Grants

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

Grants Made in 2019

Families Impacted by Incarceration $879,614

Bronx Defenders

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Bronx, NY

Reentry Support

Brooklyn Defender Services

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Community Office Family Initiative

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Brooklyn, NY

TeleStory

Circle

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Barre, VT

Housing Options and Programming for Battered Women Charged with Crimes

Hour Children

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Long Island City, NY

Capacity Building for External Communications

Hour Children

Amount
$50,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Long Island City, NY

Hour Children Prison and Community Programs

HousingPlus

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
New York, NY

Beyond Rosie’s Campaign

HousingPlus

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
New York, NY

General operating

HowardCenter

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Burlington, VT

Northern Lights

Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Ossining, NY

General operating

JustLeadershipUSA

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
New York, NY

General operating

Lund

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Burlington, VT

Kids-A-Part program

Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City

Amount
$10,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
New York, NY

US-European Criminal Justice Innovation Program

Osborne Association

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Bronx, NY

The Osborne Center for Justice Across Generations (OCJAG)

Osborne Association

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Bronx, NY

Youth Action Council (YAC) and Youth Experience Success (YES)

Pernet Family Health Service

Amount
$75,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Worcester, MA

Trauma-Informed Care Training

Pernet Family Health Service

Amount
$4,614
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Worcester, MA

Costs of tablets and accessories due to DPH imminent implementation of electronic health records

Pernet Family Health Service

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Worcester, MA

Engaging Incarcerated Fathers in Responsible Parenting

Providence House

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Women’s Justice Program

St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Dorchester, MA

Supporting Families and Children In Crisis and Impacted by Incarceration

Urban Youth Alliance International

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Bronx, NY

Employment Pathways for Court-Involved Youth

Voice of the Ex-Offender (VOTE)

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
New Orleans , LA

General operating

Volunteers of Legal Service

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
New York, NY

Immigration Project

Volunteers of Legal Service

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
New York, NY

Incarcerated Mothers Law Project

Women’s Prison Association

Amount
$50,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
New York, NY

Addressing Racism and Oppression and Maximizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (

Women’s Prison Association

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Families Impacted by Incarceration
Grants Made in
2019
Location
New York, NY

General operating

Program Total: $879,614

Communities in Need $528,500

Abraham House

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Bronx, NY

After School Program (ASP)

BronxWorks

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Bronx, NY

The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program

Brooklyn Community Bail Fund

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Brooklyn, NY

New York Immigrant Freedom Fund

Community Connections for Youth

Amount
$8,500
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Bronx, NY

Providing families with backpacks and back to school supplies for the Back to School event

exalt youth

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Board Development

exalt youth

Amount
$10,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2019
Location
New York, NY

Support incidentals for Exalt, CNUS, and the UPS partnership

exalt youth

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Core Internship Program

Make the Road New York

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Immigration Rapid Response Organizing

Make the Road New York

Amount
$75,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Capacity Building/Database Efficiency Improvements

Power of Two

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Capacity Building Partnerships

Power of Two

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Power of Two Community Programs

Reading Team

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2019
Location
New York, NY

General operating

Youth Represent

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Communities in Need
Grants Made in
2019
Location
New York, NY

General operating

Program Total: $528,500

Community Violence Reduction $125,000

Avenues for Justice

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Community Violence Reduction
Grants Made in
2019
Location
New York, NY

General operating

Common Justice

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Community Violence Reduction
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Brooklyn, NY

General operating

Roca

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Community Violence Reduction
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Chelsea, MA

Roca’s Intervention Model – Greater Boston

Strategies for Youth

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Community Violence Reduction
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Cambridge, MA

General operating

Program Total: $125,000

Environmental Justice $175,275

Coming Clean

Amount
$40,275
Grants Made to
Environmental Justice
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Brattleboro, VT

Technological Support Systems

Coming Clean

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Environmental Justice
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Brattleboro, VT

Coming Clean’s Grassroots-to-National Campaign for Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice

Program Total: $175,275

Arts and Culture $259,000

ArtsWestchester

Amount
$40,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2019
Location
White Plains, NY

Artist Residencies for Seniors Citizens and At-risk Youth

Bloomfield College

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Bloomfield, NJ

Scholarship fund

Brooklyn Ballet

Amount
$20,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Ballet’s 2020 Elevate Program

Brooklyn Museum

Amount
$10,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Museum’s arts education partnership serving Public School 1

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$20,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Creative Aging program

Community-Word Project

Amount
$20,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2019
Location
New York, NY

Collaborative Arts Residency Program

Creative Art Works

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2019
Location
New York, NY

Creative Art Works’ visual and multimedia arts-based youth development programs

Girls Write Now

Amount
$5,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2019
Location
New York, NY

general operating costs

Groundswell

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Groundswell Master Studio Artmaking Programs

Manhattan Theatre Club

Amount
$20,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2019
Location
New York, NY

MTC’s 2019-20 Giving Voice Programs

New York Shakespeare Festival

Amount
$10,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2019
Location
New York, NY

The Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble

Polin Museum

Amount
$25,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Warsaw , Poland

General operating costs

Songcatchers

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Arts and Culture
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Larchmont, NY

General operating

Program Total: $259,000

At Risk Youth $65,500

ASE Education Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
At Risk Youth
Grants Made in
2019
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
2019
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project

Rose Haven CIC

Amount
$3,000
Grants Made to
At Risk Youth
Grants Made in
2019
Location
PORTLAND, OR

BLOOM: Wellness and Empowerment program

Safe Passages

Amount
$10,000
Grants Made to
At Risk Youth
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Oakland, CA

General operating

Program Total: $65,500

Climate Change Mitigation $82,000

Carbon Cycle Institute

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Climate Change Mitigation
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Petaluma, CA

General operating

Climate Collaborative

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Climate Change Mitigation
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Hartland, VT

General operating

GRID Alternatives

Amount
$20,000
Grants Made to
Climate Change Mitigation
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Oakland, CA

2020 Greater Los Angeles Solar Career Pathways for Youth Program (SCPYP)

Regeneration International

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Climate Change Mitigation
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Finland, MN

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers for a Green New Deal

Women’s Earth Alliance

Amount
$17,000
Grants Made to
Climate Change Mitigation
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Berkeley, CA

U.S Grassroots Accelerator for Women Environmental Justice Leaders

Program Total: $82,000

Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth $35,000

MISSSEY

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Oakland, CA

General operating

World Without Exploitation

Amount
$5,000
Grants Made to
Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth
Grants Made in
2019
Location
New York, NY

General operating support

Program Total: $35,000

Immigration and Refugees $36,500

Community Impact Lab

Amount
$5,000
Grants Made to
Immigration and Refugees
Grants Made in
2019
Location
San Leandro, CA

General operating

Refugee & Immigrant Transitions

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Immigration and Refugees
Grants Made in
2019
Location
San Francisco, CA

Bridge-2-Success Youth Development Program

Program Total: $36,500

Youth Impacted by Community Violence $40,000

Community Initiatives/ RJOY

Amount
$10,000
Grants Made to
Youth Impacted by Community Violence
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Oakland, CA

General operating

Make the Road New York

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Youth Impacted by Community Violence
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Brooklyn, NY

Youth Power Project Restorative Justice program

Youth ALIVE!

Amount
$15,000
Grants Made to
Youth Impacted by Community Violence
Grants Made in
2019
Location
Oakland, CA

General operating

Program Total: $40,000

Annual Total: $2,226,389