Round 4 Grants

A. Emergency Food Assistance

Homeless Shelters

  • Downtown Womens’s Center ($240,000) to continue to (1) improve the nutritional quality of meals provided and (2) offer an evening meal to homeless and very low-income women at it’s shelter in Los Angeles.
  • Episcopal Community Services ($287,667) to (1) prepare and serve meals to approximately 200 homeless students at its Skills Center and (2) improve the nutritional quality of meals served to 3,500 homeless adults at its shelters in San Francisco.
  • San Diego Rescue Mission ($120,000) to purchase supplemental food for low-income consumers in grantee’s emergency shelter, transitional housing and rehabilitation program in San Diego.

Soup Kitchens

  • Loaves & Fishes ($150,000) to provide hot meals for low-income consumers in Contra Costa County.
  • Plowshares ($93,000) to equip a new kitchen and dining room serving low-income consumers in Ukiah, California.
  • Salvation Army Modesto ($90,000) to provide fresh fruits and vegetables through its emergency food basket, noon meals and child nutrition program serving low-income consumers in Stanislaus County.
  • Samaritan House ($500,000) to construct a new kitchen for its Food and Nutrition Program providing meals to low-income consumers in San Mateo County.
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul ($60,763) for building repair and upgrades to its dining room serving low-income consumers in San Rafael, California.

Food Pantries

  • Butte County Department of Public Health ($30,000 over three years) to provide emergency food and supplies for low-income seniors in Butte County.
  • Catholic Charities of the East Bay ($50,000) to purchase supplemental food, produce and vitamin supplements for low-income consumers in Contra Costa County.
  • Congregation Emanu-El ($48,000) to provide supplemental food to seniors through the Geary Pantry Program and low-income families through the Healthy Children Pantry Program in San Francisco.
  • Mendocino Food & Nutrition Program ($90,000) to provide supplemental food to low-income consumers in Mendocino County.
  • Mercy Retirement & Care Center ($80,000) to purchase a new truck and cargo van for its Brown Bag Program, which provides groceries to low-income seniors in Alameda County.
  • South Hayward Neighborhood Collaborative ($70,000) to purchase a refrigerator, freezer and cargo van to support its food program serving low-income consumers in the City of Hayward.

Food Banks

  • California Foundation for Independent Living Centers ($500,000) to increase access to food pantries and other emergency food distribution sites for low-income individuals with disabilities in California.
  • Food Bank of Nevada County ($61,623) to purchase a new refrigerated van to support its food distribution programs serving low-income consumers in Nevada County.
  • Rescue Mission Alliance ($25,000) to purchase a forklift for its Valley Food Bank, which distributes food to pantries, soup kitchens and homeless service providers in Los Angeles County.
  • San Francisco Food Bank ($1.5 million) to (a) increase the amount of produce and perishables distributed to low-income consumers, (b) open new food distribution sites and (c) expand existing distribution sites in underserved areas in California. The funds will be distributed to food banks throughout California and support a statewide produce project.

B. Grants to Improve and Expand the Reach of Public Nutrition and Health Programs for Children

Pre-School Age Children in Child Care

  • Child Care Food Program Roundtable ($300,000) to (a) Advocate for state policies to strengthen the nutrition quality of meals for children in child care, (b) Develop improved nutrition standards for family child care providers and childcare centers, (c) Work with sponsors of family child care providers to implement the improved standards and (d) Promote participation in the Federal Child and Adult Care Food Program in California.
  • Contra Costa Children’s Council ($344,117) to develop and implement Assessment Tools and Model Policies, conduct training sessions and provide technical assistance to improve nutrition and increase physical activity for children in child care environments in Contra Costa County.

School-Based Nutrition and Health Programs

  • California Food Policy Advocates ($500,000) to engage in research and advocacy to improve nutrition in K-12 schools and increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables in low-income neighborhoods in California.
  • California School Health Centers Association ($225,000) to engage in research, advocacy, education and training to: (a) increase the number of school health centers, (b) provide adequate funding for services delivered by centers and (c) provide effective programming, including nutrition and physical activity programs through centers in California.
  • Chula Vista Elementary School District ($126,000) to implement a standards-based Physical Education program in grades K-3 in the City of Chula Vista.
  • Edgewood Center ($342,500) to make renovations to the kitchen on its main campus serving abused and neglected children in San Francisco.
  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health ($316,766) to conduct a nutrition and physical activity education program in an after-school program in the Alhambra Unified School District.

