2015 Grants

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(*Discretionary Grant)

 

Art of Change

Atlanta, GA
$100,000
For the Lights! Camera! Take Action! Transition Campaign.
 
Atlanta, GA
$25,000
For the 2014-2015 Annual Fund.
 
$15,000
New York, NY
For general operating support.
 
Atlanta, GA
$25,000
For the 2014-2015 Annual Campaign.
 
Atlanta, GA
$1,000,000 over five years
For the capital campaign to expand the African savanna exhibit, re-purpose the Cyclorama building, improve facilities, enhance the zoo's entrance, and make Zoo Atlanta a leader in captive management of African elephants.

 

Better Beginnings

Marietta, GA
$15,000
For general operating support.
 
New York, NY
$20,000
For physician and nursing education in the Neonatal Cardiac Care Program.
 
Atlanta, GA
$75,000 over three years
To expand number of Georgia counties participating in the Georgia Family Connection Partnership early childhood education network.
 
Atlanta, GA
$500,000 over three years
For bonuses and professional incentives for staff and executive directors of at least 330 early-learning centers earning 3-star ratings as part of Georgia’s Quality Rated campaign.
 
Boston, MA
$25,000
Presidential grant for operating support of Jumpstart's early education program that engages about 150 Atlanta college students to help more than 400 Atlanta children develop language skills.
 
Boston, MA
$100,000 over three years
For operating support and program expansion to reach 10,000 new families in Metro Atlanta.
 
Beaufort, SC
$50,000
To expand the current Early Grade Reading Program to more classrooms within eight elementary schools.

 

Inspiring Spaces

Atlanta, GA
$5,000
For the purchase of the Inman Park Trolley Barn.
 
Atlanta, GA
$200,000 over three years
For a challenge grant to hire a full-time Development Officer to pursue federal and other public grant opportunities.
 
Hilton Head Island, SC
$50,000
A challenge grant for Phase I of the HHI Entry Beautification Project to enhance the gateway to Hilton Head Island, including a new welcome sign, landscaping, fountains and outdoor art.
 
New York, NY
$10,000
For general operating support.
 
Bozeman, MT
$40,000
To identify and share a comprehensive set of best management practices for land owners, developed cooperatively with a wide range of practitioners, with goal of increasing land health and growing a sense of place.
 
Livingston, MT
$19,000
To provide ongoing facilitation and improved mapping to a community-led process working to create broad-based consensus for the long-term management of the Gallatin Range on the Custer Gallatin National Forest.
 
Livingston, MT
$40,000
To reward ranchers for using stewardship practices that protect open space, fish and wildlife habitat, and improve soil and water quality, while increasing the profitability of ranch operations and providing access to local and regional markets.
 
Three Forks, MT
$40,000
To improve disease management in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, in particular brucellosis, utilizing an innovative tool: conservation detection dogs.

 

Pathways to Success

Phoenix, AZ
$6,500
For the Falcon Robotics Team to purchase a 3-D printer in honor of Michael Blank's 20 years of service as a Trustee of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.
 
Atlanta, GA
$16,000
To engage 50 Clarkston youth, ages 8-13, in exploring geometry, mapping and design (STEAM concepts) using 3D printers.
 
Atlanta, GA
$50,000
For the Education Funders Collaborative to support efforts to educate policymakers and other stakeholders on the Opportunity School District (OSD) model to address failing schools in Georgia.
 
Atlanta, GA
$25,000
For the Education Funders Collaborative to support a feasibility study (including recommendations) for a “citywide education reform” organization for APS, modeled on New Schools for New Orleans.
 
Atlanta, GA
$30,000
For the Education Funders Collaborative efforts to support Phase II of a development plan for turning around the lowest performing schools in Atlanta Public Schools.
 
Atlanta, GA
$150,000
For the start-up of NewOrg, including the Executive Director search and operating support for the first year of the organization.
 
Atlanta, GA
$150,000
For an 18-month pilot of Parent Leaders United for Students (PLUS), an initiative dedicated to building the leadership capacity of Atlanta's parents and community leaders.
 
Decatur, GA
$35,000
For a two-month summer STEAM camp at Harland Boys & Girls Club on Atlanta’s Westside.
 
Decatur, GA
$100,000 over two years
To accelerate the maker movement by using the STE(A)M Truck mobile platform to seed maker hubs at libraries, recreation centers and other public spaces that build local capacity and expand opportunity.
 
New York, NY
$55,000
For 100 STEAM projects serving 2,900 low-income preK-12 students in Atlanta, Fulton County and DeKalb County Public Schools.
 
