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2015 GRANTS APPROVED
AS OF 12-14-2015

COMMUNITY
EDUCATION
MEDICINE/HEALTH

COMMUNITY
Organization
Location
Project Description
Amount
Date
Alliance for Justice $25,000.00 9/30/2015
Washington, DC    
Support for the Bolder Advocacy Initiative: Texas providing trainings and workshops, legal resources and information, and one-on-one technical assistance on the laws that govern nonprofit advocacy.    
Anti-Defamation League $10,000.00 9/14/2015
Austin, TX    
Board member's discretionary grant to establish A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute's Peer Training Program in two Central Texas schools.    
Any Baby Can Child & Family Resource Center $10,000.00 10/12/2015
Austin, TX    
Board member's discretionary grant to support the Children's Hearing Aid Texas program.    
Ark House Foundation $7,000.00 10/5/2015
Richardson, TX    
Board member's discretionary grant to provide temporary housing for patients and their families while undergoing long-term medical treatment in the Dallas area.    
Austin Children's Services $50,000.00 5/19/2015
Austin, TX    
Support for the Transitional Living Program providing teens and young adults with the skills necessary to make the transition to independent living.    
Austin Community Foundation $35,000.00 3/25/2015
Austin, TX    
Support for high quality summer STEM programs in Central Texas.    
Berkeley Repertory Theatre $20,000.00 7/13/2015
Berkeley, CA    
Board member's discretionary grant to support the renovation and technology updates for the signature Thrust Stage.    
California Western School of Law's California Innocence Project $10,000.00 10/17/2015
San Diego, CA    
Board member's discretionary grant for Freeing the Innocent program.    
Camp Fire National Headquarters $50,000.00 7/15/2015
Kansas City, MO    
Support for the Key Market Initiative to build capacity and strengthen operations for ten Camp Fire councils across the country.    
Camp Fire USA Balcones Council $25,477.00 1/9/2015
Austin, TX    
Capacity building support to conduct Business, Market, and Fund Development Plans for the Camp Fire Afterschool Program.    
CASA of Travis County, Inc. $100,000.00 4/10/2015
Austin, TX    
Support for capacity building efforts that advance their outcome measurements and provide leadership for strategic initiatives.    
Child Abuse Network, Inc. $25,000.00 7/7/2015
Tulsa, OK    
Support for an on-site medical team of child abuse specialists to provide medical evaluations to children involved in abuse allegations.    
Children's Advocacy Center for Child Abuse Assessment & Treatment $25,000.00 5/1/2015
Covina, CA    
Support of forensic interviews and case management services for child victims of abuse.    
Children's Aid and Family Services $25,000.00 6/19/2015
Paramus, NJ    
Support to provide high quality, integrated on-site medical care for children living in therapeutic foster care.    
Children's Medical Center Foundation of Central Texas $30,000.00 10/31/2015
Austin, TX    
Board member's discretionary grant support for the Child Abuse Resource and Education (CARE) Team providing coordinated medical child abuse assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to child abuse victims in Central Texas.    
Easter Seals Central Texas $50,000.00 11/18/2015
Austin, TX    
Support to expand social venture, Lawn and Landscape Services, helping put people with disabilities to work at a residential landscaping business.    
Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse $25,000.00 6/19/2015
Tucson, AZ    
Support for the Housing First Initiative to help domestic violence abuse victims find a safe, affordable house of their own, coupled with wrap around case management services.    
Family Compass $35,000.00 1/26/2015
Dallas, TX    
Support for the Bringing Families Together program providing education and abuse prevention services to vulnerable families in transitional and permanent supportive housing complexes in Dallas County.    
Family Promise, Inc. $20,000.00 5/14/2015
Summit, NJ    
Support to establish an affiliate in Greater Ft. Hood, providing shelter and comprehensive services for homeless families.    
Feeding America $35,000.00 11/10/2015
Chicago, IL    
Support to identify common bottlenecks and solutions for sourcing more healthy produce across network food banks.    
Feeding Texas $58,500.00 6/19/2015
Austin, TX    
Support for VISTA Program providing capacity building support via a client empowerment strategy to statewide member food banks.    
Food Finders, Inc. $30,000.00 2/13/2015
Signal Hill, CA    
Support for the Food Rescue/Distribution Program providing low-income and at-risk populations with donated food that would otherwise go to waste.    
