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2014 Grants

EDUCATION
 
Advocates for Children of New York, Inc.   $80,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support to recruit and train pro bono lawyers to ensure students and families in NYC public schools obtain appropriate education services
 
Center for Inspired Teaching   $90,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support for teacher training and residencies in DC public schools 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, a public high school serving overage and immigrant students
 
Donors' Education Collaborative at the New York Community Trust   $120,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for a joint grantmaking effort on school reform to ensure that public schools are equitable and responsive to the needs of all children
 
Fund for Investigative Journalism   $60,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed support to help the organization's efforts to sustain investigative journalism through small grants to individual journalists
 
LitWorld   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed general support for creative efforts to promote literacy in impoverished community settings around the world
 
Maryland Public Television   $500,000 over five years
Baltimore, MD
endowment support
 
Middle Grades Partnership   $150,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for this public school/private school summer learning initiative
 
The Nation Institute   $70,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for the Investigative Fund, aimed at improving the scope and quality of investigative journalism
 
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
 
Open Society Institute – Baltimore   $150,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to establish a positive discipline training center at the University of Maryland School of Social Work for teachers and principals in order to promote restorative justice practices in schools as well as help to reduce overly harsh discipline policies across the state
 
Urban Teacher Center   $130,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for a teacher residency and certification program in DC and Baltimore public schools
 
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HEALTH
 
Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc.   $70,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for a mental health crisis intervention program for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families
 
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law   $150,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed support for legal, educational and advocacy efforts advancing the rights of children and adults with mental disabilities
 
B'More Clubhouse   $35,000 over two years
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   $140,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed support to enhance primary care services for low-income individuals and families through the addition of mental health and bilingual staff at its Medical Clinic
 
CASA de Maryland   $50,000
Langley Park, MD
support to bring a network of primary and preventive care services to a largely underserved immigrant neighborhood
 
Coordinated Behavioral Care   $50,000
New York, NY
renewed support to coordinate health, mental health and supportive services for hard-to-serve, low-income individuals with chronic health conditions
 
Health Care for the Homeless   $65,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for a pediatric and adolescent clinic staffed by nurse practitioners for homeless children and youth
 
HopeWell Cancer Support   $50,000
Baltimore, MD
support to provide complementary and emotionally healing services
 
Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare   $250,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar program, supporting and advancing doctoral-level nurses
 
Medecins Sans Frontieres USA   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for humanitarian medical efforts in conflict zones throughout the world
 
Mental Health Association of Maryland   $70,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for advocacy efforts to ensure mental health services in the state are adequately and equitably provided as a result of parity legislation and provisions in the Affordable Care Act
 
Mosaic Community Services   $50,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the continuation of a pilot program integrating primary and behavioral health care for low-income men and women
 

Peer Health Exchange

  $100,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed support for their program in DC public high schools which recruits and trains area college students to help teens build the knowledge and skills they need to make positive decisions regarding healthy behavior
 

Peer Health Exchange

  $230,000 over three years
New York, NY
renewed support for their program in New York City public high schools which recruits and trains area college students to help teens build the knowledge and skills they need to make positive decisions regarding healthy behavior
 
Primary Care Development Corporation   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for in-depth primary care service improvement in low-income NYC neighborhoods
 
SHINE   $90,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the expansion of an established meditation program in an organization serving homeless families
 
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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
 
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition   $25,000
Washington, DC
emergency support for expanded capacity to provide free legal services for unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America
 
Center for Popular Democracy   $60,000
New York, NY
support for the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project, the first project in the country to provide universal high-quality legal representation to detained immigrants facing deportation
 
Children's Law Center   $50,000
Washington, DC
support for their medical – legal partnership which provides free legal service for low-income children and their families to ensure appropriate health and education services
 
Committee to Protect Journalists   $150,000 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
 
The Constitution Project   $150,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed support to bring together bi-partisan policy experts and legal practitioners to foster consensus-based solutions to difficult constitutional challenges
 
Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama   $200,000 over two years
Montgomery, AL
renewed support to provide legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system
 
Fund for New Citizens at the New York Community Trust   $150,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for a foundation collaborative to provide grants to strengthen immigrant-led organizations, promote positive immigration policies, and provide legal assistance to immigrants facing deportation
 
Kids in Need of Defense   $60,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed support for the Baltimore field office to train and provide pro-bono lawyers to unaccompanied immigrant children in need of representation
 
Kids in Need of Defense   $50,000
Washington, DC
emergency support for expanded capacity to provide pro-bono legal services for unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America
 
Maryland Disability Law Center   $150,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to expand legal advocacy on behalf of youth with educational or mental disabilities caught up in the justice system
 
New Israel Fund   $50,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed support to promote equality, human rights and democracy in Israel, especially for Arab citizens of Israel
 
The Osborne Association   $50,000
Bronx, NY
support for New York City police training to mitigate the traumatic effects of parental arrest on children
 
Physicians for Human Rights   $75,000
New York, NY
renewed support to use medical, scientific and public health expertise to investigate and stop gross violations of human rights
 
Refugee and Immigrant Fund   $20,000
Queens, NY
support to expand the Urban Farm Recovery Project where newly-arrived refugees seeking asylum gain access to a healing community on roof-top farms in Brooklyn and Queens
 
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
 
Southern Center for Human Rights   $45,000
Atlanta, GA
support for the organization's work challenging human rights violations in prisons and jails, improving legal representation for poor people accused of crimes, and advocating for criminal justice reform on behalf of those affected by the justice system in the South
 
Tahirih Justice Center   $75,000 over two years
Falls Church, VA
renewed support for offices in DC and Baltimore which provide legal advocacy on behalf of immigrant women and girls fleeing gender-based violence
 
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants   $100,000 over two years
Arlington, VA
renewed support for the Immigrant Children's Legal Program, which aims to ensure that unaccompanied immigrant children receive proper and adequate legal, social, and health services
 
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SPECIAL PROJECTS
 
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $100,000
Baltimore, MD
renewed annual campaign support
 
The Ciesla Foundation   $5,000
Washington, DC
support for production of a film about the philanthropist Julius Rosenwald and his work to fund construction of public schools in the South in the early 20th century
 
Congregation B'nai Jeshurun   $50,000
New York, NY
renewed support for strategic planning efforts
 
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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 Africa, Asia and the Americas
 
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support to mobilize resources of the Jewish community towards creating a more just, fair and compassionate nation
 
Institute for Jewish Spirituality   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for the Institute's efforts to transform Jewish life by cultivating mindfulness so that Jews, as individuals and community members, can act with enriched wisdom, clarity, and compassion
 
Israel Spiritual Care Network   $100,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
renewed support to expand and professionalize spiritual care in Israel
 
Jewish Funders Network   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the Jewish Social Justice Matching Fund, a collaborative grants program to promote and increase giving for social justice efforts in the US
 
Jewish Social Justice Roundtable   $25,000
New York, NY
support to promote collaboration among organizations which aim to advance social justice as a core expression of Jewish values
 
Jewish Theological Seminary of America   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
support to expand the Center for Pastoral Care, a new Center providing training for Jewish and non-Jewish seminary students, rabbis, and ordained clergy of all faiths on the art of pastoral care
 
Moving Traditions   $30,000 over two years
Philadelphia, PA
support to expand the organization's programming and training around gender and sexuality in the context of Jewish learning and practice
 
Nigun HaLev   $25,000
Nahalal, Israel
renewed support for social justice projects
 
T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the organization's efforts to bring together rabbis and members of the Jewish community to act on the Jewish imperative to respect and advance the human rights of all people
 
 
TOTAL GRANTS PAID IN 2014: $3,203,000
 
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