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2013 Grants

FOSTERING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY
 
Strengthening Public Education in Baltimore City
 
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Maryland   $150,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Education Reform Project
 
The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers   $5,000
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 Educational Scholarship Trust   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to assist Baltimore City families in navigating public, independent and parochial school options
 
Baltimore Urban Debate League   $40,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the “It’s Debatable” professional development program, designed to train teachers to incorporate debate across the curriculum
 
Business Volunteers Maryland   $70,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the PENCIL 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
 
New Leaders   $115,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for New Leaders-Baltimore, a program to recruit and train high caliber principals for Baltimore City public schools
 
Teach For America   $90,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
Urban Teacher Center   $80,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for New Leaders Baltimore, a program to recruit and train high caliber principals for Baltimore City public schools
 
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Arts & Culture
 
American Visionary Art Museum   $30,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
Arts Every Day   $25,000
Baltimore, MD
support to promote arts integration in Baltimore City Schools
 
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
 
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company   $75,000
Ellicott City, MD
capital support for the renovation of a new theatre in downtown Baltimore
 
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   $30,000
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   $50,000
Baltimore, MD
capital support for the renovation of its new venue in Remmington
 
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   $25,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the Baltimore Neighborhood Collaborative
 
Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City   $300,000 over three years
Baltimore, MD
capital support for the Campaign for Central Library Renovation
 
Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations   $30,000
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
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HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH
 
Mental Health
 
Active Minds   $75,000 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
 
Behavioral Health System Baltimore   $225,000 over three years
Baltimore, MD
support to provide the Expanded School Mental Health program in additional Baltimore City public schools
 
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)
 
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
 
Intercultural Counseling Connection   $20,000
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
Mental Health Association of Maryland   $100,000 two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Older Adult Program
 
People Lacking Ample Shelter & Employment   $75,000
Baltimore, MD
capital support for the renovation of Beacon House Square
 
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
 
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 the needs of children in Maryland are addressed in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act
 
Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative Education Fund   $75,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Health Care for All campaign
 
Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative Education Fund   $50,000
Baltimore, MD
support for outreach and education regarding Maryland's implementation of the Affordable Care Act
 
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Maryland   $25,000
Columbia, MD
support for the Affordable Care Act Outreach and Enrollment Project
 
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   $60,000 over two years
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
 
Your Health Network   $100,000 over two years
Towson, MD
support for outreach and marketing to enroll members in the Evergreen nonprofit health cooperative
 
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Environmental Health
 
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 Environmental Justice Campaign
 
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
 
Maryland Environmental Health Network   $100,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund   $15,000
Annapolis, MD
support for the Latino Outreach program and associated polling
 
Maryland Pesticide Network   $100,000 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
 
National Caucus of Environmental Legislators   $80,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support to educate state legislators about environmental health issues and solutions
 
Physicians for Social Responsibility   $25,000
Washington, DC
support to invigorate the Chesapeake Chapter
 
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Center for Integrative Medicine   $200,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment
 
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Special Projects
 
American Jewish World Service   $25,000
New York, NY
support for relief efforts in response to Typhoon Haiyan
 
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
 
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HUMAN RIGHTS
 
Asylum Access   $40,000
Oakland, CA
support to assist refugees in accessing their rights
 
Center for Economic and Social Rights   $40,000
Brooklyn, NY
support for research and advocacy
 
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 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   $80,000 over three years
New York, NY
support for educational activities and networking among funders
 
Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project   $40,000
New York, NY
support for legal aid and advocacy on behalf of Iraqi and Afghan refugees seeking resettlement in the US
 
Let's Breakthrough   $50,000 over two years
New York, NY
support to promote women's rights
 
Tahirih Justice Center   $100,000 over two years
Falls Church, VA
support for legal aid and advocacy on behalf of women fleeing gender-based violence
 
University of California   $50,000 over two years
San Francisco, CA
support for the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies for its advocacy and litigation to protect the rights of refugee women and children
 
WITNESS   $70,000 over two years
Brooklyn, NY
support to train human rights activists in using video to document and fight abuse worldwide
 
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ISRAEL PROGRAM
 
Adam Teva V'Din-Israel Union for Environmental Defense   $150,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support for the Chemicals of Concern initiative ($100,000) and for general environmental litigation and advocacy ($50,000)
 
Adva Center   $40,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support for policy and budget analysis focusing on socio-economic and gender inequality
 
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, a magnet regional high school for gifted students
 
AJEECNISPED   $150,000 over two years
Hura , Israel
support for activities to promote development in the Bedouin community and positive intergroup relations in the Negev
 
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 Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev   $150,000 over three years
New York, NY
support for scholarships for Bedouin undergraduates
 
American Friends of Tel Aviv University   $30,000
New York, NY
support for the Refugee Rights Clinic at Tel Aviv University in Israel
 
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies   $60,000 over two years
D.N. Hevel, Eilot, Israel
scholarship support for Jordanian and Palestinian graduate students
 
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel   $25,000
Jerusalem, Israel
support for its work in the Negev
 
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel   $150,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
suppot for activities in the Negev
 
Bimkom - Planners for Planning Rights   $150,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for activities 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
 
Bizchut, The Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities   $50,000
Jerusalem, Israel
supplemental support for a new data management system
 
Center for Women's Justice   $50,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for legal aid and advocacy on behalf of women in the rabbinical court system
 
