Heritage Education Link Program (HELP) Grants

In conjunction with the Golden Legacy curriculum, the Chinese Historical & Cultural Project offers financial assistance for programs or events designed to promote ethnic diversity education for school age children in Santa Clara County, California. The grants are limited to schools and nonprofit organizations in Santa Clara County, California.

Grant Application Form

2016 HELP Grant Recipients

  • Chinese Performing Artists of America (CPAA) – “Spring Festival Silicon Valley” at Center for Performing Arts, San Jose
  • Rancho Milpitas Middle School, Milpitas – Support annual Asian Festival/Night
  • Friends of Children with Special Needs

2015 HELP Grant Recipients

  • Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI), DeAnza College – Support annual field trip expenses for summer youth program
  • Rancho Milpitas Middle School, Milpitas – Support annual Asian Festival/Night

2014 HELP Grant Recipients

  • Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI), DeAnza College – Support annual field trip expenses for summer youth program
  • Stanford University – Market Street Chinatown Archaeology Project – Digitize Media Resources
  • Rancho Milpitas Middle School, Milpitas – Support annual Asian Festival/Night

2013 HELP Grant Recipients

  • Daniel Lairon Elementary School – Franklin-McKinley Elementary School District
  • Rancho Milpitas Middle School – Milpitas Unified School District
  • Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI), DeAnza College
  • Chinese Performing Artists of America (CPAA) – 2014 Spring Festival Silicon Valley, Jan. 24 – Feb. 23, 2014

2012 HELP Grant Recipients

  • Chinese Performing Artists of America (CPAA) – “Spring Festival Silicon Valley” at Center for Performing Arts, San Jose – CPAA 20th anniversary
  • “Autumn Gem” – Story of Chow Jin, China’s first feminist, interactive text book project (Rae Chang and Adam Tow)
  • Weller Elementary School, Milpitas – Asian-American heritage activity and field trip to Chinese American Historical Museum
  • Simonds Elementary School, San Jose – Multi-Cultural Fair “Passports”
  • Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI), DeAnza College – Summer youth leadership academy field trip

2011 HELP Grant  Recipients

  • Chi-Am Circle Scholarship Program – High school seniors’ scholarship awards
  • Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI), DeAnza College – Summer youth leadership academy field trip
  • Hua Yi Performing Group – “Over a Century: A Family Saga” play to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Dr. Sun Yat Sen establishing the Republic of China in 1911

2010 HELP Grant  Recipients

  • Chinese Performing Artists of America (CPAA) – “Spring Festival Silicon Valley” at Center for Performing Arts, San Jose
  • Chi-Am Circle Scholarship Program – High school seniors’ scholarship awards
  • Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI), DeAnza College – Summer youth leadership academy field trip

2009 HELP Grant  Recipients

  • Chi-Am Circle Scholarship Program
  • Hua Yi Performing Group

2008 HELP Grant  Recipients

  • Chi-Am Circle Scholarship Program – Co-sponsor a scholarship for on-going education to college. Student recipient to have background of promoting cultural heritage or Asian American studies.
  • Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) – After School Youth Program – Sponsored an exhibition by “M Team”, martial arts group
  • Wisdom, Education, Culture Organization (WECO) – Support for the 2008 Chinese Folk Arts Summer Camps
  • Mission College Library – Support the Matching Grant Challenge towards purchases of books and materials for the Asian American Collection
  • Silver Creek High School Chinese Cultural Club – Support a presentation of Chinese culture and contributions of Chinese Americans

2007 HELP Grant  Recipients

  • Wisdom, Culture and Education Organization (WECO) – Showcasing Chinese culture through an exhibition of ancient Chinese sports
  • Chi-Am Circle Scholarship Program  – Recognizing high school seniors who have demonstrated participation in activities promoting Asian culture or studies
  • Historic Chinese American Cemetery Corporation – Celebration of Ching Ming, a traditional annual day to honor our ancestors
  • Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI), DeAnza College – Field trips to various Asian American history sites
  • Japantown Community Congress of San Jose – Honoring community leaders for service and leadership of Asian American programs
  • Chinese Moon Festival at Overfelt Gardens – Annual event to celebrate the Moon Festival, an annual autumn harvest moon celebration through children’s art and music activities

