Grantees 2007

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The following grants were made by the Foundation during 2007.

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School, New York, NY
www.heschel.org
$15,000
To provide support for curriculum enhancements, including computer education in early childhood grades.

Academy for Educational Development, New York, NY
www.aed.org
$25,000
To support Raising and Educating Healthy Boys: The Teacher Education Project.

Achievement First, Brooklyn, NY
www.achievementfirst.org
$21,000
For support of the Victory Academy after-school program for middle school students in New York City.

American Ballroom Theatre Company, New York, NY
www.americanballroomtheater.com
$20,000
To provide scholarship support for the Saturday Ballroom program.

ArtsPower, Inc., Montclair, NJ
www.artspower.org
$34,150
To support the presentation of Stories of Hope: Kindertransport Survivors Speak.

Association of Small Foundations, Washington, D.C.
www.smallfoundations.org
$500
To support the development of materials focusing on strategies to help vulnerable children and families.

Bay Cove Human Services, Inc., Boston, MA
www.baycove.org
$25,000
Support of the Small Wonder Music Therapy program for disadvantaged children who face developmental delays. First part of a two year grant.

B.E.L.L. Foundation, Dorchester, MA
www.bellnational.org
$10,000
For support of the BELL summer program providing academic support for disadvantaged elementary school students.

Boston Arts Academy Foundation, Boston, MA
www.bostonartsacademy.org
$17,920
To support the PhotoLumia photography curriculum.

Boston Education Development Foundation
The Lucy Stone School Initative, Boston, MA
$30,000
For support of the Learning Coordinator at the Lucy Stone School.

Boston Learning Center, Inc., Boston, MA
www.bostonlearningcenter.org
$10,000
Support for the Girls Connection program serving at-risk teenage girls.

Brookline Music School, Brookline, MA
www.bmsmusic.org
$20,000
To provide support for the expansion of the Musical Horizons program for homeless 2 to 5 year old children in Dorchester and Roxbury, MA. Final installments of a three year grant.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Corporation, Brooklyn, NY
www.bbg.org
$20,000
To support the Garden Apprentice Program for middle and high school youth.

Camp Starfish, Jamaica Plain, MA
www.campstarfish.org
$5,000
Support of summer program for children with emotional, learning and behavioral disabilities.

Children’s Media Project, Poughkeepsie, NY
www.childrensmediaproject.org
$28,700
To support I Live Here: From History to Identity.

Citizen Schools, Inc., Boston, MA
www.citizenschools.org
$35,000
To support the development and implementation of a School Navigation Curriculum for low-income middle school students.

Codman Academy Foundation, Dorchester, MA
www.codmanacademy.org
$12,000
Support for summer academic programming comprised of the Shakespeare and MCAS Preparation courses.

The Community Adolescent Resource and Resource Education Center, Inc., Holyoke, MA
www.carecenterholyoke.org
$25,000
To support the Expression Through Arts and Culture program for the benefit of pregnant and parenting teens, and their children. (First installment of a three year grant.)

Community Music Center of Boston, Inc., Boston, MA
www.cmcb.org
$10,000
Support for the school outreach program providing music education and instrumental instruction to children in under served urban schools.

Community Servings, Roxbury, MA
www.servings.org
$26,000
To support the Home-Delivered Meals Program for Children and Families.

Congregation Or Zarua, New York, NY
www.orzarua.org
$21,000
To support the development of an organized youth program.

Crispus Attucks Children's Center, Dorchester, MA
$15,000
Support for the early childhood development program.

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
www.dartmouth.edu/~sead
$33,624
Support for participation of students from the Noonan Business Academy, Dorchester, MA in the Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD) program. Second part of a three year grant.

Drisha Institute for Jewish Studies, New York, NY
www.drisha.org
$15,000
To support the Dr. Beth Samuels High School Program for girls.

The Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center/Lucy Moses School for Music & Dance, New York, NY
www.kaufman-center.org
To support Dalcroze in Theory: A New Music Theory Curriculum at the Special Music School.
$21,350

Friends of the Children of New York, New York, NY
www.friendsofthechildrenny.org
$25,000
To support the expansion of the core program to allow the grantee to participate in a study examining the impact of paid professional mentors on young children.

Friends of the William E. Carter School, Boston, MA
$5,000
For programming support within the Sensory Garden Outdoor Classroom Educational program.

Future Leaders Institute Charter School, New York, NY
www.futureleadersinstitute.org
$70,000
To support Future Leaders’ enrichment and in-school social services programs.

The Guidance Center, Inc., Cambridge, MA
www.gcinc.org
$20,000
To support the research and technology initiatives allowing increased capacity for delivery of services to children.

Herbert G. Birch Services, Inc, New York, NY
www.hgbirch.org
$25,000
To support the Herbert G. Birch Family Support Services program to address issues faced by families of children with special needs. Second installment of a two year grant.

The Home for Little Wanderers, Boston, MA
www.thehome.org
$25,000
To support phase two of The Home’s Nutrition Project for Abused and Neglected Children in Out-of-Home Care initiative.

Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA
www.huntingtontheatre.org
$17,700
To support the First Act educational program for middle school children.

Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY
www.burnsfilmcenter.org
$20,000
To support the fourth grade program, Animation: Minds in Motion!

League for the Hard of Hearing, New York, NY
www.lhh.org
$40,000
To support the Preschool Access to Hearing (PATH) program and a pilot program to increase teacher understanding and parental follow-up of children who fail hearing screenings.

LEAP Self-Defense, Inc., Cambridge, MA
www.girlsleap.org
$12,000
To support teacher recruitment and training for programs that promote the safety and healthy development of girls in under served communities.

Needham Public Library, Needham, MA
http://www.needhamma.gov/index.asp?nid=346
$4,000
For the acquisition of materials appropriate for children.

New York Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY

www.nyp.org
$27,205
To fund a study of the effects of rigorous freestyle dance and lifestyle education on children at risk for cardiovascular disease.

New York Public Library, New York, NY
www.nypl.org
$6,000
For the acquisition of materials appropriate for children

Notre Dame High School, Inc., Lawrence, MA
www.ndhslaw.org
$10,000
Support for the Summer Quick Start program providing academic enrichment for incoming ninth grade students.

Operation Exodus Inner City, New York, NY
$22,830
To support the Photography and Graphic Arts class.

Partnership for Children’s Rights, New York, NY
www.kidslaw.org
$25,000
To support the Outreach Initiative providing legal representation to low-income children with disabilities.

Piers Park Sailing Center, East Boston, MA
www.piersparksailing.org
$29,645
To support the youth summer sailing program for children from low to moderate income households, including the purchase of tiller extensions allowing smaller and disabled children to participate.

The Point Community Development Corporation,
Bronx, NY
www.thepoint.org
$10,000
To support the arts component of The Point’s After School program.

The Professional Center for Handicapped Children
d/b/a Professional Center for Child Development
Andover, MA
www.theprofessionalcenter.org
$10,000
Support for the accessible playground Sensory Garden and Poetry Mural Project for the benefit of severely disabled children ages 3 to 7.

Project Health, Inc. Boston, MA and New York, NY
www.projecthealth.org
$85,000
To support the expansion of programs for children with chronic medical conditions in Boston and New York City. Second installment of a three year grant.

Putnam Valley Library, Putnam Valley, NY
www.putnamvalleylibrary.org
$1,000
For the acquisition of materials appropriate for children.

Queens College Foundation, Flushing, NY
http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/QCF/public_html/cgi-bin/QCF.php
$25,000
Support for the Big Buddy mentoring program for homeless and at-risk children.

Queens Botanical Garden Society, Inc. Flushing, NY
www.queensbotanical.org
$20,000
To support the development of an energy curriculum and to provide transportation incentives for school children. First part of a two-year grant.

SCAN New York
Volunteer Parents-Aides Association, Inc.
New York, NY

www.scannewyork.org
$10,000
To support SCAN New York’s Reach for the Stars program.

Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA
www.schechter.edu
$50,000
To provide tuition scholarships for teachers in TALI schools in Israel participating in a program leading to a Master of Arts in Jewish education. Second part of a three year grant.

Staten Island Historical Society, Staten Island, NY
www.historicrichmondtown.org
$20,000
Support for the development and implementation of an after-school traditional crafts program for children in grades K-5.

Strong Women, Strong Girls, Inc., Boston, MA
www.swsg.org
$10,000
Support of Strong Women, Strong Girls programming in Boston.

Summer Search Boston, Boston, MA
www.summersearch.org
$15,000
To support summer experiential learning programs. First part of a two year grant.

Theatre Espresso, Inc. Jamaica Plain, MA
www.theatreespresso.org
$15,767
Support for the production and presentation of Uprising on King Street for middle school children.

United Hospice of Rockland, New City, NY
www.hospiceofrockland.org
$10,000
Support of the Healing Hearts children's bereavement program.

United South End Settlements, Boston, MA
www.uses.org
$15,000
Support of the Arts Incentive Program, a clinically informed program for high-risk girls, ages 11-18.

Uphams Corner Community Center, Inc.
d/b/a Bird Street Community Center, Dorchester, MA
www.birdstreet.org
$15,000
To support the expansion of The Poet in Me program.

Walker Home for Children, Inc., Needham, MA
www.walkerschool.org
$25,000
To support the Walker Partnerships in assisting local schools expand their own capacity to provide special education services to troubled students.

Westco Productions, Inc., White Plains, NY
www.westcoproductions.org
$5,000
To support the Page-to-Stage after-school cultural arts/literacy assistance workshop program for disadvantaged children.

Women of Means, Inc., Wellesley, MA
www.womenofmeans.org
$7,000
To provide medical supplies and health services to children living in shelters.

Xaverian High School, Brooklyn, NY
www.xaverian.org
$5,000
To support a reading enhancement program for students with learning disabilities.

Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association
92nd Street Y, New York, NY
www.92Y.org
$20,000
Support of the Poetry Center Schools Project benefiting students from New York City public schools.