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2014 Grants

FOSTERING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY
 
Strengthening Public Education in Baltimore City
 
50CAN   $20,000
Washington, DC
support for a report about improving high school options 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   $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, an effort to identify and train future principals
 
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   $100,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support to improve outcomes for Baltimore City Public Schools students
 
The Ingenuity Project   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for accelerated math and science programming for Baltimore City middle and high school students
 
The Johns Hopkins University   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Baltimore Education Research Consortium
 
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   $100,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to recruit, train and nurture new teachers in Baltimore City schools
 
Urban Teacher Center   $80,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the teacher training and certification program in Baltimore City
 
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Arts & Culture
 
Arts Every Day   $25,000
Baltimore, MD
support to promote arts integration in Baltimore City Schools
 
Baltimore Clayworks   $60,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for community arts programming for underserved youth, senior adults and families
 
The Baltimore Museum of Art   $200,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
capital support for the renovation of the main building
 
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra   $30,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for education programming for school and family groups
 
Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment   $10,000
Baltimore, MD
support to promote community arts programming
 
Center Stage Associates   $15,000
Baltimore, MD
support for education and outreach programming targeted to young audiences
 
Creative Alliance   $40,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support for this multi-purpose community arts center
 
The Everyman Theatre   $70,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support and support for education programming
 
Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance   $30,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support to strengthen the local arts community
 
Johns Hopkins University-Peabody Institute   $15,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the Music Teacher Mentoring Program in Baltimore City Public Schools
 
Maryland Institute College of Art   $80,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Master of Fine Arts in Community Arts program
 
Museum for Contemporary Arts   $15,000
Baltimore, MD
support to stage Healing Wars, a multi-disciplinary project designed and produced by Liz Lerman
 
Single Carrot Theatre   $20,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
Southeast Community Development Corporation   $10,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the Highlandtown Arts and Entertainment District
 
Station North Arts & Entertainment   $15,000
Baltimore, MD
support to promote community arts programming
 
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
 
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 awareness on college campuses
 
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
 
CHANA   $70,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to address abuse and other forms of interpersonal trauma in the Jewish community
 
Community Conferencing Center   $100,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to train Baltimore City school staff in restorative practices and to offer the community conferencing model as an intervention
 
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
 
Institute for Integrative Health   $30,000
Baltimore, MD
support for an evaluation of the Mindful Moment pilot program at Patterson High School
 
Intercultural Counseling Connection   $30,000
Baltimore, MD
general support and support for medical translation services
 
Mental Health Association of Maryland   $150,000 over three years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Older Adult Program
 
Mosaic Community Services   $35,000
Timonium, MD
support to pilot the Big White Wall, an online wellness community
 
Mosaic Community Services   $100,000
Timonium, MD
capital support for the renovation of the North Charles Street building's integrated health care center
 
The Pro Bono Counseling Project   $25,000
Baltimore, MD
support for Caring for Caregivers, a project designed to link caregivers to mental health services
 
Roberta's House   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for grief and bereavement counseling for children and families in Baltimore
 
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   $70,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to ensure that the needs of children in Maryland are addressed in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act
 
Behavioral Health Leadership Institute   $35,000
Baltimore, MD
support to create a behavioral health-informed Community Health Worker Toolkit
 
Charm City Clinic   $25,000
Baltimore, MD
support to help low-income residents access quality health care
 
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   $120,000 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 and support for marketing the health center network
 
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Environmental Health
 
The Breast Cancer Fund   $60,000
San Francisco, CA
support for the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
 
Commonweal   $15,000
Bolinas, CA
support for a program to educate Baltimore area OB/GYN doctors, midwives and nurse practitioners on ways to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals during pregnancy
 
Environmental Integrity Project   $60,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support for the South Baltimore Environmental Justice Campaign
 
Environmental Working Group   $120,000 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
 
Green & Healthy Home Initiative   $70,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the national policy agenda, including efforts to improve the health and sustainability of public housing
 
Health Care Without Harm   $100,000 over two years
Jamaica Plain, MA
general support to transform the heatlh care industry
 
Kitchen Table Campaigns   $50,000
Washington, DC
support for the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families campaign
 
Maryland Environmental Health Network   $100,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support to improve the health of Marylanders by promoting effective environmental policies and practices
 
Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund   $50,000 over two years
Annapolis, MD
support for the Latino Outreach program
 
Maryland Pesticide Education Network   $100,000 over two years
Annapolis, MD
general support to protect the public and environment from toxic pesticides and promote healthy alternatives
 
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 Chesapeake   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
Sierra Club Foundation   $25,000
San Francisco, CA
support for the Maryland Clean Energy Campaign
 
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Center for Integrative Medicine   $200,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment initiative
 
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Special Projects
 
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
 
The American Jewish Committee   $10,000
New York, NY
support for the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights
 
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee   $25,000
New York, NY
support for the Jewish Coalition for Syrian Refugees in Jordan
 
Asylum Access   $50,000
Oakland, CA
support to assist refugees in accessing their rights in Asia, Africa and Latin America
 
Center for Health and Gender Equity   $30,000
Washington, DC
support to promote reproductive health and rights within U.S. and international policy
 
