Picerne Family Foundation Awards New Vision Initiatives Grants for Mental Health Professionals

Awards are focused on providing opportunities for accomplished mental health professionals to implement a “dream project” that will have significant impact for the people and nonprofits they serve. This year the foundation approved 9 proposals from mental health professionals. Among those receiving support were Open Paths Counseling Center, enabling them to launch a new psychoeducational…
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Picerne Family Foundation awards 18 new Artist Outreach Project Grants

The Picerne Family Foundation is pleased to announce that 18 artists have been selected to participate in the 2023 Artist Outreach Project. Each of the artists listed below were awarded $15,000 plus funding for materials to pursue a year-long arts based therapeutic, mentoring or educational project of their own design for people who would otherwise…
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Picerne Family Foundation to Resume Global Sustainability Project

The Global Sustainability Project (GSP) gives California high school students the opportunity to actively engage in ecological sustainability, both locally and internationally. July 18, 2023 – With the post-COVID resumption of international travel, the Picerne Foundation is continuing the Global Sustainability Program.  Dolores Dang-Wright, a teacher at Dana Hills High School, and Greg Gardiner at…
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Foundation Offers New Round of Educational Visions Grants

Awards to be focused on the opportunities and challenges of the return to classrooms. Recognizing that students returning to the classroom after over a year of online instruction will create opportunities and challenges for teachers, the Foundation is offering a new round of Educational Visions grants to support innovation in this area. it is likely…
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The Picerne Family Foundation donates essential items to The Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation. 

May 21, 2021 – To enhance the working environment for local firefighters, The Picerne Family Foundation’s Giving Back Program recently donated $20,000 to The Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation. The funds were used to purchase state-of-the-art essential equipment identified as most needed by fire personnel working at several fire station in Los Angeles County.…
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The Picerne Family Foundation creates Shelter-in-Place: Face-to-Face program to counter isolation of COVID-19 Crisis.

In response to the social isolation necessitated by the COVID-19 crisis the Picerne Family Foundation has initiated a new program: Shelter-in-Place: Face-to-Face.  Volunteer artists, writers and musicians will provide live, one-on-one face-to-face lessons free of charge through interactive video platforms such as Zoom, Skype and FaceTime.  For more information go to Programs on this website.
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