                                  Solano

             Health\Direct service initiatives for health
12/31/2006   insurance enrollment and retention             Solano

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The Community-Based Enrollment Project supports staff at the
community health centers and other community-based sites to
assist uninsured children and families with obtaining health
coverage. Community sites in this project include: health clinics,
community-based service organizations, schools, and hospitals
throughout Alameda County. Combined with Alameda County’’s
No Wrong Door pilot program, as well as the outreach efforts of
the Alameda Alliance for Health, this 'out-stationed' model extends
health coverage outreach to approximately 3000 children and
families annually at more than 30 sites throughout Alameda
County. Enrollment efforts through out-stationed, community-
based sites have proven to be an effective way to ensure that
families get personal assistance in being screened for health
coverage programs, and ensuring that they are directed to the
most appropriate health insurance program.
The HFRC maintains and develops innovative services to support
children and families, integrated into the daily life of the school.
HFRC core programs include:
-Family Support Team, a multi-disciplinary team of teachers,
principal, social workers and other collaborating agencies,
resource specialists and instructional facilitators serving as
teacher and literacy coaches, providing mental health and/or
academic intervention for students referred by teachers for
behavioral challenges and/or academic failure. FST reaches over
120 students each year.
-An on-site Community Mental and Dental Clinic, in collaboration
with La Clinica de la Raza. The clinic is open two days each week
and provides physical exams and vaccinations required to enroll in
school. It is the primary care facility for many of the newly
immigrated families in the area. Clinic services are provided to
200 families each year.
-The Families Together Adult Education Program, which provides
classes in ESL, Spanish literacy, GED, nutrition and basic
computer skills. Day and evening classes with free childcare is
provided. Over 220 Hawthorne parents and adults participated
last year.
Safe Passages, in partnership with city and county government,
coordinates resources and enacts policy to improve the health and
well-being of Oakland’’s children, youth, and their families. Safe
Passages implements proven school-based strategies and
delivers services that help youth meet their potential for
achievement. Their violence prevention plan utilizes four
strategies: Early Childhood, Middle School, Youth Offender, and
After-School. Safe Passages seeks continued UWBA funding for
the Middle School strategy.

The Middle School strategy consists of a variety of services that
strive to reduce incidences of violent behavior of Oakland youth.
Safe Passages’’ school-based counselors provide students with
individualized case management, targeted intervention, and
mental health care. Staff members seek to engage students’’
families in activities that encourage parents to actively support
their children. Students, teachers, and staff at Safe Passages
schools are trained in the Second Step curriculum of violence
prevention. After-school programs provide youth with safe and
enriching activities during peak hours of youth offending. During

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Project Roadrunner is a consortium of agencies, companies,
service clubs, and religious groups who have come together to
help the children and families and Marylin Avenue School.
Specific activities include a mentoring and recreational program,
after-school summer academic tutoring, support for bilingual
students, academic enrichment materials, and professional
development for teachers.The goal is to help these students
succeed in school by educating and enabling parents to be self-
sufficient and to be advocates for their children. This year’’s grant
from UWBA will allow Marilyn Avenue School to hire a Community
Outreach position. The value of the position will also extend
beyond Marylin, and will allow the position to reach older children
at the middle and high schools in the community, as well to
younger siblings.The Community Outreach position will: help
connect parents to needed social services and inform and support
parents about resources, provide training and maintenance of the
Family Literacy program, inform and recruit parents for the Parent
Faculty Organization, School Site Council, and Parent Action
Teams, recruit parents for parenting, English and computer

The proposed project will build upon the initial successes of the
Earn It! Keep It! Save It! efforts in Alameda County. Utilizing a
similar collaborative partnership strategy, the partnership will:
Develop a community-based collaborative, conduct countywide
marketing and outreach to educate low-income families about
available income and asset development opportunities, including
the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Tax Credit and Individual
Development Accounts; expand the availability of free tax
assistance; increase the financial literacy and asset development
skills of Alameda families.
Youth ALIVE!’’s violence prevention program, Teens on Target
(TNT), is based on a public health approach that directly
addresses conditions in the young people’’s communities which
frequently put them in fearful and often dangerous situations. The
program builds on the qualities that youth have developed to deal
with these conditions – fear and anger, passion, and distrust of
authority. Their fear and anger is redirected to work towards
change for themselves, the youth they are teaching, and their
community; their passion is channeled to inspire others; their
distrust of authority is flipped as they become leaders and enjoy
peer and adult respect. TNT staff and peer educators work
closely with partnering school administrators and staff to arrange
school-wide violence prevention assemblies and the six-session
workshops at the middle schools. TNT also works closely in
sharing information and planning and co-sponsoring events with
other youth service groups, such as Project YES, One Land One
People and La Clinica de la Raza’’s Tiger Clinic.

Over the 2005-06 school year, TNT will saturate schools in East
Oakland’’s most violent neighborhoods by training and supporting

This grant will support the Even Start Literacy Project located at
Verde Elementary School, which assists families in overcoming
the economic barriers they face due to their literacy challenges.
The Even Start Literacy Project addresses the issue of
intergenerational illiteracy by simultaneously meeting the
educational needs of parents and their children. The program is
composed of four integrated components: 1) early childhood
education services for children ages 0-7; 2) adult education
services including ESL, adult native language literacy program,
and job search workshops; 3) parenting education; and 4)
structured Parent and Child Interactive Literacy Activities.