Malvern, PA
$20,000 over two years
For general operating support to provide financial assistance to scholarship recipients.
 
Atlanta, GA
$65,000
For a replicable STEAM pipeline program, using an elementary-student-user-friendly version of EarSketch, a digital music mixing free online platform, for students to learn coding and computational thinking.
 
Atlanta, GA
$25,000
To train 115 elementary and middle school teachers in project-based learning and STEAM instruction.
 
Atlanta, GA
$18,000
To provide hands-on STEAM-focused learning opportunities for students and training for program staff for implementation beyond the MODA residency period.
 
Atlanta, GA
$31,000
To provide project-based and culturally responsive learning experiences that allow students from underrepresented groups to see themselves as “STEAMers” and thus develop their interest and competence in STEAM-related career pathways.
 
Long Island, NY
$60,000 over two years
For program operation and planning support.
 
Atlanta, GA
$15,000
To provide support in the 2015-16 school year.
 
Atlanta, GA
$75,000
To leverage technology and digital learning to promote STEAM literacy, drive student achievement in STEAM subjects, and build the pipeline of STEAM talent among low-income students in Washington and South Atlanta APS Clusters.
 
Atlanta, GA
$65,000 over two years
To teach 5th-12th graders video, film, and music production as a means to guide youth from apathy to empathy and into action.

 

Westside Neighborhood Prosperity Fund

Atlanta, GA
$15,559
To support participation in the Westside Momentum Capacity Building Program, operated by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.
 
Atlanta, GA
$25,000
For Community Day 2015, in which 100 volunteers from the Blank Family of Businesses will complete five Atlanta Habitat Brush with Kindness projects in English Avenue.
 
Atlanta, GA
$145,000
To launch and operate a social enterprise civic innovation program focused on addressing the key neighborhood opportunities and challenges identified by the Westside community.
 
Atlanta, GA
$50,000
To complete Lindsay Street Park, the first fully equipped playground and green space in the English Avenue neighborhood.
 
Lawrenceville, GA
$406,272
For operating support to manage the Westside Works facility.
 
Lawrenceville, GA
$140,000
To provide construction and commercial truck driving training and job placement services for Westside residents.
 
Atlanta, GA
$140,000
To provide Westside residents (primarily senior citizens and other long-time homeowners) with pro-bono legal services to maintain housing stability and access financial assistance.
 
Atlanta, GA
$25,559
To provide intensive coaching and technical assistance for a select group of grassroots Westside nonprofits; and to establish a Westside Momentum Community Group small grants program, which will be administered by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.
 
Atlanta, GA
$27,500
To provide community outreach and education about the new primary care and dental services available to Westside residents at the historic Neighborhood Union Health Center.
 
Atlanta, GA
$150,000 over three years
To support participation in the Westside Momentum Capacity Building Program, operated by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.
 
Atlanta, GA
$210,000
To provide neighborhood recruitment, intake and assessment, and employment case management services at Westside Works.
 
Atlanta, GA
$51,982
To provide customized adult education to Westside residents to ensure that they have the requisite literacy and numeracy skills needed to access job opportunities, as part of Westside Works programming.
 
People Partnering for Progress
Atlanta, GA
$25,000
To provide the Fulton County District Attorney's Office with Atlanta Police Department's gang intelligence IT platform to combat the growth of gang-related violence and share critical data.
 
Bronx, NY
$150,000
To provide IT hardware and software training and job placement services for Westside residents.
 
Atlanta, GA
$75,000 over two years
To support participation in the Westside Momentum Capacity Building Program, operated by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.
 
New York, NY
$28,000
To conduct a two and one-half day Westside site assessment and identify up to three areas ripe for community engagement and informed placemaking.
 
Atlanta, GA
$1,250,000
To facilitate the acquisition and redevelopment of strategic blighted properties in the English Avenue and Vine City neighborhoods, as part of the Problem Property Initiative.
 
Atlanta, GA
$150,000 over three years
To support participation in the Westside Momentum Capacity Building Program, operated by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.
 
Vine City Civic Association
Atlanta, GA
$75,000 over three years
To support participation in the Westside Momentum Capacity Building Program, operated by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.
 
Atlanta, GA
$150,000 over three years
To provide operational funding for the Core Group Westside Momentum Capacity Building Program, Operated by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.

 

American Explorers

Asheville, NC
$1,191,341 over three years
To provide summer expeditionary learning opportunities for up to 160 high school students in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhoods.

