2008 Grants

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Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation

100 Black Men of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
$5,000
For Project Success' Health and Wellness Initiative that includes a health fair in partnership with the NFL/Y.E.T. Boys & Girls Club.

4-E Learning & Prevention Center
Americus, GA
$2,500
To provide scholarships for 4-E Action! during the summer program.

Albany State University
Albany, GA
$5,000
To provide kids with medical exams and opportunities to participate in sports and fitness activities.

Alpharetta Police Athletic/Activities League
Alpharetta, GA
$2,000
To provide exercise equipment as part of the comprehensive summer program.

Angel Way Foundation
Suwanee, GA
$2,500
For the 4th Annual Justin Griffith Football Camp in Gainesville, GA.

Athens Academy
Athens, GA
$500
To provide football equipment through the Salute to High School Football Luncheon.

Athens YMCA
Athens, GA
$5,000
To provide scholarships for at least 20 low-income kids to attend summer camp.

Athletic Training Center, Inc.
Riverdale, GA
$5,000
To provide new and safe football helmets for the 2008 season.

Atlanta Ballet, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
$6,000
To cover costs of instructor, shoes and other supplies in order to expand the Centre Dance Outreach Program.

Atlanta Police Athletic League
Atlanta, GA
$5,000
To provide healthy snacks to those participating in the various sports activities.

Atlanta Public Schools / Sodexho
Atlanta, GA
$4,790
For the APS Falcons Fit promotion at Southside and Mays high schools.

Atlanta Soccer Foundation
Fayetteville, GA
$5,000
To provide scholarship funds for kids participating in organized sports across the metro Atlanta area.

Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta, GA
$35,000
To expand the Kilometer Kids Youth Running Program, serving FFZ kids at Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA sites.

Boys & Girls Club of Toccoa-Stephens County
Toccoa, GA
$5,000
To provide scholarships and equipment for the Triple Play program.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Gordon, Murray & Whitfield Counties
Dalton, GA
$2,000
For equipment and program scholarships for a new flag football program.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County
Gainesville, GA
$3,500
To provide Suunto Heart Monitors for the HOPSports Training System.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
$400,000 over two years
To sustain the Falcons Fitness Zone initiative at six sites.

Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation
Baltimore, MD
$17,500
To lead a youth clinic and coaches clinic for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta and Metro Atlanta YMCA partners, teaching baseball, softball and 'Quickball'.

Camp Village
Atlanta, GA
$5,000
For equipment and summer camp program fees.

CHRIS Kids, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
$10,000
For the Healthy Habits Program.

Coffee County Family Connection
Macon, GA
$4,000
To provide sports and fitness equipment for the summer camp programming, with an emphasis on programs designed for girls.

Cool Girls, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
$5,000
For the Cool Fitness summer program.

Coweta County Cobras Youth Football Association
Newnan, GA
$3,700
To provide 44 scholarships (22 for boys, 22 for girls) for the football and cheerleading programs.

Diabetes Association of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
$5,000
To provide equipment, transportation and supplies for the Healthy Habits Youth Program (H2) at Stone Mountain Middle School.

E.O.T.O. Foundation
Lawrenceville, GA
$3,500
For transportation, gym rentals and program supplies to expand the basketball training program to additional kids, with an emphasis on kids in the Hall County Fitness Zone.

Eastman/Dodge County Recreation Department
Eastman, GA
$5,000
For equipment and supplies to expand the youth football and cheerleading activities.

Elite Women of Excellence, Inc.
Smyrna, GA
$2,000
To help participating teens produce a fitness video in order to build fitness into the summer camp and year-round programming.

Etowah High School
Woodstock, GA
$500
To provide football equipment through the Salute to High School Football Luncheon.

First Tee of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
$5,000
To provide golf and life skills, as well as other activities during the summer camp

Freedom Park Conservancy / Poncey Highland Playground Initiative
Atlanta, GA
$15,000
To design and build a 2,500 square-foot 'Falcons Fit & Green' playground at the corner of Freedom Parkway and North Avenue.

Friends of Grant Park Pool
Atlanta, GA
$10,000
To match the neighborhood's investment for the installation of a zero-entry kiddie pool and a 'shade-splash spot'.

Fugees Family
Scottdale, GA
$4,000
To provide transportation and registration fees for use of Armistead Field.

Georgia Coalition for Physical Activity & Nutrition
Stone Mountain, GA
$12,500
To develop champions in the state legislature for the childhood obesity issue, through GPAN’s legislative fitness challenge.

Georgia Soccer Development Foundation
Atlanta, GA
$10,000
To underwrite the cost of field space/time to organizations (America Scores, Soccer in the Streets) serving low-income kids who could not otherwise pay fees.

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc.
Macon, GA
$5,000
To continue to provide equipment and materials for the Steps for Life program to students in Middle Georgia.

Georgia State University Research Foundation
Atlanta, GA
$22,500
To purchase a HOPSports Training System including Suunto heart-rate monitors for use at Parks Middle School.

Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Atlanta, GA
$21,000
To locate parks and other recreation based locations based on a certain amenity or combination of amenities available at the recreation site; and to locate accredited childcare facilities and other locations or resources important for child rearing and to

Girls Incorporated of Greater Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
$5,000
To provide program supplies and fees for the Sporting Chance Program, featuring Double Dutch and the nutrition-centered supplement Commit To Be Fit.

Glenwood Hills Cheerleading Program
Decatur, GA
$2,500
For cheerleading equipment and supplies.

Haralson County High School
Tallapoosa, GA
$500
To provide football equipment through the Salute to High School Football Luncheon.

Hiram High School
Hiram, GA
$500
To provide football equipment through the Salute to High School Football Luncheon.

Holland Park Youth Association
Athens, GA
$2,500
To provide scholarships to participate in the football program, which includes equipment and activity fee.

ING Run for Something Better
Decatur, GA
$10,000
To provide Mizuno running shoes for 400 participating students.

KiDsGyM USA, Inc.
College Park, GA
$5,000
To provide scholarships for kids at Whitehead Boys & Girls Club and Bankhead Courts to participate in the 'Flippin for Life' summer program.

Kipp Metro Atlanta Collaborative, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
$13,320
To provide boys and girls basketball and soccer at KIPP WAYS Academy and KIPP South Fulton Academy.

Macon Bulls
Macon, GA
$2,000
To provide uniforms and equipment for the summer basketball program.

Meadowcreek Youth Football Association
Lilburn, GA
$3,000
To provide equipment and uniforms for the football and cheerleading programs.

Metro Atlanta YMCA
Atlanta, GA
$1,770,000 over four years
For the Capital Campaign and to sustain and expand the variety of programming in the existing five sites in the Georgia Dome Zone, as well as expanding the program to more in-school and after-school sites.

Morehouse College
Atlanta, GA
$3,200
To provide scholarships for 30 to 50 low-income kids participating in the NYSP summer camp.

Moving in the Spirit
Atlanta, GA
$15,000
To provide the Stepping Stones Program to youth at Warren/Holyfield Boys & Girls Club, as well as other sites located with Falcons Fitness Zone neighborhoods.

P.A.S.S., Inc.
Decatur, GA
$3,000
For the youth football program serving kids in DeKalb County.

PlaySmart
St. Petersburg, FL
$3,000
To provide transportation for participants from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta to a flag football camp at Pace Academy in Atlanta, GA.

Soccer in the Streets
Atlanta, GA
$5,000
To implement the Positive-Choice Soccer life skills program at three locations and expand to a fourth location.

Spencer High School
Columbus, GA
$500
To provide football equipment through the Salute to High School Football Luncheon.

Sports Philanthropy Project / Third Sector New England
Boston, MA
$7,855
Co-sponsorship with NFL Charities for the "Tackling Childhood Obesity" Reception at the Sports Philanthropy Project's NYC Training Event on March 17, 2008.

Tour de Georgia Foundation
Atlanta, GA
$10,000
To sponsor the 2008 Tour de Georgia including the Lil' Kids 500 at stage 3 of the race in Gainesville, GA, the Tour de Kids 5K Run/Walk and Hospitality events at stage 7 of the race in Atlanta, GA.

Valdosta Basketball Club
Valdosta, GA
$2,000
To provide equipment and travel for the summer basketball program.

Vine City Health & Housing Ministry
Atlanta, GA
$100,000 over two years
To organize and launch the Youth Fitness and Sports Alliance.

Visions Unlimited Community Development Systems
Atlanta, GA
$54,000 over two years
For the expansion of the SuperKidz program supported by Kids 'R' Fit to youth residing in Bowen, Herndon and Hollywood Courts communities, as well as two city parks and recreation centers.