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GLSEN SF-EB strives to assure that each member of every
school community is valued and respected, regardless of sexual
orientation or gender identity/expression. Programs are designed
to reduce violence and harassment motivated by homophobia and
to assist schools in their implementation of the California Student
Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000 (AB 537). These
programs provide leadership in local school- and district-wide
AB537 implementation efforts through professional development
training for school personnel and a pioneering peer education in
the classroom.
The cities of Richmond and San Pablo are working with a group of
nonprofit agencies, the school districts, the faith community, and
Supervisor John Gioia to assess the possibility to maximize their
resources by instituting a service 'wrap-around' program. There is
an immediate interest of these constituents to look at programs
that exists nationally that link families and communities to the
services that exists through family resource centers, neighborhood
hubs, and local schools. They have identified an opportunity to
learn more about an organization, Harlem Children’’s Zone, who
has been successful in providing comprehensive services and
education to a community that eventually changed the health,
educational, and social status of 24 city blocks of Harlem.The
Harlem Children’’s Zone project is a successful model in 'Building
Stronger Communities to Support Healthier Families.' HCZ uses a
'local, multifaceted approach to empower and provide support to
parents, resident, teachers, and other key neighborhood
stakeholders seeking to create positive opportunities for their
children.' By including all pieces of a community; school, church,
merchants, teachers, parents, children, and local government;
This grant will be used to support The Verde Partnership Garden-
Garden Academic Integration Program, which is designed to
promote academic excellence at Verde Elementary School, foster
school/community connection, and prevent youth violence
through: (1) increasing the relevancy and meaning of core
academic study through anchoring classroom learning in real-
world hands-on projects in the garden that are integrated into
grade level content standards; (2) strengthening school
relationships with the surrounding neighborhood by engaging
students in community learning projects and then showcasing their
work in the form of presentations to the community as well as
inviting parents and community members to work in the garden;
and (3) promoting diversity and increasing appreciation of the rich
variety of cultures in the community through the curriculum,
'Gardens Across the World.'
As a part of the Martinez Unified School District, Martinez Adult
Education has been offering Parent Education courses since 1957
through their co-op preschool. This project will allow Martinez
Adult Education to create and implement Raising A Reader.
Raising A Reader (RAR) is a pre-literacy book bag program
implemented through child care centers. The purpose of RAR is to
encourage caregivers to lap read to young children daily so that
infants and toddlers develop important reading skills and a love of
reading. This project will establish the RAR program with ELL
(English-Language Learners) students who have children or care
for children 0-5 in age. ELL participants have taken classes in the
Parent Education Department, but this program will bring about a
first time collaboration between the ELL Department and the
Parent Education Department. The establishment of Raising A
Reader will expand efforts in providing educational literacy
programs. Adults will be given educational materials, which
enforce the correlation of reading regularly to a child, exploring
exciting literature and reading success. With the Raising A
Reader program and adult education, the program will help adults

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This grant will be used to support the VIP program, which is a
team effort of parents, teachers and county agency and non-profit
organization staff who live and work in North Richmond and focus
their efforts on Verde Elementary School. The goal of the program
is to get children to school- every day, on time and ready to learn.
VIP has three primary program components. (1) VIP's Family
Partners- a neighbor-to-neighbor outreach program to ensure that
Verde students attend school regularly. The Family Partners offer
peer support, encouragement, and resources to families of
students who are facing obstacles to succeeding in school. (2)
VIP's Student and Family Peacemaking program- Students who
act out in class or on the playground are assigned to the VIP
Peacemaking Center. While at the Center, students work with
VIP's Peacemaking Coaches on developing better conflict
resolution, anger management, and overall problem-solving skills.
Through the Peacemaking Program, all parents and teachers at
the school are trained in Second Step, a nationally known violence
prevention curriculum. (3) VIP celebrations and awards- VIP staff
work with teachers and parents to devise and reinforce clear and

This grant will be used to support both the continuation of Youth
Enrichment Strategies' summer camp program and the
development of two new components, the Leadership Program
and the Family Camp Retreat. Specifically, these funds will be
used to integrate a conflict resolution component (via the second
step curriculum) into the existing summer camp program that
serves 50 students at Verde Elementary School. Students, who
could not otherwise enroll in camp, attend a YMCA in Northern CA
for 1 week, gaining exposure to traditional camp values, nature,
and positive role models. The Leadership Program, a new after
school program at Verde, will reinforce and strengthen the conflict
resolution skills acquired during the summer camp program
throughout the school year. The Family Camp Retreat will enable
fifty families to attend Camp Loma Mar for an extended weekend
to focus on conflict resolution skills and family relationships.
2005 marks the 23rd annual Marin Human Race, produced by the
Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin for the
benefit of all nonprofits in Marin. It is the largest collaborative
community fundraiser in the county. 90% of all donations are
returned to participating nonprofits, making this event the most
cost-effective way for nonprofits to raise money and provide a fun
event for their community. A record crowd- over 4,000 people-
took part in the 2004 Marin Human Race and raised nearly
$300,000 for the benefit of 130 local nonprofits and schools.

The Marin Human Race contributes to the self-sufficiency of the
local nonprofit sector as a whole. It brings together agencies from
diverse areas- along with local businesses, schools, and elected
officials- and increases public awareness of Marin County
nonprofits’’ needs for funding and support. Benefiting nonprofits
directly impact the standard of living in Marin County. Examples of
their areas of impact include: childcare and child welfare, food
distribution, education, transportation for the elderly, medical care,
and other social services needed by local individuals and families.

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The 4th biannual Marin Nonprofit Conference will be held at the
Marin Center on November 1st, 2005. The Center for Volunteer
and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin, in partnership with Marin
Community Foundation, Marin Arts Council, Marin Interfaith
Council, and Environmental Education Council of Marin,
coordinates the event with the purpose of benefiting all nonprofit
organizations in Marin County.

The day's program includes workshops in such areas as
fundraising, marketing and communications, and leadership
renewal. The conference builds community and skills within the
nonprofit sector, educates participants on available resources for
support and capacity building, and facilitates networking across
the sector.

