Club Awards Grants
The Kiwanis Club of Alameda recently awarded grants to 11 local nonprofits. The grant recipients included Alameda Boys & Girls Club for the “Keystone” Character and Leadership Program for high school aged youth; Alameda Education Foundation in support of Equipped 4 Success; Alameda Food Bank for their fresh milk program; Alameda Homeless Network in support of Midway Shelter; and the Alameda Music Project for their after school music program at Maya Lin Elementary.
The Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter received a grant to purchase radios for communication within their operations. Girls Inc. of the Island City received support for its Eureka! career path program; along with Rhythmix Cultural Works for its performance art and learning program; Alameda Point Collaborative for the City View Skate Park lighting and improvements; Alameda Family Services for senior programs; Alameda Homeless Network for the Midway Shelter; and the Close Up Foundation for Academy of Alameda civic education program for youth.
The grants were awarded during an evening dinner meeting at the Elks Lodge. Recipients discussed their organizations and how the grants would help to fund their community outreach and programs for youth, seniors and animals.
Awards were presented by grant chair Ed Kofman and Kiwanis President Denise Gasti.
Kiwanis is an organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child at a time. For more information about Kiwanis visit www.alamedakiwans.org.