Programs We Support

WWFC supports charities throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Through Children’s Champions and Holiday Heroes, WWFC has provided support to the following charities:

49ers Academy

Serves 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from East Palo Alto and emphasizes self-discipline, respect, and individualized attention to help students master core subjects and prepare for high school.
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49ers Foundation

The 49ers Foundation supports development programs for under-served youth that keep them, “Safe, On Track, and In School. The San Francisco 49ers are promoting RESPECT for schools and community by donating a significant portion of the foundation’s funding toward family violence prevention programs and activities that teach youth leadership and respect.
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Always Dream Foundation

Provides funding for a diverse range of programs designed to inspire and embrace the hopes and dreams of children and adolescents.
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Fit Kids

Fit Kids provides opportunities for underserved children to lead healthy, active lives through high quality youth fitness programs and nutrition tips.
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Giants Community Fund

The Giants Community Fund collaborates with the San Francisco Giants by using baseball as a forum to encourage underserved youth and their families to live healthy, productive lives. The Fund supports Junior Giants leagues throughout Northern California, Nevada and Oregon and provides assistance to targeted community initiatives in the areas of Education, Health and Violence Prevention.
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Hidden Villa

Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Hidden Villa stretches over 1600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 40 miles south of San Francisco. Our mission is to inspire a just and sustainable future through our programs, land and legacy.
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Wender Weis Endowment at Hidden Villa
In 1999, Wender Weis Foundation for Children set up an endowment which offers financial support to our beloved beneficiaries.

The Wender Weis Foundation for Children Scholarship Fund annually contributes towards environmental education scholarships for children. Hidden Villa’s mission is “inspiring a just and sustainable future through their programs, land and legacy.”

The Scholarship Fund allows for a field trip experience for underserved Bay children. One of the recipients in 2016 stated, “It is invaluable for students as they get hands–‐on activities, chances to apply their learning in the environment, and to instill an appreciation of the outdoors in a way they never could in a classroom…Especially for a school with a majority of students who are English Language Learners, having a common experience and building background knowledge helps students make meaning of concepts, vocabulary, and enriches classroom discussions.”

Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Stanford Children’s Health is the only network in the area—and one of the few in the country—exclusively dedicated to pediatric and obstetric care.
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My New Red Shoes

My New Red Shoes helps homeless and low-income children look and feel confident as they start the school year by providing them with the gift of new clothing and shoes.
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Raphael House

Established as the first shelter in Northern California for families experiencing homelessness, Raphael House assists children and their parents achieve stable housing and financial independence while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity. We work with parents, children and the whole family unit to lay the foundations for a lifetime of healthy development, achievement and stability.
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San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center

Dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect, the promotion of healthy families and the mental health of children.
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UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Consistently ranked one of the top children’s hospitals in California, UCSF has more than 150 pediatric physicians in more than 50 different specialties.
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Warriors Community Foundation

The Warriors Community Foundation is dedicated to making a significant and lasting impact on the lives of underserved youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Foundation lives its mission through community grants and innovative partnerships with local nonprofit organizations.
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In addition to the charities above, WWFC has provided support to:

Athletes Against Drugs
Battered Women’s Services
Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI)
Community Impact
Compass Family Services
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Forever Young Foundation
Girls After School Academy
Greater Bay Area Make a Wish Foundation
Hamilton Families

Holy Family Day Home
La Casa de las Madres
Okizu Foundation
Palo Alto Children’s Theater
San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund
San Jose Shelter Foundation
The Sharks Foundation
Taylor Family Foundation