Marin Asian Advocacy Project, as part of United Way's Family Self-
Sufficiency Initiative, will provide individualized self-sufficiency
plans that focus on the family's needs, job referrals, English as a
Second Language, parenting education and support, health
education, asset building through Individual Development
Accounts and information and referral to other services, as
appropriate. These comprehensive family support services will
strengthen the family's ability to provide a healthy, nurturing
environment. Emergency basic needs services help families
through their immediate crises, while ongoing case management
and follow-up help families strengthen their ability to thrive over the
long-term. Marin Asian Advocacy Project will serve 19-25 families.
The Building Better Teachers Scholarship Fund was established
to help ensure quality early education experiences for children in
the critical years from zero to five. The Fund was specifically
designed to affect the quality of teaching in early childhood
education by encouraging current and future early childhood
educators to complete their bachelors and/or masters degrees and
develop their teaching careers in early childhood education.
Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded, halved for half-time
enrollment, and will be renewable annually. Recipients will be
selected from the pool of finalists based on a combination of their
essay and interview.

The Children's Health Initiative in Marin County seeks to increase
the number of children with health insurance coverage through
outreach, health insurance enrollment, re-enrollemnt and
education. The project conducts countywide and community-
specific outreach and enrollment activities and provides training
and support for application assisters and advocates throughout
the County. CHI's goal is to ensure that all children have health
coverage and access health care. The efforts to enroll children
into low-cost health insurance programs have resulted in over
2100 children enrolled in the Healthy Families Program and over
1000 children enrolled in California Kids. Currently the county
estimates that there may be are over 3,000 more children
uninsured throughout the county. The overall goal of the Children's
Health Initiative is for low-income children in Marin County to have,
retain and use their health coverage.

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The primary function of Sports Zone Academy is to assist in the
physical, emotional, and social development of young people
between the ages of 5-15 years. The goal is to motivate and
support youth in making healthy life choices, and to develop the
necessary skills to become productive citizens in the community.
To help develop these social skills, the program offers a variety of
cultural, educational, and recreational programs.

The summer day camp program will offer instruction and
opportunities to practice sports and athletics. In addition, arts and
crafts, drama, cultural field trips, music and dance will be offered
to children who would otherwise not participate in sports activities.
We will also offer a program with special emphasis on peer
intervention for teens. Focus will be on alcohol, drug use, anger
management, violence prevention, awareness on the effects of
smoking, nutrition, and preventable health conditions. The
summer program will also provide teens and opportunity to
demonstrate leadership, and to facilitate workshops with adult

Primarily the initial impact is to provide developmental, recreation
and sports activities to inner city youth in the Marin City
The goal of the YAR program is to increase youth knowledge
about the risks of violence, provide them with tools to deal with
violence (particularly gender-specific and relationship violence),
and enable behavior change. YAR not only provides services to
youth, but also works with parents to increase their ability to help
their children avoid violence and victimization and expand their
access to health and youth development resources.

The YAR program receives referrals from Napa County’’s juvenile
justice system, and is a crucial provider of culturally competent
and gender-specific services to youth in the system. YAR serves
youth in detention, in schools, and in their homes, and offers
Spanish language support as needed. Services include one-on-
one sessions, weekly educational groups, and workshops with
adult caretakers. The program’’s staff works in collaboration with
several schools, Napa County’’s school-based Peer Support
Program, and other non-profits and anchor institutions across the
The Family Economic Success Program will provide financial
management training classes, free income tax preparation to
access EITC and child tax credits, access to financial institutions
and linkages to subsidy programs to support Napa City's low-
income families' progress economic self-sufficiency. UWBA
introduced Cope to EARN, the lead asset building provider for San
Francisco, and the two are developing a partnership to offer
Individual Development Accounts (matched savings accounts) to
Napa County residents for the first time. This grant will support
these core program services and provide matching dollars to
leverage the federal IDA match.
The proposed project will expand Earn It! Keep It! Save It! efforts
to Napa County. Utilizing a similar collaborative partnership
strategy, the partnership will: Develop a community-based
collaborative, conduct countywide marketing and outreach to
educate low-income families about available income and asset
development opportunities, including the Earned Income Tax
Credit, the Child Tax Credit and Individual Development Accounts;
expand the availability of free tax assistance in Napa County;
increase the financial literacy and asset development skills of
Napa families.

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The Volunteer Recruitment and Referral Program (formerly Vine
Project) works with individuals, helping them to connect with
organizations and efforts where their talents and skills are most
needed. The requested funds will expand on the current capacity
to strengthen volunteerism and increase the nonprofit sector's
ability to serve. The Volunteer Center will dedicate a FT Volunteer
Coordinator who will work with individuals, the faith-based
community, local businesses and community organizations to
effectively match volunteers to opportunities. The Volunteer
Center will promote UWBA's Week of Caring and participate in
National Volunteer Week to bring attention and commendation to
Napa's most dedicated volunteers. The Volunteer Recruitment
and Referral Program will promote a newly developed business
volunteer model and use it effectively to engage additional
members of Napa' business community thus increasing
particpation of employee volunteers.

Raising A Reader is a research based early literacy program for
children up to the age of 6 and their parents designed to help
encourage reading aloud at home. For the last three years, RAR
has been operating in Napa and Solano counties through the
administration of Child Start, Inc. Raising A Reader provides
families of young children the accessibility to culturally relevant
and age appropriate literature. In addition, families are provided
with information through their early care and education provider,
successful educational practices known to promote the acquisition
of early literacy skills and ultimately school readiness. The
suppport provided to early childhood educators through RAR
increases quality through a research baed early literacy model that
engages children, families and providers alike.
The PrepareNow partners address the ongoing disaster
preparedness and emergency response needs of hundreds of Bay
Area nonprofits and community service agencies. Agency
Preparedness: Across the Bay Area, PrepareNow partners will
provide a minimum of 60 venues to assist community agencies to
plan and prepare themselves and their clients for disaster.
Agencies and providers will participate in workshops, conferences,
exercises, town hall meetings, online trainings, and other events.
They will receive simple, standardized, sustainable disaster plans,
training and information to address their particular needs. They
will also be linked to local resources and receive ongoing support.
Building Sustainability: The PrepareNow partners will convene
representatives from their Boards, leadership teams, funders and
other stakeholders to address the issues of financial stability and
ensuring the fulfillment of the original 'Community Vision' which
serves as the guiding force for activities. The topics addressed
will include diversification of funding, marketing, securing in-kind,
and the viabilty of pursuing regional grants. Community

