Grants Awarded for September 2002

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Robert Sterling Clark Foundation
135 E. 64th St.
New York, NY 10021
(212) 288-8900

• Statewide Youth Advocacy, Albany, N.Y., $30,000 to fund state budget analysis, public education, organizing and advocacy of funding children’s programs.
• Healthy Schools Network, Albany, N.Y., $40,000 to monitor and report on implementation of the state’s school environmental health and safety regulations, and advocate for needed improvements.
• Child Care, New York, $70,000 to create an integrated system of early care and education for the city’s children.
• Children’s Rights, New York, $100,000 to reform city child welfare practices and advocate for reforms.

The Kresge Foundation
3215 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 643-9630

• Boys and Girls Club of Brockton, Brockton, Mass., $100,000 to fund the first phase of renovating the main clubhouse.
• Community Services for Children Inc., Allentown, Pa., $500,000 to help purchase and renovate two buildings as a headquarters facility.
• Concord Free Public Library, Concord, Mass., $400,000 to help expand and renovate the Concord main library.
• Dallas Children’s Theatre, $500,000 to help purchase property and renovate a facility.
• New Canaan YMCA, Conn., $250,000 to renovate and expand the main facility.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
503 S. Saginaw St., Ste. 1200
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 238-5651

• Jewish Fund for Justice, New York, $100,000 to enhance youth organizing and recruitment efforts.
• American Youth Work Center, Washington, $75,000 to publish a periodical and increase targeted mailings.
• Benton Foundation, Washington, $153,000 to fund the Effective Messages for Improving Welfare Policies Initiative.
• We Interrupt This Message, San Francisco, $59,800 to expand race and media work to reach targeted community-based capacity.
• Volunteer Consulting Group, New York, $50,000 to fund an external evaluation of the boardnetUSA program.
• Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, $1.2 million to continue funding and evaluating the Fathers at Work Initiative.
• Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, $125,000 to continue a pilot project aimed at re-engaging American Indian fathers of low-income, teen-formed families.
• Center for Community Change, Washington, $125,000 to generate fair and balanced media coverage of low-income populations and the federal policies that affect their lives.
• Direct Action and Research Training Center, Miami, $250,000 to support an Organizers Institute for recruiting and training community organizers.
• Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., $150,000 to provide partial support for the Civil Rights Project: Education Initiative.
• National Fund for Enterprise Development, Washington, $175,000 to launch the National Fund for Enterprise Development.
• Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, $500,000 to improve the practice of workforce development.
• Padres Unidos, Denver, $50,000 to implement greater systematic changes at the city level while pursuing improvements in schools.
• Center for Community Change, Washington, $400,000 to continue the Education Project to assist local community-driven school reform efforts.
• Tides Center, San Francisco, $20,000 to provide partial support for the Youth Transition Funders Group.
• Silver Water Retreat, Todd, N.C., $30,000 to develop an entrepreneurs’ summer camp for at-risk youth that features a year-round micro-loan and grant fund.

Helen Bader Foundation
233 N. Water St., 4th Flr.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 224-6464

• YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee, $100,000 for a new charter school and child care center.
• Esperanza Unida, Milwaukee, $40,000 to fund a construction training program for low-income adults.
• Public Allies, Milwaukee, $25,000 for a training and leadership development program for local young adults.
• Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, Madison, $36,000 for the Voices of Youth program.
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, $50,000 for after-school programs to help central city youth develop academic skills.
• Children’s Outing Association, Milwaukee, $15,000 to help low-income youth attend its summer camp in northern Wisconsin.
• Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, $10,000 for HOMIES, its youth-based anti-violence and conflict resolution program.
• Milwaukee Public Theatre, $10,000 for its African dancing and drumming program for central city youth.
• Residential Living Services, Milwaukee, $10,000 for its computer lab serving low-income children and youth.
• Urban Sports Authority, Milwaukee, $5,000 for summer tennis programs for minority youth.
• Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, $5,000 to offer low-income youth hands-on visual and performing arts programming.
• Milwaukee Police Athletic League, $3,000 for trips to Oshkosh, Wis., and Chicago for central city youth in its summer programs.
• Union of Orthodox Congregations of America-National Conference of Synagogue Youth of Milwaukee, $15,000 for its educational and cultural programming for youth.

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 3800
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 908-2600

• National Center for Family Literacy, Louisville, Ky., $245,000 for technical assistance to the Cambodian Family Literacy Program and Cambodian Association of America.
• Pacifica News Service, San Francisco, $200,000 to expand New California Media’s ethnic membership and multicultural advertising cooperative.
• College Summit, Washington, $750,000 to replicate the College Summit program to increase college enrollment and retention of low-income and academically mediocre youth.
• Youth Vote Coalition, Washington, $300,000 to conduct and evaluate nonpartisan youth voter education, registration and mobilization efforts in 12 cities during the 2002 election cycle and beyond.

