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Darby Betts Fund recipients announced

The Covia Foundation recently announced the recipients of the 2018 Darby Betts grant funds.

Established in 2005 as a partnership between Covia and the Episcopal Diocese of California, the Darby Betts fund supports services and programs that benefit seniors in the Episcopal Dioceses of California, Northern California, and El Camino Real.

In 2018, the fund was able to disburse $71,000 among 15 organizations, with grant amounts ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.

Grant recipients and programs for 2018 are:

  • Church of the Epiphany, Vacaville: Community Meals program
  • Church of the Good Shepherd, Salinas: Senior Lunch program
  • Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy Ministry, Milpitas: Inmate Glasses Project
  • Covia Community Services: Market Day Senior Nutrition program
  • Episcopal Community Services, San Francisco: Canon Kip Senior Center
  • Gubbio Project, San Francisco: Day Respite and Breakfast Program
  • Holy Child and St. Martin, Daly City: Senior Connections
  • Lavender Seniors of the East Bay, Oakland: Caregiving Support Group
  • The Living Room, Santa Rosa: Link Lane House
  • Meals on Wheels Diablo Region, Walnut Creek: Fall Prevention Program
  • Monument Crisis Center, Concord: Senior Nutrition and Wellness program
  • Redwood Empire Food Bank, Santa Rosa: Senior Food Security and Hunger Relief
  • River City Food Bank, Sacramento: Most Important Meal Program
  • Senior Access, San Rafael: Financial Aid for Memory Care Day Program
  • Trinity Center, Walnut Creek: Day Shelter

Father Darby Betts was the visionary behind the Covia communities and services that serve seniors, wherever they call home. To qualify for the Darby Betts grant, organizations must operate on a nonprofit basis and demonstrate a clear and dedicated focus on services and programs that benefit older adults living throughout the region covered by the three Episcopal Dioceses in Northern California – from its northern border down to San Luis Obispo. The grants are determined by a committee of representatives from the Episcopal Impact Fund and Covia.