C. Grants to Support Community-Based Nutrition and Health Programs and Policies

  • Agriculture and Land Based Training Association ($121,000) to develop additional farm stands, produce box delivery programs and other projects to increase access to fresh produce for low-income consumers in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties.
  • A Place Called Home ($200,000) to upgrade its kitchen and purchase a commercial van to pickup donated food items for its Nutrition Program serving at-risk youth in South Los Angeles.
  • California Center for Public Health Advocacy ($500,132) to develop a Nutrition Policy Toolkit, conduct workshops and provide technical support to assist city officials in adopting local policies that promote the consumption of healthy food.
  • CalOptima ($150,625) to provide a medically based intervention and a community-based intervention for children enrolled in the Medi-Cal program, who are either obese or at risk for obesity in Orange County.
  • City of Chino Hills ($100,000) purchase a cargo truck, exercise equipment and healthy snacks to provide a mobile recreation program which will take organized physical fitness activities to children who do not have access to a community park, transportation or funds necessary to participate in fee-based recreation programs.
  • Inland Empire United Way ($150,000) to expand its Kids Pack Program, which provides weekend meals to low-income students in San Bernardino County.
  • Kings County Department of Public Health ($612,994) to support the Nutrition on the Go Program, which distributes fresh produce and health and nutrition information to low-income consumers in Kings and Tulare counties.
  • Little Wishes ($25,000) to provide special meals to children in hospitals in San Francisco and Sacramento.
  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Health ($613,261) to conduct a social marketing campaign to increase the awareness of middle and high school students about the importance of healthy eating, decreasing their consumption of fast food and soda and increasing their involvement in food policy advocacy in Baldwin Park and South Los Angeles.
  • San Francisco Department of Public Health ($343,000) to increase folic acid supplementation among women of childbearing age in San Francisco.
  • Tulare Hospital District ($90,000) to implement fitness and nutrition education classes for mothers, toddlers and seniors at its fitness and rehabilitation center in the City of Tulare.
  • Venice Family Clinic ($276,813) to provide vitamins to low-income children, pregnant women and homeless patients in Los Angeles.

D. Grants to Support Community-Based Nutrition Programs for Seniors and Disabled Adults

  • Asian-America Resource Center ($234,991) to provide congregate meals and nutrition education to Southeast Asian-American seniors in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
  • Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services ($210,240) to renovate its kitchen, purchase kitchen equipment and purchase a cargo van to provide meals to low-income seniors in the southeastern portion of San Francisco.
  • Congress of California Seniors Education & Research Foundation($329,620) to educate In-Home Support Services caregivers about the fundamentals of sound nutrition, supplementation, food preparation and storage in California.
  • Council on Aging ($200,000) to provide therapeutic meals and nutritional supplements for homebound seniors in Sonoma County.
  • Guardian Adult Day Health Center ($49,226) to upgrade its food preparation area serving frail elderly in Contra Costa County.
  • Healy Senior Center of Southern Humboldt County ($70,164) to expand the reach of its home delivered meals program in Humboldt County.
  • On Lok Day Services ($150,000) to support its home delivered meals program, 30th Street Dining Room and congregate meals program provided through its 30th Street Nutrition Program in San Francisco.
  • Sacramento County, Department of Human Assistance ($31,200) to purchase a refrigerated truck for its Senior Nutrition Services Home Delivered Meals Program.
  • Southern Trinity Health Services ($75,561) to expand its home delivered meals program for frail elderly and disabled adults in Trinity County.
  • Spectrum Community Services ($500,000) to construct a new kitchen for home delivered and congregate meals for low-income seniors in Alameda County.

E. Grants to Improve Access to Nutrition and Health Related Benefits & Services

  • Alameda County Department of Public Health, WIC Program ($210,000) to conduct an outreach project to enroll low-income women in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children in Alameda County.
  • Community Health Improvement Partners ($194,578) with to (1) create a comprehensive database on childhood obesity and diabetes prevention services accessible through 211 San Diego and (2) conduct an outreach/marketing campaign to increase awareness and promote utilization of the database by pediatricians, endocrinologists and family practitioners as a referral source for their patients in San Diego County.
  • East Bay Community Law Center ($278,891) to expand the Medical-Legal Partnership to improve the health outcomes of pediatric patients.
  • Legal Services of Northern California ($150,000) to inform seniors about eligibility for food stamps and assist eligible seniors with enrollment in California.
  • Public Council ($160,000) to increase food stamp Electronic Benefits Transfer access at farmers markets and ethnic markets in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

F. Grants to Improve Professional Education Regarding Health and Nutrition

  • California School Board Association ($300,000) to provide school board members with information, education and technical support on how to work with other locally elected officials to develop and implement strategies that address childhood obesity.
  • California WIC Association ($150,000) to (a) fund scholarships to support professional training and development of local WIC Program employees and (b) research the need for a new professional accreditation to serve WIC agencies and other community-based programs.
  • University of California, San Diego, Department of Pediatrics ($159,000) to develop and disseminate a curriculum to educate pediatric clinicians in training how to recognize children at risk for obesity and counsel children to make healthy dietary choices and increase physical activity.