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 2018, the Fremont Bank Foundation made 19 grants for a total of $359,500.00. Below are some of the noteworthy causes that were supported.
Alameda County Library Foundation
This grant was in support of the Summer Reading Game reaching nearly 15,000 individuals to help prevent deterioration in reading skills that often happen during the long school break. The Summer Reading Program provides a fun, low-cost–but highly effective–way to maintain, and often improve, reading skills over the summer.
In honor of two great community leaders and their impact on early childhood education, Fremont Bank Foundation supported the new Esther E. Hobbs Center and the new Paul B. Miller Center. More than 130 pre-school aged children from the Fremont community will be served in six new classrooms in the Child Development Centers.
Wardrobe for Opportunity (WFO)
WFO empowers low-income individuals from across the Bay Area with acquiring interview skills, professional clothing and the career support they need to become economically self-sufficient. In addition to training and workforce readiness, WFO accepts and redistributes professional clothing for those interviewing for and starting jobs. Fremont Bank Foundation provided funding to purchase women’s plus size clothing and men’s belts and shoes. These are some of the most needed and least often donated items.
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 2018, visit our Recent Grants webpage.