Our Grantees

Support for Families Impacted by Incarceration

Arkansas Voices for the Children Left Behind
Little Rock, AR
http://www.arkansasvoices.org

Arkansas Voices was granted $5,000 to support their Family Matters Program, a direct service program that works with families of women impacted by the incarceration.

The Center for Children and Families, Columbia University School of Nursing
New York, New York and Burlington, Vermont
http://nursing.columbia.edu/

The Center for Children and Families was awarded $25,000 to support the “Shared Parenting” program at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility (New York) and Chittenden County Correctional Facility (Vermont)

Circle (formerly Battered Women’s Services and Shelter)
Barre, VT
http://www.vtnetwork.org/orgpages/bwss.html

Circle was awarded $25,000 to develop and implement housing and programing options for incarcerated women reentering Washington County.

Community Works West
Berkeley, CA
http://www.communityworkswest.org/

Community Works West (CWW) received a $50,000 grant in support of the One Family Program and Prison Project Project WHAT! Program of CWW, a leadership development and job-training program for young people with an incarcerated parent, received $16,000 this portion of the grant from the second generation committee of the foundation.

Getting Out and Staying Out
New York, NY
http://www.gosonyc.org

Getting Out and Staying Out (GoSo) received a $16,000 grant to support general operating for a range of supportive services to justice-involved young men from the five boroughs of New York City. This is a grant from the second generation committee of the foundation.

Greenhope
East Harlem, NY
http://www.greenhope.org/

Greenhope received $25,000 in general operating support for the Family Services Program

Hour Children, Inc.
Long Island City and Bedford Hills, NY
http://www.hourchildren.org/

Hour Children was awarded a $50,000 grant for community and prison based programming.

Housing + Solutions, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY
http://www.housingplussolutions.org/

Housing + Solutions received a $25,000 grant to provide family therapy, addiction counseling and trauma therapy to thirty-five families currently living in its permanent housing programs

JustLeadership USA
New York, NY
http://justleadershipusa.org/

JustLeadership USA (JLUSA) was awarded $20,000 of general operating support to build capacity in leadership development, advocacy, and membership

Lund Family Center
Burlington, Vermont
http://www.lundvt.org/

Lund Family Center was awarded a $25,000 grant to support the Kids-a-Part Parenting Program

Northern Lights Program at the Howard Center
Burlington, VT
http://www.howardcenter.org/

The Northern Lights Program at the Howard Center was awarded a $16,000 grant for general operating support to sustain its efforts to provide housing and support to women transitioning from prison back to the community

The Osborne Association
Bronx, New York
http://www.osborneny.org/

The Osborne Association received $25,000 for continued support of Children & Youth Services to children with incarcerated parents and the Youth Advisory Board.

Parents Helping Parents
Watertown, MA
www.parentshelpingparents.org/

Parents Helping Parents received $10,000 for their Support Group for currently Incarcerated parents.

Pernet Family Health Service, Inc.
Worcester, MA
http://www.pernetfamilyhealth.org/

Pernet Family Health Service was awarded a $25,000 grant to support their Incarcerated Fathers Program.

St. Mary’s Women and Children’s Center
Dorchester, MA
http://www.smwcc.org/

St. Mary’s was granted $25,000 to support the Incarceration Intervention/Prevention Initiative.

South End Community Health Center
Boston, MA
http://www.sechc.org/

South End Community Health Center (SECHC) was awarded $25,000 for expansion of re-entry services for women who are currently incarcerated and women who are newly released from corrections.

Voice of the Ex-Offender (VOTE)
New Orleans, LA
www.vote-nola.org

VOTE was awarded $25,000 in general operating support to continue its work increasing civic engagement of formerly incarcerated people.

Volunteers of Legal Services
New York, NY
http://www.volsprobono.org

Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) received $25,000 for the Incarcerated Mothers Law Project

Youth Represent
New York, NY
www.youthrepresent.org

Youth Represent received $20,000 for general operating funds, to support comprehensive legal representation to young, low-income New Yorkers.

Families in Crisis

Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth
Oakland, CA
http://rjoyoakland.org

Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY) was awarded $16,000 for general operating support for its work in interrupting the cycle of violence and over incarceration through restorative justice. This grant was from the second generation committee of the foundation.

Save Our Streets Crown Heights (The Fund for the City of New York)
New York, NY
http://www.crownheights.org/sos/

SOS Crown Heights was awarded $30,000 to support the reduction of gun violence in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Strategies for Youth
Cambridge, MA
http://strategiesforyouth.org

Strategies for Youth received $25,000 to promote best practices for police-youth interactions.

StreetSafe Boston (an initiative of the Boston Foundation)
Boston, MA
http://www.streetsafeboston.org

StreetSafe Boston was awarded $25,000 in support of its Streetworker Violence Intervention Strategy

The Vera Institute of Justice- Common Justice
New York City, NY
http://www.vera.org/project/common-justice

Common Justice received $25,000 to support its Restorative Justice based Alternative to Incarceration program.

