The Sycamores, a residential treatment center for abused and abandoned boys in Altadena, will receive $15,000 raised at the "Dinners From the Heart" benefit held June 25-26 at Los Angeles-area restaurants. Major sponsor was Alain Gayot of Gault Millau. Co-sponsors were Moet & Chandon and San Pellegrino Water.
* The Natural History Museum has received more than $171,000, proceeds from the March 9 Dinosaur Ball. Major contributors included George C. Page, Baker & Hostetler Founders' Trust, Carolyn P. Farris, Petersen Publishing Co., Carla and Rudolph J. Rehms.
* Los Angeles Regional Foodbank received a $15,000 contribution from GTE California in Thousand Oaks. The funds will aid 73 nonprofit agencies throughout Los Angeles County.
* The Connection Project at Coeur d' Alene School in Venice received notice July 15 of a second $50,000 grant from the Weingart Foundation to fund staff to meet the needs of homeless students. The project offers tutoring, counseling, medical and social services.