PASADENA, Calif. – Foothill Family is proud to have been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund - General Fund, Bank of America, N.A. Trustee. The funds will support Foothill Family’s mental health services toward early childhood development, child abuse and domestic violence prevention and treatment, school-based behavioral health, and individual and family counseling.
Prior to the 2017 mental health grant, the Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund awarded the agency a $10,000 grant in 2014 supporting the Early Esteem program. Centered on the mental health of children from birth to age five, Early Esteem aims to enhance family relationships from a child’s earliest stages, focusing on the development and social-emotional growth of children as a tool for prevention and early intervention. According to statistics from the RAND Corporation, for each dollar spent on well-designed early childhood intervention, up to $17 is returned to society as a result of education, employment, and crime prevention and reduction.
“Foothill Family counts on strong collaborations with nonprofits like Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund to be effective in the communities that we both serve,” said Steve Allen, Foothill Family chief executive officer. “Their commitment over the last 25 years, first to early childhood development and now to the broader mental health care of our clients, illustrates their foresight in supporting prevention and early intervention as the foundation of building brighter futures for children and families. We are grateful for their long-standing support and generosity.”
About Foothill Family
Foothill Family was founded in 1926 and provides a range of community-based mental health and social services to at-risk populations in Southern California. Its mission, to build brighter futures for children and families, has helped Foothill Family earn a reputation for providing high-quality services aimed at empowering families and strengthening communities. Programs include mental health and school-based services for children, early childhood development programs, family and youth services including child abuse prevention and treatment, domestic violence prevention and treatment, and services for pregnant and parenting teens. Last year, more than 24,000 children and their families benefited from Foothill Family’s life-changing programs. For more information, please call (626) 993-3000 or visit www.foothillfamily.org.