California Youth Services
Rooster Liaison – Jon Giberson
Grant – $4,000
Purpose – Program expenses for JADE and Student Drug Testing programs and education.  The JADE program and the Student Random Testing Program’s goal is to educate youth (12-17) about the real dangers of substance abuse and to assess the risk of future substance abuse.
Website –www.calyouthservices.org

CASA Youth Shelter
Rooster Liaison – John Trapani
Grant – $3,000
Purpose – Casa Youth Shelter serves and nurtures youth in crisis with shelter, counseling, and support services, empowering them to come through their crisis with increased confidence, stability, and tools for continued growth.
Website –www.casayouthshelter.org/

Child Abuse Services Team
Rooster Liaison – Jeff Austin
Grant – $5,000
Purpose – General Operating Support – during 2017 CAST completed 634 forensic interviews and 98 medical exams.  CAST Advocates dedicated 11,307 hours to 1109 child victims.
Website – www.brightfutures4kids.org

Caterina’s Club
Roosters Liaison – Randy Fine
Grant – $3,000 
Purpose – Grant to fund expansion, hire more staff as well as marketing. Over the next 2 years they aim to focus on building a stronger infrastructure in terms of program support, as well as strengthening their board and community advocate presence.
Website – www.caterinasclub.org


Colette’s Children’s Home
Rooster Liaison – Bill O’Connell
Grant – $2,000
Purpose – Colette’s Children’s Home (CCH) provides homeless single women and homeless mothers with children a safe home and nurturing environment where they obtain compassionate support and services needed to achieve self-sufficiency.
Website –www.coletteschildrenshome.com/

Crime Survivors
Rooster Liaison – Lou Gardner
Grant – $4,000
Purpose – Expand operations at their new Resource Center in OC and improve existing educational programs
Website – www.crimesurvivors.org

Devil Pups
Roosters Liaison – Bill Schilt
Grant – $2,000 
Purpose – “Boot camp” to help teens gain self-confidence and take responsibility for their actions.
Website – www.devilpups.com

Family Promise
Roosters Liaison – Dan Stone
Grant – $3,000 
Purpose – Emergency Shelter, Short-term Housing and Graduate Support services.  Supported 97 families in 3 years
Website – www.familypromise.org

Friendly Center
Rooster Liaison – Michael Krever
Grant – $10,000
Purpose – Success For All After-school program to help kids with tools and skills to succeed in school.
Website – www.friendlycenter.org

Fish For Life
Rooster Liaison – Marty Golden
Grant – $3,000
Purpose – Provides fishing trips tor special needs kids. Has done 30 trips for 1,000 kids.
Website – www.fishforlife.org

Fullerton’s Love of Orange County Kids (FLOCK)
Rooster Liaison – Dan Ouweleen
Grant – $4,000
Purpose – Fullerton’s Love of Orange County Kids (FLOCK) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to end the cycle of homelessness for the children of Orange County by sponsoring local students to support sustainable housing and education.
Website – www.flock.gives/

Rooster Liaison
– Lou Gardner
Grant – $4,000
Purpose – Fristers is dedicated to helping teen and young parents build healthy and stable lives and families through educational classes and workshops, mentoring, case management, and the support of a caring community.
Website – www.fristers.org/

Hope Harbor
Rooster Liaison – John Hinson
Grant – $8,000
Purpose – Hope Harbor is the only teen shelter program in Orange County providing longer term care to ensure longer term success in these young lives.
Website – www.hopeharbor.org/

Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee
Rooster Liaison – Bill Ross
Grant – $2,000
Purpose – Support youth programs; Music education, Youth concerts, Music Mobile, Musical reinvestments
 – www.cruiseoflights.org

JOYA Scholars
Rooster Liaison – Allyn Lean
Grant – $4,000 
Purpose – Open a Middle and high school program in the Maple Neighborhood to help more students get into college.
Website – www.joyascholars.org

Rooster Liaison – Jon Giberson
Grant – $3,000 
Purpose – Kherut is a non-profit empowering survivors of sex trafficking, domestic violence, sexual abuse, imprisonment, and young women aging out of foster care in a safe and supportive environment.
Website – www.kherut.org

Laguna Food Pantry
Rooster Liaison – Moses Yneges
Grant – $4,000 
Purpose – Provides free, fresh nutritious groceries to low income individuals and families.  They currently serves over 1,500 households including about 2,000 children.
Website – www.lagunafoodpantry.org

Los Alamitos Education Foundation
Rooster Liaison – Marty Golden
Grant – $2,000 
Purpose – LAEF is an independent, non-profit organization providing enrichment classes and extraordinary educational experiences that benefit EVERY STUDENT, at every level, in every school in the Los Alamitos Unified School District.
Website – www.laef4kids.org/

Mauser Foundation
Rooster Liaison – Randy Fine
Grant – $3,000 
Purpose – The Christina Mauser Foundation was created by Matt Mauser in honor of his late wife, Christina, to support women and girls in sports through scholarships and other financial aid.
Website – www.christinamauserfoundation.org/

O C United
Rooster Liaison – Dan Ouweleen
Grant – $2,000 
Purpose – Partnering in the healing and prevention of trauma through restorative relationships & whole-person care.
Website – www.ocunited.org/

Pacific Symphony
Rooster Liaison – Greg Bates
Grant – $2,500 
Purpose – Santa Ana Strings violin instruction program for grades 2-6 and provides music training for under-resourced students.
Website – www.pacificsymphony.com

Parentis Foundation
Rooster Liaison – Charles Berman
Grant – $5,000
Purpose – Parentis Foundation seeks to address a major contributor to poverty – the inability of children to read proficiently by the end of third grade. Through an intergenerational approach, we provide both older adult volunteer tutor/mentors and children with opportunities to enrich their lives, build self-confidence, and share a sense of purpose through literacy.
Website – www.parentisfoundation.org/

Project Tomorrow
Rooster Liaison – Jeff Scheibner
Grant – $3,000 
Purpose Tomorrow’s Teachers Initiative in OC – specifically the new “teaching coding” program to help highschool students as future teachers.
Website – www.tomorrow.org

Pure Game
Rooster Liaison – Lou Gardner
Grant – $2,000
Purpose – Provides at-risk youth with character-based curriculum utilizing sports
Website – www.thepuregame.org

Stand up for Kids
Rooster Liaison – Jill Caron
Grant – $2,000 
Purpose – Stand up for Kids’ mission is to end the cycle of youth homelessness.
Website – www.standupforkids.org

Summer Harvest
Rooster Liaison – Paul Robidoux
Grant – $8,000 
Purpose – Provides rescued food for needy families during winter and summer school breaks
Website – www.summerharvest.us

 Young Singers of Orange County
Rooster Liaison – Peter Smith
Grant – $2,500
Purpose – Music education scholarships for at-risk youth
Website – www.youngsingersoc.org