$100,000 given to nonprofits, school districts for programs.
The Santa Clarita City Council approved $100,000 worth of community service grants at its Feb. 12 meeting.
The grants make possible several enrichment programs for arts and special needs students, will provide fire recovery funding for Heads Up Therapy on Horses and provide a needed truck for the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry.
In addition, funding was provided to a violence prevention program at the Gentle Barn and outreach efforts by the Domestic Violence Center of the SCV.
The grants help nonprofit agencies that provide community benefits and cultural arts do things they may not be able to afford without the city’s support.
The complete list of awards:
Heads Up, Inc. Therapy with Horses: $7,500 emergency funding to recover from the Buckweed Fire.
Carousel Ranch: $7,500 for purchase of a Gator tractor.
Valley View Elementary School: $3,424 for purchase of a “Smart Board” for special education students.
Partners in Care Foundation Program Expansion: $7,485 for the Santa Clarita Adult Day Health Care program.
The Gentle Barn Foundation: $7,500 for its violence prevention program.
Domestic Violence Center of the SCV: $7,500 for Child, Teen and Community Education and Outreach.
MAC’s Project: $7,500 to support recycling program that raises money for juvenile cancer patients.
SCV Food Pantry Benefit: $7,500 for a truck.
LETMESAIL, Inc.: $3,586 for Outdoor Lifestyle enrichment program.
Santa Clarita Autism Asperger Network: $3,586 for its autism resource project.
Volunteer Resource Center of SCV: $3,586 for The Spirit of Service.
Plum Canyon Elementary School: $2,646 for Our World, including the visual and performing arts.
Canyon Theatre Guild: $7,500 for Shakespeare In the Park program.
SCV Film Festival: $6,900 for Script to Screen program.
Repertory East Playhouse: $7,500 for Theater for Young Audiences program.
Hart School District: $3,000 for Yes I Can Summer Meltdown Concert for Autism Awareness.
California Institute of the Arts: $5,787 for the SCVAP Teen Creative Writing and Arts Project.