Giving financial support and other kinds of support to our wonderful beneficiaries is, after all, the purpose of a charitable foundation. We all know there are so many worthy causes, and so many deserving organizations. But we select our beneficiaries very carefully. And we encourage you to follow our lead to support them often and generously. From time to time in this portion of our website we will feature one or more beneficiaries by telling an expanded story about the good works they do.
Through your generous participation and contributions, the Harbor Point Charitable Foundation distributed more than $375,000 in 2015. Here are just a few of the worthy recipients of your generosity in 2015.
To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation provides grants for early detection screening and support programs for women and men living with breast cancer. Formed in 1996, this is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization whose members are breast cancer survivors, friends and supporters. Our vision is that “no one should face breast cancer alone”.
Zero Breast Cancer is a community based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding the causes of breast cancer. We collaborate with local and national research scientists on studies to identify environmental factors and the role they play in breast cancer at all stages of life and across generations. We are commirted to providing clear, relevant evidence-based information that can be used to take action and make policy changes.
Sunflower Wellness. Our mission is to empower people living with cancer to find strength and support through execise. We bridge the gap between medical treatment and physical activity by working with oncologists to bring exercise directly to patients. Although research supports the positive effects of exercise during and post treatment, patients and medical professionals typically lack the expertise for creating an effective and sustainable exercise program. Sunflower Wellness provides this expertise. We understand every person is different. We offer custom-tailored programs to meet those needs, infusing a unique warmth into all our work.
Northern Light School is committed to providing a high quality education for children from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. The faculty and staff create an atmosphere where every child can grow academically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, to become healthy, productive members of their families and communities. The focus is on academic excellence as well as non-violence, acceptance of differences, respect for the environment, and the moral advancement of humanity—so that the children develop an understanding that they have a responsibility to make a difference in the lives of others.
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County. Our goal is straightforward: to provide services to those who are struggling to make ends meet and might not otherwise receive help. Our trained volunteers meet with individuals and families to develop a trusting relationship and to ascertain how they can best be served. In our Free Dining Room, neighbors provide neighbors with hot food, a place for respite and a listening heart. We serve all who enter our doors, 365 days of the year.
Youth Tennis Advantage is directly linked to tennis legend Arthur Ashe’s vision of using tennis as a vehicle to profoundly enrich the lives of children with meager socioeconomic resources and opportunities. Although Ashe has passed on, his vision is vibrantly evident through YTA’s comprehensive after school programs designed to help children build character, discipline and life skills through tennis instruction and academic support, resulting in a pathway to college and achieving personal success.
Italian Street Painting Marin is a program of EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases, a nonprofit national organization headquartered in Marin County, California, dedicated to accelerating biotech innovation for rare disease treatments through science-driven public policy. The Foundation believes that bridging science and the arts enhances health, inspires hope, and changes lives.