2004 Grants

2004 Grants


The Boston Full Service Schools Roundtable
(FA: Boston Educational Development Foundation)

c/o Unified Student Services
Boston Public Schools
443 Warren Street
Dorchester, MA 02121 617/635-6537
Marta Gredler, Executive Director

$40,000 over one year to support Boston Full Service Schools Roundtable, a collaborative effort to converge the objectives of schools, community organizations and government agencies to promote the healthy development and learning of all children. Grant total to date: $40,000 of $80,000 provisionally committed.

Center for Collaborative Education

1135 Tremont Street, Suite 490
Boston, MA 02120 617/421-0134
Dan French, Executive Director

$40,000 to build community support/advocacy campaigns for the establishment of small, highly autonomous schools, and to promote effective models of parent/community engagement in Worcester and Providence. Final total: $80,000.

The Center for Educational Services

P.O. Box 620
Auburn, ME 04212-0620 207/783-0833
Robert Shafto, Executive Director

$70,000 for the Maine Assessment Cooperative, a statewide network of school districts committed to implementation of Maine’s Learning Results. Grant total to date: $70,000 of $200,000 provisionally committed.

The Center for Teen Empowerment, Inc.

48 Rutland Street
Boston, MA 02118 617/536-4266
Stanley Pollack, Executive Director

$37,000 for the Technical Assistance for School Transitions Project, to enable all school constituencies to have a voice in West Roxbury High School’s transition into a small school model. Grant total to date: $37,000 of $74,000 provisionally committed.

Citizens Voice Project
(FA: Children’s Alliance of New Hampshire)

2 Greenwood Street
Concord, NH 03301 603/225-2264
Ellen Shemitz, President, NHCA

$40,000 for the Citizens’ Voice Project, a collaboration among five advocacy and school groups to engage New Hampshire citizens in discussion of quality public education in New Hampshire. Final total: $40,000.

Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc.

P.O. Box 1016
Concord, NH 03302-1016 603/225-3295
Peg Downing, Director, New Hampshire Reads AmeriCorps Program

$27,308 in support for New Hampshire Reads (NH Reads) and to create partnerships between NH Reads and local organizations and businesses to provide financial infrastructure for statewide program helping children become good readers.
Final total: $27,308.

Connecticut Center for School Change

151 New Park Avenue, Suite 203
Hartford, CT 06106 860/586-2340
Andrew Lachman, Executive Director

$45,000 to scale up leadership development programs and technical assistance to school districts, to create a culture of effective school leadership in Connecticut schools. Grant total to date: $90,000 of $135,000 provisionally committed.

Educators for Social Responsibility, Inc.

ESR National Center
23 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 617/492-1764
Larry Dieringer, Executive Director

$32,808 to counter bullying and harassment in New England middle schools. Final total: $32,808.


c/o The Boston Foundation
75 Arlington Street, 10th floor
Boston, MA 02116 617/338-1700
Laura Perille, Executive Director, EdVestors

$25,000 for operating support, evaluation, and planning to build a sustainable base for the newly-merged EdVestors and Fund for Nonprofit Partnerships. Final total: $48,500

Fitchburg Art Museum

185 Elm Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420 978/345-4207
Peter Timms, Director

$50,000 to plan, develop and implement a new public arts-magnet high school to complement the operating middle school on its campus. Final total: $150,000.

Grantmakers for Education

720 SW Washington Street, Ste 605
Portland, OR 97205 503/595-2100
William Porter, Executive Director

$1,000 membership in this national organization for funders interested in education.
D.F. Final total: $1,000.

Hampshire Educational Collaborative

97 Hawley Street
Northampton, MA 01060 413/586-4900
Joan Schuman, Executive Director

$50,000 to provide a cooperative technology and distance learning resource for public schools in western Massachusetts to increase the depth and variety of courses offered in isolated rural schools. Grant total to date: $50,000 of $85,000 provisionally committed.

+Hitchcock Center for the Environment

Larch Hill Conservation Area
525 South Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002 413/256-6006
Julie Johnson, Executive Director

$40,000 to develop and implement a comprehensive place-based education program using the Connecticut River watershed as main theme for study in grades K-8 at seven elementary schools in Holyoke. Grant total to date: $90,000 of $130,000 provisionally committed.

