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2006 Grants

Education
 
Advocates for Children of New York   $80,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the Pro Bono Partners project addressing educational legal needs for public school students
 
Art with a Heart   $10,000
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for a visual arts program serving vulnerable children and youth
 
Baltimore Community Foundation   $10,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the Baltimore Independent-City Schools Alliance, a collaboration among three independent schools to determine the feasibility of opening a new Baltimore City public school
 
Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women   $25,000
Baltimore, MD
general support for an all-girls public charter school
 
Higher Achievement Program   $60,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for this successful mentoring and academic program in Baltimore
 
Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day School   $25,000
New York, NY
support for the Legal Information Clinic for students at this public high school serving overage students and recent immigrants
 
Middle Grades Partnership   $250,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
renewed general support for the Middle Grades Partnership, a public school/private school summer learning initiative for public middle school studenst
 
New Leaders   $50,000
Baltimore, MD
general support for New Leaders-Baltimore, a program to recruit and train high-caliber principals for Baltimore City public schools
 
New York Community Trust   $50,000
New York, NY
renewed support for the Donor's Education Collaborative, a joint grantmaking effort to make New York City public schools more equitable and responsive to the needs of all children
 
NYC Coalition for Educational Justice   $35,000
New York, NY
support to build the capacity of parent leaders and community residents to act as effective advocates for better teaching and schools
 
Teach For America   $50,000
Baltimore, MD
general support for TFA Baltimore's efforts to train highly effective teachers
 
Urban Teacher Center   $65,000
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for a teacher-training and certification program in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
 
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Health
 
Active Minds   $30,000
Washington, DC
renewed general support for mental health awareness through peer learning on college campuses nationwide
 
B'More Clubhouse   $70,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
renewed general support for B-More Clubhouse, a membership-based reintegration program aimed at supporting people with mental illness in establishing meaningful and productive lives through work and education
 
Bread for the City   $65,000
Washington, DC
renewed support for the organization's primary care services for low-income residents and families
 
Health Care for America Education Fund   $80,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed support for efforts to ensure that health care reform is implemented properly and with maximum benefit for all people
 
Health Care for the Homeless   $65,000
Baltimore, MD
support for a pediatri cand adolescent primary care clinic for homeless children in Baltimore
 
Jhpiego   $75,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the development of a simple and inexpensive maternal health medical solution for women in developing countries
 
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law   $150,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed general support for the organization's legal, educational and advocacy efforts advancing the rights of children and adults with mental disabilities
 
Mental Health Association of Maryland   $35,000
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for advocacy work on federal and state mental health parity laws
 
Peer Health Exchange   $50,000
New York, NY
renewed support for a volunteer program that trains college students to provide comprehensive health education to high school students in New York City
 
The City University of New York at City College   $40,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for activities within the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology
 
The Johns Hopkins University   $55,000
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for the 'Blaustein Scholars in Ethics in Clinical Practice' Program at The Phoebe R. Berman Bioethics Institute
 
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Human Rights and Social Justice
 
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition   $100,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed support for pro-bono legal representation and advocacy on behalf of detained immigrants in Maryland
 
Committee to Protect Journalists   $90,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support to promote press freedom worldwide by defending the rights of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal
 
Disability Rights International   $20,000
Washington, DC
renewed support for work to promote human rights and full participation in society of people with mental disabilities worldwide
 
Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama   $100,000 over two years
Montgomery, AL
renewed support for the organization's efforts around fair justice procedures, especially for juveniles in the adult system
 
Fund for Global Human Rights   $130,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for an international human rights re-granting program
 
Immigration Equality   $40,000
Washington, DC
general support to assist LGBT immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S.
 
Kids In Need of Defense   $25,000
Washintgton, DC
support for the Baltimore field office to assist unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children
 
New Israel Fund   $50,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed support to promote equality and human rights for Arab citizens of Israel
 
Open Society Institute - Baltimore   $75,000
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for efforts to reduce the number of youths tried as adults and detained pre-trial at the Baltimore City Detention Center
 
Refugee and Immigrant Fund   $40,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for the Welcome Center for Asylum Seekers, which provides mental health, supportive and legal services to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum
 
Tahirih Justice Center   $35,000
Falls Church, VA
renewed general support for legal advocacy on behalf of refugee women and girls fleeing gender-based violence.
 
The Fund for New Citizens at the New York Community Trust   $120,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed general support for a regranting program focusing on legal assistance programs for immigrants and refugees
 
The Nation Institute   $50,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for The Investigative Fund, a nonprofit journalism enterprise dedicated to improving the scope and quality of investigative reporting in the independent press
 
The Sentencing Project   $100,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed general support for the organization's work in reforming criminal justice policies and practice in the United States
 
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants   $100,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed general support for the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children for legal assistance to unaccompanied children
 
Vera Institute of Justice   $50,000
New York, NY
support towards advancing the possibility of government-funded legal counsel for detained immigrants
 
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Special Projects
 
Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $200,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the 2011 Annual Campaign ($100,000) and the 2012 Annual Campaign ($100,000)
 
The Boys Latin School of Maryland   $1,000,000 over five years

Baltimore, MD
capital support for "Building the Laker Legacy Campaign"

 
The Park School   $500,000 over five years
Baltimore, MD
endowment support to enhance the Hilda Katz Blaustein Scholarship Fund
 
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Special Projects - Emerging Area
 
American Jewish World Service   $50,000
New York, NY
renewed general support for grassroots efforts to promote sustainable development, health education and human rights in marginalized communities in the developing world
 
Institute for Jewish Spirituality   $50,000
New York, NY
general support to build an operating reserve
 
Progressive Jewish Alliance/Jewish Funds for Justice   $50,000
New York, NY
support for capacity building, especially to cover costs associated with the merger of these two organizations
 
Nigun Halev   $25,000
Renewed support for social justice programs in Israel
 
Yotzer Or   $25,000
support for services for disadvantaged families in Israel
 
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