The Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley Awards $34,000 in Grants to Local Non-Profits

DANVILLE – The San Ramon Valley Kiwanis Foundation has awarded $34,000 in grants to 43 area non-profit agencies this year. The grants were presented at the club’s annual grants Breakfast ceremony, held on May 21st at Round Hill Country Club. Representatives of the recipient organizations made brief presentations on the programs the Kiwanis grants support.

Kiwanis of San Ramon Valley has awarded nearly $700,000 through their grants program since 1995. This year, Grant amounts ranged from $250 to $2,500, including a grant to the San Ramon Valley Educational Foundation for $2,500 for distribution to worthy school projects that the Education Foundation identifies. First time Grant recipients this year included: EPIC Healthy Clinic, Hearing Loss Assn of America, New Day for Children and The Tri-Valley Youth Court. 

Other recipients included: Agape Villages Foster Family Agency, Assistance Leagues of Amador Valley and Diablo Valley, Bay Area Crisis Nursery, Camp Camelot, Cancer Support Community, Care Parent Network of Contra Costa ARC, Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa, Contra Costa Interfaith Housing, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Danville Community Band, Diablo Valley Veterans Fdtn, Diablo Valley Quilters, Discovery Counseling Center of SRV, Down Syndrome Connection, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, Hope Hospice, Inc., Hospice of the East Bay, Loaves & Fishes, Moment by Moment, Monument Crisis Center, Museum of the San Ramon Valley, National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse, Nayeli Faith Foundation, Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes, St. Timothy’s Bicycle Program, San Ramon Historic Foundation, San Ramon Library Foundation, School of Imagination, Senior Helpline Services, Shelter Inc. of CCC, SonRise Equestrian Foundation, STAND! For Families Free of Violence, The Lucille Glass Mauzy Foundation, The Taylor Family Foundation, VESTIA, Inc. and We Care Services for Children.

Funds for the annual grants program are raised by the San Ramon Valley Kiwanis Foundation, primarily through the solicitation of sponsorships of the Kiwanis 4th of July Parade in Danville, which the Kiwanis Club has been organizing and conducting since 1975. Grant applications are solicited in February of each year and awarded in May with an additional several thousand dollars held in reserve to provide emergency grants and fund additional Kiwanis community projects throughout the year.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Founded in 1915 and celebrating our 100th Anniversary, Kiwanis International is a thriving organization of service and community minded individuals who support children and young adults around the world. More than 600,000 Kiwanis improve the world around them by addressing needs in their communities and pooling their resources to address worldwide issues. Through these efforts, Kiwanis International truly is “Serving the Children of the World”.

The club holds weekly luncheon meetings at noon on Thursdays at Black Bear Diner in Danville. All are welcome to join the club for a meeting and find out more about the organization. Please visit our Join page or Contact Us for additional information.

Tory Taylor