2018 Board of Trustees Grants

2018 Board of Trustee's Grants

At their December 7, 2018 winter meeting, the​ Board of Trustees ​of Fox & Roach/Trident Charities approved ​32 grants​ for 2018 ​totaling $198,850 (a 7% increase over 2017). ​The recipient organizations listed below were awarded grants after meeting the Board’s grant guidelines as 501(c)(3) non-profits offering programs consistent with our mission and impacting communities in the markets Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach/Trident is represented (Greater Delaware Valley: Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware).

ANCHOR HOUSE

 

The mission of Anchor House is to provide a safe haven where abused, runaway, homeless, aging out and at risk youth and their families are empowered to succeed and thrive. Anchor House Shelter was founded in 1978 to move homeless and runaway youth off the streets of Trenton and reunite them with their family. Today, Anchor House Inc. provides shelter, school outreach, transitional and supportive housing, and street outreach to youth, ages 12 to 21 years of age, from Mercer County and throughout the state of New Jersey.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY

 

For more than 45 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. We are an affiliate of a national organization working to clear the path to a child’s biggest possible future. Joining parents with our staff, we match each child with a mentor to foster a friendship built on trust, learning and growth. Together, we are defenders of potential. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Vision is that all children achieve success in life. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally-supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

BRINGING HOPE HOME

 

Bringing Hope Home is a non-profit organization that provides Unexpected Amazingness to local Families with cancer through financial and emotional support. Through our Light of Hope Family Grant, we offer a one-time grant to pay essential household bills for Families with cancer. Since our inception in 2008, we have supported over 4,517 local Families with over $5.5 million dollars in assistance.

BUILD JAKE’S PLACE

 

Build Jake’s Place builds playgrounds for everybody, where children in wheelchairs and other assistive devices can play along side others with ease. It’s an integrated play area in which all children, those who are able and those with disabilities, can play interactively. The objective is to design an area that is barrier-free, socially inviting, and contains play environment groupings.

Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley

 

Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley is a local nonprofit organization providing free programs of emotional and social support, education and wellness activities to people with cancer, as well as their families, friends and caregivers.

CLARIFI

 

We create hope by helping people identify and secure the most important assets in their lives. Whether it’s how to make—and stick to—a household budget, understand a mortgage, plan for school tuition or envision a secure retirement, Clarifi can people every step of the way. We’re here for everyone, without regard for economic status. It’s why we call what we do “financial planning for the rest of us.” Why Clarifi? The first thing we do with our clients is clear away the fog of financial uncertainty. Ultimately, our variety of services leads to Lifelong Financial Literacy.

COMMUNITY BIKE WORKS

 

Community Bike Works teaches life lessons through bicycles to the young people of Allentown and the Lehigh Valley who could benefit most. We serve 500 students each year in our Earn a Bike and Junior Earn a Bike programs, which are offered at our Allentown and East Allentown bike shop, at schools in the Allentown and Bethlehem school districts, and at the Orefield campus of KidsPeace. ​In Earn a Bike, students learn bike mechanics and safety while practicing reading, writing, teamwork and work ethic skills. And of course, at the end of class, they earn their refurbished bicycle and a new helmet! Other programs include Earn a Book, Afternoon Drop-in, and Youth Leadership. We also offer a range of cycling programs, including recreational rides, road riding, track cycling, and mountain biking. The capstone of a student’s experience is our Youth Apprentice program, in which students who have served as youth volunteers earn their first paycheck as members of the Community Bike Works staff. Once engaged in Earn a Bike, students may participate in our full range of programs until they turn 18. All of our programs are offered at no cost to families.

COMMUNITY CENTER AT VISITATION

 

We are committed to providing a safe place for community outreach, continuous education, and recreation among the diverse cultural communities of Kensington and its surrounding neighborhoods. Serving as a “Beacon of Hope,” the Center embraces and celebrates this community with particular regard for nurturing the potential of its youth, senior, and immigrant populations. We provide the community with opportunities to learn, grow and develop into citizens who are ultimately responsible for changing their environment. Our goal is to introduce new programs and concepts that will be embraced by all the local residents and then shared among their families and friends. CCV is a “safe place” for children and youth to grow into outstanding adults.

Cradles to Crayons

 

Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. They supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.

Delaware Hospice

 

The purpose of Delaware Hospice is to foster dignity, peace and comfort during a person’s final days while providing the highest quality hospice and healthcare services and serving as a trusted community partner in end-of-life education and support.