Food Forward, Inc. $25,000.00 11/19/2015
North Hollywood, CA    
Support for hunger relief through the recovery of fresh produce.    
Foster Angels of Central Texas $20,000.00 8/20/2015
Austin, TX    
Board member's discretionary grant to support the needs of foster children in Central Texas.    
Foster Angels of Central Texas $20,000.00 9/30/2015
Austin, TX    
Board member's discretionary grant to support the Pop-Up Birthday program providing birthdays in a box to foster care children in the Austin area.    
Friends Of The Children - National Office $225,000.00 3/6/2015
Portland, OR    
Support for a new National Program Director position to focus on program expansion and developing processes, resources, training materials, and evaluation tools to codify service to foster care children across the national network.    
Genesis Women's Shelter $40,000.00 7/8/2015
Dallas, TX    
Support to hire a staff attorney providing on-site legal counsel and assistance to victims of domestic violence.    
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana $30,000.00 7/7/2015
Chicago, IL    
Support to expand the GirlSpace after school/summer program providing STEM, healthy living, and financial literacy activities to at-risk girls ages 5-18.    
Hill Country Conservancy $10,000.00 9/14/2015
Austin, TX    
Board member's discretionary grant to support The Violet Crown Trail capital campaign.    
Innocence Project, Inc. $10,000.00 10/12/2015
New York, NY    
Board member's discretionary grant to support legal services to help exonerate people who are wrongfully convicted.    
Interfaith Education Fund $10,000.00 10/7/2015
Austin, TX    
Community Advisor's discretionary grant to support regional seminars to educate community leaders from ten Southwestern states on issues of concern to their families and communities.    
Level Playing Field Institute $25,000.00 7/29/2015
Oakland, CA    
Support to expand the Summer Math and Science Honors Academy, a 5-week residential STEM program on college campuses for minority high school students.    
Mobile Loaves & Fishes $5,000.00 10/22/2015
Austin, TX    
Board member's discretionary grant to support the Community First Village providing permanent housing for 250 chronically homeless individuals.    
Muscular Dystrophy Association $5,000.00 10/23/2015
Houston, TX    
Board member's discretionary grant to support Camp Aranzazu serving youth with neuromuscular disease.    
One Voice $30,000.00 10/31/2015
Santa Monica, CA    
Support for the College Scholars program providing wrap-around services to help low-income students enroll in, and graduate from four-year colleges.    
One Voice Central Texas $35,000.00 2/27/2015
Austin, TX    
Support to establish a Multiple Employer Plan for a coalition of Central Texas' nonprofit service providers.    
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence $25,000.00 11/13/2015
Harrisburg, PA    
Support for statewide initiative to strengthen financial independence of domestic violence victims.    
Philadelphia Children's Alliance $10,000.00 6/2/2015
Philadelphia, PA    
Support to add a part-time, onsite mental health therapist for child victims of sexual abuse.    
Promise House $20,000.00 4/30/2015
Dallas, TX    
Board member's discretionary grant to support general operations and salary expenses through the annual Hearts of Promise Donor Luncheon with a dollar-for-dollar challenge grant.    
Promise House $60,000.00 8/31/2015
Dallas, TX    
Support to provide counseling and mental health services to homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth in Dallas County.    
Promise House $10,000.00 9/14/2015
Dallas, TX    
Board member's discretionary grant to support fund development activities for agency providing a specialized range of services for homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth.    
Sanford Bismarck $15,000.00 2/4/2015
Bismarck, ND    
Support for staff training to provide care to children with sexual behavior problems and their families.    
Southern California Grantmakers $50,000.00 11/18/2015
Los Angeles, CA    
Support for capacity building efforts to strengthen technological capabilities for this regional association representing over 275 grantmakers in Southern California.    
Texans Together Education Fund $10,000.00 11/4/2015
Houston, TX    
Community Advisor's discretionary grant for the Parental Educational Engagement Pilot Project helping low-income, minority parents of high school students become engaged in their children's education.    
Texas Christian University $175,000.00 12/4/2015
Fort Worth, TX    
Support for Travis County Collaborative for Children, a multi-year initiative to bring system-wide change to the way foster children are cared for during and after their time in state custody.    
Texas Land Conservancy $20,000.00 10/17/2015
Austin, TX    
Board member's discretionary grant to support Land for Water strategic initiative to preserve open space in six priority Texas watersheds.    
