and assistance along with asset and
wealth-development tools: $72,853 to
the Washington State Microenterprise
Association (Federal Way, Wash.).
improve health in low- and middle-income countries: $1,000,000 to
mHealth Alliance (Washington, D.C.).
Redwood City, Calif.
International. For technology-driven
programs in Africa that give citizens
the ability to hold their governments accountable: approximately
$2,000,000 over two years to Hivos
(The Hague, the Netherlands).
OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE
New York, N. Y.
Community development. For awards
through its Community Fellowships
program, which provides financial
support to Baltimore residents who
are working to assist and revitalize
troubled communities: $400,000 to be
divided among seven city residents.
ties to conservative political leaders,
religious organizations, and news
media on criminal-justice issues:
$100,000 to Prison Fellowship Ministries (Lansdowne, Va.).
—To persuade the United States Census Bureau to change its practice of
counting prisoners where they are
incarcerated rather than in their
home communities: $200,000 to the
Prison Policy Initiative (Easthampton,
—To reduce youth detention and incarceration rates and to plan strategies
for challenging policies that allow
youths to be tried as adults: $400,000
over two years to the Southern Poverty Law Center (Montgomery, Ala.).
Economic policy. To ensure that the
interests of average people are represented during the next phases of
financial reform: $200,000 to National
People’s Action (Chicago, Ill.).
Homelessness. For efforts to prevent
and reduce rural homelessness:
$500,000 to be divided among several
organizations throughout Ohio.
CHARLES H. REVSON
New York, N. Y.
Public radio and television. For digital
journalism focused on covering issues
in the New York metropolitan area:
$1,000,000 over two years to WNYC
(New York, N. Y.).
DAVID AND LUCILE PACKARD
Los Altos, Calif.
Children, youths, and families. To develop case studies and resources to
help after-school programs create intergenerational workforce models and
for an after-school project: $80,000
to Aspiranet (South San Francisco,
—To expand efforts to engage and inform a broad range of ethnic media
audiences on preschool issues: $50,000
to the Pacific News Service (San Francisco, Calif.).
—To advance publicly funded, high-quality preschool for all children ages
three and four in the United States:
$200,000 to Pew Charitable Trusts
Climate change. To advance the agricultural industry’s role in reducing
greenhouse gases and improving
water quality through policy reform:
$300,000 to American Farmland Trust
—To create incentives for reducing
greenhouse gas emissions and nitrogen pollution associated with agriculture in the United States through
outreach and education: $40,000 to
Community Partners (Los Angeles,
—To develop and carry out global
sustainability standards for biofuels:
$400,000 to Ecole Polytechnique Fe-drale de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland).
—To improve federal farm policy and
agriculture management practices to
reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the agricultural industry in the United States: $1,200,000
to the Environmental Defense Fund
(New York, N. Y.).
—To inform federal policy discussions
in order to reduce greenhouse gas
emissions and nitrogen pollution
associated with agriculture in the
United States: $450,000 to Environmental Working Group (Washington,
—To raise public awareness of the environmental and climate impacts of
increased biofuels production: $87,000
to Friends of the Earth Europe (
—To expand national food and agricultural news coverage and to engage
readers in critical issues linking
agriculture and climate change:
$150,000 to Grist Magazine (Seattle,
—To promote nitrogen science, sustainable biofuels, and other agricultural
issues through strategic communications and media outreach work:
$375,000 to Resource Media (San
—To support farming practices, technologies, and programs that promote
clean air and water, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve
public health throughout California:
$400,000 to Sustainable Conservation
(San Francisco, Calif.).
—To reduce nitrogen pollution and
greenhouse gas emissions related
to agriculture through collaborative
efforts: $200,000 to the Trust for Conservation Innovation (San Francisco,
—For scientific and policy analysis to
successfully carry out California’s Low
Carbon Fuel Standard sustainability
provisions: $100,000 to the U. of Cali-
fornia at Davis (Davis, Calif.).
New York, N. Y.
Health. To use mobile technology to
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Aging. For the Savvy Caregiver Training Program: $50,000 over two years
to the Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter (Denver, Colo.).
—For a program that provides day services for older adult stroke survivors
and their families: $50,000 over two
years to Easter Seals Colorado (
—For services to help older adults
remain in their homes: $130,000 to
Jewish Family Service of Colorado
—For services for low-income and
homeless older adults in downtown
Denver: $25,000 to Senior Support
Services (Denver, Colo.).
