Grants Awarded for March 2003

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

• American Youth Policy Forum, Washington, $20,000 to support the Focus of the Future: Celebrating 10 Years of Service to the Youth Policy Community project.
• Hatcher Group, Bethesda, Md., $305,000 to help nonprofit organizations establish or expand Earned Income Tax Credit policies at the
state level.
• Center for Community Change, Washington, $100,000 to expose young people to the center’s blend of advocacy and community organizing.
• European Foundation Centre, Brussels, Belgium, $50,000 to enable the redesign, expansion and maintenance of its website.
• Grantmakers for Children, Youth
and Families, Washington, $60,000 for general support.
• Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa, $75,000 to cover research costs and the production of a documentary.
• Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Johannesburg, South Africa, $75,000 to provide resources for organizational development.
• United Way of Genesee County, Flint, Mich., $300,000 to enable the United Way to reach its 2002 campaign goal of $6.3 million.
• Opportunities Industrialization Center of Greater Milwaukee Inc., $50,000 to support the Wisconsin Policy Series on Responsible Fatherhood and Family Support.
• New York University, New York, $600,000 to support a six-year study seeking to understand the added value of community organizing to school improvement.
• Committee for Economic Development, New York, $300,000 to support the fourth and fifth years of the “Investing in Early Childcare and Education” project.
• GSC Communications, Swarthmore, Pa., $75,000 to support the Mott Foundation and U.S. Department of Education partnership in the 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative.
• Interfaith Education Fund Inc., Austin, Texas, $500,000 to support leadership development, research and evaluation behind interfaith
• University of Michigan-Flint, $60,000 to help faculty and staff of the new school to extend their expertise to local child-serving nonprofit organizations.

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
4801 Rockhill Road,
Kansas City, MO 64110-2046
(816) 932-1000

• Cabot Westside Clinic, Kansas City, Mo., $50,000 to enhance technology and healthcare/education services to meet needs of the Spanish-speaking uninsured population.
• Child Care Action Campaign, New York, $39,180 to support a think tank to provide information elevating the visibility of child care and early education in the media.
• Children’s Defense Fund, Washington, $185,000 to provide support and resources for emerging leaders across the country.
• Civil Society Institute, Newton Centre, Mass., $100,000 for the BUILD initiative.
• Coalition for Community Collaboration, Overland Park, Kan., $12,000 for general
• Columbia University, National Center for Children in Poverty, New York, $150,000 for the Map and Track II series related to school
• Heart of America Family Services, Kansas City, Kan., $530,000 for general support.
• The University of Missouri-Kansas City, Department of Sociology, Family Studies Program, $89,920 to support the expansion of the Missouri Family Development Training and Credentialing Program.
• Action Against Crime and Violence Education Fund, Washington, $50,000 for public policy efforts to expand and improve after-school
• Afterschool Alliance, Washington, $350,000 to support activities to expand after-school programming at the local, state and national levels, concentrating efforts in Kansas and Missouri.
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, Mo., $459,000 to help create a Heathwood Boys & Girls Club.
• Camp Fire Boys and Girls, Heartland Council, Prairie Village, Kan., $75,000 to provide Camp Fire programs to children in the metropolitan urban core.
• Center on Education Policy, Washington, $100,000 to support the work on monitoring and disseminating state implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act.
• DeLaSalle Education Center, Kansas City, Mo., $100,000 for general support.
• Douglass/Sumner Neighborhood Association, Kansas City, Kan., $52,685 to provide a healthy, safe zone for children and families to gather.
• Girl Scouts, Mid-Continent Council of Girl Scouts, Kansas City, Mo., $100,000 for general support.
• Grantmaker Forum on Community and National Service, Berkeley, Calif., $100,000 to support organizational progress and a Kansas City-specific initiative to organize a round-table with policy makers.
• Institute for Educational Leadership, Coalition for Community Schools, Washington, $25,000 to support dissemination of the Linkages to Learning report on community schools.
• Institute for Just Communities, Sudbury, Mass., $50,000 to help publish the Community Youth Development journal.
• National Coalition of Community Foundations for Youth, Basehor, Kan., $475,000 for five Kansas community foundations to seed youth philanthropy programs.
• National Conference for Community and Justice, Greater Kansas City Region, Mo., $65,000 to support Promise Project and PeaceJam.
• Partnership for Children, Kansas City, Mo., $20,000 to support the Network of Opportunity Implementation Team.
• Project AIM, Raytown, Mo., $55,000 to support National Youth Service Day projects.
• Project AIM, Raytown, Mo., $50,000 to support organizational capacity building.
• The First Step Fund, Kansas City, Mo., $17,250 for general support.
• University of Health Sciences, Kansas City, Mo., $125,000 to support the Score One Health Program.
• Visible Horizons, Kansas City, Mo., $40,000 to support the leadership development and mentoring program for Native American Youth.
• Voices for Children Foundation Inc., Topeka, Kan., $327,779 to support the Kansas Children’s Campaign.
• Youth Opportunities Unlimited, Kansas City, Kan., $50,000 for general support.
• Youth Opportunities Unlimited, Kansas City, Kan., $43,729 to support the implementation phase of the Extended Day Initiative.
• Youth Service Alliance of Greater Kansas City, Mo., $7,500 to support young people to engage in community service through school-based recognition and support.
• Youth Volunteer Corps, Shawnee Mission, Kan., $100,000 to support capacity building.

