2012 Grants

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Art of Change

New York, NY
$50,000
For outreach and audience engagement activities for select film projects to advance knowledge and spur action around the Blank Foundation's program interests.
 
Atlanta, GA
$28,000
To implement Phase II of the "Pop-Up Art Series" to introduce individuals of all ages to the power of live arts experiences, and to use parks, recreation centers and scheduled community activities, as the venue and occasion for arts exposure.

 

Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers

Atlanta, GA
$10,000
To provide 12 scholarships for summer camp programs.  AFPTC Cares will participate as a Diamond Level sponsor of the 2012 Partners Card program.

 

Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation

Cleveland, GA
$100,000 over two years
A challenge grant to leverage at least $750,000 in investments in healthy food businesses in 30314, 30318, 30313 ZIP codes and Hall County.
 
Cleveland, GA
$22,500
For a 12-week market test of a Mobile Healthy Food Initiative, a grocery-store-on-wheels designed to serve customers in Atlanta's food desert neighborhoods.
 
Atlanta, GA
$50,000
To expand Project CHEW (Choosing Health Experiencing Wellness) to 15 sites, serving 1,200 students through after-school programs at middle schools, City of Atlanta recreation centers and City of Refuge and 400 students through five summer sites.
 
Atlanta, GA
$6,000
For the Centre Dance program, integrating dance classes into the standard academic curriculum for 1,500 students before, during and after-school.
 
Atlanta, GA
$20,000
To determine the viability of a bike-share program for Atlanta and Decatur, including a bike-share amenity linked to the Atlanta BeltLine, and to assist Atlanta in gaining designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community.
 
Atlanta, GA
$60,000 over two years
To deliver the Kilometer Kids youth running program, serving at least 3,000 Atlanta youth annually.
 
Atlanta, GA
$800
For football equipment, as part of the 2012 Salute to High School Football Luncheon
 
Gainesville, GA
$400,000 over three years
To expand the Falcons Fitness Zone programming to deliver weekly nutrition and fitness programming to 4,400 Gainesville youth during the school day and in after-school programs.
 
Atlanta, GA
$2,540
To produce the second annual Salsa Salsa event, promoting the club’s gardening program and dance.
 
Kennesaw, GA
$500
To sponsor the 7th Annual Twilight on Childhood Obesity event on 10/19/2012 to benefit programming offered for children in need.
 
Atlanta, GA
$5,000
For 1,000 school-age youth to participate in the Youth Cycling League.
 
Blue Ridge, GA
$800
For football equipment, as part of the 2012 Salute to High School Football Luncheon
 
Cartersville, GA
$4,500
To launch the 'Rx for Fitness' program, through which physicians assistants will encourage at least 1,500 Georgia families to undertake physical activity in state parks.
 
Rosemont, IL
$3,360
To provide transportation for APS students to attend 'A Day of Play for Girls' event at Grady High School on 8/24/2012.
 
Atlanta, GA
$10,000
For the 2013 statewide conference 'Farm Rx: A Prescription for Better Health' featuring Dr. Sanjay Gupta as the keynote speaker and a screening of his documentary 'The Last Heart Attack'.
 
Atlanta, GA
$5,000
To advance and promote the plan for Atlanta's sustainable food future and for scholarships enabling neighborhood residents to attend the Atlanta Food System Summit.
 
Atlanta, GA
$10,000
To provide summer and after-school tennis programs for youth in Atlanta and Gainesville.
 
Atlanta, GA
$96,000 over three years
A challenge grant to improve youth fitness and promote chronic disease management of patients and family members through a teaching kitchen and nutrition education program, cooking classes and meal planning, with an emphasis on families in Vine City and English Avenue.
 
Quincy, MA
$6,874
To provide shipping of over $46,000 worth of equipment donations to 17 Georgia organizations.
 
Quincy, MA
$1,995
To provide equipment to the New Life Say Yes Center's Urban Perform program.
 
Quincy, MA
$6,058
To provide shipping of over $67,000 worth of equipment donations to 16 Georgia organizations.
 
