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2012 Grants

EDUCATION
 
Advocates for Children of New York, Inc.   $80,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for the Pro Bono Partners project addressing educational legal needs for public school students
 
Comprehensive Development, Inc.   $70,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for the Legal Information Clinic for students at the Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day School and other partner schools
 
Higher Achievement Program   $60,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
renewed general support for this successful year-round mentoring and academic program for middle school students
 
LitWorld   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed general support for efforts to promote literacy through storytelling
 
Middle Grades Partnership   $250,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for the Middle Grades Partnership, a public school/private school summer learning initiative
 
National Summer Learning Association   $50,000
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for the organizations efforts to promote quality summer learning initiatives in Baltimore and New York
 
New York Community Trust   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for the Donor's Education Collaborative, a joint grantmaking effort to make NYC public schools more equitable and responsive to the needs of all children
 
Teach For America, Inc.   $50,000
Baltimore, MD
renewed general support for TFA Baltimore's efforts to train highly effective teachers
 
The Fund for Public Schools   $150,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for NYC Summer Quest, a new public/private collaborative project providing summer learning initiatives in South Bronx schools
 
Urban Teacher Center   $130,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
renewed general support for a new teacher residency and certification program in Baltimore and DC
 
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HEALTH
 
American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter   $50,000
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for the development of a quality improvement partnership in Maryland to improve pediatric health outcomes
 
Blythedale Children's Hospital   $20,000
Valhalla, NY
support for the implementation of an effective system for crisis prevention and positive development in pediatric patients
 
B'More Clubhouse, Inc.   $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
 
Coordinated Behavioral Care, Inc.   $80,000 over two years
Washington, DC
start-up support to create a coordinated system of health, mental health and supportive services for hard-to-serve, low-income New Yorkers
 
Jhpiego   $75,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the development of a simple and inexpensive maternal health medical solution for women in developing countries
 
Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence   $200,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar program, supporting and advancing doctoral-level nurses
 
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law   $140,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed general support for legal, educational and advocacy efforts advancing the rights of children and adults with mental disabilities
 
Medecins Sans Frontieres USA, Inc.   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed general support for medical humanitarian efforts in conflict zones throughout the world
 
Mental Health Association of Maryland, Inc.   $70,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for the Maryland Mental Health Coalition's advocacy work on mental health parity laws
 
Peer Health Exchange   $125,000
New York, NY
Washington, DC
renewed general support for a volunteer program that trains college students to provide comprehensive health education to high school students; and start up support to launch Peer Health Exchange in D.C. public high schools
 
Way Station, Inc.   $150,000 over 30 months
Frederick, MD
support for a "health home" pilot to coordinate care for low-income people with serious and persistent health and mental health problems
 
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HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
 
Brandeis University   $50,000 over two years
Waltham, MA
renewed general support for the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism
 
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
 
CASA de Maryland, Inc.   $100,000 over two years
Langley Park, MD
support for immigrant youth advocacy, particularly around Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
 
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc.   $50,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed general support to promote press freedom worldwide by defending the rights of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal
 
Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, Inc.   $100,000 over two years
Montgomery, AL
renewed support for the organization's efforts around fair justice procedure, especially for juveniles in the adult system
 
Fund for Global Human Rights   $130,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed support for an international human rights re-granting program
 
Immigration Equality   $40,000
New York, NY
renewed general support to assist LGBT immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S
 
Maryland Disability Law Center   $180,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to expand advocacy on behalf of youth with educational or mental disabilities, and general support
 
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 a campaign to reduce the number of youth tried as adults and detained pre-trial at the Baltimore City Detention Center
 
Physicians for Human Rights   $75,000
Cambridge, MA
renewed general support to use medical, scientific and public health expertise to investigate and stop gross violations of human rights
 
Refugee and Immigrant Fund, Inc.   $40,000 over two years
Astoria, NY
renewed support to continue to provide legal consultations at RIF's Welcome Center for Asylum Seekers, which provides mental health, supportive and legal services to newly arrived individuals seeking asylum
 
Tahirih Justice Center   $75,000 over two years
Falls Church, VA
renewed general support for legal advocacy on behalf of refugee women and girls fleeing gender-based violence, and support to help open a new site in Baltimore
 
The Fund for Investigative Journalism, Inc.   $50,000 over two years
Washington, DC
general support to help the organization's efforts to sustain investigative journalism
 
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
renewed support for the Investigative Fund, aimed at improving the scope and quality of investigative journalism
 
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
Arlington, VA
renewed support for the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children which provides legal assistance for unaccompanied immigrant children
 
United Neighborhood Houses of New York   $25,000
New York, NY
support for immediate needs for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at Project Hospitality on Staten Island
 
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SPECIAL PROJECTS - EMERGING AREA
 
American Jewish World Service   $50,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for grassroots efforts to promote sustainable development, health, education and human rights in marginalized communities in the developing world
 
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed general support to mobilize resources of the Jewish community towards creating a more just, fair and compassionate nation for all
 
Institute for Jewish Spirituality   $50,000
New York, NY
renewed general support to promote contemplative practices among clergy and lay leaders
 
Israel Spiritual Care Network   $15,000
Jerusalem, Israel
general support to bring professional standards and accreditation to the growing field of Jewish Spiritual Care
 
Nigun HaLev   $25,000
Nahalal, Israel
renewed support for social justice projects
 
Yotzer Or   $10,000
Jerusalem, Israel
renewed general support to serve disadvantaged families in a poor neighborhood of Jerusalem
 
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SPECIAL PROJECTS
 
The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers   $5,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the Betsy Nelson Legacy Fund
 
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
Brooklandville, MD
endowment support to enhance the Hilda Katz Blaustein Scholarship Fund
 
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