Hacienda Helping Hands Awards Impact Grants to Organizations Serving the Community

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Hacienda Helping Hands has awarded three impact grants to organizations providing local services: Tri-Valley Haven, Tri-Valley Anti-Poverty Collaborative, and Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley. Tri-Valley Haven was given a $10,000 grant in support of their Holiday Program. Tri-Valley Anti-Poverty Initiative was given a $10,000 grant in support of their work to address issues of hidden poverty in the region. Senior Support of the Tri-Valley was granted $5,000 in support of their Health Screenings Program. Grants were made through a Donor Advised Fund held by the East Bay Community Foundation.

“Hacienda Helping Hands is wants to continue its investment in the community by supporting these organization’s great work,” said James Paxson, Hacienda’s general manager. “Our goal is to make these special grants in circumstances where our aid can make a difference in helping deserving organizations with special projects and initiatives accomplish their goals.”

“Thanks to Hacienda Helping Hands, Tri-Valley Haven staff and volunteers can rest easy knowing that the Holiday Project will continue with their help” exclaimed Ann King, MSW, Tri-Valley Haven Executive Director. ” When a very large corporate supporter was lost this year, Hacienda Helping Hands did exactly as their name suggests: they gave the Haven a helping hand by contributing $10,000. We are appreciative for all the years of support our former corporate sponsor offered to the project, and now it is time for new support. This Holiday Project assists over 2,000 people, offering food and gifts so that they can create their own celebration. Hacienda Helping Hands is enabling those 2,000+ people to have a nice holiday. Thank you!”

“The Tri-Valley Anti-Poverty Collaborate is grateful for this substantial donation” noted Kristi Miller, TVAPC Project Manager. “This award will promote increased capacity building, community impact, and sustainability for our work. The Collaborative is proceeding with initiatives in our four focus areas consisting of Housing, Health, Education and Food Security, and this grant will allow us to increase the reach of what we do through expanded community engagement to address poverty alleviation in the Tri-Valley.”

“On behalf of Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley Board of Directors, staff and especially the seniors we serve, we thank Hacienda Helping Hands for your generous support” commented Robert Taylor, Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley Executive Director. “Your gift of support for our programs means so much to us and the seniors we serve. We need and depend on wonderful community-based agencies such as Hacienda Helping Hands to help us serve the ever-growing population of seniors.”

About Tri-Valley Haven
Now in its fourth decade, Tri-Valley Haven continues to be a vital community resource serving adults and children who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, or homelessness. They are a safe place, above all, for people who need to be protected before they can begin moving forward. They offered a place that is committed to doing more than merely healing a life that’s hurting; they are committed to helping strengthen that life, and building a culture of personal empowerment for those who are most vulnerable. For details on assistance opportunities for the Holiday Program, please contact Ann King or Ralph Johnson. Learn more at: www.trivalleyhaven.org.

About Tri-Valley Anti-Poverty Collaborative
TVAPC was formed in 2014 to address hidden, suburban poverty in the Tri-Valley. Areas of focus include housing, health, education and food access. Members of the TVAPC are individuals working in local and county government, schools, non-profit organizations, faith-based groups, philanthropic organizations as well as residents and members of the business community. The TVAPC holds regular convenings to promote partnerships and community education. TVAPC supports a community where struggling residents across the region can achieve a basic standard of living in housing, health care, nourishment, education and sustainable financial resources. TVAPC is open to new members and can be found on the web at www.tvapc.org and is on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Senior Support of the Tri-Valley
Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley’s (SSPTV’s) mission is to deliver free, comprehensive services and assistance to seniors aged 60 and older in the Tri-Valley to foster independence, promote well-being, preserve dignity, and improve quality of life. SSPTV provides a continuum of 17 senior services including case management, friendly visitor, health screening, medical appointment rides, mental health counseling, wellness/nutrition education, in-home and group exercise programs plus other services. For over 36 years, SSPTV has provided community-based services to older adults in Alameda County, especially in the Tri-Valley and this past year, SSPTV served 6,476 older adults within their programs. More information on this organization, and ways to donate, can be seen here: www.ssptv.org.

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. Learn more at www.hacienda.org/about/about-hacienda-helping-hands.

About East Bay Community Foundation
The Hacienda Helping Hands Fund is held by the East Bay Community Foundation (www.eastbaycf.org), 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.

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