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The Eisner Foundation Grants More Than $1.4 Million to Intergenerational Efforts

The Eisner Foundation Grants More Than $1.4 Million to Intergenerational Efforts

December 18, 2018

The Eisner Foundation announced today that it would award $1,435,000  through seven  grants in the final quarter of 2018. These grants represent the foundation’s continuing support of several key areas, including kinship care,  mentorship and education, all with an intergenerational focus.

“Throughout 2018, we’ve been pleased to support a wide range of exceptional intergenerational programs,” said Trent Stamp, CEO of The Eisner Foundation. “These grants to such a range of worthy organizations is a fitting close to the year.”

Friendship Foundation   was awarded $75,000 in program support for their intergenerational mentoring programs between seniors and youth with moderate to severe physical and mental disabilities in the South Bay.

GOALS  was granted $125,000 in general operating support to provide athletic and afterschool programming to low-income youth in the greater Anaheim area.

Public Counsel  received $50,000 in program support for the Families Forever Project, which will assist hundreds of grandparents in obtaining guardianship of vulnerable children in Los Angeles County.

Reading Partners  was awarded $135,000 in program support to recruit and train senior volunteers who will tutor low-income students across Los Angeles.

School on Wheels  was granted $150,000 in general operating support to recruit older tutors and provide educational support to thousands of homeless students.

Encore.org, recently named this year’s winner of the Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence, received $500,000 over two years in general operating support to mobilize adults over 50 to improve the prospects of the next generation, as well as bringing old and young together to tackle societal issues.

The Michael D. Eisner College of Education at California State University,  Northridge  was granted $400,000 over two years in general operating support to prepare future teachers, including many non-traditional students who are pursuing education as a second career.

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