Grants Awarded for December 2003 – January 2004

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Wheat Ridge Ministries
One Pierce Place, Suite 250E
Itasca, IL 60143
(800) 762-6748

• Trinity Gardens Community Library Outreach Center, Mobile, Ala., $35,000 to help the Bay Area Women’s Coalition establish a community library in a low-income neighborhood.
• Children of Promise Initiative (Africa), Decatur, Ga., $10,000 to involve churches and agency leaders in supporting AIDS/HIV-infected orphans in Africa.
• Healthy Leaders Initiative, St. Paul, Minn., $22,000 to help students on the Luther Seminary campus develop healthy living habits that they can model for others.
• Equine Therapy Center, Ashland, Neb., $35,000 to help Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries establish a horseback-riding program for persons with disabilities.
• Strengthening and Empowering Latino Foster Parents, Seattle, $35,000 to help place foster Latino children in homes with Latino families.
• Maternal/Neonatal Rural Health Clinic in Guatemala, Milwaukee, Wis., $30,000 to create health education and medical care programs in poor regions of Guatemala in an effort to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality.

The New York Community Trust
2 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10016
(212) 686-0010

The following organizations are all based in the New York metropolitan area:

• Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, $65,000 to continue the accreditation process of child-care providers and to finance a series of seminars to help day care teachers improve classroom performance.
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, $50,000 to support volunteer recruitment and to help 10 immigrant agencies develop mentoring programs.
• Mentoring USA, $50,000 to expand mentoring programs, to support a project in East Harlem for youth aging out of foster care and to begin a youth job-shadowing program.
• Advocates for Children of New York, $75,000 to help youth in correctional facilities get appropriate services and to prevent educational gaps once the youth are released.
• Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, $46,000 to provide training to student organizers that help their peers create gay-straight alliances in their schools.
• The Door - A Center of Alternatives, $60,000 to help the organization represent youth from various countries and to provide training and back-up assistance to lawyers representing immigrant youth who apply for residency.
• American Social History Productions, $60,000 over two years to train teachers at 15 new schools on student-centered, multicultural approaches to teaching humanities.
• Central Brooklyn Churches Sponsoring Committee, $30,000 to help the Bedford-Stuyvesant Parent Union create school chapters and reduce teacher absenteeism.
• Fordham University School of Education Learning Center, $25,000 help the Urban Teaching Fellows Program develop a pool of prospective middle school teachers.
• Legal Services for Children, $50,000 to help the agency take on additional cases, conduct parent and community workshops and offer training sessions for professionals.
• Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection, $120,000 over two years to help start a program to teach clinicians how to differentiate among neglect, abuse and trauma, and the different interventions for each.

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

• Ohio Campus Compact, Granville, $5,000 for the VISTA volunteer program.
• America SCORES, New York City, $7,500 to support the Cleveland SCORES program.
• Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, $25,000 for the Youth Philanthropy and Service project.
• Clergy United for Juvenile Justice, Cleveland, $35,000 for project restoration.
• Connect for Kids, Washington, $7,000 for operating support.
• National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Washington, $7,500 for the Governors’ Forum on Quality Preschools.
• The Urban Institute, Washington, $275,000 over two years to support the tax policy center and the returning home study.
• Shoes for Kids, Cleveland, $30,000 for operating support.
• American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, New York City, $65,000 for the reproductive freedom project.
• National Women’s Law Center, Washington, $70,000 for the child care and reproductive rights programs.
• Urban League of Greater Cleveland, $50,000 for operating support.
• Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Washington, $40,000 for the Legal Action Project.
• Violence Policy Center, Washington, $30,000 for operating support.

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

• Women’s Net, Johannesburg, South Africa, $75,000 for general support for training girls in understanding women’s rights and teaching them technology skills.
• American Youth Policy Forum, Washington, $200,000 to conduct a series of learning events for policy-makers to inform them about the role of after-school and community education programs.
• Collaborative Communications Group, Washington, $450,000 to support a national after-school summit and five meetings to further the quality and sustainability of after-school programs and school-community partnerships.
• W. Haywood Burns Institute, San Francisco, $200,000 to provide partial support for a national network of community-based organizations serving youth in the juvenile justice system.
• Flint Community Schools, Flint, Mich., $100,000 to prepare, maintain and operate a building for the Manley Early Childhood Education Center and to pay for licensing requirements.
• Diversified Business Consulting Group, Silver Spring, Md., $149,823 for the 2003 Summer Institute, which will focus on ensuring that 21st Century Community Learning Centers provide effective student learning programs.
• Coalition of Community Foundations for Youth, Basehor, Kan., $20,000 for continued partial support for staffing and management of the Neighborhood Small Grants Network.
• National Organizers Alliance, Washington, $50,000 for general support for recruiting young organizers and to fund a project to document the organization’s history.
• Michigan Virtual University, Lansing, $150,000 for offering families low- or no-cost computers, technical assistance and programs aimed at increasing their children’s academic achievement.
• National League of Cities Institute, Washington, $200,000 for expanding activities for knowledge development and networking.
• New York University, New York City, $200,000 for continued support in identifying and assessing the impact of local education organizing efforts by community-based organizations.

