2008 Grants

2008 Grants

EDUCATION

Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.
Boston, MA
Robert Coard, President & CEO

$51,179 one-year grant for implementation of The Math Remediation Model, a tutoring program for students in two alternative high schools in Boston

Center for Collaborative Education – Metro Boston Inc.
Boston, MA
Dan French, Executive Director

$40,000 as the third and final installment of a three-year ($150,000) grant in support of the “Time for Growth” project, to launch and replicate pilot schools in urban centers in Massachusetts

Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence
Portland, ME
Susan, Geismar, Coordinator of Development

$25,000 as the third and final installment of a three-year ($106,000) grant in support of the Unity Project, a hate violence prevention program serving schools in Maine

Cobscook Community Learning Center
Trescott, ME
Alan Furth, Director

$25,000 as the second installment of a three-year ($75,000) grant for the Passages Program, Cobscook’s high school diploma program for teen parents, in Washington County, Maine

Gulf of Maine Institute
Dayton, ME
John Terry, President

$30,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($70,000) grant for a Teacher Training Institute, to incorporate environmental experiential learning in New England public schools

Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation
Hartford, CT
Timothy Goodwin, Executive Director
$25,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($60,000) grant for Steppingstone Academy Hartford

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Inc.
Boston, MA
Anne Hawley, Executive Director

$30,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($60,000) grant for expansion of the museum’s school partnership program, to include arts education in an interdisciplinary way in the public school curriculum

Lesley University
Cambridge, MA
Susan Cusack, Project Director and Instructor

$40,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($80,000) grant for an online professional development tool for Boston public school teachers working with students with limited English skills

Merrimack Valley Project, Inc.
Lawrence, MA
Kenneth Galdston, Interim Executive Director

$25,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($50,000) grant in support of the Career Ladders Program, a corporate/community partnership serving the immigrant workforce in the Merrimack Valley

MetroLacrosse, Inc.
f/b/o Boston TeamWorks
Dorchester, MA
Emily Helm, Executive Director

$40,000 as the first installment for a two-year ($75,000) grant to expand Boston TeamWorks, a collaborative housing youth sports organizations in Boston

United Way of Rhode Island
f/b/o Rhode Island After School Plus Alliance
Providence, RI
Sarah Cahill, Executive Director

$37,150 to support an outreach campaign to promote quality after-school programming in urban school districts in Rhode Island

University of Maine at Machias
Machias, ME
Wendy Norden, Assistant Research Professor
$36,227 as the first installment of a two-year ($69,604) grant in support of collaboration between scientists and students to conduct long-term marine ecological research and monitoring in Midcoast and Downeast Maine

Very Special Arts of Massachusetts
Boston, MA
Charles J. Washburn, Executive Director

$60,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($120,000 ) grant in support of VSA’s project to assist teachers and teaching artists in developing arts-based learning activities as a means of promoting academic success for disabled and nondisabled students

Women Express Inc.
d/b/a Teen Voices
Boston, MA
Jenny Amory, Executive Director

$35,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($70,000) grant for a training initiative introducing adults and teens to the successful writing strategies modeled by the organization through its Teen Voices magazine

SUBTOTAL EDUCATION: $499,556

ENVIRONMENT

1000 Friends of Connecticut, Inc.
Hartford, CT
Heidi Green, President

$35,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($70,000) grant for policy, education, and outreach activities to promote smart growth in Connecticut

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

$30,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($81,806) grant for the study of agriculture on Cape Cod, including historical information and policy recommendations

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

$50,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($100,000) grant for the New England Sustainable Fisheries Trust project, to purchase and hold commercial fishing permits and licenses on behalf of New England fishermen

Center for Ecological Technology, Inc.
Pittsfield, MA
Laura Dubester, Director

$44,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($76,000) grant for the Climate Change Circuit Rider Project in Western Massachusetts, to assist local municipalities in adopting energy efficiency and renewable energy projects to address climate change at the local level

Charles River Watershed Association, Inc.
Weston, MA
Robert L. Zimmerman, Jr., Executive Director

$50,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($100,000) grant to implement stormwater resource management solutions and restore water function in Franklin and Cambridge, Massachusetts

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

$20,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($40,000) grant for a community outreach and education project to reduce nitrogen pollution in three rivers in Southeastern Massachusetts

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

$30,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($70,000) grant for the development of a marketing cooperative and shared-use commercial kitchen program in Eastport, Maine

Community Teamwork, Inc.
f/b/o New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
Lowell, MA
Jennifer Hashley, Director, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

$23,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($48,000) grant for a land inventory project documenting available farmland for the benefit of immigrant and other “new entry” farmers

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation
f/b/o Fairmount/Indigo Line CDC Collaborative
Dorchester, MA
Jeanne DuBois, Executive Director

