Zellerbach Family Foundation
2012 Youth Related Grants:
Friends Outside National Organization, $100,000 to fund the San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership. The grant will got to support for networking, educational, and program activities of a collaboration of public and private agencies working to improve the lives of San Francisco’s incarcerated parents and their children.
Community Works West, Oakland, Calif., $140,000 for two years to continue Project WHAT! (We’re Here and Talking), a youth-delivered training program for human services workers, police, probation officers, educators and others to increase their awareness of and improve services for children of incarcerated parents.
Community Works West, Oakland, Calif., One Family Program, $100,000 to continue supporting a collaboration with the San Francisco Sheriff ’s Department, Human Services Agency and Adult Probation Department to increase and improve contact visits between children and their parents incarcerated in the San Francisco jails, and to strengthen parenting capacity upon release.
San Francisco Adult Probation Department, Family-Focused Probation Study, $60,000 to support the systematic review of pre-sentence investigation reports to determine if probation officers’ recommendations effectively address the family’s circumstances and consider the needs of their minor children, and to support the training of officers to help them improve their recommendations to the court in addressing the needs of minor children and other family members.
Centerforce, Fresno, Calif., Formerly Incarcerated Fathers Project, $9,845to support an exploratory study to better understand the needs of formerly incarcerated fathers who are on probation and have a court order to pay child support in Alameda County.
Centerforce, Fresno, Calif., Back to Family Pilot Program for Incarcerated Fathers and their Children, $60,000 to support the development of a pilot program to support fathers incarcerated in, or recently released from, Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail to strengthen their relationships with their children.
Center for Young Women’s Development, San Francisco, Young Mothers in Detention Project, $50,000 to support continued efforts to improve policies and services for young parents in San Francisco’s juvenile justice system; develop coordinated, family-focused responses for these young parents; and provide them with tools to advocate for themselves, their children, and their community.
Transitional Age Youth Research, Advocacy, Policy, San Francisco School Alliance Foundation, Transitional Age Youth Initiative (TAYSF) & Practice (TAY-RAPP) Initiative, $60,000 to support the leadership, research and educational capacity of young adults to inform policy makers and practitioners about the needs and experiences of system-involved, transitional age youth.
Alameda County Foster Youth Alliance, Oakland, Calif., Mental Health for Alameda County Foster Youth Community Initiatives, $65,000 to support a collaborative of agencies serving current and former foster youth to develop improved and better coordinated mental health and supportive services for foster and probation youth in Alameda County.
California Court Appointed Special Advocates Association, Healthier Connections Project, Oakland, Calif., $50,000 to support the development and dissemination of tools and training, to assist CASA volunteers in their efforts to understand and address the mental health needs of dependent children and youth.
Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, Oakland, Calif., Girls Mental Health Project, $60,000 to continue efforts to improve coordinated interagency and inter-jurisdictional responses and access to services for girls on probation, particularly those who are victims of sexual exploitation, in the Immediate Bay Area.
Strategies for Youth, Cambridge, Mass., $29,715 to support efforts to improve interactions between youth and law enforcement and keep youth out of the juvenile justice system by educating them about the system and the consequences of their behavior, and by educating adults who work with them about the relationship between the adolescent brain, trauma, and behaviors that put youth at risk of police and court involvement.
San Francisco Youth National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Restorative Community Conferencing Project, $44,000 to support collaboration with the City and County of San Francisco to develop a program that addresses youth offenders through restorative community conferencing, an evidenced-based practice that benefits victims, youth offenders, communities and the justice system by diverting youth from the juvenile justice system and reducing recidivism.
Youth in Mind, Hayward, Calif., $100,000 to support ongoing organizational development for an agency led by youth involved in public mental health so they can contribute to policy discussions about the mental health system.
Pacific News Service, Berkeley, California Council on Youth Relations, $100,000 to support a youth speakers bureau to educate mental health practitioners and students in university mental health programs, ensure that youth voice is represented in state-wide discussions about educational reforms that disproportionately affect system-involved youth, and provide shared learning and support for ZFF grantees focused on youth leadership.
