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2017 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 ACLU Education Reform Project
 
The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers   $5,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for the Education Funders Affinity Group and an education series on mission-related investing
 
Baltimore City Public School System   $200,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for "Building A Generation: City Schools' Blueprint for Success", a four-year effort to improve student outcomes and change district culture and practice
 
Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to assist African-American families in navigating public, independent and parochial school options
 
Baltimore Urban Debate League   $40,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for professional development programs focused on debate and writing for teachers working in Baltimore City Public Schools
 
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 in Baltimore City public schools
 
Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.   $25,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the School-Community Partnership in Northwest Baltimore
 
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's strategic data analysis
 
Live Baltimore Home Center   $15,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for "Way to Stay", an effort to encourage enrollment in Baltimore City schools
 
New Leaders   $100,000 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 Teachers   $100,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the teacher training and certification program in Baltimore City
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Arts & Culture
 
American Visionary Art Museum   $30,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
Arts Every Day   $60,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to promote arts integration in Baltimore City Schools
 
The Baltimore Museum of Art   $100,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
capital support for the next phase of renovations to the Museum
 
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra   $100,000 over three years
Baltimore, MD
support for education programming for school and family groups
 
Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment   $25,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to promote community arts programming in downtown Baltimore
 
Center Stage Associates   $100,000 over three years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Campaign for Center Stage
 
Creative Alliance   $40,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support for this multi-purpose community arts education center
 
The Everyman Theatre   $70,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support and support for education programs
 
Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance   $35,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support to strengthen the local arts community
 
Johns Hopkins University-Peabody Institute   $40,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Tuned-In Initiative, a scholarship program for musically talented youth
 
Le Mondo   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to renovate three buildings along the Howard Street corridor as an artist-owned complex of venues, studios and offices
 
Maryland Institute College of Art   $80,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Master of Fine Arts in Community Arts program
 
Maryland Film Festival   $150,000 over three years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Parkway Theatre Capital Campaign
 
Museum for Contemporary Arts   $30,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support for site-specific arts and education programming
 
Single Carrot Theatre   $20,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
Station North Arts & Entertainment   $30,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to promote community arts programming
 
Young Audiences of Maryland   $100,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for school-based programming in Baltimore City and support for the Access for All program
 
Special Projects
 
Baltimore Corps   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support for social venture fellows
 
Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City   $60,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Branch Improvement Fund
 
Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations   $25,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
Maryland Center on Economic Policy   $20,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
general support to foster innovative policy ideas
 
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HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH
 
Mental Health
 
Active Minds   $85,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support to promote mental health awareness on college campuses
 
CHANA   $70,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to address abuse and other forms of interpersonal trauma in the Jewish community
 
Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland   $40,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for the costs associated with becoming a state-licensed Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
 
Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition   $80,000 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   $80,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support for mental health services for new immigrants and refugees
 
Mental Health Association of Maryland   $150,000 over three years
Lutherville, MD
support for the Older Adult Program
 
NAMI Maryland   $30,000 over two years
Columbia, MD
general support for programs to improve the lives of individuals with serious mental illness and their families
 
NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore   $20,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for the development and implementation of training for primary care physicians to improve their knowledge and understanding of patient and family mental health needs
 
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 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for grief and bereavement counseling for children and families in Baltimore
 
University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation   $45,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support for the Social Work Community Outreach Service
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School Climate
 
Behavioral Health System Baltimore   $75,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support to provide the Expanded School Mental Health program in additional Baltimore City middle schools
 
Center for Supportive Schools   $25,000 over one year
Princeton, NJ
support for the Peer Group Connection program in Baltimore City high schools
 
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
 
Holistic Life Foundation   $65,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for mindfulness programming in Baltimore City schools
 
Teachers' Democracy Project   $10,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for teachers and district personnel to attend the National Conference on Community and Restorative Justice
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Access to Health Care
 
Advocates for Children and Youth   $70,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support to ensure that the needs of children in Maryland are addressed in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act
 
