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2018 Grants


FOSTERING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY
 
Strengthening Public Education in Baltimore City
 
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Maryland   $150,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the ACLU Education Reform Project
 
Baltimore City Public School System   $200,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for "Building A Generation: City Schools' Blueprint for Success", a four-year effort to improve student outcomes and change district culture and practice
 
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 Teacher Supply Swap   $10,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support to collect and re-distribute school supplies
 
Business Volunteers Maryland   $70,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the business-school partnership program
 
City Neighbors Charter School   $40,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the promotion of progressive education practices in Baltimore City public schools
 
Comprehensive Housing Assistance Inc.   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the School-Community Partnership in Northwest Baltimore
 
Digital Harbor Foundation   $25,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for the Center of Excellence for Innovation in Technology Education
 
Fund for Educational Excellence   $100,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to improve outcomes for Baltimore City Public Schools students
 
The Ingenuity Project   $70,000 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
 
Live Baltimore Home Center   $40,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for "Way to Stay", an effort to help families navigate school options in Baltimore City
 
New Leaders   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for New Leaders-Baltimore, a program to recruit and train high caliber principals for Baltimore City public schools
 
Strategic Education Research Partnership   $50,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support for the STARI Baltimore project, a literacy intervention for middle school students
 
Teach For America   $100,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to recruit, train and nurture new teachers in Baltimore City schools
 
Urban Teachers   $100,000 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   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
Arts Every Day   $60,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to promote arts integration in Baltimore City Schools
 
Baltimore Clayworks   $60,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to provide classes in ceramics and pottery
 
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra   $35,000 over one year
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
 
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company   $15,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for the school matinee program
 
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 programs
 
Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance   $35,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
general support to strengthen the local arts community
 
Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance   $7,500 over one year
Baltimore, MD
one-time support for the strategic planning process
 
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 Institute College of Art   $80,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Master of Fine Arts in Community Arts program
 
Open Works   $15,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for educational programming for children and youth
 
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
 
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Special Projects
 
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Maryland   $10,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for the Susan K. Goering Fund for Equality & Justice
 
Baltimore Corps   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for social venture fellows
 
Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City   $60,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for the Branch Improvement Fund
 
Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations   $25,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
general support
 
Maryland Center on Economic Policy   $20,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for research and analysis on social issues
 
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HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH
 
Mental Health
 
Active Minds   $85,000 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   $80,000 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   $80,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for mental health services for new immigrants and refugees
 
Mental Health Association of Maryland   $150,000 over three years
Lutherville, MD
support for the Older Adult Program
 
NAMI Maryland   $30,000 over two years
Columbia, MD
support for programs to improve the lives of individuals with serious mental illness and their families
 
The Pro Bono Counseling Project   $70,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for programs that link people to mental health services provided by volunteer professionals
 
Roberta's House   $150,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
capital support for the creation of a wellness center for families affected by grief and loss
 
Roberta's House   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for grief and bereavement counseling for children and families in Baltimore
 
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School Climate
 
Holistic Life Foundation   $65,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for mindfulness programming in Baltimore City schools
 
Restorative Response Baltimore   $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
 
Teachers' Democracy Project   $25,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support to equip teachers with the skills to create restorative classrooms in their schools
 
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Access to Health Care
 
Advocates for Children and Youth   $35,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for advocacy and public policy work to improve outcomes for children
 
Charm City Care Connection   $50,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to connect low-income people to health care
 
Consumer Health First   $50,000 over one year
Potomac, MD
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 Faith Community Health Network and advocacy efforts to protect access to health care
 
National Health Law Program   $130,000 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 efforts to reduce exposure to toxins that cause breast cancer
 
Environmental Integrity Project   $80,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support for the South Baltimore Environmental Justice Campaign
 
Environmental Working Group   $130,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support for the Science Program
 
Friends Great Kids Farm Foundation   $30,000 over two years
Catonsville, MD
support for a working farm owned by Baltimore City Public Schools
 
