2011 Grants

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Art of Change

New York, NY
$50,000
To support outreach and audience engagement activities for select film projects to advance knowledge and spur action around the Blank Foundation's program interests.
 
Atlanta, GA
$25,000
To implement a pilot 'Pop-Up Art Series' to introduce individuals of all ages to the power of live arts experiences, using parks and recreation centers as venues.

 

Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers

Winder, GA
$2,000
For concussion testing, continuing education for the coaching, medical, and athletic staff, or to provide fitness or medical equipment.
 
Atlanta, GA
$2,000
For concussion testing, continuing education for the coaching, medical, and athletic staff, or to provide fitness or medical equipment.
 
Suwanee, GA
$2,000
For concussion testing, continuing education for the coaching, medical, and athletic staff, or to provide fitness or medical equipment.
 
Mableton, GA
$2,000
For the Fred LeSure Scholarship and Ambassador Inititative.
 
Marietta, GA
$2,000
For concussion testing, continuing education for coaching, medical, and athletic staff, or to provide fitness or medical equipment.

 

Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation

Lilburn, GA
$600
For football equipment, as part of the 2011 Salute to High School Football Luncheon.
 
Bremen, GA
$600
For football equipment, as part of the 2011 Salute to High School Football Luncheon.
 
Atlanta, GA
$250,000 over two years
To deliver year-round Falcons Fitness Zones activities, including a test of Saturday programming, to approximately 1,200 kids at six club sites in the City of Atlanta.
 
Atlanta, GA
$2,500
To provide two scholarships for staff from Atlanta Public Schools to attend the Urban Physical Education Leadership Summit in New York.
 
Gainesville, GA
$600
For football equipment, as part of the 2011 Salute to High School Football Luncheon.
 
Atlanta, GA
$350,000 over three years
For a challenge grant to implement the S.H.A.P.E. Act statewide in the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years, including administration of FitnessGram assessments, evaluation and reporting, and design and management of a Governor's rewards program.
 
Atlanta, GA
$15,000
To expand the Cool Fitness program to provide free fitness, health, wellness and nutrition services to 500 girls.
 
Dublin, GA
$600
For football equipment, as part of the 2011 Salute to High School Football Luncheon.
 
Atlanta, GA
$1,100
For a 1:1 match of the 2011 Birdies at East Lake donations in conjunction with the PGA  TOUR Championship.
 
Atlanta, GA
$5,000
For coaching and equipment needs for the Bicycle Little League Youth Cycling Program, which serves 1,076 elementary, middle school and high school students during the year.
 
Boulder, CO
$42,500
To provide salad bars to at least 15 Georgia schools and training for food-service staff on salad bar operations, with an emphasis on Hall County Schools and Atlanta Public Schools.
 
Atlanta, GA
$10,000
For the GPBeWell campaign that supports the statewide rollout of FitnessGram, the S.H.A.P.E. Partnership and the connection between physical activity and school performance.
 
Marietta, GA
$2,300
To provide electronic content from 20 presenters to 150 attendees at the March 18-19, 2011, Georgia School Wellness Summit.
 
Atlanta, GA
$122,450 over two years
To increase access to affordable, healthy food for all Georgia families through a series of school and community-based activities and policy changes.
 
Atlanta, GA
$6,000
To provide at least 20 middle school students from Brown Middle School with a series of six mountain bike rides over a six-week period.
 
Atlanta, GA
$5,800
To introduce 'Project Choosing Health and Experiencing Wellness' at Crawford Long Middle School, featuring an organic edible school garden, a fresh produce station within the cafeteria, and a nutrition education program.
 
Atlanta, GA
$24,500
For a challenge grant to carry out Phase I in development of a food-processing cooperative that enables small and medium-size growers to gain access to the distribution chain and deliver locally grown produce to Georgia schools.
 
Atlanta, GA
$9,000
To deliver after-school and summer programming to more than 1,000 kids at the Arthur M. Blank Family YMCA, the Butler Street YMCA and the Georgia Mountains YMCA in Gainesville, and to host the 3rd annual Atlanta Circle Cup at Washington Park.
 
Quincy, MA
$50,000 over two years
To donate at least $100,000 worth of equipment to groups removing barriers to participation in physical activity for kids across Georgia.
 
Quincy, MA
$4,990
To ship equipment donations to 17 Georgia organizations.
 
Quincy, MA
$5,807
To ship equipment donations to 23 Georgia organizations.
 
Jefferson, GA
$1,000
For football equipment, as part of the 2011 Salute to High School Football Luncheon.
 
Buford, GA
$18,000
For a challenge grant to provide scholarships for kids from Fitness Zone grantee organizations to attend Kids & Pros summer 2011 football and cheerleading camp and spring/fall character development programs, serving 400-600 kids overall.
 