The Crystal Charity Ball $30,000.00 7/7/2015
Dallas, TX    
Board member's discretionary grant to help Crystal Charity Ball meet their commitment to raise $6.3M for 11 nonprofit projects in the Dallas community in 2015.    
The Family Place $20,000.00 5/9/2015
Dallas, TX    
Support for the Be Project providing bullying, sexual assault, and teen dating violence prevention education to Dallas youth.    
The Hospice of East Texas $10,000.00 2/4/2015
Tyler, TX    
Support to launch the WINGS Program providing grief support services to children in their 23-county area.    
The Seedling Foundation $25,000.00 2/27/2015
Austin, TX    
Support to expand the school-based mentoring program for students in Austin, Del Valle and Hays school districts who have incarcerated parents.    
United Friends of the Children $35,000.00 11/13/2015
Los Angeles, CA    
Support for the Education and College Readiness Program that prepares foster youth to graduate from high school and enroll in higher education.    
Wee Volunteer $10,000.00 10/2/2015
Austin, TX    
Board member's discretionary grant to support age-appropriate service projects for preschool and elementary school-age children with local charitable organizations.    
Young Invincibles $200,000.00 3/6/2015
Washington, DC    
Support to expand the Texas office in Houston to mobilize and expand economic opportunities for young adults.    
Total $1,915,977.00  

EDUCATION
Ann Richards School Foundation $20,000.00 7/29/2015
Austin, TX    
Board member's discretionary grant to support an endowment that will sustain programs at the public, all-girls Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders.    
Chicago Youth Programs $15,000.00 1/26/2015
Chicago, IL    
Support to expand early literacy services in four high-need Chicago neighborhoods.    
Children at Risk $40,000.00 4/10/2015
Houston, TX    
Support for the Pre-K Advocacy and Dissemination project that focuses on educating public officials and the general public and building statewide coalitions to expand and improve access to high quality Pre-K.    
College Forward $25,000.00 7/8/2015
Austin, TX    
Support for capacity building to create a human resource capital management system that will recruit, train, evaluate and retain the talent needed to successfully coach underserved students to succeed in high school and earn a college degree.    
Colorado Humanities $25,000.00 5/1/2015
Greenwood Village, CO    
Support for Motheread/Fatheread Early Childhood and Family Literacy Program.    
Communities in Schools Dallas Region $20,000.00 11/10/2015
Dallas, TX    
Support to provide direct academic services to at-risk students in 77 Dallas area schools during the 2015-2016 school year.    
Community Resources for Science $35,000.00 5/1/2015
Berkeley, CA    
Support for collaborative initiative to scale up high quality science teaching and STEM learning experiences for K-6 students in West Contra Costa Unified School District.    
Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas $3,000.00 10/22/2015
Austin, TX    
Board member's discretionary grant to support the Speech Therapy program for individuals with Down Syndrome.    
Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, Inc. $25,000.00 2/4/2015
Albuquerque, NM    
Support for Generation STEM providing educational out-of-school activities for low-income girls in rural and underserved New Mexico.    
Goodwill Industries of Central Texas $250,000.00 6/12/2015
Austin, TX    
Support for the Excel Center's Science and Technology Labs.    
Higher Achievement Program, Inc. $90,000.00 6/8/2015
Washington, DC    
Support for National Director of Research and Partnerships for agency providing intensive academic and mentoring program for underserved middle school students.    
NYC Leadership Academy $25,000.00 9/30/2015
Long Island City, NY    
Support to implement an online and blended learning platform to improve their educational leadership development work across the country.    
OneOC $20,000.00 11/30/2015
Santa Ana, CA    
Support to advance middle school student achievement in science and interest in STEM careers by providing professional development for teachers and relevant connections to STEM professionals.    
Partners in School Innovation $40,000.00 8/28/2015
San Francisco, CA    
Support for a district-wide transformation project in Philadelphia Public Schools during the 2015-2016 academic year that will specifically improve math and literacy performance targeting at-risk students.    
Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School $36,900.00 7/1/2015
Providence, RI    
Support for the clinical skills laboratory at the first charter high school of its kind in the country dedicated to the nursing profession and designed specifically to be a pipeline for the healthcare workforce in the community.    
The Curators of the University of Missouri $30,000.00 5/19/2015
Columbia, MO    
Support to help meet a U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovations Fund grant to develop a 3D virtual learning game for science education of middle school students.    