Indian Hill Music Center

P.O. Box 1484
Littleton, MA 01460 978/486-9524
Carol Antak, Program Coordinator

$35,000 for a collaboration with Fitchburg State College and the Lowell Public Schools to support AIDE (Arts Integration Designed to Enhance) the Curriculum. Final total: $75,000.

+Island Institute

P.O. Box 648
Rockland, ME 04841-0648 207/594-9209
Michael Felton, Aspirations Project Manager

$35,000 for development of an Aspirations Learning Community to become a model for students and educators to integrate ongoing coastal place-based education projects with GIS technology and website development technology. Final total: $35,000.

Maine Lakes Conservancy Institute

P.O. Box 55
Nobleboro, ME 04555 207/563-5253
E. Shippen Bright, Executive Director

$30,000 to expand the role and time of the director of education, in partnership with the University of Maine, to grow delivery of science education programs endorsed by the Maine Department of Education. Grant total to date: $30,000 of $75,000 provisionally committed.

Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance

P.O. Box 5359
Augusta, ME 04332-5359 207/287-5881
Francis Eberle, Executive Director

$60,000 for the SuperEd Network, an informal alliance of Maine educational nonprofits, and its School Learning Laboratory project, to develop a collaborative model for delivering external services to schools that produce high quality instruction for all students. Grant total to date: $120,000 of $180,000 provisionally committed.

MassPartners for Public Schools

231 Butler Road
Monson, MA 01057 413/267-3200
Patricia Sweitzer, Administrator

$25,000 for implementation by collaboration of union leaders, school administrators, parents and school committee members of collaborative approach to revise the way teacher performance is assessed in four to six Massachusetts school districts. Final total: $25,000.

ONE Lowell Coalition

9 Central Street, Suite 402
Lowell, MA 01852 978/654-6957
Victoria Fahlberg, Executive Director

$45,000 for the School Success for Newcomer Students and their Parents’ Initiative, to increase school success for underperforming bicultural students by increasing attendance rates and parental involvement with the Lowell Public Schools. Grant total to date: $45,000 of $90,000 provisionally committed.

Pioneer Valley Project

235 Eastern Avenue
Springfield, MA 01109 413/827-0781
Fred Rose, Staff Director

$36,000 to improve educational success for inner city students through parent involvement at the Washington Elementary School in Springfield this year, and then expanding citywide using lessons learned. Grant total to date: $36,000 of $100,000 provisionally committed.

+Place-based Education Evaluation Collaborative (PEEC)

c/o Upper Valley Community Foundation
P.O. Box 995
Hanover, NH 03755-0995 603/653-0387
Kevin Peterson, Executive Director, Upper Valley Community Foundation

$1,646 for expenses associated with a briefing held for interested Boston funders to learn more about the work and outcomes of the PEEC collaborative evaluation.
D.F. Final total: $1,646.

The Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy at MassINC

18 Tremont Street, Suite 1120
Boston, MA 02108 617/742-6800
S. Paul Reville, Executive Director

$50,000 for an initiative to transform district-level professional collaboration between teacher unions, superintendents, and school committees to advance student learning. Grant total to date: $50,000 of $100,000 provisionally committed.

Vermont Arts Council

136 State Street, Drawer 33
Montpelier, VT 05633-6001 802/828-3291
Alexander Aldrich, Executive Director

$30,000 for New Perspectives in Arts Education, a project to articulate the processes by which three different arts education programs affect schools, teachers and students, to examine the empirical links between each program and the achievements of students. Grant total to date: $30,000 of $110,000 provisionally committed.

Watertown Public Schools
(FA: Boston College)

Office for Sponsored Programs
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 617/552-3061
Susan Hoban, BC Coordinator, Project OPEN

$15,000 for Project OPEN, a school university partnership in Watertown to redesign teacher education and model a professional development district using data driven assessment of intern and novice teachers and lifelong professional development. Final total: $55,000.


