Grants Awarded for February 2009

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Allstate Foundation

Northbrook, Ill.
(847) 402-5600

All grants are given to promote the economic empowerment of domestic violence survivors.

• Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, $55,000.

• Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, $52,000.

• Kentucky Domestic Violence Association, $100,000.

• Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, $80,000.

• New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence, $50,000.

• New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, $60,000.

• Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, $50,000.

• Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, $55,000.

• Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, $50,000.

George Gund Foundation

(216) 241-3114

• City Year, Boston, $80,000 over two years for City Year Cleveland support.

• Esperanza Inc., Cleveland, $100,000 over two years for programming for Hispanic youth.

• Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, D.C., $150,000 over two years for the Economic Security for Low-Income Families project.

• Young Men’s Christian Association of Cleveland, $50,000 over two years for the Y-Haven program.

• Cleveland Municipal School District, $50,000 for its Responsible Sexual Behavior Program.

• The Contemporary Youth Orchestra, Cleveland, $8,000 for Rock the Orchestra programming.

• Eleanor B. Rainey Memorial Institute, Cleveland, $10,000 for programming at Cleveland recreation centers.

• Ministers Council of the Cleveland Baptist Association, Shaker Heights, Ohio, $4,000 for Children Now: Transforming Cleveland communities for children in poverty.

Youth Action Net, Starbucks Social Entrepreneurs Fund

(410) 951-1500

All grants are from the 2008 Starbucks Social Entrepreneurs Fund. The size ranges from $5,000 to $15,000.

• HealthCare Volunteer, El Paso, Texas, for its “Teeth for Tots” program.

• OneChild, Ontario, Canada, for its “Break the Chains” campaign to raise international awareness and financial resources for children’s rights., Washington, D.C., for two youth-led initiatives to develop an online Mobilizer’s Guidebook.

• Students of the World, Austin, Texas, for a multimedia website to showcase students’ documentary films/writing/photography.

Joyce Foundation

(312) 782-2464

• Children’s Home & Aid Society of Illinois, Chicago, $30,000 to inform policymakers and other stakeholders about critical issues confronting early childhood education.

• Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, Madison, $75,000 to conduct advocacy aimed at advancing public policies and increasing public investments in high-quality early education.

• Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, D.C., $200,000 for its national budget and policy analysis and for technical assistance to state-level advocates in the Midwest.

• Michigan League for Human Services, Lansing, $200,000 for ongoing policy analysis and advocacy on workforce and education policies.

• Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, St. Paul, $500,000 for the FastTRAC Initiative, which helps low-skilled adults obtain the post-secondary occupational credentials needed for most good-paying jobs.

• National Center on Education and the Economy, Washington, D.C., $200,000 to establish and manage a Senior Congressional Staff Network for Workforce Development and Economic Security.

• The Workforce Alliance, Washington, D.C., $1 million for its ongoing advocacy, policy analysis and organizing around state and federal workforce issues.

• Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, Chicago, $100,000 to benefit For Kids’ Sake: Safer Homes, Schools and Communities.

• The University of Chicago, $100,000 to support hiring for the Crime Lab, a center that will develop interventions to reduce youth gun violence.

Lilly Endowment

(317) 924-5471

• Asante Children’s Theatre, Indianapolis, $50,000 for capacity building.

• Indianapolis Art Center, $35,000 for its Beyond Perceptions and SMART (Supportive Mentoring through ART) programs.

• National Center for Youth Issues, Chattanooga, Tenn., $50,000 for the Midwest Healthy Choices for Youth Conferences.

• Stopover, Indianapolis, $50,000 for a Transitional Living Program federal grant match.

• Community Organizations Legal Assistance Project, Indianapolis, $50,000 for general operating support and a special initiative.

Murdock Trust

Vancouver, Wash.
(360) 694-8415

• America’s Foundation for Chess, Kirkland, Wash., $138,000 to serve more elementary students in the Pacific Northwest.

• Boy Scouts of America, Great Alaska Council, Anchorage, $400,000 to expand camping opportunities and develop the Denali High Adventure Scout Base.

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County, Bellingham, Wash., $250,000 to expand in the Ferndale area.

• Camp Fire USA Juan de Fuca Council, Port Angeles, Wash., $92,000 for staff expansion to serve youth in rural communities.

• Camp Fire USA Portland Metro Council, Portland, Ore., $250,000 to upgrade the Camp Namanu water system and extend the program season.

• Camp Fire USA, Snohomish County Council, Everett, Wash., $100,000 for a new Camp Killoqua Lodge that will increase camper capacity.

• College Success Foundation, Issaquah, Wash., $270,000 for new development staff to expand the college scholarship program.

• Flying H Youth Ranch, Naches, Wash., $84,000 for a new classroom building to increase services to at-risk boys.

• IslandWood, Bainbridge, Wash., $400,000 for a campus expansion to increase outdoor education opportunities.

• Native American Youth and Family Center, Portland, Ore., $201,000 for school technology and science lab equipment.

• New Avenues for Youth, Portland, Ore., $250,000 for the purchase and renovation of a downtown facility.

• Northwest Family Services, Portland, Ore., $200,000 for a new service center for low-income and Hispanic youth.

• YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Spokane, Wash., $300,000 for a new North Spokane facility.

• Young Life, Colorado Springs, Colo., $176,000 for a ministry internship program.

• Young Men’s Christian Association of Boise, Idaho, $250,000 for new camp construction at Horsethief Reservoir.

• Young Men’s Christian Association of Idaho Falls, Idaho, $55,500 for a bridge replacement at Big Elk Creek Camp, to improve access.

• Young Women’s Christian Association of Salem, Ore. $150,000 for a new service center to provide life-skills training for women, girls and families.

• Youth Transition Network, Phoenix, $225,000 for a web communication pilot project to connect college freshman to student ministries.

Pew Trusts

(215) 575-9050

• National School Boards Association, Alexandria, Va., $447,000 to support high-quality pre-kindergarten for all children.

• Children’s Country Week Association, Downingtown, Pa., $32,000 in support of food costs for a residential summer camp program for low-income children.

• The Every Child Matters Education Fund, Washington, D.C., $200,000 to help promote universal preschool as part of an overall child-investment package.

• Lutheran Children and Family Service of Eastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, $102,000 to provide information, referrals and mental health counseling to immigrants and refugees.

• Child Care Services Association, Chapel Hill, N.C., $300,000 to help states increase the demand for and supply of highly qualified pre-kindergarten teachers with four-year college degrees.