Funding and Donations

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DONATE TO SNAP and make some special swimmers very happy!


SNAP is a program of our fiscal sponsor United Cerebral Palsy of the Golden Gate, a non-for-profit 501 C-3 organization. Donations to SNAP are tax deductible. Click on the DONATE NOW button to the right.

SNAP helps build a community of inclusion and empowerment for our special swimmers. Your donations make it possible to provide a service that brings wellness and opportunity to a group which often have fewer options. We believe that all children can be swimmers and offer our swimmers a chance to have fun and exercise in a community based program.

Your donation of $1,000 will support 2 swimmers for a school year of swimming, exercise, and friendship. A donation of $5,000 will support a class of 10 swimmers for a school year. Your donation of $30,000 will fund a program director for a year. Additional funds allow us to expand our services and serve more special children.

SNAP receives approximately 30% of it’s income through program fees with the balance coming from donations. Over 50% of our families receive financial assistance through our scholarship program. As we feel that financial need should not be a barrier for a child to participate.  95% of donation funds received go directly to program delivery with our overhead costs being minimal.

SNAP would like to thank all the individual donors past and present for their  financial and in-kind support and encourage you to become a sustaining donor as your donation makes a significant difference in our program.

We’d like to acknowledge past and present agency support from: Starbucks Community FoundationChildren’s Support League, Autism Speaks,  Berkeley YMCA,  Palo Alto Family YMCA , Kids With Dreams,  Stanford Community Partnership, and City of Richmond Office of the Mayor.  Should you know of a group who may want to support SNAP, please let us know. Thank you!

Future Plans

SNAP is growing and we could use your support! With your financial support we can:

  • Hire a program director ($30,000)
  • Update our technology capabilities with on-line registration, web content for training, and scheduling ($25,000)
  • Develop new training materials including videos ($25,000)
  • Bring SNAP style programs to other communities ($30,000)
  • Continue our scholarship program for all who request assistance ($15,000/yr)
  • Continue our Swimmer and Volunteer Recognition Awards ($5,000)

For Further Information

We invite you to see SNAP in action and join us in the water or from poolside. To arrange a visit, learn more, volunteer, or make a tax-deductible monetary or in-kind donation, please contact us!  Thank you for supporting our beautiful swimmers. Tax Id 94-1207706.

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