Our Grantees

While our grantmaking has spanned three areas – foundation openness, feedback research, and feedback practice – we are currently accepting applications only for Listen for Good, our national initiative implementing high-quality feedback loops at customer-facing nonprofits.

View a searchable list below for all our grantees, or read a Grantee Story that illustrates the power of listening and feedback.

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Awarded Grants


The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) $292,000 / 2 years (2016-17) $160,000 / 2 years (2015-16)

The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP)

For a research project and publication entitled: “Knowledge about What Works: What and How Foundations Know” (2016-17)
For a research project and publication entitled, “Foundation Transparency: Why It Matters and What It Takes” (2015-16)
CEP provides data and insight so philanthropic funders can better define, assess, and improve their effectiveness and, as a result, their intended impact. With this research project, CEP plans to build on its previous work on foundation transparency by investigating how foundations are assessing what’s working and what isn’t (both in their programmatic areas and in their internal operations), how they use that information, and how they decide what to be open about.

effectivephilanthropy.org

Exponent Philanthropy $122,000 / 1 year (2016) $146,000 / 2 years (2015-16)

Exponent Philanthropy

To produce a series of four regional events branded as “Philanthropy Lessons Live: Great Funder-Grantee Relationships” (2016-17)
For production and distribution of videos in which foundations share successes, failures, and lessons learned (2015-16)
Exponent Philanthropy is the country’s largest association of funders—nearly 2,200 members strong—and the only one dedicated to serving foundations with few or no staff, philanthropic families, and individual donors.

exponentphilanthropy.org

First Nations Development Institute $400,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

First Nations Development Institute

For a research initiative to understand perceptions of Indians within the philanthropic community and instigate a productive dialogue on philanthropic investment in Native communities.
First Nations Development Institute is a premier national, Native American-led nonprofit organization with a mission to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities. First Nations invests in and creates innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities.

firstnations.org

United Philanthropy Forum $300,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

United Philanthropy Forum

To improve foundation openness through regional initiatives and nationwide learning.
United Philanthropy Forum is a national network that facilitates effective philanthropy to strengthen communities and improve lives throughout the United States. With deep regional roots and a broad nationwide reach, the Forum Network represents more than 5,500 participating organizations, the largest network serving and advancing philanthropy in America.

unitedphilforum.org

Foundation Center $301,706 / 2 years (2016-17) $296,000 / 2 years (2015-16)

Foundation Center

To develop resources and tools focused on the greater sharing of evaluations and lessons learned through an IssueLab “evaluation vertical”, GrantCraft guide, and Glasspockets thought leadership.(2016-17)
For the expansion of IssueLab through enhanced technology and increased outreach (2015-16)
Foundation Center is a primary provider of knowledge services for the social sector. Collectively, its Glasspockets, GrantCraft, and IssueLab services offer resources and data to improve practice and to encourage the open sharing of lessons learned.  With a new searchable section of IssueLab’s website dedicated to collecting and sharing evaluations as the project’s home base, Glasspockets and GrantCraft will offer related thought leadership through various forms including a guide, blog series, case studies, and dedicated sections of the respective websites. The grant will leverage past technology and audience growth efforts by also supporting a communications campaign elevating and amplifying this work.

foundationcenter.org

FSG $271,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

FSG

To work with a subset of funders involved with the Collective Impact Forum as a “learning lab” for improving foundation openness and disseminate those learnings.
FSG is a mission-driven consulting firm for leaders in search of large-scale, lasting social change. Through a combination of customized services, powerful ideas, and learning communities like the Collective Impact Forum, FSG helps foundations, businesses, nonprofits, and governments around the world accelerate progress. The Collective Impact Forum is a field-building initiative of FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions.

fsg.org

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations $165,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

To experiment with two approaches to address grantee inclusion/foundation openness: 1) the Change Incubator, and 2) public workshops.
GEO is a diverse community of more than 550 grantmakers working to reshape the way philanthropy operates. Understanding that grantmakers are successful only to the extent that their grantees achieve meaningful results, GEO promotes strategies and practices that contribute to grantee success.

geofunders.org

Guidestar $90,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Guidestar

To prototype a mechanism for sharing beneficiary feedback between funders and nonprofits.
GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.

guidestar.org

National Center for Family Philanthropy $304,980 / 2 years (2016-17)

National Center for Family Philanthropy

To influence 500 family foundations on how to be more open and transparent in order to improve their grantmaking effectiveness through targeted communications, conference sessions and meetings, webinars, and a Transparency Assessment and Planning (TAP) Tool.
The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) is the only national nonprofit dedicated exclusively to families who give and those who work with them. NCFP provides resources, expertise and support families need to transform their values into effective giving that makes a lasting impact on the communities they serve.

ncfp.org

Women’s Funding Network $350,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Women’s Funding Network

To conduct a holistic analysis of the openness, accountability, and transparency practices of 90 women’s foundations and share the learnings across the network and with the greater philanthropic community.
With close to 100 women’s foundations and gender equity funders engaged, Women’s Funding Network is the largest philanthropic network in the world devoted to women and girls, investing over $400 million annually to advance gender equity.

womensfundingnetwork.org

Creative Commons $125,000 / 1 year (2015)

Creative Commons

For the creation of resources and tools to help foundations adopt open licensing policies
Creative Commons offers a set of free, flexible, easy-to-use copyright licenses that allows authors to share their creative works on more open terms, explicitly permitting others to freely distribute, use and build upon that work. With this grant, Creative Commons will create resources and tools to help foundations adopt open licensing policies so that more of the materials produced by grantees with grant funds can be openly shared.

creativecommons.org

GiveWell $100,000 / 1 year (2015)

GiveWell

For the Open Philanthropy Project
GiveWell provides rigorous analysis of nonprofit performance summarized in “top charity” recommendations on their website that influenced $17 million in giving by individual donors and foundations in 2013. The Open Philanthropy Project is a new initiative by GiveWell and the Good Ventures foundation that seeks to promote effective giving and open sharing by funders about their decisions, processes, lessons learned and failures.

givewell.org

Anixter Center $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Anixter Center

Nominated by The Chicago Community Trust
The Anixter Center provides an array of services and supports to people with developmental disabilities and related challenges so they can live, learn, work and play in the community.

anixter.org

A Step Ahead Foundation $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

A Step Ahead Foundation

Nominated by The Plough Foundation
A Step Ahead aims to provide access to long acting, reversible contraception (“LARC”) to women in Shelby County, TN. They focus on LARCs because they are the most effective methods of birth control though only 7.2% of women in the US currently use them.

astepaheadfoundation.org

artworxLA $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

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artworxLA

Nominated by Weingart Foundation
ArtworxLA seeks to combat the high school drop-out crisis with a long-term, sequential arts program that inspires youth in alternative high schools to stay in school, evolve as unique individuals and flourish as creative adults.

artworxla.org

Blue Engine $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

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Blue Engine

Nominated by Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
Blue Engine seeks to increase college-readiness among students most at-risk of never attaining postsecondary degrees by working closely with district high schools to test innovative uses of human capital and reimagine what classrooms should look like.

blueengine.org

Blue Ribbon Commission $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Blue Ribbon Commission

Nominated by United Way of the Cape Fear Area
The Blue Ribbon Commission was created by a commission that included the Mayor, DA, superintendent of schools and others in response to rising crime rates in the area.