Community Advocacy   $10,000
Jerusalem, Israel
support for programs for disadvantaged residents of Beersheva
 
Desert Stars: A Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Incubator for Young Bedouins in the Negev   $25,000
Hura, Israel
support for therapeutic activities with child victims of abuse
 
ELI, The Israel Association for Child Protection   $50,000 over two years
Tel Aviv , Israel
support for therapeutic activities with child victims of abuse
 
Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality   $50,000 over two years
Beer Sheva , Israel
support for an integrated, bilingual kindergarten and elementary school
 
The Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership   $60,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support to build environmental leadership and promote a more sustainable society
 
Hotline for Migrant Workers   $30,000
Tel Aviv, Israel
support for legal aid advocacy on behalf of asylum seekers and refugees
 
Ir Amim   $50,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for public education, community programming and advocacy to ensure the future of Jerusalem
 
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 Center for Educational Innovation   $100,000 over two years
Kfar Saba, Israel
support for programs to promote literacy in low-income elementary schools
 
Israel Family Planning Association   $50,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support for programs in the Negev
 
Israel Religious Action Center   $150,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for activities promoting religious pluralism and the rule of law through advocacy, research, public education and litigation
 
Itach - Maaki Women Lawyers for Social Justice   $40,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support for legal aid and litigation to promote the rights of Isreali 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
support for activities to empower Bedouin women
 
Ma'ase   $50,000 over two years
Karmiel, Israel
support for volunteer gap year programs for disadvantaged youth
 
Middle East Education through Technology   $50,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for programs that bring together Jewish and Arab youth to explore the world of high-tech
 
New Israel Fund   $200,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support for NIF/SHATIL activities in the Negev
 
Yad L'isha Legal Aid Center and Hotline   $50,000 over two years
Talpiyot, Jerusalem
support for the Legal Aid Center ($20,000 over 2 years) and for ICAR, the International Coalition for Aguna Rights ($30,000 over 2 years)
 
Yedid - The Association for Community Empowerment   $120,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for a network of Citizens' Rights Centers around the county
 
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JEWISH LIFE
 
Alliance for Middle East Peace   $25,000
Washington, DC
support for a network of non-governmental organizations working to advance intergroup cooperation
 
The American Jewish Committee   $200,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for global Jewish advocacy
 
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee   $50,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues
 
American Jewish World Service   $200,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the Global Justice Fellowship Program
 
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $2,000,000 over five years
Baltimore, MD
supplemental support for the Capital Campaign
 
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $1,200,000
Baltimore, MD
general support for the 2013 annual campaign
 
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $40,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the four Hillel campus programs in the Baltimore metropolitan area
 
AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps   $150,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for volunteers working to alleviate poverty in New York, New Orleans, Chicago and Washington DC
 
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice   $200,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for activities to engage Jews in efforts to build a just, fair and compassionate America
 
The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life   $10,000
New York, NY
support to engage Jews in issues of climate change
 
Encounter Programs   $80,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for activities that enable Jewish Americans to learn about Palestinian life on the West Bank
 
Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs   $40,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the "Keruv Initiative" aimed at making synagogues more welcoming
 
Hazon   $140,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for programs to engage Jews around issues of environmental sustainability
 
Hillel - The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life   $75,000
Washington, DC
general support
 
InterfaithFamily.com   $30,000 over two years
Newton, MA
support for programs aimed at making the Jewish community more welcoming of interfaith families
 
Jewish Council for Public Affairs   $30,000
New York, NY
support for the Campaign for Civility, an effort to promote nuanced discourse about Israel
 
Jewish Funders Network   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the Jewish Social Justice Matching Fund, a collaborative fund initiated by the Nathan Cummings Foundation
 
JOFA: The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance   $10,000
New York, NY
support to bring Israeli women activists to the 2013 JOFA International Conference
 
JOIN for Justice   $20,000
Boston, MA
support to train Jewish social justice activists
 
Just Vision   $80,000 over two years
Washington, DC
general support
 
Merchavim The Institute for the Advancement of Shared Citizenship in Israel   $50,000 over two years
Ramla, Israel
support for programs on diversity in Israel for English-speaking visitors to the country
 
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism   $140,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support for activities that provide a Jewish religious voice of concern on issues of social and economic justice
 
Temple Oheb Shalom   $180,000 over six years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Pathways endowment campaign
 
Tevel B'Tzedek   $50,000 over two years
New York, NY
general support
 
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
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 former Soviet Union FSU
 
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MEMBERSHIP
 
The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers   $8,250
Baltimore, MD
general support through membership
 
Confluence Philanthropy   $500
New York, NY
general support through membership
 
Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health & Rights   $1,000
Rockville, MD
general support through membership
 
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees   $1,000
Sebastopol, CA
general support through membership
 
Grantmakers for Education   $2,250
Portland, OR
general support through membership
 
Grantmakers in Health   $2,750
Washington, DC
general support through membership
 
Health and Environmental Funders Network   $1,500
Silver Spring, MD
support through membership
 
International Human Rights Funders Group   $2,500
New York, NY
general support through membership
 
Jewish Funders Network   $8,000
New York, NY
general support through membership
 
National Center for Family Philanthropy   $1,500
Washington, DC
general support through the Friends of the Family program
 
 
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