The Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation presented $5,000 in grants last week – $2,500 to JustREAD and $2,500 to Abilities United.
At last Friday’s Los Altos/Mountain View District holiday breakfast at the Los Altos Golf & Country Club, foundation trustee Joanne Fraser and district chairman Bryan Robertson presented $2,500 to Molly McCrory, president of JustREAD.
JustREAD is a non-profit literacy program that provides one-on-one tutoring to middle and high school students, many at risk of dropping out of school. The program’s primary goals are to improve reading and writing skills of struggling students, build community by training volunteers to serve as tutors and spearhead the development of similar reading centers.
The grant will help JustREAD expand its reading and math centers at Crittenden and Graham middle schools, located in Mountain View. The grant will help establish a new JustMATH Center at Graham.
“Even in these difficult economic times, we are committed to the welfare and prosperity of the communities where we live and work,” Fraser said. “Through our charitable contributions and member involvement, we strive to help create more productive and enriched communities.”
At a separate holiday breakfast that day in Palo Alto, charitable foundation trustee Jimmy Kang presented $2,500 to Imogene Chancellor of Abilities United.
Founded in 1963 by 12 families whose children had intellectual disabilities, Abilities United serves a diverse group of individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area who have physical or developmental disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy or Down Syndrome or are at risk of developmental delay.
Since its inception, Abilities United has offered people of all ages and abilities educational, therapeutic, recreational and vocational experiences that help them lead meaningful lives and resource connections enabling them to lead the lives they choose.
The Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation is a trust that makes grants available to organizations via donations from its realtor and affiliate members of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors and friends.