2011 Grants

2011 Grants

EDUCATION 

Boys and Girls Club of Newport County, Inc.        
Newport, RI
$50,000 in support of coordinated afterschool programming for middle school students in Newport County.  (Projected additional support of $25,000 in 2011.)

Champlain Valley Educator Development Center, Inc. 
f/b/o Vermont Center for Afterschool Excellence
Burlington, VT
$40,000 in support of the Burlington Citywide Afterschool Coalition, a broad-based effort to increase access to out-of-school time programs for youth in the city.

Early Learning New Hampshire
f/b/o Northern New England Early Childhood Network
Concord, NH
$25,000 for the creation of the Northern New England Early Childhood Network, a group of   advocacy coalitions in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine dedicated to increasing the supply and improving quality of early childhood education.

Edward Street Day Care Center, Inc.
Worcester, MA
$50,000 in support of the Early Childhood Matters Initiative, a planning process to increase supply and improve quality of child care throughout the city of Worcester.

Hampshire Educational Collaborative
f/b/o Western Massachusetts Out-of-School Time Network/Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative
Northampton, MA
$25,000 in final support for a program to expand access to quality summer programs for children in rural Franklin County, Massachusetts.  (Total project support of $75,000, 2010-2011.)

Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc. 
Boston, MA
$75,000 in final support for replication in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island of a  mentoring and tutoring program for preschool children.  (Total project support of $150,000, 2010-2011.)

Providence After-School Alliance
Providence, RI
$50,000 in final support for a program to match nonprofit after-school care providers with public middle schools in Providence. (Total project support of $100,000, 2010-2011.)

Raising a Reader MA
Boston, MA
$60,000 for expansion of an early literacy program serving preschool children and their parents in Massachusetts cities, with a focus on Brockton and Lowell.

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
Providence, RI
$50,000 in support of Rhode Island’s Early Learning Council and its Access and Quality Committee, to develop systems for tracking all children enrolled in early learning programs in six cities, and to exand state Pre-K and Head Start programs.

Strategies for Children
Boston, MA
$50,000 in support of the organization’s advocacy work for early childhood education, focused on having children read proficiently by the end of third grade.  (Projected additional support of $50,000, 2012.)

United Way of Massachusetts Bay, Inc.
d/b/a United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley
Boston, MA
$50,000 in support of Out of School Time Literacy and Learning Initiative, a summer education program serving middle school students in Boston, Lynn, Lawrence, Lowell, Worcester, Holyoke and Springfield.

Subtotal Education:   $525,000
Percentage of Total:  30

ENVIRONMENT

1% For the Planet
Waitsfield, VT
$50,000 as the first installment of a capacity-building grant to enable the organization to grow its corporate membership and increase environmental grantmaking in New England.  (Projected additional support of $450,000, 2012-2017.)

Appalachian Mountain Club
Boston, MA
$50,000 in final support of a three-agency collaborative to preserve land in the Upper Androscoggin Watershed in Northern Maine and New Hampshire.  (Total project support of $100,000, 2010-2011.)

Conservation Law Foundation
Boston, MA
$50,000 in final support for the organization’s Campaign for the Gulf of Maine project, for the establishment of a network of conservation areas to protect seafloor habitats and ocean wildlife throughout the Gulf of Maine.  (Total project support of $100,000, 2010-2011.)

Ipswich River Watershed Association, Inc.
Ipswich, MA
$50,000 in support of the Parker-Ipswich Rivers Restoration Partnership, a coalition of environmental organizations, government agencies and businesses working to restore fisheries, enforce protection laws and educate the public to become active stewards of the Parker and Ipswich Rivers.  (Projected additional support of $50,000 in 2012.)

Land Trust Alliance
Washington, DC
$40,000 in final support to build the capacity of land trust organizations throughout the state of Connecticut. (Total project support of $110,000, 2009-2011.)

Maine Audubon
Falmouth, ME
$50,000 in support of a model stewardship project of the larger Keeping Maine’s Forests initiative, to engage private landowners in voluntary, large-scale stream restoration projects while allowing them to keep their lands in productive forestry.

The Nature Conservancy, Inc., Vermont Chapter
Montpelier, VT
$50,000 to support Vermont activities of the Staying Connected Initiative in the Northern Appalachians, to remove functional barriers for wildlife movement among  the 80-million-acre region’s many “ecological islands.”

New England Forestry Foundation
Littleton, MA
$50,000 in final support for a collaborative project of 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.  (Total project support of $100,000, 2010-2011.)

Penobscot River Restoration Trust
Augusta, ME
$50,000 in final support for a public/private effort to remove dams and restore habitat along the Penobscot River in Maine.  (Total project support of $100,000, 2010-2011.)

Subtotal Environment:   $440,000
Percentage of Total:  25

HEALTH

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Inc.
Boston, MA
$50,000 in support of the Patient Centered Medical Home Pilot Initiative, a program providing ongoing preventive care and management of chronic conditions for homeless patients. (Projected additional support of $25,000 in 2012.)

Community Catalyst, Inc.
Boston, MA
$40,000 in support of the New England Alliance for Children’s Health, an effort to support health insurance coverage for an estimated 150,000 eligible but un-enrolled children in the six-state New England region.

Edward M. Kennedy Health Center
Worcester, MA
$50,000 in final support toward enabling the health center to become certified as a “patient-centered medical home.” (Total project support of $105,000, 2010-2011.)

Family Health Center of Worcester
Worcester, MA
$75,000 in support of aresidency program for family nurse practitioners, to address a shortage of   primary care providers in underserved communities.  (Projected additional support of $75,000 in 2012.)

Maine Equal Justice Partners
Augusta, ME
$25,000 in final support for a public/private effort to remove barriers to enrollment and retention in the state’s Medicaid program.  (Total project support of $65,000, 2010-2011.)

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Boston,MA
$50,000 for a statewide program to address legal and administrative discrepancies affecting coverage and access for low-income populations.

New England Rural Health Roundtable
West Lebanon, NH
$50,000 to support advocacy for improved access to health services and coverage for low- and moderate-income people in ruralNew England.

Penobscot Community Health Center
Bangor, ME
$55,000 in final support to enable the center to expand pediatric dental services to children inMaine by developing a residency program.  (Total project support of $125,000, 2010-2011.)

Rhode Island Health Center Association Incorporated
Providence, RI
$75,000 for a project to grant to improve access to primary and behavioral health care throughout the state.  (Projected additional support of $30,000 in 2012.)

Southern New Hampshire Services
Manchester, NH
$30,000 in final support of B.R.I.N.G. I.T.!!! Nursing Afterschool, as part of a larger effort to strengthen existing nursing career pathway programs inNew Hampshire.  (Total project support of $60,000, 2010-2011.)

University of New Hampshire Foundation
f/b/o New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice
Durham, NH
$70,000 to in support of a tri-state Northern New England network engaged in health systems reform, to develop a unified system for data analysis.  (Projected additional support of $70,000 in 2012.)

Subtotal Health:    $570,000

Percent of total:  32

 

FAMILY GRANTS

Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Boston, MA
$10,000

Newseum
Washington, D.C.
$200,000 in continuing support of the Bancroft Family Ethics Center at the Newseum.  (Total project support of $768,108, 2008-2011.)

Subtotal Family Grants:  $210,000
Percentage of Total: 12

MEMBERSHIPS

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

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

Subtotal Memberships:  $14,153
Percentage of total: 1         

Total Grants:  1,759,153

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