Why Not Sports, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
$2,000
To provide uniforms for the Southside Lady Royals summer basketball league.

Women's Sports Foundation
East Meadow, NY
$152,500 over two years
To provide technical assistance to Falcons Fitness Zone grantees and to leverage matching funds from the Women's Sports Foundation to fund local GoGirlGo! program grants and to sponsor the GoGirlGo! Challenge in Piedmont Park on September 27, 2008, and provide four teams of girls drawn from Falcons Fitness Zone partners.

YWCA of Greater Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
$100,000 over two years
To sustain and deepen work at Cook Elementary and to explore outreach opportunities with other schools.

 

Better Beginnings

Center for the Study of Social Policy
Washington, DC
$135,000 over two years
To track and evaluate training activities, develop a peer learning network to enhance Strengthening Families (SF) Georgia, CSSP staff consultant for Atlanta's SF activities and pilot SF Home-Based Child Care self assessment and training.

Children's Center, Inc.
Hilton Head, SC
$10,000
For the capital campaign to build a new facility.

Children's Museum of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
$100,000 two year grant
To implement and expand Connected Learning Connected Communities, a community outreach program.

Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
Atlanta, GA
$5,000
For the 2008 Special GBPI Report - "An Investment in Children and Working Families: Georgia's Federal and State Subsidized Child Care For Children Ages Birth through Four".

Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Atlanta, GA
$10,582
To develop a web-based mapping of 'play spaces' in Metro Atlanta.

Prevent Child Abuse Georgia
Atlanta, GA
$240,000 over two years
To maintain and increase PCA Georgia’s capacity to provide support and informational services to Fulton/Atlanta parents and caregivers of children aged 0-5.

Seedco
New York, NY
$138,000
To assist metro Atlanta families obtain financial stability and economic mobility that are critical to fostering positive outcomes for parents and young children for parents and children.

Survey Research Center
Athens, GA
$2,100
For the 2008 Georgia Poll Survey Questions.

 

Inspiring Spaces

City Parks Alliance
Washington, DC
$17,100
To bring a delegation of Atlanta park advocates to the City Parks Alliance conference.

Freedom Park Conservancy / Poncey Highland Playground Initiative
Atlanta, GA
$15,000
To design and build a 2,500 square-foot 'Falcons Fit & Green' playground at the corner of Freedom Parkway and North Avenue.

Georgia Center for Nonprofits
Atlanta, GA
$6,000
To provide four scholarships for students who requested financial aid in order to attend residential leadership development program at Emory University.

Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Atlanta, GA
$10,582
To develop a web-based mapping of 'play spaces' in Metro Atlanta.

Park Pride, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
$7,800
For City of Atlanta Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Portland In-Service Training.

 

Mountain Sky Guest Ranch

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County
Bozeman, MT
$10,000
For general operating support.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Park County
Livingston, MT
$10,000
For general operating support.

Big Sky Youth Empowerment Project, Inc.
Bozeman, MT
$10,000
For general operating support

Bozeman Schools Foundation
Bozeman, MT
$2,575
To enrich and enhance classroom education through teacher grants.

Bozeman Symphony Society
Bozeman, MT
$4,300
To sustain the symphony's outreach programs.

Bridger Bowl Foundation
Bozeman, MT
$1,535
To enable the foundation to continue offering scholarships to at-risk youth.

Childrens Museum of Bozeman
Bozeman, MT
$5,000
For general operating support.

Community Mediation Center
Bozeman, MT
$1,500
For continued support of the Gallatin Valley Youth Justice Councils.

Community Mediation Center
Bozeman, MT
$5,000
For general operating support.

Crazy Mountain Productions
Livingston, MT
$7,500
To maintain the high quality of the youth theatre programming and encourage participation and improve access to the performing arts for the area's youth through continued scholarship availability.

Equinox Theatre Company
Bozeman, MT
$5,000
To promote 'Community Partner Performances' which provides new income, develop a new topic for Environmental Theatre'.

Friends of the Livingston-Park County Library
Livingston, MT
$1,000
For the Summer Reading Program.

Gallatin Valley Land Trust
Bozeman, MT
$27,580
For Drinking Horse Mountain Trail.

Greater Gallatin United Way
Bozeman, MT
$15,000
For general operating support to be designated to the after school program initiative.

Headwaters Trail System
Three Forks, MT
$30,075
To provide a trail from the west end of Three Forks to the Drouillard Fishing Access Site near Jefferson River.

