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Our Grantees (2011)

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Helping Youth Through Critical Transitions

Doorways for Women and Families
Arlington, VA
To provide child mental health assessments, individual health sessions, children's staff follow-up with children and parents, and emergency childcare assistance.


Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay*
Newark, DE
To support the relocation and technology upgrade of the Girl Scouts Service Center on the Delmarva Peninsula.


Hoffman Institute Foundation
San Francisco, CA
To support scholarships and the operating expenses of the Youth-At-Risk Program.


King Baudouin Foundation United States, Inc.
New York, NY
King Baudouin Foundation United States serves as the fiscal sponsor for FACE for Children in Need USA, whose mission is to assist and protect orphans, street children, their families and communities, regardless of race, culture or religion. King Baudouin Foundation US will support FACE's efforts to establish the Salam Child Friendly School in Cairo, which focuses on reintegrating street children into society through education or vocational training.


Nadar Por Vida
Annandale, VA
To help cover pool rental costs.


Sandhills Community College
Pinehurst, NC
To support the joint effort between Sandhills Community College and Moore County Schools to initiate the Pathway To Engineering program in Moore County and to support Bio-Medical Careers, a Project Lead The Way Program that provides an intensive STEM curriculum to high school students.


Protecting the Environment

Alliance for the Great Lakes
Chicago, IL
To support efforts to stop the near-term establishment of Asian carp in the Great Lakes, while advocating for a plan to separate the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River.


Potomac Conservancy
Silver Spring, MD
To engage absentee landowners in Frederick County, MD in conservation activities.


Fostering Public Health

American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts*
Cambridge, MA
To support the Healthcare Job Training Program.


Behrhorst Partners for Development
Milwaukee, WI
To support the building of vented stoves in homes in Xejolon, Guatemala in order to improve air quality, alleviate respiratory illnesses and prevent catastrophic childhood burns and to help prevent gastrointestinal illnesses by bringing potable running water and sanitary vented latrines to the homes of 120 families living in the village of San Lorenzo, Guatemala.


Columbia International University
Columbia, SC
To support curriculum development and course development costs for the Chaplaincy program.


The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
Rockville, MD
To provide general operating support.


Integrative Health Initiative, Inc.*
Arlington, VA
Integrative Health Initiative, Inc. serves as the fiscal sponsor for HealWell,whose mission is to integrate complementary and alternative therapies into hospital settings, and to make these therapies available to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Integrative Health Initiative, Inc. will support the launch of HealWell and its flagship educational offering, the Massage Therapy Hospital Stewardship Program.


Maryland Hawk Corporation
Princess Anne, MD
To support the development of water, sanitation and health initiatives at the Bunabumali Orphanage in Eastern Uganda.


Partner for Surgery
McLean, VA
To provide nutritional support to infants in rural Guatemala so they will qualify for cleft lip and palate surgery.


Potomac Massage Training Institute*
Washington, DC
To support the school's Information Technology Infrastructure Improvement Project.


Other Grants

Community Church of God*
Arlington, VA
To provide seed funding for the 2011 Summer Vacation Bible School and Parent Day Out and support church maintenance.


Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County
Salisbury, MD
To support Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County to build a simple, decent, one-story four-bedroom house for Robany Pittman and her four children.


Kemper Center*
Kenosha, WI
To support general operating expenses, including costs associated with opening the observatory.


Lake Forest Symphony*
Lake Forest, IL
To support the Young People’s Concert.


Ragdale Foundation*
Lake Forest, IL
To provide general operating support for the Artists-in-Residency program.


Riverside Presbyterian Church*
Sterling, VA
To support the Lunch for the Soul program, preschool scholarships, 2011 summer camp, and soccer clinic.


*Discretionary and Special Committee grants – these grants are directed by individual board members or the Special Committee, and therefore may not reflect the funding priorities of the foundation as a whole.