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The Latino Community Foundation (LCF) has been a presence in
the Bay Area since 1989, when it was founded under UWBA as
the Hispanic Community Foundation. In 2002, LCF became a
supporting organization of The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF).
The LCF has adopted a new mission to advocate for Latinos and
to promote engagement and investment that fosters healthy and
empowered communities. LCF's goals are fostering growth and
development of Latino Philanthropy. One strategy is to develop a
system of philanthropy that bridges the US community foundation
model and the more personally- and emotionally- based model that
is more familiar with Latinos, utilizing different approaches to
different segments of the community. Another strategy is to
collaborate with agencies serving the Latino community in five
areas: educational attainment, healthy communities, empowering
Latinas, economic development, and civic participation. LCF will
build on its established ties to employee giving campaigns
throughout the Bay Area, and are actively engaged in maintaining
links to an existing network of Hispanic/Latino focused employee
groups. LCF is moving aggressively to work with corporations that
The Women's Foundation of California (TWF) seeks to increase
development and communications through technology. Specific
activities include a deeper investment in building an online
community of donors and advocates who support the health and
well-being of women and girls in the Bay Area and beyond. During
the next year, TSF will invest in 2 donor engagement and
knowledge managment tools: Kintera and Knowledge in the Public
Interest. Kintera is an applied service provider (ASP) with tools for
online giving, surveys, event management, electronic newsletters,
advocacy alerts and more. Knowledge in the Public Interest (KPI)
builds web-enabled communities of practice for public and
nonprofit professionals, and alleviates the traditional constraints of
place and time by hosting online conversations. These
enhancements will provide the opportunity for current and
prospective supporters and advocates to share real-time data and
information to foster a powerful sense of community and achieve
common objectives. The goals are to inspire philanthropy and
advocacy that benefits women and girls and to build relationships
with grant partners, funding partners, colleagues in philanthropy,
Ready to Respond provides the Bay Area with a known and
trusted model for mobilizing spontaneous volunteers for
emergency response. Ready to Respond will make an impact
through three primary activities: 1) Joint Training for Cities,
Counties and Volunteer Centers: Convene a 1-day workshop that
will bring Volunteer Centers and local emergency management
agencies together for training and exercise. Topics and follow up
technical assistance will include history of spontaneous volunteers
in disasters and lessons learned, what they offer, the new state
template and other tools, and guidance on developing
partnerships between Volunteer Centers and government. 2)
Training and Technical Assistance for Lead Response
Organizations and CBOs: Offer a workshop on disaster volunteer
management, plus follow up technical assistance, in each Bay
Area county. Topics will include basics, readiness for large
numbers of volunteers, and development of job descriptions for
spontaneous volunteers. Ready to Respond will collect the job
descriptions and integrate them into Volunteer Centers' response
plans. 3) Outreach Campaign to Inform Bay Area Residents about

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The mission of the Red Cross is to help prevent, prepare for and
respond to emergencies and the American Red Cross Bay Area is
our community safety net. The Community Preparedness
program provides the Bay Area with vital emergency, disaster
preparedness and life-saving information. They offer a multi-
faceted approach to disaster preparedness using the Red Cross
'Together We Prepare' message which highlights 5 important
steps to be prepared in emergency situations: make a plan, build a
kit, get trained, volunteer, and give blood. Through customized
workshops and courses to reach specific audiences - like seniors,
businesses and the Spanish-speaking community -curriculum
materials designed for schools and a multi-lingual website, the
Red Cross raises awareness of potential hazards and provide
information on safety, disaster planning, and how to minimize
injuries, loss of life and property damage. The Bay Area Chapter's
emergency preparedness programs reach out to the following:
youth & schools, individuals and families, the workplace,
communities of faith and the online community.
EFSP is a community project of UWBA's Self-Sufficiency Core
Issue, through a partnership with United Way of America (UWA).
UWA receives federal funding through FEMA that is re-granted to
local United Ways based on unemployment rates in local counties.
These funds support emergency food and shelter programs in the
Bay Area. This investment will supplement the 2% in
administration allowed by the federal and state funding, for an
effective and cost-efficient program.
PACESS is a series of four large convenings for members of
school-community partnerships. This project is designed to
increase partners’’ capacity to support student achievement.
These meetings will include training about resources and
strategies, opportunities for networking, and supported team
dialog and planning. Participants will discuss issues of concern
regarding their students and schools and explore avenues to
success with their counterparts from other schools and
organizations. Participants will share best practices in school-
community partner relationships, and commit with their own teams
to increase the effectiveness of their partnerships to support
student success.
PACESS will bring together 100 parents from the schools and
partner organizations listed above in October 2005. The goal of
this first convening is to provide parents the groundwork and
confidence they need to be able to fully participate in the following
three convenings in January, April, and June 2006. In these
meetings, larger teams - including school reform partners working
at the schools, community based organization staff running
The Volunteer Centers work together to affective positive social
change through civic engagement in four key areas: 1) educating
community members about the breadth and diversity of volunteer
opportunities; 2) providing volunteer management training and
other resources to agencies, individuals and corporations; 3)
recognizing volunteer services; and 4) strategically collaborating
with organizations to address community needs. Through
volunteer recruitment and referral, training and consulting
services, the Volunteer Centers provide capacity building support
for nonprofit agencies. The Centers' core activities include:
promoting volunteerism as a means for improving communities;
listing and publicizing local volunteer opportunities; assisting
individuals and groups in finding community service opportunities;
providing training to nonprofits on how to recruit, manage and
recognize volunteers; recognizing volunteerism in local
communities; and participating in local and regional disaster
response planning efforts.

