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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.

Mesa Global Academy

Washington, DC

Amount granted: $37,500

Grant year: 2022

Grant category: Education

 

$37,500 to support the research and travel expenses of 5 new scholars participating in the Global Academy.

The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) represents the largest network of Middle Eastern, European, and North American scholars – across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences – specialized in the study of this region. MESA promotes high standards of scholarship and teaching and encourages public understanding of the region and its peoples through programs, publications, and services that enhance education, further intellectual exchange, recognize professional distinction, and defend academic freedom.  MESA has launched the MESA Global Academy, in conjunction with the SUNY Graduate Center in New York to harness the strengths of its network of institutional and individual members to sustain research collaborations and knowledge production between scholars from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and their counterparts outside the region.

Emmanuel Music

Boston, MA

Amount granted: $25,000

Grant year: 2022

Grant category: Music

 

$25,000 to jumpstart the new community engagement initiative “Musical Sanctuary”.

Through its performing, teaching, mentoring, and scholarly activities, Emmanuel Music occupies a unique niche: a living laboratory for the music of J. S. Bach. Emmanuel Music, founded in 1970, has served as the ensemble-in-residence for Boston’s Emmanuel Church for fifty years.

“Musical Sanctuary” will feature individual musicians rehearsing Bach in a casual, drop-in setting, with the doors always open so that it is clearly perceived as informal and available to all. Volunteers will invite passersby to sit and listen, and to come and go as they wish. Listeners are also welcomed to interact with the musician—or not. This is primarily about providing a safe place for reflection, connection, and respite—through the music of J. S. Bach.

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.

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Neighborhood House Charter School

Dorchester, MA

Amount granted: $20,000

Grant year: 2021

Grant category: Education

 

$20,000 to support the Kevin Andrews Leadership Institute which is designed to attract, support, and retain highly qualified teachers, particularly those from historically under-represented minority groups, by offering dynamic opportunities for classroom educators to grow their leadership skills while contributing to NHCS’ development as an anti-racist organization.

Neighborhood House Charter School (NHCS) is a tuition-free open enrollment charter school for grades K1-12 in Dorchester, MA that is a public alternative to traditional district schools. Neighborhood House Charter School serves a diverse population of learners: of its more than 800 students, 84% of students are Black, Latinx, or of multi-racial backgrounds, with 9% considered English Language Learners, 67% high needs, and 52% economically disadvantaged by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  It offers a full spectrum of programs including general education and full-inclusion as well as partial-inclusion and substantially-separate programs for small groups of students with significant disabilities. 

Ms. JD

Walnut, CA

Amount granted: $25,000

Grant year: 2021

Grant category: Education

 

$25,000 to launch its Women of Color Initiative with a specific focus on disrupting barriers to the advancement of women of color through law school and into their early careers. As a result of this initiative, the experiences of these women of color in law school will improve and they will be more likely to complete their education and launch sustaining careers in the profession.

Ms. JD seeks to support and improve the experiences of women law students and lawyers through its blog, programming, virtual course library, resources and online community of thousands of women in the profession. Its goal is to expand and retain, while eliminating barriers to, a robust, diverse pipeline of women in the legal profession in the U.S. by providing an accessible network of training, mentoring and support from pre-law through early career.

Moosehead Lake Region Economic Development Corporation

Greenville, ME

Amount granted: $25,000

Grant year: 2021

Grant category: Environment

 

$25,000 to support the second phase of the revitalization of downtown Greenfield, including a public park and dock.

The Moosehead Lake Region Economic Development Corporation (MLREDC), a volunteer-based organization based in Greenville, Maine, is dedicated to the development of a robust, diversified, and sustainable economy that leverages and preserves the region’s unique character, heritage, and natural resources. It serves as a catalyst for the growth of the economy of the Moosehead Lake region

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.