Please note:  As of September 2014, The CFOS Foundation no longer accepts unsolicited grants.

 

Amara

L-NP-Amara-2015-2 A $50,000 grant to Amara, the second grant to the organization in five years.  This grant will help fund both short-term emergency services and permanent placements for children in foster care.

Treehouse

Treehouse-log A $15,000 grant to TreeHouse.  This grant will support TreeHouse’s programs to help students in foster care experience success in school and in life.

 

TeamChild

TeamChild A $61,000 grant to TeamChild, over a three year period.  This grant will assist TeamChild in their mission to provide legal services and advocacy to court-involved youth.

 

Kindering

kindering_logo2A  maximum of $100,000 in funding and in-kind services to Kindering. This grant will help fund the growth of Kindering’s CHERISH program, which provides support to infants and toddlers in foster care and their foster families, in order to strengthen attachment and train foster parents to recognize and respond to the special needs of traumatized children.  This grant will be given over a three year period, with the first year being a challenge grant to encourage other entities to join us in funding Kindering.

 Global Visionaries

L-NP-GlobalVisionariesThe CFOS Foundation has joined with other local foundations to open attendance by foster kids to the Global Visionaries youth leadership program.  Our partners in this project were Treehouse, The Seattle Foundation, and Seattle International Foundation.

 

 

Prior to late 2012, the CFOS Foundation was focused on at-risk children’s issues, both in and out of the foster care system. Past grants shown below are not necessarily representative of current grant-making guidelines.

Art with Heart

L-NP-ArtwithHeart2A $20,000 grant to Art with Heart, a nonprofit helping children and teens facing trauma or mental health issues through the power of creativity and self expression. Art with Heart’s books and programs are based on therapies that are effective in helping improve emotional wellness and reducing the potentially damaging impact of stress.

Amara Parenting

L-NP-AmaraParenting2A $15,000 grant to Amara (formerly Medina Children’s Services).  Amara  is an independent, nonprofit organization that has been providing services to families and children since 1921.  In just the last three years , Amara found loving, permanent homes for 145 children from foster care. More than half of these children were siblings who found adoptive homes in which they could heal and grow up together.

Global Visionaries

GV-logo$11,000 to Global Visionaries (GV), which offers leadership training to high school students.   This grant will be used to fund GV’s efforts to increase retention of low-income and minority students throughout its programs, which empower youth from diverse socio-economic, ethnic, racial, and geographic backgrounds to become active leaders and global citizens who promote justice.

Mary’s Place

NP-logo-Marys-Place A $15,000 grant to Mary’s Place, the only day center in Seattle welcoming both women and their children. Mary’s Place is unique in that it empowers women to take control of their lives by first providing for basic needs such as hygiene, shelter, food, and clothing; and then by giving them access to tools, information, support groups, and resources to find employment, housing, medical and/or financial services.

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