Grants Awarded for October 2003

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Otto Bremer Foundation
445 Minnesota St., Suite 2000
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 227-8036

• Boardsource, Washington, $7,500 to support work with nonprofit boards in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and Wisconsin.
• Boys & Girls Club of St. Paul, Minn., $40,000 to strengthen and diversify funding sources.
• Community Foundation of Grand Forks, N.D., $22,690 for a comprehensive nonprofit training program.
• Free Arts for Abused Children of Minnesota, Minneapolis, $9,900 to develop fund-raising capacity.
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud, $20,000 for a youth mentoring program.
• Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn., $25,000 to support a community-based collaboration that promotes the academic success of urban students.
• District 202, Minneapolis, $27,500 for services to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth who are homeless.
• Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Fargo, N.D., $40,000 for All Nations Youth, an organization that develops youth skills.
• Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota, Duluth, $5,000 for a youth leadership conference on the child welfare system.
• Marshal Public Schools, Minnesota, $15,000 to expand child care for recent graduates who are teen parents.
• Minnesota African Refugees and Immigrants Initiatives, Crystal, $10,000 to continue mentoring, tutorials and increased access to community services.
• Youthworks, Bismarck, N.D., $50,000 to provide housing and crisis outreach to homeless youth in the area.
• Youth Express, St. Paul, Minn., $15,000 for general operations.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

College Road East
P.O. Box 2316
Princeton, NJ 08543
(888) 631-9989

• National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, Washington, $300,000 for research on adolescent obesity.
• Legal Action Center of the City of New York, $500,000 to assist a national advocacy movement about drug and alcohol addiction.
• County of Santa Cruz Probation Department, California, $1 million to support Reclaiming Futures: Communities Helping Teens Overcome Drugs, Alcohol and Crime.
• University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, $457,262 for a program to stop parents from smoking during and after pregnancy.
• United Way of Massachusetts Bay, Boston, $749,850 to support an after-school program that connects children with responsible adults to decrease the risk of substance abuse and other dangerous activities.
• Girl Scouts of the USA, New York, $399,966 to develop a program for daughters of imprisoned mothers.
• University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia, $200,000 for an evaluation of the Family Support Services program.
• Renaissance Community Development Corp., Somerset, N.J., $559,546 for a neighborhood family support services program.

William Randolph Hearst Foundation
888 Seventh Ave., 45th floor
New York, NY 10106
(212) 586-5404

• Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, San Francisco, $50,000 to help develop Coleman’s academy to disseminate the agency’s model nationally.
• Compass Community Services, San Francisco, $75,000 to support the Tenderloin Childcare Center.
• Heartland Center for Leadership Development, Lincoln, Neb., $60,000 for the Train the Trainers program.
• Highbridge Community Life Center, New York, $75,000 to expand family programs.
• Mar Vista Family Center, Culver City, Calif., $75,000 to support the Leadership Development Program.
• Northwest School for Hearing Impaired Children, Seattle, $50,000 to bring the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund to $100,000.
• Quitman County Development Organization, Marks, Miss., $70,000 for general support.
• The Tides Center, San Francisco, $50,000 to support the Higher Learning Program for the benefit of Youth United for Community Action.
• Voices for Children Foundation, Miami, $50,000 to provide support services and representation to abused and/or neglected children in Miami-Dade County.
• The Atlanta Opera, $50,000 for the “Music! Words! Opera!” arts education program.
• Honolulu Theatre for Youth, $50,000 to establish the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Disadvantaged Youth.
• Zeum, San Francisco, $100,000 for the School Field Trip Program.
• Achieve Minneapolis, $75,000 for the Minneapolis Arts for Academic Achievement Program.
• Learning Leaders, New York, $50,000 for the Family Literacy Project.
• Raising A Reader, Menlo Park, Calif., $50,000 to expand a national book bag program.
• Children’s Hospital Foundation, Milwaukee, $100,000 for the School Based Health Centers.
• District of Columbia College Access Program, Washington, $100,000 for college scholarships for at-risk high school students.
• Junior Achievement of New York, $35,000 for the After School Program.
• Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, Atlanta, $35,000 for the Healthy Families Georgia DeKalb Program.
• Richard Hugo House, Seattle, $35,000 for the Youth-LEAP program.
• STRIVE, New York, $50,000 to expand STRIVE’s national network.
• University Settlement Society of New York, $50,000 for the Adult Literacy program.
• YWCA of Seattle-King County-Snohomish County, Seattle, $75,000 to support YWCA Opportunity Place programs.
• Hawaii Alliance for Arts Education, Honolulu, $50,000 for Arts First, an elementary arts curriculum project.
• Theatre IV, Richmond, Va., $50,000 for arts-in-education programs.
• Third Street Music School Settlement, New York, $50,000 for the Music Instruction on the Lower East Side program.
• Pacific Crest Outward Bound School, Portland, Ore., $50,000 to bring the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship Fund for students in need to $250,000.
• Partnership for After School Education, New York, $60,000 for the Training Institute for after-school program practitioners.
• Teach for America, New York, $100,000 for the operating reserve fund as part of a national expansion effort.
• Montefiore Medical Center, New York, $200,000 to establish the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, $50,000 to support the After-school Clubhouse initiative.
• Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Boston, $50,000 for the Substance Abuse Counseling Program.
• Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service, New York, $75,000 for after-school programs for children.
• Cypress Hills Local Development Corp., New York, $35,000 to support youth development and academic support programs.
• The Enterprise Foundation, New York, $100,000 for the Heiskell Enterprise Center program.
• Inwood House, New York, $60,000 for Teen Choice, a school-based initiative that promotes healthy lifestyles among adolescents.
• National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Washington, $40,000 for general support.
• Dance Theater Workshop, New York, $75,000 for the Kid Axis Program, an arts education initiative for children and youth.
• Exploratorium, San Francisco, $200,000 to bring the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs to $530,000.
• Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, $100,000 to bring the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs to $300,000.
• Pittsburgh Public Theatre Corp., Pittsburgh, $50,000 for the Education and Outreach Program.
• Paint Breeze Performing Arts Center, Philadelphia, $30,000 to expand educational outreach programs.
• Whirlwind, Chicago, $40,000 for arts education programs.
• Helen Keller International, New York, $50,000 to expand ChildSight to three more school districts in Los Angeles.
• Baltimore Area Council Boy Scouts of America, $50,000 to expand scouting opportunities for Boy Scouts with disabilities.
• Girl Scouts Council of the Nation’s Capital, Washington, $50,000 for the Bridging the Gap program to encourage young women’s interest in science.
• Girls Inc. of Alameda County, San Leandro, Calif., $50,000 for the Eureka Teen Achievement Program.
• Texas Council on Family Violence, Austin, $50,000 for statewide training and education for member organizations.
• Chicago Children’s Museum, $50,000 for the Poetry in the Schools Program.
• The Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis, $50,000 to support education and outreach programs.
• Denver Zoological Foundation, $50,000 to support the Teen Zoo Crew Program.
• Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, $50,000 for education programs.
• Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, $25,000 for the School Art Program.

The Joyce Foundation

70 W. Madison St., Suite 2750
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 782-2464

• Center on Education Policy, Washington, $300,000 to conduct a national study of the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act.
• Child and Family Policy Center, Des Moines, Iowa, $80,000 for continued advocacy work to improve employment pathways for welfare recipients and other low-income unemployed jobseekers in Iowa.
• Hudson Institute, Welfare Policy Center, Indianapolis, $175,000 to support analysis, technical assistance and briefings to encourage better alignment of welfare and work force systems in Midwestern states.
• University of Chicago Chapin Hall Center for Children, $125,000 for research comparing employment and other measures of well-being for current and former welfare recipients in Milwaukee.
• Chicago Children’s Museum, $300,000 to implement and evaluate a comprehensive diversity plan focused on governance, staffing, programming, marketing and education and community outreach issues.