brcyez.org

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula

Nominated by David & Lucile Packard Foundation
BGCP aims to provide low-income youth in their local community (East Palo Alto and Eastern Menlo Park, in Silicon Valley) with the opportunities they need to graduate from high school ready to succeed in college and/or career.

bgcp.org

Greater Boston Legal Services $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Greater Boston Legal Services

Nominated by The Boston Foundation
GBLS represents low-income individuals and families in Boston and 31 additional cities and towns in the Greater Boston area, assisting individual clients to secure some of the most basic necessities of life as well as addressing systemic problems that adversely impact their lives.

gbls.org

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco

Nominated by Sand Hill Foundation
HHGSF aims to provide Bay Area families with a springboard to secure a stable future through affordable home ownership, financial literacy and neighborhood revitalization.

habitatgsf.org

Homeport $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Homeport

Nominated by Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
Homeport aims to create healthy, stable homes for low-income residents of Central Ohio through the provision of high quality, affordable rental homes.

homeportohio.org

Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago

Nominated by The Private Bank
NHS aims to create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their neighborhoods.

nhschicago.org

New Door Ventures $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

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New Door Ventures

Nominated by Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
New Door prepares disconnected youth ages 16-24 in San Francisco for success in work and life through paid jobs, intensive case management, skill-building workshops and education support.

newdoor.org

Nurse-Family Partnership $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

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Nurse-Family Partnership

Nominated by Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
NFP is an evidence-based community health program that serves low-income women pregnant with their first child.

nursefamilypartnership.org

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

Nominated by Inasmuch Foundation
The Food Bank seeks to operate programs that meet a substantial increase in the demand for food, a decrease in corporate donations, and an increased understanding of our country’s diet-related public health crisis.

regionalfoodbank.org

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

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Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

Nominated by David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Second Harvest is a primary source of food for individuals in the Silicon Valley region with limited incomes and few resources to access healthy food. They serve over 240,000 people every month and distribute over 1,000,000 pounds of food each week.

shfb.org

SRVS $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

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SRVS

Nominated by The Plough Foundation
SRVS seeks to enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and believes that all people, regardless of ability, have the right to live, work and play in their own communities as fully integrated members of society.

srvs.org

Talent Development Secondary $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Talent Development Secondary

Nominated by Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
TDS is a curriculum development program based out of the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. TDS aims to build capacity in the highest need schools that contribute the largest number of students to our nation’s dropout crisis.

talentdevelopmentsecondary.com

The Village for Families & Children $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

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The Village for Families & Children

Nominated by Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Based in Hartford, CT, The Village is regional multi-service mental health organization. Founded over 200 years ago, the Village provides services to over 8,000 people annually including behavioral health, early childhood and youth development and family support services.

thevillage.org

Union Capital Boston $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Union Capital Boston

Nominated by The Boston Foundation
UCB connects low-income community members in Boston with resources and organizations by marrying traditional community organizing with modern technology.

unioncapitalboston.org

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County

Nominated by Health Foundation for Western and Central New York
Among its many roles in the community, this United Way focuses on improving community conditions in education, financial stability and health and wellness.

uwbec.org

Our House Shelter $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

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Our House Shelter

Nominated by W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community.

ourhouseshelter.org

Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science

Nominated by Rita Allen Foundation
Public Lab is a community and non-profit developing and applying open-source tools to address environmental issues that affect people.

publiclab.org

PACE Center for Girls $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

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PACE Center for Girls

Nominated by Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
PACE provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.

pacecenter.org

TeenForce $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

TeenForce

Nominated by Innovate Foundation
TeenForce is a social enterprise helping youth gain the skills, habits and work experience to fulfill their potential.

teenforce.org

UTEC $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

UTEC

Nominated by Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
UTEC ignites and nurtures the ambition of Lowell’s most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success.

utec-lowell.org

El Buen Samaritano $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

El Buen Samaritano

Nominated by Episcopal Health Foundation
El Buen Samaritano is an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas committed to helping Latino and other families in Central Texas lead healthy, productive and secure lives through high-quality and affordable healthcare, education and financial security services.

elbuen.org

East End Neighborhood House $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

East End Neighborhood House

Nominated by Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio
East End Neighborhood House in Cleveland, Ohio compassionately provides culturally-competent integrated social services, leadership development and healthy activities that nurture our community’s individuals and families—children through seniors—to become self-sufficient and ultimately thrive.

eenh.org

Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS) $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS)

Nominated by Episcopal Health Foundation
ECHOS improves the quality of life of the most vulnerable and at-risk individuals in our community by eliminating the disparities in access to healthcare, education and job training.

echos-houston.org

Family Service Center of Galveston County $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Family Service Center of Galveston County

Nominated by Episcopal Health Foundation
Promoting the mental health and wellbeing of individuals and families through counseling, education, and prevention.

fsc-galveston.org

Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan

Nominated by United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Feeding hungry people and nourishing our communities, Gleaners collects 34.5 million pounds of food a year and distributes 79,000 meals each day.

gcfb.org

Malama Pono Health Services $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Malama Pono Health Services

Nominated by Hawai’i Community Foundation
Malama Pono provides individualized compassionate health care services and education to meet the evolving needs of those on Kauai.

malama-pono.org

Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM)

Nominated by Episcopal Health Foundation
MAM assures that families have the means to meet their basic needs.

maministries.org

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Nominated by Oregon Community Foundation
OMSI inspires curiosity through engaging science learning experiences, fosters experimentation and the exchange of ideas, and stimulates informed action.

omsi.edu

Arts for LA $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Arts for LA

Nominated by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Arts for LA is a voice for the arts in Greater Los Angeles that informs, engages, and mobilizes individuals and organizations to advocate for access to the arts across all communities; arts education for every student; robust investment in the arts; and inclusion of diverse and underrepresented voices.

artsforla.org

Child Advocates of Fort Bend $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Child Advocates of Fort Bend

Nominated by Episcopal Health Foundation
Child Advocates of Fort Bend provides a voice, heals the hurt, and breaks the cycle of abuse for children in Fort Bend County Texas.

cafb.org

Good World Solutions $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Good World Solutions

Nominated by Cisco Systems
Good World Solutions is a social enterprise that uses technology to improve workers’ lives.

goodworldsolutions.org

In Our Backyards $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

In Our Backyards

Nominated by The JPB Foundation
In Our Backyards mobilizes neighbors who have good ideas to become powerful citizen leaders who plan, fund and make positive change in their own neighborhoods.

ioby.org

International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology

Nominated by Individual Donor
ICAST (TM) develops and implements market-based solutions for issues that plague underserved communities.

icastusa.org

Lone Star Circle of Care $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Lone Star Circle of Care

Nominated by Episcopal Health Foundation
Lone Star Circle of Care Federally Qualified Health Center that provides comprehensive primary care and integrated behavioral health services, regardless of ability to pay, for residents of Central Texas.

lscctx.org

Phoenix Center Texas $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Phoenix Center Texas

Nominated by Episcopal Health Foundation
The Phoenix Center is committed to meeting the need for high-quality, affordable mental health care for children and families in need.

phoenixcentertexas.org

ProUnitas $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

ProUnitas

Nominated by Episcopal Health Foundation
ProUnitas seeks to facilitate the effective entry, coordination and implementation of Houston’s existing educational, health and social services for underserved communities.

