2005 Grants

2005 Grants

EDUCATION

A Different September Foundation

Boston MA
Michael Dettelbach, Associate Director

$35,000 over one year to implement the Core Knowledge curriculum district wide for pre-K through grade 8 in the Chelsea public schools.

Boston Education Funders Group

Boston MA
Mary Phillips, Administrator

$1,500 over one year for continued support of the Boston Education Funders Group, 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 Humanities Council

Middletown CT
Bruce Fraser, Executive Director

$143,000 over three years to expand Motheread/Fatheread and Book Voyagers family literacy programs statewide and to begin implementation of a complete Family Reading Continuum.

Grantmakers for Education

Portland OR
William Porter, Executive Director

$1,000 over one year for membership in national organization for funders interested in education. D.F.

Maine Humanities Council

Portland ME
Diane Magras, Director of Development

$70,000 over two years to expand the Born to Read program into three economically disadvantaged counties in Maine.

Massachusetts Charter School Association

Boston MA
Mark Kenen, Executive Director

$20,000 over one year for a professional development program for charter school educators to document and share best practices with their peers.

Montshire Museum of Science

Norwich VT
David Goudy, Director

$210,000 over three years to create a new model for collaboration between a science museum and its constituent schools to produce large, long-term changes in student learning.

MY TURN, Inc.

Brockton MA
Barbara Duffy, Executive Director

$45,000 over two years to expand the Connecting to College program into Fall River and New Bedford.

The Open School

Lowell MA
Gregg Croteau, Planning Committee Member
and Executive Director, UTEC

$40,000 over one year for a collaboration between United Teen Equality Center, Lowell Public Schools and Lowell Adult Education to plan and develop a diploma-based program called the Open School.

PlusTime NH

Chichester NH
Cynthia Billings, CEO

$127,808 over three years for expansion of the Out of School Matters! program model in middle schools in New Hampshire.

Rhode Island ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now)

Providence RI
Aimee Olin, Head Organizer

$40,000 over one year for the Providence Parents for Quality Schools Project, to conduct outreach, distribute information, and provide leadership training to parents and community members working on public school issues.

Sara Holbrook Community Center

Burlington VT
Leisa Pollander, Executive Director

$72,000 over three years for the addition of an experiential component to the New Arrivals summer program for immigrant and refugee children with limited English language skills.

Summerbridge Cambridge, Inc.

Cambridge MA
Hilary Mead, Director

$60,000 over one year for four New England Summerbridge sites to work together to strengthen the year-round teacher training program for talented, diverse high school and college students considering careers in education.

Urban Collaborative

Providence RI
Robert DeBlois, Director

$85,000 over two years to conduct and disseminate an evaluation that will enable the creation of more alternative schools in Rhode Island.

Wellspring Multi-Service Center

Hull MA
Janna Oddleifson, Coordinator

$45,000 over two years to finish, publish, and present a professional guidebook designed to meet the needs of Adult Basic Education (ABE) students with learning disabilities.

ENVIRONMENT

Center for Rural Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst MA
Glenn Garber, Associate Director

$92,000 over two years for the Five Town Innovation Project, to develop new planning models linking land use planning, natural resource conservation, and agricultural and forestry preservation in rural communities in Western Massachusetts.

Clean Air – Cool Planet

Portsmouth, NH
Adam Markham, Executive Director

$120,000 over two years to coordinate the development of the Connecticut Science Center Collaborative, a partnership of science museums and nature centers focused on educating audiences about climate change problems and solutions.

Connecticut Fund for the Environment

New Haven CT
Donald Strait, Executive Director

$208,000 over three years to support citizen involvement, community programs and habitat restoration focused on the protection of Long Island Sound

Emerald Necklace Conservancy

Brookline MA
Simone Auster, President

$70,000 over two years to support a senior project manager to oversee the Parks Overseers and work to increase parks stewardship, improve parks maintenance, and facilitate collaborative parks programming on the Emerald Necklace park system.

Environmental Grantmakers Association

New York NY
Sarah Hansen, Executive Director

$1,165 over one year for membership in this national association of environmental funders. An additional $75 was paid as an administrative expense for total yearly dues of $1,240.

Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities

Coral Gables FL
L. Benjamin Starrett, Executive Director

$1,500 over one year to support two New England regional training workshops for nonprofit organizations interested in strengthening their communications and skills relating to smart growth. 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.

Maine Environmental Funders Network

Portland, ME
Janet Henry, Co-Chair

$1,000 over one year to support a collaboration of Maine environmental funders. D.F.

Maine Rivers

Hallowell ME
Naomi Schalit, Executive Director

$35,000 over one year to conduct community organizing, education and advcacy for river clean up and protection in communities along the Androscoggin River in Maine.

Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance

Boston MA
Kristina Egan, Director

$50,000 over one year for a partnership of housing, conservation, and land use planning organizations working to advance smart growth in Massachusetts.

MetroFutures, Inc.

Boston MA
Marc Draisen, Executive Director

$150,000 over two years for the MetroFuture Project, a regional planning effort in metropolitan Boston.

Pioneer Valley Regional Ventures Center, Inc.

West Springfield MA
Timothy Brennan, Executive Director

$75,000 over two years to work with municipalities and citizens to create a regional plan to promote compact growth and protect open spaces in the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts.

Southside Community Land Trust

Providence RI
Katherine Brown, Executive Director

$25,000 over one year for the Urban Agriculture Task Force, to promote economic development, research, education and community outreach around sustainable agriculture in Greater Providence.

Toxics Action Center

Boston MA
Alyssa Schuren, Executive Director

$35,000 over one year to support local community groups fighting toxics and pollution in Rhode Island.

The Trust for Public Land

Boston MA
Nancy Kafka, Parks for People Program Director

$71,823 over two years for the Urban Conservation and Open Space Pilot Initiative, to identify and prioritize urban open space resources for ecological and recreational protection in Fall River, Holyoke, Lawrence, Somerville and Worcester, Massachusetts.

Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network (VECAN)

Montpelier VT
Elizabeth Courtney, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

$29,711.94 over one year for the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network, a collaboration of the Vermont Natural Resources Council, the Alliance for Climate Action and Sustainable Energy Resource Group.

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

Providence RI
Jennifer Pereira, Executive Director

$70,000 over two years to expand greenspace and recreational opportunities in North Providence and Johnston, Rhode Island, and to improve water quality and river habitat throughout the watershed.

 

HEALTH

Boston Public Health Commission

Boston MA
John Auerbach, Executive Director

$20,808 over one year for the Neighborhoods Organizing Against Drugs (NOdrugs), to address Boston’s substance abuse problem by supporting neighborhood coalitions and grassroots advocacy.

Child Health Services

Manchester NH
Robert Nordgren, Executive Director

$110,000 over two years for the Manchester Child Health Law Program, a medical-legal collaboration program designed to combine the skills of health providers who provide health services to poor children with attorneys from New Hampshire Legal Assistance who can help solve civil legal issues that directly impact child health and welfare.

Family Advocacy Program, Boston Medical Center

Boston MA
Ellen Lawton, Director, Family Advocacy Program

$135,000 over two years for the New England Regional Medical-Legal Network, a collaboration of health providers and lawyers working to improve health access for poor through technical assistance and capacity building support for individual sites in New England.

Georgetown University, Institute for Health Care Research and Policy

Washington D.C.
Cindy Mann, Research Professor

$2,500 over one year for the “Medicaid Matters” Campaign to work with Rhode Island and Maine state and community leaders to develop educational materials to encourage citizen engagement about the future of the federal-state Medicaid program. D.F.

Grantmakers In Health

Washington D.C.
Lauren LeRoy, President and CEO

$1,000 over one year to support Grantmakers In Health Art & Science of Health Grantmaking, a two-day program, designed to help health-related philanthropy and corporate giving programs focus on fundamental operational challenges. D.F.

Grantmakers In Health

Washington D.C.
Lauren LeRoy, President and CEO

$2,500 over one year for membership in national organization designed to facilitate communications, information-sharing, collaborative program planning, and funding among corporations/foundations. D.F.

