Our 2022 Grant Recipients
In 2022 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 2022 grant recipients:
Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute, San Carlos, CA
The Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute is an international research consortium dedicated to accelerating novel research advancements to lung cancer patients. The Foundation's grant will be used to help fund the Epidemiology of Young Lung Cancer (EoYLC) Study. The study seeks to discover the unique drivers of lung cancer in the adolescent and young adult (AYA) population. The current EoYLC Study research is working to identify lifestyle, environmental and genetic risk factors associated with the development of young lung cancer.
Community School of Music and Arts, Mountain View, CA
The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) is the largest non-profit provider of art and music education programs in both Santa Clara and San Mateo counites. This year's BLF grant will support weekly sequential art classes during the regular school day to approximately 3,800 elementary students at nine schools in the Alum Rock Union School district.
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 supported this year's Camp Kara and Kara's Youth and Family Services program. The grant allowed Kara to serve nearly 80 children and teens (and their families). These programs provide healing space for children and teens navigating the death of a parent, sibling, or significant person in their life.
Project Commotion, San Francisco, CA
Project Commotion is a vibrant community space which strives to support under-served families of children with special needs, as well as caretakers and educators, through the development of physical, sensory, and self-awareness. Using multi-sensory play and movement activities, this innovative program connects the dots between stimulating movement and academic learning. The program operates year-round and targets low-income, high-needs children, many of whom struggle in school and at home.