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Alliance for the Great Lakes


Our Grantees (2009)

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Helping Youth Through Critical Transitions

Communities in Schools of Moore County, Inc.
Pinehurst, NC
To empower youth to lead the community in addressing obesity through the First School Gardens and the GO Team message of healthy eating.


Hoffman Institute Foundation
San Rafael, CA
To collaborate with Youth At Risk in producing its fourth residential intensive, the Quantum Leap Program, for disadvantaged young adults.


Kids of Honor, Inc.
Salisbury, MD
To hire another staff member to raise funds.


The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
Chicago, IL
To support the programs for 2,000 to 2,300 young people from low-income communities.


The Potomac School*
McLean, VA
To help create a robust and joyful learning environment.


Rawhide Inc.
New London, WI
To support the About Face youth program, which provides vocational training and teaches skills in communication and employment readiness.


San Carlos Foundation – Fotokids*
See also: http://fotokids.org/
Berkeley, CA
To provide continued education to the students of Fotokids in the form of scholarships.


Protecting the Environment

Alliance for the Great Lakes
Chicago, IL
To promote water conservation through strong implementation of the Compact and comprehensive public and youth education.


Kenosha Day School, Inc. (Armitage Academy)
Kenosha, WI
To increase students awareness and knowledge about the environment and how it affects them.


Fostering Public Health

The Foundation of FirstHealth, Inc.
Pinehurst, NC
Digital Panoramic System for Children Produces 80-90% less radiation exposure than film Superiority diagnosing small lesions.


International Action*
Washington, DC
To support the purchase of a factory to make fiberglass tanks in Port-au-Prince, to provide clean, safe water.


International Action
Washington, DC
To help provide clean water for Haitians in sugar plantations in the Dominican Republic.


Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI
To help the College attract talented undergraduates to careers in biomedical research.


Partner for Surgery, Inc.
McLean, VA
To help promote health by empowering rural youth with radio programs, nurses with cervical cancer screening training and cleft lip newborns with nutrition.


Presbyterian Church USA
Louisville, KY
To support the construction of a maternity center that will serve 50,000 people in the Kinshasa area of the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Project Quetzal*
Deep River, CT
To support a day care center in Guatemala.


Touch of Relief, Inc.*
Silver Spring, MD
To develop a program to give veterans and their spouses the ability to receive massage therapy training.


Women’s International Network for Guatemalan Solutions (Wings)
San Francisco, CA
To train youth aged 14-19 in Chimaltenango to become peer educators for reproductive health and family planning in their communities.


Other Grants

Georgetown University*
Washington, DC
To support the Dean’s Leadership Fund.


Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills
Aberdeen, NC
To build 5 Habitat homes through rezoning land and extending sewer services to immediately impact the Midway community development effort.


Kemper Center, Inc.
Kenosha, WI
To support general operating expenses.


Ragdale Foundation*
Lake Forest, IL
To support the general operating Fund for Artists.


*Discretionary and Special Committee grants – these grants are directed by individual board members or the Special Committee, and therefore may not reflect the funding priorities of the foundation as a whole.