SAN DIEGO – March 7, 2011 – Promises2Kids, a nonprofit organization and leader in the fight to end child abuse, received a $30,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation, a private family foundation dedicated to supporting nonprofit organizations and their work based in Los Angeles.
The grant will be used for general operating support, which will help strengthen the many programs and services that Promises2Kids provides and supports including Mary’s House Transitional Housing Program, programs at the Polinsky Children’s Center, and the Guardian Scholars Program.
“We thank the S. Mark Taper Foundation for their continued support in helping us help San Diego’s abused and neglected children find hope, healing and health. Support for general operating expenses is difficult to obtain. The S. Mark Taper Foundation understands the importance of this type of funding to a nonprofit’s sustainability. Program support is important, but if you don’t have support for the systems and people that run the programs, it doesn’t work,” said Promises2Kids’ CEO & President Susan Golding.
The S. Mark Taper Foundation has an extensive history of supporting projects and programs that help the children and youth of California. The Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting nonprofit organizations like Promises2Kids.
Originally founded as the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation of San Diego County, Promises2Kids is a 30-year-old nonprofit organization. Promises2Kids is also known as The Polinsky Children’s Center Foundation. Since 1981, Promises2Kids has led the fight against child abuse and neglect in the County of San Diego. No other organization in the area offers such a broad array of support systems, nor does any other organization in the area offer such a wealth of opportunity to connect with a wide variety of resources, programs, and collaborative partners focused on eliminating child abuse. The Chief Executive Officer and President of Promises2Kids is the former two-term Mayor of San Diego Hon. Susan Golding. For a complete list of volunteer opportunities or more information, please visit www.promises2kids.org, Facebook or Twitter.