prounitas.org

Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project

Nominated by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project promotes the creation, exhibition and distribution of new films/videos that address the vital social justice issues that concern queer women of color and our communities, authentically reflect our life stories, and build community through art and activism.

qwocmap.org

ReMerge Oklahoma $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

ReMerge Oklahoma

Nominated by Inasmuch Foundation
ReMerge is a comprehensive female diversion program designed to transform pregnant women and mothers facing incarceration into productive citizens.

remergeok.org

Samaritan Center $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Samaritan Center

Nominated by Episcopal Health Foundation
Samaritan Center works to improve the mental, physical, and spiritual health of children and families in Central Texas.

samaritan-center.org

Springboard to Opportunities $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Springboard to Opportunities

Nominated by Wishcamper Family Foundation
Springboard To Opportunities connects families living in affordable housing with resources and programs that help them advance themselves in school, work and life.

springboardto.org

On The Move $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

On The Move

Nominated by The Whitman Institute
On The Move develops and sustains young leaders by building exceptional programs that challenge inequities in their communities.

onthemovebayarea.org

Genesys Works – Bay Area $60,000 / 2 years (2016-17)

Genesys Works – Bay Area

Nominated by GreenLight Fund Bay Area
Genesys Works of the Bay Area enables economically-disadvantaged high school students to enter and thrive in the economic mainstream by providing them the knowledge and work experience required to succeed as professionals.

genesysworks.org

Open Door Legal $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Open Door Legal

Nominated by Younger Family Foundation
Open Door Legal is working to create the country’s first system of universal access to legal representation and prove that when everyone has access to the law, poverty can be dramatically reduced.

opendoorlegal.org

Boston Scores $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Boston Scores

Nominated by Wellington Management Foundation
Boston Scores provides at-risk youth with team-based education programs that foster their health & wellbeing, academic achievement, and civic engagement.

bostonscores.org

Arkansas Housing and Community Development Corporation $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Arkansas Housing and Community Development Corporation

Nominated by Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Arkansas Community and Economic Development and CDC is dedicated to creating affordable Community and Economic Development opportunities, fostering economic self-sufficiency, promoting training and education, and enhancing access to supportive services for low-income residents of North Little Rock, specifically residents of the North Little Rock Community and Economic Development Authority.

arhcdc.org

 

Northwest Assistance Ministries $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Northwest Assistance Ministries

Nominated by Episcopal Health Foundation
Northwest Assistance Ministries is a non-profit, community-based social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

namonline.org

NALEO Educational Fund $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

NALEO Educational Fund

Nominated by The JPB Foundation
NALEO Educational Fund is the leading non-partisan, non-profit national organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.

naleo.org

Neighborhood Ministries $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Neighborhood Ministries

Nomination made anonymously
Neighborhood Ministries breaks the cycle of poverty in impoverished, inner-city Phoenix by holistically loving, serving, and bringing life-transforming hope and power to families in the community.

nmphx.com

Monarch Services – Servicios Monarca $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Monarch Services – Servicios Monarca

Nominated by David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Monarch Services offers comprehensive intervention services to survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence and prevention services to community members with a focus on youth and farmworkers.

monarchscc.org

Matagorda Episcopal Health Outreach Program $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Matagorda Episcopal Health Outreach Program

Nominated by Episcopal Health Foundation
Matagorda Episcopal Health Outreach Program is a Federally Qualified Health Center in Bay City, Texas providing healthcare services to the community of Matagorda County and surrounding areas.

mehop.org

Metro Housing Boston $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Metro Housing Boston

Nominated by The Boston Foundation
Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership ensures that the region’s low- and moderate-income individuals and families have choice and mobility in finding and retaining decent affordable housing.

metrohousingboston.org

Middle Tyger Community Center $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Middle Tyger Community Center

Nominated by Mary Black Foundation and The Spartanburg County Foundation
Middle Tyger Community Center provides free and low cost health, education, and family support services that enrich lives and build community.

middletyger.org

 

The Art Effect $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

The Art Effect

Nominated by Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
The Art Effect is a multi-arts educational center that works with students of all ages to change lives through the arts.

feelthearteffect.org

 

LeadersUp $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

LeadersUp

Nominated by The Rockefeller Foundation
LeadersUp is a talent development intermediary focused on ending the youth unemployment and opportunity divide by meeting business hiring needs with a pipeline of ready-to-work young adults.

leadersup.org

Lone Star Family Health Center $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Lone Star Family Health Center

Nominated by Episcopal Health Foundation
Lone Star Family Health Center is a full service state-of-the-art family health services provider operating facilities in Conroe, Spring, and Willis, Texas.

lonestarfamily.org

 

Lotus Bloom $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Lotus Bloom

Nominated by David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Lotus Bloom (LB) is a multicultural, community led organization that empowers underserved families with young children in the Oakland community.

lotusbloomfamily.org

 

Massachusetts General Hospital, First 1,000 Days Program $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Massachusetts General Hospital, First 1,000 Days Program

Nominated by The Boston Foundation
The First 1,000 Days Program of Massachusetts General brings together community health center leadership, staff and patients to identify opportunities for systems-level improvements to address the needs of the child, the mother and the family.

massgeneral.org

Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston

Nominated by Episcopal Health Foundation
Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston promotes health, hope and dignity for Houston’s homeless through accessible and comprehensive care.

homeless-healthcare.org

The Free Clinics $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

The Free Clinics

Nominated by Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC Foundation
The Free Clinics enhances the healthcare system in Henderson County & neighboring communities in North Carolina to ensure the accessibility of quality healthcare for uninsured, low-income clients.

thefreeclinics.org

HopeWorks $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

HopeWorks

Nominated by Assisi Foundation of Memphis
HopeWorks provides hope and transformation through education, spiritual development and a respect for work.

whyhopeworks.org

Institute for Nonprofit Practice $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Institute for Nonprofit Practice

Nominated by The Boston Foundation
Institute for Nonprofit Practice works to elevate the nonprofit sector and make it exponentially more effective, connected, and diverse by educating the current and next generation of leaders.

nonprofitpractice.org

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Nominated by Overdeck Family Foundation
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum promotes awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming, in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.

intrepidmuseum.org

 

Genesys Works – Twin Cities $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Genesys Works – Twin Cities

Nominated by York Solutions’ Think IT Association

Genesys Works — Twin Cities seeks to transform the lives of disadvantaged high school students through skills training, meaningful internships, and impactful relationships.

genesysworks.org/twincities

Groundswell $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Groundswell

Nominated by The JPB Foundation
Groundswell serves communities in Washington D.C. and Baltimore by organizing local community solar projects that can power our communities with 100% clean, solar power while allowing us to share power with our neighbors.

groundswell.org

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis

Nominated by The Assisi Foundation of Memphis
Memphis Habitat partners with people in our community to help them build or improve places they can call home through new home construction and affordable mortgages; critical home repair and rehabilitation work; and aging in place home modifications for seniors.

memphishabitat.com

DREAM $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

DREAM

Nominated by The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
DREAM’s mission is to provide inner-city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn and Grow. They use the power of teams to coach, teach and inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams.

wearedream.org

Domus Kids $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Domus Kids

Nominated by The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
Domus is a human services nonprofit that serves some of the most struggling youth in Stamford and New Haven, CT through their educational, community, and residential programs.

domuskids.org

East Valley Adult Resources $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

