The Foundation supports organizations that are committed to helping people help themselves by obtaining and retaining employment, preferably on a career track. Grants are directed to organizations that provide job training, placement, and retention for unemployed or underemployed individuals.
Center for Urban Families
$325,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization that works to strengthen urban communities by helping fathers and families achieve stability and economic success.
Job Opportunities Task Force
$250,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, along with the JumpStart training program and the Baltimore CASH campaign that together help residents enter employment, increase earnings, and preserve and grow their financial assets.
Bay Area Video Coalition
San Francisco, CA
$200,000 program grant over two years ($100,000 per year) to support TechSF, a workforce development initiative that helps residents develop the technical and soft skills needed to succeed in new digital media and technology careers.
US - The Foundation supports organizations that ensure children are ready for kindergarten; achieve grade-level academic performance in reading, math, and science; and graduate from high school prepared for college and the workplace. This portfolio includes an emphasis on early childhood development, STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Math) literacy, out-of-school time, and child and family safety.
Israel - The Foundation supports primarily capital projects in early education and for youth at-risk including early childhood centers, shelters for women and their children who are escaping intimate partner violence, and youth villages for youth at-risk without family support.
The Mikve Israel Agricultural School
$150,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a dormitory that serves 40 at-risk youth, grades 9 to 12, at the oldest Jewish agricultural school in Israel.
Atid Educational Network and Schools
Beer Yaakov, Israel
$100,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a dormitory, at the Johanna Jabotinsky Youth Village, that houses 44 at-risk youth, grades 7 to 12, as part of a national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation.
The Kedma Youth Village
$100,000 capital grant to support the construction of a dormitory that will house 18 at-risk youth as part of a national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation.
Manof Youth Village
Western Galilee, Israel
$100,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a dormitory that houses 36 at-risk youth, grades 10 to 12, as part of the national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation.
$100,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides volunteer-led literacy tutoring for elementary school students reading below grade level.
$100,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides intensive mentoring services for high school students experiencing barriers to learning both in and out of the classroom.
$75,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization that works to develop school leaders and a principal pipeline for City schools.
Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s County
Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties, MD
$50,000 Small Grant over two years ($25,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization’s summer program that provides reading and math classes, STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Math), health lessons, enrichment, and swimming for elementary and middle school students.
Wayne-Pike Adult Literacy Program
$30,000 Small Grant over two years ($15,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides educational programs for adults who face barriers to their educational goals.
Girls, Inc. of Washington County
$25,000 Small Grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides after-school and summer programs with the goal of empowering girls to be self-sufficient, responsible, and confident, and to serve an additional 50 girls, ages 6 to 13.
Heroes Helping Heroes
$20,000 Small Grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides a hands-on, after-school development program, including academic, community service, and athletic components for students ages 5 to 18.
The Foundation supports organizations that respect and promote the independence, integration, and individual choice of children and adults with intellectual, physical, and sensory disabilities as necessary preconditions for a good life.
The Arc of Pennsylvania
$400,000 program grant over two years ($200,000 per year) to support Include Me, an initiative that promotes the inclusion of children with disabilities into their schools and home communities.
ENOSH – The Israeli Mental Health Association
Kiryat Ono, Israel
$170,000 capital grant to support the construction of an additional branch of this organization that will provide job training and housing placement for individuals with psychiatric disabilities.
Basic Human Needs & Health
The Foundation supports organizations that meet the basic needs of individuals, families, and communities. These include programs in the areas of homeless services, economic assistance, food security, and health.
$1,000,000 capital grant to support the construction of the Blessed Sacrament Supportive Housing community that will foster stability, wellness, and self-sufficiency for formerly homeless women and families.
$500,000 capital grant to support the construction of an early childhood development center in a 35-unit supportive housing community for single mothers and their children.
Community Action Council of Howard County MD
$175,000 capital grant to support the purchase and renovation of a facility that will provide a larger, permanent location for the Howard County Food Bank with the goal of expanding food storage capacity and the number of households served.
Bridges to Housing Stability
$50,000 Small Grant over two years ($25,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that works to prevent homelessness by moving families into stable housing.
The Foundation supports organizations and programs committed to ensuring military members and their families effectively reintegrate into their communities. Grants made within this portfolio emphasize programs focused on workforce development, physical and mental health, and the elimination of barriers to a variety of services.
Communities Foundation of Texas
$500,000 program grant to support the Veterans Independence Project, an initiative that will assist 200 veterans with disabilities (that stem from active duty) reintegrate into their communities and achieve economic success.