Girls Best Friend Foundation
900 N. Franklin, Suite 210
Chicago, IL 60610
All grants are awarded to organizations in Chicago unless otherwise noted.
• A Sporting Chance Foundation, $14,300 for general support.
• Alternatives Inc., $16,500 for a girl-centered activity in three Chicago communities.
• Beyondmedia Education, $15,400 to expand “Girls! Action! Media!,” a program providing media empowerment workshops for young women.
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermilion County, Ill., $8,250 to support “Young Women Aware.”
• Center for Impact Research, $17,500 for a three-year project on girls and young women involved in
• Centro Comunitario Juan Diego, $16,500 for a health program targeting Latina girls.
• College of Dupage, Public Policy Institute, $15,400 for “Developing a Girl’s Public Voice.”
• Community TV Network, $13,200 for “Growing Up Female: Girls of Color Speak Out.”
• GIRL TALK, $13,750 for general support.
• Literature for All of Us, Evanston, Ill., $15,400 for general support.
• Ms. Foundation for Women, New York, $30,000 for the Collaborative Fund for Youth-led Social Change.
• Music Theatre Workshop, $16,500 for the expansion of a writing program for girls at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.
• Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, $16,500 for the Prostitution Alternatives Round Table (PART) program.
• Chinese Mutual Aid Association, $8,800 for a mentoring program for Chinese-American girls.
• DuPage Questioning Youth Center, $10,803 for a wellness program for lesbian and bisexual youth.
• Global Girls, $11,000 for general support.
• Korean American Resource & Cultural Center, $16,500 to pilot the “Building Sisterhood” program.
• Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum/Radio Arte, $15,510 for a girl-run weekly radio program.
• Southwest Youth Collaborative, $16,500 for the “Sisters Organizing for United Leadership” program.
• Young Chicago Authors, $11,000 for a writing and performance program for high-school-aged girls.
• Young Women’s Empowerment Project, $8,800 for general support.
Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20201
The following Special Improvement grants were given to organizations, states and state agencies.
• Maryland Child Support Enforcement Program, $200,000 to test a model approach to increasing employment and incentives for paying current support for fathers who are ex-offenders.
• Family Court Services of the 14th Judicial
Circuit, Muskegon, Mich., $199,772 to help unemployed fathers by combining employment programs with family counseling and management of their child support debt.
• Project Dads, El Centro, Calif., $141,858 to assist with child support order modifications and help access parental skills training.
• The Marriage Coalition, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, $199,994 to test a curriculum on “the importance of paying child support and the advantages of a healthy marriage.”
• Community Services for Children, Allentown, Pa., $177,374 to help provide marriage education, employment and other services to unwed couples involved in Early Head Start or Head Start.
• Alabama Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board, $200,000 to promote healthy marriage and increase paternity establishment rates.
2801 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
• Indiana Association of United Ways, Indianapolis, $1.2 million to continue Project Jumpstart.
• Indianapolis Children’s Choir, $50,000 for the Holiday Food Basket Project.
• Madame Walker Urban Life Center, Indianapolis, $250,000 for general support.
• Indiana Girls’ School, Indianapolis, $2,500 for the “Because We Care” program.
• Young Audiences of Indiana, Indianapolis, $101,750 for general support.
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis, $150,000 to improve resource and board development.
• Community Action of Greater Indianapolis, $50,000 for a youth violence prevention program.
• Fathers and Families Research Center, Indianapolis, $48,500 for rehabilitation costs for the headquarters.
• National Assembly of Health and Human Service Organizations, Washington, $495,828 for improving development opportunities for youth workers.
• Villages of Indiana, Indianapolis, $40,000 for a conference.
• Emory University, Atlanta, $2,182,200 for the Youth Theological Initiative.
• Institute for American Values, New York, $298,000 for research on the moral and spiritual experience of children of divorce.
• Best Buddies Indiana, Miami, $49,500 for start-up and capacity building for an Indiana program.
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
1560 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1150
Arlington, VA 22209
• Computer Technologies Program, Berkeley, Calif., $100,000 for a mentoring program that matches disabled youth with disabled information technology professionals.
• Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Boston, $100,000 for general support.
• Tech Mentoring Coast to Coast Collaborative, Boston and Berkeley, Calif., $14,000 to assist the Computer Technologies Program and Partners for Youth with Disabilities.
• Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital, Washington, $25,000 for dissemination of the Starfish Troops program, which offers girls in hospitals and long-term care the chance to participate in scouting.
• Knowbility, Austin, Texas, $10,000 for a project that brings together information technology trainers and disabled youth to develop accessible websites for nonprofits.
• Project SEARCH, Cincinnati, $120,000 for the Children’s Hospital Medical Center program aimed at increasing the employability of disabled youth.
• TECH-LINK, Pittsburgh, $20,000 for the Robot Academy’s program training teams of youth to design and build robots.
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
503 S. Saginaw St., Suite 1200
Flint, MI 48502
• Institute for Responsive Education, Boston, $100,000 for the Family Participation in Afterschool Programs.
• University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, $200,000 for research on the impact of Mott’s grant-making on the after-school field.
• Creating Effective Grassroots Alternatives, Sofia, Bulgaria, $184,560 for a youth action program.
• Welfare Law Center, New York, $200,000 for research within the Low Income Networking and Communications project.
• Good Schools Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, $100,000 for general support.
• Allavida, London, England, $250,000 to develop community-based organizations in Romania and strengthen youth community involvement in the Balkans.
• Glades Community Development Corp., Belle Glade, Fla., $168,000 for general support.
• Leadership Conference Education Fund, Washington, $516,420 for a philanthropic consulting initiative.
