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2016 Grants


FOSTERING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY
 
Strengthening Public Education in Baltimore City
 
Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to assist African-American families in navigating public, independent and parochial school options
 
Baltimore Urban Debate League   $40,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the "It's Debatable" professional development program, designed to train teachers to incorporate debate across the curriculum
 
Business Volunteers Maryland   $70,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the PENCIL Business-School partnership program
 
City Neighbors Charter School   $30,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the promotion of progressive education practices through conferences and teacher training
 
Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.   $25,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the School-Community Partnership in Northwest Baltimore
 
Digital Harbor Foundation   $25,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the Center of Excellence for Innovation in Technology Education
 
Fund for Educational Excellence   $100,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support to improve outcomes for Baltimore City Public Schools students
 
The Ingenuity Project   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for accelerated math and science programming for Baltimore City middle and high school students
 
The Johns Hopkins University   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Baltimore Education Research Consortium's strategic data analysis
 
New Leaders   $100,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for New Leaders-Baltimore, a program to recruit and train high caliber principals for Baltimore City public schools
 
Teach For America   $100,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to recruit, train and nurture new teachers in Baltimore City schools
 
Urban Teachers   $90,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the teacher training and certification program in Baltimore City
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Arts & Culture
 
American Visionary Art Museum   $30,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
Arts Every Day   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to promote arts integration in Baltimore City Schools
 
Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
capital support for the development of Motor House, a historic property that serves as a hub for the arts in Station North
 
Baltimore Clayworks   $60,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for community arts programming for underserved youth, senior adults and families
 
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra   $100,000 over three years
Baltimore, MD
support for education programming for school and family groups
 
Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment   $25,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to promote community arts programming in downtown Baltimore
 
Center Stage Associates   $100,000 over three years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Campaign for Center Stage
 
Creative Alliance   $40,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support for this multi-purpose community arts education center
 
The Everyman Theatre   $70,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support and support for education programming
 
The Everyman Theatre   $100,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the 25th Anniversary Initiatives: Artistic Growth Fund and Community Engagement Initiative
 
Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance   $35,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support to strengthen the local arts community
 
Johns Hopkins University-Peabody Institute   $40,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Tuned-In Initiative, a scholarship program for musically talented youth
 
Maryland Film Festival   $150,000 over three years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Parkway Theatre Capital Campaign
 
Maryland Institute College of Art   $80,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Master of Fine Arts in Community Arts program
 
Museum for Contemporary Arts   $30,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support for site-specific arts and education programming
 
Single Carrot Theatre   $20,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
Station North Arts & Entertainment   $30,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to promote community arts programming
 
Young Audiences of Maryland   $100,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for school-based programming in Baltimore City and support for the Access for All program
 
Special Projects
 
Baltimore Corps   $25,000
Baltimore, MD
general support for social venture fellows
 
Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations   $25,000
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
Maryland Center on Economic Policy   $20,000
Baltimore, MD
general support to foster innovative policy ideas
 
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HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH
 
Mental Health
 
Active Minds   $80,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support to promote mental health awareness on college campuses
 
CHANA   $70,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to address abuse and other forms of interpersonal trauma in the Jewish community
 
Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition   $70,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for Healthy Minds at Work, a mental health program for young adults enrolled in the Youth Opportunity Center
 
Intercultural Counseling Connection   $60,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support for mental health services for new immigrants and refugees
 
Mental Health Association of Maryland   $150,000 over three years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Older Adult Program
 
NAMI Maryland   $15,000
Columbia, MD
general support for programs to improve the lives of individuals with serious mental illness and their families
 
NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore   $20,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the New Day Campaign, an arts-based campaign to challenge stigma associated with behavioral health conditions
 
The Pro Bono Counseling Project   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for Caring for Caregivers, a project designed to link caregivers to mental health services
 
Roberta's House   $25,000
Baltimore, MD
support for grief and bereavement counseling for children and families in Baltimore
 
University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation   $45,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support for the Social Work Community Outreach Service
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School Climate
 
Behavioral Health System Baltimore   $75,000
Baltimore, MD
support to provide the Expanded School Mental Health program in additional Baltimore City public schools
 
Center for Supportive Schools   $60,000 over two years
Princeton, NJ
support for the Peer Group Connection program in Baltimore City high schools
 
Community Conferencing Center   $100,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to train Baltimore City school staff in restorative practices and to offer the community conferencing model as an intervention
 
Holistic Life Foundation   $25,000
Baltimore, MD
support for mindfulness programming for Baltimore City youth
 
Move This World   $25,000
New York, NY
support for social emotional learning programming in Baltimore City schools
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Access to Health Care
 
Advocates for Children and Youth   $30,000
Baltimore, MD
support to ensure that the needs of children in Maryland are addressed in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act
 
Charm City Clinic   $25,000
Baltimore, MD
general support to connect low-income people to health care
 
Consumer Health First   $25,000
Potomac, MD
general support for advocacy to ensure Marylanders receive quality health care
 
Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative Education Fund   $150,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the establishment of the Faith Community Health Network in partnership with LifeBridge Health hospitals
 
