The trustees of the Harriet H. Samuelsson Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $670,000 to 16 local non-profit organizations providing remote and in-person services to youth and adolescents during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Grants ranged from $10,000 to $85,000, and were allocated locally:
$45,000 to CAREGIVERS: Volunteers Assisting the Elderly for matching a teen volunteer with a senior to assist with indoor and outdoor home maintenance, lawn mowing, window washing, vacuuming, laundry, and home organization
$45,000 to Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation for new adjustable bassinettes and cribettes with digital monitors for infant resuscitation at Community Memorial Hospital
$15,000 to Step Up Ventura, Inc., to recruit, train and coach volunteers to read twice a week to children impacted by homelessness to promote pre-literacy activities, increase language and cognitive reasoning skills, and support healthy social, emotional, and behavioral development
Grants are awarded in the spring and fall of each year. The deadline for letters of interest for Fall 2022 grants is September 30, 2022. For more information about the Harriet H. Samuelsson Foundation, including instructions on how to apply for a grant, please visit the Foundation’s website at www.samuelssonfoundation.org.