Grants Awarded for October 2008

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Daniels Fund
(303) 393-7220


• Colfax Marathon Partnership, Denver, $12,500 for the Colorado Kids Marathon Milers, which organizes long-distance races for children.

• Colorado League of Charter Schools, $24,875 for the New Schools Development Project, which provides technical support and grants to ensure high quality charter schools.

• Colorado Volunteers in Juvenile and Criminal Justice, $45,000 for general operating support.

• Green Valley Ranch Youth League, Denver, $5,000 for general operating support.

• I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County, $40,000 for the Positive Futures Program, which provides low-income youth with academic enrichment and motivates them to pursue their goals.

• Kempe Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, Denver, $60,000 for Fostering Healthy Futures, a program that mentors children in foster care.

• Young Life, Denver, $80,000 for its middle school program.

• Boys & Girls Club/Girls, Pueblo, $50,000 for general operating support.

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County, Fort Collins, $15,000 for program support.

• Special Kids/Special Families, Colorado Springs, $25,000 for Zach’s Place, which helps families create a nurturing and caring environment.

• Young Americans Center for Financial Education, Denver, $36,000 for Wray Young Americans.

• Limon Child Development Center, Limon, $10,000 for an early identification and intervention program.

• Special Kids/Special Families, Colorado Springs, $25,000 for Zach’s Place.

• Acorn School for Early Childhood Development, Boulder, $10,000 for teacher professional development.

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, $75,000 for general support.

• Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, Denver, $15,000 for a prisoner re-entry project.

• Colorado Nonprofit Development Center, Denver, $5,000 for the XXYY Project.

• Denver Kids, $25,000 for general support.

• Embracing Horses, Denver, $15,000 for youth development programs.

• Environmental Learning for Kids, Denver, $15,000 for youth programs.

• Girls on the Run of Denver, $15,000 for general support.

• Hard-Work-Kids, Denver, $20,000 for general support.

• I Have a Dream Foundation Colorado, Denver, $40,000 for general support.

• Mi Casa Resource Center for Women, Denver, $100,000 for youth programs.

• Teach for America, New York, $1 million for its Denver programs.

• Turning Point Center for Youth and Family Development, Fort Collins, $20,000 for a community transition project.

• Boy Scouts of America-Longs Peak Council, Greeley, $20,000 for program support and outreach.

• Boy Scouts of America-Western Colorado Council, Grand Junction, $20,000 for program support and outreach.

• College for Every Student, Cornwall, Vt., $100,000 for scholarships in its Western Slope Cluster in Colorado.

• La Junta Child Care Services, $20,000 for the expansion of the Colorado Prevention Program.

• Pikes Peak Community Action Agency, Colorado Springs, $50,000 for independence and education programs.

• San Miguel Mentoring Program, Telluride, $7,500 for general support.

• United Way of Larimer County, Fort Collins, $10,000 for a youth volunteer program.

New Mexico:

• Assurance Home, Roswell, $36,000 for a summer youth employment program.

• Boy Scouts of America – Great Southwest Council, Albuquerque, $55,564 for the Scoutreach Program.

• Boys & Girls Club del Norte, Chimayo, $25,000 for general support.

• Boys & Girls Club of Bloomfield, $15,000 for after-school programs.

• Earth Care International, Santa Fe, $30,000 for the Youth Allies Leadership Program.

• Flores Youth Development Group, Deming, $20,000 for general support.

• Saranam, Albuquerque, $20,000 for educational and vocational training program.

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Mexico, Albuquerque, $50,000 for statewide expansion.

• Boys & Girls Club of Farmington, $20,000 for the Money Matters and Global Trippin’ financial literacy programs.

• Direct Action for Youth Foundation of New Mexico, Placitas, $10,000 for a tutoring program.

• St. Joseph Apache Mission, Mescalero, $10,000 a youth job training program.

• Southwest Youth Services, Albuquerque, $25,000 for the 2008 Indigenous Soccer Cup.

• Youth Development, Albuquerque, $20,000 for the Wise Men and Women Mentoring Program.


• Boys & Girls Clubs of South Valley, Murray, $20,000 for a youth chamber of commerce program.

• Colors of Success, Salt Lake City, $20,000 for the Sports Club Program.

• Best Buddies International, Salt Lake City, $11,700 for a high school program.

• Boy Scouts of America-Great Salt Lake Council, $50,000 for the Learning for Life program.

• Children First Utah, Salt Lake City, $100,000 for general support.

• Four Corners School of Outdoor Education, Monticello, $40,000 for the Canyon Country Youth Corps.

• Utah State University, Logan, $60,500 for Utah 4–H programs.

• Youth Impact, Ogden, $30,000 for the Getting on Track program.


• Boys & Girls Club of Washakie County, Worland, $30,000 for general support.

• Bright Futures Mentoring Program, Cody, $10,000 for general support.

• Center for Education Reform, Bethesda, $25,000 for technical assistance.

• Dubois Volunteers, Dubois, $15,000 for an after-school program.

