Wender Weis Foundation for Children
Building confidence and health through thoughtful, safe and fun events and programs
By the Numbers
23 years making a difference
Almost $2 Million in donations to community
5,500 underserved children hosted at events
450 sports stars donated time
Partial List of the Programs We Support
Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI)
Compass Family Services
Do It For the Love Foundation
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Fit Kids Foundation
Giants Community Fund
Girls on the Run
Holy Family Day Home
Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation
La Casa de las Madres
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
My New Red Shoes
San Francisco 49ers Foundation
San Francisco 49ers Academy
San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center
San Jose Earthquakes Foundation
The Sharks Foundation
There With Care Bay Area
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Warriors Community Foundation
Core Community Investments:
We’ve partnered with the Giants Community Fund since 1996, and donated over $600,000 to fund more than 40 little league programs and about 12,000 participants. Players learn the Junior Giants Four Bases of Character Development: Confidence, Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork.
“I learned the Four Bases: Confidence, Integrity, Leadership, and Teamwork. I use these in daily life; to have confidence in myself and other, to use integrity in and out of sports, to show leadership in sports as the older sibling and to have teamwork with my fellow teammates.”
– Anonymous, 13-year-old Junior Giants participant from Red Bluff.
We are changing lives in the Bone & Marrow Transplant Unit by supporting the Child Life Services. Thanks to investments like ours, these isolated patients are still able to participate in art and music therapy, child life specialist sessions, and school.
Isaiah is a four-year-old patient with Melludoblastoma. He loves cars, drawing, and visiting the BMT activity room! He benefits from Child Life procedural support during his daily catheter dressing changes. During this time, he creates cookies and cupcakes with our specialists on their iPads. This serves as a strong source of distraction and control for Isaiah, who in turn copes incredibly well with a stressful medical intervention.
Along with the 49ers Foundation, we are funding two underserved middle school students with scholarships the STEM program. With an additional 300 hours of education annually, the extra class time allows for more hands on projects as well as an increase in coverage of STEM-related materials.
The Warriors Community Foundation, Good Tidings Foundation and WWFC recently funded and unveiled a refurbished basketball court at Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle School. We plan to refurbish another courtwith the unveiling in 2018.
This court enables kids to play basketball for 30 minutes a day. By doing that, kids stayed off the street, didn’t play video games, and also got 30 minutes of extra exercise and learned sportsmanship skills.
With Lucile Packard we are helping to fund the inaugural music therapy program. With 312 hospital beds, each child will have the opportunity to access music lessons and concerts, which will lift spirits, bring comfort and aid in healing.