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2012 Grants

FOSTERING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY
 
Strengthening Public Education in Baltimore City
 
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Maryland   $135,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the ACLU Education Reform Project
 
The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers   $10,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for a part-time coordinator to staff the Education Funders Affinity Group
 
Baltimore City Public School System   $75,000 over three years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Leadership Pipeline and Development Project
 
Baltimore City Public School System   $100,000
Baltimore, MD
support for training a new cadre of principal coaches and supervisors
 
Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to assist Baltimore City families in navigating public, independent and parochial school options
 
Business Volunteers Unlimited Maryland   $40,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Business-School partnership program
 
City Neighbors Charter School   $30,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the promotion of progressive education practices through conferences and teacher training
 
Fund for Educational Excellence   $80,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
The Johns Hopkins University   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Baltimore Education Research Consortium
 
National Council on Teacher Quality   $5,000
Washington, DC
support for a review and ranking of Maryland's colleges of education
 
Teach For America   $90,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
Urban Teacher Center   $80,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
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Strengthening Public Education in Baltimore City
 
American Visionary Art Museum   $30,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
Arts Every Day   $30,000
Baltimore, MD
support to promote arts integration in Baltimore City Schools ($25,000) and for the coordinator of the 'Any Given Child' initiative ($5,000)
 
Baltimore Clayworks   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for community arts programming for underserved youth, senior adults and families
 
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for education programming for school and family groups
 
Center Stage Associates   $15,000
Baltimore, MD
support for education and outreach programming targeted to young audiences
 
Creative Alliance   $30,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
The Everyman Theatre   $60,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
The Everyman Theatre   $275,000 over four years
Baltimore, MD
capital support for the renovation of the Town Theatre
 
Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance   $10,000
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
Johns Hopkins University-Peabody Institute   $60,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Music Teacher Mentoring Program
 
Maryland Institute College of Art   $60,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Master of Fine Arts in Community Arts program
 
Single Carrot Theatre   $7,500
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
Young Audiences of Maryland, Inc.   $100,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for programming in Baltimore City ($80,000 over two years) and support for the Access for All program ($20,000 over two years)
 
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Special Projects
 
The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers   $15,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the Betsy Nelson Legacy Fund
 
The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers   $25,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the Baltimore Neighborhood Collaborative
 
Central Scholarship Bureau   $150,000 over five years
Baltimore, MD
support to supplement revolving loan funds named for Hilda Katz Blaustein, Sophie Van Leer Katz and Dr. Esther Katz Rosen
 
Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City   $125,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the implementation of the Pratt Strategic Technology Plan at library branches throughout the City
 
Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations   $25,000
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
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HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH
 
Mental Health
 
Active Minds   $60,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support to promote mental health on college campuses
 
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $70,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the 'Shofar Coalition', a collaborative, community-wide campaign to recognize and address the traumatic effects of abuse in the Jewish community
 
Community Conferencing Center   $75,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Daily Rap program and community conferencing model in Baltimore City schools ($70,000) and support to work in partnership with the Urban Teacher Center to provide Daily Rap training to its teacher fellows ($5,000)
 
The Family Tree   $70,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
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
Baltimore, MD
support for Healthy Minds at Work, a mental health program for young adults enrolled in the Youth Opportunity Center
 
Mental Health Association of Maryland   $100,000 two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Older Adult Program
 
The Pro Bono Counseling Project   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for Caring for Caregivers, a project designed to link caregivers to mental health services
 
Roberta's House   $25,000
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation   $75,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support for the Social Work Community Outreach Service
 
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Access to Health Care
 
Advocates for Children and Youth   $35,000
Baltimore, MD
support to ensure that youth in foster care benefit from the Affordable Care Act
 
Baltimore City Health Department   $35,000
Baltimore, MD
support to implement an electronic health record system in Baltimore City Public Schools
 
Behavioral Health Leadership Institute   $25,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the development and implementation of a Community Health Worker Academy, with a particular emphasis on behavioral health
 
breastcancer.org   $30,000 over two years
Ardmore, PA
general support
 
Grantmakers in Health   $2,500
Washington, DC
support for the 2012 annual meeting - 'Health and Equity for All'
 
Health Care for America Education Fund   $50,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support for efforts to ensure that health care reform becomes permanent and is implemented as intended
 
Kennedy Krieger Institute   $200,000 over five years
Baltimore, MD
capital support for the construction of the aquatherapy center in the developmental disabilities center
 
LifeBridge Health   $500,000 over five years
Baltimore, MD
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 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Health Care for All campaign
 
