Hunters Point Family
The inaugural recipient of our Community Investment Grant, Hunters Point Family focuses on providing holistic programs supporting at-risk youth and young adults living in Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco. The San Francisco Police Officers Association was proud to award this incredible community organization with a grant that support the GIRLS 2000 community garden program, which aims to promote youth leadership and provide nutritious food in a historically food insecure neighborhood. The positive social and health outcomes of this program will be felt by generations to come.
Cayuga Community Connectors
At the heart of the mission of our second grant recipient is bringing the community together, making this organization a wonderful fit for our program. The Caygua Community Connectors aim to "change strangers into neighbors and neighbors into friends." Our grant supports the Cayuga Senior Citizen Disaster Relief Backpack Project, in which high school students and local seniors will plan, orchestrate and assemble approximately 300 disaster relief backpacks to be distributed to seniors who are living alone. This program, which kicks off in April, elevates public safety and disaster preparedness, while at the same time providing opportunities for multiple generations of San Franciscans to connect with one another.
Tenderloin Safe Passage (TLSP)
Tenderloin Safe Passage (TLSP) is a community effort to build a culture of safety that works to help people feel safe and be safe through their involvement in this effort. The POA Community Investment Grant will help pilot a Safe Passage Senior during the summer of 2016 that will provide a free, proactive personal safety training to seniors and senior-serving agencies. The grant will also fund stipends to our paid Roaming Team, comprised of at least 10 multilingual, multigenerational residents that would lead daily walking clubs and provide an escort service to groups of seniors attending programs.
The Police Officers Association’s Community Investment Grant is a $5,000 donation to worthwhile neighborhood and community groups throughout San Francisco. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis to a community nonprofit or neighborhood organization to fund -- based on merit and need -- those projects that foster positive experiences for children and the surrounding community like park equipment, urban beautification, and sports equipment.