HOUSTON- The Perlman Foundation is pleased to announce the results of its first annual Bridging the Gap Awards (BGA), an unrestricted grant opportunity designed to identify and support small- and medium-sized charitable organizations that exemplify the Foundation’s mission to serve low-income communities.
The Perlman Foundation has awarded $2,500 to P.U.S.H., which is dedicated to changing lives by helping people affected by gang activity, substance abuse, domestic violence, and HIV/AIDS. P.U.S.H. offers health services, counseling, employment and job training, and social service referrals.
The Perlman Foundation selected the BGA grant recipients based on the vision, passion, and documented results of each organization. “These grassroots organizations are making a real difference in our communities, and we created the BGA grants to help them build their capacity and continue their amazing work,” says Shaun-Teka Joyner, Executive Director of the Perlman Foundation.
P.U.S.H. To WIN Outreach, Inc. provides a variety of innovative programs and services that include Parenting, Computer and GED Classes, After-School Program, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Talk, Bible Studies, Counseling, Mentoring for adults and children, Open Air church services, Giveaways, Abstinence/STD/HIV prevention, a Four-Week Summer Youth Program, Alcohol/Drug Abuse Programs, Parent Enrichme nt Programs, Job Readiness and Professional Skill-Training and a host of other programs. Additionally, Tarrant Literacy Coalition, in Ft. Worth, Texas won grant funding. The Perlman Foundation is a charitable, tax-exempt, 501(c) 3 organization established in 2009 by Gregory Perlman, President and CEO of GHC Housing Partners, to provide support and assistance to lower-income children, families and charitable organizations that are working to improve their communities. To learn more, please visit www.perlmanfoundation.org.