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2016 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
 
Big Mouth Productions   $20,000
Brooklyn, NY
support for the production of a documentary film centered on police community relations in Baltimore City
 
Center for Inspired Teaching   $100,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed support for teacher training and residencies in DC public schools based on progressive educational practices
 
Comprehensive Development, Inc.   $35,000
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   $50,000
New York, NY
renewed support for joint grantmaking focused on policy reforms in NYC public schools to advance equity, opportunity and excellence for all students
 
Fund for Investigative Journalism   $35,000
Washington, DC
renewed support to sustain investigative journalism through small grants to individual journalists
 
LitWorld   $50,000
New York, NY
Renewed support for creative efforts to promote literacy in disadvantaged community settings
 
Maryland Public Television   $500,000 over five years
Baltimore, MD
endowment support for programming and operations
 
Middle Grades Partnership   $100,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for a public school/private school summer learning initiative
 
The Nation Institute   $40,000
New York, NY
renewed support for the Investigative Fund, aimed at improving the scope and quality of investigative journalism and focused on issues of social justice
 
New Leaders   $50,000
Baltimore, MD
renewed support to recruit and train high-caliber principals for Baltimore public schools
 
University of Maryland School of Social Work   $5,000
Baltimore, MD
supplemental support to the Center for Positive Schools for the renovation of the teachers' lounge at James McHenry Elementary Middle School
 
Urban Teachers   $65,000
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for a model teacher residency program in DC and Baltimore public schools
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Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative Grants
 
Alternative Directions   $5,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the Children Having Incarcerated Parents (CHIP) program which provides a supportive and engaging summer learning experience
 
Baltimore City Community College Foundation   $20,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the Refugee Youth Program International Summer Academy providing English language learning and other resources for older youth
 
Baltimore Youth Arts   $20,000
Baltimore, MD
support for summer arts programming for youth in the juvenile justice system
 
By Peaceful Means   $15,000
Baltimore, MD
support for The Nawal Rajeh Peace Camp, a holistic summer learning program focusing on non-violent problem solving through the arts, sports and poetry
 
DewMore Baltimore   $10,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the Maya Angelou Writing Institute where older youth develop their voice and express themselves through the written and spoken word
 
The Door, Inc.   $10,000
Baltimore, MD
support for a youth summer program providing hands-on STEM and arts learning projects
 
Hope House   $10,000
Washington, DC
support for the Father to Child Summer Camp, a residential camp where children are able to spend time with their incarcerated fathers
 
The Johns Hopkins University, Center for Child Health and Community Research   $20,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the Centro SOL Teen Testimonios Summer Program which provides mental health support for immigrant high schoolers
 
Intersection of Change   $20,000
Baltimore, MD
support for Art@Work: Upton, where older youth design and build large-scale murals in this distressed neighborhood
 
Soccer Without Borders Baltimore   $5,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the International Summer Academy, where new refugee and immigrant youth participate in sports, the arts and language classes
 
Wide Angle Youth Media   $10,000
Baltimore, MD
support for photography and media workshops for middle schoolers focusing on investigating and documenting social justice issues
 
Writers in Baltimore Schools   $5,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the Baltimore Summer Writers' studio, a residential retreat for middle and high school youth to study creative writing techniques
 
Youth Empowered Society   $10,000
Baltimore, MD
support for a summer jobs readiness program for homeless youth, in partnership with Art with a Heart
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HEALTH
 
Behavioral Health System Baltimore   $75,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the launch of Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), a pre-booking program developed by the community where officers divert low-level offenders to social and behavioral health services instead of arrest
 
Behavioral Health System Baltimore   $75,000
Baltimore, MD
support to expand the Behavioral Emergency Services Team program to include mental health professionals riding along with Police Officers in the Central District
 
B'More Clubhouse   $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   $75,000
Washington, DC
renewed support to enhance primary care services for low-income individuals and families through the addition of bilingual mental health clinicians at its Medical Clinic
 
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   $50,000
New York, NY
renewed support for humanitarian medical efforts in conflict zones throughout the world
 