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Since January 2004, Jefferson Awards for Public Service has
been actively organizing and implementing the Civic Engagement
program in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over the past 21
months, JAPS has developed a broad collaboration of partners in
television, radio, and print media. In addition, the program has
successfully reached out to the region’’s public and nonprofit

JAPS increases nonprofits’’ capacity to recognize and expand
volunteerism in their community by managing events and creating
awards programs. The project highlights individual stories of
excellence in volunteerism, and disseminates these stories via
print and broadcast media. By working with schools and colleges,
corporations, government, nonprofits, and neighborhood groups,
JAPS creates lasting community partnerships and impact.

In addition to financial support, UWBA will continue to provide
assistance to JAPS in the areas of staff leadership, program
communications, and development of new partnerships.

The Summer Youth Project (SYP) is a collaborative project of 60
foundation and corporate partners whose purpose is to enrich and
enhance summer programs for children and youth. Through this
collaborative source of pooled funds from grant-making institutions
throughout 8 Bay Area counties, the Summer Youth Project
provides small grants to local nonprofits and public agencies that
offer young people educational, challenging and fun activities
during the summer. The summer concludes with a Kids Who Care
Awards Program, which honors young people who exhibit
exceptional compassion, leadership and community service. The
SYP supports over 500 recreational summer programs that enrich
the lives of tens of thousands of deserving children and youth in
the Bay Area. In 2005, SYP is piloting the addition of
Supplemental Grants to programs with a significant Cultural
Awareness or Leadership Skills Development focus. The
supplemental grants will allow grant recipients to strengthen their
programs in key areas thereby beginning to create a new
generation of young leaders with enhanced cultural awareness
and understanding.

The Early Childhood Funders (ECF) are an informal association of
Bay Area foundations, public funders, and private donors. The
ECF seek to enhance grant making effectiveness in the early
childhood field by providing an opportunity to share information,
engage in dialogue, and participate in joint activities to improve the
lives of young children and their families.
This project will implement a regionally based approach to engage
the corporate business community in support of efforts to expand
children's health coverage in California.

Data Central - Data for Policymaking and Action - Maintain and
develop an online community wide data tool that provides monthly
updated data sources on outcomes in the four UWBA issue areas,
analyze and report on impact of donor-designated nonprofit
activity, Bay Area regional indicators, and Neighborhood indicators
for the Concentrated Poverty Neighborhoods.

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Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Bay Area is a coaltion led by UWBA to
help working families families meet their basic needs and build
financial assets to prevent poverty. The program goals are for
families to: (Earn It!) Claim the Earned Income Tax Credit and
other tax credits earned for maximum refunds. (Keep It!) Reduce
the cost of tax preparation services by filing at free coalition sites
or by not utilizing a Refund Anticipation Loan (RAL). (Save It!)
Reduce expenses through community resources and/or subsidies,
such as Food Stamps Card, public health insurance, child care
subsidies, etc. (Save It!) Learn new financial management skills,
such as budgeting, credit repair and saving. (Save It!) Open
checking and savings accounts and/or Individual Development
Account and begin saving regularly.
HELPLINK - Bringing People and Services Together - Launching 2-
Provide professional, expert and effective assistance to people in
need so they can access the service that will best serve them.
Provide a single point of contact for a variety of organizations and
issues via telephone, email and Internet.

On February 9th, United Way of the Bay Area released Keeping
Youth Safe, a report on youth violence and prevention efforts in
the Bay Area. In conjunction with the release of the report, we
hosted a forum at the Commonwealth Club, where public officials,
non-profit professionals, and community leaders converged to
discuss this pressing issue, and share strategies to reduce youth
violence in San Francisco. We plan to convene similar forums in
each of the other Bay Area counties. This grant will provide
funding for 1) reimbursement of youth-serving organizations that
assisted UWBA by collecting survey data included in the report, 2)
distributing Keeping Youth Safe to more of our community
partners, and 3) covering the costs of the forums that will be held
over the next year.
In July 2005, the Boards of Directors of the Bay Area’’s three
BBBS branches voted to move forward with a plan to consolidate.
A consolidation exploration task force was led by Nora Silver,
PhD, Director of the Nonprofit and Public Management Program at
the HAAS School of Business at UC Berkeley, and received pro
bono services from Deloitte Consulting and Latham & Watkins,
LLP. The task force determined that the consolidation will enable
the combined agencies to serve more young people across the
Bay Area, and to more effectively leverage additional funding

BBBS seeks support from UWBA for the implementation of their
extensive transition plan. UWBA’’s investment at this crucial
phase of organizational development has the potential to greatly
increase the capacity of Big Brothers Big Sisters to serve the

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Horizons will foster the growth and development of philanthropy
within and for the LGBT community. 2005 marks their 25th
Anniversary year and the first year of implementation of a new
strategic plan. In the plan, Horizons reaffirms that its core mission
lies in fostering the growth of philanthropy, and lays out a detailed,
mutli-year strategy for dramatically increasing the leveles, kinds
and impact of giving in the LGBT community. The plan has two
long-term strategies: to increase annual giving by turning more
non-donors into donors, and to tap the potential in planned giving
through a single permanent legacy fund for the LGBT community
in the Bay Area. Specific activities include work on 2005-06
Philanthropy series, donor-advised and field of interest funds, a
new permanent legacy fund, major donor program, donor
outreach, professional advisor outreach, and OutGiving
collaborations. Now in its third year, Horizons' Philanthropy Series
has proved to be a powerful means to strengthen the connection
with core donors and outreach to new donors. In 2005, they are
expanding the series' scope to include sessions in the East Bay,
The Asian Pacific Fund requests funding to increase philanthropy
in the Bay Area Asian community via a) Growing Up Asian in
America, and b) Technical assistance for affiliate agencies
regarding fundraising with individual donors. a) Growing Up Asian
in America is a student essay and art program and the largest
celebration of Asian heritage month in the nation. The program
offers a prize pool of $27,000 in savings bond awards to K-12
students who send essays and art on the general theme of
Growing Up Asian in America. The winning entries are reproduced
in a traveling commemorative exhibit hosted by more than 50
public libraries throughout the region and seen by 1.3 million
library patrons. Exhibits feature facts and information about the
needs in the community and ways to help. This is a broadly-based
community collaboration that involves 400 hours of volunteer
service each year. Annual program costs are partially supported
by corporate contributions. b) APF also provides technical
assistance for 84 community based affiliate agencies. To increase
their capacity, the Fund provides technical assistance to agencies
and their Board members to help them develop strategies for more
Out & Equal (O&E) provides a variety of services to companies,
human resources (HR) professionals, employee resource groups
(ERGs) and individuals. Their core service is to provide LGBT
workplace education and resources to Bay Area individuals and
company employees. In order to make significant gains for equality
for all LGBT people in the workplace, O & E activities include
Building Bridges LGBT diversity training programs, regional
affiliates and networking events, discussion groups, workplace
resources, the annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit, and the
sharing of LGBT best practices. Growing Philanthropy: UWBA
funding is to support O&E's Education and Outreach Initiative.
O&E will create and deliver a plan to diversify funding sources and
increase financial contributions in order to create a fiscally viable
model, by increasing revenue in individual and corporate
contributions, grants, special events, and fee-based services.
O&E will continue to promote UWBA workplace giving options
through networking programs, direct mail and website promotions.
O&E will continue its work to further develop and increase
philanthropy by and for the LGBT communtiy Bay Area-wide in the

