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mentor program in government
schools: $697,402 to the African Leadership Academy (Honeydew, South
—For multiple Texas school districts
to provide data-focused personnel,
training, and customer support in
implementing and using data tools
to improve classroom instruction:
$1,385,000 to Austin Community
Foundation (Austin, Tex.).
—To create a comprehensive response
to intervention programs including
relevant processes, training, and tools:
$798,500 to the Denver Public Schools
Found (Denver, Colo.).
—To create an organization that aims
to catalyze a new third sector of high-performing schools in South Africa
modeled on successful American
charter schools: $700,000 to EdVillage
—To help government school principals
in the city of Ahmedabad develop
into strong and inspirational leaders:
$2,465,591 to the Kaivalya Education
Foundation (Ahmedabad, India).
—For its 2015 Plan program work,
particularly in the areas of data col-
lection, reporting, and usage train-
ing, and school and regional reviews:
$3,500,000 to KIPP Foundation (San
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American Indians. To create pathways
out of poverty for American Indian
and Alaska Native families in reser-vation-based communities by linking
public benefits and asset-building programs: $200,000 over two years to the
First Nations Development Institute
Disaster relief. For relief efforts after
the drought in Ethiopia: $1,390,190
over 19 months to Oxfam America
Domestic violence. To increase access
to and sustainability of permanent
housing for domestic-violence survivors: $225,000 over three years to
Spokane Tribe of Indians (Wellpinit,
Wash.), $250,000 over 37 months each
to Lummi Nation Service Organization (Bellingham, Wash.), New Hope
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Services (Moses Lake, Wash.), Healthy
Families of Clallam County (Port Angeles, Wash.), and the Crisis Support
Network (Raymond, Wash.).
Education. To collect and analyze data
related to the impact of community-based organizations on student outcomes: $110,000 to the Alliance for
Education (Seattle, Wash.).
—For collaborations between schools
and community organizations:
$340,000 over two years to the Alliance for Education (Seattle, Wash.).
—To mobilize faith leaders in support of
education reforms to improve results
in Tennessee and for the Teacher Effectiveness Initiative in Memphis City
Schools: $301,700 to the Council for a
Strong America (Washington, D.C.).
—To help school systems train those
who observe classrooms to do so
reliably: $1,491,989 over 29 months
to the D.C. Public Education Fund
—To create opportunities for classroom teachers to engage the broader
public in King County, Wash., to
provide modest financial support for
classroom activities: $500,000 to Do-norsChoose.org (New York, N. Y.).
—To conduct research related to the
support of effective teaching practices:
$768,112 over 25 months to the Fund
for Public Schools (New York, N. Y.).
—To increase postsecondary education
attainment for military veterans:
$354,000 to Student Veterans of
America (Washington, D.C.).
—To house and make available to qualified researchers the data collected by
the Measures of Effective Teaching
project: $1,297,627 over two years to
the U. of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.).
—To answer broad questions about the
relationship between collective-bar-gaining agreements provisions and
the quality of new teacher applicants
to districts, the distribution of teachers within districts, the effectiveness
of teachers who leave districts, and
the types of teachers who receive
layoff notices from districts: $249,290
over 31 months to the U. of Washington (Seattle, Wash.).
Health. To reduce tobacco use in low-and middle-income countries with priority focus on Africa: $18,000,000 over
33 months to the Bloomberg Family
Foundation (New York, N. Y.).
—To improve maternal health in developing countries: $12,000,000 over
three years to the Harvard School of
Public Health (Boston, Mass.).
—For polio eradication and global-cer-tification goals and to early detect
potential imported wild polioviruses
in high-risk areas and vaccine-derived
polioviruses at low-coverage areas in
China: $200,039 over three years to
the National Institute for Viral Disease Control & Prevention (Beijing,
—For low- and middle-income countries
to accelerate the introduction of new
vaccines through the provision of improved vaccine product information:
$2,991,000 over three years to the
World Health Organization (Geneva,
—For conference support: $200,432 to
the World Health Organization (
Higher education. To help leverage
state subsidiaries to expand access to
affordable, competency-based higher
education: $4,500,000 to Western Governors U. (Salt Lake City, Utah).
Leadership. For peer coaching for non-profit leaders: $30,000 to United Ways
of Washington (Spokane, Wash.).
Libraries. To conduct national research
on consumer expectations and use of
public-library services with specific
focus on e-books and digital content,
priorities for traditional emerging
services, and library-use patterns:
$1,400,092 over 32 months to the
Pew Research Center (Washington,
Public radio and television. For the
20th anniversary of the Golden Apple
Awards, which honors educators in
the state, and to revamp the selection
process to incorporate student-perfor-mance outcomes: $150,000 to KCTS
Television (Seattle, Wash.).