—To provide home-delivered meals and
in-home safety-support services for
older adults: $115,000 to Volunteers
of America, Colorado Branch (Denver,
Children and youths. For staff training
for this center serving young children
and their families: $25,000 to Sewall
Child Development Center (Denver,
Civic affairs. To engage and assist non-profit organizations across the state to
educate their constituencies on state
fiscal challenges and reform: $25,000
to the Colorado Nonprofit Association
—For a civic-engagement project that
focuses on ballot initiative reform and
state constitutional review: $50,000
to the Denver Foundation (Denver,
Disabled. To help people with disabilities find and keep jobs: $50,000 over
two years to Bayaud Enterprises
Education. For a pilot project to narrow
achievement gaps between students
in Aurora Public Schools and Cherry
Creek School District: $90,000 to
Cherry Creek School District (
Greenwood Village, Colo.).
—To help low-income students go to
college: $30,000 to College Summit
Colorado (Denver, Colo.).
Employment and training. For profes-sional-development training for child
care center staff: $30,000 to Relationship Roots (Lakewood, Colo.).
—To provide culinary job training for
low-income women in two income-pro-ducing restaurants: $25,000 to Work
Options for Women (Denver, Colo.).
Health. To integrate behavioral health
records into Colorado’s Health Information Exchange: $178,290 to the
Colorado Regional Health Information
Organization (Denver, Colo.).
—To implement federal health-care
reform in Colorado: $135,000 to State
of Colorado, Office of the Governor
Jewish life and culture. To establish
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Washington, D. C.
Criminal justice. To publicize the issue
of state legislatures imposing excessive fines and fees on indigent criminal offenders: $100,000 to Brennan
Center for Justice (New York, N. Y.).
—To start a media campaign aimed at
shifting opinion about California’s
three-strikes mandatory sentencing
law: $200,000 to the Center on Media,
Crime and Justice (New York, N. Y.).
—For advocacy regarding juvenile-justice reform in New York: $100,000 to
the Children’s Defense Fund (New
York, N. Y.).
—To challenge state policies that allow
youths to be tried and incarcerated
in the adult criminal-justice system:
$175,000 to the Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition (Littleton, Colo.).
—To provide newly elected governors
with technical assistance and data
analysis to help them cut corrections
spending and reduce the number of
prisoners in their states: $475,000 to
the Constitution Project (Washington,
—To advocate for reducing youth incarceration rates and increasing community-based rehabilitation services for
youths in New York’s juvenile-justice
system: $100,000 to the Correctional
Association of New York (New York,
—To help ensure that criminal-justice
reform legislation recently passed in
California is carried out successfully
and reduces incarceration rates in the
state: $200,000 over 18 months to the
Crime and Justice Institute (Boston,
—To organize incarcerated youths and
their families in California and advocates for decreasing the number of
youths in the state’s juvenile prisons:
$50,000 to Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (Oakland, Calif.).
—To remove barriers to higher education for men and women in prison:
$220,000 to the Fortune Society (Long
Island City, N. Y.).
—For the Center for Juvenile Justice
Reform: $150,000 to Georgetown U.
—For advocacy to reduce the state’s reliance on detention for status offenders or youths who engage in noncriminal misbehaviors, such as truancy:
$75,000 to Kentucky Youth Advocates
—To reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile-justice system by
documenting and focusing on barriers
to the fair treatment of immigrant
youths in state juvenile-justice systems: $200,000 to Legal Services for
Children (San Francisco, Calif.).
—For general support: $200,000 over
two years to the Partnership for
Safety and Justice (Portland, Ore.)
and $100,000 to Families Against
Mandatory Minumums (Washington,
—For educational and outreach activi-
The 8th and 9th Sessions of the
Mini-Intensive for Newer Grantmakers
Session 8: January 10-14, 2011
This highly regarded week-long seminar is specifically targeted to philanthropists
and foundation professionals who are relatively new grantmakers.
Taught by our experienced faculty, this integrated week provides a compressed
presentation of the core competencies of grantmaking. Among the topics covered
The role of the funder and nonprofit sector
Laws of grantmaking organizations
Developing a grantmaking strategy
How to be a consumer of evaluation services
Policies that should apply to every grantmaking organization
Understanding current trends in the field
Customized problem solving
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