Grant Category: Human Services

Mind Body Moms

Los Altos, CA

Amount granted: $20,000

Grant year: 2018

Grant categories: Human Services, Women and Girls

 

To support a health and wellness program for low income Spanish speaking mothers in East Palo Alto and Half Moon Bay, California.

The goal of Mind Body Moms is to provide a venue that works to increase social-emotional support, boost physical health, reduce stress, and equip mothers with positive discipline tools.  The expected result is improvement in maternal health and wellness for disadvantaged mother. 

Long Table Harvest

Germantown, NY

Amount granted: $22,000

Grant year: 2017

Grant category: Human Services

 

To support the expansion of its Gleaning Program to include 12 new food pantries and 17 new farms.

Long Table Harvest is a grassroots organization founded in 2015 with the mission to cultivate social and economic equality in the local food system through dynamic, inclusive and creative collaborations across a diverse rural community.  Long Table Harvest focuses on gleaning and distributing fresh fruits, vegetables and meats from local farms to food pantries as a way of alleviating the burden hunger plays on the community.  In its first year, the Gleaning Program picked up donated produce from 8-15 farms and then distributed it to 15 food pantries and after-school programs in the region.  Funds will be used to expand the program.

Apollo Theater

New York, NY

Amount granted: $20,000

Grant year: 2017

Grant categories: Education, Human Services

 

To support the expansion of the Young Producer’s Club and Teen Takeover program.

The Apollo Young Producers Club was first formed in 2015 for the alumni of the High School Internship Program. Program participants who have “graduated” from the internship are eligible to continue to meet at the Apollo every month under the continued supervision of the Apollo Theater Academy Education Manager to further their education about technical theater and arts management. The Young Producers Club allows previous interns to continue their education at Apollo by working on events throughout the year, including the Teen Takeover and Mainstage concerts, and Community Programs.

Waltham Boys and Girls Club

Waltham, MA

Amount granted: $20,000

Grant year: 2017

Grant categories: Education, Human Services

 

To support the Kids Cooking Green and Power Packs program.

Waltham Boys and Girls Club's mission to inspire and enable all young people, but especially those who need support the most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Today the Club serves 6,800 kids through its wide ranging programs, including an after school program, a nationally recognized and supported STEM program called Club Tech, a teen program, a sports and fitness program, a music studio, an aquatics program, and a summer camp.  The Waltham Boys & Girls Club Food Program, “Club Café” has been serving a crucial need in the community by addressing both food scarcity and educating youth on how to prepare nutritious meals on a budget.  The Food Programs at the Club include an afterschool and summer meal program, a “Healthy Waltham: Healthy Cooking Program”, and a new Kids Cooking Green Program, and a Power Packs program that provides food for kids to take home over the weekend and holidays when schools and the Club are closed.

The Resource Center

Dacatur, GA

Amount granted: $25,000

Grant year: 2017

Grant categories: Education, Human Services, Women and Girls

 

To support The Fresh Start Program.

The Resource Center ‘s mission is to empower struggling women and mothers by providing the education, training, access, and support they need to escape the cycle of generational poverty, build brighter futures, and initiate fresh starts for themselves and their families.  The Resource Center (TRC) serves residents in the Greater Atlanta Metro Area.  Programs include Academic Coaching for Students, Healthy Resource for Children and Families, Little Women Rites of Passage, Moms Run Georgia, and Stand Down for Veterans.  TRC’s Fresh Start Program, a new program about to enter its “pilot phase”, will provide expedited, effective job training, career development, and job placement services that transition working mothers from poverty-level jobs, to self-reliant, living wage jobs. 

Community Cooks

Somerville, MA

Amount granted: $25,000

Grant year: 2017

Grant category: Human Services

 

To be used for increased program development activities and boosting effectiveness and efficacy via improved use of technology.

Community Cooks offers free, home-cooked meals to vulnerable populations seeking assistance from direct-service programs. In contributing nutritious and much-needed food, Community Cooks aim to: feed hungry neighbors who might otherwise go without; build a bridge of caring between volunteers and community members in need; and support conditions for program participants to achieve success by alleviating their hunger needs.  Community Cooks is a diverse network of 900 volunteers who prepare and deliver 142 home-cooked group meals each month to 43 Greater Boston direct-service organizations, working on a range of social issues including homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse and issues affecting at-risk youth and low-income seniors.  

Friends of Matènwa

Matènwa, Haiti

Amount granted: $50,000

Grant year: 2017

Grant category: Human Services

 

To support initiatives generated from Haiti’s rural communities. 

The mission of Friends of Matènwa is to support initiatives generated from Haiti’s rural communities for the betterment of their education, social justice, health and economic well-being.  Funds will be used to support “what needs to be done” in the rural Matènwa communities of Haiti devastated by Hurricane Matthew.

Bed-Stuy Parents Committee

Brooklyn, NY

Amount granted: $13,000

Grant year: 2017

Grant categories: Education, Human Services

 

To support an African Dance and Drum program. 

The Bed-Stuy Parents Committee formed out of a sense that its central Brooklyn neighborhood, Bedford-Stuyvesant, had reached a critical moment of opportunity to reverse the long neglect of its neighborhood public schools. Funds will be used to support enrichment activities at a newly created extended day program for pre-K students at two public school in Bed-Stuy’s District 16 neighborhood.  Specifically, funds will be used to support an African Dance and Drum program that allows students to immerse themselves in the joy and vitality of music, language and dance from Africa, the Americas and Caribbean.

 

 

Special Townies

Charleston, MA

Amount granted: $12,000

Grant year: 2015

Grant category: Human Services

 

To support programming and educational activities.