Grant Award Program Impacts To Date 2021/2023

Helpers grants funds to 501 (c ) (3) organizations that enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities, with first priority being those in the state of California. Helpers considers requests for funds from organizations outside of California when possible.

Helpers grant approvals and impact to date exceed $700,000.00 for Year 2021 through 2023.

Grant Organizations and Programs 2021/Spring 2023:

 Helpers Grant Awards 2023

Art Explorers, Fort Bragg, CA

Art supplies- ink, printmaking, linoleum for artists with I/DD

College of Adaptive Arts, Saratoga, CA

infrastructure support for needed maintenance – roof, HVAC, increase outdoor class space

Creativity Explored, SF, CA

Purchase Kiln to expand ceramic art program

Kainos, Redwood City, CA

Infrastructure renovation and repairs at La Vista Residential Home

L’Arche, Portland, OR

Demo, install ramp or mobility impaired adults with I/DD to comply with ADA regulations

Life Services Alternative, Campbell, CA

Repairs and infrastructure support for Hatikvah House

The Pomeroy Center, SF

Support to assist with retaining and hiring qualified staffing.

Renovation of the Herbst Locker Room

UCPNB, Fairfield, CA

Infrastructure support provided to replace a 35-year-old HVAC System

Via Services, an affiliate of Ability Path, Cupertino, CA

Renovation of Sports Field Camp Via West

The ARC, San Francisco, CA


The Arc SF was provided infrastructure support to renovate 7 upstairs bathrooms.

Canvas & Clay, Eureka, CA

Canvas and Clay, Eureka, CA was provided funding for purchase and creation of emergency preparedness training materials & survival back packs

Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

Creativity Explored received an award grant to pay for much needed art supplies.

Monterey Bay Horsemanship and Therapeutic Center, La Selva Beach, CA

Monterey Bay Horsemanship and Therapeutic Center was awarded grant support for infrastructure renovations to the gym, Art Center and purchase of a new tractor.

The Pomeroy Center, San Francisco, CA

Programs available include:

  • Expressive Arts
  • Adaptive Computer Lab
  • Health and wellness activities
  • Gardening
  • Community Outings
  • CARF – accredited Vocational Training

Paintings from Pomeroy Center artists are showcased at Helpers Artisan Boutique.

Kainos, Redwood City, CA

Kainos supports enriching the lives of adults with developmental disabilities providing support to maximize their potential to become integrated, active, contributing members of society.

They do so through community homes, employment programs, and education and recreation. Prior to this, Helpers had provided a grant to replace residence homes’ roofs. This additional grant will support much needed home improvements.

Cedars of Marin, Ross, CA

Helpers provided grant support for Landscaping for Cedars’ Residence Homes and a Music and Exercise Therapy Program.

Programs include residential, day, community connections, Fine Arts Studio, and Cedars Textile Arts Collaboration. In a prior grant Helpers Community provided support for Cedars‘ Textile Arts Collaborative building renovation, HVAC system in their kitchen, and now with this grant cycle, support for the Residence Homes’ landscaping and their Music and Exercise Therapy Program.

Art and textiles from Cedars are featured at the Helpers Artisan Boutique.

Life Services Alternative, Santa Clara, CA

The Helpers’ grant will provide funds for new and upgraded furniture (15 Residence Homes)

Life Services Alternatives provides “personalized programs focused on skill-building” to enrich quality of life for their residents providing 24 hour care and support for adults with special needs in neighborhood homes in Santa Clara County. The Helpers’ grant will enable much needed enhancement to their day to day lives with new and upgraded furniture for their residence homes.

Common Roots Farm, Santa Cruz, CA

Helpers provided a grant for the Horticulture Therapy and Community Immersion Program named in honor of Helpers Community

Common Roots Farm is inclusive to people with and without disabilities to participate in their urban farm, caring for plants and animals to “sustain everyone.” They grow a variety of vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers educating on farm skills, providing internships, environmental and gardening education and micro-enterprise opportunities.

Common Roots Farm’s farm to bottle products are transformed in to jams, sauces and mixes and are featured at Helpers Artisan Boutique.

San Francisco Disability Business Alliance, SF, CA

SFDBA Future Entrepreneurial Program

“Empowerment through Entrepreneurship”

“SFDBA is a pioneering new initiative to build a powerful and integrated community of businesses owned by people with disabilities.”

This program provides young adults with developmental disabilities the concept of entrepreneurship, basic strategies on how to start a small business with the goal of financial security, and self-sufficiency.