Green & Healthy Homes 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
 
Kitchen Table Campaigns   $50,000 over one year
Washington, DC
support for the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families campaign
 
Maryland Environmental Health Network   $140,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support to improve the health of Marylanders by promoting effective environmental policies and practices
 
Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund   $60,000 over two years
Annapolis, MD
support for Chispa, the Latino Outreach program
 
Maryland Pesticide Education Network   $100,000 over two years
Annapolis, MD
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   $90,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support to educate state legislators about environmental health issues and solutions
 
Safer States   $50,000 over two years
Portland, OR
support for advocacy at state and federal levels for toxins reform
 
Sierra Club Foundation   $50,000 over two years
Oakland, CA
support for the Maryland Clean Energy Campaign
 
Women's Voices For The Earth   $50,000 over two years
Missoula, MT
support for advocacy on environmental justice issues
 
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Special Projects
 
Chai Lifeline   $30,000 over one year
New York, NY
support for Jewish families and children with a life-threatening disease
 
Y of Central Maryland   $120,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
capital support for the renovation and expansion of the Weinberg Y in Waverly
 
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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   $90,000 over two years
Oakland, CA
support to assist refugees in Asia and Latin America in accessing their rights
 
Center for Health and Gender Equity   $25,000 over one year
Washington, DC
support to promote reproductive health and rights within US international policy
 
Center for Reproductive Rights   $60,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the Global Program
 
Disability Rights International   $110,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support to promote the human rights of people with disabilities worldwide
 
Fund for Global Human Rights   $250,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support to make grants to local and regional human rights groups around the world
 
HIAS   $30,000 over one year
Silver Spring, MD
support to assist refugees and asylum seekers
 
Human Rights Funders Network   $75,000 over two years
New York, NY
support to promote human rights grantmaking around the globe
 
International Refugee Assistance Project   $75,000 over one year
New York, NY
support to assist refugees and asylum seekers
 
Let's Breakthrough   $50,000 over two years
New York, NY
support to promote women's human rights in India
 
Tahirih Justice Center   $100,000 over two years
Fall 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 and Refugee Studies at the Hastings School of Law for advocacy and litigation on behalf of women and children fleeing gender based violence
 
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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STRENGTHENING ISRAELI DEMOCRACY
 
Adam Teva V'Din-Israel Union for Environmental Defense   $170,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support for environmental litigation and advocacy ($70,000) and for the Chemicals of Concern project ($100,000)
 
AJEEC-NISPED   $200,000 over two years
Beer Sheva, Israel
support to promote development in the Bedouin community and shared society in the Negev
 
Al-Sanabel   $100,000 over one year
Hura, Israel
support for a social business that employs Bedouin women to prepare hot lunches for schools
 
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev   $1,000,000 over five years
New York, NY
support for new young faculty members at the Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
 
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev   $100,000 over three 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
 
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
Tel Aviv, 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   $50,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for 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
 
Co-Impact, the Partnership for a Breakthrough in Arab Employment   $100,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support for a diversity initiative in Israelís corporate sector
 
Desert Stars   $100,000 over two years
DN Negev, Israel
support to promote leadership and shared society in the Negev
 
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"
 
Edmond de Rothschild Partnerships   $50,000 over one year
Caesarea, Israel
support for Israeli Hope in Academia, a diversity initiative for Israeli higher education
 
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   $60,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support to engage Israeli university and college students in environmental issues
 
Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality   $60,000 over three years
Beer Sheva, Israel
support for educational activities that promote coexistence in the Negev
 
The Heschel Center for Sustainability   $60,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support to build environmental leadership and promote a more sustainable society
 
Hotline for Refugees and Migrants   $55,000 over two years
Tel Aviv, Israel
support to work with asylum seekers and refugees
 
The Israel Association of Community Centers   $120,000 over two years
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 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
 
ITIM   $50,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support to assist Israelis with issues of personal status
 
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   $80,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for programs that bring together Jewish and Arab teens to explore the world of technology and entrepreneurship
 