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BAYCAT’’s vision is to increase the number of Bayview Hunters
Point (BVHP) young adults (ages 14 to 24) who pursue post-
secondary education and professional careers, and increase
marketing capacity of local organizations. BAYCAT is the only
organization offering digital arts education, career training and
internships to young adults, and pro-bono capacity building to
nonprofits and local businesses. BAYCAT also works directly to
increase the capacity of small businesses and nonprofits in BVHP
through marketing assistance, and has more community demand
for services than current resources can provide. BAYCAT
professional teachers and staff with extensive marketing and
strategy experience discuss marketing and management issues
with each organization, and together develop a clear marketing
strategy to create authentic and effective materials that increase
awareness of and drive traffic to the organizations.

Children in Bayview Hunter's Point are in the unfortunate position
of being the examples of the greatest disparities that exists among
any nieghborhood in San Francisco. African American babies in
Bayview die at rates 3 times greater than the city average, 1 in 6
children in Bayview have been diagnosed as being asthmatic. In
an effort to address these issues, the CPMC Foundation seeks a
partnership with UWBA to improve the health and lives of children
in Bayview through the creation of the Bayview Child Health Clinic.
The clinic will offer comprehensive health services and link
families with supplemental support services to improve the lives of
uninsured and under-insured children in Bayview. The Child
Health Clinic will address the issues of asthma, obesity, and infant
care as well as collaborate and consult with community based
organizations around literacy, insurance enrollment, childcare,
food pantries, asthma care, and more.

The purpose of the year-long professional development program is
two-fold: to support individuals in their leadership roles, and to
build the leadership capability of the field, as a whole. The target
group is 40 individuals in leadership positions in their agency or
sector of the ECE community, who are interested in increasing the
scope of settings in which they exercise ECE leadership, in
developing the portion of their work that relates directly to their
leadership role, and in expanding professional relationships with
other leaders in the field. The program has been designed from
the start to support the development of an interpersonal
infrastructure for San Francisco’’s Early Care and Education
community. The improved connections and skills base of each
year’’s participants contribute to this goal. City College’’s ECE
Leaders Today and Tomorrow program aligns with the Education
strategy of Professional Development, and supports quality
standards towards Preschool for All, No Child Left Behind, and the
Head Start Performance Standards. Success by 6 funds will be
used towards personnel and non-personnel operational costs.
The purpose of the program is to support individuals in their
leadership roles, and to build the leadership capability of the ECE
field as a whole. Participants will be selected and attend the
annual California Association for the Education of Young Children
conference, three monthly lectures on Testing, Compensation,
Recruiting and Retaining Men in Child Care, Children with Autism,
and LGBT families.

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For 40 years The Glide Foundation has been committed to ending
poverty. Their holistic approach provides comprehensive solutions
to break the cycle of poverty and dependency, including family and
children's services, housing, health, recovery, senior services, and
employment training. Glide's training and employment services
focus on career-oriented, living wage jobs. Providing everything
from basic literacy skills to job training for the construction and
information technology industries, Glide fosters lives of
independence and dignity.
Faith Leadership Briefing on November 13, 2005 is sponsored by
the San Francisco Partnership for Real Solutions to
Homelessness: a collaboration of 15 organizations. The goal of
the event is to engage congregational leaders of all faiths in efforts
to end homelessness in San Francisco.
The Jamestown Community Center provides learning
opportunities and safe space for youth in the Mission District.
Their mission is to mobilize the resources of families,
neighborhood residents, and community members to help young
people realize their full potential as empowered and productive
members of society. Jamestown’’s programs support the following
three goals:
1) Promote positive youth development,
2) Offer a pipeline of programs & services for youth ages 8 to 18,
3) Provide parents with resources and opportunities to engage in
their children’’s learning and development.

The office of California state assemblyman Mark Leno will be
hosting a conference on December 2nd for young men in San
Francisco aged 14-24. The conference, called 'Own It', will focus
on empowering youth to pursue opportunities for higher education,
employment, and rewarding careers. The event is being produced
in partnership with many youth-serving organizations and city
agencies including Larkin Street Youth Services, SFUSD School-
to-Career, Youth Speaks, SF Youth Commission, City College of
SF, MOCD, and Enterprise for High School Students.

The event will consist of panel discussion with leaders and role
models in San Francisco; participatory workshops that focus on
college preparation, job preparedness skills, civic engagement,
conflict resolution, and personal health; and a career fair that will
feature a variety of job placement services and career resources.
UWBA's sponsorship will cover costs of hiring of O’’Connell High
School’’s youth catering services, providing stipends to Youth
Speaks performers, and producing event materials.