 

Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation

Adairsville High School
Adairsville, GA
$500
Grant recipient at the 2015 Georgia High School Football Reception.
 
Atlanta, GA
$250,000 over five years
To enable Atlanta to achieve national recognition as a Bicycle Friendly Community, through a public-private partnership creating a Chief Bicycle Officer position within the City of Atlanta's planning department.
 
Atlanta, GA
$15,000
For a Westside Food Oasis 2-for-1 campaign at three produce markets, offering SNAP customers $2 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables for every $1 in spending.
 
Atlanta, GA
$600,000 over three years
For the Atlanta Food Oasis campaign, helping more children and families in high-need neighborhoods eat, cook and grow fresh fruits and vegetables.
 
Atlanta Metro Pop Warner
McDonough, GA
$500
For football equipment, as part of the 2015 USA Football State Forum.
 
Baldwin High School
Milledgeville, GA
$500
Grant recipient at the 2015 Georgia High School Football Reception.
 
Atlanta, GA
$20,000 over two years
To increase participation in English Avenue from 50 to 72 youth and for operating support and technical assistance.
 
Atlanta, GA
$125,000 over two years
For a Food Oasis garden program at the Warren Club, enabling youth to eat, cook and grow more fruits and vegetables.
 
Charles Drew High School
Riverdale, GA
$500
Grant recipient at the 2015 Georgia High School Football Reception.
 
Kennesaw, GA
$5,000
For Cooking with C.H.O.I.C.E.S., a seven-week program teaching Atlanta families about healthier meal preparation, nutrition education, food consumption and food access.
 
College Park Recreation
College Park, GA
$500
For football equipment, as part of the 2015 USA Football State Forum.
 
Atlanta, GA
$37,400 over two years
For a Food Justice Outreach and Programs Coordinator staff position.
 
East Point, GA
$5,000
For the 2015 Youth Cycling League, serving more than 100 youth ages 8-16.
 
Atlanta, GA
$12,000
For the Local Farm Days campaign at the Carver Neighborhood Market, providing SNAP families $2 worth of locally grown fruits and vegetables for every $1 in spending.
 
Riverdale, GA
$500
For football equipment, as part of the 2015 USA Football State Forum.
 
Atlanta, GA
$565,000 over three years
To launch the statewide Georgia Food Oasis campaign.
 
Atlanta, GA
$250,000 over three years
To increase the number of schools participating in the Georgia Farm to School program.
 
Atlanta, GA
$64,672
For Operation CHEW-UP, which delivers nutrition education, cooking lessons, gardening and physical activity programs to at least 2,000 middle school youth at 15 after-school and summer sites.
 
Avondale Estates, GA
$7,500
For a Food Oasis summer fellow placed within The Local Source, supporting innovative approaches to distribute more local, fresh produce through area school systems and neighborhood grocery stores.
 
Quincy, MA
$130,000 over two years
To donate at least $260,000 worth of equipment to groups seeking to remove barriers to participation in physical activity for at least 13,000 youth across Georgia.
 
Atlanta, GA
$7,500
To provide swimming lessons to 425 elementary students during a six-week summer program.
 
Buford, GA
$144,700
To partner with the Atlanta Falcons in delivering Heads Up Football Clinics, Parent Informational Sessions, Moms Clinics, coaches clinics, training for player safety coaches and summer camps reaching 7,000 youth, 3,000 parents and 1,500 youth coaches.
 
Lamar County High School
Barnesville, GA
$500
Grant recipient at the 2015 Georgia High School Football Reception.
 
Maynard Jackson High School
Atlanta, GA
$500
Grant recipient at the 2015 Georgia High School Football Reception.
 
North Henry Youth Football Association
McDonough, GA
$500
For football equipment, as part of the 2015 USA Football State Forum.
 
Spalding County Parks and Recreation
Griffin, GA
$500
For football equipment, as part of the 2015 USA Football State Forum.
 
Atlanta, GA
$13,270
To develop new smoothies and flavored water products, providing teens and adults with an alternative to sugary sodas and sports drinks.
 
Atlanta, GA
$2,500
For an advocacy campaign designed to increase healthy-food options for SNAP families and to increase the number of SNAP families using the double-coupon program at Georgia farmers markets.

 

Atlanta United FC

Atlanta, GA
$1,500
To provide t-shirts, water and snacks for 200 youth from multiple Clubs participating in the Westside Soccer Festival at Harland Boys & Girls Club on July 22, 2015.
 
Scottdale, GA
$41,000 over two years
For equipment, apparel and training clinics for approximately 100 refugee middle school and high school students participating in the year-round soccer program.
 