Environmental Justice

Brooklyn School of Collaborative Studies
Brooklyn, NY
http://www.bcs448.org

Brooklyn School of Collaborative Studies (BCS) was granted $15,000 for the 6th and 9th Grade Wilderness Expedition. This grant was made by the second generation committee of the foundation.

Community Connections for Youth
Bronx, NY
http://www.cc-fy.org/

Community Connections for Youth received $25,000 for their South Bronx initiative, which mobilizes grassroots faith and neighborhood organization in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx to divert youth from further juvenile justice system involvement.

Dartmouth College: Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth
Hanover, NH
www.dartmouth.edu/~tucker/sead/

The Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD) program was granted $25,000 to support their work helping promising high school students from under-resourced backgrounds to thrive in high school and college.

Green Chimneys Children’s Services
Brewster, NY
www.greenchimneys.org/

Green Chimneys received $5,000 for the Career Readiness Program for runaway homeless and foster care youth identifying as LGBTQ or Allied and help them transition to successful independent living. This was a grant from the second generation committee of the foundation

Julie’s Family Learning Program
South Boston, MA
http://www.juliesfamily.org/

Julie’s Family Learning Program was awarded $25,000 to support the general operations of their Adult and Children’s Services.

Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Services
East Harlem, New York
www.littlesistersfamily.org/

Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Services (LSA) received $25,000 to support enhancement of the Home-Based with Socialization program.

Safe Passages
Oakland, CA
http://safepassages.org/

Safe Passages was granted $16,000 for general operating support to enhance and update communications materials.This is a grant from the second generation committee of the foundation.

STEPS to End Family Violence/Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families
New York, NY
http://www.egscf.org/

STEPS to End Family Violence was awarded $25,000 for the Children’s Therapy Program.

United Community Centers
Brooklyn, NY
http://www.eastnewyorkfarms.org/

United Community Centers (UCC) was awarded $16,000 for the East New York Farms to organize youth and adult residents to address food justice. This is a grant from the second generation committee of the foundation.

Environmental Justice

Advocates for Environmental Human Rights
New Orleans, LA
http://www.ehumanrights.org/

Advocates for Environmental Human Rights was granted $20,000 for general operating support. AEHR is dedicated to upholding the human right to live in a healthy environment, holding companies accountable when this right is violated, and advocating for public policy that supports this right.

Alternatives for Community and Environment
Roxbury, MA
http://www.ace-ej.org/

Alternatives for Community and Environment received a $25,000 grant for continued support of the Roxbury Environmental Empowerment Project (REEP), which nurtures youth development and leadership through an environmental justice curriculum, organizing and membership program.

Coming Clean
Jamaica Plain, MA
http://environmentalhealthfund.org/

The Coming Clean collaborative received a $25,000 general operating grant to help define the vision, focus, strategies, and tactics of the toxics and environmental health and justice movement.

Mercury Policy Project
Montpelier, VT
http://mercurypolicy.org/

Mossville Environmental Action Now (M.E.A.N.) received a $10,000 grant for general support, which will further its ongoing efforts to hold local industrial plants accountable for negative health effects caused by toxic pollution in the community.

West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc.
New York, NY
www.weact.org/

West Harlem Environmental Action (WE ACT) was granted a $25,000 grant for the Child Safe Products Act Advocacy Campaign

Arts and Culture

ArtsWestchester
White Plains, NY
http://www.artswestchester.org/

ArtsWestchester was awarded a $20,000 grant for the Artist Residency Program for Senior Citizens and a $5,000 grant to support two multi-session art workshops at Westhab’s PEAK afterschool program.

Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
http://www.bam.org/education/2014/arts-and-justice

Brooklyn Academy of Music received a $15,000 grant in support of Arts & Justice, an after-school arts program that engages at-risk high-school students in a multimedia theater arts curriculum encouraging reflection on social justice and inequality

Brooklyn Ballet
Brooklyn, NY
http://www.brooklynballet.org/

Brooklyn Ballet was awarded a grant of $20,000 to support the Brooklyn Ballet in the Houses program, which brings ballet classes into under resourced Brooklyn public schools.

Brooklyn Museum of Art
Brooklyn, NY
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

Brooklyn Museum of Art received a grant for $12,000 to provide support for their art education school partnership program with PS1, a high needs elementary school located in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood.

Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn, NY
http://www.nypl.org/events/creative-aging

The Brooklyn Public Library was awarded an $18,000 grant for its Creative Aging arts and music programs serving older adults throughout Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy
Brooklyn, NY
http://www.brooklynyouthchorus.org/

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy (BYCA) received a $15,000 grant for its financial aid expansion initiative, to significantly expand access to BYCA’s world-class programs among low-income New York City young people

Community Word Project
New York, NY
http://www.communitywordproject.org/

Community Word Project was awarded a $20,000 grant for its Collaborative Arts Residency Program. The program provides low income students a sustained experience in the arts including literacy, creative thinking, teamwork, and public speaking.

Groundswell
Brooklyn, NY
http://www.groundswellmural.org/

Groundswell was granted $15,000 for core support of its public artmaking programs and college access and success initiative.

Shakespeare Society
Brooklyn, NY
www.shakespearesociety.org/hunts-point.html

Shakespeare Society received a $15,000 grant in support of The Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble.