Some of the projects supported through the SNW Foundation:
826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization in the San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Their services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Steven lived around the corner from 826 Valencia and was excited about their programs (and their pirate themed store).
Grants Awarded 2008 - 2016
SAN FRANCISCO FREE CLINIC
The mission of the San Francisco Free Clinic is to provide free, accessible medical treatment to those without health insurance and to advance the field of primary care by providing educational opportunities for future medical practitioners. Our grant will help provide free direct medical care for patients who do not have health insurance.
Grants Awarded 2009-2016
Albany Ultimate Disc Association
"The purpose of the Association shall be to foster the sport of Ultimate Frisbee in the greater Capital Region by developing all levels of play; including youth, high school, college, and club through leagues, teams, and other related activities at the local, state, and national level." The SNWF grant will help subsidize field costs and insurance for Youth leagues, send the youth club team to an additional tournament this year, and allow all Youth Coaches to attend a clinic. In addition, a scholarship will be created for a youth player that has a financial need and that also best represents Spirit of the Game.
Grant Awarded 2016
the COPE Foundation, Inc.
The COPE Foundation is "a non-profit grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child" based on Long Island. COPE is a network of over 800 families meeting, gathering and healing. COPE’s programs offer support to all family members including Camp Erin NYC – a free weekend bereavement camp for children and teens ages 6-17, the Teen General Loss Bereavement Group, monthly healing workshops, and a grief support line.
Grant Awarded 2016
FENDER MUSIC FOUNDATION
The Fender Music Foundation is a 501(c)3 national music charity that provides instruments to music education programs across the country, including schools. Our grant will be used to buy instruments for schools to have for children that need them most, so they, too, can develop their love of listening to and making music.
Grants Awarded 2009-2015
WANTAGH HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT
Steven’s Song was commissioned by and dedicated to, the Wantagh High School Band, Wantagh, New York, Mindy Dragovich, Conductor, and the Steven Nathaniel Wolkoff Foundation, in memory of Steven Wolkoff. A former member of the Wantagh High School Band, Steven played trumpet and later found a passion for performing on bass guitar.
This composition is a quiet and moving work and is meant to serve as a tribute to the life of Steven Wolkoff. It makes use of simple but haunting harmonies and a melody that will stay with the listener long after its final notes have finished sounding. Through the use of piano and the metallic percussion instruments such as bells, crotales, vibraphone, chimes, assorted triangles, finger cymbals and wind chimes, the composer captures the heart and warmth of this young man who was taken from our world far too early. Composer: Gary P. Gilroy
Grant Awarded 2012
SCAM ULTIMATE FRISBEE - SUNY ALBANY
Ultimate Frisbee Club at the State University of New York at Albany. Unlike teams, clubs do not get institutional support and the Ultimate Club at SUNY was a big part of college life and fun for both Steven and his younger brother, Matthew.
Grants Awarded 2008-2009