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Grandparents As Parents Receives a Grant
from The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation
for General Operating Support

Norris Foundation

Grandparents As Parents has been awarded a grant of $5,000 from The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation. The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation, is family founded through economic freedom, the Norris Foundation supports programs that advance better health and intellectual enlightenment, through education, cultivation of the arts, individual responsibility, freedom and dignity.

The grant is for general operating support that provides Peer Caregiver Support Groups, mental health services including crisis intervention counseling, social programs for families, respite care, safety-net resources, volunteer advocates and peer educators. “We are so appreciative of this generous grant,” said Madelyn Gordon, executive director of Grandparents As Parents. “With this gift from The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation, we continue providing core services to meet the urgent needs of existing kinship families and readily addresses urgent and ongoing needs of new families. The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation is a great endorsement for the work GAP does for grandparents and relatives raising children at risk,” Gordon said.



Grandparents as Parents, Inc.
Awarded Grant from
The S. Mark Taper Foundation

Canoga Park, CA – Grandparents As Parents, Inc. (GAP), a Southern California based non-profit organization that provides programs and services to meet the urgent and ongoing needs of grandparents and other relative caregivers raising children at risk has received a $50,000 grant from the Board of Directors of the S. Mark Taper Foundation.

The grant was awarded to be used for two years of general support to provide grandparents and children at-risk in their care throughout Los Angeles County with mental health services, safety net services, education and child focused advocacy.

“This generous grant gives recognition to a growing problem that affects all socio-economic levels,” said Bill Fox, GAP’s Chairman of the Board.  “The need for support groups and services is so immense and this grant is a vote of support that will allow us to move into the next phase of growth for Grandparents as Parents.”

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.


GAP Documentary



GAP and Net Impact Consulting Challenge

Dayne Katz, Rajesh Agrawal, Saeed Rezvani, Madelyn Gordon,
Rosa Noyola, Alex Chavez, and Steven Kwok
GAP took part in the 2012 Net Impact Consulting Challenge put on by UCLA Anderson School. This year 20 non-profits were paired up with twenty teams, evaluating various problems and issues facing the non-profits. The teams came in, evaluated the problem the non-profit asked for help on, and in two weeks prepared a presentation addressing the specific issues.

GAP's issue was concerning the large number of kinship families across the country and how best to see that they have access to services.

Host Shirlee Smith with Talk About Parenting Live interviews guest Madelyn Gordon, Exec. Director of Grandparents As Parents, Inc.

GAP Picnics

  • GAP Spring Kick-Off Picnic will be held on Sunday, April 3rd and then picnics will continue the first Sunday of each month (weather permitting)

  • First Sunday of each month

  • Place: Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park (Corner of Hazeltine and Houston on the Hazeltine side)

  • Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Bring your paper goods and drinks for your own family, blanket, lounge chairs, beach umbrella and share with other families.

  • Come and enjoy the day with us!

  • Any questions? Call the office (818) 264-0880

Picnic Photo
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