Funding priorities

Funding Priorities

Recent Grants

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2023 - The May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

159

Total Grants

$20,140,417

Total Awarded

$126,669

Avg Award Size

The list below details all grants approved since 2019, representing the Trust’s current interests. The list can be filtered by Funding Priority.

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Organization Location Program Year Amount Duration Purpose
Beyond Emancipation Oakland, CA Foster Youth 2024 $150,000 2 years To support foster youth as they transition to adulthood
California Youth Connection Emeryville, CA Foster Youth 2024 $250,000 2 years To develop foster youths' leadership and advocacy skills
Channel Islands YMCA Youth and Family Services Carpinteria, CA Foster Youth 2024 $70,000 2 years To provide comprehensive services to foster and homeless youth
Fostering Media Connections Los Angeles, CA Foster Youth 2024 $150,000 2 years To deepen understanding of child welfare, youth justice, and youth homelessness issues
Friends of the Children - National Office Portland, OR Foster Youth 2024 $200,000 2 years To provide long-term one-on-one mentoring and support to at-risk youth and their families
Greater Horizons Kansas City, MO Foster Youth 2024 $100,000 1 year To support a pooled fund which distributes grants to programs that promote educational success for foster youth
National Low Income Housing Coalition Washington, DC Foster Youth 2024 $150,000 1 year To prevent evictions and ensure housing stability for low-income households
Sanctuary of Hope Los Angeles, CA Foster Youth 2024 $100,000 2 years To provide comprehensive support services to transition-age youth in South Los Angeles
The Mockingbird Society Seattle, WA Foster Youth 2024 $200,000 2 years To provide leadership development and advocacy training to foster and homeless youth
YMCA of San Diego County San Diego, CA Foster Youth 2024 $100,000 2 years To support kinship caregivers in San Diego County
Adoptive Families Association of British Columbia Vancouver, BC Canada Foster Youth 2023 $100,000 2 years To support foster youth and adoptive families in British Columbia
Advancement Through Opportunity and Knowledge Inc. Los Angeles, CA Foster Youth 2023 $150,000 2 years To support foster youth to graduate high school and succeed in post-secondary education
Bay Area Legal Aid Oakland, CA Foster Youth 2023 $300,000 2 years To provide civil legal assistance to homeless and former foster youth
Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation Fullerton, CA Foster Youth 2023 $50,000 1 year To support foster youth to graduate from college
CASA of Los Angeles Monterey Park, CA Foster Youth 2023 $100,000 2 years To provide foster youth with trained volunteers who serve as advocates and mentors
CASA of Yellowstone County Billings, MT Foster Youth 2023 $60,000 2 years To provide foster youth with trained volunteers to serve as advocates and mentors
Children Now Oakland, CA Foster Youth 2023 $200,000 2 years To support policies and practices that enhance child well-being
Children's Advocacy Institute San Diego, CA Foster Youth 2023 $150,000 2 years To ensure the interests of foster youth are adequately addressed in court and in legislation
Children's Rights New York, NY Foster Youth 2023 $250,000 2 years To ensure youth are safe and supported when in out-of-home care
Covenant House Alaska Anchorage, AK Foster Youth 2023 $250,000 2 years To support Alaska's youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
Denver Indian Family Resource Center Denver, CO Foster Youth 2023 $75,000 1 year To support and strengthen Native American families and prevent child welfare involvement
FosterClub Seaside, OR Foster Youth 2023 $250,000 2 years To connect current and former foster youth to resources and support foster youth leaders to advocate for policy change
Imagine Los Angeles Inc. Los Angeles, CA Foster Youth 2023 $250,000 2 years To help individuals and families understand and navigate local, state, and federal benefits
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco, CA Foster Youth 2023 $100,000 2 years To support immigrant children and families involved in, or eligible for, child welfare services
John Burton Advocates for Youth San Francisco, CA Foster Youth 2023 $110,000 1 year To assist California's foster and homeless youth access education and housing
Juma Ventures San Francisco, CA Foster Youth 2023 $100,000 1 year To help foster youth gain job experience and prepare them for careers
Jumping Mouse Children's Center Port Townsend, WA Foster Youth 2023 $100,000 2 years To provide therapy to at-risk children and support for their caregivers
Just In Time for Foster Youth San Diego, CA Foster Youth 2023 $150,000 2 years To support foster youth to become independent and self-sufficient
Kindering Bellevue, WA Foster Youth 2023 $160,000 2 years To support the social and emotional development of infants and toddlers in foster care
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco, CA Foster Youth 2023 $300,000 2 years To support homeless youth and youth at-risk of homelessness in San Francisco
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley San Jose, CA Foster Youth 2023 $160,000 2 years To provide legal education and free civil legal services for transition-age foster youth
Legal Services for Children San Francisco, CA Foster Youth 2023 $350,000 2 years To provide free legal representation and social work services to children and youth
National Indian Child Welfare Association Portland, OR Foster Youth 2023 $100,000 1 year To support Native families involved, or at risk of involvement, with child welfare systems
New Avenues for Youth Portland, OR Foster Youth 2023 $200,000 2 years To support youth who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness
New Door Ventures San Francisco, CA Foster Youth 2023 $125,000 1 year To prepare youth for success in work and life through job training and education support
New Mexico Child Advocacy Networks Albuquerque, NM Foster Youth 2023 $150,000 2 years To support youth impacted by foster care, homelessness, or the juvenile justice system
RightWay Foundation Los Angeles, CA Foster Youth 2023 $50,000 1 year To provide employment, housing support, and trauma-informed mental health services for foster youth
San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA Foster Youth 2023 $40,000 1 year To support foster youth to succeed in and graduate from college
SOAR for Youth Berkeley, CA Foster Youth 2023 $80,000 2 years To support foster youth to graduate from high school and enroll in college
The Teen Project Inc. Sun Valley, CA Foster Youth 2023 $100,000 1 year To provide drug treatment, housing, and support to former foster youth and homeless youth
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