The LIFT Alliance $100,000.00 4/10/2015
Austin, TX    
Support for the George M. Kozmetsky charter school providing specialized K-12 educational services for youth living at SafePlace and Austin Children’s Services who have experienced abuse and/or trauma.    
The University of Texas at Austin - LBJ School of Public Affairs $250,000.00 9/21/2015
Austin, TX    
Adjunct Board support to create the Ronya and George Kozmetsky Fellowship in Philanthropy and Community Service that will allow the RGK Center to fully fund two years of graduate study to the most promising students in the LBJ School applicant pool.    
The University of Texas at Austin Charles A. Dana Center $150,000.00 9/25/2015
Austin, TX    
Support to improve efficiencies of the ACE early childhood literacy program and prepare for future sustainable growth.    
The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Women's & Gender Studies $10,000.00 4/11/2015
Austin, TX    
Support for the NEW Leadership Texas program to educate the next generation of women for public leadership.    
Total $1,209,900.00  

MEDICINE/HEALTH
Action for Healthy Kids $50,000.00 7/24/2015
Chicago, IL    
Support to expand the national school wellness program to 10 underserved Texas schools and communities.    
Austin Palliative Care $10,000.00 9/14/2015
Austin, TX    
Board member's discretionary grant to support Outpatient Palliative Care.    
Baylor Health Care System Foundation $100,000.00 1/20/2015
Dallas, TX    
Support to purchase medical equipment and expand services to provide perinatal correction of Spina Bifida at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.    
Children's Medical Center Foundation of Texas $500,000.00 6/12/2015
Dallas, TX    
Support to expand the Children's Health network of pediatric primary care facilities designed to serve as medical homes for low-income families in the Dallas area.    
Children's Museum of the Upstate, Inc. $25,000.00 5/1/2015
Greenville, SC    
Support for CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Children's Health) programming promoting healthy behaviors through nutritious eating and physical activity.    
Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County $20,000.00 5/1/2015
Garden Grove, CA    
Support for Smile Mobile Dental Clinic for Title One schools in South Orange County.    
Lone Star Association of Charitable Clinics, Inc. $15,000.00 12/14/2015
Austin, TX    
Support to hire a part-time VISTA Program Coordinator to help plan and implement a statewide AmeriCorps VISTA Program for charitable clinics.    
Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin, Inc. $200,000.00 3/6/2015
Austin, TX    
Support to complete the research and development of a milk product that will significantly improve outcomes for very low birth weight infants.    
San Diego County Medical Society Foundation $50,000.00 10/1/2015
San Diego, CA    
Support for a new Volunteer Coordinator position for Project Access San Diego providing donated surgeries and specialty healthcare services to low-income, uninsured San Diego County adults.    
Texas Tech University $15,000.00 10/22/2015
Lubbock, TX    
Board member's discretionary grant to support a nutrition research project to test the efficacy of a novel intervention that incentivizes lifestyle modifications to reduce the disease burden of obesity and related comorbidities in low income populations.    
The Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas, Inc. $20,650.00 6/15/2015
Austin, TX    
Support to hire a Director of Programs to help expand programming and increase the depth of services.    
The Center for Survivors of Torture $5,000.00 8/24/2015
Austin, TX    
Board member's discretionary grant to support specialized counseling services for refugee child victims of torture.    
The Menninger Clinic Foundation $13,860.00 6/19/2015
Houston, TX    
Support for genetic analysis of adolescent blood samples for the McNair Initiative for Neuroscience Discovery.    
The Seton Fund $10,000.00 10/22/2015
Austin, TX    
Board member's discretionary grant to support the new Comprehensive Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine providing excellence in disease prevention and holistic care.    
Valley Community Healthcare $20,000.00 7/7/2015
North Hollywood, CA    
Support for the new North Hills Wellness Center serving Monroe High School in the medically underserved north San Fernando Valley.    
Volunteer Healthcare Clinic $25,000.00 1/28/2015
Austin, TX    
Support to provide high quality healthcare to low-income children and adults in Travis County.    
WeViva $15,000.00 4/11/2015
Austin, TX    
Support for technology capacity building project for agency providing free health, fitness and nutrition classes to low-income people primarily at low income housing sites.    
Total $1,094,510.00  
Grand Total $4,220,387.00  

 


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