Five Acres Receives Prestigious Grant of $100,000 from the S. Mark Taper Foundation


(February 17, 2015, ALTADENA, CA) – Five Acres is thrilled to announce it has been awarded $100,000 from the S. Mark Taper Foundation in support of Residential Treatment Programs for children.  These programs offer intensive therapeutic services for children referred to Five Acres by the Department of Children and Family Services.


The S. Mark Taper Foundation funds were awarded in December of 2014, specifically in support of residential programs which provide round-the-clock care to some of the most at-risk children in Los Angeles County.


“This generous grant allows us to further our work to find safe, healthy and permanent family solutions for the most vulnerable children in Los Angeles,” said Five Acres Chief Executive Officer Chanel Boutakidis.


The S. Mark Taper Foundation, founded in 1989, is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting nonprofit organizations and their work in our communities.  The Foundation had previously granted funding to Five Acres in support of quality mental health programs, in 2007.


Five Acres relies upon the great generosity of many individuals, corporations and foundations to both build and sustain its vital programming.  The S. Mark Taper Foundation gift underscores the importance of sustaining services which help children and their families attain safety, well-being and permanency.


About Five Acres:

 Five Acres is a child and family services agency strengthening families and preventing child abuse through treatment and education in community based and residential programs. Established as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers an array of services including foster care and adoption, supporting nearly 8,400 children and family members in five counties.


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