Grants

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

Grants Made in 2017

Families Impacted by Incarceration $615,000

Brooklyn Defender Services

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Incarcerated Parents Project (IPP)

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

TeleStory

Circle

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Barre, VT

General operating support

College and Community Fellowship

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2017
Location
New York, NY

General operating support

Community Works West

Amount
$50,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble

Hour Children

Amount
$50,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Long Island City, NY

General operating support

HousingPlus

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2017
Location
New York, NY

General operating support

HowardCenter

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Burlington, VT

Northern Lights Program

JustLeadershipUSA

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2017
Location
New York, NY

General operating support

Lund

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Burlington, VT

Kids-A-Part Program

Osborne Association

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Bronx, NY

Osborne Center for Justice Across Generations (OCJAG)

Osborne Association

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Bronx, NY

Youth Action Council (YAC)

Pernet Family Health Service

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Worcester, MA

Engaging Incarcerated Fathers and Their Children Project

Prison Birth Project

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Holyoke, MA

General operating support

Rehabilitation Through The Arts

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Purchase, NY

General operating support

Voice of the Ex-Offender (VOTE)

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2017
Location
New Orleans , LA

General operating support

Volunteers of Legal Service

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2017
Location
New York, NY

Incarcerated Mothers Law Project

Women’s Prison Association

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2017
Location
New York, NY

General operating support

Program Total: $615,000

Communities in Need $250,000

Abraham House

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Bronx, NY

After School Program

Brooklyn Community Bail Fund

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

General operating support

exalt youth

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

General operating support

Trustees of Dartmouth College

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Hanover, NH

SEAD program’s Bronx School support

Youth Represent

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2017
Location
New York, NY

General operating support

Program Total: $250,000

Community Violence Reduction $100,000

Common Justice

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Community Violence Reduction
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

General operating support

Roca

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Community Violence Reduction
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Chelsea, MA

General operating support

Strategies for Youth

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Community Violence Reduction
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Cambridge, MA

Hiring a public relations firm

Program Total: $100,000

Environmental Justice $100,000

Coming Clean

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Environmental Justice
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Brattleboro, VT

General operating support

Program Total: $100,000

Arts and Culture $263,000

ArtsWestchester

Amount
$34,500
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2017
Location
White Plains, NY

Artist Residencies for Seniors and Westhab’s PEAK and Dayspring after school programs

Brooklyn Ballet

Amount
$20,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Elevate Program

Brooklyn Museum

Amount
$53,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

African Arts Consulting Curator

Brooklyn Museum

Amount
$10,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

General operating support

Brooklyn Museum

Amount
$20,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Pathways to Excellence Initiative

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$19,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Creative Aging program

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy

Amount
$10,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Pathways to Excellence Initiative

Community-Word Project

Amount
$20,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2017
Location
New York, NY

To develop agency-wide goals, outcomes, and metrics for measuring impact

Girls Write Now

Amount
$10,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2017
Location
New York, NY

General operating support

Groundswell

Amount
$10,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Groundswell’s Core Public Artmaking Programs

North American Council for the legacy of Polish Jews

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Warsaw , Poland

Polin Museum

Prospect Park Alliance

Amount
$5,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

General operating support

Program Total: $263,000

At Risk Youth $55,000

ASE Education Foundation

Amount
$10,000
Grants Made to
At Risk Youth
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Leesburg, VA

Scholarship for post-secondary training in automotive repair

Brooklyn Community Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
At Risk Youth
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Bridge-2-Success Youth Development Program (B2S)

Red Hook Initiative

Amount
$5,000
Grants Made to
At Risk Youth
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Elevate/Brooklyn Ballet in the Houses 2018 program

Safe Passages

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
At Risk Youth
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

Family Resource Centers at Schools

Program Total: $55,000

Climate Change Mitigation $53,500

GRID Alternatives

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Climate Change Mitigation
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

Solar Jobs and Second Pathways Pilot Program

Project Drawdown

Amount
$5,000
Grants Made to
Climate Change Mitigation
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Sausalito, CA

General operating support

Renewable Northwest

Amount
$11,500
Grants Made to
Climate Change Mitigation
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Portland, OR

PS 1 Partnership program

Wallowa Resources

Amount
$10,000
Grants Made to
Climate Change Mitigation
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Enterprise, OR

Wallowa Resources’ Youth Stewardship Education Program (YSEP)

Program Total: $53,500

Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth $25,000

MISSSEY

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

Daily Drop-In Center

Program Total: $25,000

Immigration and Refugees $15,000

Refugee Transitions

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Immigration and Refugees
Grants Made in
2017
Location
San Francisco, CA

ASTEP on STAGE! program and general operations

Program Total: $15,000

Youth Impacted by Community Violence $35,000

Community Initiatives/ RJOY

Amount
$10,000
Grants Made to
Youth Impacted by Community Violence
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

General operating support

Make the Road New York

Amount
$10,000
Grants Made to
Youth Impacted by Community Violence
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Restorative Justice at the Bushwick Campus Community School

Youth ALIVE!

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Youth Impacted by Community Violence
Grants Made in
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

General operating support

Program Total: $35,000

Annual Total: $1,511,500