2015 Grants

2015 Grants


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%


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%


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%


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

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%


Associated Grant Makers, Inc.
Boston, MA

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

Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
Hartford, CT

Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island
Providence, RI

Grantmakers for Education
Portland, OR

Grantmakers in Health
Washington, D.C.

Maine Philanthropy Center
Portland, ME

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

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

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

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