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2011 Grants

Fostering Educational Opportunities
 
Public Education Reform in Baltimore City
 
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Maryland   $135,000 over two years
support for the Education Reform Project
 
The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers   $10,000 over two years
support for a part-time coordinator to staff the Education Funders Affinity Group
 
Baltimore City Public School System   $80,250
support for training the new cadre of principal coaches/supervisors
 
Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust   $50,000 over two years
support for efforts to connect African-American families to independent school opportunities
 
Business Volunteers Unlimited Maryland   $40,000 over two years
support for the business-school partnership program
 
Central Scholarship Bureau, Inc.   $150,000 over five years
support to supplement revolving loan funds named for Hilda Katz Blaustein, Sophie Van Leer Katz and Dr. Esther Katz Rosen
 
Children's Scholarship Fund of Baltimore   $20,000
support for the scholarship program
 
Comprehensive Housing Assistance   $25,000 over two years
renewed support for the School-Community Partnership
 
Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City   $125,000 over two years
support for implementation of the Pratt Strategic Technology Plan at library branches around the City
 
Fund for Educational Excellence   $70,000 over two years
support for efforts to bolster school reform in Baltimore City
 
The Johns Hopkins University   $25,000
support for the Baltimore Education Research Consortium
 
New Leaders for New Schools   $130,000 over two years
support for New Leaders-Baltimore, a program to recruit and train high caliber principals for Baltimore City public schools
 
Teach for America   $70,000 over two years
general support for the Baltimore program
 
Urban Teacher Center   $80,000 over two years
support for the teacher training and certification program in Baltimore City
 
Arts & Culture
 
Art on Purpose   $15,000
support for the Black Male Identity project
 
Arts Every Day   $25,000
support for efforts to promote arts integration in Baltimore City schools
 
Baltimore Clayworks   $60,000 over two years
support for community arts programming for underserved youth, senior adults and families in Baltimore
 
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra   $50,000 over two years
support for education programming for school and family groups
 
Center Stage Associates   $40,000 over two years
support for education and outreach programming targeted to young audiences
 
The Everyman Theatre   $55,000 over two years
general support
 
The Everyman Theatre   $275,000 over four years
capital support for the renovation of the Town Theatre
 
The Johns Hopkins University - Peabody Institute   $50,000 over two years
support for the Music Teacher Mentoring Program which links expert instructors from the Peabody Institute with Baltimore City Public School music teachers
 
Maryland Institute College of Art   $60,000 over two years
support for the Master of Arts in Community Arts program
 
Museum for Contemporary Arts   $15,000
general support
 
Station North Arts & Entertainment   $10,000
support for the Station North Arts & Entertainment District, to match a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
 
Young Audiences of Maryland   $60,000 over two years
support for visiting artists and residencies in Baltimore City public schools
 
Special Projects
 
Associated Black Charities   $40,000 over two years
support to rebuild its fundraising and volunteer management capacity
 
Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations   $50,000 over two years
general support
 
The Park School   $750,000 over five years
endowment support for the Hilda Katz Blaustein Scholarship fund ($375,000) and endowment support for faculty salaries and benefits ($375,000)
 
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Health and Mental Health
 
Mental Health
 
Active Minds   $60,000 over two years
support for student-run mental health awareness programming on college campuses
 
The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $50,000 over two years
support for the 'Shofar Coalition', a collaborative, community-wide campaign to address the traumatic effects of abuse in the Jewish community
 
Baltimore Child Abuse Center   $30,000
support to offer on-site mental health treatment to sexually-abused children and their non-offending family members
 
Behavioral Health Leadership Institute   $85,000
support for Project Connections, an effort to make mental health services culturally and logistically accessible to low-income clients
 
Community Conferencing Center   $65,000 over two years
support to implement the Daily Rap program and community conferencing model in Baltimore City schools
 
The Family Tree   $70,000 over two years
support for the Family Guidance Program, offering evidence-based mental health supports for families
 
Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition   $70,000 over two years
support for Healthy Minds at Work, a mental health program for young adults enrolled in the Youth Opportunity Center
 
LifeBridge Health   $80,000 over two years
support for the Perinatal Depression Outreach Services of Sinai Hospital
 
Mental Health Association of Maryland   $90,000 over two years
support for the Maryland Coalition on Mental Health and Aging, which advocates for improved mental health services for senior citizens
 
The Pro Bono Counseling Project   $50,000 over two years
support for “Caring for Caregivers,” a project designed to link caregivers to mental health services
 
Roberta's House   $25,000
support for a family support center catering to urban families experiencing grief and loss
 
University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation   $70,000 over two years
general support for the Social Work Community Outreach Service
 
Health
 
Advocates for Children and Youth   $30,000
support for the health advocacy agenda
 
The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers   $3,000
support for the Green Funders Affinity Group
 
breastcancer.org   $30,000 over two years
support for breastcancer.org, the most heavily trafficked breast cancer information website in the world
 
Foundation of the Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living   $250,000 over five years
support for an endowment, proceeds from which support the Martin and Edith Stein Hospice
 
