2015 Grants

2015 Grants

EDUCATION

Nurtury
Boston, MA
$60,000 in challenge grant support for the Nurtury Learning Lab in Boston. (Total support of $180,000 in 2012-2015)

Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children, Inc.
Middlebury, VT
$200,000 in continued support for Vermont Birth to Three and Vermont Community Preschool Collaborative, now known collectively as Vermont Birth to Five, a public-private initiative to establish quality universal pre-K education in the state of Vermont.  This grant includes a $50,000 component to advance implementation of Act 166 and support quality improvements, covering project-related grants and technical assistance for 21 communities implementing universal pre-K education in the state of Vermont. (Total support of $562,500 in 2012-2015, with projected additional support of $150,000 in 2016-2017)

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
f/b/o Thrive in 5
Boston, MA
$158,000 in continued support for Thrive in Five and its work with Head Start centers in Boston as part of a citywide effort to offer quality universal pre-K education for Boston families. (Total support of 436,000 in 2011-2015, with projected additional support of $134,000 in 2016-2017)

Subtotal Education: $418,000
Percentage of Total: 28%

ENVIRONMENT

Donated Land and Easement Grant Program
Housatonic Valley Association, Inc.
f/b/o Litchfield Hills Greenprint Collaborative
Cornwall Bridge, CT
$100,000 in support of the Greenprint Landowner Incentive Project.

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
f/b/o Merrimack Conservation Partnership
Concord, NH
$100,000 in support of the Merrimack Conservation Grants Program.
  

Innovation Grant Program
Audubon Society of New Hampshire
f/b/o Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership
Concord, NH
$20,000 to integrate new conservation planning data and studies with existing information to identify priority conservation lands in an expanded 42-town watershed target area of the Great Bay Estuary region.

Cold Hollow to Canada
Montgomery, VT
$20,000 in support of an all-volunteer coalition serving the seven towns on the western slopes of the Green mountains and adjacent to the US/Canada Border to develop a fundraising plan, expand the organization’s individual membership and donor base, and formalize governance structures and functions.

Great Works Regional Land Trust
f/b/o Mt. Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Initiative
South Berwick, ME
$20,000 in support of a collaborative strategic communications, marketing, and outreach effort to increase public support of conservation through new individual donors and town conservation bonds.

Maine Association of Conservation Districts
f/b/o Forest Works!
Portland, ME
$20,000 to develop a conservation plan for the 10-town region of York County, Maine, to support the coalition’s first capital campaign.

Opacum Land Trust
f/b/o MassConn Sustainable Forest Partnership
$20,000 to collect parcel-level information, including ecological rankings and landowner data, on priority conservation lands in the Partnership’s target region. Research will support the development of a joint capital campaign.

Subtotal Environment: $300,000
Percentage of Total: 20%

HEALTH

Community Health Center Incorporated
Middletown, CT
$250,000 in continued support of the development of a sustainable e-consult program to provide access to specialty care for community health center patients in Connecticut and Maine. (Total support of 489,663 in 2012-2015, with projected additional support of $90,837 in 2016-2017)

Thundermist Health Center
Woonsocket, RI
$130,000 in continued support of Thundermist’s Community Health Access Teams (CHATs) to develop a system for improved and expanded care for high-risk patents in Rhode Island, in collaboration with area hospitals and the Rhode Island Quality Institute. (Total support of 390,000 2012-2015, with projected additional support of $90,000 in 2016-2017)

Subtotal Health: $355,000
Percentage of Total: 24%

FAMILY GRANTS

Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Boston, MA
$100,000 in support of programming for girls living in Boston public housing developments.

Newseum
Washington, D.C.
$300,000 in continued support for the Bancroft Family Ethics Center at the Newseum. (Total support of $1,768,108, 2008-2015)

Subtotal Family Grants: $400,000
Percentage of Total: 27%

MEMBERSHIPS

Associated Grant Makers, Inc.
Boston, MA
$2,500

Associated Grant Makers, Inc. 
f/b/o Boston Education Funders
Boston, MA
$500

Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
Hartford, CT
$1,100

Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island
Providence, RI
$320

Grantmakers for Education
Portland, OR
$500

Grantmakers in Health
Washington, D.C.
$2,875

Maine Philanthropy Center
Portland, ME
$350

United Way of Greater Portland 
f/b/o Maine Early Childhood Funders
Portland, ME
$2,500

Subtotal Memberships: $10,645
Percentage of total: <1%

Total Grants January 1, 2015 – October 2015: $1,483,645

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