DIGNITY HOUSING

 

Established in 1988, Dignity Housing is the first housing and supportive services program in the nation to be founded and guided by homeless people and activists. Since its inception, Dignity has provided both quality affordable housing and supportive services to thousands of people – primarily single African American women and their children. Dignity has cultivated an individualized services approach to meeting the complex needs of homeless individuals and families. Dignity currently manages an inventory of 58 units of affordable housing concentrated in Northwest Philadelphia. Dignity’s mission is to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty that confronts low-income families and individuals in the City of Philadelphia. We provide safe, affordable housing, while promoting self-sufficiency, and creating opportunities beyond expectations.

GESU SCHOOL

 

Gesu School strives, without selective admissions, to provide a quality, innovative education for its neighbor children in North Philadelphia to empower them to break the cycle of poverty and violence.

Habitat for Humanity of Chester County

 

Habitat’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Inter-Faith Housing Alliance

 

Inter-Faith Housing Alliance provides charitable services to persons and families in the community whose life situations have become unstable. Community-based programs are designed to bridge homelessness and independence, leading to achievement of self-sufficiency.

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF ATLANTIC & CAPE MAY COUNTIES

 

Jewish Family Service motivates and empowers people to realize their potential to achieve personal goals and enhance their quality of life through a wide range of supports regardless of their religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age or background. Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties is a multi-service family counseling agency dedicated to promoting, strengthening and preserving individual, family, and community well-being.

Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund

 

The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund helps families caring for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and injuries. They provide financial assistance for needs not covered by insurance, respite programs, and non-cash items to families in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware and advocate for and provide education and information to families nationwide.

MANNA

 

MANNA uses nutrition to improve health for people with serious illnesses who need nourishment to heal. By providing medically tailored meals and nutrition education, we empower people to improve their health and quality of life. MANNA is a leader in evidence-based nutrition services, bringing together dietitians, chefs, drivers, and thousands of volunteers to cook and deliver nutritious, medically appropriate meals and provide nutrition counseling to neighbors who are battling life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, renal disease, and HIV/AIDS. From hands-on cooking classes and nutrition counseling to the delivery of 3 meals a day, 7 days a week, MANNA provides nourishment, hope, and healing to the Greater Philadelphia area, Southern New Jersey, and beyond.

NATIONAL LIBERTY MUSEUM

 

The National Liberty Museum is committed to giving students, teachers and families access to our inspirational heroes exhibits, reflective artwork, and engaging programs that bring people together and provoke thought and dialogue about liberty.
The young people we serve with our character and civic education programs learn critical 21st century skills – leadership, empathy, social skills, and critical thinking – that underpin academic success, responsible citizenship, and, ultimately, the health of liberty.

NUEVA ESPERANZA

 

The Nueva Esperanza program is focused on children and families who are going through the most stressful circumstances imaginable. Having lost everything, they have relocated to an unfamiliar city where they may not speak the language and lack the resources to obtain housing, employment, or the other necessities of life. This program will have a profound impact on the lives of the Puerto Rican refugee clients served. Through our counseling, educational, workforce development, and other programs, we are helping them to establish sustainable lives here in Philadelphia.

The PHILADELPHIA EDUCATION FUND

 

Through our College Access Program (CAP), PEF aids 1,270 underprivileged Philadelphia youth in grades 9-12 each year, helping them progress through and complete high school and be prepared to access and achieve success in college and careers. Students served by this program come from five high-poverty, low graduation rate public high schools, and their average household income is just $17,500.

RESCUE MISSION OF TRENTON

 

The Rescue Mission of Trenton serves the truly needy men and women who have no place to turn for shelter, food, and clothing. The Mission provides a safe, clean, warm, refuge for the homeless, the hungry, the transient and the addicted.

RESPOND, INC.

 

Respond, Inc. is a voluntary, not for profit (501) (c) (3) agency created by community residents to enhance and promote the economic independence and general welfare of individuals and families residing in Camden City and county. This mission is carried forth in the provision of comprehensive services in child care, a senior adult center, programs for homeless adults, rental housing and home ownership, youth services, employment, economic development, job training and associated programs that help people help themselves.

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE PHILADELPHIA

 

The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House supports families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope. Their programs include two Ronald McDonald Houses, two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a Hospitality Kiosk at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and a Ronald McDonald Camp.

SILVER SPRINGS MARTIN LUTHER SCHOOL

 

Silver Springs – Martin Luther School provides a range of specialized services and support for children who struggle with emotional and behavioral challenges. Through special education, foster family care, and residential and community-based mental health services, we offer opportunities for children and families to learn, to heal, and to reach for brighter tomorrows.

