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2017 Grants

Immigrant and Refugee Justice
 
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation   $35,000 over one year
New York, NY
support to challenge anti-immigrant policies including the Muslim ban
 
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition   $120,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed support for pro bono legal representation and advocacy on behalf of detained immigrants in Maryland and the Capital Region
 
CASA de Maryland   $75,000 over one year
Langley Park, MD
support for the Immigration Rights and Defense Campaign
 
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
 
Council on American-Islamic Relations   $50,000 over one year
Washington, DC
support to challenge anti-immigrant policies including the Muslim ban
 
The 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
 
HIAS   $35,000 over one year
Silver Spring, MD
emergency support for community engagement and advocacy in support of refugees
 
International Refugee Assistance Project   $50,000 over one year
New York, NY
support to challenge anti-immigrant policies including the Muslim ban
 
Kids In Need of Defense   $60,000 over one year
Washington, DC
renewed support for the Baltimore field office to train and connect pro-bono lawyers to unaccompanied immigrant children
 
La Clinica del Pueblo   $50,000 over one year
Wasington, DC
support for the Health Equity for Immigrants project
 
The New York Immigration Coalition   $150,000 over two years
New York, NY
support to promote immigrants' civic participation, leadership and unified voice
 
Refugee and Immigrant Fund   $80,000 over two years
Astoria, NY
renewed support for holistic services for newly-arrived refugees seeking asylum
 
Tahirih Justice Center   $80,000 over two years
Falls Church, VA
renewed support for offices in DC and Baltimore to provide legal and holistic services to immigrant women and girls fleeing gender-based violence
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Racial Justice
 
Advocates for Children of New York   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the School Justice Project to provide advocacy and representation for youth facing court involvement, school suspension, and/or emotional challenges
 
B'More Clubhouse, Inc.   $60,000 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   $75,000 over one year
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
 
Children's Law Center   $120,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed support for legal representation and advocacy to fight for children's rights to education, health and stable families
 
Disability Rights Maryland   $75,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
renewed support to expand legal services and advocacy to the disproportionate number of students with disabilities who come in contact with the juvenile justice system and experience school pushout
 
Donors' Education Collaborative at the New York Community Trust   $120,000 over two years
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
 
Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, Inc.   $50,000 over one year
Montgomery, AL
general support to challenge poverty and racial injustices in the criminal justice system
 
Goucher College   $40,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for the Goucher Prison Education Partnership to provide men and women incarcerated in Maryland with the opportunity to pursue college
 
National Economic & Social Rights Initiative   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for Dignity in Schools - New York, where parents, youth, organizers, advocates and educators fight racism and transform schools through promotion of positive alternatives to punishment and criminalization
 
Native American Rights Fund   $25,000 over one year
Boulder, CO
support to defend the rights of Native Americans and tribes in areas including tribal sovereignty, treaty rights, natural resource protection, and education
 
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
 
University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc.   $75,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for the Positive Schools Center at the University of Maryland School of Social Work
 
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Climate Justice
 
Chesapeake Climate Action Network   $75,000 over one year
Takoma Park, MD
support to educate DC and federal policymakers on the benefits of pricing carbon in an equitable way
 
Citizens Climate Education   $100,000 over one year
Coronado, CA
support for a State Initiatives Coordinator to oversee training and integration of local volunteers at a time of rapid organizational growth
 
Our Climate Education Fund   $150,000 over two years
Portland, OR
support to engage college students and millennials to advocate for equitable climate policy, especially through carbon pricing campaigns in New York and Florida
 
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Education
 
Center for Inspired Teaching   $50,000 over one year
Washington, DC
renewed support for teacher training and residencies in DC public schools based on progressive educational practices
 
LitWorld   $50,000 over one year
New York, NY
support to replicate LitWorld's program in four U.S. sites
 
New Leaders   $50,000 over one year
New York, NY
renewed support to recruit and train high-caliber principals for Baltimore public schools
 
