Grants Awarded for June 2008

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Ford Foundation
New York
(212) 573-5000

• Bank Street College of Education, New York, $100,000 to develop curricula and assessments for issues including critical thinking and civic engagement.

• Californians for Justice Education Fund, Oakland, Calif., $150, 000 to strengthen student and family voices in policy discourse for equitable community college reforms.

• Center for Community Economic Development, Madison, Wis., $150,000 to develop a financial guaranty insurance facility for financing community development, affordable housing, and alternative energy development.

• Center for Family Policy and Practice, Madison, Wis., $250,000 to develop a model state program for reducing the child support debt of low-income noncustodial parents.

• Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, $500,000 for research, analysis and technical assistance to further policies and practices that improve the labor market success and well-being of lower-income individuals.

• Centre for Research and Innovation in Social Policy and Practice, Newcastle, England, $405,250 to evaluate the International Initiative to Strengthen Philanthropy.

• Christian Community, Westport, Conn., $90,500 to enable the Religious Institute for Sexual Morality Justice and Healing to build progressive religious support for comprehensive sexuality education in schools.

• Colored Girl Production, Jenkintown, Pa., $200,000 to produce new works for the theater and classic plays influenced by the African Diaspora for young people and their families.

• Common Cause Education Fund, Washington, $60,000 to enable the Media and Democracy Coalition to convene grassroots stakeholders on issues of media policy.

• Drum Major Institute, New York, $150,000 to enable the DMI Scholars program to train young people from diverse communities in core skills needed to engage in a career in public policy.

• Family Violence Prevention Fund, San Francisco, $200,000 for a broad range of policy reform and public education activities aimed at preventing domestic violence in the United States.

• National League of Cities Institute, Washington, $250,000 to increase the capacity of mayors and other senior municipal officials to develop new asset-building initiatives.

• Posse Foundation, New York, $250,000 to enable the Posse Institute to develop its research, convening and publications capacities.

• RAND Corp., Santa Monica, Calif., $400,000 to conclude the evaluation of the Collaborating for Educational Reform Initiative.

• Roads to Success, New York, $50,000 to increase the number of students in high-poverty schools who complete high school and post-secondary education or training.

• Third Wave Foundation, New York, $1 million to enable the Reproductive Health and Justice Initiative to advance the interests and needs of young women.

Lilly Endowment
(317) 924-5471

• Adult & Child Center, Indianapolis, $9,000 for Kamp Kool 2008.

• Boy Scouts of America, Indianapolis, $250,000 for teen programs expansion and enhancement.

• Butler University, Indianapolis, $3,400 for the purchase of musical instruments for Summer Youth Program.

• Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek, Indianapolis, $9,500 for 2008 Summer Camp.

• First-Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, $33,000 for Northside Partners for Youth youth collaboration and JOY program.

• Forest Manor Multi-Service Center, Indianapolis, $15,000 for 2008 Ujima Summer Day Camp.

• Good News Mission, Indianapolis, $25,000 to purchase playground equipment.

• Happy Hollow Children’s Camp, Indianapolis, $25,000 for Fencing for Equestrian Program and Camper Safety.

• Indianapolis Algebra Project, Indianapolis, $25,000 for IAP Summer Youth Program.

• Indianapolis Public Housing Agency, $15,000 for P.R.I.D.E. Summer Employment Program.

• Jameson Camp, Indianapolis, $312,000 for camp program development and organizational capacity building, Jameson Camp Residential Summer Camp and swimming pool renovation.

• Little Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Indianapolis, $9,000 for Summer Youth Outreach Ministry.

• Marion County Commission on Youth, Indianapolis, $210,000 for operating support.

• Marion County Commission on Youth, Indianapolis, $75,780 for adult and youth staff training and youth staff recognition awards.

• Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Ind., $2.8 million for continuation of the Homework Hotline.

• Young Audiences of Indiana, Indianapolis, $18,750 for Summer Arts for Youth.

• Young Audiences of Indiana, Indianapolis, $5,150 for computers for Summer Arts for Youth.

• YMCA of Indianapolis, $41,250 for 10 sites for Summer Youth Program.

CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
Woonsocket, R.I.

• Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, Phoenix, $20,000 for a program that assesses autistic children’s abilities.

• Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, $80,470 over two years to create a medical-care facility for adolescents.

• Center for the Partially Sighted, Los Angeles, $20,000 to help children with vision problems stay in school, learn to read, and prepare for employment.

• Pediatric Therapy Network, Torrance, Calif., $20,000 for the Family Support and Respite Care Program.

• Clark School for the Deaf, Jacksonville, Fla., $20,000 for educational programs that serve children with hearing loss and their families.

• Boggy Creek Gang Camp, Eustis, Fla., $25,000 to provide camp scholarships for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

• Frazer Center, Atlanta, $20,000 to support a program for young children with disabilities.

• Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, $20,000 for salary support of a coordinator to work with adolescents who have spina bifida and their families.

• Boston Medical Center Corporation, Boston, $25,000 to help autistic children succeed in school.

• Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, $25,000 for its Learning and Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Rehabilitation Services program, which expedites evaluations of children with suspected autism-spectrum disorders.

• King Solomon Humanitarian Foundation for Handicapped Children, Bridgewater, Fla., $36,500 for salary support of a coordinator for its Handi Kids program for disabled children.

• Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., $225,000 over three years for the National Initiative on Physical Fitness for Children and Youth With Disabilities.

• St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island, North Providence, $20,000 to purchase dental equipment to treat children with developmental, physical or sensory disabilities.

• Matthew Siravo Memorial Foundation, Wakefield, R.I., $25,000 for its Epilepsy in Education campaign to teach students at urban schools about the illness.

• Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital, East Providence, R.I., $750,000 over three years to establish the Sensory, Speech, and Occupational Therapy Clinic for children with disorders that make communication more difficult.

• Cook Children’s Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas, $45,000 to support a program for parents of children with hearing loss.

Nord Family Foundation
Amherst, Ohio
(440) 984-3934

• The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, $5,000 in support of performances on the west side of Cleveland in the 2007-08 season, plus a new educational series in Oberlin, Ohio, in collaboration with Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio.

• Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, $25,000 in support of School-to-Museum Program.

• Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra, Oberlin, Ohio, $10,000 in continued support for general operations.

• Think360, Denver, $7,500 in support of the Arts in Education Equity Project, which provides arts programming to children in underserved schools in Colorado.

• Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands, Columbia, S.C., $42,000 in support of “Project Learn,” a mentoring program available to clubs throughout Columbia.

• Denver Street School, $10,000 in continued support for operations in the 2007-08 school year.

• KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy, Denver, $25,000 in support of general operations and the Leader’s Discretionary Fund.

• ideastream, Cleveland, $10,000 in support of the 2008 For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology [FIRST] Buckeye Regional High School Robotics Competition.

• Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, $20,000 in support of the Leadership Development Program.

• Health Law Advocates, Boston, $20,000 in support of the Suffolk Juvenile Court Pilot Project: Mental Health Guardians ad litem.

• Oberlin Early Childhood Center, Ohio, $50,000 over two years in support of the Transition Project.

• ParentingPartners, Columbia, S.C., $14,000 for general operating support.

• Save Our Children of Elyria, Ohio, $32,000 in support of the Summer Program.

• University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science, Columbia, $10,000 for Stories of Success for Non-Profit Organizations: A Partnership Initiative with the Nurturing Center.

• Volunteers of America of the Carolinas, Columbia, S.C., $29,000 in support of the Children’s Garden.

The Tow Foundation
Danbury, Conn.
(203) 761-6604

Note: All grantees are based in Connecticut unless otherwise indicated.

• African Caribbean American Parents of Children with Disabilities, Hartford, $45,000 to support salaries for parent advocates.

• Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition, $35,000 for general support.

• Capitol Region Education Council, Hartford, $37,000 for the Truancy Court Prevention Project.

• Center for Children’s Advocacy, Hartford, $50,000 for the TeamChild Project and Juvenile Justice Initiatives.

• Child Guidance Center of Greater Bridgeport, $25,000 for a family mentoring and enrichment program.

• The Children’s Center at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, Bedford Hills, N.Y., $40,000 for the Teen Time Program.

• Clifford W. Beers Guidance Clinic, New Haven, $45,000 for outpatient services for youth exhibiting problem sexual behavior.

• Connecticut Ballet, Stamford, $25,000 for a dance and drumming class for girls in juvenile detention.

• Connecticut Center for Effective Practice, Farmington, $32,000 to evaluate the Truancy Court Prevention Project.

• Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance, Bridgeport, $50,000 for general support.

• Connecticut Legal Services, $50,000 for the Stop the School to Prison Pipeline Initiative.

• Connecticut Renaissance, Bridgeport, $40,000 for an adolescent outpatient program.

• Connecticut Voices for Children, New Haven, $30,000 for a fellowship program.

• The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, $75,000 for the Janus Center for Youth in Crisis and the Bridgeport East Side Work and Learn Project.

• Creative Alternatives of New York, $30,000 for a drama therapy program for children receiving residential substance abuse or mental health treatment.

• The Danbury Regional Child Advocacy Center, Danbury, $25,000 for a parent aide program.

• Dispute Settlement Center, Wilton, $40,000 for a juvenile mediation program.

• Domus Foundation, Stamford, $50,000 for the salary of a director for its high school family advocates program.

• FSW, Bridgeport, $50,000 for a juvenile case management collaborative.

• Families in Crisis, Hartford, $35,000 for a fatherhood initiative.

• Family and Children’s Agency, Norwalk, $25,000 for a maternal outreach and mentoring services project.

• Family Centers, Greenwich, $30,000 for the Mediation Encourages New Direction program.

• Family ReEntry, Norwalk, $30,000 for the Beacon EX-offender Mentoring Program.

• Groundwork Bridgeport, $20,000 for a landscape maintenance training program for 12 adjudicated youth.

• Hall-Brooke Behavioral Health Services, Westport, $40,000 for the Justice for Juveniles Behavioral Health Treatment Program.

• Human Services Council of Mid-Fairfield, Norwalk, $40,000 to pay staff for health and mental health staff at Briggs High School.

• Jingles for Juveniles, New Haven, $1,500 for holiday gifts that go to juveniles in detention centers.

• Kids in Crisis, Cos Cob, $25,000 to pay a social worker at the Teen House emergency shelter.

• Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Center, Norwalk, $50,000 for an adolescent intensive outpatient program.

• Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, Hartford, $45,000 for a mentoring program for juvenile offenders.

• Our Piece of the Pie, Hartford, $40,000 for a street team outreach.

• Public Allies Connecticut, Bridgeport, $30,000 for a nonprofit leadership program.

• Serving All Vessels Equally, Norwalk, $50,000 for a youth leadership and life skills program.

• Waterbury Youth Service System, $35,000 for an entrepreneurial program for youth.

• Westchester Mediation Center, Yonkers, N.Y., $30,000 for a restorative justice project.

• Youth Rights Media, New Haven, $40,000 for general support.

• Youth Transition Funders Group, Chicago, $5,000 for general support.