The George Gund Foundation
1845 Guildhall Building
45 Prospect Ave. West
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 241- 3114

• Community Renewal Society, Chicago, $200,000 for Catalyst, a newsmagazine for Cleveland schools.
• Federation for Community Planning, Cleveland, $30,000, for research program regarding youth development and governance of the Cleveland Municipal School District.
• Lakewood City Schools, Ohio, $15,000 to establish the Lakewood Project, a high school rock orchestra.
• Cleveland Community Building Initiative, $20,000 for the Family Education Center.
• Weco Fund, Cleveland, $25,000 for the Youth Individual Development Account program.
• Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, $50,000 for welfare law reauthorization initiatives.
• Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry Association of Greater Cleveland, $50,000 for the Westhaven youth shelter.
• The Cleveland Christian Home, $40,000 to fund the Hope Center.
• East End Neighborhood House Association, Cleveland, $28,000 for Project Seed.
• Northern Kentucky Children’s Law Center, Covington, $15,000 to conduct a juvenile defense study.
• Glenville Community Youth Center, Cleveland, $11,000 for summer youth employment and enrichment programs.
• Ms. Foundation for Women, New York, $50,000 for the Collaborative Fund for Youth-Led Social Change.
• Alliance For Justice, Washington, $35,000 for the Nonprofit Advocacy Project and the Foundation Advocacy Initiative.
• Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland, $125,000 for the Initiative for Cultural Arts in Education.
• The Children’s Museum of Cleveland, $25,000 for an organizational and fund-raising capacity project.

Pew Charitable Trusts
One Commerce Sq.
2005 Market St., Ste. 1700
Philadelphia, PA 1910
(215) 575-9050

• Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, Harrisburg, $150,000 to support the Campaign for Preschool in Pennsylvania.
• Youth Vote Coalition, San Francisco, $3.2 million to establish community-based voter registration and participation programs.
• Brown University, Providence, R.I., $2.7 million to encourage civic activity on college campuses.
• National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, $6.2 million to create the Faith and Service Technical Education Network.

Jessie Ball DuPont Fund
1 Independence Dr., Ste. 1400
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 353-0890

• Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, $165,000 to support the Nonprofit Enterprise Institute as it seeks to build the capacity of Virginia’s nonprofit community.
• Georgetown University, Washington, $141,500 to support and enhance programs in nonprofit executive management and the study of democracy.
• Woodlawn, Mount Vernon, Va., $57,592 to support a pilot program for disadvantaged fourth-grade students to learn pre-Civil War history through programs at the historic home.
• The Menninger Foundation, Tokepa, Kan., $17,589, to support focus groups aimed at assessing the feasibility of a manual program package for Menninger’s Peaceful Schools project.

Open Society Institute
400 W. 59th St.
New York, NY 10019
(212) 547-6918

• Appalshop, Whitesburg, Ky., $30,000, to support the expansion of the Appalachian Media Institute to include a year-round youth media program.
• Center for Media Education, Washington, $40,000, to support the education and engagement of youth media groups in open-access issues on the Internet.
• Downtown Community Television Center – Pro-TV, New York, $45,000, to support a program expansion.
• Downtown Community Television Center – Speak Up! New York, $25,000, for a planning grant.
• Educational Video Center, New York, $50,000, for general support.
• ETCOM Inc., El Paso, Texas, $35,000, to support Youth Impact, the youth radio training and production project.
• Global Action Project, New York, $50,000, to develop a youth media curriculum manual.
• In the Mix, New York, $100,000, to create a national multimedia youth project that highlights the role of youth activism in the education reform movement.
• L.A. Youth – Youth News Service, Los Angeles, $50,000, to support the Teen Voices in Mainstream Media Project.
•, New York, $40,000, to support its new Youth Media Distribution Initiative.
* Manhattan Neighborhood Network, New York, $30,000, to support the Youth Channel and the National Youth Media Access Project (NYMAP).
• Students at the Center, New Orleans, $45,000, to support Students at the Center youth media courses in New Orleans public schools.
• Teen Voices, Boston, $50,000, to support the SHOUT! program of Teen Voices magazine.
• Video Machete, Chicago, $40,000, to support ongoing youth media workshops.
• WBEZ Chicago Public Radio – Third Coast International Audio Festival, $15,000, to support youth involvement in the festival.
• WITNESS, New York, $20,000, to support distribution of the “Books Not Bars” video.
• Youth Communication, New York, $68,000, to support youth journalism.
• Youth Portraits, New York, $15,000, to support the distribution of the “Youth Portraits” CD and curriculum.
• Youth Today – American Youth Work Center, Washington, $50,000, to support Youth Today newspaper.