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Our Grantees (2018)

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ALDEA: Advancing Local Development through Empowerment and Action
New York, NY
To provide 80 families with latrines, efficient stoves, gray water filters, and hygiene training in Palima, Tecpán, in Chimaltenango, Guatemala.


Alverno College
Milwaukee, WI
To support Alverno College's Certified Nursing Assistant partnership with Carmen Schools of Science & Technology will provide clear college/career pathways to underrepresented students and address critical health care worker shortages in our state.

Boulder Crest Retreat for Veteran and Military Wellness
Bluemont, VA
To support the Warrior PATHH (Progressive and Alternative Training for Healing Heroes) a breakthrough combat stress recovery program for veterans.


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sandhills
Southern Pines, NC
To support a three-year project with the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership (KFP) and The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation (TFI) to design, implement, and study the outcomes of innovative, year-round Out-of-School Time (OST) STEM programming on BGCS’ middle school members.


Cardinal Stritch University
Milwaukee, WI
To support the Career Ready Internship Program which places juniors and seniors with financial need in paid internship experiences, related to their major, to accelerate their career path.


Carthage College
Kenosha, WI
To support the College in investing in a digital learning management system to improve the College's expanding nursing program and offerings, especially online, that will aim to fill the nation's nursing shortage.


Fabretto Children's Foundation
Evanston, IL
To support Fabretto's alternative rural education model that prepares the youth of Somoto, Nicaragua with an opportunity to build sustainable skills for income generation and positive economic development.


Miami, FL
To support Gutemala City's marginalized youth population with vocational training in photography and graphic design, and support ongoing case management and support to these children.


Hoffman Institute Foundation
San Rafael, CA
To support military war veterans with nearly full scholarships to The Hoffman Process (retreat and healing program).


Lake Forest Symphony
Lake Forest, IL
To support the launch of a free Lake Forest Symphony Family Membership program where families are able to sign up for and access free tickets to ongoing concert series.


National Wildlife Federation
Annapolis, MD
To support the development and construction of oyster castles to improve water quality and prevent erosion in the Chesapeake Bay.


The NEO Fund
Puyallup, WA
To develop an innovative training/coaching program to equip our micro-loan borrowers in Nicaragua.


Wilmington, NC
paws4people is an organization set up to support the training of service dogs for children and veterans. This grant was made to support the rennovation of an old building to become the organization's permanent home.


Peninsula School of Art
Fish Creek, WI
To support the Peninsula School of Art in the construction of a digital teaching lab on campus to support the Door Creativity Campaign.


The Ragdale Foundation
Lake Forest, IL
To support the Ragdale in Schools program that sponsors and hosts teacher retreats.


Sandhills Community College
Pinehurst, NC
To support the College in developing a comprehensive construction education program to fill a gap in skill in the market.


Urban Ecology Center
Milwaukee, WI
To provide support to the Urban Ecology Center's High School Outdoor Leadership program, that provides two-year paid internships that help students develop skills.


*Discretionary and Special Committee grants – directed by individual board members or special committees, are not reported here.