*Alternatives for Community and Environment, Inc. (ACE)
f/b/o On the Move Coalition

2343 Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Roxbury, MA 02119 617/442-3343
Penn S. Loh, Executive Director

$25,000 for the On the Move Coalition, a collaboration of transportation, environmental justice, community development, and environmental organizations working to improve transportation and public health, reduce air pollution, and promote smart growth in communities of color in Boston and regionally. Final total: $52,500.

Association to Preserve Cape Cod, Inc.

P.O. Box 398
Barnstable, MA 02630-0398 508/362-4226
Margaret Geist, Executive Director

$20,000 for the implementation, in collaboration with the Cape Cod Business Roundtable, of growth management action plan on Cape Cod to promote local bylaw changes, reform local zoning and evaluate wastewater infrastructure options. Final total: $45,000.

The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts, Inc.

P.O. Box 443
Barnstable, MA 02630 508/362-2565
Mark Robinson, Executive Director

$25,000 to identify priority parcels of perceived open space on Cape Cod, and to conduct education and outreach to promote land conservation. Grant total to date: $25,000 of $50,000 provisionally committed.

*Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice (CCEJ)

P.O. Box 2022
Hartford, CT 06145-2022 860/548-1133
Mark Mitchell, President

$20,000 for education, outreach and organizing in Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport focused on public health and environmental justice impacts of diesel emissions, air pollution, and asthma. Final total: $60,000.

Downeast Lakes Land Trust

P.O. Box 75
Grand Lake Stream, ME 04637 207/796-2100
Stephen Keith, Executive Director

$40,000 to support education, research and stewardship of the Farm Cove Community Forest. Final total: $40,000.

Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities

1500 San Remo Avenue, Ste 177
Coral Gables, FL 33146 305/667-6350
L. Benjamin Starrett, Executive Director

$1,000 for membership in a network of foundations working to promote the field of smart growth, livable communities and regional equity on a national and regional basis.
D.F. Final total: $1,000.

GrowSmart Maine

Sparhawk Mill Building
81 Bridge Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096 207/847-9275
Alan Caron, President

$1,000 for a staff discretionary grant for travel and lodging expenses for a meeting of the leaders of smart growth organizations in New England, in conjunction with the Maine Summit on Sprawl, Smart Growth and Maine’s Future. Final total: $1,000.

GrowSmart Maine

Sparhawk Mill Building
81 Bridge Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096 207/847-9275
Alan Caron, President

$50,000 for the Smart Growth Model Towns project, to assist towns in southern Maine in developing smart growth plans and ordinances. Grant total to date: $50,000 of $90,000 provisionally committed.

Grow Smart Rhode Island

345 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903 401/273-5711
Scott Wolf, Executive Director

$50,000 for policy reform activities, focused on promoting local/state growth management, economic development, and innovative land use, affordable housing, and brownfields redevelopment policies at the state and local level. Final total: $100,000.

Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, Inc.

P.O. Box 7162
Lowell, MA 01852 978/934-0030
Jane Calvin, Executive Director

$20,000 for the Concord River Ecological Neighborhood Restoration Project, to expand programs, promote awareness and engage a diverse urban and suburban constituency in protection of and access to the Concord River. Final total: $40,000.

Maine Rivers

3 Wade Street
Augusta, ME 04330 207/622-3101
Naomi Schalit, Executive Director

$20,000 to conduct community organizing, education and advocacy for river clean up and protection in communities along the Androscoggin River in Maine. Final total: $20,000.

Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance
(FA: Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association)

18 Tremont Street, Suite 401
Boston, MA 02108 617/263-1257
Kristina Egan, Director

$50,000 for the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, a partnership of six housing, conservation, and planning organizations working to advance smart growth policy and practice through advocacy, education, research and outreach. Final total: $110,000.

Mass Energy Consumers Alliance

670 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02130 617/524-3950
Larry Chretien, Executive Director

$20,000 for public education activities and consulting to citizens and town officials in Massachusetts and Rhode Island around renewable energy. Grant total to date: $20,000 of $40,000 provisionally committed.

New Ecology, Inc.