Atlanta, GA
$14,390
To install healthy vending 'smart' technology at two Falcons Fitness Zone locations, the Blank Family YMCA and the East Lake Family YMCA.
 
Atlanta, GA
$150,000 over three years
For a challenge grant to deliver health and wellness services to students, parents, teachers and school staff through six APS schools located in Vine City and the area MSM has designated for Promise Neighborhood interventions.
 
Atlanta, GA
$15,000
For the Stepping Stones introductory dance program, reaching 150 kids ages 3-18 in Fitness Zone neighborhoods during the school year.
 
Douglasville, GA
$600
For football equipment, as part of the 2011 Salute to High School Football Luncheon.
 
Atlanta, GA
$25,000
To build a playground in Vine City Park, with features designed for kids ages 2-12.
 
Atlanta, GA
$105,000 over three years
To launch a new chapter providing health, education and leadership skills to young men from single-parent families in the Vine City / Boone Boulevard corridor, serving 60-80 young men year-round.
 
Atlanta, GA
$2,500
For a challenge grant to provide 25 one-week scholarships to students from area Title I schools participating in the EnviroVentures summer camp.
 
East Point, GA
$15,000
To construct a pavilion at the Wheat Street Garden for training and education programs and for farmers market expansion.
 
Athens, GA
$25,000
For the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market Program to expand its food distribution and nutritional education services from four sites to eight sites.
 
East Meadow, NY
$75,000
To provide the Zamzee activity meters, the Zamzee online rewards program and the GoGirlGo! curriculum to 1,500 Atlanta girls.

 

Atlanta, GA
$217,158 over three years
For a challenge grant to provide technical college students and graduates an academic and career path to a four-year Bachelor's degree in Birth through Five Education, and to provide professional development and technical assistance for existing childcare teachers and centers.
 
New York, NY
$260,000 over three years
For a challenge grant to expand access to benefits for community college students with young children 0-5 years, and expand access to benefits for childcare center staff.
 
New York, NY
$110,000 over three years
To include a rigorous evaluation of TFA's impact on early childhood education in a larger national K-12 program evaluation of corps member effectiveness, conducted by Mathematica Policy Research.
 
Atlanta, GA
$160,000
For general operating support for Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students.

 

Mountain Sky Guest Ranch Fund

Bozeman, MT
$10,000
For the kidsLINK after-school program in Park and Gallatin counties.
 
Bozeman, MT
$9,000
For the LINKS for Learning youth leadership camp and  Appreciatve Inquiry workshop for Park and Gallatin nonprofits.
 
Livingston, MT
$5,272
For the baseball field enhancement project.
 
Livingston, MT
$100,000
For a challenge grant for stage two of the Northside Park Project.
 
Helena, MT
$6,000
For the Annual Conference, Bozeman grant writing workshop and 10th anniversary nonprofit capacity building activities.
 
Livingston, MT
$10,000
For The Paradise Valley Popstand Community Fund for 2011.
 
Seattle, WA
$3,000
For the Philanthropy Northwest Annual Conference and to develop communication tools for Montana and Wyoming funders.
 
Bozeman, MT
$1,950
To expand participation of the annual Girls for a Change conference.

 

Pathways to Success

Atlanta, GA
$25,000
For the Glitch Game Testers 2011 summer session.

 

PGA TOUR Superstore

Shallotte, NC
$2,500
For general operating support.
 
Denver, CO
$5,000
For general operating support.
 
Atlanta, GA
$9,500
For general operating support.
 
Myrtle Beach, SC
$4,000
For general operating support.
 
Myrtle Beach, SC
$2,500
For general operating support.
 
Dallas, TX
$4,000
For general operating support.
 
Dallas, TX
$5,000
For general operating support.
 
Atlanta, GA
$10,000
For general operating support.
 
Atlanta, GA
$14,500
For general operating support.
 
Naples, FL
$3,000
For general operating support.
 
Naples, FL
$5,000
For general operating support.
 
Phoenix, AZ
$4,000
For general operating support.
 
Phoenix, AZ
$5,000
For general operating support.

 

Discretionary

Alliance Theatre Company

American Institute for Stuttering

American Jewish World Service

Atlanta Children's Shelter, Inc.

Atlanta Police Foundation

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Camp Sunshine

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation

Fighting Back Scholarship Program

Friends of the High Line

Georgia Conservancy

GirlVentures

High Museum of Art

Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless

Jazz At Lincoln Center Inc

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund

National Center For Civil And Human Rights, Inc.

New York City Outward Bound

North Carolina Outward Bound School

Outward Bound USA

Pace Academy

Park County Community Foundation

Pink Ribbon Story Foundation

Recovery Through Torah

Temple Beth Tikvah

Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center

Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

Volunteers in Medicine Clinic

Warrick Dunn Family Foundation

Woodruff Arts Center

Zoo Atlanta