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K o h l b er g F o u n d at i o n

2009 Award Report


Executive Summary

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To our friends and colleagues, Often it is easier to see the impact of many years of growth, investment and work by stepping back and looking at ten or more years of effort. Educators, non-profit leaders, and investment managers often point to their 5 or 10 year track record, as well as looking at the last twelve months. In philanthropy there is merit in looking at cumulative effort as well as this year’s highlights, particularly when the world has gone through an unusual period or a period of correction or change. Financially and economically, the world has changed in the last two years, and while the markets may rebound, the terrain has changed. We must now operate with new expectations and a somewhat different approach. Fortunately, despite the economic challenges, The Kohlberg Foundation has continued giving at roughly the same level as our portfolio recovered from the bumpy downturn. We are relatively lucky; we were able to fulfill all of our pledges and to support our longstanding grantees. We trimmed operating costs, but continued to make grants without hesitation. In 2009, we completed the 12 year cycle of the Vision Fund, and we pay tribute to all of the family and board members who enthusiastically worked to make this effort so worthwhile. The common purpose and action learning that grew out of this collaboration made this work rewarding, and the achievements of the organizations we supported are evidence that much was accomplished. Thank you to everyone who made this possible. Now, beginning in 2009 and 2010 we will focus more intently on Legacy Giving that has emerged from the lifetime interests of our founders, Jerry and Nancy Kohlberg. In the 2009-10 portfolio we highlight a policy of placing emphasis on core projects where we know the organizations and their leaders very well. We will continue to work with them closely and form partnerships that reflect common values and a real understanding of their strategic plans. Some are old friends and some are new friends, but they are part of a strategy of lifelong giving that has deep roots for the Kohlbergs. In the last decade, the founders have contributed over $500 Million, both personally and through the Foundation, and this commitment will extend into the next decade as well.

Jerome Kohlberg President

Nancy McCabe Executive Director


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2009 Grant Summaries

University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Medicine Center for Integrative Medicine

$1,146,750

This grant supports core operations and will develop dedicated space at the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus for the new Center for Integrative Medicine. The Center, led by Dr. Brian Berman, is a national leader in the use of integrative therapies and the policy work that will make holistic practice an accepted part of modern medicine. Staff and faculty of the Center for Integrative Medicine, located at the University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Medicine.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

$1,033,333

Experts in providing care and advancing the diagnosis, treatment, and cure options for adult and pediatic cancers, Dana-Farber and its affiliate, The Jimmy Fund, located in Boston, MA were awarded grants to support prostate cancer research led by Dr. Philip Kantoff at the Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology ($800,000); scholarships for their Pediatic Integrative Medicine program at the Zakim Center ($133,333); and participation in 2009 The Jimmy Fund Walk ($100,000).

General Fund

Vision Fund


2009 Grant Summaries

Jacob Burns Film Center

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$1,000,000

Jacob Burns is an educational and cultural institution located in Pleasantville, NY dedicated to independent, documentary, and world cinema. This grant was awarded to support their Campaign for 21st Century Education initiative. The Center has built, both physically and programmatically, a new model for education and is rapidly becoming a hub for students of all ages and adults who are eager to tell their stories in new and different ways, enabling them to foster community dialogue and cross culture awareness that stems from their diverse film programs. “Taste of Animation” classes at the Media Arts Lab in Pleasantville, NY. This class reflects 6-9 year olds learning how to make a stop motion animated film.

Marlboro College

$1,000,000

This grant was awarded to support the college’s Fund for Inspired Teaching, specifically supporting faculty salary and retirement benefits.

Institute for Integrative Health

$750,000

The Institute, run by Dr. Brian Berman, seeks to optimize people’s health and wellbeing across the life spectrum, aligning with key partners, supporting innovation through frontier projects and implementing dynamic strategies to inspire change in medical paradigms. This funding was awarded to launch the Institute and its programs.

