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Our Grantees (2020)

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ALDEA: Advancing Local Development through Empowerment and Action
New York, NY
To provide 189 families with gray water filters and hygiene training in Pachichiac, Tecpán, and Patzaj, Comalapa in Guatemala. This project is a critical piece of the larger water and sanitation component of ALDEA's integrated approach to improving health and well-being and reducing chronic childhood malnutrition in rural Mayan communities.


Southern Pines, NC
To support 8 ArtistYear AmeriCorps Fellows to serve as full-time teaching artists to 2,250 non-duplicated disadvantaged students twice per-week in 8 Moore County area high-need schools, through 13,600 hours of arts instruction during the school year. Fellows will significantly expand and deepen arts education in the area and develop successful workforce participants through the arts.


Carthage College
Kenosha, WI
To support the college's recently launched Aspire Program, a 4-year career development program for undergraduate students, which serves as a critical conduit for supporting the institution’s expanding influence on the regional college-to-career pipeline. As the program continues to develop, there is a clear need for improved data management practices, closer analysis of student completion, the development of a virtual curriculum, and closer regional coordination focused on improved K-12 continuity. In order to efficiently scale The Aspire Program, this grant will support the hiring of a plan manager, who would be responsible for these functions.


Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (Green VI Project)
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
To support Green VI in the purchase of a glass crusher for the main island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands that will facilitate the practical demonstration of how to manage glass waste in an island setting. Glass “waste” will be collected, processed and used as raw material input for construction applications and for creating jobs and products from waste. A replicable Glass Management Strategy will be developed that can be shared with other islands and remote areas.


Fabretto Children's Foundation
Evanston, IL
To continue support to 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.


Hoffman Institute Foundation
San Rafael, CA
To provide the organization with emergency funds to be used to redesign the Institute's retreat site in the wake of severe damage from California forest fires.


Kemper Center, Inc.
Kenosha, WI
To support rennovation of Founder's Hall and to provide the organization with resources to update its technology needs. The mission of Kemper Center, Inc. is to preserve the historic nature of the Kemper Center site and buildings, and to offer programs that promote understanding of local history and all arts, while providing a historic setting for cultural, recreational and educational activities.


National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
Silver Spring, MD
To support the removal of marine debris from Eastern Dry Rocks reef near Key West. Debris removal is an important first step in preparing the reef for further restoration efforts that include coral out-planting, settlement, and growth.


National Wildlife Federation
Annapolis, MD
To retrofit existing offshore breakwaters with oyster castles to create a more sustainable and green breakwater infrastructure. This project will be studied to determine its effectiveness to dampen wave energy, improve water quality, and provide ecological habitat.


Partner for Surgery
McLean, VA
To strengthen Partner for Surgery's efforts to reduce malnutrition, morbidity, and mortality of children with cleft-palates during COVID-19. This project will offer 300 children with ongoing nutrition support in advance of cleft surgery in 2021.


Southern Environmental Law Center
Charlottesville, VA
To continue the urgent outreach, advocacy, and litigation efforts to defend the critical protections of the Clean Water Act against ongoing deregulation and changes from the EPA.


The Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Commandery of Palm Beaches Foundation
Palm Beach, FL
To support the building of a new Children and Youth Development Center at the Haitian Baptist Church in Belle Glade. Primarily, this project will provide supportive nutrition, education and mentoring for children to create brighter futures and empower sustainable lives.


Weymouth Center (Friends of Weymouth)
Southern Pines, NC
To support the Weymouth Center in rennovating its restroom facilities to be ADA compliant to better serve active duty military and veterans with innovative nature-based therapeutic treatment programs.


Write On Door County*
Fish Creek, WI
To provide funds to rennovate the organization's outdoor space where the organization provides ongoing programming and writer retreats.


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