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Announcing our Foundation’s latest gifts
In the past month, the John Aaroe Group Community Foundation awarded grants to fourteen remarkable organizations and events devoted to rescuing and placing endangered dogs, ending grueling diseases, nourishing those battling critical illness, helping children and seniors thrive, and so much more. We are proud to be a part of their vital efforts.

Safe Place for Youth offers care and support to homeless young people through assertive street outreach, low-barrier drop-in services, case management, education and employment assistance, health and wellness programs, and advocacy. 

Reading Opens Minds promotes literacy in at-risk communities through book clubs that use the shared experience of reading and discussion to nurture self-worth, foster empathy, encourage meaningful communication and increase sense of community.

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services is a mental health and welfare agency with 11 locations in Southern California. For over 115 years, it has nurtured hope, healing, and the chance to thrive for people of all ages facing serious life challenges. 

AbilityFirst provides a range of programs designed to help people with disabilities achieve their personal best throughout their lives, and to guide them in successfully transitioning from childhood to adulthood focusing beyond disabilities to capabilities.

TreePeople inspires and supports people of LA to join in planting and caring for trees, harvesting rain, and renewing depleted landscapes. It works with communities, volunteer leaders and government agencies to create a thriving Los Angeles.

Project Angel Food feeds and nourishes people battling critical illness by delivering delicious, nutrient-packed meals directly to their homes. Recipes are medically tailored to offer optimum benefits, enabling clients to focus on healing with strength and dignity.

MAPS Charities assists disadvantaged seniors and their families in LA County with funds for solutions that allow them to remain safe and independent. Help includes home care and home health, elder law, residential placement, moving transitions and more.

Jericho Road Pasadena connects volunteer experts in fields from strategic planning to marketing and IT with nonprofits that offer critical services to underserved people in their communities. Getting these services free of charge allows staffs to focus on services.

Atwater Park Center has provided quality educational and therapeutic programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers since 1967. Its play-based curriculum encourages creativity, problem solving, collaboration with peers and communication skills. 

Walk to Defeat ALS has raised over $239,100,000 since its inception to support a spectrum of care for people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease, and help fund ALS research projects around the world. 

Walk to End Alzheimers is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Of the top ten diseases causing death the US, only Azheimer’s cannot be prevented, cured or slowed. Contribution in memory of Mary Baldwin.

Marley’s Mutts is a non-profit that rescues, rehabilitates, trains and re-homes death row dogs from Kern County’s high-kill animal shelters. Through the power of the human-canine bond, the rescued dogs transform the lives of those who adopt them. 

Reversed Rescue seeks to save as many pit bulls as possible and place them in loving homes, and work toward a no kill future in shelters across California. It also operates a hotline to report neglect, abuse, fight rings and backyard pit bull breeders.

Southern California Children’s Museum is a growing grassroots effort to provide play-based activities that spark excitement and a real sense of wonder. It seeks to help fill the void in arts, culture, and nature-based activities for kids in our communities.




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