General Fund

Vision Fund


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2009 Grant Summaries

Jane Goodall Institute

$625,000

The Jane Goodall Institute, located in Arlington, VA aims to empower people to make a difference for all living things. Working with young people to create positive social change through the Roots & Shoots program, this grant expands the program’s efforts in California and New England ($375,000) Funding was also awarded to support the Institute’s community-centered ecosystem conservation in Western Tanzania, which is accomplished through a combination of conservation, education, and the promotion of sustainable livelihoods in local African communities ($250,000)

Compassion & Choices

$500,000

Compassion and Choices, located in Denver, CO works to improve end-of-life care and choices to dying through education, advocacy and support services. This grant was awarded to advance their client services and advocacy efforts.

Energy Foundation

$500,000

The Energy Foundation, located in San Francisco, CA is a partnership of major donors interested in promoting clean energy technologies to solve the world’s energy problems. This funding provided support for advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy through both policy and new technology.

Open Space Institute

$500,000

Open Space Institute, located in New York City, protects scenic, natural, and historic landscapes through land acquisition, conservation easements, regional loan programs, fiscal sponsorships, creative partnerships, and analytical research. This grant was awarded to help support their Western Massachusetts Land Aggregation Project which seeks to protect more than 20,000 acres in the region by aggregating high priority parcel pieces and collaborate with the state, federal and philanthropic communities to leverage funding.

General Fund

Vision Fund


2009 Grant Summaries

Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego

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$500,000

Rady Children’s Hospital , the only hospital dedicated solely to pediatric care in the San Diego area, was awarded a grant to support their integrative medicine programs for the hematology/oncology care center and chronic pain program ($250,000); and capital campaign support for the construction of a healing garden in the new Acute Care Pavilion ($250,000).

Thirteen-Moyers

$500,000

This grant was awarded to support Bill Moyers Journal programs. Bill Moyers in association with Public Affairs Television, Inc., works to advance democracy, free press and responsible media, the environment, and the progressive agenda in America. Through Bill Moyers Journal, he is able to bring progressive and democratic ideas to life using a variety of journalistic media. Bill Moyers with Jane Goodall - as a scientist and conservationist, Jane has produced landmark studies on the behavior of the chimpanzees in Tanzania’s Gombe National Park that led to revolutionary insights into what it means to be human. Her new book, “Hope for the Animals and Their World”, features the heroic work of men and women working across the globe to protect and preserve the Earth.

General Fund

Vision Fund


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2009 Grant Summaries

Philip Evans Foundation

$425,000

The Martha’s Vineyard Vision Fellowship supports Martha’s Vineyard residents who are working in or pursuing careers related to the sustainability of the island. Areas of concentration include environmental conservation, healthcare, alternative energy, affordable housing and social services. Martha’s Vineyard Fellows and volunteers help with a beach cleanup on Long Point Beach.

Manhattanville College

$380,000

A grant was awarded to support the Elizabeth J. McCormack Scholars program, established in 2004 to honor Elizabeth J. McCormack ($330,000). Dr. McCormack graduated from Manhattanville in 1944, served as the academic dean from 1962 to 1966 and as president from 1966 to 1974. The program provides need-based tuition, room and board, and access to opportunity grants for research, study abroad, volunteer and travel experiences. Manhattanville also received support for the Duchesne Center ($50,000). The Center serves as the coordinator, catalyst, and incubator for community outreach, culture, and leadership initiatives at the college.

Food Project

$250,000

The Food Project, located in Boston, MA works to create positive social change in the areas of youth development and sustainable agriculture by bringing together youth and adults from diverse backgrounds to build a sustainable food system. The Food Project was awarded this grant to support their Grow Boston Now initiative. General Fund

Vision Fund


2009 Grant Summaries

Northern Westchester Hospital Center

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$210,000

Northern Westchester Hospital located in Mount Kisco, New York received funding for their in-hospital integrative medicine program ($100,000); Increase Supply of Nurses program ($100,000); and general operating support ($10,000).

Tariq Khamisa Foundation

$210,000

The Tariq Khamisa Foundation located in San Diego, CA is dedicated to breaking the cycle of youth violence by empowering young people, saving lives and teaching peace. This grant was awarded to support their Peace Empowerment Project, which focuses on best educational techniques and tools to promote non-violence in schools.