• St. Joseph’s Children’s Home, Torrington, $59,500 for a chemical dependency program.

• Uinta County, Evanston, $100,000 for a community after-school and summer youth program.

• Washakie County, Worland, $15,000 for an after-school and summer youth program.

• Wyoming Jumpstart Coalition for Financial Literacy, Casper, $15,000 for general support.

• YWCA of Sweetwater County, Rock Springs, $27,642 for a summer day camp program.

• Boy Scouts of America-Longs Peak Council, Greeley, Colo., $30,000 for a water storage project and outreach project in Wyoming.

• Boys & Girls Club of Central Wyoming, Casper, $250,000 for program support and capital expansion.

• Reaching Hands Ranch, Powell, $10,000 for the Youth Ranch Hand after-school program.

National grant:

• Black Alliance for Educational Options, Washington, $100,000 for general support.

Hearst Foundation
New York
(212) 586-5404

• BRIC Arts/Media/Brooklyn, N.Y., $100,000 toward visual, performing and media arts programs for children and youth.

• The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Hartford, Conn., $50,000 toward the PARTNERS (Partners in Arts and Education Revitalizing Schools) arts-in-education program.

• Children’s Museum of Houston, $250,000 to support the new Kidtropolis exhibit, as part of the Take Another Step Giant Step Capital Campaign.

• Children’s Museum of Manhattan, $100,000 toward the Bronx Outreach Initiative and outreach programs across New York City.

• City Lore, New York, $125,000 toward arts education programs for children and youth.

• DreamYard Project, Bronx, N.Y., $125,000 toward the Bronx Arts Learning Community education program.

• The Franklin H. Williams Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, New York, $80,000 toward education programs for children and youth.

• Kansas City Symphony, $75,000 to support Youth Education and Outreach programs.

• Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, Pa., $150,000 toward arts education programs for children and youth.

• National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, $150,000 toward arts education programs for children and youth.

• Pewbaic Pottery, Detroit, $50,000 toward in-school and after-school arts programs.

• Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wis., $50,000 toward education and family programs.

• Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Brooklyn, N.Y., $40,000 toward arts education programs for children and youth.

• Trinity Repertory Company, Providence, R.I., $100,000 toward arts education programs for children and youth.

• Vineyard Theatre, New York, $40,000 toward Arts in Education programs for high school students exploring theater as a possible career.

• Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, $75,000 toward education programs for preschool and K-12 students.

• The Arab-American Family Support Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., $50,000 for general support..

• Boy Scouts of America-Alamo Area Council, San Antonio, Texas, $100,000 to help meet a challenge grant for the Scoutreach Leadership Development Center.

• Children’s Aid Society, New York, $200,000 toward youth development programs for teens.

• Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, New York, $75,000 toward child abuse prevention and other family support services.

• National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, Seattle, $100,000 to expand the national volunteer corps to assist abused and neglected children.

• Partnership with Children, New York, $50,000 toward the Open Heart-Open Mind Program.

• Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children, New York, $50,000 to support “A Special Adoption Program” for children with special health and developmental needs.

• St. Luke’s Lifeworks, Stamford, Conn., $100,000 toward the Center for Children and their Families.

• Youth Radio, Oakland, Calif., $100,000 toward the capital campaign to purchase a building for the headquarters of the after-school youth program.

• The Children’s Health Fund, New York, $200,000 toward the Mental and Behavioral Health Initiative.

• Exploratorium, San Francisco, $200,000 to bring the William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs to $730,000.

• Save the Children Federation, Westport, Conn., $1 million to expand early childhood, literacy and nutrition education programs for children living in poverty in rural communities in the United States.

• The Student Conversation Association, Charlestown, N.H., $100,000 toward the Conservation

Leadership Corps, and innovative training in hands-on natural science education and leadership training program for multicultural high school students.

• WildCare, San Rafael, Calif., $50,000 to support the No Child Left Indoors education initiative for elementary school students.

Eisner Foundation
Beverly Hills, Calif.
(310) 228-6808

Note: All grantees are based in Los Angeles.

• Neighborhood Youth Association, $75,000 to provide after-school learning opportunities for Mar Vista youth.

• Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission, $75,000 to support an after-school academic enrichment program for low-income youth.

• Project GRAD LA, $250,000 to support a college preparatory organization dedicated to helping low-income minority students attend and succeed in college.

• Foothill Family Services, $50,000 to support mental health services for youth and families who do not have insurance.

• Better L.A., $75,000 to support a program that will provide extended programming, mentoring and longer hours for 8 parks in the Mayor’s Gang Reduction and Youth Development Zones.

• Heart of Los Angeles Youth, $25,000 to support middle school after-school education programs.

• Ettie Lee Youth and Family Services, $50,000 to support a program designed to help soon-to-be emancipated youth in group homes.

• Rio Hondo Temporary Home, $50,000 to support a program that helps homeless children to attain developmental milestones.

• Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project, $50,000 to provide a peer education and mentoring program that delivers an array of services targeting youth in the Santa Clarita Valley.