The Giants and AT&T are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their Community All-Star program. Since 2005, the Giants and AT&T have awarded $10,000 grants, totaling half-a-million dollars, to non-profit organizations who best exemplify AT&T's and the Giants' shared values of community service. Grant recipients have included food banks, youth sports organizations, violence prevention groups, education partners, homeless agencies, children's advocates and many others providing essential programs and services to the San Francisco Bay Area and greater Northern California communities.
Each year, the grant recipients are honored at a dinner held at AT&T Park which is attended by Giants players and alumni and AT&T customers and executives. This year's grantees include the Say Hey Foundation; Athletes in Math Succeed; Generation Alive; Good Tidings Foundation; and St. Anthony's. Each of these organizations will receive a $10,000 grant and have a special connection to Giants alumni and players, including Hall of Famer Willie Mays and current Giants players Sergio Romo, Jeremy Affeldt, Ryan Vogelsong and Javier Lopez.
"Our partnership with AT&T allows the Giants to honor our mission of enriching our community through innovation and excellence both on and off the field. Our shared commitment to the community enables the Giants and AT&T to provide critical support to those most in need," said Larry Baer, Giants president and chief executive officer.
"At AT&T, we believe that businesses succeed when they are supported by strong, healthy communities," said Ken McNeely, president of AT&T California. "That's why we're honored and so pleased to have partnered with the San Francisco Giants for the past decade in supporting the Community All-Stars Program. Working together we're able to support incredible projects and organizations that change lives and strengthen the Bay Area."
Past grant recipients include: Cinnamongirl; Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula; Legal Services for Children; The San Francisco Education Fund; Edgewood Center for Children & Families; KQED Hands On Literacy; St. Vincent De Paul Society of San Francisco; YES Reading; Jamestown Community Center; Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties; Marin Community Food Bank; San Francisco Food Bank; Alameda County Community Food Bank; Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties; San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center; Central American Resource Center; Delancey Street's Life Learning Academy; Asian Women's Shelter; Raphael House; Breakthrough San Francisco at SF Day School; Super Stars Literacy; Third Street Community Center; America Scores Bay Area; Juma Ventures; Coaching Corps (formerly Team-Up for Youth); Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative; Harper for Kids; First Tee of San Francisco; and Positive Coaching Alliance.