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Apply now for Biberstein Social Action Fund grants

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Social action grants are awarded annually in the name of Ernie and Hannah Biberstein, who are among the founding members of Congregation Bet Haverim and who devoted much of their lives to community service and social justice. Hannah died in April 2011. Courtesy photo

Nonprofit organizations are invited to submit applications to the Biberstein Social Action Fund for grants in support of projects addressing poverty, discrimination, abuse and neglect issues in Yolo County.

The fund was established in 2002 by the board of directors of Congregation Bet Haverim, Jewish Fellowship of Davis, to honor Ernie and Hannah Biberstein, who are among the founding members of the synagogue and who devoted much of their lives to community service and social justice. Hannah died in April 2011.
The goal of the annual awards made from the Biberstein Social Action Fund is to help groups in their efforts to meet unfulfilled needs.
“In light of all the budget cuts in social services, we hope that grants like ours can make a difference,” Hannah Biberstein had said. “It means a lot to us that real individuals benefit from our grants.”

Special consideration is given to new and/or innovative projects.
An annual call for proposals is released each September. Grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 are awarded each November. A committee of Bet Haverim congregants reviews grant applications. Current Biberstein Fund committee members are congregants Ernie Biberstein, Anne Gieseke, Amy Abramson, Sandy Jones, Joan Sublett, Shoshana Zatz and Rabbi Greg Wolfe.
The application form is available:

* Online at http://bethaverim.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/biberstein-application-2013.pdf;

* By contacting the Bet Haverim office at 530-758-0842; or

* By visiting the Bet Haverim office at 1715 Anderson Road in Davis.

Grant proposals must be submitted by Oct. 15.

Questions may be directed to the Biberstein Social Action Fund at cbhbibersteinfund@gmail.com.
The Bibersteins were among the founders of Davis Community Meals, where they have served as board members and officers. They are also active in a variety of interfaith groups, including Care for God’s Creation, Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network and Celebration of Abraham, which brings together Jews, Muslims and Christians for an annual sharing of faith. In recognition of their services, they received several civic awards.
Ernie Biberstein is a professor emeritus of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Hannah Biberstein was a mediator in the original city of Davis mediation program, was chair of the city’s Social Services Commission, and served on the Affordable Housing Task Force.
Past grant recipients include Blacks for Effective Community Action/DHS Youth in Focus Program, César Chávez Elementary School, Citizens Who Care Inc., Davis Bridge Educational Foundation, Elderly Nutrition Program, Food Bank of Yolo County,  Friends of Esparto Library, Habitat for Humanity, Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter, Madison Continuation High School, Mercer Veterinary Clinic, NAMI and the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee.

Other recipients are St. Francis Pet Education and Training Center, Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services, Village Harvest Davis, Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network, Yolo Adult Day Health Care, Yolo Community Care Continuum, Yolo County Conflict Resolution Service, Yolo County Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Yolo Literacy Council and Yolo Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center.

“We are looking forward to the 11th annual distribution of these funds for good works in Yolo County,” Ernie Biberstein said. Contributions to the fund may be made through Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road, Davis, CA 95616. Please note that the donation is for the Biberstein Social Action Fund.

 

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