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2015 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
 
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra   $25,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the OrchKids sumer program
 
Center for Inspired Teaching   $100,000 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   $100,000 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
 
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
 
Alzheimerís Association, Maryland   $50,000
Baltimore, MD
support for an initiative to strengthen primary care capacity for diagnosing Alzheimerís Disease
 
Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc.   $70,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for a mental health crisis intervention program for recent veterans and their families
 
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law   $170,000 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
 
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
 
Isreal Spiritual Care Network   $100,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Isreal
renewed support to expand and professionalize spiritual care in Israel
 
Jewish Theological Seminary of America   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
support to expand the Center for Pastoral Care, providing training for Jewish and non-Jewish seminary students, rabbis, and ordained clergy of all faiths on the art of pastoral care
 
Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare   $300,000 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
 
Medecins Sans Frontieres USA   $25,000
New York, NY
emergency support for efforts in Nepa
 
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
 

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
 
St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation   $50,000
Baltimore, MD
support for St. Clare Medical Outreach program which provides primary care services to the Hispanic community
 
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HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
 
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
 
American Jewish World Service   $25,000
New York, NY
emergency support for relief efforts in Nepal
 
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support to build a national movement that pursues justice as a core expression of Jewish tradition
 
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   $100,000 over two years
Langley Park, MD
support for the Immigrant Relief Project
 
Children's Law Center   $120,000 over two years
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, Inc.   $70,000 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
 
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
 
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
 
Kids in Need of Defense   $70,000 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
 
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   $70,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed support to promote equality, human rights and democracy in Israel, especially for Arab citizens of Israel
 
Nigun HaLev   $70,000 over two years
Nahalal, Isreal
renewed support for social justice projects
 
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   $150,000 over two years
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   $230,000
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
 
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
 
T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights   $60,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the organizationís 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
 
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SPECIAL PROJECTS
 
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $300,000 over three years
Baltimore, MD
renewed annual campaign support
 
Baltimore United for Change   $10,000
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
Capital Area Food Bank   $5,000
Washington, DC
gernal support
 
Carnegie Institution   $15,000
Washington, DC
support for Project BioEYES
 
Childrenís Aid Society   $10,000
New York, NY
general support
 
Community Foundation of the National Capital Region   $5,000
Washington, DC
support for the Stone and Holt Weeks Foundation
 
Congregation B'nai Jeshurun   $50,000
New York, NY
renewed support for strategic planning efforts
 
The Fresh Air Fund   $10,000
New York, NY
general support
 
Gilchrist Hospice Care   $10,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the operations of the Joseph Richey House
 
Institute for Jewish Spirituality   $120,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for the Instituteís efforts to transform Jewish life by cultivating mindfulness so that Jews, as individuals and community members, can act with enriched wisdom, clarity, and compassion
 
International Rescue Committee   $20,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the Baltimore office and its refugee resettlement programs
 
Moving Traditions   $30,000 over two years
Philadelphia, PA
support to expand the organizationís programming and training around gender and sexuality in the context of Jewish learning and practice
 
No Boundaries Coalition   $10,000
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
 
TOTAL GRANTS PAID IN 2015: $3,203,000
 
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