• National PTA, Chicago, $234,000 to increase parent and teacher engagement.
• Finance Project, Washington, $450,000 to support the development of statewide after-school networks.
• Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., $599,902 for the Afterschool Evaluation Knowledge Development project.
• Fulcrum Foundation, Moscow, Russia, $100,000 for the My World Outside the Window project.
• Advertising Council, New York, $720,000 for an after-school public advertising campaign.
• Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, $300,000 to help state agencies assume control of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers.
• National School-Age Care Alliance, Boston, $100,000 for the “School-Age Review” journal.
• Citizens Research Council of Michigan, Livonia, $44,000 for Organizations of State of Michigan Education programs.
• California Tomorrow, Oakland, $100,000 for after-school programming.
• Homies Unidos, Los Angeles, $100,000 for the Youth Justice Coalition.
• Academy for Educational Development, Washington, $100,000 to identify promising practices in after-school programs.
• YWCA of Greater Flint, Mich., $193,000 for replication of the Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations program and for a racial justice program.
• Advancement Project, Washington, $100,000 for Access to Education: Exposing the Detrimental Impact of Zero Tolerance Disciplinary Policy.
• United States Conference of Mayors, Washington, $100,000 for the Mayors Afterschool Leadership Project.
• Foundations Inc., Moorestown, N.J., $499,971 for content-based learning in after-school programs.
• Flint Community Schools, Mich., $150,000 for strategic planning assistance.
• Atlantic Council of the United States, Washington, $100,039 for the Prague Atlantic Student Summit.
• Euroregional Center for Democracy, Timisoara, Romania, $51,310 to promote youth involvement in decision-making processes.
• Faith Action for Community Equity, Honolulu, $150,000 for a public education project.
• Michigan’s Children, Lansing, $175,000 for the Voices for Michigan’s Children Leadership Academy and the Ready to Succeed Partnership.
• Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., $100,000 for a study on children, families and welfare
• Eastern European Democratic Centre, Warsaw, Poland, $100,000 to help develop the capacity of regional Belarusian and Ukrainian youth nongovernmental organizations.
Public Welfare Foundation
1200 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
• Center for Young Women’s Development, San Francisco, $100,000 for general support.
• Center on Fathers, Families and Public Policy, Madison, Wis., $75,000 for general support.
• Community Justice Network for Youth, San Francisco, $75,000 for general support.
• Fifth Avenue Committee, New York, $50,000 for developing a justice initiative.
• From Roots to Wings, Boston, $25,000 for general support.
• Hearts & Homes for Youth, Silver Spring, Md., $2,000 for the purchase of library books.
• Justice Policy Institute, Washington, $60,000 for general support.
• Lower East Side Family Union, New York, $25,000 for general support.
• Make the Road by Walking, New York, $25,000 for the Bushwick Economic Justice and Democracy project.
• Manalive Violence Prevention Programs, San Francisco, $140,000 for general support.
• Marshall Heights Youth, Washington, $10,000 for general support.
• Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Baltimore, $25,000 for the Maryland Budget & Tax Policy Institute.
• Michael Callen-Audrey Lorde Community Health Center, New York, $120,000 for the health outreach to teens program.
• Mothers of Murdered Offspring, Charlotte, N.C., $25,000 for general support.
• National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Washington, $40,000 for a grassroots education project.
• New Community After School & Advocacy Program, Washington, $25,000 for general support.
• Prison Action Committee, Chicago, $50,000 for general support.
• Prison Reform Advocacy Center, Cincinnati, $40,000 for general support.
• Quixote Center, Hyattsville, Md., $40,000 for the Equal Justice USA Initiative.
• Taller Salud, San Juan, P.R., $50,000 for general support.
• Teen Health Center for York County, Rock Hill, S.C., $25,000 general support.
• Uptown People’s Law Center, Chicago, $35,000 for a prison project.
• Youth Organizers United – Fund for the City of New York, $50,000 for general support.
Marguerite Casey Foundation
1300 Dexter Ave. N., Suite 115
Seattle, WA 98109
• American Indian Center, Chicago, $165,000 to address the needs of Native Americans and low-income families in Chicago.
• Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development, Chicago, $60,000 to help youth realize education and career potential.
• Chicago’s Children’s Museum, Chicago, $300,000 to support the museum’s community initiatives.
• Mujeres Latinas en Accion, Chicago, $120,000 to support programs empowering Latina youth to create social change.
• Onward Neighborhood House, Chicago, $180,000 to empower low-income families and youth to be active within their communities.
• L.A. County Children’s Planning Council, Los Angeles, $500,000 to strengthen influence on policy issues pertaining to youth.
• Larkin Street Youth Services, San Francisco, $100,000 for Pathways to Independence, a program for runaway and older homeless youth.
• Chicanos Por La Causa, Phoenix, $200,000 for the Community Based Youth Pride Inititative.
• Colonias Development Council, Las Cruces, N.M., $225,000 for youth leadership development.
• Sparks Housing Development Corporation, El Paso, Texas, $150,000 to develop local leadership and mentor low-income youth and families.
• Tucson Children’s Museum, Ariz., $50,000 for general support.
• Federation of Child Care Centers of Alabama, Montgomery, Ala., $200,000 to pilot a model program for increasing parent and community involvement on child care issues.
• Federation of Southern Cooperatives, Epes, Ala., $300,000 to strengthen the capacity of youth leadership programs.
• Pacific News Service, San Francisco, $600,000 to support The Beat Within, a program addressing the needs and concerns of first-time youth offenders.
• Center for Community Change, Washington, $1.5 million for general support.
• Community Technology Foundation, San Francisco, $1 million for general support.
• Southern Partners Fund, Atlanta, $500,000 for general support.