East Valley Adult Resources

Nominated by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
East Valley Adult Resources provides a full continuum of programs and services aimed at independence with dignity as older adults and families navigate the sometimes challenging journey of aging.

evadultresources.org

Families in Transition $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Families in Transition

Nominated by Endowment for Health and New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Families in Transition provides safe, affordable housing and social services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect.

fitnh.org

Community Bridges $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Community Bridges

Nominated by David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Community Bridges is one of Santa Cruz County’s largest human services nonprofits serving children, families and seniors.

communitybridges.org

Community Care Clinic of Rowan County $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Community Care Clinic of Rowan County

Nominated by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
Community Care Clinic of Rowan County provides primary medical and dental care as well as prescription medications to qualified under served and uninsured adults in Rowan County, North Carolina.

communitycareofrowan.org

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida

Nominated by The Florida Bar Foundation
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is a nonprofit law firm striving to remove barriers to justice by empowering vulnerable communities through legal advocacy.

clsmf.org

Conservation Corps North Bay $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Conservation Corps North Bay

Nominated by REDF
Conservation Corps North Bay, Inc. offers job training, high school education, and vocational certifications for young adults, preparing young people from all corners of the North Bay to become strong environmental leaders, develop an ethic of service and create strong, sustainable communities.

ccnorthbay.org

Childhaven $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Childhaven

Nominated by San Juan United Way and Merrion Foundation
Childhaven serves abused, neglected, abandoned, and traumatized children and their families through a variety of services.

childhavennm.org

Children’s Law Center $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Children’s Law Center

Nominated by Ms. Elizabeth Bausch
Children’s Law Center fights so every child in DC can grow up with a loving family, good health and a quality education.

childrenslawcenter.org

Colorado Youth for a Change $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Colorado Youth for a Change

Nominated by The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
Colorado Youth for a Change reengages Colorado students that are either at risk for not completing high school, or who have dropped out of school completely, by providing case management to build positive relationships, reducing barriers to educational success and coordinating academic support services, so that students will reengage with their education and earn their high school diploma or GED, thereby ultimately contributing to solving the dropout crisis in Colorado.

youthforachange.org

Chicanos Por La Causa $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Chicanos Por La Causa

Nominated by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Chicanos Por La Causa is an all-encompassing organization for the underserved that includes a comprehensive range of bilingual and bi-cultural services in Economic Development, Education, Health & Human Services, and Housing.

cplc.org

Catie’s Closet $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Catie’s Closet

Nominated by The Boston Foundation
Catie’s Closet provides clothing and toiletries to children living in poverty right within their school.

catiescloset.org

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre

Nominated by The Boston Foundation
José Mateo Ballet Theatre works to make ballet accessible to everyone through innovative programming, artistic excellence, and extensive community outreach.

ballettheatre.org

Casa Esperanza $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Casa Esperanza

Nominated by The Boston Foundation
Casa Esperanza empowers individuals and families to recover from addiction, trauma, mental illness and other chronic medical conditions; overcome homelessness; and achieve health and wellness through comprehensive, integrated care.

casaesperanza.org

Center for Youth Wellness $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Center for Youth Wellness

Nominated by The JPB Foundation
The Center for Youth Wellness is part of a national effort to revolutionize pediatric medicine and transform the way society responds to kids exposed to significant adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress.

centerforyouthwellness.org

A New Leaf $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

A New Leaf

Nominated by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
A New Leaf provides a broad range of support services to individuals and families on their journey to independence.

turnanewleaf.org

 

Save the Family Foundation of Arizona $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Save the Family Foundation of Arizona

Nominated by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Save the Family Foundation of Arizona offers a variety of programs designed to empower families to conquer homelessness and achieve life-long independence.

savethefamily.org

 

Our House $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Our House

Nominated by Harland Charitable Foundation
Our House offers children and families experiencing homelessness the tools, support, and education they need to thrive.

ourhousega.org

Peninsula Bridge $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Peninsula Bridge

Nominated by Sobrato Family Foundation
Peninsula Bridge transforms the lives of highly motivated, low-income students by preparing and supporting them for success in college preparatory high school programs and four-year colleges.

peninsulabridge.org

Planned Parenthood Northern California $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Planned Parenthood Northern California

Nominated by William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Planned Parenthood Northern California champions healthy communities and increases access to quality health care, information, and reproductive freedom by providing medical services, education, and advocacy.

ppnorcal.org

Redwood Empire Food Bank $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Redwood Empire Food Bank

Nominated by Petaluma Health Center
The Redwood Empire Food Bank  is the largest hunger-relief organization serving north coastal California, from Sonoma County to the Oregon border.

refb.org

Root & Rebound $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Root & Rebound

Nominated by Stand Together
Root & Rebound increases access to justice and opportunity for people in reentry from prison and jail, and educates and empowers those who support them, fundamentally advancing and strengthening the reentry infrastructure across the state of California.

rootandrebound.org

ServeMinnesota $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

ServeMinnesota

Nominated by W. K. Kellogg Foundation
ServeMinnesota works with AmeriCorps members and community partners to meet critical needs throughout Minnesota with specific focus on solving tough problems in educational achievement, economic opportunity, and environmental protection.

serveminnesota.org

Silicon Valley Urban Debate League $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Silicon Valley Urban Debate League

Nominated by Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2)
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League helps low-income youth tap the power of their voices to compete, excel, and change the world.

svudl.org

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Diocese of Phoenix $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Diocese of Phoenix

Nominated by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul strives to feed, clothe, house, and heal homeless and working poor individuals and families in central and northern Arizona.

stvincentdepaul.net

 

Southwest Human Development $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Southwest Human Development

Nominated by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Southwest Human Development strengthens the foundation Arizona’s children need for a great start in life.

swhd.org

Southwest Solutions $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Southwest Solutions

Nominated by NeighborWorks America
Southwest Solutions builds a strong and healthy community while changing and saving lives.

swsol.org

 

Special Health Resources for Texas $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Special Health Resources for Texas

Nominated by Episcopal Health Foundation
Special Health Resources for Texas is a federally qualified health center serving 23 counties in northeast Texas and working to expand access to affordable and comprehensive health care services to the underserved of our region.

specialhealth.org

Benevilla $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Benevilla

Nominated by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Benevilla provides extensive support services for older adults, adults with disabilities, children, and the families who care for them.

benevilla.org

Taller San Jose Hope Builders $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Taller San Jose Hope Builders

Nominated by The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
Hope Builders provides Orange County’s most disadvantaged youth the life skills and job training needed to achieve enduring personal and professional success.

tsjhopebuilders.org

Teen Success, Inc. $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Teen Success, Inc.

