The Cleo Foundation board meets once a year to make grant decisions. In 2017, grants will be solicited on an invite-only basis from foundation staff. Invitations to submit an online application will be issued in early summer 2017.
Zen Hospice Project, a Cleo Foundation grantee, has created and implemented a model volunteer program that teaches compassionate care giving to those facing end-of-life. Volunteers serve the Guest House and San Francisco’s city-run long-term care hospital, providing daily and continual support for one of the city’s most under-served communities.
The Cleo Foundation prioritizes support for organizations and programs in three areas:
Academic Enrichment: providing comprehensive educational supports and project-based learning opportunities that create a sense of hope for youth ages 11-18
Outdoor Education: providing camperships, field trips, and environmental education programs that can give young people ages 11-18 a new view of their world
Hospice Care: providing quality, compassionate end-of-life and palliative care for patients of all ages, including emotional support for both patients and their loved ones