California Youth Connection, San Francisco, Internship Project , $80,000 to support continuing development, supervision, and evaluation of the placement of former foster youth as interns with CYC chapters in the Bay Area to help improve local county policy and practice, and to support an agency-wide evaluation.
California Youth Connection, San Francisco, Y.O.U.T.H. Training Project, $80,000 to continue support for a wellness component of an organization of current and former foster youth who train child welfare workers and others about working with foster children, and to support the expansion of a travelling museum that comprises donated artifacts, art and digital media donated by current and former foster youth.
University of Chicago, Fostering Connections Evaluation, $50,000 to contribute to a statewide evaluation of the impact of the California Fostering Connections to Success Act on outcomes of foster youth as they transition to adulthood.
The Alliance for Children’s Rights, Los Angeles, Fostering Connections Training and Outreach Project, $50,000 to support statewide training to relative caregivers, group homes and foster family agencies on new opportunities available to older youth through the California Fostering Connections to Success Act.
West Coast Children’s Clinic, Oakland, Calif., Children’s Mental Health Services and Funding Analysis, $9,440 to support a comprehensive, time-sensitive analysis of the likely immediate and long-term impact of California’s 2011 budget “realignment” on access to children’s mental health services funded through Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment.
John Burton Foundation, Child Welfare and Mental Health Realignment, Education and Technical Assistance Community Initiatives, $60,000 to support the education of community-based providers and policy makers about implications of a permanent funding structure to support child welfare and mental health realignment in California, and to assist Bay Area child- and youth-serving organizations to understand and organizationally adapt to the new system.
Child and Family Policy Institute of California, Sacramento, Calif., Mental Health Project, $85,000 to continue a project to improve the intersection of mental health and child welfare services, and to build and disseminate information about the implementation of evidence-based practices.
Community Initiatives, San Francisco, Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership, $30,000 to support a collaborative of public agency and private foundation investors in the child welfare system to leverage their collective resources to improve the impact of child welfare services on children and families.
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley, Bay Area Social Services Consortium , $15,000 to support a collaboration of county social services agencies and universities and foundations that fosters shared learning and activities designed to improve human service systems and strengthen communities of vulnerable children, youth and families.
Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, San Francisco, Hillcrest Family Engagement Program , $55,000 to support a program that promotes student academic success and school improvement efforts by fostering authentic partnerships between parents and educators, connecting families with community services and resources, and providing parents with a variety of opportunities to participate in school-based governance and volunteer efforts.
Oakland International High School, Parent Engagement Program, $55,000 to support the establishment of a new Family Learning Center and a comprehensive parent engagement program at an Oakland Unified School District high school that provides a college-preparatory education for late-entry English Language Learner students.
Sanchez Elementary School , Family Engagement in Student Learning, Parent Services Project, $29,000 to support a project in which parents will be trained to work alongside classroom teachers in activities designed to reverse persistently-low English Language Arts achievement among the school’s majority low-income Latino and English Language Learner students.
Oakland Schools Foundation, Family College-Going Initiative, Think College Now, $40,000 to support a collaborative effort between an Oakland Unified School District elementary school and the Center for Educational Partnerships at the University of California, Berkeley that integrates low-income parents into programs that create “college-going cultures” at home and at school.
Oakland Schools Foundation, Family College Going Initiative, Coliseum College Preparatory Academy, $40,000 to support a collaborative effort between an Oakland Unified School District 6 – 12 school and the Center for Educational Partnerships at the University of California, Berkeley that integrates low income parents into programs that create “college-going cultures” at home and at school.
Oakland Community Organizations, Oakland Schools Initiative, $50,000 to support a multi-year organizing project that aims to improve academic outcomes for youth, facilitate parent and community involvement, and bring about sustainable school reform in the Oakland Unified School District.
Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, San Francisco, Parents Making a Change Program, $50,000 to support a diverse group of parent leaders who work to improve educational outcomes for all children in the San Francisco Unified School District by promoting and fostering the participation and leadership of parents in their children’s education and in school and district-level decision making processes.
Mission Graduates, San Francisco, Believing the College Dream, $60,000 to support the launch of a new project, in partnership with the Center for Educational Partnerships at the University of California, Berkeley, designed to build and strengthen college and career awareness and knowledge among low-income fourth and fifth grade students and their parents in four San Francisco Mission District public elementary schools.