William Randolph Hearst Foundation
888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor
New York, NY 10106
(212) 586-5404

• Boys Hope Girls Hope, Bridgeton, Mo., $100,000 to help build a nationwide College Scholarship Endowment.
• Center for Rural Affairs, Walthill, Neb., $50,000 to support outreach, training and technical assistance programs for rural families.
• The Grant Center, Memphis, Tenn., $50,000 to support the Program for Nonprofit Excellence.
• Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, Chicago, $100,000 to support affordable housing programs.
• Larkin Street Youth Services, San Francisco, $100,000 for general support.
• Local Initiatives Support Corp., New York, $200,000 to expand the Community Investment Collaborative for Kids Program.
• New York City Outward Bound Center, Long Island, N.Y., $50,000 to support education and leadership programs.
• Parents Anonymous, Claremont, Calif., $50,000 to support capacity building for a national expansion effort.

National Education Association
1201 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 833-4000

The following grants have been awarded to student-led programs through Youth Leaders for Literacy to further develop and expand their projects (recipients’ names are listed when no specific program is named):

• Book It to Kangundo Project, Boise, Idaho, $5,000.
• Somali Panthers @ West, Salt Lake City, $5,000.
• Get Into G.E.A.R., Edgemont, Ark., $5,000.
• The Viet Youth Board, Oklahoma City, $5,000.
• Jana Mlod, Weedsport, N.Y., $5,000.
• Let’s Roll Into Reading, Osprey, Fla., $5,000.
• Mrs. Cindy Warrick’s 4th Core Reading Class, Carroll County Middle School, Carrollton, Ky., $5,000.
• Book Buddies, Manhattan, Ill., $5,000.
• Kurt Hildenbrandt and Gabrielle Sanchez, Wenatchee, Wash., $5,000.
• Read It Again, Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, $5,000.
• Molly Flanagan, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., $5,000.
• Teens ’N Tots, Oak Ridge, N.J., $5,000.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
P.O. Box 2316
College Road East
Princeton, NJ 08543
(888) 631-9989

• University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, Ann Arbor, $366,972 for an adolescent component of the National Co-morbidity Survey.
• Family Support America, Chicago, $752,446 for developing indicators of family well-being.
• Children’s Futures Support Fund, Trenton, N.J., $3 million for community projects.
• Partnership for a Drug-Free America, New York, $15 million for communications campaigns to address substance abuse prevention and treatment.
• Health Research, Buffalo, N.Y., $392,268 for evaluation and dissemination of results from a community-based adolescent tobacco-use prevention program.
• National Coalition of State Alcohol and Drug Treatment and Prevention Associations, Tryon, N.C., $392,771 for strengthening
leadership in substance abuse treatment and prevention.
• University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, $729,988 for the Helping Young Smokers Quit: Improving Treatment
of Youth Tobacco Use and Dependence
• Innovators Combating Substance Abuse, Baltimore, $899,997 for general support.
• Smokeless States: National Tobacco Policy Initiative, West Hartford, Conn., $561,122 for general support.
• The Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Program, $6.5 million for the awards to Third Sector New England, Boston.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 Seventh St. S.W.
Washington, DC 20410
(202) 708-1112

The following grants have been awarded to help protect children from lead poisoning hazards in the home:
• National Safety Council, Washington, $679,346.
• National Center for Healthy Homes, Columbia, Md., $930,789.
• Neighborhood Improvement Development Corp., Milwaukee, $1 million.
• Greater Detroit Area Health Council, Detroit, Mich., $999,896.
• Access Agency Inc., Willimantic, Conn., $800,000.
• Alliance to End Child Lead Poisoning, Washington, $1.2 million.
• Energy Programs Consortium, Washington, $937,956.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 726-8000

• Child Welfare League of America, Washington, $1.2 million to support its campaign to address issues connecting child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
• Physicians for Human Rights, Boston, $550,000 for support of the Juvenile Justice Monitoring Project.
• University of Massachusetts, Amherst, $500,000 for the National Youth Screening Assistance Project.
• John Howard Association, Chicago, $390,000 for the Juvenile Justice Reform Initiative.
• Chicago Council on Urban Affairs, $300,000 to improve the policies and practices of juvenile court.
• Illinois Juvenile Justice Initiative, Springfield, Ill., $275,000 for general support.