PLEASANTON, Calif. — Hacienda Helping Hands has awarded two impact grants to organizations providing local services: Axis Community Health and The Assistance League of Amador Valley. Axis Communiyt Health was given a $10,000 grant in support of their new dental clinic. The Assistance League was given a $5,000 grant in support of their programs supporting children. Grants were made through a Donor Advised Fund held by the East Bay Community Foundation.
“Hacienda Helping Hands is pleased to offer our support to two highly worthy organizations,” said James Paxson, Hacienda’s general manager. “The purpose of our granting program is to find opportunities to lend our assistance to impactful activities happening in the community. Both Axis Community Health and the Assistance League of Amador Valley are doing work that is worthy of this support.”
“The dental team at Axis Community Health is especially grateful for the support of Hacienda Helping Hands, as these funds allowed us to modernize the x-ray equipment we use in our new dental clinic,” remarked Sue Compton, Axis Communith Health Executive Director. “In response to the enormous need in the community for dental services for low-income uninsured Tri-Valley residents, Axis opened a dental clinic in February 2019. Since opening, we have provided dental care for more than 1,000 low income Tri-Valley residents, with a special focus on children and pregnant women. Our upgraded x-ray equipment allows us to seamlessly connect dental x-rays with patient records, which also connects to our patients’ medical records, allowing us to fully coordinate the health needs of our patients.”
“The Assistance League of Amador Valley treasures the recent grant of $5,000 from Hacienda Helping Hands,” notes Rosiland Wright, Assitance Leaugue of Amador Valley representative. “This gift will considerably impact our effectiveness in the Tri-Valley in clothing needy children each year (a program that overall, has supported 5,500 children), in providing monthly food for Tri-Valley families and in supporting eye-examinations for pre-school children.”
About Axis Community Health
The mission of Axis Community Health is to provide quality, affordable, accessible, and compassionate health care services that promote the well-being of all members of the community. Axis is the sole provider of health care services for uninsured and underinsured community members.
About Assistance Laegue of Amador Valley
Assistance League of Amador Valley’s volunteers transforms the lives of children and adults through community programs.
About Hacienda Helping Hands
Hacienda Helping Hands supports community organizations in the following six key philanthropic areas: youth development and education, family strengthening, senior assistance, access to healthcare and healthy living, affordable housing and solutions to homelessness, and arts and culture. Over the last several years Hacienda Helping Hands has been able to distribute funds to organizations that addressed one or more of these philanthropic areas. Past recipients include: Axis Community Health, Alameda County Community Food Bank, Child Care Links, Buenas Vidas Youth Ranch, Open Heart Kitchen, La Familia, Sentinels of Freedom, Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center, and many more.
About East Bay Community Foundation
The Hacienda Helping Hands Fund is held by the East Bay Community Foundation, one of the largest sources of philanthropic support for the East Bay, managing more than 500 charitable funds and endowments. The East Bay Community Foundation transforms lives by harnessing financial capital, leadership and philanthropic expertise through the power of many: partnerships with individual donors, business, government, and private foundations.