$60,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($120,000) grant for development of a greenway as part of a collaborative effort to promote green development in urban Boston neighborhoods along the Fairmount commuter rail line

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

$30,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($60,000) grant to establish a building materials recycling program and retail store

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

$35,000 as the second and final payment of a two-year ($75,000) grant in support of the Science Links Carbon project, to provide scientific information on carbon dioxide emissions to public policy makers in New England

Lake Champlain Islands Trust, Inc.
Burlington, VT
Chris Boget, Director of Land Protection

$31,709 for the Water Quality Project, to identify key undeveloped parcels of land critical to protecting Lake Champlain’s water quality

Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, Inc.
Lowell, MA
Jane Calvin, Executive Director

$25,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($50,000) grant to assist in the development of a coalition of urban land trusts in Eastern Massachusetts

Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Topsham, ME
Megan Shore, Maine Land Trust Network Coordinator

$20,000 as the third and final installment of a three-year ($65,000) grant to the Maine Coast Heritage Trust to provide tailored consulting services for small land trusts in Maine

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

$35,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($75,000) grant to increase the amount of preserved farmland in Maine

Manomet, Inc.
Manomet, MA
John M. Hagan, Ph.D., Director, Division of Conservation Forestry

$50,000 one-year grant to support research to determine how New England forests best sequester carbon, weighing the benefits of preserving old forests against a managed approach of sustainable forestry

Monadnock Conservancy
Keene, NH
Rick Church, Interim Director

$30,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($60,000) grant 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

Neighborhood Development Corporation of Jamaica Plain
f/b/o Jackson Square Partners LLC
Roxbury, MA
Noah Maslan, Director of Real Estate Development, Urban Edge Housing Corporation

$23,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($68,000) grant in support of costs related to the green design elements of the Jackson Square redevelopment project in Boston

Quebec-Labrador Foundation, Inc.
Ipswich, MA
Jennifer Atkinson, Director, Marine Programs

$45,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($95,000) grant to develop community-based near-shore regional management in Muscongus Bay, Maine

Southside Community Land Trust
Providence, RI
Katherine H. Brown, Ph.D., Executive Director

$30,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($60,853) grant to coordinate and support coalition members of the Urban Agricultural Task Force, to implement projects encouraging food production and consumption of locally grown food by low-income residents in Greater Providence

Taunton River Watershed Alliance, Inc.
Taunton, MA
Susan Speers, Campaign Coordinator

$40,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($80,000) grant to implement public outreach and advocacy programs and to coordinate efforts in land conservation and wildlife habitat preservation in the Taunton River watershed

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

$20,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($55,000) grant to revise the guidelines of the Maine Master Logger Certification Program, to promote sustainable logging practices in the state of Maine

University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc.
f/b/o University of Massachusetts Dartmouth – Sustainability Initiative
North Dartmouth, MA
Susan Jennings, Acting Director

$20,000 as the second installment of a three-year ($60,000) grant to support the environmental science and community outreach components of the new Office of Campus and Community Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

SUBTOTAL ENVIRONMENT: $776,709

HEALTH

AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Inc.
Boston, MA
Sophie Godley, Deputy Director of Programs

$35,000 as the second installment of a three-year ($105,000) grant in support of a collaboration to provide technical assistance and training for youth organizations

The Boston Foundation
f/b/o SkillWorks
Boston, MA
Loh-Sze Leung, Director

$50,000 as the second installment of a three-year ($145,000) grant in support of SkillWorks Community Health Worker Initiative policy and advocacy project, a program to establish recognition and career paths for community health workers employed in Massachusetts

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

$20,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($40,000) grant for the expansion of an adolescent health and injury prevention program focused on teen drivers and their parents

Childhood Lead Action Project
Providence, RI
Roberta Hazen Aaronson, Executive Director

$30,000 as the second installment of a two-year ($60,853) grant to monitor the implementation and enforcement of a recent corporate settlement agreement for lead abatement to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in Rhode Island

Community Catalyst/New England Alliance for Children’s Health
Boston, MA
Amy Rosenthal, Program Leader

$50,000 as a one-year grant in continued support for the New England Alliance’s Healthy Children project, to engage business leaders in New England in an effort to address problems of quality of care and access to health services for children throughout the six-state region

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

$50,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($100,000) grant for the Rhode Island Welcome Back Center project, to increase the number of internationally trained health workers who can provide linguistically and culturally competent health services to underserved residents

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

$25,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($53,500) grant for a demonstration project to use innovative technology and community-based care to improve prescription drug management so that medication errors and associated health problems are reduced for frail elders and people living with chronic illness

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

$40,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($80,000) grant for the establishment of six “Health Access Libraries” in Massachusetts to serve as information resources for low-income communities