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco, Inc. $35,000 to support efforts to recruit families to stay in or come back to public schools, involve parents in school-related decision-making processes, and improve public schools through district-level involvement.
Great Oakland Public Schools Information Center,Community Education and Outreach Activities, $50,000 to support the provision of essential information about the policies and practices of the Oakland Unified School District to parents, educators, and community members so that they have the information they need to participate in school and district-level deliberations and support efforts to improve the quality of education for all students.
Oakland Schools Foundation, Family Engagement and Leadership Initiative, $70,000 to support a program that helps build and sustain successful family engagement programs in eleven Oakland Unified School District schools by providing professional development, technical support, and fund development assistance to school leaders and faculties.
Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network, $75,000 to strengthen the efforts of parents to become effective leaders in schools by providing networking, training sessions, capacity building, and collaborative civic engagement opportunities for parent leaders and community organizations.
Mission Graduates, San Francisco, Parent Partners Program, $50,000 to support an organization-wide effort to incorporate good parent leadership development and engagement practices into the academic enrichment and youth development programs at an organization dedicated to increasing college graduation rates among low-income youth in San Francisco’s Mission District.
Oakland Unified School District Family Engagement, Office of African American $77,000 to support the launch of a new project, in partnership with the Center for Educational Partnerships at the University of California, Berkeley, designed to build and strengthen college and career awareness and knowledge among African American boys and their families in six Oakland Unified School District high schools.
Public Interest Projects, New York, Communities for Public Education Reform, $15,000 to support the Bay Area activities of a new statewide partnership of local and national funders that have pooled their resources to provide grants and technical assistance to local and regional parent engagement and youth development organizations that are working to increase the meaningful participation of parents in their children’s schools and to improve opportunities for low-income students.
Grantmakers for Education, Portland, Oregon, Membership Dues, $1,000 to support an association of grantmakers interested in issues related to education from early childhood through higher education
Action Alliance for Children, Berkeley, Calif., Spanish Translation and Latino Community Outreach for Children’s Advocate news magazine, $10,000 to support the access of Spanish-speaking parents to timely information about early childhood development and education matters through the translation of the Children’s Advocate news magazine into Spanish.
San Francisco Education Fund, Volunteer Interpretation Program, $50,000 to support a program that recruits, trains, and manages a pool of volunteer interpreters and translators who facilitate the engagement of limited-English proficient parents in the San Francisco Unified School District.
Legal Services for Children, San Francisco, Immigrant Children Project, $40,000 to support immigration legal services, information and referral, and community education and outreach to unaccompanied immigrant youth in the Bay Area who have been abused or abandoned, are at risk of deportation, and who may be eligible under federal law for immigration relief.
Educators for Fair Consideration, San Francisco, Community Education and Outreach, $50,000 to support a ten-county regional community education and outreach campaign regarding the eligibility and application requirements of a new federal immigration policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), that will grant protection against deportation and work authorization to eligible undocumented immigrant youth who were brought to the United States as children.
Community Music Center, San Francisco, InnerCity Young Musicians Program, $10,000 to support music training for low-income student musicians.
Imagine Bus Project $10,000 to support an arts program within San Francisco’s Youth Guidance Center.
Fostering Art/A Home Withinn, San Francisco, $5,000 to support a photography and creative writing program for youth who are currently, or were formerly, in the foster care system.
The Marsh, $10,000 to support the Marsh Youth Theater provided at the Marsh Theater in San Francisco.
Richmond Youth Media Productions, Inc., Richmond Youth Media Project, $20,000 to support a video, media arts, and communication program during out of school hours in Richmond, California.
Cal Performances Regents, University of California at Berkeley, $30,000 to support AileyCamp, a free six-week summer program of dance for low-income youth with academic, social, and domestic challenges.
Cal Performances Regents, University of California at Berkeley, SchoolTime Program, $30,000 to support educational programming through which students are exposed to the arts and renowned performers in music, theater, and dance.
Larkin Street Youth Services, $15,000 to support arts programming at the Third Street Youth Center and Clinic in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco.