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California State University Los Angeles

Cal State LA is a comprehensive urban university situated five miles from the center of downtown Los Angeles. The University is one of the most culturally diverse four-year institutions in the country. It is located at the intersection of the largest Latino and Asian...
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Smiles for Seniors

The Robert Nelson Foundation recently provided a $3,000 grant to the St. Vincent's Meals on Wheels of Los Angeles "Smiles for Seniors" project. This project is focused specifically to bring a smile to the faces of shut-ins and seniors by providing fresh flowers and...

Los Angeles Mission/Media Lab

The Robert Nelson Foundation recently made a $25,000 gift to the Los Angeles Mission to be specifically designated to their media training lab. Mr. Nelson spent his entire career in the media industry, he also was a supporter of the LA Mission. It is The Robert Nelson...

Funding provided for KISD “Parent Resource Center”

The Robert Nelson Foundation is honored to have funded a project for the Kent Intermediate School District that will support families of students with special needs. The KISD “Parent Resource Center" will provide resources and support for families facing the...

Robert Nelson Foundation Fellowship

The Robert Nelson Foundation Fellowship has been created to provide experiential learning opportunities to students in the Journalism, Broadcasting, and Digital Media Program, including mentoring by faculty members and support for students who are undertaking unpaid...

Announcing the The Robert Nelson Foundation Scholarship

The Robert Nelson Foundation proudly announces the creation of The Robert Nelson Foundation Scholarship. Mr. Nelson had a desire to help young people with their education and the foundation is proud to announce a scholarship program through Grand Valley State...

The Robert Nelson Disability Support Center

Robert Nelson was a man of kindness and compassion and had a special place in his heart for the disabled population. In honor of his desire to help the disabled population, the Robert Nelson Foundation has granted $75,000.00 to the City of Grandville, MI to create a...

The Robert Nelson Foundation is committed to honoring Mr. Nelson by funding projects that emulate the outstanding characteristics that he demonstrated throughout his life. The foundation looks forward to continued growth and development in its giving and looks forward to sharing the news of the gifts given to honor Mr. Nelson’s legacy.

The Robert Nelson Foundation is not currently accepting unsolicited grant applications. The foundation is currently working to establish initial projects that will honor Mr. Nelson. As the foundation grows and develops, the board will continually explore and examine giving options to best fit the vision of Mr. Nelson and the foundation.

The entries below are the most recent grants funded by The Robert Nelson Foundation. At the bottom of the page, click on “Older Entries” to take you to previous grants given by the foundation.

American Legion Huntington Beach Post 133

American Legion Huntington Beach Post 133

The Robert Nelson Foundation is proud to have given a $10,000.00 grant to the American Legion Huntington Beach Post 133 to assist with the Veterans Resource Center. The Veterans Resource Center has been created to help veterans in multiple different areas to honor...

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United Way of Greater Los Angeles

United Way of Greater Los Angeles

The Robert Nelson Foundation is proud to have donated $10,000.00 to the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. The UWGLA was a consistent part of Mr. Nelson’s giving during his lifetime. The foundation has tried to honor that pattern of giving by continuing to support the...

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St. Vincent Meals On Wheels

St. Vincent Meals On Wheels

The Robert Nelson Foundation is proud to support St. Vincent Meals on Wheels program of Los Angeles with a gift of $20,000. The program provides meals for shut-ins across a wide geographical area in Los Angeles. The delivery staff for the program is often the only...

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Sheehan Adopt A Family Project

Sheehan Adopt A Family Project

The Sheehan Adopt A Family Project is a 501c(3) organization with a  goal to intervene in meaningful ways to help support, mentor and educate children within the Los Angeles area so that they do not ever become a victim of homelessness.  SAF's goal has moved from only...

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Penny Lane Centers

Penny Lane Centers

Penny Lane Centers is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that cares for over 3,500 abused and neglected children, youth, and families a month. The organization provides therapeutic residential services, foster family home placements, adoption services, transitional...

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Maggie’s Be Cafe

Maggie’s Be Cafe

Maggie’s Be Cafe, located in Hudsonville, MI, is a coffee shop that employs approximately 23 individuals with a spectrum of disabilities. The vision of the cafe was to provide a place in the community where individuals with disabilities could have a sense of purpose,...

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Life Learning Center

Life Learning Center

The Life Learning Center is a special education program that serves students ages 18-26 across a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds as well as serving students that exhibit a wide range of needs associated with their developmental disabilities. The goal of the...

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San Joaquin Delta College: Veterans Resource Center

San Joaquin Delta College: Veterans Resource Center

San Joaquin Delta College of Stockton, CA operates The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) that serves as the centralized hub for all student veteran, service member, and dependents needs. The center offers a wide array of services and resources, including a space where...

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CASA

CASA

CASA of Los Angeles (CASA/LA) mobilizes community volunteers to advocate for children and youth who have experienced abuse and neglect. Founded in 1978, CASA/LA is an independent nonprofit organization that recruits, trains, and supports qualified volunteer advocates...

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Food Forward

Food Forward

Food Forward is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to fight hunger and prevent food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same. The produce recovered by Food Forward...

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Dixie Fire Relief Fund

Dixie Fire Relief Fund

Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center (PCIRC) is a non-profit organization providing services to those in need in Plumas County, CA for over 38 years. The Dixie Fire Relief Fund has been established to support an array of emergency services to meet the...

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Paws with a Cause

Paws with a Cause

For over 40 years, PAWS has transformed lives by providing Assistance Dogs to people living with disabilities. A custom-trained PAWS dogs means independence, confidence, companionship, dignity, and freedom for our clients. A PAWS dog has helped open a world of new...

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Camp Okizu

Camp Okizu

Camp Okizu is a peer support program for children with cancer and their families. The mission is to help all members of families affected by childhood cancer to heal through peer support, respite, mentoring, and recreational programs. Now in it’s 40th year, Okizu...

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UCLA Mattel Childrens Hospital Chase Child Life Program

UCLA Mattel Childrens Hospital Chase Child Life Program

The Robert Nelson Foundation was honored to provide a $10,000.00 gift to the UCLA Mattel Childrens Hospital Chase Child Life Program in July of 2021. On behalf of the foundation, and Mr. Nelson’s legacy, thank you for the amazing work that you all do for patients and...

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Special Olympics Southern California

Special Olympics Southern California

The Robert Nelson Foundation is proud to partner with the Special Olympics of  Southern California in support of the Unified Schools Program with a gift of $10,000. The foundation is honored to further Mr. Nelson’s legacy by giving to such a wonderful program.

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Beyond 26

Beyond 26

Beyond 26 is an organization dedicated to helping individuals with developmental disabilities reach their full potential within the West Michigan community. The Robert Nelson Foundation is proud to assist Beyond 26 with a gift of $20,000 to continue to expand its...

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