Grants Awarded for April 2007

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Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation

Arlington, Va.

(703) 276-8240

• The Corps Network, Washington, $122,000 for a national program in which youth with disabilities conduct team community service projects.

• Special Olympics, Washington, $17,000 for two projects: for Interscholastic Unified Sports League for Special Olympians in Pennsylvania, and for student leaders to attend the National Association of Student Councils Conference.

• American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), Washington, $76,000 for the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation/AAPD Congressional Internship Program.

• Boys & Girls Club of America, Atlanta, $66,000 for program outreach to youth with disabilities.

• Kids Included Together (KIT), San Diego, $50,000 for development of an inclusion training program for the Boys & Girls Club of America.

• Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Boston, $86,000 for a national mentoring project.

• Project SEARCH, Cincinnati, $31,000 for training programs in the health care and banking fields to provide employment opportunities for youth with cognitive disabilities.

The McKnight Foundation 

Minneapolis, Minn.

(612) 333-4220

• American Youth Work Center, Washington, $80,000 for Youth Today’s reporting and circulation in Minnesota.

• Avenues for Homeless Youth, Minneapolis, $100,000 for providing housing and support services for homeless youth.

• Child Care Works – Education Division, Minneapolis, $130,000 for general operating support.

• Children’s Defense Fund, St. Paul, Minn., $350,000 for communications, organizing and advocacy activities.

• Community Initiatives for Children, Minneapolis, $40,000 for early childhood literacy programs.

• Dads’ and Families Center, Stillwater, Minn., $30,000 for educational and support services for fathers and their families.

• Dads Make a Difference, St. Paul, Minn., $40,000 for general support.

• Depot Coffee House, Hopkins, Minn., $40,000 for a student-run coffee house and gathering place.

• District 202, Minneapolis, $60,000 for outreach to homeless youth and development of a capital campaign.

• Family & Children’s Service, Minneapolis, $675,000 to expand the parenting capacity of families in the Twin Cities.

• Family Alternatives, Minneapolis, $60,000 for the Adolescent Capacities and Transitions program.

• Minnesota Kinship Caregivers Association, St. Paul, Minn., $80,000 to support the Grandkin Navigator program.

• St. David’s Child Development and Family Services, Minneapolis, $200,000 for programs to support early childcare.

• St. Paul Youth Services, Minn., $50,000 for intervention, prevention, counseling and crisis services for at-risk youth and their families.

• SteppingStone Theatre, St. Paul, Minn., $500,000 for capital support for a children’s theater.

• Urban Boatbuilders, St. Paul, Minn., $35,000 for a youth development agency that teaches youth how to build wooden boats.

• Washburn Child Guidance Center, Minneapolis, $325,000 for an intervention program for high-risk young children and for development of a strategic plan.

• Project SUCCESS, Minneapolis, $70,000 for a theater program for youth.

• Resource Center for Fathers and Families, Blaine, Minn., $40,000 for programs helping fathers participate fully in their children’s lives.

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation 

Menlo Park, Calif.

(650) 234-4500

• Community Development Institute, East Palo Alto, Calif., $25,000 for support of Pacific Islander Community Center’s youth programs.

• Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, Oakland, Calif., $200,000 for programs to alleviate environmental degradation.

• Community Development Institute, East Palo Alto, Calif., $75,000 for Nuestra Casa’s youth program.

• Planned Parenthood Golden Gate, San Francisco, $740,000 for support of teen pregnancy prevention.

• Destiny Arts Center, Richmond, Calif., $250,000 for violence prevention activities and leadership instruction for youth.

• Fresh Lifelines for Youth, East Palo Alto, Calif., $200,000 for prevention of juvenile crime and incarceration.

• Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula, East Palo Alto, Calif., $200,000 for support of after-school literacy programs in local schools.

• University of California at Berkeley, Calif., $210,000 for evaluation of the California Connected by 25 Initiative.

• Massachusetts 2020, Boston, $60,000 to research projects in support of schools’ extended learning time.

• Justice Matters Institute, San Francisco, $170,000 for general support.

• Classics for Kids Foundation, Bozeman, Mont., $25,000 for Bay Area string instrument mentoring pilot project.

• Advancement Project, Los Angeles, $100,000 for strategic planning.

• National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, Washington, $18 million for general operating support.

The Kresge Foundation 

Troy, Mich.

(248) 643-9630

• Fellowship Place, New Haven, Conn., $40,000 for planning and designing a “green” building.

• Girl Scouts, San Diego – Imperial Council, $500,000 for construction of an educational and training pavilion.

• Independent Sector, Washington, $250,000 for communications, policy and ethics/accountability initiatives.

• Lower Bucks Family YMCA, Fairless Hills, Penn., $70,000 for designing a “green” building project.

• Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, Conn., $30,000 for planning and design of a “green” building.

• YMCA of Central New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M., $175,000 for renovation of the Heights and Morningside branches.

• YMCA of the Blue Water Area, Port Huron, Mich., $800,000 for construction of a YMCA facility.

• YMCA of San Francisco, Calif., $60,000 for planning and design of a “green” building.

• Youth Alternatives, Portland, Maine, $250,000 for site acquisition and construction of the Family Center program and administrative campus.

• YWCA Central Carolinas, Charlotte, N.C., $500,000 for construction of 11 transitional family townhouses.

The Nord Family Foundation

Amherst, Ohio

(440) 984-3939

• Community Music Center of Boston, $7,000 for the Intensive Study Project for at-risk youth.

• Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra, Oberlin, Ohio, $10,500 for operations and outreach support.

• Young Americans Center for Financial Education, Denver, $5,000 for International Towne program support.

• Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands, Columbia, S.C., $48,000 for support of Project Learn.

• Cleveland Reads, $6,015 for tutoring initiative.

• Denver Children’s Home, $10,000 for support of Discovery Home

• Girl Scouts of Erie Shores, Lorain, Ohio, $20,000 for general operating support.

• The Linden School, Elyria, Ohio, $50,000 for childcare scholarships and general operating support.

• Open Doors, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, $7,500 for the Resiliency in Youth Development program.

• Save Our Children of Elyria, Ohio, $30,000 for support of the summer program.

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust 

Scottsdale, Ariz.

(480) 948-5853

• Arizona Community Foundation, Phoenix, $300,000 for a collaborative effort to support summer programs for youth in Maricopa County.

• Assistance League of Phoenix, $75,000 to provide school clothes and uniforms to children from low-income families.

• Child Crisis Center East Valley, Mesa, Ariz., $250,000 to expand its Family Resource Center.

• Phoenix Urban League, $10,000 for a pregnancy prevention program for teenagers.

• New Life Center, Goodyear, Ariz., $325,000 for a child-development center and the addition of 40 beds to its domestic violence shelter.

• Sojourner Center, Phoenix, $600,000 to build transitional housing for victims of domestic violence.

• United Phoenix Fire Fighters, $100,000 to provide free pool fences for low-income families with young children.

• Human Services Campus, Phoenix, $1 million to create an endowment.

• Mesa Community College, Mesa, Ariz., $187,344 for Experience Corps, a project that recruits older adults to serve as tutors at area after-school programs.

• Children’s Museum of Phoenix, $18,200 to develop a new business plan.