130 Bishop Allen Drive, 5th floor
Cambridge, MA 02139 617/354-4099
William Shutkin, President

$30,000 for “Green CDCs” initiative, to engage and support the community development corporations that have a development vision that integrates environmentally responsible development with economic development and healthy affordable housing. Final total: $64,938.

New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF)

P.O. Box 1057
Montpelier, VT 05601 802-223-4622
Cheryl Fischer, Executive Director

$45,000 to support NEGEF’s small grant pool, to expand training and grantee services and to increase collaborative work with statewide environmental organizations. Grant total to date: $45,000 of $105,000 provisionally committed.

New England Science Center Collaborative

New England Science Center
46 Oak Ridge Road
Bethlehem, NH 03574 603/444-0949
Mary Lou Krambeer, Project Coordinator

$40,000 to support a collaboration among scientists, museum educators, research institutions, and conservation organizations to educate the public about climate change in New England. Final total: $145,000.

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

37 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-4005 603/225-6641
Racheal Stuart, Vice President of Programs

$37,500 for the Livable New Hampshire Project, an initiative to promote smart growth in New Hampshire, focused on public policy and grassroots activity in public health, affordable housing, conservation and business sectors. Final total: $75,000.

Penobscot Partners Project

c/o Natural Resources Council of Maine
3 Wade Street
Augusta, ME 04330-6351 207/622-3101
Laura Day, Project Director

$25,000 to restore migratory fisheries on the Penobscot River and conduct ecological, social, tribal and economic restoration.
Final total: $48,500.

Portland Trails

One India Street
Portland, ME 04101 207/775-2411
Nan Cumming, Executive Director

$35,000 for the Greening School Grounds project, to transform school grounds in greater Portland into environmental and educational resources. Final total: $35,000.

Saltwater Network

c/o Cobscook Bay Resource Center
4 Favor Street
Eastport, ME 04631 207/853-6607
Arthur Bull, Executive Director, Saltwater Network

$45,000 to support and strengthen community-based marine conservation and management throughout the Gulf of Maine.
Final total: $90,000.

Save the Bay

434 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908-3770 401/272-3540
H. Curtis Spaulding, Executive Director

$40,000 for an education, outreach and advocacy initiative to influence emerging guidelines and ensure public access for waterfront redevelopment along Narragansett Bay. Grant total to date: $40,000 of $80,000 provisionally committed.

Urban Ecology Institute, Inc.

355 Higgins Hall
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3811 617/552-0928
Charles Lord, Executive Director

$60,000 for the Lawrence Natural Cities Program, a partnership with Arlington Communidad Trabajando and Groundwork Lawrence, to launch an urban ecosystem restoration program in Lawrence. Grant total to date: $60,000 of $120,000 provisionally committed.

Vermont Smart Growth Collaborative

110 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401-8451 802/864-6310
Elizabeth Humstone, Executive Director

$45,000 to advance policy, education and community strategies to reduce sprawl and achieve smart growth in Vermont.
Final total: $45,000.

The Woods Hole Research Center

P.O. Box 296
Woods Hole, MA 02543 508/540-9900
Tom Stone, Senior Research Associate

$30,000 to produce an educational poster and map to highlight land use changes in southeastern Massachusetts and to forecast future land use scenarios. Grant total to date: $30,000 of $50,000 provisionally committed.


BioDiversity Research Institute

19 Flaggy Meadow Road
Gorham, ME 04038 207/839-7600
David Evers, Executive Director

$50,000 for dissemination, educational and outreach activities focused on the ecological, human, and animal health impacts from mercury pollution in the northeast. Final total: $50,000.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

Landmark Center
401 Park Drive
Boston, MA 02215 617/246-3744
Andrew Dreyfus, Executive Director

$2,000 in support for a Maine journalist to participate in the Health Coverage Fellowship program that aims to improve the media’s understanding of complex health access issues.
D.F. Final total: $2,000.

Children’s Alliance of New Hampshire

2 Greenwood Avenue
Concord, NH 03301 603/225-2264
Ellen Shemitz, President

$60,000 to strengthen New Hampshire Child Advocacy Network, and empower advocates through creation and dissemination of issue briefs focused on health and education needs in the state. Final total: $60,000.