National Health Law Program   $100,000 over two years
Los Angeles, CA
support for efforts to secure and protect equitable access to public health care programs for low-income people
 
National Women's Health Network   $25,000
Washington, DC
support for the 'Raising Women's Voices for the Health Care We Need' project
 
Public Justice Center   $120,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Health and Benefits Rights Project
 
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Environmental Health
 
The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers   $31,500
Baltimore, MD
support for the Maryland Environmental Health Network
 
Baltimore City Public School System   $25,000
Baltimore, MD
support to develop a school food strategic plan
 
The Breast Cancer Fund   $100,000
San Francisco, CA
support for the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
 
Environmental Integrity Project   $30,000
Washington, DC
support for the South Baltimore Air Quality Program
 
Environmental Working Group   $100,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support for the Toxics and Human Health Program
 
Friends of Baltimore City Public Schools Great Kids Farm Foundation   $30,000 over two years
Catonsville, MD
general support
 
Health Care Without Harm   $100,000 over two years
Jamaica Plain, NY
general support
 
KTF Films   $10,000
Santa Clara, CA
support for outreach activities in support of the film 'The Human Experiment'
 
LifeBridge Health   $80,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Perinatal Depression Outreach Services of Sinai Hospital
 
Maryland Pesticide Network   $90,000 over two years
Annapolis, MD
general support
 
Maryland Public Interest Research Foundation   $30,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the Toxics and Environmental Health advocacy program
 
University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation   $75,000
Baltimore, MD
support for Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment
 
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HUMAN RIGHTS
 
ActionAid USA   $30,000
Washington, DC
support for the international Right to Education project
 
Center for Economic and Social Rights   $50,000 over two years
Brooklyn, NY
renewed support for research and advocacy
 
Center for Gender & Refugee Studies   $50,000 over two years
San Francisco, CA
general support for advocacy, litigation, research and education to protect the rights of refugee women and children
 
Center for Health and Gender Equity   $40,000
Washington, DC
support to promote reproductive health and rights within U.S. international policy
 
Center for Reproductive Rights   $80,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the Global Legal Program
 
Disability Rights International   $100,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support to promote the human rights of people with mental disabilities worldwide
 
Firelight Foundation   $20,000 over two years
Santa Cruz, CA
support for the International Education Funders Group
 
Fund for Global Human Rights   $200,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support to make grants to local and regional human rights groups around the world
 
International Human Rights Funders Group   $120,000 over three years
New York, NY
general support
 
Let's Breakthrough   $50,000 over two years
New York, NY
support to promote women's human rights
 
Tahirih Justice Center   $100,000 over two years
Falls Church, VA
support for legal assistance to refugee and immigrant women
 
WITNESS   $70,000
Brooklyn, NY
general support to promote human rights through media
 
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ISRAEL PROGRAM
 
Adam Teva V'Din-Israel Union for Environmental Defense   $35,000
Tel Aviv, Israel
support for environmental litigation and advocacy
 
Adva Center   $40,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support for policy and budget analysis
 
Agenda: Israeli Center for Strategic Communications   $70,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
$50,000 over two years for general support and $20,000 over two years for Shutafut-Sharaka, a coalition of coexistence groups working on media portrayal of Arab society
 
Ahed - The Association of the Academic Arabs in the Negev   $100,000 over two years
Hura , Israel
support for the Ahed Bedouin High School for Science
 
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev   $1,000,000
New York, NY
support to establish the David Hirschhorn Graduate Studies Fellowship Fund at the Albert Katz School of International Studies of the Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
 
American Friends of Bar-Ilan University   $15,000
New York, NY
support for the Clinic for Legal Aid for Women in Family Law
 
American Friends of Tel Aviv University   $30,000
New York, NY
support for the Refugee Rights Clinic
 
American Society of the University of Haifa   $6,000
New York, NY
scholarship support for Arab clinical psychology Master's Degree students
 
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel   $25,000
Jerusalem, Israel
support to promote equitable solutions to Bedouin land issues in the Negev
 
Bimkom - Planners for Planning Rights   $150,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support to promote equitable solutions to Bedouin land issues in the Negev
 
Bizchut, The Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities   $50,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities
 
Center for Women's Justice   $50,000
Jerusalem, Israel
support for legal aid and advocacy on behalf of women using Israel's rabbinical court system
 
Community Advocacy   $50,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for advocacy programs for disadvantaged residents of Beersheva
 
Ecopeace Middle East Environmental NGO Forum   $15,000
Tel Aviv, Israel
support to bring together Jews and Arabs on issues of shared environmental concern
 