The Starbucks Foundation
455 N. Point St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
(206) 447-7950

• Roseville Home Start, Roseville, Calif., $50,000 to help homeless children and their families become more self-sufficient and find low-cost, permanent housing.
• Riding Instruction Designed for Education, Elk Grove, Calif., $25,000 for a program that uses horseback riding as therapy for disabled children.
• Holy Family Day Home, San Francisco, $50,000 for a literacy program for low-income families.
• Bay Kids, San Francisco, $25,000 for a videotape library and facility that will allow hospitalized children and their families to share their experiences with others in similar situations.
• California Parenting Institute, Santa Rosa, $50,000 for a program that gives parents books and literacy resources in order to encourage them to read to their children.
• North Bay Children’s Center, Novato, Calif., $25,000 to provide meals to 130 children, health and nutrition education to parents, and support services to nursing mothers.
• San Mateo Police Activities League, San Mateo, Calif., $50,000 for after-school programs, computer classes, field trips and sports activities for at-risk youth.
• O’Neill Sea Odyssey, Santa Cruz, Calif., $25,000 to provide approximately 400 disadvantaged students from Santa Clara County Schools in California with hands-on lessons aboard a 65-foot catamaran in environmental stewardship, mathematics and science.
• Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program, Berkeley, Calif., $50,000 for sports and recreation activities for physically disabled youth.
• Solutions for At Risk Youth, Benicia, Calif., $25,000 for a mentoring program through which firefighters work with at-risk youth.

Lumina Foundation
for Education
30 S. Meridian St., Suite 700
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(800) 834-5756

• Calumet College of Saint Joseph, Whiting, Ind., $50,000 to provide pre-college awareness services to low-income, first-generation students through a summer bridge program.
• Larkin Street Youth Services, San Francisco, $46,200 to enhance educational programs for 60 homeless, runaway and foster youth through a component to increase access to post-secondary education.
• Lund Family Center, Burlington, Vt., $47,200 to provide a high school college-preparatory curriculum and online college classes for pregnant teens and teen parents.
• Marin Education Fund, San Rafael, Calif., $50,000 to increase higher education access for 50 low-income, first-generation students through mentoring and training.
• Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City, $75,000 to provide pre-college access information to 15,000 Hispanic middle and high school students through the federal GEAR UP program.
• The Regents of the University of California, Irvine, $73,600 to expand pre-college access programs for Hispanic middle and high school students.
• Saint Louis University, St. Louis, $63,200 to form school, parent and youth partnerships that create pre-college action plans for middle school students.
• University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, $74,700 to expand its pre-college program to include at-risk minority middle school students.
• American Council on Education, Washington, $28,700 to support the opening session of the “Educating All of One Nation” conference on student access and success.
• Finance Authority of Maine, Augusta, $194,200 to support College Goal Sunday 2004-2006.
• The Finance Project, Washington, $10,000 to develop an action plan for projects to increase post-secondary access and success for emancipated foster youth.
• National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs, St. Paul, Minn., $10,000 for convening activities and expanding outreach.
• Advancement Via Individual Determination, San Luis Obispo, Calif., $71,900 to prepare advanced placement students to tutor peers from underserved populations, thereby encouraging college enrollment.
• Gallaudet University, Washington, $75,000 to provide pre-college awareness and access services to deaf high school students through a summer residential program.
• I Know I Can, Columbus, Ohio, $75,000 to expand access and support services offered to first-year students at 10 central Ohio colleges.
• University of Colorado Foundation, Boulder, $72,300 to introduce high schoolers to the rigors of higher education by academic preparation, including enrollment in a preview college course.
• The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southernmost College, Brownsville, $75,000 to increase higher education access for low-income Hispanic high school students by providing college mentors to offer guidance and academic advising.
• University of New Mexico Foundation, Albuquerque, $75,000 to provide pre-college awareness and access services to middle school students at three new family centers in Albuquerque.
• Social Science Research Council, New York, $375,500 to promote pragmatic, applied research and policy solutions through academic centers that respond to the issues affecting the transition to higher education and student post-secondary success.
• President and Fellows of Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass., $215,000 to study the impact of remedial education on student post-secondary attainment and labor market outcomes.
• Council for the Advancement of Adult Literacy, New York, $87,000 to support the work of a panel to improve the understanding and strengthen the role of community colleges in adult education and literacy.
• Recruiting New Teachers, Boston, $255,930 to give teachers’ aides and the institutions that support them more systematic information to meet the educational requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.
• Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., $387,400 to improve transfers of Bard High School Early College graduates to four-year institutions and expand college officials’ understanding of hybrid high school/college programs.
• League for Innovation in the Community College, Phoenix, $246,000 to conduct a one-year pilot to test and finalize the materials and procedures of the Certificate of College Competencies Program before its 2004 national rollout.
• Broad Ripple High School, Indianapolis, $20,000 to increase the number of students who participate in the college-level curriculum programs at the school.
• Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Indianapolis, $10,000 to provide general operating support.
• The Trustees of Indiana University, Indianapolis, $10,000 to underwrite capacity-building activities at the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy for 2003-2004.

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