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More Than $200,000 in Grants to Promote Emotional, Behavioral Health in Preteens


PALO ALTO, Calif. – The board of directors of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health has awarded more than $200,000 in grants to children’s health organizations in the Bay Area, foundation President David Alexander, MD, has announced.

“We’re pleased to continue supporting these well-established children’s health programs, and the work they do on behalf of preteens,” Alexander said.

The foundation’s new grants, totaling $215,000, support four nonprofit organizations that offer programs for preteens, ages 9-13. All have received previous grants from the foundation.

After-School All-Stars of Greater San Jose: $25,000 for Middle School Counseling and Transition Services, a program that will provide counseling to meet the emotional needs of students most at-risk of dropping out of school, and help students and parents prepare for the transition to high school.

Bay Area Partnership: $15,000 for the Funding Sources Project, which will provide two workshops offering concrete, practical information about five public funding streams that have been used successfully by After School Education and Safety and 21st Century Community Learning Center grantees. The grant includes funding for follow-up coaching for San Mateo and Santa Clara after school programs that attend the workshops.

Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents: $150,000 over two years for the Resiliency Consultation Program, which aims to promote preteen students’ social and emotional wellness by strengthening connectedness among teachers and other school staff with students and their families. The program also provides classroom coaches to help teachers implement strategies for managing high-risk youth.

Friends Outside in Santa Clara County: $25,000 for the Youth Program, a year-round, comprehensive after-school program for preteens with incarcerated family members in Santa Clara County.

Since December 2000, the foundation has awarded 396 grants, totaling $35,691,914 to 173 different nonprofit organizations.

The foundation is a public charity whose mission is to elevate the priority of children’s health and increase the quality and accessibility of children’s health care through leadership and direct investment. For more information about the foundation’s community grantmaking program, call (650) 736-0675, or visit