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Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation Presents More Than 21K in Grants to Local Organizations

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January 30, 2018
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation presented grants to 16 local community organizations on January 30th during its Business After Hours mixer hosted at Soul Restaurant & Bar. One of Hollywood’s hottest venues at 7046 Hollywood Boulevard, the newly-opened Soul restaurant showcased their southern hospitality to a packed house full of Chamber members. See their menu at www.soulhollywood.com.
 
Dr Fariba Kalantari, Chair of the Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation, presented at total of $21,750 in the form of grants to 16 community-based organizations in Hollywood.
 
Blind Children’s Center of America received a check in the amount of $2,500 towards funding for Therapeutic Services Program for blind children. The organization aims to foster the development and education of children who are visually impaired in an inclusive, family-focused setting. Learn more at http://www.blindchildrenscenter.org
 
The Center at Blessed Sacrament received a check in the amount of $2,500 towards funding for Women’s Day Program, which serves homeless women. The Center is dedicated to ending isolation and homelessness in Hollywood. Learn more at http://thecenterinhollywood.org
 
Empowered Gifts received a check in the amount of $1,000 towards funding for Career Apprenticeship Program for new equipment. The organization is dedicated to empowering disadvantaged women and victims of domestic abuse by providing them support, education, economic opportunities. Learn more at http://www.empoweredgifts.org/
 
The Gabriella Foundation received a check in the amount of $1,000 towards funding for end of year Production “everybody dance” part of after school program. The Gabriella Foundation aims to improve children self-esteem, sense of self-efficacy, and overall physical fitness through high-quality dance instruction and artistic expression. Learn more at http://www.everybodydance.org/
 
Haiti International Film Festival received a check in the amount of $500 towards funding for film series and workshops. The festival serves as a platform for Haitian artists to showcase and share their work. https://www.facebook.com/HaitiInternationalFilmFestival/
 
Harmony Project received a check in the amount of $1,000 towards funding for instrument costs at Sammy Lee Elementary School. The Organization aims to build healthier communities by investing in the positive development of children through music. Learn more at https://www.harmony-project.org/
 
Hollywood Fringe Festival received a check in the amount of $1,000 towards funding for Festival expenses. The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community. http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/
 
Hollywood Police Activities League (PAL) received a check in the amount of $2,500. Their community-based program provides positive relationships between law enforcement professionals and children to help build a stronger community. Learn more at http://hollywoodpal.org/
 
Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood Division received a check in the amount of $2,500 towards funding for renovation of Roll Call Room at Hollywood Station. The LAPD Hollywood Division works tirelessly to help keep Hollywood a safer place to live, work and play.
http://www.lapdonline.org/hollywood_community_police_station#
 
 
Let’s Play Hollywood Foundation received a check in the amount of $750 towards funding for After School Program for workshops for high school students. Let’s Play Hollywood aims to prepare the younger generation for a career in the entertainment industry. Learn more at http://letsplayhollywood.org/
 
My Friend’s Place received a check in the amount of $2,500 towards funding for support of Health and Well-being Program for homeless Youth in Hollywood. The Organization assists and inspires homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives. Learn more at http://myfriendsplace.org/
 
Pediatric Brain Tumor Network received a check in the amount of $1,000 for Support of Butterfly Fund Program, which provides treatment to children with brain tumor and cancer. The Foundation creates a community for families with children dealing with brain tumors. Learn more at http://www.curethekids.org/get-involved/chapters/california/#.WnItBK6nGUk
 
RaiseAChild, Inc. received a check in the amount of $1,000 for their upcoming November 2018 Adoption Event. The Organization aims to recruit and support LGBTQ and all prospective parents interested in building families through fostering and adopting to meet the needs of children within the foster care system. Learn more at https://raiseachild.org/
               
Sages & Seekers received a check in the amount of $500 towards funding for costs of Experiential Pop Event. The Organization strives to combat social isolation and dissolve age-related segregation within our communities, while meeting the universal and compelling need of both young adults and elders to make sense of their lives. Learn more at http://www.sagesandseekers.org/
 
The Salvation Army - The Way In Youth Shelter received a check in the amount of $1,000 towards funding for bedding sets, hygiene kits for The Way In Oxford Independent Living Complex. The Organization strives to help children escape the street-life and provide a home-like environment in which abused, neglected teenagers could live safely as they mature into productive and independent young adults. Learn more at https://thewayin.salvationarmy.org/the_way_in_us_west/
 
St. Barnabas Senior Services received a check in the amount of $500 towards funding for Arts Program for Senior in Hollywood. The Organization aims to empower a diverse community of older adults to live well, feel well and age well in the community with dignity and respect. Learn more at http://www.sbssla.org
 
Applications for grants from the Hollywood Chamber Community Organization are accepted twice a year with the deadlines at the end of May and the end of October. To be eligible to apply, non-profits should be members of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. This member benefit is one of the unique features of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in its efforts to support local community organizations through its Community Foundation. As a 501c3 nonprofit association, contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible. Since its inception in 1996 up until the end of 2017, The Hollywood Chamber Foundation has awarded more than $836,000 in grants towards Hollywood non-profits.
 
You can support the Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation in promoting the well-being of Hollywood non-profits by making a donation. Checks should be written to the “Chamber Community Foundation” and sent to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s address at 6255 Sunset Blvd, Ste 150, Hollywood, CA 90028.
 
 
Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation – http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/foundation
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation is an organization within the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce that promotes outreach and the well-being of the non-profit organizations within the community. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation achieves its goal by awarding grants to support and advance the educational, cultural and economic interests of the Hollywood community. The Foundation is unique because, as part of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, it illustrates the success of a business advocacy group giving financial assistance to the community that it serves, namely the charities that are members of the Hollywood Chamber. Dr. Fariba Kalantari of the Famous Hollywood Dental Care, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation for 2017-18.
 
About the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
For more than 97 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Jeff Zarrinnam of Hollywood Hotel, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2017-18, and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.
 
Submitted by Nour Dabboussi
Communications Intern

 
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