SquashSmarts

 

SquashSmarts is dedicated to improving the lives of underserved youth from Philadelphia public schools by providing intensive, long-term academic tutoring and squash instruction, while imparting high standards of personal integrity, health and fitness, and service to the community.

St. Patrick’s Center

 

St. Patrick’s Center provides emergency food, meals, respite for the homeless, clothing, transportation, and recreational activities for people in need on Wilmington’s east side. Our services are provided in a welcoming, dignified, respectful, and caring environment. We recognize that people require more than just basic needs – a person’s desire to be respected and accepted is not diminished because they are poor and that desire does not fade as they become elderly.

TAIL OF VALOR PAWS OF HONOR

 

Our program is designed to address the normal behavior and needs of the canine while addressing the symptoms of PTSD and TBI. Each particular activity, command or exercise correlates to symptoms, known or unknown, to the Veteran. This program will not only provide the therapy needed to cope with reestablishing social living, but it will also provide a new purpose of commitment in life. We believe providing a non-medicinal therapy with the standard medical protocols of today, will reduce symptoms and enhance the treatment for other psychological issues. All of our dogs, who are named in honor of a fallen soldier, are rescued and trained with Trainers and Volunteers for a 16 to 20 month period learning more than 100 exposures of everyday living and more than 40 commands. Our program is designed to help two lives, (The rescued dog and the Veteran) while inspiring countless others and works on private funding and donations as we are a 501c3 organization. We believe that valid intervention will lead to increased long-term behavioral development that is positive for the Veteran and their families. Our dogs offer opportunities for the Veterans to interact with members of the community and experience positive interactions with society. Training requires positive emotions for success which will help the emotionally detached improve social skills. Our commitment to canine and veteran is a lifetime.

THE GARAGE COMMUNITY AND YOUTH CENTER

 

The Garage Community and Youth Center serves approximately 500 students annually. Of the students who utilize The Garage, approximately 69% are Latino and from economically depressed households with parents who work long hours and face numerous language and cultural challenges; these students lacked the home academic support needed to overcome these challenges because the majority of their parents do not speak English and have not completed their own secondary education. Another 7% of students are African American, the majority of whom come from single parent and economically disadvantaged households – many in which neither the mother nor the father is the primary caretaker. The remaining 24% are Caucasian or mixed race primarily coming from low-income, divorced parents, and/or disadvantaged households. We also serve a number of high-risk youth, including those at risk of dropping out of school and who have been in trouble with law enforcement. The students who come to The Garage face substantial struggles and are looking for support to navigate through complex issues such as domestic violence, dysfunctional homes, addiction, desire to drop out of school, cutting, teen pregnancy, peer pressure related to drugs/alcohol/sex, language barriers, and peer/familial discouragement regarding academic achievement.

TURNING POINTS FOR CHILDREN

 

Turning Points for Children envisions a thriving community for all. Turning Points for Children brings social and health services to vulnerable people. Our work is built on the foundations of wellness, safety, diversity and collaboration. We believe in the power of resilience and possibility. For more than 175 years, we have served youth and families in Philadelphia. In the earliest years, services were primarily related to placement (foster care, group homes, residential treatment and adoption). With the beginning of family support services in the early 1970’s, the legacy agencies to Turning Points for Children began to provide in-home and community-based services. Chronic poverty is at the root of many of the issues our families face, so our prevention programs are designed to look especially at difficult family relationships, child abuse and neglect, teen pregnancy, high dropout rates, unemployment and inadequate health care.

Urban Promise New Jersey

 

Since 1988 our mission at UrbanPromise has been to equip Camden’s children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, and spiritual growth. We strive to fulfill this mission through after-school programs, summer camps, two schools, experiential learning, job training, and a host of other programs that challenge youth to develop and realize their potential.

Urban Promise Wilmington

 

The mission of Urban Promise Wilmington is to equip children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, personal growth and servant leadership.

West End Neighborhood House

 

West End Neighborhood House has been improving the lives of an ethnically, economically and culturally diverse community since 1883. In 2016, the agency served over 10,000 individuals. West End provides assistance through outcomes-driven programming, using innovative solutions to resolve complex social challenges throughout Delaware. West End is a registered 501c3 organization, whose mission is to help individuals achieve self-sufficiency, reach and maintain their maximum potential, and live responsibly and harmoniously in a healthy community and complex world.