Quincy, MA
$45,000 over two years
To donate at least $90,000 worth of equipment to groups seeking to remove barriers to participation in physical activity for kids across Georgia.
 
Atlanta, GA
$225,000 over three years
A challenge grant to launch the Nutrition Prescription Program, providing at least 250 families from 30314, 30318 and 30311 ZIP codes with nutrition education, cooking classes, access to healthy foods and 'Food is Medicine' prescriptions.
 
Buford, GA
$18,000
For scholarships enabling more than 1,000 Falcons Fitness Zone youth to attend football camps and clinics and for a girls' volleyball camp and flag football clinic.
 
Atlanta, GA
$20,000
For the Stepping Stones program, introducing more than 200 children ages 3-18 to the art and discipline of dance.
 
Covington, GA
$800
For football equipment, as part of the 2012 Salute to High School Football Luncheon
 
Atlanta, GA
$3,500
To replace 120,000 plastic produce bags with biodegradable bags at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market, the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market and the Grant Park Farmers Market.
 
Atlanta, GA
$15,000
To provide 57 need-based scholarships and healthy snacks for Camp EnviroVentures and Camp Fit.
 
Atlanta, GA
$20,000
To develop and implement a USDA Summer Food Service Program serving 1,000 school-age kids breakfast and lunch for 9 weeks during the summer.
 
Cambridge, MA
$40,000
For market analysis and business planning for the Falcons Fitness Snack Zone Healthy Vending Initiative.
 
Atlanta, GA
$1,290
To provide hula hoops and jump ropes for the 5th Annual 'Healthy, Stronger, Living Longer' Youth Health Fair on 11/3/2012.
 
Sylvania, GA
$800
For football equipment, as part of the 2012 Salute to High School Football Luncheon
 
Atlanta, GA
$5,000
For the Fitness And Nutrition program, which uses sports aptitude testing and nutrition education to promote a healthy lifestyle for school-aged athletes and families.
 
Dawson, GA
$800
For football equipment, as part of the 2012 Salute to High School Football Luncheon
 
Washington, DC
$250,000 over five years
A challenge grant to bring the Soccer for Success program to Atlanta, serving at least 670 Boys & Girls Clubs members annually through a sports-based, after-school youth development program.
 
Cartersville, GA
$800
For football equipment, as part of the 2012 Salute to High School Football Luncheon

 

Better Beginnings

Atlanta, GA
$8,000
To provide incentives to participants in a series of focus groups to guide the implementation of a statewide quality rating system and coordinated system of early care.
 
Atlanta, GA
$100,000 over two years
For two community-based outreach programs, Connected Learning ... Connected Communities and Access It!
 
Atlanta, GA
$100,000
To support Quality Care for Children's Emergency Childcare program and capital campaign.
 
Boston, MA
$200,000 over three years
To enroll 4,000 additional children from Fulton County's poorest neighborhoods in the school-readiness program and to establish an Atlanta-based state office focused on taking the program to scale statewide.
 
Atlanta, GA
$124,000 over two years
To launch a leadership training academy for Teach for America's Early Childhood Education teachers and to provide stipends to all pre-k corps member participants.

 

Inspiring Spaces

Atlanta, GA
$40,000
To continue free guided bus tours of the Atlanta BeltLine in order to educate residents and visitors about this transformative urban development and green space project.
 
Atlanta, GA
$4,500
To launch the Atlanta Beltline Community Health Initiative.
 
Atlanta, GA
$60,000
To support the activities of the Blank Family of Businesses 2012 All Associates Day at the City of Refuge.
 
Cartersville, GA
$4,500
To launch the 'Rx for Fitness' program, through which physicians assistants will encourage at least 1,500 Georgia families to undertake physical activity in state parks.

 

Mountain Sky Guest Ranch Fund

Arrowhead Parent Teacher Organization
Pray, MT
$5,800
For the schools kitchen improvement project.
 
Bozeman, MT
$30,000 over three years
A challenge grant to be used toward the salary of the executive director.
 
Bozeman, MT
$6,000
For the Spark Grant Program, empowering educators to turn their ideas for innovative teaching strategies into action.
 
Bozeman, MT
$5,000
To provide evaluation and marketing training to help increase Nordic skiing outreach for children.
 
