2007 Grants

2007 Grants

EDUCATION

Bates College
Lewiston, ME
Robert Pallone, Director of Corportate and Foundation Relations

$132,000 over three years to support the Downtown Education Collaborative, a partnership among local colleges and community organizations focused on addressing community needs in Lewiston, Maine.

Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Boston, MA
Deborah Re, Chief Executive Officer

$22,808 over one year to pilot the High School Mentoring Academy pairing high school mentors with elementary school students.

Cobscook Community Learning Center
Trescott, ME
Alan Furth, Director

$75,000 over three years to replicate the Passages Program, a home-based, self-paced high school degree program for teen parents in Washington County, Maine.

Cooperative Economics for Women
Revere, MA
Fatour Fatty, Program Organizer

$25,000 over one year for the Partnership for Progressive Participation, to expand training of teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages from immigrant communities in greater Boston.

English for New Bostonians
Boston, MA
Caludia Green, Director

$50,000 over one year for a public-private-community partnership to meet the need for English for Speakers of Other Languages services in Boston by expanding training and capacity of community based organizations.

Gulf of Maine Institute
Dayton, ME
John Terry, President

$70,000 over two years to develop the Teacher Training Initiative Partnership, which will train current and future teachers to use GOMI’s experiential education model.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Boston, MA
Anne Hawley, Norma Jean Claderwood Director

$60,000 over two years to expand the School Partnership Program to develop a comprehensive teacher training program.

Merrimack Valley Project, Inc.
Lawrence, MA
Loren McArthur, Lead Organizer/Staff Director

$50,000 over two years to expand the Career Ladders Program.

Out-of-School Matters! Regional Cluster
Boston, MA
Steven Ridini, Vice President of Program, The Medical Foundation

$60,000 over one year for the OSM! (Out-of-School Matters!) Regional Cluster to develop a centralized tutor recruitment and training function for after school programs.

The Steppingstone Academy Hartford
Hartford, CT
Tim Goodwin, Executive Director, Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation

$60,000 over two years to support the Steppingstone Academy Hartford.

Teen Voices
Boston, MA
Jenny Amory, Executive Director

$70,000 over two years for the Pens of Power initiative, to train adults and teens in Teen Voices Magazine’s strategies and tools.

World Education, Inc.
Boston, MA
Silja Kallenbach, Director

$80,000 over 15 months for the New England Learner Persistance Project.

ENVIRONMENT

1000 Friends of Connecticut
Hartford, CT
Heidi Green, President

$70,000 over two years for policy, education, and outreach activities to promote smart growth in Connecticut.

Alliance for Climate Action
Burlington, VT
Debra Sachs, Executive Director

$30,000 over one year for the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network, in collaboration with the Vermont Natural Resources Council and Sustainable Energy Resource Group, to promote local climate action initiatives in Vermont.

Association to Preserve Cape Cod, Inc.
Barnstable, MA
Margaret Geist, Executive Director

$81,806 over two years to document the history of agriculture on Cape Cod, analyze impediments to agriculture and recommend policy improvements, in collaboration with the Woods Hole Research Center.

Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen’s Association, Inc.
North Chatham, MA
Paul Parker, Executive Director

$100,000 over two years for the New England Sustainable Fisheries Trust project, to develop a mechanism to purchase and disseminate commercial fishing permits and licenses on behalf of New England fishermen.

The Coalition for Buzzards Bay
New Bedford, MA
Mark Rasmussen, Executive Director

$40,000 over two years to reduce nitrogen pollution in three rivers in Southeastern Massachusetts through community outreach and education.

Cobscook Bay Resource Center
Eastport, ME
Will Hopkins, Executive Director

$70,000 over two years to develop a marketing co-operative and shared-use commercial kitchen program in Eastport, Maine.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland
Portland, ME
Stephen Bolton, Executive Director

$60,000 over two years to establish a building materials recycling program and retail store.

Hubbard Brook Research Foundation
Hanover, NH
David Sleeper, Executive Director

$75,000 over two years for the Science Links Carbon project, to provide scientific information about carbon dioxide emissions and their impact on local land use to public policy makers in New England.

Jackson Square Partners, LLC
Jamaica Plain, MA
Richard Thal, Executive Director, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation

$68,000 over two years to coordinate and develop a public education campaign around the green deseign elements of the redevelopment of formerly contaminated land in Jackson Square in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Kids First, Inc.
Providence, RI
Dorothy Brayley, Executive Director

$40,000 over one year for the Rhode Island Farm to School program, to develop purchasing relationships between Rhode Island schools, outside Providence and local farms.

