Grants

The Sills Family Foundation typically makes grants between $10,000 and $25,000.

Grants Made in 2016

Families Impacted by Incarceration $748,974

Abraham House

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Bronx, NY

Additional Support for Immigrant Populations served

Brooklyn Defender Services

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Incarcerated Parents Project (IPP)

Circle

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Barre, VT

General operating support

College and Community Fellowship

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2016
Location
New York, NY

General operating support

Community Connections for Youth

Amount
$75,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Bronx, NY

Strategic plan for environmental health solutions

Community Justice Network of Vermont

Amount
$13,974
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Montpelier, VT

Expansion of the Parenting with Respect class

Community Works West

Amount
$50,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

One Family Program

Hour Children

Amount
$50,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Long Island City, NY

General operating support

HousingPlus

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2016
Location
New York, NY

General operating support

HowardCenter

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Burlington, VT

Northern Lights Program

JustLeadershipUSA

Amount
$75,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2016
Location
New York, NY

Communications and board capacity

JustLeadershipUSA

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2016
Location
New York, NY

General operating support

Lund

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Burlington, VT

General operating support

Osborne Association

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Bronx, NY

Osborne Center for Justice Policy and Practice (OCJPP)

Osborne Association

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Bronx, NY

Youth Action Council (YAC)

Pernet Family Health Service

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Worcester, MA

Expansion of services to incarcerated fathers and their families

Pernet Family Health Service

Amount
$45,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Worcester, MA

To support HousingPlus’s efforts to build its board’s capacity, integrate communications strategies with fundraising, and grow individual donor streams to increase general operating support

Prison Birth Project

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Holyoke, MA

General operating support

Voice of the Ex-Offender (VOTE)

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2016
Location
New Orleans , LA

General operating support

Volunteers of Legal Service

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2016
Location
New York, NY

VOLS Incarcerated Mothers Law Project

Women’s Prison Association

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2016
Location
New York, NY

General operating support

Program Total: $748,974

Communities in Need $396,750

Abraham House

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Bronx, NY

After School Program

Brooklyn Community Bail Fund

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

General operating support

Brooklyn Defender Services

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Additional Support for Immigrant Populations served

exalt youth

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Core Internship Program

Julie’s Family Learning Program

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2016
Location
South Boston, MA

Additional Support for Immigrant Populations served

Volunteers of Legal Service

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2016
Location
New York, NY

Additional Support for Immigrant Populations served

Youth Represent

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2016
Location
New York, NY

General operating support

Program Total: $396,750

Community Violence Reduction $155,000

Strategies for Youth

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Community Violence Reduction
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Cambridge, MA

Support general operating

Vera Institiute of Justice / Common Justice

Amount
$75,000
Grants Made to
Community Violence Reduction
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support its efforts to become a registered 501(c)3 and build board of directors and organizational infrastructure

Vera Institute of Justice

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Community Violence Reduction
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Common Justice

Program Total: $155,000

Environmental Justice $100,000

Coming Clean

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Environmental Justice
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Brattleboro, VT

General operating support

Program Total: $100,000

Arts and Culture $242,481

Boston Foundation

Amount
$50,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Boston, MA

Arts & Culture Discretionary Fund

Brooklyn Ballet

Amount
$20,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Ballet in the Houses

Brooklyn Museum

Amount
$10,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

General operating support

Brooklyn Museum

Amount
$20,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

PS 1 Partnership program

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$18,481
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Creative Aging programs

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Pathways to Excellence Initiative

Community-Word Project

Amount
$18,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2016
Location
New York, NY

Collaborative Arts Residency Program

Girls Write Now

Amount
$10,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2016
Location
New York, NY

General operating support

Prospect Park Alliance

Amount
$5,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

General operating support

Westchester Arts Council

Amount
$29,500
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2016
Location
White Plains, NY

Senior Center Residencies and Westhab’s PEAK Program

Program Total: $242,481

At Risk Youth $60,000

Brooklyn Community Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
At Risk Youth
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project

Red Hook Initiative

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
At Risk Youth
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

High School Youth Leaders Program

Safe Passages

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
At Risk Youth
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

Oakland Afterschool Program and Family Resource Centers

Program Total: $60,000

Climate Change Mitigation $55,000

Alliance for Climate Education

Amount
$12,500
Grants Made to
Climate Change Mitigation
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Boulder, CO

General operating support with focus on programs in New York City and San Francisco

Ecology Center

Amount
$5,000
Grants Made to
Climate Change Mitigation
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Berkeley, CA

Youth Environmental Academy

Renewable Northwest

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Climate Change Mitigation
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Portland, OR

General operating support

Union of Concerned Scientists

Amount
$5,000
Grants Made to
Climate Change Mitigation
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Cambridge, MA

General operating support

Wallowa Resources

Amount
$10,000
Grants Made to
Climate Change Mitigation
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Enterprise, OR

General operating support

Program Total: $55,000

Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth $21,000

MISSSEY

Amount
$6,000
Grants Made to
Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

General operating support

Program Total: $21,000

Youth Impacted by Community Violence $45,000

Community Initiatives/ RJOY

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Youth Impacted by Community Violence
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

General operating support

Make the Road New York

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Youth Impacted by Community Violence
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Youth Power Project (YPP)

Youth ALIVE!

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Youth Impacted by Community Violence
Grants Made in
2016
Location
Oakland, CA

General operating support

Program Total: $45,000

Annual Total: $1,824,205