Grants Awarded for April 2009

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AT&T Corp.
San Antonio
(212) 387-6555

• Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., $25,000 for a mentor program that connects Hispanic high school students with Hispanic college students.

• California State University at Bakersfield, $192,000 over four years to expand access to college for underserved high school students.

The Boston Foundation
(617) 338-1700

• Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, $100,000 to expand the Mentoring Academy and to increase the number of minority mentors.

• Build the Out-of-School Time Network, Boston, $50,000 for the Access for All program, a technical-assistance program for youths with disabilities.

• Generation Excel, Boston, $30,000 to staff a program that serves disadvantaged youth in middle schools and Department of Youth Services facilities.

• Boston Learning Center, $25,000 for salary support of a trainer for professional staff development.

• Boston After School and Beyond, $100,000 for general operating support and to strengthen the Partners for Student Success program and the Teen Initiative.

• Boston Debate League, $35,000 to expand its programs to six Boston public schools.

• Boston City Schools, $35,000 for salary support of the director of operations.

• Roca, Chelsea, Mass., $75,000 for the High Risk Youth Intervention Project, which promotes safer neighborhoods through police-community cooperation and youth-intervention work.

• South End/Lower Roxbury Youth Workers’ Alliance, Boston, $25,000 for organizing efforts and replicating its youth- and street-workers program.

• Justice Resource Institute, Boston, $50,000 for a strategy to meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths in metropolitan Boston who are aging out of services of the Department of Children and Families.

Daniels Fund
(303) 393-7220

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Denver, $100,000 for general operating support.

• Denver Public Schools Foundation, $50,000 for general operating support.

• Excelsior Youth Centers, Aurora, Colo., $50,000 for substance abuse treatment and prevention program.

• Junior Athletics of the Midwest, Denver, $40,000 for general operating support.

• Mile High Youth Corps, Denver, $25,000 for YouthBuild and community GED programs.

• Partners in Routt County, Steamboat Springs, Colo., $12,500 for a school-based mentoring program.

• Sportswomen of Colorado, Denver, $5,000 for girls camp scholarship program.

• Albuquerque (N.M.) Boys Club, $25,000 for education and career development programs.

• Oxford House, Silver Spring, Md., $75,000 for Colorado group-homes support.

• Cuidando Los Ninos, Albuquerque, N.M., $40,000 for general operating support.

• National Indian Youth Leadership Project, Gallup, N.M., $40,000 for Walking in Beauty and Táchééh Programs.

• Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, Ranchos de Taos, N.M., $45,000 for general operating support.

• Taos (N.M.) Pueblo Day School, $23,500 for out-of-school sports program.

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, Murray, $25,000 for a community-based mentoring program.

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, $20,000 for education and career development, the SMART Moves program and community-based team sports programs.

• West Ridge Academy, West Jordan, Utah, $10,000 for a substance abuse recovery program.

• City of Evanston, Wyo., $30,000 for after-school and summer programs.

• William H. and Carrie Gottsche Foundation, Thermopolis, Wyo., $29,500 for the Gottsche Youth Center.

• YWCA of Sweetwater County, Rock Springs, Wyo., $40,000 for the YWCA Early Care Center Furnishings Project and summer daycamp program.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation
(414) 272-5805

• Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, $50,000 for a facility where youths will learn about business and personal finance.

• Boys & Girls Club of West Bend, Wis., $25,000 for a new building.

• Adoption Resources of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, $50,000 over two years to fund a program that teaches coping and communication strategies to single-parent families who have adopted or are about to adopt foster children.

• Parents Plus, Milwaukee, $150,000 over two years for a program encouraging parental involvement in early childhood development.

• Admission Possible, St. Paul, Minn., $150,000 over two years to start a college-access program for low-income high school juniors and seniors in the Milwaukee metropolitan area.

• Wisconsin Foundation for Independent Colleges, Glendale, Wis., $20,000 for College Readiness 21, a program aimed at improving college access for minority, low-income and first-generation college students.

• Skylight Opera Theatre Corp., Milwaukee, $30,000 for an education and outreach program for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

• Jewish Youth Foundation, Milwaukee, $35,000 to pair teenage volunteers as mentors with children with special needs.

McKnight Foundation
(612) 333-4220

• Minnesota Youth Intervention Programs Association, Mendota Heights, $135,000 over two years for general operating support and organizational development.

• YWCA of Minneapolis, $75,000 for capital and program support of the Children’s Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

• AccountAbility Minnesota, St. Paul, $380,000 over two years for general operating support and for a program to provide instant refunds and access to savings accounts.

• Child Care Works, Minneapolis, $190,000 over two years for general operating support, technology, and planning.

• Children’s Defense Fund, St. Paul, Minn., $250,000 for communications, organizing, technology upgrades and advocacy activities to improve children’s lives in Minnesota.

• University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, $100,000 over two years to evaluate a legislative program that provides money for improved services to child-care providers.

• Arc Greater Twin Cities, St. Paul, Minn., $170,000 to help parents care for disabled children and for a cultural audit and outreach plan.

• St. David’s Center for Child Development & Family, Minnetonka, Minn., $250,000 for early-childhood programs and services and for evaluation.

