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Our Grantees (2012)

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Fostering Public Health

Behrhorst Partners for Development
Milwaukee, WI
To increase access to water and sanitation to reduce water-borne and acute respiratory diseases for 75 families by bringing potable water and gray water filters to the village of El Rincón, Guatemala.

Coastal Hospice & Palliative Care
Salisbury, MD
To enhance staff development in Thanatology and provide Dignity Therapy to improve patient outcomes for sense of dignity, depression, suffering and hopelessness.

Integrative Health Initiative/Healwell*
Arlington, VA
To support outreach and increased awareness among the massage therapy community about the Healwell Massage Therapy Hospital Stewardship Program.

International Action
Washington, DC
To provide access to clean, safe drinking water to 54 schools in Jacmel as well as many community water sites throughout Haiti's Sud-Est Department.

Living Water International
Stafford, TX
To drill two new wells and provide health and hygiene training in India.

Massage Therapy Foundation
Evanston, IL
To fund research investigating the science and practice of massage therapy which contribute to understanding how massage therapy works and identifies applications that are safe and effective.

Partner for Surgery
McLean, VA
To expand the Cleft Infant Nutrition program to a population base of 2.25 million by partnering with Guatemalan funders.

Potomac Massage Training Institute*
Washington, DC
To continue implementing the school’s information technology infrastructure improvement project.

Helping Youth Through Critical Transitions

The Academy of Moore County
Aberdeen, NC
To support the outdoor life learning science lab and the garden bed in the landscape plan.

Birch Creek Music Performance Center
Egg Harbor, WI
To augment the Scholarship Forever Fund within Birch Creek’s endowment and thereby enable Birch Creek to annually provide scholarship assistance to young musicians (ages 12-19) in economic need.

Doorways for Women and Families
Arlington, VA
To support Children’s Services, an ongoing project that aims to ensure an appropriate emphasis is placed on the children in families who have been living in crisis due to homelessness and/or domestic violence.

Salisbury, MD
To support a photography and graphic editing workshop for FACE's children at the Salam Street Children Center in Cairo, Egypt.

Miami, FL
To provide funding for seven high school girls to learn photo, graphic design, and IT for one year of a three-year program, and to fund one university scholarship to study second-year design.

Hoffman Institute Foundation
San Francisco, CA
To support the collaboration of the Hoffman Institute's Youth-At-Risk program.

Nadar Por Vida
Annandale, VA
To help cover pool rental costs.

Room to Read
San Francisco, CA
To establish one library in Delhi and support 69 girls in India.

Sandhills Community College
Pinehurst, NC
To implement an Industrial Trades and Emerging Green Technologies program through SCC’s continuing education division located in Moore County, NC.

Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center
Aldie, VA
To support equine-assisted learning to reach at-risk adolescent girls in grades six through eight.

Tanner’s Totes
Alpharetta, GA
To support the Next Step project which includes marketing, renting a warehouse, and employing a summer intern.

Other Grants

Art Institute & Gallery*
Salisbury, MD
To create an after-school and Saturday art education program for need-based and at risk youth.

Campo Nuevo*
La Paz, Bolivia
To provide two pilot installations of Watermotors to show the Bolivian people that the energy in their streams can provide economic independence and productivity that is both ecological and economical.

Carolina Philharmonic
Pinehurst, NC
To provide operational support for Carolina Philharmonic's Educational Outreach programs, and to help fund the position of Conductor/Artistic Director.

Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills
Aberdeen, NC
To build a Habitat home in the Midway Gardens development.

Kemper Center*
Kenosha, WI
To support general operating expenses, including costs associated with the observatory.

Lake Forest Symphony*
Lake Bluff, IL
To help fund the search for a new staff member.

Ragdale Foundation
Lake Forest, IL
To provide capital funding in support renovations of the Ragdale House, and to support and underwrite Ragdale's Artist in Residency program.

Temple Kol Ami*
Scottsdale, AZ
To support the visionary projects of grade-school students as they seek to make the world a better place by putting the Jewish principles they have learned into action.

*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.