2009 Grants

2009 Grants

EDUCATION

Bates College
Lewiston, ME
David Scobey, Director, Harward Center for Community Partnerships

$45,000 as the second installment of a three-year ($132,000) grant to support the Downtown Education Collaborative, a partnership of local colleges and community organizations addressing community needs in Lewiston, Maine

Bradford L. Dunn Institute for Learning Differences
Providence, RI
Jeanne D’Agostino, Development Director

$33,333 as the first installment of a two-year ($66,666) grant for a demonstration literacy skills project for first-through-third-grade students in Rhode Island

Center for Applied Special Technology, Inc.
Wakefield, MA
Ada Sullivan, President

$35,500 as the first installment of a two-year ($78,596) grant to improve emergent literacy skills of preschool children in Greater Boston Head Start Centers

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

$40,000 as the final installment of a two-year ($80,000) grant for an online professional training curriculum for Boston Public School teachers working with students with limited English skills

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

$35,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($75,000) grant for expansion of Boston TeamWorks, a collective of nonprofit youth sports providers housed in common space in Dorchester

Reach Out and Read
Boston, MA
Perri Klass, Director

$40,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($80,000) grant to train medical providers to promote the importance of reading and early literacy to Spanish-speaking parents and their children

United Way of Southeastern Rhode Island, Inc.
f/b/o Rhode Island After School Alliance

Providence, RI
Sarah Cahill, Executive Director

$37,150 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($74,300) grant for an outreach campaign to promote high-quality after school programs in urban centers in Rhode Island.

University of Maine at Machias, Environmental and Biological Science Division
Machias, ME
Professor Wendy Norden, Assistant Research Professor

$33,377 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($69,604) grant for a collaboration between scientists and high school students to conduct marine ecological research and monitoring in Midcoast and Downeast Maine

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

$60,000 as the second and final installment of a two-year ($120,000) grant for a project to assist teachers and teaching artists in developing arts-based learning activities for students with and without disabilities

Writers’ Express, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Paula Sinclair, Executive Director

$35,000 to support a demonstration project to improve the writing and reading skills of Springfield Public School students in grades three to eight

TOTAL EDUCATION, $394,360

ENVIRONMENT

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

$50,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($100,000) grant to continue to develop the Cape Cod Fisheries Trust, which purchases fishing permits for leasing at reduced rates in exchange for better management of fishing stocks

Center for Ecological Technology
Pittsfield, MA
Nancy Nylen, Associate Director

$32,000 as the final installment of a two-year ($76,000) grant for the Climate Change Circuit Rider Project, to assist towns in Western Massachusetts with energy efficiency and renewable energy projects

Charles River Watershed Association
Weston, MA
Robert Zimmerman, Executive Director

$50,000 as the final installment of a two-year ($100,000) grant for development of restoration plans to help local communities on the Charles River meet existing and emerging environmental regulatory requirements

Clean Air-Cool Planet
Portsmouth, NH
Adam Markham, Executive Director

$60,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($120,000) grant to create a regional climate action plans in Southwestern New Hampshire and Greater Portland, Maine

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
Center Barnstead, NH
Mari Margil, Associate Director

$30,000 to help communities in New England develop local ordinances to regulate commercial water withdrawals from local aquifers

Conservation Law Foundation
Boston, MA
John Kassel, President

$35,000 to support the Campaign for the Gulf of Maine, an effort to establish a network of marine protected areas in the region

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation
f/b/o Fairmount/Indigo Line Collaborative

Dorchester, MA
Jeanne DuBois, Executive Director
$60,000 as the final installment of a two-year ($120,000) grant for development of a greenway as part of a collaborative effort taking place in urban Boston neighborhoods along the Fairmount commuter rail line

Infact d/b/a Corporate Accountability International
Boston, MA
Leslie Samuelrich, Deputy Director

$60,000 in support of “Think Outside the Bottle,” a campaign to promote drinking tap water over bottled water

Land Trust Alliance
Washington, DC
Kevin Case, Northeast Conservation Manager

$40,000 as the first installment of a three-year ($110,000) grant to provide training and support collaboration among Connecticut’s 124, mostly volunteer land trusts

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

$25,000 as the final installment of a two-year ($50,000) grant to develop a coalition of urban land trusts in Eastern Massachusetts, one of the first such coalitions in the country

New England Grassroots Environment Fund
Montpelier, VT
Cheryl King Fischer, Executive Director

$10,000 to monitor and disseminate information on water withdrawal/bottling and privatization of public water resources challenges in New England, and to support collaborative strategies to address the challenge

Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance
Windham, ME
Niaz Dorry, Coordinating Director

$50,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($100,000) grant to encourage local area management of fishing zones

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
Concord, NH
Jane Difley, President

$50,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($100,000) grant for coordination and implementation of the Quabbin to Cardigan Initiative, a public-private partnership to conserve the Monadnock Highlands of Western New Hampshire and North-Central Massachusetts

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

$33,050 as the second installment of a two-year ($73,050) grant to implement public outreach and advocacy programs and coordinate efforts in land conservation, wildlife habitat preservation and drinking water protection

The Trust for Public Land
Boston, MA
David Queeley, Program Director, Parks for People

$80,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($180,000) grant to support the development of a major land protection campaign spanning the entire four-state Connecticut River Watershed

The Trustees of Reservations
Beverly, MA
Andrew Kendall, Executive Director

$50,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($100,000) grant to reduce sprawl in Western Massachusetts towns through assistance in the enactment of green development bylaws

