Who We Are

Thank you for visiting the G for Kids website. We hope you will find it to be a useful tool for communication and information regarding our family’s charitable foundation; G for Kids was formed to provide a resource to serve the needs of children in Visalia and Tulare County.

Since our family moved to Visalia in 1993, my wife Shelly and I have focused our charitable giving to the youth in Tulare County; we are proud long term supporters of the Boys and Girls Club of the Sequoia’s; past supporters of the Heart After School Program and many other worthy and respected organizations in our area. The creation of G for Kids, a non-profit family foundation, is designed to provide a lasting source of financial assistance for children in our community.

We have many reasons for formalizing our efforts, primarily we felt the importance to show our children the need to participate in that “sense of community”, that feeling that makes our area such a great place to live, work and contribute.

This website is designed to assist in promoting various fund-raising endeavors that our foundation is participating in throughout Tulare County. We invite your interest, your input, and your support.

-Don Groppetti

We Support:

Heart after school program
HEART is committed to helping children succeed academically, socially, and emotionally by providing a safe and supportive atmosphere where community diversity is valued..
boys and girls club of tulare county
Trained and caring, professional Club staff and volunteers help members take control of their lives, envision productive futures and achieve their goals. Nationally-recognized programs help young people succeed in school, stay healthy, learn important life skills, pursue interests in the arts and sports, and explore vocational choices.
Read for life
Read for Life is a family-based literacy program that encourages parents to provide the foundation for reading beginning at birth. Read for Life knows that children from families who read together have a greater potential for success in school. Read for Life is committed to breaking the cycle of illiteracy through early intervention, direct service projects, and community awareness.
happy trails riding academy
Happy Trails Riding Academy (HTRA) is a premier accredited center which enriches the lives of children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities through equine facilitated therapy.

Our Mission

Providing Resources.
Our mission is to provide resources to the children in need throughout our community.
Providing Resources.
Our mission is to provide resources to the children in need throughout our community.
Providing Resources.
Our mission is to provide resources to the children in need throughout our community.