Maine Farmland Trust, Inc.
Belfast, ME
John Piotti, Executive Director

$75,000 over two years for a pilot project in three rural regions in Maine to increase the amount of preserved farm land use for agricultural production, and to connect agricultural production to food provision for low-income residents.

Mondanock Conservancy
Keene, NH
Richard Ober, Executive Director

$60,000 over two years to develop a Community Conservation Partnership project, to assist towns in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire with Planning for land conservation and open space.

New England Grassroots Environment Fund
Montpelier, VT
Cherly Fischer, Executive Director

$30,000 over one year to support grantmaking, education and training for grassroots enviornmental groups across New England.

Open Space Institute, Inc.
New York, NY
Christopher Elliman, CEO

$40,000 over one year for an economic analysis of the Plum Creek Timber Company’s proposed development plan for Maine’s Moosehead Lake region, and to disseminate the results through the Maine Policy Review and a regional symposium.

Quebec-Labrador Foundation, Inc.
Ipswich, MA
Lawrence Morris, President

$90,000 over two years to assist local communities and state and federal agencies in developing regional resource management strategies to conserve the ecology and local economies of Mid-coast marine and land systems of Muscongus Bay.

Trust to Conserve Northeast Forestlands
Fort Kent, ME
Sandra Brawders, Executive Director

$55,000 over two years to revise the guidelines for the Maine Master Logger Certification Program.

UMD Sustainability Initiative
(Program of University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth Foundation Inc.)

North Dartmouth, MA
Jeffrey Wolfman, Director

$60,000 over three years for a science and community outreach project, related to the restoration of the Atlas Track Superfund Site, and new methods of cleanup.

Urban Agriculture Task Force
(Fiscal Agent: Southside Community Land Trust)

Providence, RI
Katherine Brown, Executive Director

$60,853 over two years to coordinate and support coalition members who are implementing urban agriculture projects that encourage food production and consumption of locally grown food by low-income residents in Greater Providence.

HEALTH

AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Inc.
Boston, MA
Rebecca Haag, Executive Director

$105,000 over three years for a new collaboration to provide technical assistance to and training for youth serving organizations to address interconnected issues of sexual health, substance abuse and youth violence prevention in out-of-school time programs.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
Boston, MA
Nancy Turnbull, Executive Director

$2,000 over one year for the Health Coverage Fellowship by partially supporting a Rhode Island fellow to strengthen media effectiveness in reporting on health issues in new England. D.F.

Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire
Concord, NH
Steven Wade, Executive Director

$40,000 over two years to expand the New Hampshrie Safe Young Drivers Project, a pilot to revitalize and refocus teen driver safety programming by educating parents and involving teen drivers as leaders in promoting driving safety and responsibility.

Childhood Lead Action Program
Providence, RI
Roberta Aaronson, Executive Director

$60,853 over two years to monitor the implementation and enforcement of a recent corporate settlement agreement for lead abatement to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in Rhode Island.

Dorcas Place Adult and Family Learning Center, Inc.
Providence, RI
Brenda Dann-Messier, President/CEO

$100,000 over two years for the Rhode Island Welcome Back Center Pilot Project, to help support internationally trained health workers to enter the domestic health sector workforce and provide linguistically and culturally competent health services to underserved residents.

The Home for Little Wanderers
Boston, MA
Joan Wallace-Benjamin, President and CEO

$30,000 over one year for a nutrition project to train cooking staff to purchase food and prepare nutritious meals for children living in group homes and residential treatment centers who are at risk for obesity and diabetes.

Homefront Health Care
Providence, RI
Robert Caffrey, President/CEO

$53,500 over two years for a demonstration project to improve prescription drug management and reduce medication errors and health problems for frail elders and the chronically ill.

Judge Baker Children’s Center
Boston, MA
Kevin Hepner, Vice President

$50,000 over one year to support the advisory council and planning activities for new Institute for Children’s Mental Health offering training, demonstration, monitoring and evaluation of mental health services for children in Massachusetts.

Libraries for the Future
New York, NY
Bruce Astrein, Executive Director

$80,000 over two years for “Health Access Libraries,” a pilot initiative, in partnership with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, engaging six under served communities to expand access to health information-related programming and professional development for librarians in the Commonwealth.

MAB Community Services
Brookline, MA
Barbara Salisbury, Chief Executive Officer

$130,000 over three years for a demonstration project with the Holyoke Health Center to integrate a diabetes self-management program and in-home services for Latino elders with low vision eye services for elders with vision loss, diabetes and other chronic illnesses.

