Warriors Community Foundation To Grant Over $2.4 Million To 66 Bay Area Non-Profits, Bringing Total Impact To Over $30 Million Since Inception
The Warriors Community Foundation, embarking on its 10th Anniversary, has announced the grand opening of the San Francisco Generation Thrive location. In partnership with Kaiser Permanente, Generation Thrive, a first-of-its-kind non-profit hub, works to uplift the at-risk educational community and focus support efforts in three main areas: educational equity, college and career readiness, and health and wellness.
“In the first seven months of in-person programming, Generation Thrive’s flagship Oakland location has quickly established itself as the leader in educator support,” said Warriors Community Foundation President of the Board, Nicole Lacob. “We have offered over 70 teacher trainings, over 75 hours of non-profit capacity building sessions, and over 40 hours of health and resilience training. In a time where educators and teachers need more support than ever before, we are so thankful to lock arms with Kaiser Permanente as we expand the Generation Thrive footprint to Thrive City in San Francisco.”
Generation Thrive’s flagship location in Oakland, which opened in March 2022, has since engaged with over 4,100 Bay Area educators and hosted 2,300 of those educators in-person, totaling over 180 hours of free development sessions. The addition of the San Francisco Generation Thrive location, located in Thrive City, the district surrounding Chase Center, will add additional opportunities for Bay Area educators and non-profit leaders to use the free space for access to professional development and health and wellbeing resources.
“Kaiser Permanente is committed to providing local educators, youth-serving nonprofits, and students with the support and resources they need to build resilient and healthy communities,” said Kaiser Permanente Northern California Vice President of External and Community Affairs, Yvette Radford. “We are proud to partner with the Warriors Community Foundation to make a transformational impact on a generation of youth and support healthy communities where people can thrive where they live, work, and play.”
Additionally, to celebrate its 10th Anniversary, the Warriors Community Foundation has announced an all-time single-year high of $2.42 million in grants, which tops last year’s record of $1.85 million as the most-ever awarded by the Foundation. The Warriors Community Foundation has now surpassed $30 million in impact to support education and youth development in the Bay Area since the Foundation’s inception in 2012.
66 Bay Area non-profits, including annual flagship grants to the Oakland Unified School District and San Francisco Unified School District, make up this year’s grantee roster.
Over the last few days, Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Head Coach Steve Kerr made personal calls to various recipients to inform them of the grant selection.
2022-23 Warriors Community Foundation Grantees
Tonight, the Warriors will celebrate this year’s grant recipients with an on-court check presentation. Nicole Lacob will join Warriors President & Chief Operating Officer Brandon Schneider, Dr. Matt Wayne, Superintendent of San Francisco Unified School District, Sondra Aguilera, Acting Superintendent of Oakland Unified School District, and various members of the Warriors Community Foundation Board for the presentation.
The grants will support a range of programs and organizations, including investments in early childhood development, elementary literacy, middle schools, STEM, and college access and persistence. In total, grants will be made to 24 organizations that operate in Alameda County, 16 that serve San Francisco County, and 25 that offer programming in both areas.