Grants Awarded for March 2010

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Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
(816) 932-1000
http://www.kauffman.org

• Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, Palo Alto, Calif., $65,000 for a fellowship to advance pediatric innovations.

• MassChallenge, Cambridge, Mass., $50,000 for educational activities associated with the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

• Philanthropy Roundtable, Washington, D.C., $75,000 to the Helping People to Help Themselves Breakthrough Group conference in Kansas City, Mo.

• Student Clubs of HBS, Boston, $5,000 for a national business plan competition for African-American students.

• Youth Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Alexandria, Va., $75,000 for the Global Student Entrepreneur awards and gala.

Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
(414) 291-9915
http://www.bradleyfdn.org

• Alma Center, Milwaukee, $30,000 for general support.

• American Center for School Choice, Berkeley, Calif., $40,000 for a conference.

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, $45,000 for general support.

• Center for Education Reform, Washington, D.C., $100,000 to support special initiatives.

• Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, Washington, D.C., $400,000 for general support and $200,000 for the Violence-Free Zone initiative in Milwaukee.

• City Year, Milwaukee, $20,000 for general support.

• COA Youth & Family Centers, Milwaukee, $10,000 for camping scholarships.

• Economics Wisconsin, Milwaukee, $46,200 to the Youth Enterprise Academy and the Youth Enterprise Junior Academy.

• Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, $20,000 for program activities.

• Lighthouse Youth Center, Milwaukee, $90,000 for general support.

• Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, $50,000 for general support.

• National Council on Teacher Quality, Washington, D.C., $150,000 for a research and public-education project.

• National Fatherhood Initiative, Gaithersburg, Md., $100,000 for general support and $75,000 for a joint project with Urban Ministries.

• Pacific Research Institute, San Francisco, $50,000 for education and health-care initiatives.

• Prison Fellowship, Landsdowne, Va., $80,000 to support the Wisconsin Community of Care Program and the Out4Life program.

• SEED Foundation, Washington, D.C., $75,000 for national expansion.

• Teen Challenge of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, $15,000 for general support.

• University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, $50,000 for an evaluation of the Milwaukee Parental Choice program.

• Young America’s Foundation, Herndon, Va., $45,000 for general support and $20,000 for the National Journalism Center.

• Youth Development Boot Camp, Milwaukee, $15,000 for general support.

• Citizens Against Government Waste, Washington, D.C., $5,000 for general support.

GulfSouth Youth Action Fund
(504) 529-1922
http://www.thegyac.org

• Warren Easton High School, New Orleans, $1,000 to its Interact Club.

• Star Hill Mentoring Project, Baton Rouge, La., $1,750 for its Global Connection Service project.

• Amplify Resources, Mandeville, La., $2,000 to the Positive Action & Positive Attitude summer camps.

• Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, $2,750 for its Through the Youth Lens project, which supplies students with cameras to photograph their schools.

• Project South, Atlanta, $2,500 for its Youth Community Action project to provide political education for young people.

Surdna Foundation
(212) 557-0010
http://www.surdna.org

• 52nd Street Project, New York, $60,000 to expand on the current curriculum of programs for teens and to support a teen employment program.

• Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, $180,000 for a collaborative project designed to engage urban public high school teens in sustained art-making experiences.

• Artists Collective, Hartford, Conn., $150,000 to provide jazz music instruction to youth ages 12 to 21.

• Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp., Brooklyn, N.Y., $75,000 to fund high-quality arts instruction and professional artistic mentorship and student performance opportunities for dance students ages 12 to 18.

• Brooklyn Academy of Music, $105,000 to its 2009-11 DanceAfrica Education Program, which annually will provide 400 Brooklyn youths with the opportunity to learn about African culture, while participating in hands-on arts and humanities activities.

• California State Summer School for the Arts, Sacramento, $90,000 to bring distinguished artists of international stature to the school.

• Chicago Children’s Choir, $150,000 to strengthen its concert choir.

• Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art, New York, $150,000 for free visual art classes for New York City high school students.

• Dance Institute of Washington, Washington, D.C., $150,000 to for its pre-professional school for teens ages 13 to 18.

• Dance Theatre of Harlem, New York, $80,000 for its pre-professional program for ages 12 to 18.

• Dancewave, Brooklyn, N.Y., $60,000 for Kids Company and Kids Company II - pre-professional training ensembles for dancers ages 13 to 18.

• Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation, Norfolk, Va., $30,000 to help students explore new art-making opportunities through work with resident guest artists.

• Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts, New York, $75,000 to give teens pre-professional training in music, dance and drama.

• Harlem School of the Arts, New York, $150,000 for pre-professional arts training, academic mentoring and admissions assistance for teenage students and for faculty development.

• International Center of Photography, New York, $225,000 to sustain and strengthen four youth initiatives.

• Jazz Institute of Chicago, $25,000 to increase the capacity for Jazz Links to provide diverse opportunities for young people to learn about and perform jazz music.

• Marwen Foundation, Chicago, $240,000 for Marwen Lab, a program providing post-secondary support for its most dedicated students.

• Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, $70,000 for a program providing teen artists with the opportunity and resources to work with professional artists to create installations and develop their conceptual thinking.

• National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, N.M., $50,000 to fund two tuition-free summer art institutes for youth for three consecutive years.

• New World Theater, Amherst, Mass., $100,000 for project activities at New World Theater’s arts-based youth development program, Project 2050.

• North Carolina Dance Theatre, Charlotte, $50,000 for Patricia McBride’s work training teenage students in the pre-professional training program.

• Perseverance Theatre, Douglas, Alaska, $50,000 to improve efforts to engage Alaskan teens in the creation of theatre through Next Generation projects.

• Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates, $240,000 for Big Picture and Mural Corps, which provide art instruction designed to empower youth ages 10 to 18 to become leaders in community revitalization.

• Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, $65,000 to support scholarships, housing stipends, guest faculty and a choreographer fee for its pre-professional high school program and intensive summer program.

• Reel Works Teen Filmmaking, Brooklyn, N.Y., $120,000 to support its core documentary filmmaking programs, which match teens with professional filmmaker-mentors.

• San Francisco Jazz Organization, $50,000 for its advanced-level training program for high school jazz musicians.

• Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, Los Angeles, $225,000 for Jazz in the Classroom and BeBop to Hip-Hop jazz education programs in seven middle and high schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.

Ben and Jerry's Foundation
(802) 846-1500
http://www.benjerry.com/company/foundation

• Brooklyn Young Mothers’ Collective, Brooklyn, N.Y., $15,000 for general support.

• Girls for Gender Equity, Brooklyn, N.Y., $15,000 for its Sisters in Strength program, which works to improve the school environment for young women.

• Aubin Pictures, New York, $15,000 for What’s on Your Plate, a documentary film following two 11-year-old girls to portray how food reaches an urban community and the associated challenges.

• TVbyGIRLS, Minneapolis, $10,000 for a documentary project in which teenage girls from diverse communities share the rituals and culture of their belief systems.