Nominated by William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Teen Success helps underserved teen mothers and their children become educated, self-sufficient, valued members of society.

teensuccess.org

Tejas Health Care $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Tejas Health Care

Nominated by Episcopal Health Foundation
Tejas Health Care, a Federally Qualified Health Center, provides quality, affordable, compassionate and accessible primary medical, dental and behavioral health care to the Fayette County area of Texas.

tejashealthcare.org

The Ali Forney Center $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

The Ali Forney Center

Nominated by The Rockefeller Foundation
The Ali Forney Center protects LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empowers them with the tools needed to live independently.

aliforneycenter.org

The Art of Yoga Project $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

The Art of Yoga Project

Nominated by Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund
The Art of Yoga Project focuses on early intervention to help marginalized and justice-involved girls prepare for a positive future.

theartofyogaproject.org

Power to Decide $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Power to Decide

Nominated by The JPB Foundation
Power to Decide improves the lives and future prospects of children and families and, in particular, helps ensure that children are born into stable, two-parent families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation.

thenationalcampaign.org

HOPE San Francisco Community Based Wellness Program $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

HOPE San Francisco Community Based Wellness Program

Nominated by Walter and Elise Haas Fund
HOPE SF is a public-private partnership and collective impact initiative aimed at disrupting inter-generational poverty, reducing social isolation, and creating vibrant mixed-income communities without mass displacement.

sff.org

Tyler FAMILY Circle of Care $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Tyler FAMILY Circle of Care

Nominated by Episcopal Health Foundation
Tyler FAMILY Circle of Care, a Federally Qualified Health Center, provides access to compassionate care for families.

tylerfcc.org

UMOM New Day Centers $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

UMOM New Day Centers

Nominated by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
UMOM New Day Center works to prevent and end homelessness with innovative strategies and housing solutions that meet the unique needs of each family and individual.

umom.org

United Way of Southern Nevada $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

United Way of Southern Nevada

Nominated by Las Vegas – Clark County Library District Foundation
United Way of Southern Nevada unites the community to improve people’s lives.

uwsn.org

 

WorkLife Partnership $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

WorkLife Partnership

Nominated by The Rockefeller Foundation
WorkLife Partnership is a successful social enterprise dedicated to building sustainable communities and thriving workplaces by promoting employer investments in low-income workers.

worklifepartnership.org

Youth Services of Tulsa $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Youth Services of Tulsa

Nominated by The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
Youth Services of Tulsa works to value and accept all youth, supporting and challenging them to embrace their potential.

yst.org

Central Texas Food Bank $45,000 / 2 years (2017-18)

Central Texas Food Bank

Nomination made anonymously
Central Texas Food Bank works with food donors across the country, financial supporters and volunteers to fill unmet needs in Central Texas.

centraltexasfoodbank.org

Alameda Point Collaborative $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Alameda Point Collaborative

Nominated by Sunlight Giving
Alameda Point Collaborative is a supportive housing community that uses all its resources to help families and individuals break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.

apcollaborative.org

Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara County $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara County

Nominated by Sunlight Giving
AACI’s mission is to improve the health, mental health, and well-being of individuals, families, and the Asian community by providing an array of high-quality health and human services; sharing expertise about the Asian community’s needs and best service delivery practices; and providing Asian leadership in advocating on key health and human services issues.

aaci.org

 

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa

Nominated by Community Foundation of Sonoma County
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa cares for the most vulnerable no matter their beliefs and cultures, transforming lives and communities through dignity, hope, and love.

srcharities.org

Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County

Nominated by Community Foundation of Sonoma County
Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County partners with the community to empower low-income families through community engagement, health and wellness, education, and financial stability strategies.

capsonoma.org

East Bay Agency for Children $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

East Bay Agency for Children

Nominated by Sunlight Giving
East Bay Agency for Children improves the well-being of children, youth, and families by reducing the impact of trauma and social inequities.

ebac.org

Outreach – Center for Community Resources $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Outreach – Center for Community Resources

Nominated by Moses Taylor Foundation
With respect for the individual and the highest professional standards, Outreach – Center for Community Resources provides a variety of programs that promote family stability and economic self-sufficiency.

EOTCworks.org

Food Bank for Monterey County $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Food Bank for Monterey County

Nominated by Sunlight Giving
The Food Bank for Monterey County is the largest provider of emergency supplemental food in Monterey County, CA, leading community efforts in the awareness and elimination of hunger.

foodbankformontereycounty.org

Students Rising Above $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Students Rising Above

Nominated by The James Irvine Foundation
Students Rising Above invests in low-income, first generation college students who have demonstrated a deep commitment to education and strength of character, while overcoming tremendous odds of poverty, homelessness, and neglect.

studentsrisingabove.org

Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation

Nominated by The James Irvine Foundation
The Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation promotes education and self-sufficiency through economic development that strengthens the community.

fresnoahf.org

Heart of Los Angeles Youth $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Heart of Los Angeles Youth

Nominated by The James Irvine Foundation
Heart of Los Angeles provides underserved youth with exceptional programs in academics, arts, and athletics within a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education, and strengthen their communities.

heartofla.org

Hope Services Hawaii $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Hope Services Hawaii

Nominated by Hawaii Community Foundation
HOPE initiates and provides innovative safety-net programs to the vulnerable and marginalized in the state of Hawai’i.

hopeserviceshawaii.org

IHS, The Institute for Human Services $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

IHS, The Institute for Human Services

Nominated by Hawaii Community Foundation
IHS creates and offers tailored housing solutions for those in crisis, and nurtures homeless people toward greater self-direction and responsibility.

ihshawaii.org

Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service

Nominated by The James Irvine Foundation
JVS transforms lives by helping people build in-demand skills and find good jobs.

jvs.org

JIFF $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

JIFF

Nominated by Tommy and Lauren Young Fund, via Hope Christian Community Foundation
JIFF provides youth from the juvenile justice system with the skills, support, and direction necessary to break the destructive cycle of criminal behavior.

jiffyouth.org

La Clinica de La Raza $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

La Clinica de La Raza

Nominated by Sunlight Giving
La Clinica improves the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves by providing culturally appropriate, high-quality, and accessible health care for all.

www.laclinica.org

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley

Nominated by Sunlight Giving
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley works to acheive social justice in Silicon Valley and beyond through vigorous legal advocacy.

lawfoundation.org

Monument Crisis Center $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Monument Crisis Center

Nominated by Sunlight Giving
Monument Crisis Center offers nutritious food, quality resources, and referrals to low-income individuals and families in order to help them become stable and secure in the community.

monumentcrisiscenter.org

Natividad Medical Foundation $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Natividad Medical Foundation

Nominated by Sunlight Giving
Natividad Medical Foundation brings people together to strengthen Natividad Medical Center, transforming health care into solutions that heal people, unite a community, and stand as models for the nation.

natividadfoundation.org

Palomar $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Palomar

Nominated by Inasmuch Foundation
Palomar, Oklahoma City’s Family Justice Center, is a collaborative model serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, bullying, and elder abuse.

palomarokc.org

Operation Exodus $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Operation Exodus

Nominated by Hope for New York
Operation Exodus aims to launch New York City’s Latino youth to college and lives of excellence by loving and challenging them through educational opportunities and transformational relationships.

operationexodus.org

Peninsula Family Service $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Peninsula Family Service

Nominated by Sand Hill Foundation
Peninsula Family Service strengthens the community by providing children, families, and older adults the support and tools to realize their full potential and lead healthy, stable lives.

peninsulafamilyservice.org

Publicolor $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Publicolor

Nominated by Ford Foundation
Publicolor is a long-term youth development program that engages high-risk students in their education throughout the year with a continuum of design-based programs that mentor them for success in college, career, and life.

publicolor.org

Sacred Heart Community Service $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Sacred Heart Community Service

Nominated bySunlight Giving
Sacred Heart Community Service is dedicated to bringing the community together to address poverty in Silicon Valley.