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PIQE will offer a series of weekly, 90 minute interactive classes
(over a nine-week period) to parents in 6 schools in
Bayview/Hunter’’s Point and the Mission. PIQE classes provide a
forum for discussion and reflection by parents to acquire new
skills, obtain relevant information, and learn to work together to
address issues affecting their children’’s education. The Parent
Institute educates parents on how to act in the best interest of their
children at home, in school, and in the community. Since its
inception in 1987, PIQE’’s programs have evolved into a
comprehensive nine-week training course taught in 14 languages
by professional facilitators, at no cost to the parents. Over
335,000 parents from 1,300 elementary, middle and high schools
in 15 different counties in California. Support from the United Way
Bay Area (UWBA) can help expand the program to targeted, low-
income neighborhoods in San Francisco, particularly
Bayview/Hunter’’s Point and the Mission District. PIQE-Oakland
requests $60,000 in funding for support in two areas: 1) personnel
to support a position in San Francisco; and 2) program costs for
the nine-week, parent training program.
PIQE will offer a series of weekly, 90 minute interactive classes
(over a nine-week period) to parents in 6 schools in
Bayview/Hunter’’s Point and the Mission. PIQE classes provide a
forum for discussion and reflection by parents to acquire new
skills, obtain relevant information, and learn to work together to
address issues affecting their children’’s education. The Parent
Institute educates parents on how to act in the best interest of their
children at home, in school, and in the community. Since its
inception in 1987, PIQE’’s programs have evolved into a
comprehensive nine-week training course taught in 14 languages
by professional facilitators, at no cost to the parents. Over
335,000 parents from 1,300 elementary, middle and high schools
in 15 different counties in California. Support from the United Way
Bay Area (UWBA) can help expand the program to targeted, low-
income neighborhoods in San Francisco, particularly
Bayview/Hunter’’s Point and the Mission District. PIQE-Oakland
requests $60,000 in funding for support in two areas: 1) personnel
to support a position in San Francisco; and 2) program costs for
the nine-week, parent training program.
SFBUHK's Family Centered Collaborative increases access to
health care by conducting outreach to enroll families in insurance
programs, facilitating retention of coverage and access to services
and engaging in systemic advocacy to address large-scale
barriers to care by leveraging the linguistic and cultural capabilities
of its partners.
The conference is the first step towards developing a public-
private collaboration to address the issues of San Francisco's
working uninsured.
San Francisco Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
distributes federal food commodities once a month to
approximately 12,000 needy SaN Francisco residents. With
monthly distribution of 3-40 pounds of good per household, CSFP
provides substancial benefit to low-income senior citizens,
mothers and young children in San Francisco. San Francisco
Food Bank is undertaking the operation of this program and are
incuriing costs for ongoing program costs and one-time startup

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The Chinatown Campaign has requested a $5,000 grant from
UWBA for participation in and sponsorship of at least two planned
events. These include: 1) a dinner dance scheduled for
December 30, 2005 (co-sponsored by UPS) and 2) the United
Way - Chinatown Annual Banquet on June 8, 2006. Other
targeted sponsors for the banquet include Bank of America, UPS,
Macy’’s West, East West Bank, and United Commercial Bank.

The grant will also provide needed capacity building support for
professional development, training, and growth opportunities for
staff and volunteers of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent
Neighborhood Centers are a front-line resource for San Francisco
families whose health and stability is threatened by worsening
social conditions such as economic displacement and public
funding cutbacks. SFNCT members are hard-pressed to maintain
the quality and volume of community services. Grant revenue is
generally project-specific and provides little toward overhead and
day-to-day operational, structural, management and capacity
needs. Program staff is also burdened with administrative,
technology, personnel and facilities management tasks that take
time and focus away from client services. The SFNCT Inside Out:
Shared Services Project offers creative solutions to the common
infrastructure needs, to strengthen the “inside” of centers to make
the work more effective “outside” in the community.

The Shared Services Project utilizes shared staffing, pooled
purchasing and greater coordination to meet common
organizational needs such as Human Resources, Leadership
Development, Facilities Management, Technology, Fund
Development, Program Collaboration and Communication. By
improving the organizational infrastructure of nine centers across
the City, the proposed project will allow program staff more
attention and time for client services, helping more children and
'United Way of the Bay Area funding will be used to establish a
SAT in the Alice Griffith area, identified by the Mayor’’s Office of
Community Development as a priority focus area.
Special emphasis will be placed on the economic and social
stabilization of the expiring residential base of senior home
ownership. Through action-based financial literacy training, SAT
members will develop strategies to address their unique
community, including the possibility of harnessing hundreds of
millions of dollars of homeowners’’ equity to generate income that
is stable, long-term, and independent of outside organizations.
TEAMS has recently designed a financial literacy and capacity
building program called Financial Action Teams (FATs), to be
integrated into all TEAMS’’ work. It will be piloted as a separate
project (with separate funding) in the Monument Corridor and in
Vallejo. FAT members become personal investors to build wealth
and improve the financial status of their own families. They
become a community financial information resource to others and
community development investors in projects and activities of
other residents. TEAMS will incorporate introductory elements of
the FAT curriculum into the new SATs in BVHP.
TEAMS proposes the following activities:
-Form and train Core Support Action Team of up to 10 resident

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Girls Justice Initiative (GJI) was founded in 2002, launched with an
initial three-year commitment from UWBA. Over the subsequent
three years, the network of community-based organizations
serving girls has undergone a transformation, with GJI acting as a
primary agent of change. Recently there has been a major focus,
locally and statewide, on youth services; now, with a new Chief
Probation Officer in place, San Francisco's juvenile justice sytem
is on the cusp of major reform. With renewed support from
UWBA, GJI will work with the new chief to continue to improve
services for girls and build stronger collaborations among non-
profits and probation officers.

