• Battelle For Kids, Columbus, Ohio, $650,000 for enhancement of a system of assessment-based professional development to drive high school students’ success.
• Center for Public Interest Research, Boston, $275,000 for new voters project.
• League of Women Voters Education Fund, Washington, $200,000 for a nonpartisan elections website and a high school voter registration project.
• National Governors’ Association Center for Best Practices, Washington, $635,200 for an action agenda to improve science, technology, engineering and math education.
• U.S. Education Delivery Institute, Washington, $2.5 million for general support.
• The State of the U.S.A., Washington, $500,000 for developing national educational indicators.
Jessie Ball DuPont Fund
• National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Oakland, Calif., $500,000 for the Center for Girls and Young Women, based in Jacksonville, Fla.
• Family Foundations, Jacksonville, Fla., $267,997 for expansion of the 1000 in 1000 program to build the assets of low-income families.
• Goucher College, Baltimore, $200,000 for recruiting and retaining first-generation disadvantaged students in Maryland.
• Church of God in Christ, Port St. Joe, Fla., $143,746 for general support.
• Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, $125,000 for general support.
• The Bolles School, Jacksonville, Fla., $63,196 for a science and technology program for children.
• Berea College, Berea, Ky., $30,000 for a land resources assessment and management plan.
• American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington, $100,000 for general operating support.
• Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Wilmington, Del., $125,000 for general operating support.
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis, $63,500 for summer camps and air conditioning for the Lilly gym.
• Indiana University Foundation, Bloomington, $900,000 for Indiana Campus Compact.
• Peace Learning Center, Indianapolis, $905,000 for Power of One and ACT Out programs.
• YMCA of Indianapolis, $62,475 for summer youth programs at 12 sites and for training materials.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
• Stand for Children Leadership Center, Portland, Ore., $3.5 million for education reforms, training and technical assistance.
• College Success Foundation, Issaquah, Wash., $3 million for programming, strengthening data and analytical systems and enhancing development capacity.
• U.S. Education Delivery Institute, Washington, $5 million for launch of the institute.
• Mobilizing America’s Youth, Washington, $600,000 for bringing together young people to discuss challenges, opportunities and solutions to increasing college completion.
• Children’s Justice Alliance, Portland, Ore., $200,000 for family and community violence prevention.
• Year Up, Boston, $150,000 for launch of a Year Up chapter in Seattle.
• National Indian Child Welfare Association, Portland, Ore., $50,000 for conference support.
• Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Washington, $500,000 for a project designed to strengthen the Social Innovation Fund.
• The Education Trust, Washington, $1 million for general operating support.
• King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, Renton, Wash., $66,288 for an online curriculum and campaign for prevention of sexual violence.
• City of Seattle Human Services Department, $150,000 for residential recovery services for prostituted youth in King County.
• Partners with Families & Children: Spokane, Spokane, Wash., $102,500 for wrap-around services for families referred to the public child welfare system for child neglect.
• Dallas Independent School District, $1.3 million for participation in the Measures of Effective Teaching project.
Sam’s Club Giving Made Simple Campaign
The following youth-serving organizations received general support grants through the campaign, in which more than 125,000 club members and associates voted to determine four youth development grantees and four entrepreneurship grantees:
• YMCA of the USA, Chicago, $1 million.
• Junior Achievement, Denver, $500,000.
• Girls Inc., New York, $250,000.
• Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, New York, $250,000.
• Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Atlanta, $1.5 million to create dedicated reading spaces at 100 Clubs to encourage reading.
• City Year, Boston, $1.2 million to establish a literacy training academy for 2,000 AmeriCorps volunteers.
• WGBH, Boston, $1.2 million to broaden its free online curriculum for teachers, which includes resources for lesson planning.
W.T. Grant Foundation
New awards to researchers in the field of youth development include:
• Jean Grossman, Carla Herrera, Leigh Linden and Richard Tagle, $245,000 for a 48-month follow-up study of the Higher Achievement Program, which serves middle school-aged youth in Washington and Alexandria, Va.
• Rebekah Coley, Sara Jaffee and James Mahalik, $394,058 to study gender differences in adolescent health-risk behaviors.
• Reed Larson and Marcella Raffaelli, $640,034 to study the development of self-direction fostered by youth-serving programs, with particular attention to Latino youth.
• Richard Murnane, $25,000 to study the labor market outcomes associated with career academies.
• Marc Brackett, Susan Rivers and Peter Salovey, $50,187 to test the impact of school-based emotional literacy programs.
Capacity-building grants and communications:
• Taproot Foundation Service Grant Program, New York, $40,000 to help five of W.T. Grant’s New York City grantees with leadership development, human resources and other capacity issues.
• Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, $90,996 to archive data from a 70-year longitudinal study that includes research on the links between childhood adversity and late-life cognition.
• University of Chicago, $300,000 to guide researchers on how to design group randomized studies about program quality and youth outcomes.
• American Youth Policy Forum, Washington, $162,745 to provide national policymakers with research on effective strategies to improve the quality of youth-serving programs.