Center for Reproductive Rights   $80,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the Global Legal Program
 
Disability Rights International   $110,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support to promote the human rights of people with disabilities worldwide
 
Firelight Foundation   $10,000
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 two years
New York, NY
support for educational activities and networking among funders
 
Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project   $50,000
New York, NY
support for legal aid and advocacy on behalf of refugees seeking resettlement in the US
 
Let's Breakthrough   $50,000 over two years
New York, NY
support to promote women's rights through media campaigns
 
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   $75,000 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   $25,000
Tel Aviv, Israel
support to harness the power of media to promote social justice and civic equality
 
Ahed - The Association of the Academic Arabs in the Negev   $100,000 over two years
Hura , Israel
support for the Ahed High School for Science, a regional high school for gifted students
 
AJEEC-NISPED   $185,000 over two years
Beer Sheva , Israel
support 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 over four years
New York, NY
support for the David Hirschhorn Graduate Studies Fellowship Fund at the Albert Katz School of International Studies of the Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
 
American Committee of the Weizmann Institute of Science   $100,000
New York, NY
support for Irteka, an initiative of the Council for Higher Education to provide scholarships for Arab undergraduates studying engineering, science and business
 
American Friends of Tel Aviv University   $20,000
New York, NY
support for the Environmental Justice Clinic at Tel Aviv University
 
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies   $60,000 over two years
D.N. Hevel Eilot, Israel
scholarship support for Jordanian and Palestinian students
 
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel   $50,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for activities in the Negev
 
Bar-Ilan University of Israel   $10,000
Tel Aviv, Israel
support for the Clinic for Legal Aid for Women in Family Law at the Ruth and Emanuel Rackman Center for the Advancement of Women's Status
 
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 legal aid and advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities
 
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
 
Desert Stars: A Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Incubator for Young Bedouins in the Negev   $100,000 over two years
Nitzana, Israel
support for leadership programs with Bedouin youth
 
Ecopeace Middle East Environmental NGO Forum   $20,000
Tel Aviv, Israel
support to promote cross-border cooperation on water issues in the Middle East
 
ELI, The Israel Association for Child Protection   $50,000 over two years
Tel Aviv , Israel
support for work with children who are victims of abuse
 
Green Course   $20,000
Tel Aviv, Israel
support to engage Israeli university and college students in environmental issues
 
Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality   $50,000 over two years
Beer Sheva , Israel
support for the 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
 
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   $120,000 over two years
Modi'in, Israel
support for the Excellence program for Bedouin high school students in the Negev
 
Israel Center for Educational Innovation   $120,000 over two years
Kfar Saba, Israel
support for programs to promote literacy in low-income elementary schools
 
Israel Family Planning Association   $40,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support for programs in the Negev
 
Israel Religious Action Center   $150,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support to promote 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   $150,000 over two years
Tel Aviv , Israel
support for the Career Training Program for Bedouin high school students in the Negev
 
Ma'ase   $25,000
Karmiel, Israel
support for volunteer programs for low-income 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 technology
 
New Israel Fund   $200,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support for NIF/SHATIL activities in the Negev
 
The Sustainability Laboratory   $35,000
New York, NY
support for Project Wadi Attir, a sustainable agriculture center 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
 
The American Jewish Committee   $200,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for global Jewish advocacy
 
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee   $55,000 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   $1,250,000
Baltimore, MD
general support for the 2014 annual campaign
 
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $90,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for 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 to engage Jews in promoting economic opportunity and social justice
 
Encounter Programs   $90,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for programs that promote nuanced discourse about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
 
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 to intermarried families
 
Hazon   $140,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for educational programs about Judaism and environmental sustainability
 
Hillel International   $80,000
Washington, DC
support for Ask Big Questions
 
InterfaithFamily.com   $30,000 over two years
Newton, MA
support for programs to make the Jewish community more welcoming
 
Jewish Council for Public Affairs   $40,000
New York, NY
support for the Civility Initiative, 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
 
Jewish Funders Network   10,000
New York, NY
support through sponsorship of the 2015 International Conference in Tel Aviv
 
Jewish Social Justice Roundtable   $25,000
New York, NY
support to promote collaboration that advances social justice as a core expression of Jewish values
 
Jews United for Justice   $25,000
Washington, DC
support for expansion to Baltimore City
 
JOIN for Justice   $20,000
Boston, MA
support to train Jewish social justice activists
 
Just Vision   $50,000
Washington, DC
general support
 
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
 
Repair the World   $150,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for year-long volunteer placements for Jewish young adults in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Detroit and Philadelphia
 
Shalom Hartman Institute   $30,000
New York, NY
support for the Campus Professionals Program
 
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
support for year-long volunteer placements for Israeli and American Jews in Nepal and Burundi
 
Tivnu Building Justice   $25,000
Portland, OR
support to pilot a gap year program in community housing and development for Jewish young adults
 
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
 
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
 
Yeshivat Maharat   $220,000 over two years
Riverdale, NY
support to educate and train women as Jewish spiritual leaders
 
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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   $3,160
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   $2,000
Washington, DC
general support through the Friends of the Family program
 
 
TOTAL GRANTS PAID IN 2014: $7,478,000
 
 
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