March 3, 2024 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

SAM Initiative Announces Grants to

Angel City Sports, Saving Innocence, The Ulmer Institute, & With Love Market & Cafe to Receive Grants Totaling $250,000

A local giving circle comprised of women from Westside communities recently completed their fifth giving cycle, which Founder, Mindy Freedman said is its “greatest yet.”  The SAM Initiative gave their first grants in 2014 and since has inspired over 1 Million dollars in giving to the community.

The SAM Initiative, [which represents a group of westside individuals who pool their financial resources and experience to fund and support programs that promote social change], announced at their annual awards dinner that Angel City Sports, Saving Innocence, The Ulmer Institute, and With Love Market & Cafe will be the recipients of this year’s grants totaling $250,000.

The SAM Initiative selected these organizations because they address some of the most critical issues facing the greater Los Angeles community including,  sex trafficking of children, the daily tragedies of urban violence, exclusion of the physically disabled, and creating economic opportunities for underserved populations. RoShaun Ulmer-Windham, Director of Community Outreach for The Ulmer Institute commented,  “The Ulmer Institute is so very grateful to the SAM Initiative. With school shootings occurring practically every week, these funds will forward our mission in training youth to be mentally and emotionally healthy by providing preemptive trauma training to help build resilient citizens and thus better communities.”

The mission of The SAM Initiative [SAM] is to serve as a catalyst to improve the lives of women, children and families in Los Angeles through expanded and engaged philanthropy.  The Founder of the SAM Initiative, Mindy Freedman, stated: “The awards dinner is an inspiring celebration that acknowledges the extraordinary endeavors of each organization and the efforts of our members to identify and respond to the needs in our community.  Our collaborative process of engaged philanthropy provides our members a tremendous sense of pride in their giving. We believe that we can have a far more meaningful impact together than we can alone.”  As noted by the Founder of Saving Innocence, “The crime of human trafficking continues to grow in Los Angeles… We are grateful for our partnership with The SAM Initiative and their huge heart to effect positive change in our community.”

The 2018 SAM Initiative grants will be distributed as follows:

  • Angel City Sports will receive a grant of $28,000 to advance its adaptive sports program that offers support to children, adults, and veterans with physical disabilities.
  • Saving Innocence will receive a grant of $70,000 to rescue and restore child victims of sex trafficking through strategic partnerships with local law enforcement, social service providers, and schools.
  • The Ulmer Institute will receive a grant of $42,000 to train and educate 500 youth in South Central Los Angeles to respond to urban psychological trauma.
  • With Love Market & Cafe will receive a grant of $100,000 to provide employment, empowerment, and education to the local residents of South LA with their grocery market, cafe and free community programs.

As The SAM Initiative approaches its sixth giving cycle, it will continue building lasting relationships within the community that will have a meaningful impact.

www.SAMInitiative.org

in News
Related Posts

Construction Alert: Topanga Canyon Boulevard Faces Nightly Closures Starting March 4

March 1, 2024

March 1, 2024

Caltrans Announces 18-Mile Project Spanning Chatsworth to PCH Commuters in the Los Angeles area should prepare for significant delays as...

Film Review: Nyad

February 29, 2024

February 29, 2024

FILM REVIEWNYADRated PG-13121 MinutesReleased November 3rdOscar Nominations: Best Leading Actress, Best Supporting Actress “I failed many times, but I can...

Security Officers Being Deployed at Big Blue Bus Stations and Routes

February 29, 2024

February 29, 2024

The Guards will be provided by a firm with other security contracts with the city of Santa Monica  By Zach...

Leap Day Brings Once-in-Four-Year Deals at Popular Restaurants All Day Long

February 28, 2024

February 28, 2024

Krispy Kreme, Dunkin’, and More Roll Out Special Offers to Mark the Occasion Leap Day, that rare additional day occurring...

Sweet Lady Jane’s Social Media Tease Continues As Locations Sport Hiring Notices

February 28, 2024

February 28, 2024

Mysterious Posts Leave Fans Eager for the Return, But Questions Linger By Dolores Quintana After resurfacing on social media, the...

Upcoming Ice Cream Shop on Montana Ave. Will Serve Multitude of Vegan Flavors

February 28, 2024

February 28, 2024

The Company Has Come a Long Way Since Its Humble Beginnings as a New York City Food Truck By Zach...

(Video) Pro-Palestine Protest at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel

February 28, 2024

February 28, 2024

Protesters were there to protest the arrival of U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi Counter-protesters drove by in a car. @smmirrornews Pro-Palestine...

(Video) Restaurants Replace Glass Front Doors After Late Night Robbery Spree in Del Ray

February 28, 2024

February 28, 2024

Seven restaurants and small businesses in Del Rey and Venice, including Nick the Greek and Dudley Market, were robbed. Council...

SMMUSD Appoints New Asst. Superintendent of Education Services

February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

Dr. Williamson Will Assume Her Role on March 8, Bringing 17 Years of Education Experience In a special board meeting...

Hollywood Royalty to Shine at 96th Oscars: First Wave of Star-Studded Presenter Lineup Unveiled

February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

Incredible Lineup of Actors and Previous Oscar Winners Announced Executive producer and showrunner Raj Kapoor, along with executive producers Molly...

Vote Smart, Vote Early: Streamlining Your 2024 Presidential Primary Experience in L.A. County

February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

Skip the Lines and Save Time – Your Guide to Early Voting Options  In preparation for the upcoming 2024 Presidential...

Iconic Venice Beach Sculpture and Landmark to be Removed, Returned to Artist’s Property

February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

Since the Money, Effort or Desire to Purchase the Piece Appears to Not Be There, the Artist Wants It Back...

(Video) Heartfelt candlelight vigils in Westchester and West Hollywood for Nex Benedict

February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

The non-binary 16 year old student with Choctaw ancestry died in Owasso, Oklahoma after being beaten by three older high...

Sweet Lady Jane Sparks Hope of Return – Popular Bakery Hints at Reopening Across LA

February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

After Abrupt Closures, Beloved Bakery Hints at a Comeback, Leaving Fans Intrigued  Sweet Lady Jane, a Los Angeles cake bakery...

Waymo’s LA Expansion Hits Roadblock: CPUC Temporarily Halts Self-Driving Company’s Plans

February 26, 2024

February 26, 2024

California Public Utilities Commission suspends Waymo’s service expansion for 120 days. California’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has put a temporary...