Our 2019 Grant Recipients
This year the Beth Longwell Foundation awarded grants to four Bay Area agencies. Recipients of Foundation grants exemplify Beth's visions and hopes for advancement in non-smoking lung cancer research, grief support for those who have lost a loved one, education, and the arts. The following are the Foundation's 2019 grant recipients:
Alum Rock Counseling Center, San Jose, CA
The Alum Rock Counseling Center (ARCC) delivers programs designed to keep at-risk youth safe, attending school and living lives that are free of juvenile justice and dependency systems, substance abuse and violence. The Foundation’s grant will support the Ocala Mentoring Program which provides at-risk middle school students with academic and emotional support with the goal of preventing them from falling into a cycle of school failure and delinquency. Program services include group and one-on-one mentoring, life skills classes, counseling, family engagement and enrichment activities. ARCC is a four-time grant recipient and received a grant of $4,000.
Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, San Carlos, CA
The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation(ALCF) is devoted exclusively to eradicating lung cancer through research, awareness, education, early detection, and treatment. ALCF is currently conducting the Epidemiology of Young Lung Cancer (EoYLC) Study which is an initiative to identify the clinical characteristics and potential risk factors for lung cancer in individuals under the age of 40. The Foundation’s grant will be used to support continued development/testing of an epidemic logical questionnaire, electronic consenting and electronic data capture systems for the study. ALCF is a six-time grant recipient and received a grant of $7,000.
Community School of Music and Arts, Mountain View, CA
The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) is dedicated to making the arts and arts education accessible to all, regardless of age, skill level, background or financial means. The Foundation’s grant will support its Art4School program in the Oak Grove School District in San Jose, CA. The Art4Schools program provides art lessons during the regular school day to all TK-5th grade students enrolled in a total of seven elementary schools across the districts. CSMA is an eight-time grant recipient and received a grant of $3,000.
Kara, Palo Alto, CA
Kara provides hope, healing, and grief support for people who are coping with death and dying. These services are provided at no cost. The Foundation’s grant will support Camp Erin, a weekend long grief support camp for children ages 6 to 17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. Camp Erin provides intensive grief support in a fun environment to kids that are not able to access ongoing grief support. Kara is a twelve-time grant recipient and received a grant of $7,000.