• Minnesota Kinship Caregivers, St. Paul, $80,000 over two years to help caregivers who are raising their grandchildren or other children related to them.

New York Community Trust
New York
(212) 686-0010

• Working Playground, New York, $60,000 to bring an arts-education program to four elementary schools enrolling large numbers of recent immigrants.

• Working in Support of Education, New York, $95,000 to expand a community-service awards competition for high school students.

• Correctional Association of New York, $50,000 to advocate improvements in New York City and state juvenile-justice policy.

• Fund for the City of New York, $54,000 to provide pretrial alternative-to-detention services for girls in Queens.

• Urban Youth Alliance International, New York, $60,000 for a post-trial community alternative-to-placement program for young Bronx delinquents.

• Invest in Kids New York, $50,000 to advocate improvements in New York City and in state juvenile justice policy.

• Borough of Manhattan Community College Foundation, New York, $150,000 to help minority and immigrant young women remain in college.

Travelors Insurance
Hartford, Conn.
(860) 277-7458

Travelers awarded nearly $2 million in grants in 2008 through its Education Access Initiative with the goal of helping underserved youth prepare for college.

• Capital Community College Foundation, Hartford, Conn., $183,032.

• Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, $21,000.

• CollegeBound Foundation, Baltimore, $56,000.

• Connecticut Pre-engineering Program, Bloomfield, $75,000.

• Greater Hartford (Conn.) Consortium for Higher Education, $100,000.

• Metropolitan State University Foundation, St. Paul, Minn., $260,000.

• Minnesota Minority Education Partnership, St. Paul, $75,000.

• Morgan State University, Baltimore, $212,000.

• University of Connecticut Foundation, Storrs, $365,691.

• University of Minnesota/The Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis, $325,502.

Youth programs in Travelers’ two headquarter states received these grants:


• Admissions Possible, $79,207.

• AVID Center, $50,000.

• Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities, $15,000.

• Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, $25,000.

• Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, $3,000.

• Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota, $10,000.

• Youth Express, $25,000.

• YWCA of St. Paul, $35,000.

• African American Family Services, $30,000.

• Minnesota College Access Network, $2,142.

• Minnesota Minority Education Partnerships, $15,000.

• Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting, $4,500.

• National Youth Leadership Council, $25,000.

• Youth Performance Company, $5,000.

• Kids Voting St. Paul, $10,000.

• Young Audiences of the Upper Midwest, $10,000.

• YouthCARE, $6,466.


• Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, $135,500.

• Everybody Wins! Connecticut, $70,000.

• Girl Scouts of Connecticut, $85,000.

• Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation, $50,000.

• Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, $95,000.

• Village for Families & Children, $165,000.

• The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, $120,000.

• Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, $25,000.

• YMCA of Metropolitan Hartford, $150,000.

• YMCA of Metropolitan Hartford, $22,500.

• Aurora Women and Girls Foundation, $1,000.

• Family Life Education, $1,000.

• Hartford Children’s Theatre, $10,000.

• Hartford’s Camp Courant, $25,000.

• MI CASA Family Service & Educational Center, $5,000.

Youth programs in states with top-performing Travelers agencies received these grants:

• Seven Tepees Youth Program, San Francisco, $10,000.

• Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp., San Francisco, $10,000.

• Junior Achievement – Rocky Mountain, Denver, $15,000.

• Save Our Youth, Denver, $15,000.

• Cornerstone Kids, Tampa, Fla., $20,000.

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, $15,000.

• Jobs for Youth – Chicago, $15,000.

• Youth Communication, Chicago, $10,000.

• Simon Youth Foundation, Indianapolis, $10,000.

• The Maryland Mentoring Partnership, Baltimore, $10,000.

• Paul’s Place, Baltimore, $10,000.

• Teach for America, Baltimore, $15,000.

• Youth As Resources, Baltimore, $7,500.

• Thomas Chew Memorial Boys Club, Fall River, Mass., $10,000.

• Children on the Green, Morristown, N.J., $15,000.

• Children’s Storefront, New York, $32,500.

• Young People’s Chorus of New York City, $25,000.

• Olivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading and Berks County, Pa., $15,000.

• Girls Inc. of Tarrant County, Texas, $20,000.

• Kid Net Foundation, Dallas, $20,000.

William Penn Foundation
(215) 988-1830

• To Our Children’s Future with Health, Philadelphia, $405,900 for a program that refers delinquent adolescents to the West Philadelphia Youth Development Initiative.

• United Communities Southeast Philadelphia, $302,500 to help the Southeast Philadelphia Collaborative build its neighborhood-based youth-development program.

• Philadelphia Education Fund, $353,547 in two grants: one to develop and implement community-based small high schools in two Philadelphia neighborhoods; the second to help the School District of Philadelphia implement its Secondary Education Blueprint.

• Education Law Center, Newark, N.J., $199,980 to support the Our Children/Our Schools education-advocacy network.

• Pennsylvania Partnership for Children, Harrisburg, Pa., $750,000 to advocate early child care and education, after-school programs, youth development, health care and child welfare policy changes, and other education policy efforts.

• Foundations Inc., Moorestown, N.J., $294,800 to support job-readiness training for high school students through its Job Resource and Development Center.

• New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences, Camden, N.J., $274,450 to enable middle school students to participate in its Cause program.