WiLDCOAST

$200,000

WiLDCOAST, located in Imperial Beach, CA protects and preserves coastal ecosystems and wildlife in the Californias and Latin America by building grassroots support, conducting media campaigns and establishing protected areas. They received this grant to support their coastal land conservation efforts within Baja, California’s Valle de Los Cirios. Executive Director, Serge Dedina, in the field.

Montefiore Medical Center

$125,000

To support the Integrative Medicine Program for Pediatric Oncology run by Karen Moody, M.D. at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, located in Bronx, NY. The program provides a broad array of healing resources to children with a life threatening and life limiting illness.

General Fund

Vision Fund


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2009 Grant Summaries

Sponsors, Inc.

$125,000

This grant was awarded as capital campaign support for the construction of their new prisoner re-entry/transitional facility. Sponsors, Inc., located in Eugene, Oregon provides a variety of re-entry programs and services to the men and women of Lane County who are on parole and probation. They provide housing, case management, assistance with employment and schooling and practical support.

Boston Medical Center

$120,000

Boston Medical Center, located in Boston’s historic South End neighborhood, is a notfor-profit academic medical center and the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine. This grant was awarded to help the continued expansion of their Patient Navigation Program. The program guides cancer patients through complex treatment plans with a collaborative, coordinated system of patient-centered, culturally and linguistically competent services.

Island Affordable Housing Fund

$110,000

The Housing Fund, located on Vineyard Haven, MA provides grants and loans to organizations, towns, developers, builders, or anyone with a proposal to create affordable year-round housing opportunities. Their work is designed to diminish or erase the affordability gap between what it costs to create housing and what year-round residents can afford to pay for housing. The single-family affordable housing they have funded has received a LEED platinum rating. This grant was awarded to support the 250 State Road affordable housing project which is surrounded by protected Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank land in West Tisbury. The goal for this project is to approach net-zero energy by obtaining all its energy from the sun.

Hudson River HealthCare, Inc.

$105,000

Hudson River HealthCare, located in Peekskill, NY, is a network of sixteen community health centers located throughout New York’s Lower and Mid-Hudson Valley regions. This grant was awarded to provide support for their health programs and services for at-risk, uninsured population.

General Fund

Vision Fund


2009 Grant Summaries

Slow Food USA

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$105,000

Slow Food USA, located in Brooklyn, NY, is a non-profit organization seeking to create dramatic and lasting change in the food system. They reconnect Americans with the people, traditions, plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that produce our food. This grant was awarded to support their US Youth Food Initiative/Youth Food Movement. This initiative represents the first international effort to unify and galvanize young people to align local and regional food systems with principles of justice and sustainability.

Great Pond Foundation

$100,000

The Foundation, located in Edgartown, MA was formed to enhance the health and beauty of the Edgartown Great Pond by supporting solutions to environmental problems affecting it. Their focus is to help educate the public to the pond’s value and condition, and assist the town of Edgartown in enhancing its recreational and ecological features. This grant was awarded to assist the organization in implementing their nitrogen reduction dredging initiative to help reverse the effects of nitrogen pollution and restore the shellfish population. The dredge “Nessie” moored in a cove of Edgartown Great Pond before going to work.

Red Tomato

$100,000

Red Tomato, located in Canton, MA is a non-profit organization connecting farmers and consumers through marketing, trade, and education. They connect local, family farm production with fair pricing and supermarket availability: fresh, in-season, perfectly-ripe produce with high standards of ecological stewardship; beautiful packaging with sustainable materials; risk-taking with fair trade for farmers; and science-based research with deep respect for tradition. This grant was awarded to support their work to improve local food sourcing in Western Massachusetts and the Northeastern states. General Fund