Hopa Mountain, Inc.
Bozeman, MT
$5,000
For general operating support.

Horse Medicine
Livingston, MT
$5,000
To expand the VISTA project.

Livingston Education Foundation
Livingston, MT
$9,625
For LINKS for Learning and the Native American Pottery Exchange.

Livingston Rotary Club 1014 Foundation Fund
Livingston, MT
$34,615 over two years
For G Street Park Restoration.

Livingston Youth Soccer Association, Inc.
Livingston, MT
$60,180 over three years
For the development of the Northside park and Soccer Fields which will also provide access to walking trails and to sponsor field, equipment and uniforms for a team of nine children.

Manaia Youth Programs
Livingston, MT
$10,000
To provide three sessions of Youth Empowerment and Leadership Program (YELP) and a Livingston Graduate Club Program.

Montana Conservation Corps
Bozeman, MT
$10,000
To build community trails and enhance surrounding habitat, while empowering youth with the opportunity to practice land stewardship.

Montana Outdoor Science School
Bozeman, MT
$14,200
For trail based service projects for the Outdoor Science Club and for general operating support.

Sacajawea Middle School Parent Advisory Council
Bozeman, MT
$1,000
To create a painted mural by 600 middle schoola and 100 kindergarted students.

Society for Preservation and Encourgement of Barbershop Quartet Singing America
Bozeman, MT
$1,000
For the Barbershop Camp.

THRIVE
Bozeman, MT
$10,000
For general operating support.

Yellowstone Park Foundation
Bozeman, MT
$15,000 over three years
For the summer ParKids program.

 

Pathways to Success

Atlanta Education Fund
Atlanta, GA
$15,000
To fund Atlanta Families Awards which will recognize outstanding high school educators in Atlanta Public Schools.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry - Beaufort
Beaufort, SC
$180,000 over two years
To provide summer internships and career awareness through the Show Me the Money and Explorer programs.

Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ
$699,000 over two years
For the Phoenix Collaborative grant involving: Chicanos Por La Causa, Carl Hayden HS, Maricopa Community Colleges/ACE Program, Arizona Children's Assoc.

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry
Hilton Head Island, SC
$160,000 over two years
To serve as the fiscal agent for Changing Expectations, Enhancing Futures program at Bluffton and Battery Creek High Schools.

Georgia Tech Center for Education Integrating Sciences, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC)
Atlanta, GA
$500,000 over three years
To support math and science programming at The New Schools at Carver and to expand the Pathways Into Tech Pipleline program to South Atlanta and Therrell High Schools.

Oglethorpe University
Atlanta, GA
$130,000 over two years
To increase college and career preparation for students and parents at the South Atlanta High School of Law and Social Justice.

Project GRAD Atlanta, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
$50,000 over two years
To support the Geek Squad Tech Certification program at the Carver High School of Technology.

Strive To Excel
Hilton Head, SC
$175,000 over two years
To provide continued academic and postsecondary preparation support for Bluffton High School students and to increase overall social and academic support for African American male students in the Strive to Excel program.

Technical College of the Lowcountry
Bluffton, SC
$20,000
For Performance Gap Intervention and Health Science Career Awareness.

 

Discretionary

Alliance Theatre Company
American Jewish World Service
Anne K. Taylor Fund
Asian Women's Shelter
Atlanta Ballet, Inc.
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Atlanta History Center
Atlanta Humane Society & Society Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals
Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption
Atlanta Speech School
Babson College
Brandeis University
Center For A New American Dream
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation
Congregation Beth Yam
Congregation Or Hadash
Creating Pride, Inc.
Dolphin Institute
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Friends of the High Line
Galloway School
George West Mental Health Foundation / Skyland Trail
Georgia Conservancy
Georgia SPCA
Global Citizen Year
GlobalGiving Foundation
Grantmakers in the Arts
Jewish Family & Career Services
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
Metro Atlanta YMCA
Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund
Mount Kenya Academy Foundation Inc
New Global Citizens
Oakhurst Community Garden Project
Outward Bound USA
Park County Community Foundation
Partnership Against Domestic Violence
PAWS Atlanta Incorporated
Volunteers in Medicine Clinic
Whitefoord Community Program
Wildlife Conservation Society
WildlifeDirect, Inc.
Woodruff Arts Center
World Wildlife Fund