2016 Grant Fund Application

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About the PPWC

The Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club (the "PPWC") is dedicated to enhancing and preserving the quality of life in Pacific Palisades in the areas of education, recreation, beautification, community services and other charitable causes.  Our primary event is the annual Home Tour and Holiday Boutique, from which significant funds are raised. 

General Grant Focus

The PPWC awards grants to assist organizations that work in the areas of Arts and Recreation, Community and Charitable Organizations, Education and Beautification.  Over the years, PPWC has given away over $1 million. To be considered for a grant, applicant organizations must be based in the Pacific Palisades and/or provide services that benefit the Palisades community.  Organizations that are defined as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) are eligible for consideration with a limit of one application per organization. 

Grant Giveaway Night 2016

Kristin Sibson and Ona Barnett Co-Chaired the Grant Award Give Away Night. The evening provided an opportunity for the  many charitable and service organization in Pacific Palisades to showcase their efforts. Monetary awards are not disclosed, only the total amount of $16,000.  While a dollar limit was set for each category of awards, the actual cash awards did not exceed the request in the Grant Application, as each organization must show at the end of the year, how they spent the money in accordance with the scope of their request.  22 organizations applied and 18 met the qualifications. Ten organizations received a cash award and the remaining eight received a Clubhouse-use award worth at least $800.  The format was new, the judges were vibrant and the awards were appreciated. 

The evening could not have been better served by the many volunteers who spent the day setting up, preparing and tending to all the details that such an event deserves.  The  blue and white theme made the Clubhouse dining hall sparkle with a crisp and clean look.  Roberta and Brooke set up the audio system.  Gourmet cookies were baked and donated by Dalena Hathaway.  Exquisite meat, cheese and cracker platters were provided by Fay Vahdani. Julia Winter served at the wine table.  Greeters and cashiers served the arriving guests, and the flowers by Karin Goldberg created an exciting, colorful and inviting ambiance.  

The list below includes many of our Grant Fund Recipients or Applicants for the last few years.  It represents a broad and varied number of organizations serving the most needy and deserving, providing cultural enrichment, and supporting an education system that serves student from all parts of the City and socio-economic backgrounds.   

1. Ahead with Horses, Inc.

2. Bandini Foundation Veterans Golf Course

3. Santa Monica Pier Education

4. Pali Bee

5. Canyon School Booster Club

6. PRIDE – Arnie Wishnick

7. Paul Revere Middle School – lori.vogel@lausd.net, Lori Vogel, Site Admin.

8. FOM - Friends of Marquez - Bernadette Westerberg, 310-454-4019

9. Palisades Enrichment Program – pep@palielementary.org

10. Palisades High School Booster Club - Cheryl Clark paliboosters@gmail.com

11. Palisades Charter School Foundation – info@palischools.org

12. Sharq - sharqart@gmail.com

13. YMCA – carolpfannkuche@ymcala.org

14. Palisades Symphony- Eva Holberg, Pres. PO Box 214, 310-454-8040

15. Movies In The Park – Marilyn Crawford, marilyn@palisadeschamber.com

16. Chamber Music Palisades – 1043 Villa Grove Dr, PP 310-454-8040

17. Boy Scouts of America – camping@bsa-la.org

18. Westside Family Health Center - lobby@wfhcenter.org

19. Meals on Wheels

20. Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce- Arnie Wishnick, arniepacpal@earthlink.net

21. Palisades Americanism Parade Association (PAPA) info@palisadesparade.org

22. Palisades Cares – info@palisadescares.org

23. Streetwise Media – gschenbaum@streetwisemedia.org

24. Griefhaven - hope@griefhaven.org

25. The Kris Kelly Foundation – foster@kriskellyfoundation.org

26. Pacific Palisades Community Council - info@pacpalcc.org

27. Voice for the Animals - Caitlin Dolan Assist to Exec Dir. development@vftafoundation.org

28. Pacific Palisades Historical Society – PO Box 1299 PP, 310-454-4201

29. Pacific Palisades Garden Club – pacpalgardenclub@yahoo.com

30. Palisades Beautiful – info@palisadesbeautiful.org

31. Malibu Orchid Society – malibuorchidsociety@gmail.com

32. Children’s Music Fund - Lesley Holmes, Exec Dir. EDCMF@theCMF.org

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P.O. Box 292, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 454-9012

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