New Israel Fund   $150,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for SHATIL's activities in the Negev
 
Olim Beyahad: Rising Up Together   $60,000 over two years
Lod, Israel
support to promote leadership and workforce integration for Israelis of Ethiopian origin
 
Palestinian Internship Program   $50,000 over two years
New York, NY
support to bring Palestinians from East Jerusalem and the West Bank to intern in Israeli companies
 
Sapir Academic College   $150,000 over two years
D.N. Hof Ashkelon, Israel
support for the Gateway to the Academy Program
 
Sikkuy   $100,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support to improve access to early childhood education and public transportation in Bedouin communities in the Negev
 
Tamar Center   $20,000 over one year
Beer Sheva, Israel
support for educational programs to help Bedouin high school youth in the Negev to access higher education
 
Teach First Israel   $50,000 over two years
Lod, Israel
support to train new teachers to work in Bedouin schools in the Negev
 
Yad L'isha Legal Aid Center and Hotline   $50,000 over two years
Jerusalem, Israel
support for the Legal Aid Center and for ICAR, the International Coalition for Aguna Rights
 
Yedid - The Association for Community Empowerment   $110,000 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   $60,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues
 
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $90,000 over two years
Baltimore, MD
support for Hillel campus programs in the Baltimore metropolitan area
 
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $1,300,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for the 2018 Annual Campaign
 
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   $150,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for programs that promote nuanced discourse about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
 
Footsteps   $70,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for programs that assist Haredi Jews to explore life beyond their insular communities
 
Hazon   $180,000 over three years
New York, NY
support for programs that help to create a healthier and more sustainable world
 
Hillel International   $45,000 over one year
Washington, DC
support for the Base Hillel program
 
Hillel International   $50,000 over one year
Washington, DC
support for the Ask Big Questions program
 
Jewish Council for Public Affairs   $175,000 over one year
New York, NY
support for Resetting the Table, a program to promote nuanced discourse about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
 
Jewish Social Justice Roundtable   $70,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support to promote collaboration that advances social justice as a core expression of Jewish values
 
Jews United for Justice   $100,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support for programs in Baltimore
 
JOIN for Justice   $90,000 over two years
Boston, MA
support to train Jewish social justice activists
 
Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center   $500,000 over five years
Reistertown, MD
capital support for improvements to its facilities
 
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism   $140,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support to provide a Jewish religious voice of concern on contemporary issues
 
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America   $50,000 over one year
New York, NY
support for campus programming
 
Tevel B'Tzedek: An Israeli Non-Profit Organization for Social and Environmental Justice   $50,000 over two years
Tel Aviv,
support for for volunteer placements in Nepal for American and Israeli Jews
 
Tivnu: Building Justice   $60,000 over two years
Portland, OR
support for a gap year program in community housing and development for Jewish young adults
 
World Union for Progressive Judaism, Ltd.   $220,000 over two years
New York, NY
support for the leadership development program in the FSU
 
Yeshivat Maharat   $100,000 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   $9,060 over one year
Baltimore, MD
general support through membership
 
Confluence Philanthropy   $2,000 over one year
New York, NY
general support through membership in 2019
 
Firelight Foundation   $1,000 over one year
Santa Cruz, CA
membership support for the International Education Funders Group
 
Funders for Reproductive Equity   $1,375 over one year
Rockville, MD
general support through membership
 
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees   $1,000 over one year
Sebastopol, CA
general support through membership
 
Grantmakers for Education   $2,250 over one year
Portland, OR
general support through membership
 
Grantmakers in Health   $3,160 over one year
Washington, DC
general support through membership
 
Health and Environmental Funders Network   $1,875 over one year
Bethesda, MD
general support through membership
 
Jewish Funders Network   $8,000 over one year
New York, NY
general support through membership
 
National Center for Family Philanthropy   $2,500 over one year
Washington, DC
general support through the Friends of the Family program
 
 
TOTAL GRANTS PAID IN 2018: $7,947,220
 
 
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