2006 HELP Grant  Recipients

  • Milpitas High School Chinese Club
  • Chi-Am Circle Scholarship Program
  • Mission College Library, Asian American Collection
  • Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI), De Anza College
  • Cantonese Opera Association, Silicon Valley

2005 HELP Grant  Recipients

  • Chi-Am Circle – CHCP Scholarship for High School Senior May 6, 2005
  • Simonds Elementary School, San Jose – Annual Multicultural Faire on April 29, 2005
  • Portuguese Heritage Society of America, San Jose – A 52-photo exhibit of Macau’s unique blend of China and Portuguese architecture; collaborative effort by the Portuguese Heritage Society of California, CASA de Macau USA, and History San Jose; open from April 15 through July 31, 2005 in the Conference Room of History San Jose
  • Ruskin Elementary School, San Jose – Lunar New Year Assembly on February 24, 2005

Previous HELP Grant Recipients

  • Dimension Performing Arts – Celebrations 2005 (10/2004)
  • Chi-Am Circle – CHCP Scholarship for High School Senior (3/2004)
  • Dimension Performing Arts – Celebrations 2003 (2/2003)
  • Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI), DeAnza College (9/2002)
  • Rolling Hills Middle School – Natural Helper, Campbell (9/2002)
  • Sierramont Middle School – Multicultural Class, San Jose (9/2002)
  • Dimension Performing Arts – Rashomon, Cupertino (4/2002)
  • Arbuckle Elementary School – Multicultural Week, San Jose (1/2002)
  • Dimension Performing Arts – Silk Road, Cupertino (12/2001)
  • Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College
  • Baldwin School, San Jose
  • Mariano Castro School, Mt. View
  • Heading East
  • Simonds Elementary School, San Jose
    Project: Establish a new Cultural Diversity Education Program with crafts, books, artifacts, and other cultural materials
  • Greystone Elementary School, San Jose
    Project: Multi-cultural literature and world geography
  • Los Arboles School
    Project: Establish “ethnic trunks” containing props, costumes, books and materials representing various ethnic cultures
  • Holly Oak Elementary School
    Project: Bring both multi-cultural literature and various cultural performance groups to the school to raise cultural awareness
  • Kennedy School
    Project: Multi-cultural “discovery trunk” – clothes, food and homes from around the world
  • Majestic Way Elementary School, San Jose
    Kindergarten Project: Thematically taught subjects including cooking and music – Cinco de Mayo (Mexico), Children’s Day (Japan), Chinese New Year (China)
  • Primary Plus School, San Jose
    Cooking Projects: 8 different countries, with supportive music, dance, stories, crafts activities from Greece, Japan, Italy, China, and Spain
  • San Anselmo School, San Jose
    Project: Purchase of multi-cultural books and audio tapes
  • James B. Randol Elementary School, San Jose
    Project: Program to write letters to Russian pen pals, prepare a video tape to mail to Russian pen pals, study the music and literature of the Russian people, learn Russian folk songs and participate in a Russian tea party
  • James B. Randol Elementary School, San Jose
    Diversity Day Project: Entire student body to celebrate diversity through a series of lessons and activities. Each class will share an activity-based lesson focused on a particular culture. Completed lessons will result in a cultural artifact reflective of the culture being studied.
  • San Jose Dance Theatre, San Jose
    Scholarship Project: Encourage full participation of ethnically diverse students in its professional training program; ethnic diversity in the artists and teachers of dance
  • Pearl Zanker Elementary School, Milpitas
    Project: Various ethnic holidays around the world
  • Chinese Performing Artists of America – CPAA’s mission is to introduce Chinese culture to the American society through performing arts. They perform mainly for schools in the Bay Area.

SPECIAL THANKS TO HELP GRANT DONORS
WHO MAKE THIS PROGRAM POSSIBLE

For More Information, contact:

HELP Grant Chair
c/o CHCP
PO Box 5366
San Jose, CA 95150-5366