Urban Teachers   $65,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for a teacher residency program in DC and Baltimore public schools
 
Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative Grants
 
Archbishop Borders School   $10,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for the Beyond Borders Bilingual Camp
 
Baltimore City Community College Foundation   $20,000 over one year
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 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for summer arts programming for youth in the juvenile justice system
 
The Be.org   $5,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for The Summer of Exploration - Summer Program
 
Community Conferencing Center   $10,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for the Common Ground Youth Farm Project
 
Community Law in Action   $10,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for the CLIA Summer Leadership Intensive program
 
Dew More Baltimore   $10,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for the Maya Angelou Writing Institute where older youth develop their voice and express themselves through the written and spoken word
 
Intersection of Change   $10,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for Art@Work, where older youth design and build large-scale murals in distressed neighborhoods
 
The Johns Hopkins University   $20,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for the Centro SOL Teen Testimonios Summer Program which provides mental health support for immigrant high schoolers
 
Soccer Without Borders Baltimore   $15,000 over one year
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, Inc.   $10,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for photography and media workshops for middle schoolers focusing on investigating and documenting social justice issues
 
Youth Empowered Society   $10,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for the YES Summer Program for homeless youth
 
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HEALTH
 
Behavioral Health System Baltimore   $75,000 pver one year
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for the launch of Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), where officers divert low-level offenders to social and behavioral health services instead of arrest
 
Mental Health Association of Maryland   $35,000 pver one year
Lutherville, MD
renewed support for advocacy efforts to ensure public mental health services in the state are provided adequately and equitably
 
Peer Health Exchange   $120,000 pver two years
San Francisco, CA
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
 
Committee to Protect Journalists   $35,000 over one year
New York, NY
renewed general support to promote press freedoms worldwide
 
Medecins Sans Frontieres USA   $50,000 over one year
New York, NY
renewed support for humanitarian medical efforts in conflict zones throughout the world
 
Physicians for Human Rights   $75,000 over one year
New York, NY
renewed support to use medical, scientific and public health expertise to investigate and stop gross violations of human rights
 
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice   $50,000 over one year
New York, NY
renewed support to build a national movement that pursues justice as a core expression of Jewish tradition
 
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 challenge
 
The Educational Alliance   $50,000 over one year
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
 
The Fund for Investigative Journalism   $70,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed support to sustain investigative journalism
 
Jewish Social Justice Roundtable   $30,000 over one year
Washington, DC
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 over one year
Washington, DC
renewed general support for community organizing to fight against economic and racial inequities in the Capital Region and Baltimore City
 
Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare   $400,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for a partnership with the Jonas Center to invest in high-potential doctoral nursing Scholars focused on serving low-income communities
 
National Association of Certified Professional Midwives   $40,000 over one year
Keene, NH
support to promote excellence in the profession and to advocate for equitable maternal health policies
 
The Nation Institute   $80,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for the Investigative Fund, aimed at improving the scope and quality of investigative journalism focused on issues of social justice
 
New Israel Fund   $50,000 over one year
New York, NY
renewed support to promote equality, human rights and democracy in Israel, especially for Arab citizens of Israel
 
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press   $25,000 over one year
Washignton, DC
support to provide pro bono representation and other legal resources to protect First Amendment freedoms
 
The Southern Poverty Law Center   $25,000 over one year
Montgomery, AL
support for litigation, education and advocacy to fight hate and bigotry for the most vulnerable
 
T'ruah   $35,000 over one year
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
 
WomenStrong International   $75,000 over one year
Washington, DC
support for a consortium of partners to develop women-driven solutions to urban poverty
 
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SPECIAL PROJECTS
 
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $300,000 over three years
Baltimore, MD
renewed annual campaign support
 
Gisha L'Chaim   $50,000 over one year
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
 
MPT Foundation, Inc.   $500,000 over five years
Owing Mills, MD
endowment support for programming and operations
 
TOTAL GRANTS PAID IN 2017: $3,431,603
 
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