Children’s Friend

48 Bridge Street
Salem, MA 01970-4199 978/744-7905
Stephen Schaffer, Executive Director

$35,000 to support Next Steps for Children’s Mental Health Centers, a plan to involve the stakeholders, families, payors, referrers and providers in the design of a new system to make better use of resources in mental health treatment for all children.
frFinal total: $35,000.

Consumers for Affordable Health Care Foundation

P.O. Box 2490
Augusta, ME 04338-2490 207/622-7083
Joseph Ditre, Executive Director

$5,000 for analysis and technical assistance to build capacity for a cohesive response from health access groups to address the inaccuracies of negative reports about Dirigo Health and state medicaid by out-of-state groups and others.
D.F. Final total: $5,000.

Family Advocacy Program, Boston Medical Center

One Boston Medical Center Place, Gambro-3
Boston, MA 02118 617/638-8978
Suzanne Lewis Ship, Senior Foundation Relations Officer

$70,000 for the New England Medical-Legal Replication Project, a planning project to build capacity for six collaborations designed to combine the skills of health providers who serve poor children in four states with those of attorneys who can help solve civil legal issues that impact child health. Final total: $70,000.

Health Law Advocates, Inc.

30 Winter Street, Suite 940
Boston, MA 02108 617/338-5241
Laurie Martinelli, Executive Director

$25,000 to improve health care justice for Massachusetts health care consumers by strengthening the capacity, operational efficiency and effectiveness of the Legal Network program. Final total: $150,000.

Health Law Advocates
f/b/o Divorce Judgment and Health Insurance Project

c/o Health Law Advocates
30 Winter Street, Suite 940
Boston, MA 02108 617/338-5241
Laurie Martinelli, Executive Director

$55,000 for a technical assistance and planning grant to create a regional public education and law reform campaign to address the health insurance issues that many, particularly low-income women and men, face when confronted with divorce.
Final total: $55,000.

Healthy Community Coalition

20 Church Street
Wilton, ME 04294 207/645-3136
Leah Binder, Executive Director

$25,000 for continued support for health improvement of marginalized people by means of comprehensive, coordinated efforts by the local communities. Final total: $25,000.

Grantmakers In Health

1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20036 202/452-8331
Lauren LeRoy, President and CEO

$2,500 for membership in a national organization and health affinity group of the Council on Foundations.
D.F. Final total: $2,500.

Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project

c/o Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459 617/552-4382
Francine Sherman, Director, Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project

$63,292 to improve mental and physical health care access for girls in the juvenile justice system in Massachusetts.
Final total: $63,292.

Lynn Health Task Force

37 Friend Street
Lynn, MA 01902 781/599-7730
Ross Dolloff, Executive Director, Neighborhood Legal Services

$45,000 to build grassroots capacity to change the health care system in Lynn, and improve access to health services for poor people throughout Massachusetts. Grant total to date: $45,000 of $90,000 provisionally committed.

Maine Collaborative on Health

c/o Consumers for Affordable Health Care Foundation
39 Green Street
P.O. Box 2490
Augusta, ME 04338-2490 207/622-7083
Joseph Ditre, Executive Director

$45,000 for outreach/education and advocacy collaboration to ensure comprehensive health coverage through Maine’s new Dirigo Health Plan that aims to provide health care for all Maine residents who are currently unisured or underinsured.
Final total: $90,000.


12 Southern Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124-2012 617/825-7233
Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, Executive Director

$30,000 for grassroots organizing, advocacy, policy development and research to achieve workplace environmental justice for immigrants and low wage workers.
Final total: $60,000.

Massachusetts Emergency Contraception Network

c/o Pro-Choice Massachusetts Foundation
41 Winter Street, Suite 65
Boston, MA 02108-4722 617/556-8800
Melissa Kogut, Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts

$45,000 for the Massachusetts Emergency Contraception Network, in collaboration with Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, to increase access to emergency contraception in Massachusetts. Final total: $90,000.

Massachusetts Public Health Association

434 Jamaicaway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 617/524-6696
Geoffrey Wilkinson, Executive Director

$39,806 for the School-based Childhood Health Campaign in greater Springfield, Worcester and Merrimack Valley, to strengthen public school nutrition and physical activity policies and programs and to advocate for a state ban on the sale of junk food in public schools. Final total: $39,806.

