José Luis López Carlos – Brigade fighting forest fires. Defense of Nixticuil forest


We have restored areas of the Nixticuil Forest, fought more than 200 forest fires caused by those who want to destroy it, and created conservation activities to help maintain the ecological balance, preservation of biodiversity, protection of aquifers and capture of carbon dioxide with no support from the government.

Stronger to Serve – Project Becoming our Best Challenge


Pairing fitness and service, Project Becoming our Best develops strong and compassionate leaders of tomorrow. This initiative combines fun fitness challenges with meaningful volunteering experiences for children and their families. Participants learn perseverance, practicing goal selection, pursuit, and achievement. They develop empathy as they are exposed to community needs, learn [...]

LIHO Youth Organization – Fruit Tree Seedling Project


Fruit Tree Seedling Project, located in Buwenge Jinja-Uganda, is an income generating initiative that will enable Live with Hope (LIHO) Organization be able to sustain the activities of their Juvenile Justice Advocate program. Started by Richardnewton Musomerwa and Aketch Mariam, the program helps children age 12-17 years who have committed [...]

Wendy Guzman, Vermont Square Branch Friends of the Library, Impact Grant 2016


The Vermont Square Branch Friends of the Library program is a volunteer organization dedicated to raising funds to support the Vermont Square Branch City Library programs and Los Angeles County library services and to promote community interest in libraries, reading and lifelong learning. Our group is dedicated to putting books in the hands of every child in Los Angeles County to help encourage the love of reading and literacy and to give every child the power to succeed. The Friends will use the money to help with our outreach efforts and to operate our youth programs.

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