New England Alliance for Children’s Health
(Program of Community Catalyst, Inc.)

Boston, MA
Robert Restuccia, Executive Director

$40,000 over one year to launch a pilot project, in collaboration with the New England Council, to enhance children’s health advocacy by strengthening the relationships among the business community, advocates and healthcare providers in three New England states.

New Hampshire Legal Assistance
Manchester, NH
John Tobin, Executive Director

$130,000 over two years to expand the Medical-Legal Partnership for Children into rural Coos Country to serve adults, elders and people with disabilities, as well as children.

New Hampshire Public Health Association
Concord, NH
Kevin Flanagan, Board President

$75,000 over three years to support a new, collaborative public health policy initiative to advocate for specific policies to improve public health.

Pathways to Wellness, Inc.
Boston, MA
Kristen Porter, Executive Director

$70,000 over two years for a pilot project to expand access to acupuncture treatment for low- and moderate-income people, in partnership with the South End Community Health Center and the Neighborhood Health Plan.

Vermont Campaign for Health Care Security Education Fund
Montpelier, VT
Peter Sterling, Executive Director

$60,000 over two years to pilot a statewide Faith-Based Outreach Initiative, to engage religious communities in educating uninsured and underinsured low-income residents about the new opportunity for health coverage under the state-sponsored Catamount Health program in Vermont.

MEMBERSHIPS

Associated Grant Makers
Boston, MA
Ron Ancrum, President

$5,750 over one year for General level membership in the regional association of grantmakers in Massachusetts. D.F.

Boston Education Funders Group
Boston, MA
Mary Phillips, Administrator

$1,000 over one year for membership in a group of corporate and foundation trustees and staff interested in the Boston Public Schools, who meet regularly to learn more about education issues and needs in the schools. D.F.

Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
Hartford, CT
Nancy Roberts, President

$1,500 over one year for membership in the regional association of grantmakers in Connecticut. D.F.

Council on Foundations
Washington, D.C.
Dorothy Ridings, President and CEO

$3,090 over one year for membership in a network of grantmakers working to improve philanthropy at the national level. An additional $500 will be paid as an administrative expense for total yearly dues of $3,520. D.F.

Environmental Grantmakers Association
New York, NY
Dana Lanza, Executive Director

$1,020 over one year for membership in this national association of environmental funders. D.F.

Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
Coral Gables, FL
L. Benjamin Starrett, Executive Director

$1,000 over one year for membership in a network of funders working to promote smart growth, livable communities and regional equity on a national and regional basis. D.F.

Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island
Providence, RI
Susan Neupauer, Executive Director

$1,100 over one year for membership in the regional association of grantmakers for Rhode Island. D.F.

Grantmakers for Education
Portland, OR
William Porter, Executive Director

$1,000 over one year for membership in a national group of funders interested in education issues. D.F.

Grantmakers in Health
Washington, D.C.
Lauren LeRoy, President and CEO

$2,500 over one year for membership in the national organization of health funders. D.F.

Maine Philanthropy Center
Portland, ME
Janet Henry, President

$2,450 over one year for membership in a regional association of grantmakers and to support the Maine Environmental Funders Network. D.F.

FAMILY

The Chestnut Hill School
Chestnut Hill, MA
Steve Tobolsky, Head of School

$72,000 over one year to design and build an Outdoor Discovery Center. Michael Hill family grant.

Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund
Philidelphia, PA
Daniel Janzen, President

$234,000 over three years for the BioLep Project, an enviornmental conservation project that is inventorying tropical biodiversity focused on protecting the moth and butterfly fauna of Area de Conservacion Guanacaste in Costa Rica while training local residents for sustainable conservation employment. Jessie Hill family grant.

Snappy Dance Theater
Cambridge, MA
Jurgen Weiss, Executive Director

$25,000 over one year to support artist and management salaries as the Company fully professionalizes its artistic staff. Heidi Cox family grant.

Westminister School
Simsbury, CT
W. Graham Cole, Headmaster

$25,000 over one year to support the school’s campaign to build a new academic center. Heidi Cox family grant.

PROMOTION OF PHILANTHROPY

The Boston Women’s Fund
Boston, MA
Ranae Gray, Executive Director

$50,000 over two years for the Our Public Spirit project to increase philanthropy in communities of color.

GreenLight Fund, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Margaret Hall, Executive Director

$50,000 challenge grant over one year to support the GreenLight Seed Fund providing early stage funding to replicate five national programs in Boston.

Total Grants, 2007, 2,169,924

D.F. = Discretionary Fund

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