Mental Health Association of Maryland   $35,000
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for advocacy efforts to ensure public mental health services in the state are provided adequately and equitably
 
Peer Health Exchange   $100,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed support for a program in DC public high schools which recruits and trains area college students to help teens build the knowledge and skills needed to make positive decisions affecting their health
 
Peer Health Exchange   $180,000 over three years
New York, NY
renewed support for a program in NYC public high schools which recruits and trains area college students to help teens build the knowledge and skills needed to make positive decisions affecting their health
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HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
 
African Communities Together   $50,000
Washington, DC
support to expand access to immigration legal services among underserved African immigrants in the Washington, DC metro area
 
American Jewish World Service   $25,000
New York, NY
renewed support for grassroots efforts to promote sustainable development, health, education and human rights in developing countries worldwide
 
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice   $50,000
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
 
Center for Disaster Philanthropy   $25,000
Washington, DC
support for the Gulf Coast Resilience Innovation Fund in response to devastating floods in Louisiana in August 2016
 
The Center for Popular Democracy   $50,000
Washington, DC
support for the Capital Area Immigrant Family Unity Project, to plan a program to provide legal representation to all detained immigrants in the region
 
Committee to Protect Journalists   $35,000
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   $200,000 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
 
Disability Rights Maryland   $75,000
Baltimore, MD
renewed support to expand legal advocacy on behalf of youth with educational or mental disabilities in contact with the justice 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
 
Jewish Social Justice Roundtable   $25,000
New York, NY
renewed support to promote collaboration among organizations which aim to advance social justice as a core expression of Jewish values
 
Jews United for Justice   $35,000
Washington, DC
general support for community organizing to fight against economic and racial inequities in the Capital Region and Baltimore City
 
Kids in Need of Defense   $40,000
Washington, DC
renewed support for the Baltimore field office to train and provide pro-bono lawyers to unaccompanied immigrant children
 
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
 
The Osborne Association   $50,000
Bronx, NY
renewed support to expand policy work and police training centered on the trauma 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   $30,000
Queens, NY
renewed support for legal and psychosocial services for newly-arrived refugees seeking asylum
 
The Sentencing Project   $100,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed support for policy and advocacy efforts to ensure a fair and effective criminal justice system in the United States
 
Tahirih Justice Center   $35,000
Washington, DC
renewed support for offices in DC and Baltimore to provide legal and holistic services to immigrant women and girls fleeing gender-based violence
 
T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights   $35,000
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
 
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SPECIAL PROJECTS
 
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $300,000 over three years
Baltimore, MD
renewed annual campaign support
 
The Baltimore Museum of Art   $10,000
Baltimore, MD
support to refurbish the Sculpture Garden
 
Baltimore United for Change   $10,000
Baltimore, MD
renewed general support for this coalition of residents and organizations working for justice in Baltimore City
 
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol   $20,000
New York, NY
general support to help this organization provide comprehensive, holistic and long-term support services to youth ranging in age from eight to twenty-two.
 
The Educational Alliance   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the Manny Cantor Center, an inclusive community and wellness center on the Lower East Side
 
Encounter Programs   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
general support for programs that promote thoughtful conversation about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
 
Gilchrist Hospice Care   $25,000
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for the operations of the Joseph Richey House, a hospice in Baltimore City for low-income residents
 
Gisha L'Chaim   $50,000
Jerusalem, Israel
renewed support to expand the profession of spiritual care in Israel
 
Institute for Jewish Spirituality   $120,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for efforts to transform Jewish life by cultivating mindfulness so that Jews, as individuals and community members, can act with enriched wisdom, clarity, and compassion
 
Nigun HaLev   $25,000
Nahalal, Israel
renewed support for this congregation created to provide meaningful expression of Jewish spirituality
 
No Boundaries Coalition   $10,000
Baltimore, MD
renewed general support for this resident-led advocacy organization working to improve public safety, police-community relationships, access to healthy foods, opportunities for young people and voter turnout.
 
TOTAL GRANTS PAID IN 2016: $3,001,000
 
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