Vision Fund


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2009 Grant Summaries

Rocky Mountain Institute

$96,040

Rocky Mountain Institute, located in Snowmass, CO is a small research institute dedicated to rethinking the picture of U.S. energy by driving the efficient and restorative use of resources. Their strategic focus is executed through specific initiatives designed to map and drive the transition from coal and oil to efficiency and renewables. This grant was awarded to support the Accelerating Campus Climate Initiatives program, specifically the development of a resource website and companion reference manual that offers practical information and solutions to those working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from college and university campus operations. This program was led by the Institute in collaboration with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), to accelerate and empower colleges and universities in pursuing vigorous programs to reduce their carbon footprint and mitigate climate change. The twelve campuses that were involved in the initiative and were awarded start-up grants to jumpstart their climate action plans and help them reach climate neutrality are: Colorado State University- Fort Collins, CO Furman University- Greenville, SC Harford Community College- Bel Air, MD Lakeshore Technical College- Cleveland, WI Luther College- Decorah, IA Richland Community College- Dallas, TX Tufts University- Medford, MA Unity College- Unity, ME University of Minnesota Morris- Morris, MN University of Missouri- Columbia, MO University of Vermont- Burlington, VT Yale University- New Haven, CT Biomass and turbine at University of Minnesota, Morris.

General Fund

Vision Fund

$44,000 $43,000 $44,000 $32,584 $45,000 $42,000 $42,000 $42,000 $44,000 $44,000 $38,000 $40,000


2009 Grant Summaries

Virginia Thurston Healing Garden

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$95,000

The Healing Garden located in Harvard, MA is an educational non-profit dedicated to providing a community of support to facilitate the healing process for women experiencing breast cancer. They provide high quality, evidence-based psychological and physical support in a safe and comfortable setting. This grant was awarded to support the Garden’s expansion as well as the ARTS – Art and Research for Transcendence and Survival programs directed by Candace Anderson. Candace serves as an Artist-in-Residence for the Healing Garden, offering many opportunities for expressive therapy using art and nature.

Massachusetts Audubon Society, Inc.

$86,000

Support for the collaborative project between Massachusetts Audubon, the Student Conservation Association, and local land trusts in Western Massachusetts for land stewardship ($35,000). Additional support for their Coastal Waterbird Program ($25,000) and Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary ($25,000) on Cape Code, Massachusetts; and support for the Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts ($1,000).

Re-Inventing Schools Coalition

$80,000

The Coalition, located in Wasilla, Alaska is a non-profit organization established to transform education systems around the world and produce dramatically improved learning environments and achievement results for all children. Their approach is a comprehensive school reform framework set up as a performance-based system rather than a Carnegie unit or time-based system. This grant was awarded to help support their Delivering on the Promise Through Distance Learning initiative. This initiative provides technical assistance to school districts utilizing interactive tools and processes that focus on improving the use of teaching methods tailored to individual students. Selected school districts in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, and Illinois are in various stages of implementation.

General Fund

Vision Fund


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2009 Grant Summaries

Alliance for Justice

$75,000

Alliance for Justice, located in Washington, D.C., is a national association of over 80 organizations dedicated to advancing justice and democracy. The Alliance received this grant in support of their Judicial Selection Project which focuses on promoting a national discussion on the selection of federal judges. Through this project, the Alliance supports the Senate in its advice and consent role in the confirmation process and involves the public and the media in the process of selecting judges at all levels of the federal judiciary.

Ella Baker Community Center for Human Rights

$75,000

A strategy and action center, located in Oakland CA works towards justice, opportunity and positive alternatives to violence and incarceration, this grant provided support for Soul of the City, Books Not Bars and Green-Collar Jobs Campaign.

Human Rights First

$75,000

Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York and Washington, D.C. They utilize creative coalition-building, insider advocacy, litigation, research and reporting, and public advocacy to accomplish their goals. This grant was awarded to provide general operating support.

Open Door

$75,000

Open Door’s mission is to provide quality health care and human services at an affordable price to residents of Westchester County, New York, particularly the economically disadvantaged. This grant was awarded to provide clinical program support and to reinstate cancer screening equipment.

Swarthmore College

$75,000

To support the college’s Educating Socially Responsible Leaders initiative, which provides activities and events for Swarthmore students that introduce them to careers in business and finance.

General Fund

Vision Fund


2009 Grant Summaries

Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition

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$50,000

This funding supported efforts to combat human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation along the U.S.-Mexico border ($30,000). Part of this funding also went to Marist Guest House, which provides shelter to victims of human trafficking and helps them transition back into the community ($20,000).

ecoAmerica

$50,000

ecoAmerica, located in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit that uses consumer research and strategic partnerships to create large scale engagement programs that build awareness, understanding, and action for environmental solution. This grant was awarded to support their Community College Green Jobs curriculum.