Quincy, MA
$8,000
To donate soccer equipment to Soccer in the Streets, Urban Perform and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta as part of the Westside Soccer Festival events at John Hope Community Center on July 21, 2015, and Harland Boys & Girls Club on July 22, 2015.
 
Marietta, GA
$277,974
To provide lighting for the athletic fields and uniforms for the boys and girls varsity soccer teams.
 
Atlanta, GA
$1,500
To provide t-shirts, staffing, transportation and water for 150 youth from multiple sites participating in the Westside Soccer Festival at John Hope Community Center on July 21, 2015.

 

Mountain Sky Guest Ranch Fund

Belgrade Baseball, Inc
Belgrade, MT
$5,000
For the Belgrade Bandit facility improvements.
 
Livingston, MT
$4,000
For the Summer Buddies program.
 
Bozeman, MT
$8,000
To re-design the playground at Three Forks Elementary School to create a more active and engaging atmosphere for students and local families.
 
Bozeman, MT
$4,000
For phase two of the Mandeville Creek restoration project.
 
Bozeman, MT
$4,000
For the Spark Grant program to give teachers and staff the opportunity to implement creative and innovative programs which would not otherwise be funded.
 
Bozeman, MT
$12,000
To develop marketing and communications tools for the Crosscut project to expand youth programming in Bozeman, Belgrade and Livingston communities.
Bozeman, MT
$4,000
To increase youth participation in STEAMlab programs.
 
Livingston, MT
$10,000
For a staff position and consulting for the Community Foundation of Montana to increase understanding regarding historic opportunity--the largest transfer of wealth from one generation to the next.
 
Bozeman, MT
$5,000
For the Summer Garden Camps.
 
Bozeman, MT
$10,740
For the Y Achievers program in Belgrade.
 
Bozeman, MT
$10,000
For the Youth Leadership program.
 
Livingston, MT
$9,850
To start Watershed Warrior programs in rural schools in Park and Gallatin counties.
 
Livingston, MT
$5,625
For improvements to the Jack Weimer Memorial Field.
 
Livingston, MT
$3,800
For the Teacher Enrichment grant program.
 
Livingston, MT
$11,000
For the Back Pack Supplemental Food Program.
 
Livingston, MT
$9,000
For general operating support.
 
Livingston, MT
$5,000
For phase three of the Sacajawea Park Tennis Court project.
 
Manhattan Schools PTO
Manhattan, MT
$10,000
To develop the Manhattan School Radio Station.
 
Bozeman, MT
$6,000
To replace and improve equipment for the Park County Shooting Sports program.
 
Helena, MT
$60,000
To support the work of the Advancing Early Childhood Development Alliance MT funders collaborative.
 
Helena, MT
$1,700
To provide scholarships for Montana Community Foundation leaders to attend the Philanthropy Northwest Local Matters gathering.
 
Helena, MT
$5,000
To develop on-demand web-based board training.
 
Bozeman, MT
$10,000
For the Adventures in Science in Rural Schools program.
 
Bozeman, MT
$2,000
For youth education programs.
 
Livingston, MT
$10,000
For the Root Down Youth Program.
 
Bozeman, MT
$3,000
For a scholarship for a Park County youth.
 
West Yellowstone, MT
$15,500
For the Yellowstone Nature Connection program.
 
Livingston, MT
$1,000
For sponsorship of the Park County Chicks N Chaps event to raise funds to assist with the cost of mammograms and the expenses associated with the treatment of breast cancer.
 
White Sulphur Springs, MT
$3,000
To sponsor the environmental and agriculture education activities at the Kids Tent during the Red Ants Pants Festival.
 
Livingston, MT
$5,000
For educational outreach programs.
 
Livingston, MT
$13,000
For the Community 360° class at Park High School.
 
Bozeman, MT
$9,000
For the Belgrade Girls on the Run and Girls on the Track program.
 
Livingston, MT
$5,000
For the Young Entrepreneurial Stewardship program.

 

PGA TOUR Superstores

St. Augustine, FL
$1,902
To match round-up gifts at the register during the September promotion.

 

Discretionary

Atlanta Charity Clays, Inc.

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta

Capacity, Inc.

CARE USA

Cure Childhood Cancer, Inc.

DonorsChoose.org

Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless

Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

Let's Cure CP

Palmetto Project, Inc.

Park County Community Foundation

Press On Fund of The Community Foundation for the CSRA, Inc.

Rally Foundation, Inc.

Volunteers in Medicine Clinic

WABE

Wellspring Living