sacredheartcs.org

SAVE $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

SAVE

Nominated by Sunlight Giving
SAVE’s mission is to strengthen every individual and family served with the knowledge and support needed to break the cycle of domestic violence and build healthier lives.

save-dv.org

Safe Passages $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Safe Passages

Nominated bySunlight Giving
Safe Passages disrupts the cycle of poverty by engaging youth and families to build and drive a continuum of services that supports student success and community development.

safepassages.org

Samaritan House $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Samaritan House

Nominated by Sunlight Giving
Samaritan House provides essential safety-net services for low-income children and families living in San Mateo County who struggle to meet basic human needs, such as access to food, clothing, shelter, and health care.

samaritanhousesanmateo.org

San Diego Workforce Partnership $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

San Diego Workforce Partnership

Nominated by The James Irvine Foundation
San Diego Workforce Partnership funds job-training programs that empower job seekers to meet the current and future workforce needs of employers in San Diego County.

workforce.org

Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin & Stanislaus Counties $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin & Stanislaus Counties

Nominated by Sunlight Giving
Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin & Stanislaus Counties is committed to fighting hunger by providing and distributing food to those in need and feeding hope by recognizing the diversity of those we serve and treating each individual with dignity and respect.

localfoodbank.org

 

Seven Tepees Youth Program $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Seven Tepees Youth Program

Nominated by Tom LaTour 
Seven Tepee Youth Program’s mission is to work with urban youth to foster the skills they need to make lifelong positive choices and create their own opportunities for success.

seventepees.org

SHELTER, Inc. $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

SHELTER, Inc.

Nominated by Sunlight Giving
SHELTER aims to prevent and end homelessness for low-income, homeless, and disadvantaged families and individuals by providing housing, services, support, and resources that lead to self-sufficiency.

shelterinc.org

Silicon Valley Children’s Fund $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Silicon Valley Children’s Fund

Nominated by Lisa Sobrato Sonsini 
Silicon Valley Children’s Fund is committed to improving educational and life outcomes for foster youth.

svcf.org

Southern California College Access Network $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Southern California College Access Network

Nominated by The James Irvine Foundation
SoCal CAN aims to cultivate a network of stakeholders who together will increase the number of low-income students accessing and completing post-secondary education.

socalcan.org

St. Mary’s Dining Room $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

St. Mary’s Dining Room

Nominated by Sunlight Giving
St. Mary’s Dining Room responds to poverty in San Joaquin County by feeding the hungry, caring for health issues, and restoring human dignity.

stmarysdiningroom.org

Stockton Shelter for the Homeless $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Stockton Shelter for the Homeless

Nominated by Sunlight Giving
Stockton Shelter for the Homeless compassionately addresses the needs of homeless individuals and families by providing safe shelter, basic necessities, and a structured opportunity to regain self-sufficiency.

stocktonshelter.org

Sunnyvale Community Services $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Sunnyvale Community Services

Nominated by Sunlight Giving
Sunnyvale Community Services works to prevent homelessness and hunger for low-income families and seniors facing temporary crises.

svcommunityservices.org

The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri

Nominated by Mary Winter
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri is a regional disaster and hunger-relief network that acquires and distributes millions of pounds of food annually to partner agencies across a 32-county area.

sharefoodbringhope.org

 

New York City Urban Debate League $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

New York City Urban Debate League

Nominated by Ford Foundation
The NYC Urban Debate league is the largest debate league in the nation and believes that every school should have a debate team and every student should have access to the best debate education opportunities.

debate.nyc

The Wright Center $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

The Wright Center

Nominated by Moses Taylor Foundation
The Wright Center is a community-based medical-education consortium and safety-net provider of primary-care services, working to improve education and patient care in a collaborative spirit to enhance outcomes, access, and affordability.

thewrightcenter.org

Covenant House New York $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Covenant House New York

Nominated by Ford Foundation
Covenant House provides loving care and vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited young people.

covenanthouse.org

 

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Nominated by Moses Taylor Foundation
United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania aims to meet the needs of local low-income families, seniors, and youth, while also empowering them to attain self-sufficiency.

uncnepa.org

United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties

Nominated by Moses Taylor Foundation
United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties fights for the education, financial stability and health of every person in the community.

uwlc.net

Women’s Resource Center $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Women’s Resource Center

Nominated by Moses Taylor Foundation
The Women’s Resource Center provides comprehensive services for female and male victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties.

wrcnepa.org

United Way of Northwest Vermont $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

United Way of Northwest Vermont

Nominated by Community Impact Committee of United Way of Northwest Vermont
United Way of Northwest Vermont unites the community to solve complex problems and harness the power of people to create a stronger Northwest Vermont.

unitedwaynwvt.org

West Valley Community Services $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

West Valley Community Services

Nominated by Sunlight Giving
West Valley Community Services fights poverty by providing critical food, housing, and support services to the low-income and homeless individuals and families in Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and West San Jose.

wvcommunityservices.org

Women’s Center – Youth & Family Services $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

Women’s Center – Youth & Family Services

Nominated by Sunlight Giving
Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services provides free, confidential services and shelters specifically designed to meet the needs of homeless and runaway youth and victims of domestic violence.

womenscenteryfs.org

YWCA Silicon Valley & San Francisco/Marin $45,000 / 2 years (2018-19)

YWCA Silicon Valley & San Francisco/Marin

Nominated by Marin Community Foundation
YWCA Silicon Valley & San Francisco/Marin is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

ywca-sv.org

ADVOCAP $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

ADVOCAP

Nominated by Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
ADVOCAP, a nonprofit community action agency, works in local Wisconsin counties creating opportunities for low-income people and communities to combat poverty and increase self-sufficiency.

advocap.org

Alternatives in Action $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Alternatives in Action

Nominated by William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Alternative in Action inspires Bay Area youth to realize their leadership potential and prepares them for college, career, and community life through dynamic educational, skill-building, and real-world experiences.

alternativesinaction.org

Asian Youth Center $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Asian Youth Center

Nominated by Weingart Foundation
AYC’s Educational Enrichment Services program provides low-income immigrant youth in the West San Gabriel Valley (CA) after-school and summer-school programs for academic enrichment, youth development, college and career preparation, recreation, and delinquency prevention.

asianyouthcenter.org

Be A Leader Foundation $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Be A Leader Foundation

Nominated by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
The Be A Leader Foundation aims to increase the number of college-going students in Arizona by empowering students through leadership training and mentoring to be focused, prepared, and college-bound.

bealeaderfoundation.org

Beatitudes Campus Foundation $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Beatitudes Campus Foundation

Nominated by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Beatitudes Campus is a retirement community that places extreme importance on resident engagement and empowerment and offers nearly 100 activities for its 450 independent-living residents.

beatitudescampus.org/

Beyond Emancipation $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Beyond Emancipation

Nominated by William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Beyond Emancipation (B:E) provides support and services to youth who have experience in the foster care or probation systems so that they can live more healthy, productive, and connected lives.

beyondemancipation.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

Nominated by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Big Futures program is designed to facilitate guidance between volunteers (Bigs) and youth (Littles) to help prepare them for adulthood, the workforce, financial security, and independence.

bbbsaz.org

Big Sky Youth Empowerment $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Big Sky Youth Empowerment

Nominated by Yucca Rieschel
Big Sky Youth Empowerment provides at-risk teenagers group mentoring, outdoor adventures, and other opportunities for the teens to experience success and gain the skills to make educated decisions towards an empowered and independent future.