National Health Law Program   $100,000 over two years
Los Angeles, CA
support for efforts to secure and protect equitable access to public health care programs for low-income people
 
National Women's Health Network   $60,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support for the Raising Women's Voices for the Health Care We Need project
 
Public Justice Center   $130,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Access to Health and Public Benefits Project
 
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Environmental Health
 
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners   $120,000 over two years
San Francisco, CA
support for the national Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
 
Environmental Integrity Project   $60,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support for the South Baltimore Environmental Justice Campaign
 
Environmental Working Group   $120,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support for the Toxics and Human Health Program
 
Green & Healthy Home Initiative   $70,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the national policy agenda, including efforts to improve the health and sustainability of public housing
 
Health Care Without Harm   $100,000
Jamaica Plain, MA
support through a program-related investment to launch Greenhealth Exchange, a cooperative buying program for healthcare systems
 
Kitchen Tables Campaigns   $70,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support for the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families campaign
 
Maryland Environmental Health Network   $120,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support to improve the health of Marylanders by promoting effective environmental policies and practices
 
Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund   $50,000 over two years
Annapolis, MD
support for Chispa, the Latino Outreach program
 
Maryland Pesticide Education Network   $100,000 over two years
Annapolis, MD
general support to protect the public and environment from toxic pesticides and promote healthy alternatives
 
Maryland Public Interest Research Foundation   $60,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Toxics and Environmental Health advocacy program
 
National Caucus of Environmental Legislators   $80,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support to educate state legislators about environmental health issues and solutions
 
Physicians for Social Responsibility Chesapeake   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support for efforts to engage health professionals in environmental advocacy
 
Sierra Club Foundation   $50,000 over two years
San Francisco, CA
support for the Maryland Clean Energy Campaign
 
State Alliance for Federal Reform of Chemical Policy   $20,000
Portland, OR
general support for advocacy at state and federal levels for toxics reform
 
Women's Voices For The Earth   $20,000
Missoula, MT
general support for advocacy on environmental justice issues
 
Special Projects
 
Chai Lifeline   $35,000
Baltimore, MD
support for Jewish families and children with a life-threatening disease
 
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HUMAN RIGHTS
 
American Jewish World Service   $200,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the early and child marriage prevention program in India
 
Asylum Access   $100,000 over two years
Oakland, CA
support to assist refugees in accessing their rights in Asia, Africa and Latin America
 
Center for Health and Gender Equity   $50,000 over two years
New York, NY
support to promote reproductive health and rights within US international policy
 
Disability Rights International   $110,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support to promote the human rights of people with disabilities worldwide
 
Firelight Foundation   $1,000
Santa Cruz, CA
support for the International Education Funders Group
 
Fund for Global Human Rights   $200,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support to make grants to local and regional human rights groups around the world
 
HIAS   $40,000 over two years
Silver Spring, MD
support to promote US policies that protect refugees
 
International Human Rights Funders Group   $80,000 over two years
New York, NY
support to promote human rights grantmaking across the globe
 
International Refugee Assistance Project   $92,500
New York, NY
support to assist refugees from Syria and the Middle East
 
Let's Breakthrough   $50,000 over two years
New York, NY
support to promote women's rights through media campaigns
 
Tahirih Justice Center   $100,000 over two years
Falls Church, VA
support for legal aid and advocacy on behalf of women and children fleeing gender-based violence
 
Tahirih Justice Center   $100,000 over two years
Falls Church, VA
support for legal aid and advocacy on behalf of women and children fleeing gender-based violence
 
University of California   $50,000 over two years
San Francisco, CA
support for the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies for its advocacy and litigation to protect the rights of refugee women and children
 
WITNESS   $70,000 over two years
Brooklyn, NY
support to train human rights activists in using video to document and fight abuse worldwide
 
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ISRAEL PROGRAM
 
Adam Teva V'Din-Israel Union for Environmental Defense   $150,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support for the Chemicals of Concern initiative ($100,000) and for environmental litigation and advocacy ($50,000)
 
Ahed The Association of the Academic Arabs in the Negev   $50,000
Hura, Israel
support for the Ahed High School for Science, a regional high school for gifted students
 
AJEEC-NISPED   $300,000 over two years
Beer Sheva, Israel
support to promote development in the Bedouin community and positive intergroup relations in the Negev
 
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for scholarships for Bedouin undergraduates at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
 
American Friends of Tel Aviv University   $40,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the Environmental Justice Clinic at Tel Aviv University
 
ANU Center for Strategic Media   $50,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support to harness the power of media to promote social justice and civic equality
 
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies   $100,000 over two years
D.N. Hevel Eilot, Israel
scholarship support for Jordanian and Palestinian students
 
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel   $50,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for activities in the Negev
 
Bimkom - Planners for Planning Rights   $150,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for activities in the Negev
 
Bizchut, The Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities   $10,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for legal aid and advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities
 
Center for Women's Justice   $50,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for legal aid and advocacy on behalf of women in the rabbinical court system
 
Desert Stars: A Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Incubator for Young Bedouins in the Negev   $150,000 over two years
Hura, Israel
general support for the Desert Stars leadership high school and gap-year program
 
