2010 Grants

2010 Grants

EDUCATION

Bates College           
Lewiston, ME
$30,000 as the third 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
$33,333 as the second 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
$43,096 as the second installment of a two-year ($78,596) grant to improve emergent literacy skills of preschool children in Greater Boston Head Start Centers
 
Cobscook Community Learning Center 
Trescott, ME
$20,000 as the third installment of a three-year ($75,000) grant for the Passages Program, a high school diploma program for teen parents living in Washington County, Maine
 
Early Learning New Hampshire
Concord, NH
$20,000 in support of the early learning advisory council, a collaborative of five organizations charged with developing an early education plan for New Hampshire
 
Hampshire Education Collaborative
f/b/o Western Massachusetts Out-of-School Time Network/Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative
Northampton, MA
$50,000 for an initiative to expand access to quality summer programming for children in rural Franklin County (a $25,000 challenge grant was also approved)
 
Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc.
Boston, MA
$75,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($150,000) for replication in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island of a successful mentoring and tutoring program for preschool children
 
Maine Community Foundation
f/b/o The Maine Children’s Growth Council
Ellsworth, ME
$20,000 in support for the state advisory council as it refines and develops an early education plan for Maine
 
Permanent Fund for the Well-Being of Vermont Children
Montpelier, VT
$12,500 in support of the Building Bright Futures collaborative, a state advisory council charged with the development of an early education plan for Vermont; and $50,000 for participation in the Vermont Community Preschool Collaborative, a donor collaborative providing seed-funding to municipalities for the establishment of public pre-school programs
 
Providence After-School Alliance
Providence, RI
$50,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($100,000) grant to support the formal integration of public middle schools in Providence with the city’s network of nonprofit after-school care, to create an extended learning day for hundreds of students in the city
 
Reach Out and Read
Boston, MA
$40,000 as the second 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 Mid Coast Maine
f/b/o RSU#1 Education Foundation
Bath, ME
$50,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($75,000) grant to support a district-wide plan to provide universal preschool to all four-year-old children residing in the RSU#1 school district comprising five towns in Midcoast Maine

TOTAL EDUCATION:  $493,929

ENVIRONMENT

Appalachian Mountain Club
Boston, MA
$50,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($100,000) grant in support of the work of a three-agency collaborative to preserve land in the Upper Androscoggin Watershed in Northern Maine and New Hampshire
 
Association of US Delegates to the Gulf of Maine Council on the Maine Environment
Falmouth, ME 
$50,000 for a coalition of nongovernmental organizations, state and federal agencies operating in New England and Canada to develop the New England Great Waters Restoration and Conservation Plan, to position the region to be eligible for large-scale federal support.
 
Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fisherman’s Association, Inc.
North Chatham, MA
$50,000 as the second installment of a two-year ($100,000) grant for development of the Cape Cod Fisheries Trust, which purchases fishing permits for leasing at reduced rates in exchange for better management of fishing stocks
 
Clean Air-Cool Planet
Portsmouth, NH
$60,000 as the second installment of a two-year ($120,000) grant to create a regional climate action plans in Southwestern New Hampshire and Greater Portland, Maine
 
Conservation Law Foundation
Boston, MA
$50,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($100,000) grant for the agency’s Campaign for the Gulf of Maine, an initiative to protect the most important seafloor habitats and ocean wildlife in the Gulf of Maine through the design and implementation of a network of ocean conservation areas
 
The Land Trust Alliance, Inc.
Washington, DC
$30,000 as the second installment of a three-year ($110,000) grant to provide training and support collaboration among Connecticut’s 124, mostly volunteer land trusts
 
Maine Community Foundation
Keeping Maine’s Forests Fund
Ellsworth, ME
$25,000 in support of the Keeping Maine’s Forest Fund, to benefit a multi-agency effort to preserve landscape-scale tracts of forest in Maine’s North Woods
 
New England Forestry Foundation
Littleton, MA
$50,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($100,000) grant for a collaborative project involving local and regional land trusts and landowners to aggregate small parcels of land into larger “bundles,” in an attempt to accelerate and coordinate the preservation of conservation land in New England
 
Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance
Windham, ME
$50,000 as the second installment of a two-year ($100,000) grant to encourage local area management of fishing zones
 
Penobscot River Restoration Trust
Augusta, ME
$50,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($100,000) grant for a public/private effort to remove dams and restore habitat along the Penobscot River
 
President and Fellows of Harvard College f/b/o Harvard Forest
Petersham, MA
$50,000 for the Wildlands and Woodlands Project and its broad-based plan to retain 70 percent of the New England landscape as forest
 
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
Concord, NH
$50,000 as the second 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
 
The Trust for Public Land
Boston, MA
$100,000 as the second 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
$50,000 as the second installment of a two-year ($100,000) to reduce sprawl in Western Massachusetts towns through assistance in the enactment of green development bylaws

TOTAL ENVIRONMENT:  $715,000

HEALTH

Consumers for Affordable Health Care Foundation
Augusta, ME
$37,500 as the second installment of a two-year ($75,000) grant to engage health care providers in the effort to expand insurance coverage to all Mainers
 
Edward M. Kennedy Health Center
Worcester, MA
$55,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($105,000) grant to support a new data coordinator, to enable the health center to become the first in Massachusetts to be certified as a “patient-centered medical home”
 
Families in Transition
Manchester, NH
$50,000 as the second 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
$40,000 as the second installment of a two-year ($80,000) grant to expand a successful pilot program to juvenile courts in Boston and Worcester

Maine Equal Justice Partners, Inc.
Augusta, ME
$40,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($65,000) grant for a public/private effort to remove barriers to enrollment and retention in MaineCare, the state’s Medicaid program
 
Naugatuck Valley Project, Inc.
Waterbury, CT
$40,000 to support work with four local hospitals to improve the level of interpretation services for limited English-speaking patients, and to develop career ladders for bilingual staff

Penobscot Community Health Center
Bangor, ME
$70,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($125,000) grant to enable the center to hire a pediatric dentist and an orthodontist to expand service to children in Maine
 
Southern New Hampshire Services
Manchester, NH
$30,000 as the first installment of a two-year ($60,000) grant in support of B.R.I.N.G. I.T.!!! Nursing Afterschool, part of a larger outreach program to strengthen existing nursing career pathway programs in New Hampshire
 
Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut
Meriden, CT
$90,000 to support the planning efforts for SustiNet, a state-mandated planning process for universal health care in Connecticut

TOTAL HEALTH:  $452,500

FAMILY GRANTS

Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Boston, MA
$35,000 for a mentoring program operated by the agency

Newseum
Washington, DC
$200,000 in continuing support of the Ethics Center at the Newseum (total project support of $568,108, 2008-2010)

TOTAL FAMILY GRANTS:  $235,000

MEMBERSHIP

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
$750
 
Council on Foundations
Arlington, VA
$1,763
 
Environmental Grantmakers Association        
New York, NY
$720
 
Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
Coral Gables, FL
$500
 
Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island
Providence, RI
$1,270
 
Grantmakers for Education
Portland, OR
$500
 
Grantmakers in Health
Washington, D.C.
$2,000
 
Maine Philanthropy Center
Portland, ME
$1,200

TOTAL MEMBERSHIP:  $14,653

Total 2010 Grants:  $1,911,082

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