Charm City Care Connection   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support to connect low-income people to health care
 
Consumer Health First   $50,000 over one year
Potomac, MD
general support for advocacy to ensure Marylanders receive quality health care
 
Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative Education Fund   $150,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Faith Community Health Network and advocacy efforts to protect access to health care
 
National Health Law Program   $110,000 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
 
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Environmental Health
 
The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers   $2,500 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for the Green Funders Affinity Group
 
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners   $120,000 over two years
San Francisco, CA
support for the national Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
 
Environmental Integrity Project   $70,000 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 Science Program
 
Friends of Great Kids Farm Foundation   $30,000 over two years
Catonsville, DC
support for a working farm owned by Baltimore City Public Schools
 
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
 
Kitchen Tables Campaigns   $70,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support for the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families campaign
 
Maryland Environmental Health Network   $140,000 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 Chispa, 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   $60,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Toxics and Environmental Health advocacy program
 
National Caucus of Environmental Legislators   $90,000 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 for efforts to engage health professionals in environmental advocacy
 
Safer States   $50,000 over two years
Portland, OR
general support for advocacy at state and federal levels for toxins reform
 
Sierra Club Foundation   $50,000 over two years
Oakland, CA
support for the Maryland Clean Energy Campaign
 
Women's Voices For The Earth   $20,000 over one year
Missoula, MT
general support for advocacy on environmental justice issues
 
Special Projects
 
Chai Lifeline   $30,000 over one year
New York, NY
support for Jewish families and children with a life-threatening disease
 
House of Ruth Maryland   $150,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
capital support for the Community Engagement Center
 
Ridge To Reefs   $50,000 over one year
Eldersburg, MD
support for humanitarian relief efforts in Puerto Rico
 
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HUMAN RIGHTS
 
American Jewish World Service   $200,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the early and child marriage prevention program in India
 
Asylum Access   $50,000 over one year
Oakland, CA
support to assist refugees in accessing their rights in Asia, Africa and Latin America
 
Center for Health and Gender Equity   $50,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support to promote reproductive health and rights within US international policy
 
Center for Reproductive Rights   $30,000 over one year
New York, NY
support for the Global Program
 
Disability Rights International   $110,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support to promote the human rights of people with disabilities worldwide
 
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
 
HIAS   $40,000 over two years
Silver Spring, MD
support to promote US policies that protect refugees
 
Human Rights Funders Network   $80,000 over two years
New York, NY
support to promote human rights grantmaking around the globe
 
International Refugee Assistance Project   $75,000 over one year
New York, NY
support to assist refugees from Syria and the Middle East
 
Let's Breakthrough   $50,000 over two years
New York, NY
support to promote women's human rights in India
 
Tahirih Justice Center   $50,000 over one year
Falls Church, VA
support for legal aid and advocacy on behalf of women and children fleeing gender-based violence
 
Tahirih Justice Center   $100,000 over two years
Falls Church, VA
support for legal aid and advocacy on behalf of women and children 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   $170,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support for environmental litigation and advocacy ($70,000) and for the Chemicals of Concern project ($100,000)
 
AJEEC-NISPED   $200,000 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   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for scholarships for Bedouin undergraduates at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
 
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev   $1,000,000 over five years
New York, NY
support for new young faculty members at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
 
American Friends of Tel Aviv University   $40,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the Environmental Justice Clinic at Tel Aviv University
 
ANU Center for Strategic Media   $40,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support for a web-based platform that promotes citizen activism
 
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies   $100,000 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
Tel Aviv, Israel
support 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   $100,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities ($50,000) and for capacity building in fundraising ($50,000)
 
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   $200,000 over one year
DN Negev, Israel
support for programs to promote leadership in the Negev ($100,000) and capital support for the Desert Stars Youth Village ($100,000)
 
Ecopeace Middle East Environmental NGO Forum   $60,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support for "Advancing Sanitation Solutions Along the Hebron-Negev-Gaza Basin"
 