Ecopeace Middle East Environmental NGO Forum   $60,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support for "Advancing Sanitation Solutions Along the Hebron-Negev-Gaza Basin"
 
ELI, The Israel Association for Child Protection   $50,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support for work with children who are victims of abuse
 
Green Course   $50,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support to engage Israeli university and college students in environmental issues
 
Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality   $50,000 over two years
Beer Sheva, Israel
support for the bilingual kindergarten and elementary school
 
The Heschel Center for Sustainability   $30,000
Tel Aviv, Israel
support to build environmental leadership and promote a more sustainable society
 
Hotline for Refugees and Migrants   $60,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support to work with asylum seekers and refugees
 
Israel Association of Community Centers   $60,000
Modi'in, Israel
support for the Excellence Program for Bedouin high school students in the Negev
 
Israel Center for Educational Innovation   $120,000 over two years
Kfar Saba, Israel
support for programs to promote literacy in low-income elementary schools
 
Israel Religious Action Center   $150,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support to promote religious pluralism and the rule of law through advocacy, research, public education and litigation
 
Matan - Investing in the Community   $100,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support for Collective Impact, the Partnership for Arab Employment
 
Merchavim - The Institute for the Advancement of Shared Citizenship in Israel   $50,000 over two years
Lod, Israel
support for the Arab Teacher Integration Program
 
Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow   $90,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for programs that bring together Jewish and Arab youth to explore the world of technology
 
New Israel Fund   $200,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support for SHATIL's activities in the Negev
 
Olim Beyahad: Rising Up Together   $60,000 over two years
Herzliya, Israel
support for programs to promote integration of Ethiopian-Israelis in the workforce
 
Sapir Academic College   $150,000 over two years
Sderot, Israel
support for the Gateway to the Academy Program for Bedouin students
 
Yad L'isha Legal Aid Center and Hotline   $50,000 over two years
Talpiyot, Jerusalem
support for the Legal Aid Center and for ICAR, the International Coalition for Aguna Rights
 
Yedid - The Association for Community Empowerment   $120,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for a network of Citizens' Rights Centers around the county
 
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JEWISH LIFE
 
The American Jewish Committee   $200,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for global Jewish advocacy
 
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee   $55,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues
 
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $1,300,000
Baltimore, MD
support for the 2016 Annual Campaign
 
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $90,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for Hillel campus programs in the Baltimore metropolitan area
 
AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps   $150,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for volunteers working to alleviate poverty in New York, New Orleans, Chicago and Washington DC
 
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice   $200,000 over two years
New York, NY
support to engage Jews in promoting economic opportunity and social justice
 
Encounter Programs   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for programs that promote nuanced discourse about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
 
Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs   $40,000 over two years
New York, NY
support to make synagogues more welcoming to intermarried families
 
Hazon   $140,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for programs that help to create a healthier and more sustainable world
 
Hillel International   $70,000
Washington, DC
support for the Ask Big Questions program
 
Jewish Council for Public Affairs   $175,000
New York, NY
support for Resetting the Table, a program to promote nuanced discourse about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
 
Jewish Social Justice Roundtable   $60,000 over two years
New York, NY
support to promote collaboration that advances social justice as a core expression of Jewish values
 
Jews United for Justice   $35,000
Washington, DC
support for advocacy programs in Baltimore
 
JOIN for Justice   $50,000 over two years
Boston, MA
support to train Jewish social justice activists
 
Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center   $500,000 over five years
Reisterstown, MD
capital support for improvements to its facilities
 
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism   $140,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support for activities that provide a Jewish religious voice of concern on issues of social and economic justice
 
Repair the World   $65,000
Baltimore, MD
support for volunteer placements for Jewish young adults in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Philadelphia and New York
 
Shalom Hartman Institute   $80,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for I-Engage campus programming
 
Temple Oheb Shalom   $180,000 over six years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Pathways endowment campaign
 
Tevel B'Tzedek   $50,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for year-long volunteer placements for Israeli and American Jews in Nepal
 
Tivnu: Building Justice   $35,000
Portland, OR
support for a gap year program in community housing and development for Jewish young adults
 
World Union for Progressive Judaism   $220,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the young leadership development program in the former Soviet Union
 
Yeshivat Maharat   $50,000 over two years
Riverdale, NY
support to educate and train women as Jewish spiritual leaders
 
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MEMBERSHIP
 
The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers   $8,261
Baltimore, MD
general support through membership
 
Confluence Philanthropy   $1,000
New York, NY
general support through membership
 
Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health & Rights   $1,250
Rockville, MD
general support through membership
 
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees   $1,000
Sebastopol, CA
general support through membership
 
Grantmakers for Education   $2,250
Portland, OR
general support through membership
 
Grantmakers in Health   $3,160
Washington, DC
general support through membership
 
Health and Environmental Funders Network   $1,500
Silver Spring, MD
general support through membership
 
Jewish Funders Network   $8,000
New York, NY
general support through membership
 
National Center for Family Philanthropy   $2,500
Washington, DC
general support through the Friends of the Family program
 
TOTAL GRANTS PAID IN 2016: $7,353,350
 
 
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