The San Ramon Valley Kiwanis Foundation recently presented $31,000 in grants to local nonprofits during a breakfast event at the Round Hill Country Club in Alamo.
This year, the foundation awarded grants to 37 area nonprofit agencies ranging from $250 to $2,500, with presentations made during the morning ceremony June 2.
A grant was awarded to the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation for issuing to deserving projects that the Education Foundation chooses to recognize. First-time grant recipients this year were the Sentinels of Freedom and Party In-Kindness.
Other recipients included Assistance Leagues of Amador Valley and Diablo Valley, Bay Area Crisis Nursery, Cancer Support Community, Care Parent Network of Contra Costa ARC, Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa, Contra Costa Interfaith Housing, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Diablo Valley Veterans Foundation and Diablo Valley Quilters.
More recipients included Discovery Counseling Center, Down Syndrome Connection, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, Hope Hospice, Inc., Hospice of the East Bay, Kiwanis House, Loaves & Fishes, Mobility Matters (formerly Senior Helpline Services), Moment by Moment, Monument Crisis Center and Museum of the San Ramon Valley.
Additional grant recipients were National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse, Nayeli Faith Foundation, New Day for Children, Ombundsman Services of Contra Costa, Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes, St. Timothy's Bicycle Program, San Ramon Library Foundation, SonRise Equestrian Foundation, Teen Esteem, The Taylor Family Foundation and We Care Services for Children.
The Kiwanis Club of the San Ramon Valley has awarded almost $750,000 through its grants programs since 1995, with funding primarily obtained through sponsorship in its annual 4th of July Parade in downtown Danville.
The group holds a weekly luncheon meeting every Thursday at noon at Black Bear Diner in Danville.
For additional information, visit the club's website.