byep.org

Capital Workforce Partners $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Capital Workforce Partners

Nominated by Melville Charitable Trust
Capital Workforce Partners is a regional workforce development board in Connecticut that invests in youth development, develops sustainable career paths for adult workers, and provides services for job seekers and employers.

capitalworkforce.org

Career Resources $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Career Resources

Nominated by Melville Charitable Trust
Career Resources provides youth and adults throughout Connecticut the skills, resources, and support necessary for personal development, economic self-sufficiency, and career advancement, and provides planning and staffing resources to the business community in support of workforce development and economic growth.

careerresources.org

Catholic Charities Community Services $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Catholic Charities Community Services

Nominated by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Catholic Charities Community Services of Arizona (CCCS) works to fulfill its mission of “helping the community’s most vulnerable with solutions that permanently improve lives,” by providing services and programs to children, families, and individuals throughout central and northern Arizona.

catholiccharitiesaz.org

Center for Urban Families $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Center for Urban Families

Nominated by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
The Center for Urban Families (CFUF) addresses some of Baltimore’s most pressing issues — poverty, unemployment, father-absence, and family disintegration — by connecting parents to each other and their children, creating opportunities for economic and financial security through work, and providing access to key supportive services.

cfuf.org

Children’s Council of San Francisco $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Children’s Council of San Francisco

Nominated by Bainum Family Foundation
Children’s Council connects families to child care that meets their needs and works with parents, providers, and partners to make quality early care and education a reality for all children.

childrenscouncil.org

Children’s Home Society of North Carolina $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Children’s Home Society of North Carolina

Nominated by Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
Children’s Home Society of North Carolina (CHSNC) provides a broad range of foster care and adoption services, foster care to permanency and post-permanency services, family training and education, family preservation, post-adoption support, youth education, teen-pregnancy prevention, clinical services, and professional training.

chsnc.org

Civic Works $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Civic Works

Nominated by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Civic Works’ Baltimore Center for Green Careers (BCGC) is expanding access to family-sustaining STEM careers for Baltimore residents from historically marginalized communities by working with residents to build the skills needed to secure quality employment, and working with employers around investing in their workers and advancing equity across their practices.

civicworks.com

Community Action Project of Tulsa County $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Community Action Project of Tulsa County

Nominated by Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
CAP Tulsa is a direct service anti-poverty organization focused exclusively on promoting the healthy development of young children in partnership with their parents and caregivers, as the strategy most likely to be effective at breaking the inter-generational cycle of poverty.

captulsa.org

Compass Working Capital $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Compass Working Capital

Nominated by Oak Foundation
Compass Working Capital supports families with low incomes in building assets and financial capabilities as a pathway out of poverty and toward greater economic opportunity.

compassworkingcapital.org

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation

Nominated by Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center plays a leading role in efforts to enhance child health services and address system gaps to ensure the optimal healthy development of children in Hartford and beyond.

connecticutchildrensfoundation.org

DOROT $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

DOROT

Nominated by Katzin Foundation
DOROT, a leader in the fields of aging and volunteerism, enhances the lives of older adults by bringing the generations together and alleviating social isolation and its devastating health consequences.

dorotusa.org

East Oakland Youth Development Center $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

East Oakland Youth Development Center

Nominated by William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The East Oakland Youth Development Center’s (EOYDC) works in deep East Oakland, a community stricken by crime and violence, delivering comprehensive, evidence-based interventions that help young people transform their lives by building resilience, preparing for educational and career success, and igniting positive change.

eoydc.org

Family Services $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Family Services

Nominated by Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
Family Services provides programs and services throughout the Hudson Valley region of New York, including youth services, family programs, victim services, community safety and prevention, and stewardship for the Family Partnership Center.

familyservicesny.org

AccessHealth $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

AccessHealth

Nominated by George Foundation
AccessHealth is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing full-time integrated medical, dental, and behavioral healthcare for a discounted, sliding-scale fee for the underserved, uninsured, and underinsured of Fort Bend and Waller County.

myaccesshealth.org

Foundation for Blind Children $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Foundation for Blind Children

Nominated by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Foundation for Blind Children provides education, tools, and services to enable people of all ages with vision loss to achieve greater independence, and to provide education and emotional support for their parents and families.

www.seeitourway.org

Foundation for Senior Living $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Foundation for Senior Living

Nominated by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
The Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) delivers an integrated system of care that allows adults of all means and abilities to age in place through a contiunuum of home and community-based health services. FSL is also committed to the development of energy-efficient, affordable housing.

fsl.org

Access Plus Capital $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Access Plus Capital

Nominated by Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
Access Plus is a mission lender, supporting businesses with affordable capital and business advisory services to help create jobs in low-income and underserved communities.

accesspluscapital.com

Friends For Life Corporation $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Friends For Life Corporation

Nominated by Plough Foundation
Friends For Life is the mid-south’s oldest and largest AIDS service organization. Its mission is to prevent the spread of HIV and help those affected by HIV/AIDS live well.

fflmemphis.org

Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas

Nominated by Charles Schwab Bank
Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas addresses the community need for available, safe, decent, stable, affordable housing stock for low-income families within Southern Nevada.

lasvegashabitat.org

Homeless Prenatal Program $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Homeless Prenatal Program

Nominated by Anonymous
Homeless Prenatal Program (HPP) is a family resource center that empowers low-income and homeless families, particularly mothers motivated by pregnancy and parenthood, to find within themselves the strength and confidence they need to transform their lives and break the cycle of childhood poverty.

homelessprenatal.org

House of Hope Green Bay $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

House of Hope Green Bay

Funded by Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
House of Hope provides shelter and supportive services for homeless young parents and their children, including programs in job readiness and healthy-living skills.

houseofhopegb.org

Housing Partnership of the Fox Cities $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Housing Partnership of the Fox Cities

Nominated by Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
Housing Partnership of the Fox Cities provides affordable homes, intensive case management, and other supports to individuals and families desiring to transition from homelessness to stable housing.

housing-partnership.org

Huckleberry Youth Programs $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Huckleberry Youth Programs

Nominated by William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Huckleberry Youth Programs provides San Francisco and Marin youth and their families with a network of services and opportunities by caring peers and adults that promote safety in times of crisis, physical and emotional health and well-being, social justice in communities facing inequality, and educational success.

huckleberryyouth.org

ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth

Nominated by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
ICAN is a youth center that provides free, comprehensive youth, family, and community programs that empower youth to become productive, self-confident, and responsible members of the community.

icanaz.org

Social Advocates for Youth $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Social Advocates for Youth

Nominated by William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) is a recognized leader in serving homeless, disconnected, and at-risk youth in Sonoma County, based on the foundational program pillars of counseling, housing, and career services.

saysc.org

Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation

Nominated by The James Irvine Foundation
JCNI is a place-based nonprofit working with residents and other local community organizations to revitalize San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods and develop the area into a vibrant and economically sustainable destination.

jacobscenter.org

John Wood Community College Foundation $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

John Wood Community College Foundation

Nominated by Tracy Family Foundation
John Wood Community College Foundation’s mission is to promote the John Wood Community College, a two-year open-admissions college in Illinois, build goodwill and friendships, and seek financial support.

jwcc.edu

Brotherhood Crusade $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Brotherhood Crusade