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   $60,000 over two years
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 educational activities that promote peaceful coexistence in the Negev ($50,000) and capital support to expand the preschool ($10,000)
 
The Heschel Center for Sustainability   $60,000 over one year
Tel Aviv, Israel
support to build environmental leadership and promote a more sustainable society
 
Hotline for Refugees and Migrants   $60,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support to work with asylum seekers and refugees
 
The Israel Association of Community Centers Ltd.   $120,000 over two years
Lod, 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 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
 
ITIM   $25,000 over one year
Jerusalem, Israel
support to assist Israelis with issues of personal status
 
Matan - Investing in the Community   $100,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support for Collective Impact, the Partnership for Arab Employment
 
Merchavim - The Institute for the Advancement of Shared Citizenship in Israel   $50,000 over two years
Lod, Israel
support for the Arab Teacher Integration Program
 
Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow   $45,000 over one year
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
New York, NY
support for SHATIL's activities in the Negev
 
Olim Beyahad: Rising Up Together   $60,000 over two years
Herzliya, Israel
support to promote leadership and workforce integration for Israelis of Ethiopian origin
 
Sapir Academic College   $150,000 over two years
D. N. Hof Ashkelon, Israel
support for the Gateway to the Academy Program
 
Sikkuy   $100,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support to improve access to early childhood education and public transportation in Bedouin communities in the Negev
 
Teach First Israel   $25,000 over one year
Jerusalem, Israel
support for the Gateway to the Academy Program
 
Yad L'isha Legal Aid Center and Hotline   $50,000 over two years
Talpiyot, Jerusalem
support for the Legal Aid Center and for ICAR, the International Coalition for Aguna Rights
 
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
 
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $1,300,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for the 2017 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   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for programs that promote nuanced discourse about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
 
Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs   $30,000 over two years
New York, NY
support to make synagogues more welcoming to intermarried families
 
Footsteps   $70,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for programs that assist ultra-Orthodox Jews to explore life beyond their insular communities
 
Hazon   $140,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for programs that help to create a healthier and more sustainable world
 
Hillel International   $75,000 over one year
Washington, DC
support for the Ask Big Questions program
 
Jewish Council for Public Affairs   $175,000 over one year
New York, NY
support for Resetting the Table, a program to promote nuanced discourse about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
 
Jewish Social Justice Roundtable   $60,000 over two years
New York, NY
support to promote collaboration that advances social justice as a core expression of Jewish values
 
Jews United for Justice   $100,000 over one year
Washington, DC
support for advocacy programs in Baltimore
 
JOIN for Justice   $90,000 over two years
Boston, MA
support to train Jewish social justice activists
 
Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center   $500,000 over five years
Reisterstown, MD
capital support for improvements to its facilities
 
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism   $140,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support to provide a Jewish religious voice of concern on contemporary issues
 
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America   $80,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for I-Engage campus programming
 
Temple Oheb Shalom   $180,000 over six years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Pathways endowment campaign
 
Tevel B'Tzedek: An Israeli Non-Profit Organization for Social and Environmental Justice   $50,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for volunteer placements in Nepal for American and Israeli Jews
 
Tivnu: Building Justice   $60,000 over two years
Portland, OR
support for a gap year program in community housing and development for Jewish young adults
 
World Union for Progressive Judaism   $220,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for leadership development programs in the FSU
 
Yeshivat Maharat   $50,000 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   $8,261
Baltimore, MD
general support through membership
 
Confluence Philanthropy   $1,000
New York, NY
general support through membership
 
Firelight Foundation   $1,000
Santa Cruz, CA
membership support for the International Education Funders Group
 
Funders for Reproductive Equity   $1,375
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   $1,875
Rockville, MD
general support through membership
 
Jewish Funders Network   $8,000
New York, NY
general support through membership
 
Mission Investors Exchange   $3,057
Seattle, WA
general support through membership
National Center for Family Philanthropy   $2,500
Washington, DC
general support through the Friends of the Family program
 
TOTAL GRANTS PAID IN 2017: $7,944,383
 
 
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