Hospital for Special Surgery

$50,000

Support for an endowed chair honoring the work of Stephen Paget, M.D.

Millers River Education

$50,000

Support for the Village School, a pre-kindergarten through 6th grade school located in Royalston, MA that offers a hands-on, cooperative learning-based curriculum.

Mount Kisco Child Care Center

$50,000

Mount Kisco Child Care Center, located in Mount Kisco, NY is a not-for-profit early care and education program. They provide high quality childcare to a diverse group of children in safe, healthy and developmentally appropriate programs. This grant was awarded to support their scholarship fund.

ProPublica, Inc.

$50,000

General operating support to ProPublica, located in New York, NY a non-profit newsroom that provides investigative journalism in the public interest.

General Fund

Vision Fund


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2009 Grant Summaries

Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation

$50,000

The non-profit Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation, located in Queens, NY, provides school-based after-school programs in New York City, Mount Vernon, NY, and more recently associated with the New York City Housing Authority. The students typically live in low-income neighborhoods and attend academically struggling schools in K-12 in all five boroughs. This grant was awarded to support required training and licensing for staff.

Urban Revival, Inc. (City Life/Viva Urbana)

$50,000

Urban Revival located in Boston, MA is a grassroots organization committed to fighting for racial, social, and economic justice and gender equality by building working class power through direct action. This grant was awarded for general support of their foreclosure/antidisplacement campaign. “Eviction Blockade” to protest the eviction notice at a Shepton Street home in Boston, MA.

Wake Forest University Health Sciences

$50,000

To support the Healthy Lives, Healthy Minds project led by Kathi Kemper, M.D., which is focused on creating, evaluating and disseminating tools to empower families and health professionals to promote pediatric mental health.

Nature Conservancy

$44,000

The Nature Conservancy located in Arlington, VA is a national conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. This grant was awarded to the Massachusetts Chapter in support of the Critical Linkages program in Western Massachusetts. The project’s goal is to create a resource tool comprised of maps and scenario-modeling software that will inform the mitigation and prevention of environmental impacts caused by current infrastructure and future developments. General Fund

Vision Fund


2009 Grant Summaries

Family Services of Westchester

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$35,000

Scholarships to support adult day care programs at My Second Home, located in Mount Kisco, NY which is part of an intergenerational day care center for seniors and children.

Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust

$35,000

Mount Grace, located in Athol, MA works to preserve the rural landscape and natural resources of North Central and Western Massachusetts from overdevelopment. This grant supported the Western Massachusetts Conservation Strategy.

Trustees of Reservations

$35,000

Program support for capacity building in the Highlands region of Western Massachusetts through landowner outreach and the utilization of conservation resources.

Council on Foundations

$34,500

To provide general support to the Council, which is a non-profit membership organization that supports grantmakers in various aspects of foundation management.

Teatown Lake Reservation, Inc.

$33,930

General support and sponsorship of the Hudson Hills and Highlands Environmental Leaders Alliance, a local land trust project in the Hudson Valley, New York in honor of David Swope.

Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group

$33,000

Support for the Edgartown Great Pond Oyster Restoration Project.

White Plains Hospital Center Support of diagnostic equipment in cancer care.

General Fund

Vision Fund

$30,000


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2009 Grant Summaries

American Academy of Arts & Sciences

$25,000

Funding to support the organization’s work to mobilize the intellectual resources needed to anticipate, examine and confront the critical challenges facing society.

American Farmland Trust

$25,000

American Farmland Trust works to protect farm and ranch land throughout the U.S. They received funding to support new momentum around farmland protection and the sustainability of Massachusetts’s food production capacity.

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture

$25,000

CISA, located in South Deerfield, MA works to strengthen local agriculture by connecting farmers and the community. This grant provided support for their “Farm-to-Cafeteria” program. Farmers from the Sidehill Farm, Chase Hill Farm, and Clarkdale Farm at the Winter Fair in North Hampton.

