The Foundation serves the interests of children who are not eligible for any other existing aid. When a child needs medical, dental, occupational or educational therapy, the Foundation is there to provide the help needed for those services, thanks to the hard work and generous donations of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, their friends, and community supporters.
With funds from donations, the Jewell McSweeny Memorial Camperships and the Hazel B. Hansen Memorial Grants, Native Daughters of the Golden West send special children to specialized camps. Without our help, many of these children would be unable to experience the joy of camping.
The Foundation serves children from infancy to age eighteen. All services must be administered within the State of California. Native Daughters Members, agencies, or individuals submit a confidential grant application along with a financial statement.
An application is to be accompanied by a report from the doctor, hospital, or clinic which is to provide the services as well as the nature of the disability, the service needed and the cost thereof. An application may be acquired from any Member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West.
The Childrens Foundation reviews the application, the necessity of treatment and the cost before assuming the payment of any expenses to be incurred. An emergency grant may be approved by any Childrens Foundation Member for a case requiring immediate treatment during the interim period between Foundation meetings.
Our Foundation Members come from all walks of life, all dedicated to the service of California’s children. With your donations and support, we are making a difference in children’s lives, and therefore, the future of our State.