The StubHub Foundation (a corporate advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation), in partnership with 50 Fund, the legacy fund of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, will be giving 20 Bay Area nonprofits each a $10,000 grant for their outstanding work supporting music, sports and arts programs for low-income kids . Each nonprofit is also eligible to win an additional $10k in funding for their project through StubHub’s Fan’s Choice program. The top five vote-getters through February 5th will receive the additional funding. Each project has been listed below and you can vote for your favorite one now through February 5th here.
America SCORES Bay Area (San Francisco)
Funding will support SCORES “Poetry Slam!” event at Everett Middle School held annually for our poet-athletes. They will experience poetry as literary performance and art form, and celebrate their capacity for self-expression by performing their original work for their teammates and family.
Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) (San Jose)
Funding will provide 10 scholarships to low-income students to participate and lead the implementation of a second phase for a multi-media youth mental health peer support campaign. Obtaining access to corporate and public leaders specialized training and opportunities to help them apply viable decision-making towards an integrated future where community needs are at the forefront of regional planning.
Bayview Opera House (San Francisco)
Funding will create an intensive eight-week Dare 2 Dream Arts Youth Enrichment program involving eight groups of up to 20 children each from Bayview elementary schools and community institutions. The program will offer a total 1,280 hours of arts education, delivered in 60-minute classes.
California Indian Museum and Cultural Center (Santa Rosa)
Funding will support the development of our TYA’s Native youth arts micro-enterprise in a one year project where Native youth ages 11-18 are plan a youth-led Native arts micro-enterprise to produce products for CIMCC’s Native Arts Gift Shop with support from CIMCC staff and Native artists.
Fam 1st Family Foundation (Oakland)
Founded by Marshawn Lynch and Josh Johnson, Fam 1st strives to uplift and empower youth in the Bay Area through hands-on learning opportunities.
Family Support Services of the Bay Area (Oakland)
Funding will be used to build a robust computer lab that will make video editing and graphic design skills accessible to the youth in the Kinship Youth Program. This will make computer services available to those whom have limited access to quality computers for even the most basic homework needs to help bridge the gap that faces low-income youth.
Giants Community Fund (San Francisco)
Funding will support the Junior Giants in supplying youth baseball programs with the equipment necessary to play baseball and softball for free, coed and noncompetitively making it all inclusive. This will serve as a vehicle in character development, education, health and bullying prevention to children that may not otherwise have access to programming during the summer months.
Girls on the Run of the Bay Area (San Francisco)
Funding will be used to launch a new initiative to develop women as leaders in our community, starting at a very young age. Our plan is to continue to develop past participants – girls that have completed the “Girls on the Run” confidence-building program – as leaders through “Girls on the Run 2.0: Continuing Leadership”. We would offer the girls leadership training, opportunities to learn about careers, by re-engaging them as volunteers in leadership positions with the organization.
Larkin Street Youth Services (San Francisco)
Funding will support the installation of a professional recording studio at our new service hub in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood.
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (San Francisco)
Funding will support the creation of a six-month Youth Printmaking class and a scholarship for low-income youth to attend. With the goal to connect the next generation of Mission Latinos to Printmaking, a traditional form crucial to the Chicano Movement.
Northern Light School (Oakland)
Funding will support the Northern Lights sports programs financially to cover expenses such as uniforms, equipment, entry fees, transportation, and more in order to provide opportunities for children regardless of their family’s financial situation to participate in athletics.
Old Skool Café (San Francisco)
Funding will provide low-income students literacy programs and arts education by providing two free events to 150 community residents building on our ongoing engagement of youth performers in our restaurant. Youth Speaks will empower public schools to build literacy, find their creative voices, and express themselves through spoken word and poetry.
Funding will support 25-30 low-income and at-risk youth who will organize a weekend of activities to commemorate African-American history as a way to learn important skills while also educating and energizing local residents. Activities during the weekend will include music and dance performances, panel discussions, and film screenings in an effort to engage as many people as possible.
Sacred Heart Nativity Schools (San Jose)
Funding will support the start-up efforts to form an athletic program including the purchase of uniforms, gear, renting of facilities, and coaches stipends. The project will benefit the 127 low-income boys and girls grades 6th-8th by providing them the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities.
San Jose Day Nursery (San Jose)
Funding will be used to purchase sports and physical education equipment for all of our preschool and pre-K classrooms and provide teacher training using the new equipment. This new project is based on Early Childhood CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health), which is an evidence-based, coordinated health program.
School of Arts and Culture at MHP (San Jose)
Funding will support the Instrument Loan Program (ILP) which allows greater access to music by loaning instruments to low-income students who would not otherwise be able to rent them. Instruments will also be refurbished and purchased new to provide for the 150 students that participate in music classes each year.
Sonoma Valley Education Foundation (Sonoma)
Funding will be used to purchase new instruments for the Valley Vibes Orchestra Program (ViVO) in Sonoma schools for an after school music program targeting at-risk socio-economically disadvantaged children who might never have the opportunity to receive music lessons.
The First Tee of San Francisco (San Francisco)
Funding will be used to subsidize all transportation costs for additional schools to participate in the Gold In Schools program, which teaches 4th and 5th graders life skills and golf activities at the Golden Gate Park Golf Course. Students will also be provided with a branded t-shirt and hat for participating in the program.
The Fit Kids Foundation (Redwood City)
Funding will be used to create two new after-school physical activity programs at Costano Elementary School in East Palo Alto. Fit Kids will provide one program for grades K-1 and one program for 2nd grade serving up to 25 children. The curriculum will focus on providing low-income youth whom lack access to meaningful PE during the day to access to 60 minutes of daily physical activity after school.
Tower Foundation of San Jose State University (San Jose)
Funding will support the SJSU’s School of Music and Dance/CMI: the String Project. The grant will allow SJSU to purchase instruments and musical equipment to provide training and nominal honoraria to SJSU Music Education majors. Allowing Music Education majors to teach twice weekly to students from two local elementary schools which do not currently provide music education.