Grant Category: Human Services

NOON

Syracuse, NY

Amount granted: $13,202

Grant year: 2022

Grant category: Human Services

 

$13,202 to support the revision, expansion and production of its 80-page educational booklet Neighbor to Neighbor, Nation to Nation: Reading About the Relationship of the Onondaga Nation with Central New York, USA.

Organization:   The Syracuse Peace Council is a locally based grassroots peace and social justice organization founded in 1936, which educates, agitates and organizes for social change. Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON), a project of the Syracuse Peace Council, was formed in 1999 to support the sovereignty of the Onondaga Nation (a nation in the Haudenosaunee Confederacy), their Land Rights Action and collaborate with them on environmental protection and restoration. NOON joins the Onondaga Nation’s call for justice, reconciliation and healing, through educational projects, relationship building and advocacy.

Promly

Morristown, NJ

Amount granted: $25,000

Grant year: 2022

Grant category: Human Services

 

$25,000 to support the launch of the Promly app in the spring of 2022 that aims to address the mental health and wellness of teens and young adults.
In response to a looming mental health crisis and massive increase in teen suicides that started well before the pandemic, Promly joined with Gen Z themselves to imagine a solution that doesn’t wait for a crisis, but instead proactively “meets teens where they are at” – on their smartphones. Promly is a social enterprise that aims to unify a generation by empowering human connectedness and providing holistic support and education for GenZ in places they naturally gravitate to, both online and offline.

Ulster Immigrant Defense Network

Kingston, NY

Amount granted: $25,000

Grant year: 2022

Grant category: Human Services

 

$25,000 to support Ulster Immigrant Defense Network’s medical and legal fund program that provides much access to immigration and medical and dental services.

Ulster Immigrant Defense Network’s (UIDN) mission is to provide a network of welcome, safety and support to immigrants, regardless of immigration status. UIDN was formed in 2017 by a group of concerned residents and members of various faith-based communities in response to the past administration’s immigration policies.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Bowdoin Street Health Center)

Boston, MA

Amount granted: $25,000

Grant year: 2022

Grant category: Human Services

 

$25,000 to support Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Bowdoin Street Health Center’s Supportive Birth Collaborative Program and ongoing research.

Founded in 1972, Bowdoin Street Health Center (BSHC), is BIDMC’s flagship community health center, and has been a cornerstone of Dorchester’s Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood for more than 40 years. At the health center, BIDMC physicians and medical staff provide critical pediatric and adult primary care, with a specialization in chronic disease management, integrated behavioral health, and maternal care. In order to address the disparity in maternal care in low-income communities, BIDMC is implementing a program that supports collaborative maternal care incoporating culturally responsive doulas into all OB/GYN services.

www.bidmc.org

Long Table Harvest

Germantown, NY

Amount granted: $8,000

Grant year: 2021

Grant category: Human Services

 

$8,000 to support its Seedling Distribution Program which provides free plant seedlings to organizations and individuals to provide opportunities for people to grow their own food.

Long Table Harvest is a grassroots organization with the mission to cultivate social and economic equality in the local food system through collaborations across its diverse rural community. LTH focuses on gleaning and distributing fresh fruits, vegetables and meats from local farms to food pantries and mobile markets as a way of alleviating the burden hunger plays on the community.

Feeding Children Everywhere

Longwood, FL

Amount granted: $20,000

Grant year: 2020

Grant category: Human Services

 

$20,000 to cover the cost of meals, shipping, and handling for 500 Full Cart grocery boxes to families in the New York City area who have been identified as needing food assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feeding Children Everywhere is dedicated to the vision of a hunger-free world. Since 2010, FCE has activated more than 800,000 volunteers to package and distribute over 127 million meals to children and families in need. FCE offers a wide range of programs, from international development to domestic meal distribution to disaster relief to micro farming grants. One of its most successful programs has been its Full Cart program, which provides grocery boxes each containing 125 meals of non perishable food to the doorsteps of families who are in the federal supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP), but had a low balance on their SNAP accounts.

www.feedingchildreneverywhere.com

Dutchess Outreach

Poughkeepsie, NY

Amount granted: $20,000

Grant year: 2020

Grant category: Human Services

 

$20,000 to support the increased requests for food as a result of COV19.

Dutchess Outreach has operated emergency food access and relief programs and services in Dutchess County for more than 46 years. During the COVID pandemic, Dutchess Outreach increased its outreach efforts to fulfill the increasing needs of its neighbors who suffered food insecurity.

www.dutchessoutreach.org

The Community Fund of Darien

Darien, CT

Amount granted: $30,000

Grant year: 2020

Grant category: Human Services

 

$30,000 to support four organizations providing mental health support for children and youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Founded in 1951, the Community Fund of Darien plays a significant role in addressing the health and human services needs in Darien, Norwalk and Stamford through strategic leadership and grantmaking. Its mission is to enhance the capacity of the community to care for one another by assisting the community to identify and prioritize its need, and provide cost effective fundraising, distribute funds to meet identified community.

www.communityfunddarien.org

Maine Children’s Alliance

Augusta, Maine

Amount granted: $15,000

Grant year: 2021

Grant category: Human Services

 

$15,000 to support The Maine Children’s Alliance (MCA)’s Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book, the state’s only comprehensive report of the physical, social, economic and educational well-being of Maine children. The data and analysis inform effective and data-driven policy change in the state.

The Maine Children’s Alliance (MCA) is a public policy, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Maine children, youth and families through research, collaboration and advocacy. For 25 years, MCA has promoted best policies and practices to make sure all Maine children have the resources and opportunity to reach their full potential from birth to adulthood. Activities include collecting and analyzing state data, partnering with organizations and coalitions, and promoting data-driven policy decisions. MCA works to inform, empower, and inspire parents and providers, practitioners and organizations, and advocates and policy makers to make Maine a better place to be a kid.

www.mekids.org.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Food for Health Program

Boston, MA

Amount granted: $50,000

Grant year: 2021

Grant category: Human Services

 

To support the hospital’s Food for Health Program which provides fresh food delivery to high risk patients who are food insecure during the COVID pandemic.

Founded in 1972, Bowdoin Street Health Center (BSHC), is BIDMC’s flagship community health center, and has been a cornerstone of Dorchester’s Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood for more than 40 years. At the health center, BIDMC physicians and medical staff provide critical pediatric and adult primary care, with a specialization in chronic disease management, integrated behavioral health, and maternal care. In order to help meet the increasing hunger insecurity in the Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood during the COVID-19 pandemic, BSHC is committed to providing increased food access for families.