Massachusetts Senior Action Council, Inc.

565 Warren Street
Boston, MA 02121 617/442-3330
John Boesen, Executive Director

$35,000 for the Senior Empowerment and Organizing Project, to increase the civic involvement of seniors throughout the Commonwealth on health issues. Final total: $70,000.

The Medical Foundation f/b/o Asthma Regional Council,
Asthma Regional Council

c/o The Medical Foundation
622 Washington Street, 2nd flr
Dorchester, MA 02124 617/451-0049
Laurie Stillman, Executive Director

$50,000 to hire a project director to implement three projects focused on health-related environmental investments, asthma surveillance and healthy schools. Grant total to date: $120,000 of $160,000 provisionally committed.

Metrowest Community Healthcare Coalition

c/o South Middlesex Legal Services
354 Waverly Street
Framingham, MA 01702 508/620-1830
Nancy King, Coalition Coordinator

$45,000 to advocate for health care delivery system and policy changes to address racial, cultural and economic disparities in health care, locally and statewide. Grant total to date: $45,000 of $90,000 provisionally committed.

National Center for Healthy Housing

10227 Wincopin Circle, Suite 100
Columbia, MD 21044 410/992-0172
Rebecca Morley, Executive Director

$4,000 for a staff discretionary grant to help leaders understand the extent of respiratory problems experienced by low income people living in homes treated under the Maine weatherization program and to explore ways to leverage weatherization efforts that encourage health improvements. Final total: $4,000.

The Public Policy Institute

30 Winter Street, 10th Floor
Boston, MA 02108 617/338-0954
Judy Meredith, Executive Director

$2,000 for the Coordinated Campaign for Immigrant Health, to administer two focus groups of teens to test assumptions about how to recruit, train and engage teens in activities designed to improve health policy affecting immigrants and their communities. Final total: $2,000.

United Teen Equality Center (UTEC)

10 Kirk Street
Lowell, MA 01852 978/441-9949
Gregg Croteau, Executive Director

$35,000 to create the Youth Health Care Organizing Project, to increase access to health care for immigrants and young people, through youth-led health access organizing campaigns. Grant total to date: $35,000 of $ 75,000 provisionally committed.

The Urban Medical Group, Inc.

545A Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 617/522-5464
Dawn Osborne, Executive Director

$40,000 to expand the House Calls program health access model by adding capacity and financial sustainability to the program in order to enable frail elderly residents to obtain health care and maintain their independence at home. Final total: $80,000.


Associated Grant Makers

55 Court Street, Suite 520
Boston, MA 02108 617/426-2606
Ron Ancrum, President

$10,500 for annual membership at the Plus level to support responsible and effective philanthropy in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
D.F. Final total: $10,500.

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

271 Main Street, Suite 3
Great Barrington, MA 01230-1606 860/435-2483
Jennifer Dowley, President

$36,000 challenge grant to build educational endowments in 12 public school districts in Berkshire County, which will result in local private support for educational enrichment community by community.
Grant total to date: $146,000 of $200,000 provisionally committed.

Boston Education Funders Group

c/o Grants Management Associates
77 Summer Street, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02110 617/426-7080
Mary Phillips, Administrator

$1,500 to 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. Final total: $1,500.

Catalogue for Philanthropy

53 Walpole Street
Dover, MA 02030 508/785-1935
George McCully, President

$40,000 to continue the Massachusetts Catalogue without interruption during transitional period for development of national program that will provide earned income to support the project in future years. Grant total to date: $40,000 of $80,000 provisionally committed.

Community Foundation of Northeast Connecticut

720 Main Street, 3rd floor
Willimantic, CT 06226 860/465-8603
Karen Hoke, Executive Director

$60,000 challenge grant to create endowment to become a major source of support for nonprofit organizations in northeastern Connecticut, building on a collaborative relationship with the Community Foundation of Southeastern Connecticut. Grant total to date: $60,000 of $180,000 provisionally committed.

