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Our Grantees (2010)

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Helping Youth Through Critical Transitions

Hoffman Institute Foundation
San Rafael, CA
To support the Hoffman Institute Foundation Youth at Risk program.


Kenosha Young Mens Christian Association Inc.
Kenosha, WI
To purchase digital fitness equipment for a new youth center that will provide healthy activities and programs for children ages 9 – 15.


Kids of Honor Inc.*
Salisbury, MD
To cover attendance fees for the 2010 Big Tent Conference.


Leadership Arlington Inc.*
Arlington, VA
To invest in the Leadership Arlington Youth Program, through both programmatic funding and scholarship support.


Maryland Hawk Corporation Inc.*
Princess Anne, MD
To strengthen the capacity and programs of the Uganda Community Library Association (UgCLA) member libraries, which serve children in rural communities in Uganda.


San Carlos Foundation / Fotokids
See also: http://fotokids.org/
Berkeley, CA
To support Fotokids’ expansion of its information technology education for primary school children and teenage girls from gang barrios, and to support the professionalization of the design studio in Guatemala/Honduras.


Protecting the Environment

Alliance for the Great Lakes
Chicago, IL
To support efforts to prevent the near-term establishment of Asian carp in the Great Lakes.


Anacostia Watershed Society, Inc.
Bladensburg, MD
To promote stormwater management policies, regulations, and citizen action, that result in a cleaner, healthier Anacostia River and watershed.


Frontera de Cristo Inc.*
Douglas, AZ
To encourage self-sufficiency and environmental stewardship by improving and conserving natural resource bases and developing region-appropriate food production systems and plant-based micro-enterprises.


Nanticoke Watershed Alliance Inc.
Vienna, MD
To develop an implementation strategy for restoration and protection in priority areas identified by the Nanticoke Watershed Management Plan.


Potomac Conservancy, Inc.
Silver Spring, MD
To generate funding, policies and public awareness that improve water quality through Potomac Conservancy's Fish Mystery Campaign.


Reef Environmental Education Foundation, Inc. (REEF)
Key Largo, FL
To support citizen involvement in data collection and participation in the REEF Volunteer Survey Project, the Invasive Lionfish Research Program, and the Grouper Moon Project.


Fostering Public Health

International Action
Washington, DC
To support the “Campaign for Clean Water in Haiti” by funding the installation of 15 water tanks.


Partner for Surgery, Inc.
McLean, VA
To promote health in underserved Maya communities of rural Guatemala by providing lifesaving nutrition to infants with cleft lip and palate, training nurses to screen for cervical pre-cancerous conditions, and empowering rural youth through hosting of radio programs.


Potomac Massage Training Institute*
Washington, DC
To fund outreach efforts with the goal of improving visibility and increasing well-qualified leads for enrollment, and to fund the recruitment of new administrative leadership.


Women’s International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To reduce the prevalence of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancies among adolescents in Guatemala by providing alternative sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information to youth ages 13 – 19 currently not enrolled in school.


Other Grants

Carolina for Kibera Inc.
Chapel Hill, NC
To further develop Carolina for Kibera's Binti Pamoja Program and Tabitha Clinic by providing support for trainings, outreach, and preventive health education.


Doorways for Women and Families, Inc.*
Arlington, VA
To provide 2,500 minutes (41 hours) of professional telephone translation service for non-English or Spanish speaking persons calling Doorways' 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline or staying at the Safehouse.


Gandhi Brigade, Inc.
Silver Spring, MD
To provide general operating support to train at-risk and minority teens on how to engage their community around critical issues through media production.


Georgetown University*
Washington, DC
To support the Entrepreneurship Initiative of the McDonough School of Business.


Habitat for Humanity International Inc. (Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County)
Salisbury, MD
To build a simple one story four bedroom house for a mother and her four children.


Kemper Center, Inc.*
Kenosha, WI
To support general operations.


Lake Forest Symphony*
Lake Forest, IL
To support the Lake Forest Symphony's Youth Concert on February 24, 2011.


The Potomac School*
McLean, VA
To provide unrestricted operating support to the Potomac School.


Ragdale Foundation*
Lake Forest, IL
To support young artists (ages 21 – 26) as they transition from recent graduates of arts programs in Milwaukee and Chicago to establishing their professional careers.


Reef Environmental Education Foundation, Inc. (REEF)
Key Largo, FL
To support citizen involvement in data collection and participation in the REEF Volunteer Survey Project, the Invasive Lionfish Research Program, and the Grouper Moon Project.


*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.