Bozeman, MT
$11,500
A challenge grant to develop a Center for Early Childhood Health Services, expanding the reach of WIC and incorporating other needed services, such as lactation consultation, home visitation, health care and mental health services.
 
Bozeman, MT
$15,000
For the Kids LINK compressive after-school program.
 
Bozeman, MT
$2,500
For the ServeMontana Symposium, which recognizes and encourages volunteerism in Montana.
 
Bozeman, MT
$8,000
For the Teen Mentoring Service Learning Program.
 
Livingston, MT
$3,000
For the Yellowstone Food Festival.
 
Montana FFA Foundation Incorporated
Bozeman, MT
$8,000
To provide scholarships for the Washington Leadership Conference, and marketing and evaluation training for staff.
 
Helena, MT
$60,000 over three years
To help hire a Program Coordinator to increase the delivery of training and technical assistance services to Montana nonprofits.
 
Bozeman, MT
$2,000
To contribute to the membership scholarship program for Head Start families.
 
Livingston, MT
$5,000
To provide facilitation services to support the work of the Strengthening Montana's Community Foundations Collaborative.
 
Livingston, MT
$32,000
To replace the floor at the Shields Valley Schools gymnasium which is used year-round for school and community sports programs and events.
 
Three Forks Youth Recreation Task Force
Three Forks, MT
$2,500
To provide swimming lessons for participants of the summer Youth Recreation Program and CPR training for teachers and parents.
 
Livingston, MT
$5,000
For the Young Entrepreneur Sustainability Program, teaching youth the economic benefits of sustainable business practices and the importance of giving back to their community.

 

Pathways to Success

Atlanta, GA
$120,000 over three years
For the City of Refuge 180 Degree Kitchen Culinary Arts Training Program.
 
Atlanta, GA
$50,000 over two years
To support the continuing work of an education policy analyst.
 
Boston, MA
$300,000 over three years
To launch the Jobs For The Future Accelerating Opportunity Program in Georgia, creating opportunities for low-skilled adults to earn postsecondary credentials and complete educational pathways leading to family-supporting wages.

 

PGA TOUR Superstores

St. Augustine, FL
$1,000,000 over five years
For the First Tee programs in PGA TOUR Superstore markets: Atlanta; Myrtle Beach; Naples, Dallas; Phoenix, Denver; Chicago and Paramus.

 

Speaker Series

Atlanta, GA
$5,300
For the “Better Biking for a Safer, Healthier, More Competitive City Speaker Series program on 3/29/2012.
 
Washington, DC
$5,000
For the “Future Trends: Millennials in Ascent” Speaker Series program on 9/13/2012.
 
New York, NY
$5,000
For the “Future Trends: Millennials in Ascent” Speaker Series program on 9/13/2012.
 
Washington, DC
$5,000
For the Unite For Girls Tour Atlanta through the Girl Up campaign.

 

Discretionary

Alliance Theatre Company

American Institute for Stuttering

American Jewish World Service

Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children

Atlanta Jewish Music Festival

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound Center

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry

Cobb Community Foundation

Colorado Outward Bound School

Congregation Beth Shalom

Fighting Back Scholarship Program

Friends of the High Line

Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces

Genesis Shelter

Georgia Tech Foundation

Girls Who Code

GivingPoint

Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

Metro Atlanta Voter Education Network (MAVEN)

New York City Outward Bound

North Carolina Outward Bound School

Northstar Foundation d/b/a Outward Bound Omaha

Outward Bound California (San Francisco Outward Bound Center)

Outward Bound Portland d/b/a Northwest Outward Bound School

Outward Bound USA

Pace Academy

Park County Community Foundation

Philadelphia Outward Bound Center

Points Of Light Foundation

Rally Foundation

Tensaw Wilderness School d/b/a Five Rivers Outward Bound

THDF II Inc d/b/a The Homer Fund

The Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum

The Hurricane Island Outward Bound School

Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

Volunteers in Medicine

Voyageur Outward Bound School

Warrick Dunn Family Foundation

Woodruff Arts Center

Zoo Atlanta