Youth development. To start a network
of youth-development leaders in King
County, Wash.: $45,000 over two years
to the Young Women’s Christian Association of Seattle-King County-Sno-homish County (Seattle, Wash.).
$407,226 to the Bipartisan Policy
Center (Washington, D.C.).
—For leadership and project funds for
the foundation’s Executive Nurse
Fellows program, which provides
advanced leadership opportunities
for nurses in senior executive roles
in health services, public health, and
nursing education: $735,000 over 27
months to the Center for Creative
Leadership (Greensboro, N.C.).
—For the National Health Policy Forum
to inform federal health policy making: $830,000 to George Washington
U. ( Washington, D. C.).
—To assess legal barriers to health-sys-tem reform: $573,924 to the George
Washington U. Medical Center, School
of Public Health and Health Services
—To strengthen public-health institutes’ role in and impact on public-health performance, policy, and evidence: $975,000 over 30 months to the
National Network of Public Health
Institutes (New Orleans, La.).
—For technical assistance and direction
for the foundation’s New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids program:
$627,393 to the New Jersey YMCA
State Alliance (Trenton, N.J.).
—For its organizational and financial
repositioning, taking programs to
scale, and refining benchmarking
work: $1,827,559 over two years to
Public/Private Ventures (Philadelphia,
—To promote the effectiveness of interactive games for health: $779,605 to
the U. of California at Santa Barbara
(Santa Barbara, Calif.).
—For the foundation’s Health & Society Scholars program, which trains
scholars to investigate the connections
among biological, behavioral, environmental, economic, and social determinants of health and develop policies to
improve population health: $1,216,127
over two years to the U. of Michigan
School of Public Health (Ann Arbor,
—To provide program and administrative support for the Applying
Behavioral Economics to Perplexing
Problems program: $584,320 over
three years to the U. of Pennsylvania
—To build a database with the U.S.
Army to assess the effects of health
assets on illness, expenditures, and
health: $4,214,969 over four years to
the U. of Pennsylvania School of Arts
and Sciences (Philadelphia, Pa.).
—For technical assistance and direction
for the foundation’s Salud America!
program, which is focused on preventing obesity among Latino children:
$723,354 to the U. of Texas Health
Science Center at San Antonio (San
GEORGE LINK JR.
New York, N. Y.
Children and youths. To expand a
seminar for youths in foster care or
juvenile-justice systems that prepares
them for informational interviews
with leading professionals: $30,000
to the Youth Advocacy Center (New
York, N. Y.).
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Domestic violence. To test an Internet-based intervention for rural, pregnant
survivors of intimate partner violence:
$342,324 over three years to the U.
of Missouri at Columbia (Columbia,
Health. To educate national opinion
leaders and advisers to make informed decisions on health and health
care policy: $577,030 to the Alliance
for Health Reform (Washington, D.C.).
—For its Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative to encourage collaboration on childhood-obesity prevention:
Arts and culture. For continued salary
support of its executive director and
fund-raising consultant: $40,000 to
the Chicago Cultural Alliance (
—For its concert series at the Auditorium Theatre and to build organizational capacity: $60,000 over two
years to the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (Chicago, Ill.).
—For institutional diversity programs
to increase minority audiences, staff,
and board participation: $150,000 to
the Chicago Theatre Group (Chicago,
—For organizational development and
an artist residency with local jazz
trumpeter and composer Orbert Davis
as a part of the 2011 Chicago Jazz
Festival: $30,000 to the Jazz Institute
of Chicago (Chicago, Ill.).
—For programs and to strengthen organizational capacity: $100,000 over two
years to Teatro Vista Theatre With a
View (Chicago, Ill.).
Conservation and the environment. For
the Organizing on Emerging Envi-
ronmental Issues project: $50,000 to
Freshwater Future (Petoskey, Mich.).
—For ongoing and coordinated leadership on the nation’s invasive-species
policy and to finalize work on the Can-ada-U.S. Great Lakes Water Quality
Agreement: $75,000 to Great Lakes
United (Amherst, N. Y.).
—For two short-format institutes
designed to prepare 30 or more
journalists for covering the restoration, protection, and management of
watersheds and vital habitats in the
Great Lakes region: $100,000 over 17
months to the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources (Missoula,
—To effect clean energy policy adoption
in Minnesota and surrounding Upper
Midwest states: $172,202 to the Izaak