ELI, The Israel Association for Child Protection   $50,000 over two years
Tel Aviv , Israel
support for the Collaboration and Coexistence Program
 
Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality   $50,000 over two years
Beer Sheva , Israel
general support
 
The Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership   $50,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
general support
 
Hotline for Migrant Workers   $30,000
Tel Aviv, Israel
support to advocate for asylum seekers and refugees
 
The Israel Association of Community Centers   $100,000 over two years
Modi'in, Israel
support for the Excellence program for Bedouin high school students in the Negev
 
Israel Family Planning Association   $50,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support for work in the Negev
 
Israel Religious Action Center   $150,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support to promote religious pluralism through advocacy, research, public education and litigation
 
Itach - Maaki Women Lawyers for Social Justice   $50,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support for legal aid and litigation for low-income women
 
Kav Mashve - Employers' Coalition for Equality for Arab University Graduates   $100,000 over two years
Tel Aviv , Israel
support for the Career Training Program for Bedouin high school students in the Negev
 
Ma'an: Forum of Bedouin Women's Organizations   $20,000 over two years
Beer Sheva, Israel
general support for activities to empower Bedouin women
 
Ma'ase   $50,000 over two years
Karmiel, Israel
support for activities to promote volunteerism as a tool for social mobility
 
Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development   $150,000 over two years
Beer Sheva, Israel
general support for activities to promote development in the Bedouin community and positive intergroup relations in the Negev
 
New Israel Fund   $200,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support for NIF/SHATIL activities in the Negev
 
Shiluv   $22,500 over three years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for counseling programs
 
Tebeka: Advocacy for Equality and Justice for Ethiopian Israelis   $20,000 over two years
Netanya, Israel
support for legal aid/representation for Ethiopian Israelis
 
Tevel B'Tzedek: A New Israeli Non-Profit for Social and Environmental Justice   $40,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for service learning programs in Nepal
 
Yad L'isha Legal Aid Center and Hotline   $50,000 over two years
Talpiyot, Jerusalem
support for the Legal Aid Center ($25,000 over 2 years) and for ICAR, the International Coalition for Aguna Rights ($25,000 over 2 years)
 
Yedid - The Association for Community Empowerment   $120,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for a network of centers that provide assistant to low-income Israelis
 
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JEWISH LIFE
 
Alliance for Middle East Peace   $25,000
Washington, DC
general support for a network of organizations working for peaceful coexistence in the Middle East
 
The American Jewish Committee   $200,000 over two years
New York, NY
annual support for 2011 and 2012
 
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee   $50,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for the Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues
 
American Jewish World Service   $100,000
New York, NY
support for international service learning programs
 
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $80,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the four Hillel campus programs in the Baltimore metropolitan area
 
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $1,200,000
Baltimore, MD
general support for the 2012 annual campaign
 
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $2,000,000 over five years
Baltimore, MD
supplemental support for the Capital Campaign
 
AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps   $75,000
New York, NY
support for its year-long service program
 
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice   $100,000
New York, NY
support to engage the Jewish community in creating economic opportunity and promoting social justice
 
The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life   $20,000 over two years
New York, NY
general support
 
Encounter Programs   $80,000 over two years
New York, NY
general support
 
Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs   $50,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the 'Keruv Initiative' to help conservative synagogues navigate interfaith issues
 
Hazon   $40,000
New York, NY
support for one-time costs associated with Hazon's merger with the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
 
Hazon   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
general support to promote sustainable food, outdoor action, and environmental education
 
Hillel - The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life   $75,000
Washington, DC
support for Tzedek Hillel
 
InterfaithFamily.com   $30,000 over two years
Newton, MA
general support to help Jewish families navigate interfaith issues
 
Jewish Funders Network   $1,000
New York, NY
support for greening its 2012 International Conference in Tel-Aviv, Israel
 
Just Vision   $80,000 over two years
Washington, DC
general support
 
National Council of Jewish Women   $25,000
New York, NY
support for a study tour to Israel for progressive women leaders
 
New Israel Fund   $50,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support for the NIF- Ma'ase Olam Fellowship Program
 
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism   $140,000 over two years
Washington, DC
general support
 
Repair the World   $75,000
New York, NY
general support
 
Temple Oheb Shalom   $180,000 over six years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Pathways endowment campaign
 
Union for Reform Judaism   $50,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the Just Congregations Initiative to train Reform Jewish synagogues to address the root causes of economic and social injustice
 
Uri L'Tzedek   $50,000 over two years
New York, NY
general support to promote social justice in the Orthodox Jewish community
 
World Union for Progressive Judaism   $220,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the young leadership development program in the FSU
 
 
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