Grandpoint Bank is honored to receive the Enriching Communities Award from ONEgeneration — a remarkable non-profit organization that enriches the lives of seniors, children and their families throughout the western San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. ONEgeneration’s programs strive to positively impact the needs affecting seniors, families and communities in order to meaningfully improve their quality of life and health.
Their unique, intergenerational-multicultural programming combines a daycare and adult-day center under one roof. For part of the day, preschoolers up to the age of six join the seniors in various arts, music, crafts, gardening, reading or recreational activities. Often times in the afternoon, seniors will visit the infant nursery to read to or rock babies.
The organization also maintains a Senior Center for active adults, providing them with a place to socialize, have a hot mid-day meal and participate in numerous health promotion and recreational activities. Through its Nutrition Program, ONEgeneration provides 500 hot mid-day meals five days a week, three hundred of which are delivered to homebound seniors. All the meals are donation-based ($2.00) and free to those who cannot afford to pay. In addition, ONEgeneration serves 200 lunches at three different community sites in the area, provides Care Management services to 500 homebound disabled adults each year and offers transportation to critical appointments to seniors who qualify.
ONEgeneration’s Sunday Encino Farmers Market, established over 20 years ago, continues to provide financial support to the organization while providing fresh fruits and produce to the community. The Market accepts SNAP food vouchers and participates in the Market Match program for low income families. While ONEgeneration does not receive any federal or state grants, some of its programs receive funding from the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging. Most other funding for the non-profit comes from grants, sponsorships and donations.
ONEgeneration recognized us for our deep commitment to their own organization and other non-profit organizations throughout Southern California, Arizona and Western Washington — a commitment that includes volunteering our time in service of these organizations and tailoring our banking services to specifically address the needs of non-profits. These services include a new program to help non-profits stretch their donation dollars: a money market account that pays a premium interest rate. We’ve also been able to support some of our non-profit clients through real estate loans.
Our support for non-profits is driven by the charitable priorities of our staff and clients … and by the non-profit organizations themselves. If you know about a wonderful non-profit in your area, we’d love to hear about it.