Connecticut Council for Philanthropy

221 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06106 860/525-5585
Nancy Roberts, President

$1,200 for membership in professional association of grantmakers, providing programs to promote informed and effective philanthropy.
D.F. Final total: $1,200.

Council on Foundations

1828 L Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036-5168 202/466-6512
Dorothy Ridings, President and CEO

$3,120 for membership to improve philanthropy at the national level. An additional $400 was paid in 2004 as an administrative expense for total yearly dues of $3,520.
D.F. Final total: $3,120.

Environmental Grantmakers Association

437 Madison Avenue, 37th Floor
New York, NY 10022-7001 212/812-4260
Sarah Hansen, Executive Director

$1,050 for membership to support the growth and effectiveness of environmental grantmaking nationally. An additional $50 was paid as an administrative expense for total yearly dues of $1,100.
D.F. Final total: $1,050.

Maine Initiatives Inc.

P.O. Box 2248
Augusta, ME 04338 207/622-6294
Deborah Felder, Executive Director

$25,000 to build a permanent endowment, using challenge grant to leverage and preserve new philanthropic dollars and to grow the overall asset base of Maine’s institutional philanthropic community.
Grant total to date: $155,000 of $180,000 provisionally committed.

Maine Philanthropy Center

USM Library
P.O. Box 9301
Portland, ME 04104-9301 207/780-5039
Janet Henry, President

$1,000 for membership in regional association of Maine grantmakers.
D.F. Final total: $1,000.


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.

Educating Children for Parenting

The Belmont Building
211 North 13th Street, Suite 701
Philadelphia, PA 19107 215/496-9780
Charlotte Hummel, Vice President for Development

$25,000 to expand the Pregnant and Parenting Teen Parenting Education classes to four additional high schools in Philadelphia as part of a city-wide program. J. Hill family grant. Grant total to date: $25,000 of $75,000 provisionally committed.

Forest Hills Educational Trust

95 Forest Hills Avenue
Boston, MA 02130 617/524-0128
Cecily Miller, Executive Director

$30,000 for a comprehensive master planning process addressing the landscape of Forest Hills Cemetery, a 275 acre historic urban green space. H. Cox family grant. Final total: $30,000.

Massachusetts General Hospital

Development Office
100 Charles River Plaza, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02114-2792 617/724-0474
Denis Bustin, Senior Development Officer, Associate Director of Development

$25,000 for construction of the Healing Garden in the new Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care. H. Cox family grant. Final total: $25,000.

Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 13
Nantucket, MA 02554-0013 508/228-2884
Gage Dobbins, Director of Development

$25,000 for the Land Fund Reserve, to acquire critical open space and to support scientific research, land management, and education. Heidi Cox family grant.
Final total: $150,000.

New England Aquarium

Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110-3399 617/973-0296
Susan Dowds, Director of Foundation and Government Relations

$50,000 for the WOW Explorers Program, hands-on science and volunteer training for young teens (13-15), and Eco Sound Project, to promote sustainable fisheries/marine conservation through sustainable purchasing in New England and beyond. Heidi Cox family grant. Final total: $150,000.

The Pennington School

112 West Delaware Avenue
Pennington, NJ 08534 609/737-6103
Tim Mathiason, Director of Alumni and Development

$20,000 for the Campus Center Campaign, to provide state-of-the art facility for the art department and student center. Heidi Cox family grant. Final total: $20,000.

Springside School

8000 Cherokee Street
Philadelphia, PA 19118 215/248-7449
Caroline Von Stade, Director of Major Gifts

$25,000 for the capital campaign for the construction of new facilities. Jessie Hill family grant.
Total Grant: $225,000 of $225,000 provisionally committed.

The Wilderness Society

P.O. 10
W. Charleston, VT 05872-0010 802/895-2882
Spencer Phillips, Resource Economist

$50,000 for coordination of a planning and development project focused on value-added wood products manufacturing and nature and cultural heritage-based tourism in the Millinocket region of Maine. Jessie Hill family grant. Grant total to date: $50,000 of $150,000 provisionally committed.

Total Grants, 2004, $2,898,230

* = environmental health
+ = environmental education
D.F. = discretionary fund

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