Nominated by Weingart Foundation
Brotherhood Crusade is a 50-year old grassroots organization with a vision of improving quality of life and meeting the unmet needs of low-income, underserved, and disenfranchised individuals in South Los Angeles. The organizaiton seeks to achieve favorable outcomes in high-risk youth through mental health, remedial education, socio-behavioral, healthy lifestyles, and parent/family engagement interventions.

brotherhoodcrusade.org

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

Nominated by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest (LSS-SW) stabilizes individuals and families in times of crisis, builds a foundation from which to thrive, and preserves dignity for those it serves. The organization offers services and resources for refugees, children and adults with developmental disabilities, children and families, seniors, and the economically disadvantaged and homeless who need food and shelter.

lss-sw.org

My Friend’s Place $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

My Friend’s Place

Nominated by Weingart Foundation
The mission of My Friend’s Place is to assist and inspire homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives. The organization serves Los Angeles youth (ages 12 to 25 and their children) who are experiencing homelessness through a comprehensive continuum of care that engages youth in a range of interventions that are free, flexible, and non-mandatory.

myfriendsplace.org

Marin City Health & Wellness Center $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Marin City Health & Wellness Center

Nominated by Marin Community Foundation
Marin City Health & Wellness Center (MCHWC), a Federally Qualified Health Center, provides accessible primary health care to low-income families, with the goals of achieving African American health equity and transforming the community through health and wellness services, especially for those struggling with poverty, chronic illness, lack of mobility, or isolation.

marincityclinic.org

Nevada HAND $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Nevada HAND

Nominated by Charles Schwab Bank
Nevada HAND (Housing and Neighborhood Development) provides affordable housing solutions with supportive resident services. The organization handles every aspect of development, including project financing, design, construction, and property management, and offers on-site services integrated into its properties, including case management and programs on building financial stability.

nevadahand.org

New Moms $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

New Moms

Nominated by REDF
New Moms supports young mothers (aged 24 and under) and their children with stable housing, job training, and family support. All services are delivered through a unique two-generation model—acknowledging that the well-being of mothers and children are inextricably linked, and supporting both generations’ health, education, and well-being simultaneously.

newmoms.org

New Pathways for Youth $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

New Pathways for Youth

Nominated by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
New Pathways for Youth (NPFY) is a mentoring program which believes that a relationship between a youth at risk and a caring adult can be a powerful intervention. The mentoring relationships at NPFY are one-on-one, formal, structured, and incorporate programming such as intensive retreats, life skills workshops, college and career workshops, formal mentor training, and ongoing case management and mentor support.

npfy.org

Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board

Nominated by Melville Charitable Trust
To develop and sustain an effective labor market system that facilitates economic development and business growth in the Northwest Connecticut region, the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board (NRWIB) provides a wide variety of services for the unemployed and underemployed, including resume workshops. individualized career planning, and other job-training and readiness services.

nrwib.org

Oakland Leaf $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Oakland Leaf

Nominated by Love Cultivating Assets
Oakland Leaf provides year-round programming to inspire and excite students with creative approaches to education, and empower youth with the resiliency and confidence to face life’s obstacles and opportunities.

oaklandleaf.org

Bresee $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Bresee

Nominated by Weingart Foundation
Bresee battles poverty by empowering youth and families with the resources, skills, and relationships necessary to thrive. Its clients are primarily Central American immigrants and first-generation Americans from working-class neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Breese provides family services, gang-prevention services, and youth services in academics, recreation, and workforce development.

bresee.org

Raising Special Kids $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Raising Special Kids

Nominated by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Raising Special Kids provides comprehensive support to parents and family members of children with disabilities and special health care needs by providing information, training, and consultation on a wide range of topics including health care, education, behavior support, and advocacy.

raisingspecialkids.org

Reach Out $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Reach Out

Nominated by Weingart Foundation
Reach Out provides direct services, such as mentoring, counseling, primary prevention, and parenting classes, to strengthen the health and well-being of residents throughout San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.

we-reachout.org

Rubicon Programs $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Rubicon Programs

Nominated by The James Irvine Foundation
Rubicon’s mission is to transform East Bay communities by equipping people to break the cycle of poverty. It provides a range of workforce development and supportive services tailored to the needs of a diverse population, including programs to improve financial literacy, build assets/credit, and access health insurance, primary/behavioral healthcare services, and substance-use treatment.

rubiconprograms.org

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center

Nominated by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust 
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) advances research on autism, educates the public, and provides a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families.

autismcenter.org

St. Joseph the Worker $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

St. Joseph the Worker

Nominated by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
St. Joseph the Worker (SJW) focuses solely on empowering economically disadvantaged, unemployed, and working poor job seekers to transform their lives through quality employment. Its services are available at its Phoenix offices, at satellite locations hosted by 83 partner agencies across Maricopa County, and on its Mobile Success Unit, Arizona’s first mobile job development office.

sjwjobs.org

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore

Nominated by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
For more than 150 years St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore (SVDP) has been a leading provider of community services to people suffering from the effects of hunger, homelessness, and poverty in Baltimore. It runs comprehensive programs in homelessness and supportive housing, child and family services, workforce development, access to healthy food, and emergency sssistance.

vincentbaltimore.org

Summer Learning Collaborative $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Summer Learning Collaborative

Nominated by Arsht-Cannon Fund
SummerCollab works hand-in-hand with community agencies to provide summer learning experiences for nearly 3,000 low income children across the state of Delaware each year.

summercollab.org

The Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

The Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center

Nominated by Helen J. Serini Foundation
The Light House serves the community as a basic needs provider of food, shelter, and clothing, running emergency shelters, transitional housing residences, permanent supportive housing apartments, and an array of assistance and supportive services for clients.

annapolislighthouse.org

The Stride Center $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

The Stride Center

Nominated by Charles Schwab Bank
The Stride Center Offers specialized technical training, professional development, job-placement, and other services to low-income adults readying for careers in technology

stridecenter.org

Time for Change Foundation $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Time for Change Foundation

Nominated by The James Irvine Foundation
TheTime for Change Foundation provides housing and supportive services to help families and individuals recover from the effects of homelessness, addiction, incarceration, and mental and physical abuse.

timeforchangefoundation.org

Upstate Family Resource Center $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Upstate Family Resource Center

Nominated by Mary Black Foundation and Spartanburg County Foundation
With programs focused on family development and financial stability, UFRC aims to provide educational opportunities, engaging activities, and support services that help families and the community thrive.

upstatefrc.org

West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology

Nominated by Wege Foundation
Through an adult career-training program, teen arts and technology after-school program, and two social enterprise models, the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) aims to promote a culture of opportunity for people to make social and economic progress in their lives and community.

wmcat.org

Workforce Alliance $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Workforce Alliance

Nominated by Melville Charitable Trust
The goals of Workforce Alliance (WFA) are to 1) expanding the number of working families who achieve economic self-sufficiency, 2) equip youth with the tools and information necessary for success in the labor market, and 3) provide specialized programming and services to targeted “hard to serve” populations to increase their labor market success.

workforcealliance.biz

Youth Leadership Institute $30,000 / 1.5 years (2018-20)

Youth Leadership Institute

Nominated by Marin Community Foundation
The Youth Leadership Institute builds community-based programs to facilitate and support youth-led advocacy and community organizing efforts that mobilize residents, elected officials, and school systems to organize campaigns for policy and systems change.

yli.org

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