Grants Awarded

2014 Spring Fling BBQ/Dance provided funding for SMNA’s 6th year of awarding Grants to local non-profits:

  • $1000 San Martin-Gwinn Home and School Club
  • $600 to  Friends of the San Martin Animal Shelter (FOSMAS)
  • $600 to Wildlife Education and Rehab for veterinary services.

During 2014 $15,558  was paid to Santa Clara County Parks for the construction of a Memorial to Sylvia Hamilton.  This was partly funded by the Spring Fling and other events as well as direct       donations from individuals and businesses.

 

2013 Fall Country BBQ provided funding for SMNA’s 5th year of awarding Grants to local non-profits:

  • $1,000 to the San Martin-Gwinn Home & School Club to support their “Meet the Masters” interactive art program.
  • $600 to Friends of the San Martin Animal Shelter (FOSMAS) to support the veterinary costs of cats and dogs in their care.
  • $600 to the Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center (W.E.R.C.) to support their veterinary costs.

2012 Happy Days Car Show provided funding for SMNA’s 4th year of awarding Grants to local non-profits:

  • $750 to DreamPower for the purchase 10 riding helmets.  DreamPower Horsemanship provides therapeutic horsemanship programs and services to children, teens and adults with special needs. Through twelve distinct programs, we provide a variety of services including equine facilitated psychotherapy, the Equine Journey Wilderness Program, Horse Power: Living Strong with MS, Horses for Heroes program for veterans, military and their families, a Camp for Children with Special Needs and “Eat Like a Horse” (for low-income obese diabetic and pre-diabetic children).
  • $300 to Informed Choices to purchase classroom material, educational booklets and informational pamphlets that will tie in with the workshops which their Youth Speaker Team will be presenting to teens.  Informed Choices is dedicated to serving teens, women, their partners and their families who are facing the challenges of an unplanned pregnancy.
  • $2,000 to Friends of the San Martin Animal Shelter (FOSMAS) for veterinary services, medicine and foster/comfort supplies.  Last year alone FOSMAS spent $40,000 on the above services.  This year is expected to be more.
  • $750 to the Poppy Jasper Film Festival; $500 to help advertise the festival, provide filmmaking workshops for students and $250 to sponsor a “San Martin” film competition.  The Poppy Jasper Film Festival (PJFF) is dedicated to supporting new filmmakers including San Martin students (MHUSD) by providing an affordable venue to screen their films and support the arts in South County.

2011 Happy Days Car Show provided funding for SMNA’s 3rd year of awarding Grants to local non-profits:

  • $500.00 to Boy Scout Troop # 799 to provide money to help outfit their Troop cargo trailer so it can efficiently and safely transport troop camping equipment, various recreational gear, and Scouts personal gear to outings and events. This would be accomplished by installation of cargo securing tie down anchor and strap system with shelving. (This is a major piece of support equipment attending >20 functions a year.)
  • $500.00 to Dream Power celebrating 10 years of service to the San Martin community and their neighbors during the summer of 2012. As part of the celebration, they are going to invite current and former clients and volunteers to submit stories, articles and photos for a 10th Anniversary Celebration Book. Self-publishing this full-color photo book will be a powerful experience. It will also be expensive as the books will cost about $50 each to produce. These grant monies will help provide a copy of the book for at-risk or low-income children and teens to receive their own copy of the book they helped write.  Previous experience shows this to have a powerful impact on a child, to see their own thoughts and ideas published.
  • $1000.00 to San Martin /Gwinn Home & School Club to enlarge and up-grade the school’s garden for the students. This garden program allows each classroom to visit the garden on a weekly basis. The ability to have the students outdoors learning about the environment, agriculture, science, and team work are important aspects of a child’s educational growth and development. The benefits are endless; this program will assist in providing the students at San Martin/Gwinn with the necessary skills to become active members of our community.   The funds will be used to purchase much needed tools for properly and safely working in the garden. Other needs include (not limited to) gloves, tools, hoses, fertilizer, plants and seeds. A proper watering system and extended plumbing to the garden are also priorities.
  • $500.00 to Mt. Madonna YMCA to fund four (4) San Martin resident participants in their youth sports programs and 20 students for the after school program at San Martin / Gwinn Elementary.
  • $500.00 to FOSMAS (Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter) to help them provide the necessary food, shelter, medical attention… for rescue animals.
  • $500.00 to Alpha Gamma Chapter to purchase replacements for the well-worn graduated-level books (books at students’ individual reading levels) used at the Center. Purchase inexpensive awards such as book marks, fun erasers and pencils to give to the Center’s children when they finish their reading hour. These may serve as added motivation for the youngsters’ weekly participation.
  • $500.00 to Boy Scout Troop # 730 to provide money for boys from low income families who find it difficult to obtain uniforms and/or pay towards the expense of a camp and hence can be left behind.

2010 Happy Days Car Show provided funding for SMNA’s 2nd year of awarding Grants to local non-profits:

  • $1000.00 to FOSMAS (Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter) to help them provide the necessary food, shelter, medical attention… for rescue animals.
  • $500.00 to Boy Scout Troop # 730 to provide money for summer camp for Scouts that need financial assistance in order to participate.
  • $1000.00 to Dream Power which is an organization where horse back riding plays a critical role in helping physically and/or mentally challenged children and adults make amazing accomplishments that had not been possible with other techniques. It is very expensive to provide the necessary food, shelter, medical attention… for the horses.  Another critical need is provision of sufficient shelters for storing food, medical supplies and tack… These grant monies help provide support for both of these needs.

2009 Happy Days Car Show provided funding for SMNA’s 1st year of awarding Grants to local non-profits:

  • $1000.00 to Boy Scout Troop # 730 to provide funds to replace well-loved traditional camping gear and also provide the opportunity to obtain gear not previously affordable.
  • $1000.00 to FOSMAS (Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter) to support their dedication to provision of the necessary food, shelter, medical attention… for rescue animals.