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2013 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
 
American Visionary Art Museum, Inc.   $20,000
Baltimore, MD
general support for the museum's programs
 
Center for Inspired Teaching   $90,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support for teacher training based on progressive educational practices
 
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
 
The Fund for Public Schools   $150,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for a collaborative summer learning initiative in the South Bronx
 
LitWorld   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed general support for creative efforts to promote literacy in impoverished community settings
 
Middle Grades Partnership   $150,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for the Middle Grades Partnership, a public school/private school summer learning initiative
 
National Council on Teacher Quality   $63,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed support for the Council's 'Teacher Prep Review' which rates schools of education
 
National Summer Learning Association   $65,000
Baltimore, MD
renewed support to build a system-wide approach for quality summer learning in Baltimore
 
New Leaders   $50,000
Baltimore, MD
renewed support to recruit and train high-caliber principals for Baltimore City public schools
 
New York Community Trust, Donor Education Collaborative   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for a joint grantmaking effort to make NYC public schools more equitable and responsive to the needs of all children
 
Urban Teacher Center   $130,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
renewed general support for a new teacher residency and certification program in Baltimore and Washington, DC
 
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HEALTH
 
B'More Clubhouse, Inc.   $30,000
Baltimore, MD
renewed general support for 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 general support to enhance primary care service capacity for low-income individuals
 
Creative Alternatives of New York   $20,000
New York, NY
renewed support for drama therapy
 
Health Care for America Education Fund   $30,000
Washington, DC
renewed support for grassroots efforts to ensure that health care reform is implemented properly and with maximum benefit for all people
 
Health Care for the Homeless, Inc   $65,000
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for a pediatric and adolescent clinic for homeless children and youth in Baltimore
 
Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence   $250,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar program, supporting and advancing doctoral-level nurses
 
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 and the Mental Health Parity Project
 
Peer Health Exchange   $100,000
New York, NY; Washington, DC
renewed support for peer-led health workshops in New York City public schools, and for expansion to DC public high schools
 
Primary Care Development Corporation   $60,000
New York, NY
support to develop a curriculum to train staff at health centers in low-income communities to adapt to the new Patient Centered Medical Home model
 
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
 
The Constitution Project   $137,500 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed general support for advocacy around constitutional and civil liberties issues
 
Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, Inc.   $200,000 over two years
Montgomery, AL
renewed support for the organization's efforts around fair justice procedures
 
Fund for Investigative Journalism, Inc.   $50,000 over two years
Washington, DC
general support to help the organization's efforts to sustain investigative journalism
 
Fund for New Citizens at the New York Community Trust   $150,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed general support for a regranting program focusing on legal assistance and capacity-building programs for vulnerable immigrants and refugees
 
Immigration Equality   $40,000
New York, NY
renewed general support to assist LGBT immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S
 
Kids in Need of Defense   $25,000
Washington, DC
renewed support for the Baltimore field office to assist unaccompanied immigrant children
 
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
 
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
 
New Israel Fund   $50,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed support to promote equality, human rights and democracy in Israel
 
Open Society Institute - Baltimore   $75,000
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for a campaign to reduce the number of youth tried as adults and general support
 
Refugee and Immigrant Fund, Inc.   $20,000
Astoria, NY
renewed support to provide community integration services to individuals seeking asylum
 
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
 
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
 
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants   $100,000 over two years
Arlington, VA
renewed support to provide legal assistance for unaccompanied immigrant children
 
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SPECIAL PROJECTS
 
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $100,000
Baltimore, MD
support for 2013 Annual Campaign
 
Feeding America   $18,750
Washington, DC
general support
 
Johns Hopkins Hospital   $50,000
Baltimore, MD
support for surgical research
 
National Coalition for the Homeless   $18,750
Washington, DC
general support
 
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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   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed general support to promote contemplative practices among clergy and lay leaders
 
Israel Spiritual Care Network   $25,000
Jerusalem, Israel
renewed support to bring professional standards and accreditation to the growing field of Jewish Spiritual Care in Israel
 
Jewish Funders Network   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the Jewish Social Justice Matching Fund
 
Nigun HaLev   $25,000
Nahalal, Israel
renewed support for social justice projects
 
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