Health Care for America Education Fund   $50,000 over two years
support for efforts to ensure that health care reform becomes permanent and is implemented as intended
 
Health Care for the Homeless   $350,000 over five years
capital support for the construction of a new facility
 
Kennedy Krieger Institute, Inc.   $200,000 over five years
capital support for the construction of the aquatherapy center in the developmental disabilities center
 
LifeBridge Health   $500,000 over five years
capital support to renovate and expand The Children's Hospital at Sinai, incorporating environmentally sound design and operational practices
 
Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative Education Fund   $75,000
support for the Health Care for All campaign
 
National Health Law Program   $100,000 over two years
support for efforts to secure and protect equitable access to public health care programs for low-income people
 
Public Justice Center   $120,000 over two years
support for the Health and Benefits Rights Project, which monitors the Maryland Medicaid and other entitlement programs
 
The Breast Cancer Fund   $100,000 over two years
support for the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
 
Environmental Health
 
The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers   $15,000
support to explore the feasibility of launching a children's environmental health coalition
 
Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning   $50,000 over two years
renewed general support for early intervention, prevention, education and outreach services
 
Environmental Working Group   $100,000 over two years
renewed support for the Toxics and Human Health Program
 
Friends of Baltimore City Public Schools Great Kids Farm Foundation   $20,000
general support for the Great Kids Farm
 
Health Care Without Harm   $100,000 over two years
support for efforts to transform the health care sector and reduce its negative impact on the environment
 
Maryland Pesticide Network   $80,000 over two years
support for advocacy and education efforts aimed at encouraging the use of alternatives to toxic pesticides
 
Maryland Public Interest Research Foundation   $65,000 over two years
support for the Toxics and Environmental Health advocacy program
 
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Human Rights
 
ActionAid USA   $40,000
support for the global Right to Education project, a web-based resource for education advocates
 
AIDS-Free World   $50,000 over two years
support to integrate human rights perspectives into HIV-AIDS advocacy
 
Center for Economic and Social Rights   $50,000 over two years
support to promote economic and social rights such as the rights to housing, education, health, work and an adequate standard of living
 
Center for Gender & Refugee Studies   $50,000 over two years
support for advocacy, litigation, research and education to protect the rights of refugee women and children fleeing gender based violence
 
Center for Health and Gender Equity   $40,000
support to promote reproductive health and rights within U.S. international policy
 
Center for Reproductive Rights   $60,000 over two years
support for the International Legal Program
 
Disability Rights International   $90,000 over two years
support to promote the human rights of people with mental disabilities worldwide
 
Firelight Foundation   $20,000 over two years
support for the International Education Funders Group
 
Fund for Global Human Rights   $200,000 over two years
support for grants to local and regional human rights groups around the world
 
International Human Rights Funders Group   $120,000 over three years
general support
 
Let's Breakthrough, Inc.   $50,000 over two years
support to promote women's human rights through film and other visual media
 
Sauti Yetu Center for African Women   $25,000
support to protect the rights of African immigrant and refugee women in New York City
 
Tahirih Justice Center   $100,000 over two years
support for legal advocacy for immigrant and refugee women/girls fleeing from gender-based violence
 
WITNESS   $50,000 over two years
support to use video to inform the public about human rights issues
 
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Israel Program
 
Adam Teva V'Din-Israel Union for Environmental Defense   $27,500
support for advocacy and litigation to protect Israel's environment
 
Adva Center   $40,000
support to analyze government social and economic policies and budgets
 
Agenda: Israeli Center for Strategic Communications   $60,000 over two years
support to improve Israeli media portrayals of social justice and civil rights issues
 
AHD: The Association of Academic Arabs in the Negev   $25,000
support for the AHD Bedouin High School for Science
 
Alnuhud: The Association for the Promotion of Bedouin Women's Education in the Negev   $25,000 over two years
scholarship support for Bedouin women to pursue higher education
 
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev   $25,000
scholarship support for graduate students from Arab countries at the Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
 
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev   $25,000
support for the Director's Discretionary Fund at the Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
 
American Friends of Tel Aviv University   $50,000 over two years
support for the Rights in Education Project of the Public Interest Law Program
 
American Society of the Haifa University   $25,000
support to assist Arab graduate degree candidates in clinical and educational psychology
 
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies   $50,000 over two years
scholarship support for graduate students from Arab countries
 
Bimkom - Planners for Planning Rights   $150,000 over two years
support for activities in the Negev
 
Bizchut, The Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities   $50,000 over two years
support for advocacy on behalf of people with mental disabilities
 
Center for Women's Justice   $50,000 over two years
support for legal aid and advocacy on behalf of women using Israelís rabbinical court system
 
Community Advocacy   $50,000 over two years
support for advocacy programs for disadvantaged residents of Beersheva
 
ELI - The Israel Association for Child Protection   $50,000 over two years
support for child abuse prevention and treatment programs
 
Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality   $50,000 over two years
support for the Jewish-Arab elementary school in Beersheva
 
The Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership   $50,000 over two years
support for programs to promote citizen awareness of environmental issues
 
Ir Amin   $50,000 over two years
support for public education about the future of Jerusalem
 
The Israel Association of Community Centers   $50,000
support for the Academic Excellence program for Bedouin high school students in the Negev
 
Israel Center for Educational Innovation   $50,000
support to raise achievement levels in elementary schools with high concentrations of Ethiopian sutdents
 
Israel Family Planning Association   $55,000 over two years
support for educational programs in the Negev
 
Israel Religious Action Center   $150,000 over two years
support to promote religious pluralism and freedom through advocacy, research, public education and litigation
 
Itach - Maaki Women Lawyers for Social Justice   $50,000 over two years
support for legal aid and litigation for low-income women in the Negev
 
Kav Mashve - Employers' Coalition for Equality for Arab University Graduates   $50,000
support for the Career Training Program for High School Students in Bedouin high schools
 
The Leo Baeck Education Center Foundation  $75,000 over five years
support for the Lokey International Academy of Jewish Studies
 
Ma'an: Forum of Bedouin Women's Organizations   $50,000 over two years
support to empower Bedouin women, including legal aid on matters of family law
 
Ma'ase   $25,000
support to promote volunteerism and young leadership through its Knowledge Center
 
Middle East Education through Technology - MEET   $50,000 over two years
support for programs that use technology to bring together Israeli and Palestinian youth
 
Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development   $100,000 over two years
support to promote development in the Bedouin community and positive intergroup relations in the Negev
 
New Israel Fund   $200,000 over two years
support for grants and capacity building assistance in the Negev
 
Shiluv   $22,500 over three years
support for counseling programs
 
Tebeka: Advocacy for Equality and Justice for Ethiopian-Israelis   $20,000 over two years
support for legal aid/representation for Ethiopian Israelis
 
The Sustainability Laboratory   $50,000
support for Project Wadi Attir, a model, community-based organic farm based on traditional Bedouin practices
 
Yad L'isha Legal Aid Center and Hotline   $50,000 over two years
support for the Legal Aid Center ($20,000 over 2 years) and for ICAR, the International Coalition for Aguna Rights ($20,000 over 2 years)
 
Yedid - The Association for Community Empowerment   $100,000 over two years
support for individual assistance, advocacy and leadership training for low-income Israelis
 
Yesodot - The Center for the Study of Torah and Democracy   $25,000 over two years
support for democracy education programs for principals, teachers, and students in state religious schools
 
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Jewish Life
 
Alliance for Middle East Peace   $25,000
support for a coalition of non-governmental organizations that conduct people-to-people reconciliation efforts among Jews and Arabs
 
The American Jewish Committee   $2,000,000 over ten years
endowment support for the Centennial Campaign: A Fund for the Future
 
The American Jewish Committee   $2,500
general support in honor of Lois Rosenfield
 
The American Jewish Committee   $200,000 over two years
annual support for 2011
 
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee   $50,000 over two years
support for the Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli-Arab Issues
 
American Jewish World Service   $200,000 over two years
support for service learning programs in developing countries
 
The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $80,000 over two years
support for four Hillel campus programs in the Baltimore metropolitan area
 
The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $2,000,000 over five years
supplemental support for the Capital Campaign
 
The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $1,200,000
support for the 2011 Annual Campaign
 
AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps   $75,000
support for year-long Jewish service learning programs in New York, Washington DC, New Orleans and Chicago
 
The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life   $20,000 over two years
support for educational activities about the environment
 
Encounter Programs   $80,000 over two years
support to educate North American Jewish leaders about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
 
Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs   $50,000 over two years
support to train rabbis and lay people in the Conservative Movement about outreach to interfaith families
 
Hazon   $100,000 over two years
support to promote sustainable food, outdoor action, and environmental education
 
Hillel - The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life   $150,000 over two years
support for Tzedek Hillel, which promotes social justice and service learning on campus
 
Institute for Jewish Spirituality   $50,000 over two years
support for professional development with rabbis, cantors, and educators
 
InterfaithFamily.com   $30,000 over two years
support for an online resource for interfaith families exploring Jewish Life
 
Jewish Funds for Justice   $225,000 over two years
support for grantmaking, community organizing, economic development, and leadership activities
 
Just Vision   $80,000 over two years
support for educational programs that highlight innovative approaches to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
 
New Israel Fund   $50,000 over two years
support for service learning programs in Israel for North American college graduates
 
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism   $140,000 over two years
support to promote social justice and human rights
 
Repair the World   $100,000
support to promote Jewish service learning through grants, capacity-building assistance and evaluation
 

Tevel B'Tzedek: A New Israeli Non-Profit for Social and Environmental Justice

  $40,000 over two years
support for Jewish service learning programs in Nepal for Israelis and Jews from other countries
 
Union for Reform Judaism   $70,000 over two years
support for the Just Congregations Initiative that trains Reform Jewish congregations to address economic and social injustice
 
 
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