Health Care Without Harm

Jamaica Plain MA
Peter Diamond, Grants Manager

$50,000 over one year to promote green design, construction and operations in health care, focusing on green certification of hospitals and research facilities, and to promote green certification in the long-term care field.

Boston College f/b/o Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project

Newton MA Francine Sherman, Director

$105,000 over two years for the Girls’ Health Passport Project phase II, which will expand a new and unique health access model for health care for girls in Boston who have been committed to the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services for juvenile justice supervision.

MaineHealth

Portland ME
William L. Carron, President

$50,000 over one year for a pilot project to increase access to free or low cost medications from pharmaceutical companies’ programs for uninsured and underinsured people in Maine.

Massachusetts Mental Health Diversion & Integration Program

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester MA
Maurice Richardson, Program Director

$80,000 over one year for a pilot project to provide case management for people with mental illness who are involved with the criminal justice system to access mental health and social services in Boston.

NAMI Maine

Augusta ME
Carol Carothers, Executive Director

$70,000 over two years to expand the Crisis Intervention Team program, a collaboration between Maine’s law enforcement/corrections agencies and mental health providers to improve identification and treatment of individuals with serious mental and behavioral health problems.

Naugatuck Valley Project, Inc.

Waterbury CT
Carol Burkhart-Lyons, Director

$40,000 over one year to improve access to health care by providing medical interpretation services at area hospitals and training for health care workers.

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT

Providence RI
Elizabeth Bryant, Executive Director

$119,000 over three years to convene and staff a Children’s Mental Health Group, to make significant improvements in children’s access to the full range of mental health services that are necessary for an effective children’s mental health system in Rhode Island.

DEVELOPMENT OF PHILANTHROPY

Associated Grant Makers

Boston MA
Ron Ancrum, President

$10,500 over one year for Plus level membership in the regional association of grantmakers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. D.F.

Connecticut Council for Philanthropy

Hartford CT
Nancy Roberts, President

$1,200 over one year for membership in the regional association of grantmakers in Connecticut. D.F.

Council on Foundations

Washington D.C.
Robert Wiggans, Director of Membership

$3,120 over one year for membership in the Council on Foundations to improve philanthropy at the national level. An additional $400 will be paid as an administrative expense for total yearly dues of $3,520. D.F.

Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island

Providence RI
Susan Neupauer, Executive Director

$1,000 over one year for membership in regional association of grantmakers for Rhode Island. D.F.

Maine Philanthropy Center

Portland ME
Janet Henry, President

$1,000 over one year for membership in regional association of Maine grantmakers. D.F.

FAMILY

Each year the Trust allocates a portion of the total grant dollars to support projects of interest to the trustees who are members of Jessie Cox’s family. These grants are not subject to the Trust’s guidelines, and unsolicited applications for this program are not considered.

Cotting Connection

Newton MA
Diane Cotting, Executive Director

$25,000 over one year to develop a resource guide and host a series of seminars, to expand access to information, referrals and services for breast cancer survivors. Heidi Cox family grant.

Gardner Carney Leadership Institute

Colorado Springs CO
Jeremy LaCasse, Acting Executive Director

$100,000 over two years for endowment support for the Institute, focused on training teachers in leadership development. Heidi Cox family grant.

Georgetown Day School

Washington D.C.
Wes Gibson, Assistant Head of School

$100,000 over two years for the Georgetown Day School Ahead Capital Campaign to construct new and renovated upper school facilities and to continue to increase the school’s endowment. Jessie Hill family grant.

Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc.

Nantucket MA
James Lentowski, Executive Director

$150,000 over three years to support the acquisition of the University of Massachusetts Nantucket Field Station. Heidi Cox family grant.

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Inc.

Boston MA
Claudia Luck, Vice President for Development

$25,000 over one year for Let’s Be Honest!, a pilot parent education program to promote effective communication about sexuality between parents, other caregivers and middle-school aged children in Dorchester and Roxbury. Jessie Hill family grant.

Total Grants, 2005, $1,7157,685.75

D.F. = discretionary fund

 

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