2013 Grants

2013 Grants

EDUCATION

Associated Early Care and Education, Inc.
Boston, MA
$60,000 in second-year startup support for a new early learning center located at the Bromley-Heath public housing development in Boston, run by the agency in collaboration with Boston University’s School of Education.  (Total project support of $120,000, 2012-2013.)

Early Learning New Hampshire
Concord, NH
$25,000 to assist planning efforts for the state’s Early Learning Council for its application to a federal Race to the Top challenge grant.

Permanent Fund for the Well Being of Vermont’s Children
Middlebury, VT
$50,000 in support of the Vermont Birth to Three initiative to improve the quality of care in home-based childcare settings.

Permanent Fund for the Well Being of Vermont’s Children
Middlebury, VT
$50,000 in support of Vermont Community Preschool Collaborative, dedicated to helping cities/towns establish publicly-funded preschool education in local schools and private childcare settings.

Raising A Reader Massachusetts
Boston, MA
$60,000 for expansion of the organization’s early literacy program in Boston and Springfield. 

Regional Employment Board of Hampden County
Springfield, MA
$55,000 in second-year support for a parent outreach and engagement initiative to increase reading proficiency among children living in two public housing developments in Springfield. (Total project support of $100,000, 2012-13.)

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, Inc.                    
Providence, RI                         
$50,000 for the creation of an Access and Quality committee for the state’s federally-supported Early Learning Council, to advocate and plan for significant expansion and improvement of early education programs throughout Rhode Island. 

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
f/b/o Thrive in 5                                                                      
Boston, MA
$60,000 to support a formal partnership between the Boston Public Schools and community-based preschool classrooms in the city.

Subtotal Education:   $410,000
Percentage of Total:  29

 
ENVIRONMENT 

1% For the Planet
Waitsfield, VT
$39,687 in continued support to enable the organization to grow its corporate membership and increase environmental grantmaking in New England.  (Projected additional support of $277,813 in 2014-2017.)

Appalachian Mountain Club
$50,000 in second-year support for a three-agency collaborative to preserve land in the Upper Androscoggin Watershed of Northern Maine and New Hampshire. (Total project support of $100,000, 2012-13)

Highstead Foundation
Redding, CT
$50,000 in support of a capital campaign, assessment and fundraising training for member land trusts of three regional conservation partnerships in New England to accelerate access to private capital.

Housatonic Valley Association
Cornwall Bridge, CT
$50,000 in second-year support to facilitate collaboration among volunteer land trusts in Northwestern Connecticut in their effort to conserve 5,000 acres of habitat. (Total project support of $100,000, 2012-2013.)

Ipswich River Watershed Association
Ipswich, MA
$50,000 in continued capacity-building support for a coalition to restore and protect the Ipswich and Parker River watersheds.  (Total project support of $150,000, 2011-2013.)

Monadnock Conservancy
Keene, NH
$50,000 for integration of a “New Hampshire Wildlife Action Plan” into town conservation plans, supporting local conservation projects in eight towns in the Monadnock region. 

Penobscot River Restoration Trust
Augusta, ME
$50,000 in final support of a public/private effort to remove dams and restore habitat along the Penobscot River in Maine.  (Total project support of $250,000, 2010-13.)

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
Concord, NH
$50,000 in second-year support of a regional coalition to protect water quality through conservation of large-scale forest land and riparian areas. (Total project support of $120,000, 2012-2013.)

Vermont Natural Resources Council, Inc.
Montpelier, VT
$50,000 in final support of a broad regional effort to protect and restore connectivity among large-scale forested habitats running from New York to Maine.  (Total support of $150,000, including a 2011 grant of $50,000 to the Nature Conservancy, Vermont Chapter.)

Subtotal Environment:  $439,687
Percentage of Total:  31

 
HEALTH 

Community Catalyst, Inc.                                           
Boston, MA
$60,000 for state-level advocacy in New England to support and expand health coverage for children and for a mini grants program for local health organizations. 

Community Health Center Incorporated
Middletown, CT
$500 discretionary grant in support of the health center’s Weitzman Center for Innovation and annual Weitzman Symposium.

Foundation for Healthy Communities
f/b/o Pay for Prevention: Oral Health for WIC Enrolled Pregnant Women and Young Children
Concord, NH
$50,000 in support of “Pay for Prevention,” to demonstrate that already evidence-based prevention programs at WIC sites can be sustainably established, creating a national model for prevention in early childhood.

Health Law Advocates, Inc.
Boston, MA
$50,000 in second-year support for work to assure implementation and enforcement of state and federal laws requiring that individuals with mental health diagnoses receive treatment equivalent to that provided for physical health conditions. (Total project support of $100,000, 2012-13.)

Kent County Memorial Hospital
Warwick, RI
$50,000 for one-time expenses associated with the establishment of a family residency program with a community practice component, to be implemented in partnership with Thundermist Health Center.

Manchester Community Health Center
Manchester, NH
$50,000 to support noncapital expenses associated with the launch of a second health center site in Manchester. (Projected additional support of $35,000 in 2014.)

Thundermist Health Center  
Woonsocket, RI
$40,000 in second-year support for the Quick Care program, a walk-in, care-on-demand service offered in three health center sites in Rhode Island. (Total project support of $90,000, 2012-13.)

Subtotal Health:  $300,500
Percentage of Total:  21

  

FAMILY GRANTS

Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Boston, MA
$35,000

Newseum
Washington, D.C.
$200,000
Continued support for The Newseum’s Bancroft Family Ethics Center.  (Total support of $1,168,108, 2008-14.)

Subtotal Family Grants:  $235,000
Percentage of Total: 17

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Associated Grant Makers, Inc.
Boston, MA
$5,450

Associated Grant Makers, Inc.
f/b/o Boston Education Funders
Boston, MA
$500

Connecticut Council for Philanthropy 
Hartford, CT
$900

Council on Foundations
Arlington, VA
$1,992

Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island
Providence, RI
$1,270

Grantmakers for Education
Portland, OR
$500

Grantmakers in Health
Washington, D.C.
$2,500

Maine Philanthropy Center
Portland, ME
$1,400

United Way of Greater Portland                        
f/b/o Maine Early Childhood Funders
Portland, ME
$7,500

Subtotal Memberships:  $22,012
Percentage of total: 2    

 

Total Grants:  $1,407,199  

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