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Our Grantees (2014)

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African Library Project*
Portolla Valley, CA
To support the shipment of textbooks from California to elementary school teachers in Malawi.


Alliance for the Great Lakes
Chicago, IL
To support coordinated efforts to reduce excess nutrients and improve water quality in greater Green Bay and the Lower Fox River.


Arlington Free Clinic
Arlington, VA
To enhance the quality of medical care the clinic provides by funding a phone line that facilitates communication with non-English speaking patients.


Asante Mariamu Foundation
Arlington, VA
To provide safe and secure water for hydration, hygiene, cooking, and sanitation at a residential facility for 233 children with albinism and other disabilities.


Carolina Philharmonic
Pinehurst, NC
To fund the expansion of the Carnegie Hall Link-Up educational program to Lee County.


Child and Family Foundation*
Salisbury, MD
To support a year-long empowerment program for teenage girls in high school.


Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America*
Rockville, MD
To support basic and clinical IDBD research.


DC Firefighters Burn Foundation*
Washington, DC
To support survivor support programs and camp for youth burn survivors.


Edu-Futuro*
Arlington, VA
To support the Emerging Leaders Program.


Empowered Women International
Silver Spring, MD
To support the entrepreneurship and micro-enterprise program.


FOKUS International*
Salisbury, MD
To support micro-business grants for women seeking to earn a living and to cover some operational costs in Egypt.


Georgetown University*
Washington, DC
To support the university’s Annual Fund, which provides undergraduate scholarships.


Habitat for Humanity International
Atlanta, GA
To provide decent, secure housing to eight families with differently-abled members in Savda Ghevra, a resettlement colony in West Delhi.


Hoffman Institute Foundation
San Rafael, CA
To support the Hoffman Youth Program which helps inner-city teens become self-loving, self-directed young adults.


Integrative Health Initiative*
Arlington, VA
To support the expansion of massage therapy services to hospitalized patients with cancer.


International Action
Washington, DC
To support construction and auditing of the Port-au-Prince Chlorine Distribution Center and the expansion of the Chlorine Distribution System to communities in the Artibonite.


Lakeshore Forest Symphony
Lake Bluff, IL
To introduce the new Lake Forest Symphony Music Director to the broad Lake County community through two opening gala concerts and surrounding community events and to hire a part-time Marketing and Public Relations consultant.


LakeView Technology Academy
Pleasant Prairie, WI
To purchase an atomic scanning electron microscope.


Living Water International
Stafford, TX
To dig a well in a community in India and to support other water projects in India.


Miracle Foundation
Austin, TX
To support tutor training at ten orphanages and pilot computer programs at two orphanages.


Montgomery Community College
Troy, NC
To support the college’s Project Lead the Way Human Body integration and make the curriculum available to high school students through the Career and College Program.


Moss Creek Marines
Hilton Head, SC
To support the Operation Helping Heroes program.


NEO Fund
Puyallup, WA
To accelerate the growth of NEO Fund’s micro-lending program in Nicaragua and jump start Phase 1 of a new agricultural co-op and vocational training center in Tipitapa.


Northern Moore Family Resource Center
Robbins, NC
To support the HOPE Preschool and Family Outreach Project.


Project Concern International
San Diego, CA
To strengthen the youth program by expanding outreach and improving the quality of vocational training, life skills/health education, and remedial education.


Ragdale Foundation*
Lake Forest, IL
To support the core artist-in-residence program.


Trees for the Future
Silver Spring, MD
To support smallholder farmers improve their livelihoods, increase household income, and create environmentally-sustainable farmlands through forest gardens and to support the strategic planning process in 2014.


Westside Intermediate School*
Hebron, MD
To support the school’s technology needs.


Write on Door County
Fish Creek, WI
To complete a feasibility study for a writing center.


*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.