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2018 Grants

IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE JUSTICE
 
African Communities Together   $50,000 over one year
New York, NY
renewed support to connect African immigrants and asylum seekers to legal and community services in the DC Region
 
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
 
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition   $30,000 over one year
Washington, DC
emergency support for legal assistance to immigrant children and parents affected by family separation policies at the US/Mexico border
 
CASA de Maryland   $50,000 over one year
Langley Park, MD
support for the Immigration Rights and Defense Campaign
 
Comprehensive Development   $70,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed support for the Legal Information Clinic for immigrant students at the Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day School
 
Educational Alliance   $50,000 over one year
New York, NY
general support including for the Manny Cantor Center's work on immigrant inclusion and protections at this community center
 
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project   $140,000 over one year
Tuscon, AZ
emergency support for an additional staff attorney and legal assistant to provide legal representation for parents and children affected by family separation policies at the US/Mexico border
 
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 services and protections
 
International Refugee Assistance Project   $100,000 over two years
New York, NY
support to challenge anti-immigrant policies in the US
 
Kids In Need of Defense   $150,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed support for the Baltimore field office to provide legal assistance to unaccompanied immigrant children in Maryland and emergency support for children affected by family separation policies
 
La Clinica del Pueblo   $50,000 over one year
Washington, DC
renewed support for the Health Equity for Immigrants project
 
New York Immigration Coalition   $150,000 over two years
New York, NY
support to promote immigrants' civic participation, leadership and unified voice in New York State
 
Refugee and Immigrant Fund   $80,000 over two years
Astoria, NY
renewed support for holistic services for newly-arrived refugees in New York City seeking asylum
 
St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation   $25,000 over one year
Towson, MD
support for the St. Clare Medical Outreach program
 
Tahirih Justice Center   $80,000 over two years
Falls Church, VA
renewed support for holistic services to immigrant women and girls fleeing gender-based violence
 
Welcoming America   $50,000 over one year
Decatur, GA
support to promote positive immigrant integration policies in Baltimore City and throughout Maryland
 
Women's Refugee Commission   $40,000 over one year
New York, NY
emergency support for the Migrant Rights and Justice Program
 
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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
 
Behavioral Health System Baltimore   $75,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
renewed support to include mental health professionals on Crisis Response Teams at Baltimore City Police
 
B'More Clubhouse   $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   $120,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed general support to provide comprehensive social, legal, health and holistic services to low-income DC residents
 
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   $150,000 over two years
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
 
Donor's 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
 
Goucher College   $40,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for the Goucher Prison Education Partnership to provide men and women incarcerated in Maryland with the opportunity to pursue college
 
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 students focused on serving low-income communities
 
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
general support
 
Open Society Institute - Baltimore   $75,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
support for the Statewide Pretrial Justice Reform Campaign
 
The Osborne Association   $50,000 over one year
Bronx, NY
renewed support to advance work with NYPD to safeguard children at the time of a parent's arrest
 
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
 
Southern Center for Human Rights   $50,000 over one year
Atlanta, GA
general support to work for equality and justice in the criminal legal system
 
University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation   $75,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
renewed support for the Positive Schools Center at the University of Maryland School of Social Work
 
University of Orange   $60,000 over two years
Orange, NJ
support for "Remembering Jamestown: Place-Based Observances of 400 Years of Inequality"
 
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CLIMATE JUSTICE
 
All Hands and Hearts   $15,000 over one year
Mattapoisett, MA
support for Puerto Rico relief
 
Chesapeake Climate Action Network   $75,000 over one year
Takoma Park, MD
renewed support to educate Maryland and DC residents about the benefits of clean energy
 
Citizens Climate Education   $150,000 over two years
Coronado, CA
renewed support for a State Initiatives Coordinator to oversee training and integration of local volunteers
 
Energy Justice Network   $30,000 over one year
Philadelphia, PA
support for efforts to curb air pollution through grassroots organizing in Baltimore towards zero waste
 
Grassroots International   $15,000 over one year
Boston, MA
support for Puerto Rico relief
 
Hispanic Federation   $10,000 over one year
New York, NY
support for Unidos Puerto Rico Disaster Relief and Recovery Program
 
Interfaith Power and Light   $35,000 over one year
Washington, DC
general support to advocate for climate change solutions through faith communities in Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia
 
Movement Generation   $100,000 over two years
Oakland, CA
support for the Justice and Ecology Project to catalyze low-income communities of color around climate justice
 
Our Climate Education Fund   $150,000 over two years
Seattle, WA
support to engage college students and millennials to advocate for equitable climate policy, especially through carbon pricing campaigns in New York and Florida
 
West Harlem Environmental Action   $150,000 over two years
New York, NY
general support to build community power to fight environmental racism
 
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REPORTING AND INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM
 
Fund for Investigative Journalism   $70,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed general support to sustain investigative journalism
 
Media Matters for America   $50,000 over one year
Washington, DC
support to amplify fact-based reporting on sustainable energy and climate change
 
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press   $50,000 over two years
Washington, DC
support to provide pro bono representation and other legal resources to protect First Amendment freedoms
 
Type Media Center (fka 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
 
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SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY
 
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice   $50,000 over one year
New York, NY
renewed general support to build a national movement that pursues justice as a core expression of Jewish tradition
 
Jewish Social Justice Roundtable   $60,000 over two years
Washington, DC
renewed general 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 Washington, DC Region and Baltimore City
 
T'ruah   $40,000 over one year
New York, NY
renewed general support 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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ISRAEL ADVOCACY
Solicited Requests Only
 
Encounter Programs   $50,000 over one year
New York, NY
general support for programs that promote thoughtful conversation about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
 
J Street Education Fund   $25,000 over one year
Washington, DC
general support to build a movement in the US for pro-Israel, pro-peace foreign policy
 
New Israel Fund   $75,000 over one year
New York, NY
renewed general support to promote equality, human rights and democracy in Israel
 
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SPECIAL PROJECTS
 
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore   $100,000 over one year
Baltimore, MD
renewed annual campaign support
 
Institute for Jewish Spirituality   $120,000 over two years
New York, NY
renewed general support to train Jewish leaders in mindfulness practice
 
The Johns Hopkins University   $1,000,000 over five years
Baltimore, MD
capital support for the School of Nursing building expansion
 
MPT Foundation   $500,000 over five years
Owings Mills, MD
endowment support for programming and operations
 
Peer Health Exchange   $120,000 over two years
San Francisco, CA
renewed support to recruit and train NYC area college students to help public high school students to build the knowledge and skills needed to make positive decisions affecting their health
 
TOTAL GRANTS PAID IN 2018: $3,619,840
 
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