Public Welfare Foundation

1200 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 965-1800

• Advocates for Youth Education, Cincinnati, $10,000 for merit- and need-based college scholarship program.
• Barrios Unidos/United Neighborhoods of Northern Virginia, Falls Church, $30,000 for general support.
• Casa Atabex Ache, New York, $45,000 to support the Fuerza/Power Program.
• CAUSA, a project of Mano a Mano Family Center, Salem, Ore., $25,000 for general support.
• Homies Unidos, Los Angeles, $35,000 for general support.
• Juvenile Law Center, Philadelphia, $1,000 for general support.
• Latin American Youth Center, Washington, $50,000 for the Youth Advocacy Development and Assistance Project.
• Legal Action Center, New York, $65,000 for the National H.I.R.E. network.
• My Brothaz H.O.M.E., Savannah, Ga., $35,000 for general support.
• North Carolina Lambda Youth Network, Durham, $35,000 for the Statewide Youth Health Initiative.
• Padres Unidos, Denver, $30,000 for general support.
• Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Chicago, $90,000 for Vida/SIDA Youth Peer Education Projects.
• St. Thomas Health Services, New Orleans, $40,000 for the Adolescent Wellness Institute.
• To-Ga-He-Yo-He Youth Ranch, Harlem, Mont., $25,000 for general support.
• Young Women United, Albuquerque, N.M., $25,000 for general support.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

200 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 619-0257

The department announced the award last month of new and continuing grants under its Compassion Capital Fund, to help faith-based and community organizations expand and strengthen their ability to provide social services. The 60 new grants total $8.1 million; the 21 continuing grants total $24 million. Following is a selected listing:

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska, Juneau, $49,907.
• Montgomery S.T.E.P. Foundation, Ala., $50,000.
• St. Clair Children’s Advocacy Center, Pell City, Ala., $50,000.
• Lee County Family Resource Center, Marianna, Ark., $48,185.
• United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona, $686,982.
• Rural Human Services, Crescent City, Calif., $49,430.
• Contra Costa Opportunity West, Richmond, Calif., $50,000.
• Council of Churches, Bridgeport, Conn., $50,000.
• Hartford Action Plan on Infant Health, Conn., $50,000.
• City Gate, Washington, D.C., $50,000.
• National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, Washington, D.C., $498,403.
• We Care America, Washington, D.C., $712,020.
• Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children and Families, Wilmington, $50,000.
• The Center for Drug Free Living, Orlando, Fla., $50,000.
• St. Paul AME Church, Des Moines, Iowa, $50,000.
• Episcopal Social Services, Wichita, Kan., $50,000.
• Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Richmond, $511,298.
• Hazard Perry County Community Ministries, Hazard, Ky., $50,000.
• Joy Corp. of Baton Rouge, Zachary, La., $50,000.
• Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Baton Rouge, $401,022.
• Washington County Community Action Council, Hagerstown, Md., $47,000.
• Tedford Shelter, Brunswick, Maine, $49,984.
• Saint Gregory Community Center Council, Detroit, $50,000.
• Center for Family Health, Jackson, Miss., $50,000.
• Lao Family Community of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn., $50,000.
• Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, Minn., $532,000.
• Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Montana, Helena, $50,000.
• Citizens Committee for New York City, $312,348.
• West Islip Youth Enrichment Services, N.Y., $50,000.
• Thunderbird Challenge, Pryor, Okla., $50,000.
• Boys and Girls Aid Society of Oregon, Portland, $ 49,716.
• Salem Leadership Foundation, Ore., $48,876.
• The Philadelphia Youth Network, Pa., $50,000.
• The Source: A Boys and Girls Club, Sisseton, S.D., $50,000.
• Foundation for Community Empowerment, Dallas, $578,892.
• The Dream Program, Winooski, Vt., $47,195.
• Multifaith Works, Seattle, $50,000.
• Northwest Leadership Foundation, Tacoma, Wash., $740,438.
• Opportunities Industrialization Center of Greater Milwaukee, $50,000.
• Holy Redeemer Institutional Church of God in Christ, Milwaukee, $626,598.