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation
f/b/o UMD Sustainability Initiative

North Dartmouth, MA
Susan Jennings, Interim Director

$20,000 as the final installment of a three-year ($60,000) grant for a science and community outreach project centered on the restoration of the Atlas Tack Superfund Site, a 20-acre site on Buzzard’s Bay in Fairhaven, Massachusetts

TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, $735,050

HEALTH

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

$30,000 as the final installment of a three-year ($105,000) grant for a collaboration to provide technical assistance and training for youth-serving organizations promoting related issues of sexual health and the prevention of teen violence and substance abuse

The Boston Foundation
f/b/o SkillWorks

Boston, MA
Loh-Sze Leung, Director

$40,000 as the third and final installment of a three-year ($145,000) grant for SkillWorks, to promote career pathways for community health care workers in Massachusetts

Center for Children’s Advocacy, Inc.
Hartford, CT
Martha Stone, Executive Director

$35,000 in support of the New Arrivals Project, a program for to identify and eliminate barriers to health care for immigrant and refugee children in Hartford

Center for Public Representation
Northampton, MA
Steven Schwartz, Executive Director

$55,000 to implement new standards for emergency room care for persons with psychiatric disabilities

Consumers for Affordable Health Care Foundation
Augusta, ME
Hilary Schneider, Director of Programs & Policy

$37,500 as the first installment of a two-year ($75,000) grant to engage health care providers in the effort to expand insurance coverage to all Mainers

Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Hampshire
Manchester, NH
Marcia Sink, President/CEO

$30,000 for a campaign to recruit and train 150 new volunteer guardians ad litem for abused and neglected children served by the civil courts

Families in Transition
Manchester, NH
Maureen Beauregard, President

$50,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($100,000) grant in support for The Family Place, a program to support homeless children and their families suffering from co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse problems

Health Law Advocates, Inc.
Boston, MA
Matt Selig, Acting Director

$40,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($80,000) grant to expand a successful pilot program to juvenile courts in Boston and Worcester

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

$35,000 as the final installment of a three-year ($130,000) grant for a demonstration project with the Holyoke Health Center to integrate a diabetes self management program and in-home services for Latino elders suffering from vision loss, diabetes and other chronic illnesses

The Medical Foundation, Inc.
Health Resources in Action

Boston, MA
Laurie Stillman, Director of Policy and Advocacy

$50,000 as the second and final 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

Monadnock Family Services
Keene, NH
Kenneth Jue, CEO

$56,275 to fund New England replication of the successful In SHAPE program, to provide exercise and other health improvement opportunities for individuals with mental illness

Mothers’ Milk Bank of New England
Newtonville, MA
Naomi Bar-Yam, Executive Director

$20,250 as the second installment of a two-year ($41,800) grant for a project to educate physicians about research and uses of donor milk and to expand the capacity of the Milk Money Fund, which provides access to banked milk to financially disadvantaged families

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

$65,000 as the second installment of a two-year ($130,000) grant to expand the successful Medical-Legal Partnership for Children to the North Country of New Hampshire, to enable physicians to identify and solve legal issues impacting the health of child and adult patients

New Hampshire Public Health Association
Concord, NH
Kristina Diamond, Policy Director

$25,000 as the third installment of a three-year ($75,000) grant to enable the organization to hire a public policy director to promote public health and engage partners statewide

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

$40,000 as the second installment of a two-year ($80,000) grant to add to strengthen a volunteer network serving elders and people with disabilities in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont

TOTAL HEALTH, $609,025

PROMOTION OF PHILANTHROPY

Boston Women’s Fund
Boston, MA
Josefina Vasquez, Executive Director

$25,000 as the second installment of a two-year ($50,000) grant for the “Our Public Spirit” project, to increase philanthropy in communities of color

TOTAL PROMOTION OF PHILANTHROPY, $25,000

FAMILY GRANTS

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

$25,000 for two mentoring programs operated by the agency

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

$78,000 as the final installment of a three-year ($234,000) grant for the BioLep Project, to inventory tropical biodiversity within the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica, while training local residents for sustainable conservation employment

Newseum
Washington, DC
Joe Urschel, Executive Director

$200,000 in continuing support of the Ethics Center at the Newseum (total project support of $368,108, 2008-2009)

TOTAL FAMILY GRANTS, $313,000

MEMBERSHIP

Associated Grant Makers, Inc
Boston, MA
Miki Akimoto, Acting President
$5,450

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

Boston, MA
$500

Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
Hartford, CT
Nancy Roberts, President
$750

Council on Foundations
Arlington, VA
Steve Gunderson, President
$1,763

Environmental Grantmakers Association
New York, NY
Dana Lanza, Executive Director
$720

Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
Coral Gables, FL
L. Benjamin Starrett, Executive Director
$500

Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island
Providence, RI
Susan Neupauer, Executive Director
$1,270

Grantmakers for Education
Portland, OR
Chris Tebben, Executive Director
$500

Grantmakers In Health
Washington, D.C.
Lauren LeRoy, President and CEO
$2,000

Maine Philanthropy Center
Portland, ME
Janet Henry, President
$1,200

TOTAL MEMBERSHIP, $14,653

Total Grants, 2009, $2,091,088
Additional grants of $968,142 were made to The Boston Foundation to support the grantmaking activities of two related donor-advised funds.  The Jessie B. Cox Charitable Lead Trust made total grants of $3,059,230 in calendar year 2009.

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