2008 Grants


The Food Bank of El Dorado County

The Food Bank intends to purchase bulk food for distribution to El Dorado County charities in the Food Bank’s food assistant network, which serves more than 10,000 low-income individuals per month. The network includes emergency food closets, maternity homes, women’s centers, senior programs, children’s programs, soup kitchens, and more.

Family ConnectionS

Family Connections will use its grant dollars to purchase a variety of psychological and educational counseling services for 144 adults and children. The programs are directed at families in high-conflict divorce or separation situations.

The Center for Violence-Free Relationships
(formerly the El Dorado Women’s Center)

The Center is going to use its grant money for the “Safe Now” program, which includes crisis counseling and support, advocacy with social services and the criminal justice system, and food and shelter for 60 days for women and children escaping a violent environment.