Sharks Foundation, Koret Foundation & Taube Philanthropies, Announce Second Season of The Goals for Kids Program

Loaves & Fishes is truly grateful for the support from the Sharks Foundation as they announced that we would benefit from the 2nd year of Goals for Kids. For each goal scored by the Sharks, $1,000 is distributed to six nonprofits. Go Sharks!

The Sharks Foundation announced today that it will partner with the Koret Foundation and Taube Philanthropies for the second season of the Goals for Kids Program. For every goal scored by the San Jose Sharks during the 2015-16 season (including goals they have scored up until this point), crucial funds will be donated to programs in Santa Clara County dedicated to enhancing the lives of youth and families in the community.  For each goal scored by the Sharks, Goals for Kids will make a $1,000 donation to be added to a running total that will be evenly distributed amongst the beneficiaries at the end of the season. The six beneficiaries are Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley, JW House, Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area and Silicon Valley Children's Fund. 

"The Sharks Foundation is proud to again have the opportunity to partner with the Koret Foundation and Taube Philanthropies on the Goals for Kids Program," said Heather Hooper, Sharks Foundation Manager. "Last year through Goals for Kids, we were able to distribute $247,500 into the community through this partnership and look forward to again ensuring that thousands of individuals served by the selected beneficiaries will receive the support they need."  Tad Taube, founder of Taube Philanthropies, added, "We are pleased that the San Jose Sharks have joined the San Francisco 49ers and the Golden State Warriors by participating in these exciting "Kids" programs that support underserved youth organizations in the Bay Area. More than 500,000 youths have had the opportunity to have their lives enhanced through these programs". 

Jeff Farber, CEO, of the Koret Foundation added, "We are excited to enter our second year of partnership with the Sharks Foundation supporting Goal for Kids. The six youth organizations selected for this season will have enormous impact on underserved youth across Bay Area communities. The Koret Foundation is proud to be associated with the Sharks and all the good work they do."

ABOUT THE SHARKS FOUNDATION 

The Sharks Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the lives of youth and families in the community with an emphasis in the areas of education, health and safety, and character development. The Sharks Foundation supplies emergency aid when appropriate, executes unique and relevant programming, supports the advancement of youth hockey and provides financial support and resources to organizations that enrich the lives of those in need. For more information visit www.sharksfoundation.org.

ABOUT THE KORET FOUNDATION 

Based in San Francisco, the Koret Foundation supports civic, cultural, and educational organizations that promote a vibrant and distinctive Bay Area. Koret focuses its giving in two major areas: strengthening Bay Area anchor institutions and fostering Jewish connection and identity. Since its founding in 1979, Koret has invested nearly $500 million to contribute to a higher quality of civic and Jewish community life. For more information visitwww.koretfoundation.org. 

ABOUT TAUBE PHILANTHROPIES

Taube Philanthropies was established in 1981 by its founder and chairman, Tad Taube. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area and with an office in Warsaw, the Foundation makes philanthropic investments primarily in the Bay Area and Poland, in scholarship, heritage preservation, arts and culture, education, youth, and institution-building. Taube Philanthropies is committed to collaborative giving for greatest charitable impact and actively partners with individual donors and other foundations. For more information, contact Vera Hannush, vhannush@taubephilanthropies.org or visit www.taubephilanthropies.org. 

Partnership opportunities are available at the $25,000, $15,000, $5,000 and $1,000 levels and interested parties are encouraged to visit www.sjsharks.com/goalsforkids to find out more.

Organization: Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen

Area Served: Santa Clara County

Impact: 43,500 children aged 0-17

Focus Area: Nutrition, Human Services

Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen is committed to providing no cost hot nutritious meals and support services in a dignified, safe and caring environment. We serve anyone in need with special concern for children, families, seniors and the homeless. For more information, visit  www.LoavesFishes.org.