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

$45,000 as the second installment of a three-year ($130,000) grant for a demonstration project with the Holyoke Health Center to integrate vision rehabilitation into a diabetes self-management program, reducing risks to patients with vision loss, and improving the control of diabetes

Maine Center for Public Health
Augusta, ME
Joan Orr, Project Director

$40,000 as the third and final installment of a three-year ($145,000) grant for the Maine Youth Overweight Collaborative, a program to train physicians, reorganize primary care practices, and build community partnerships with physicians to help prevent youth obesity

The Medical Foundation, Inc.
Boston, MA
Raymond Considine, President

$50,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($100,000) grant for the Healthy Homes Promotion Project, to improve indoor environments for low-income New England residents living in multi-dwelling housing

MMBNE, Inc.
d/b/a Mothers’ Milk Bank of New England
Newtonville, MA
Naomi Bar-Yam, Ph.D., Executive Director

$21,550 as the first installment of a two-year ($41,800) grant in startup support for this new milk bank, for the benefit of sick and underweight babies

New Hampshire Public Health Association
Concord, NH
Maureen Quinn, President

$25,000 as the second installment of a three-year ($75,000) grant to create a new public policy initiative by hiring a policy director to promote public health and engage partners statewide

Northern New England States Faith in Action Network
Cabot, VT
William Cobb, Executive Director

$40,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($80,000) grant in support of a multi-state volunteer network for elders and people with disabilities who need access to health and other services and activities to remain independent and live in their own homes in rural communities in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine

Parent/Professional Advocacy League, Inc.
Boston, MA
Lisa Lambert, Executive Director

$67,000 one-year grant to support training of Family Mentors for families with children who have mental health problems

Partners in Health
Boston, MA
Ophelia Dahl, Executive Director

$50,000 as a one-time grant for the clean needle exchange program, in cooperation with the City of Boston, to combat the disproportionate burden of HIV infection and AIDS mortality in the Greater Boston area

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

$20,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($70,000) grant 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

Prevent Child Abuse Rhode Island
Pawtucket, RI
Katherine Begin, Executive Director

$65,000 as a one-time grant for the expansion of Strengthening Families RI, a parent-training program engaging early childhood programs in two regions of Rhode Island

Southern New Hampshire University
School of Economic Development
Manchester, NH
Michael Swack, Director

$25,000 as the third and final payment of a three-year ($100,000) grant for the Center for Community Economic Development and Disability and its work to promote financial independence and improved health for people living with disabilities

SUBTOTAL HEALTH: $748,550

MEMBERSHIPS

Associated Grant Makers, Inc.
Boston, MA
Ron Ancrum, President

$6,150 over one year for General level membership in the regional association of grantmakers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire

Associated Grant Makers, Inc.
f/b/o Boston Education Funders Group
Boston, MA
Ron Ancrum, President

$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

Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
Hartford, CT
Nancy Roberts, President

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

Council on Foundations, Inc.
Arlington, VA
Steve Gunderson, President

$3,090 over one year for membership in a network of grantmakers working to improve philanthropy at the national level

Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities Inc.
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

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

$1,210 over one year for membership in the regional association of grantmakers for Rhode Island
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

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

Maine Philanthropy Center
Portland, ME
Janet Henry, President

$2,450 over one year for membership in a regional association of grantmakers and to support a collaboration of the Maine Environmental Funders Network, a collaboration of Maine environmental funders

Rockefeller Family Fund, Inc.
f/b/o Environmental Grantmakers Association
New York, NY
Dana Lanza, Executive Director

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

SUBTOTAL MEMBERSHIPS: $20,920

FAMILY

Chestnut Hill Academy
Philadelphia, PA
Matthew Goetting, Director of Capital Planning

$72,000 as a one-time grant for a new science and technology center and arboretum

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

$78,000 as the second installment of a three-year ($234,000) grant to support an inventory of moth and butterfly fauna of the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste in Costa Rica

The Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Eden Evins, Director

$50,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($100,000) grant to support a fellow at the new Center for Addiction Medicine

Newseum, Inc.
Washington, DC
Joe Urschel, Executive Director

$168,108 to support the Ethics Center at the Newseum

SUBTOTAL FAMILY GRANTS: $368,108

PROMOTION OF PHILANTHROPY

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

$50,000 as a one-time challenge grant to support the Greenlight Seed Fund providing early stage funding to replicate five national programs in Boston

SUBTOTAL PROMOTION OF PHILANTHROPY: $50,000

Total Grants, 2008, $2,463,843

Note: In 2008, the Jessie B. Cox Charitable Lead Trust made grants of $3,059,230.  At year end, a total of $2,463,840 was distributed to the nonprofit organizations listed above.  Starting in September, the Trust established The Jessie B. Cox Charitable Fund as a donor-advised fund of The Boston Foundation.  The unexpended balance was retained for future-year grants payments and for charitable administrative expenses.

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