Each quarter the Fremont Bank Foundation makes numerous grants to local nonprofit organizations for the implementation of their extraordinary visions. In the second quarter of 2017, the Fremont Bank Foundation made 36 grants for a total of $191,775.00. Below are some of the noteworthy causes that were supported.
Union City Police Department – National Night Out
Union City Police Department hosted four large block parties at Veterans Memorial Park, Accinelli Park, Town Estates Park and 10th Street on August 1, 2017 as part of the National Night Out Against Crime program. It's a wonderful opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie. While the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence, National Night Out represents the kind of spirit, energy and determination to help make neighborhoods a safer place year round.
Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
Crisis Support Services of Alameda County's volunteers and interns are working harder than ever to reach out and offer support to people of all ages and backgrounds during times of crisis, to work to prevent the suicide of those who are actively suicidal, and to offer hope and caring during times of hopelessness. Fremont Bank Foundation provided support to hold volunteer appreciation events for the more than 200 Crisis Line volunteers and clinical interns.
LIFE ElderCare enrolls 220+ older adults each year from Fremont, Newark, Union City, Hayward and Castro Valley in their Fall Prevention Program. This program is unique in that it targets and provides opportunities for those who have a very difficult time accessing or are unable to access group-based services through their local senior centers and community centers. LIFE ElderCare brings the program to them where they live with the help of Samuel Merritt University Public Health nursing students.
Contra Costa County Library - Career Online High School (COHS)
The Contra Costa County Library is offering the opportunity for adults to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through COHS. This is a life-changing opportunity for adults who want to earn their high school diploma and enhance their career opportunities; but who have scheduling, transportation or child care challenges that preclude them from attending an in-person class.
The Fremont Bank Foundation is an independent, private, grant-making foundation that is solely funded by Fremont Bank. For more information about all the grants given out in 2017, visit our Recent Grants webpage.