Honoring Emancipated Youth is a community project of United
Way of the Bay Area's Self-Sufficiency Core Issue. The Need:
Statewide, 65% of foster youth emancipate without a place to live,
while 30% of foster youth who emancipated in San Francisco
reported no income in 2003. Through strategic partnerships and
regional collaboration, HEY can continue to build the capacity of
local service providers and policy makers to increase housing and
improve services for foster youth. HEY is focused on: increasing
community awareness of the ongoing needs of foster youth;
promoting effective public policies that increase housing and
enhance services for former foster youth; and engaging and
empowering youth through a five-member Youth Board.

Raising A Reader (RAR) is a pre-literacy book bag program
implemented through child care centers. The purpose of RAR is to
encourage caregivers to lap read to young children daily so that
important reading skills are developed and a love of reading is
fostered throughout their infant and pre-school years. Child care
centers participating in RAR receive 26 red book bags with 4
books each that are rotated weekly among the children and their
families (over the course of the year, children are exposed to more
than 100 books). The child care teachers and parents receive
training from the RAR director on 'read aloud' strategies and the
importance of early literacy and brain development.
Bayview MAGIC seeks to positively impact children and families
who reside in Bayview/Hunter's Point, through its activities and
programs, by facilitating community-based planning,
communication, collaboration and training to agencies who provide
direct services to youth and families in the district. Presently
comprised of representativees from over 40 organizatoins,
MAGIC's Community Leadership Council represents a diverse and
resourceful coaltion committed and dedicated to improving and
enhancing community support programs for children and families.
United Way's financial support will allow Public Defender Jeff
Adachi, leader of the coalition, to hire a program coordinator for

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Partnering with the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce's
Education Committee, and the Education Trust West, Just for the
Kids California (JFTK CA) will expand a successful pilot program
at Sanchez Elementary School to reach two additional schools:
Alvarado Elementary School in San Francisco and Marylin Avenue
School in Livermore. The program will deliver state of the art data
tools, a school improvement model based on proven practices
from California schools, and national best practices in order to
help the principals and teachers raise student achievement.
Working with EdTrust West, JFTK CA will also implement a
community outreach program which will include planning with
teachers, parent groups, and community leaders; holding
community forums to discuss accountability, high standards, and
state assessments; and facilitate action steps for community

The Career Counseling Program was launched at the end of 2003
to fulfill the overwhelming need for individualized career
counseling and personal support in the child care workforce. The
Career Counseling Program helps child care providers to
understand and navigate through the various certification,
licensing and degree-attainment options to help maximize each
individual’’s potential for success as an early learning professional.
The Career Counseling Program offers individualized counseling
services open to all child care providers and potential entrants in
the field. Subjects of counseling include helping participants make
career decisions, assisting providers to choose areas or fields of
specialization, developing professional growth plans for providers,
connecting providers to available resources, and guiding
participants through the Child Development Permit application
process and the state certification system for early learning and
education professionals.
The Partnership will play a managing partner role in a multi-year
effort called the Belle Haven Elementary Full-Service School
(BHEFS) project in Menlo Park, San Mateo. The BHEFS Project is
a multi-year effort to transform the elementary school into a 'full-
service' or 'community' school that integrates the most important
influences in children’’s lives- families, schools and communities.
A full-service school provides the highest quality instruction, offers
a wide range of supports, services and after-school activities, and
fosters the participation of parents and the community. The first
phase of the work will engage key constituencies to develop a
comprehensive plan for change- one that clearly defines success
as well as the strategies and activities necessary to achieve it.
The BHEFS project will benefit first-hand through two learning and
development opportunities. First, they will travel to Portland,
Oregon to learn about the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN)
initiative. SUN schools are nationally recognized as exemplary
community schools, lessons from which will be applied to local
efforts. The second trip is to Chicago, Illinois to attend the
Coalition for Community School’’s National Conference.

The Partnership will work with the school principal and assistant
principal to address immediate training needs among K-1 teachers

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The San Mateo Children's Health Initiative (CHI) is a broad-based
local coalition has worked intently to design and launch a program
that will resolve to provide universal health insurance coverage for
all our children. The objectives of CHI is to develop and conduct
Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, and Healthy Kids outreach and
enrollment activities that raise awareness about health insurance
and lead to increased coverage, increase reenrollment rates by
increasing health navigation and utilization outreach and
education, reduce barriers to accessing care through streamlined
processes and expanded provider network.

A Paid Family Leave law was passed in 2002 providing wage
replacement to workers who take time off to care for a sick family
member or a new child. This has enormous potential to support
low wage workers who may not have benefits or other resources
to take time off work. Yet, recent research showed that only 15%
of low wage workers knew of the new law. Labor Project for
Working Families has developed a coalition of organizations to
conduct a multi-lingual outreach campaign to inform workers. This
grant will also support a coalition of unions and child care
advocates who advocate for policies that will increase child care
funding, especially for low wage workers.

SKIP uses a social marketing strategy to reach uninsured students
and their families in 7 Solano County school districts, community
and county clinics and other community organizations. SKIP
provides the following services that include: facilitating the
completion of the enrollment application for publicly funded health
insurance programs including MediCal and Healthy Families,
assisting families to resolve barriers to health care access
including enrollment process and other health care access issues,
increasing awareness of available health insurance options for
children in families with incomes from 0-300% FPL and educating
families about the importance of health insurance and how to
utilize health care services appropriately.

The Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center Library will
be a free funding information center to assist Solano County
nonprofits and their boards in obtaining recent and useful
information and training to become successful grant seekers and
effective nonprofits. Solano Community Foundation will house a
core collection of Foundation Center's library as well as offer free
access to the FC Search: The Foundation Center's Database on
CD-ROM. In addition to the library and resource center, the
Solano Community Foundation will offer free workshops on
proposal writing, board roles and responsibilities, nonprofit
budgeting, and prospect research. Further, the Solano
Community Foundation will co-brand the name of the collection
with UWBA and will use our logo, mention UWBA on their website,
in public information, and the press.
Solano Children's Health Initiative is a enrollment and retention
project of the Solano Coalition for Better Health to ensure that all
children 0-18 in Solano County have access to and are enrolled in
a health insurance product.

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