Food Bank for Westchester, Inc.

$25,000

The Food Bank for Westchester is dedicated to alleviating hunger in Westchester County New York. They have an extensive food distribution network, providing a hands on solution to chronic hunger in Westchester. This grant is for general support.

General Fund

Vision Fund


2009 Grant Summaries

Franklin Land Trust

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$25,000

Franklin Land Trust, located in Shelburne Falls, MA assists farmers and other landowners who seek to protect their land from unwanted development. This funding went to support the Western Massachusetts Conservation Strategy.

Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition

$25,000

The Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition, located in Sudbury, MA, is a voluntary association of land trusts founded to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information, to increase the effectiveness of Massachusetts land trusts in working with the state legislature and environmental agencies, and to promote high professional standards.  The Coalition has played a crucial role in supporting key conservation legislation and has become an important networking resource for the state’s land trusts.  This grant was awarded to help support the expansion of the Coalition’s services to members and development of a sustainable revenue stream.

Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation

$25,000

Mount Wachusett Community College, located in Gardner, MA, is an accredited, public twoyear institution serving 29 cities and towns in North Central Massachusetts. The college has been praised for its use of renewable energy. This grant was awarded to support a marketing and public relations strategy to promote their new Energy Management Associate Degree and Certificate program being offered at the college.

Neighbor’s Link

$25,000

Neighbors Links is a non-profit multi-faceted, bicultural community center, located in Mount Kisco, NY serving the Latino and working poor populations of Northern Westchester County. In addition to providing a Worker Center for both skilled and unskilled workers, they also provide daily classes and programs for adult education, employment and economic development. In collaboration with surrounding agencies, the Center offers daily on-site help and referrals for housing and homelessness, domestic violence, immigration issues, medical and mental health as well as for alcohol and drug dependency. This grant was awarded to help support their programs and services.

General Fund

Vision Fund


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2009 Grant Summaries

New York Junior Tennis League

$25,000

The New York Junior Tennis League, located in Queens, NY is the official New York City chapter of the United States Tennis and Education Association, is dedicated to transforming youth’s lives through tennis. This grant was awarded to support after-school programs.

Washington Tennis and Education Foundation

$25,000

To support the Arthur Ashe Children’s Program and the Center for Excellence, which helps disadvantaged Washington, D.C. youth through organized tennis programs ($10,000) and to support the expansion of their facility ($15,000).

Hampshire Country School

$20,000

Hampshire Country School, located in Rindge, NH, is a non-profit educational organization. They are a small boarding school for boys with high intellectual potential that has not been realized due to idiosyncrasies such as Asperger’s Syndrome and nonverbal learning disabilities that may have become major problems in traditional settings. This grant was awarded to enhance opportunities for the students.

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital

$20,000

To provide general operating support to the hospital.

Climate Lab

$16,380

Program support for the Climate Lab, located in Washington, D.C. to support an interactive wiki (website) designed to provide tools, resources and a discussion platform for climate change related issues.

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

$15,000

The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, located in White Plains, NY which is dedicated to helping individuals who have experienced a disabling illness or injury regain mobility and independence, received this grant for general support in honor of Jean Stone.

General Fund

Vision Fund


2009 Grant Summaries

La Cocina

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$15,000

La Cocina, located in San Francisco, CA, is a non-profit organization that cultivates lowincome food entrepreneurs as they formalize and grow their businesses by providing affordable commercial kitchen space, industry-specific technical assistance and access to market opportunities. This grant was awarded as general operating support.

New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence

$15,000

The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence, located in New Rochelle, NY is a private, independent, not-for-profit organization established to support projects that the school budget cannot fund. Programs supported by the Fund serve every school in the district. This grant was awarded as general operating support.

University of California San Diego

$12,500

Support for the building of the new Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center at the university.

AccesSurf Hawaii

$10,000

AccesSurf Hawaii, located in Honolulu, is a non-profit organization that empowers people with disabilities by providing adaptive surfing instruction and therapeutic educational programs on water recreation and enriches lives by assisting families to access the beach and ocean in a barrier free environment. This grant was awarded as general operating support.

Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester

$10,000

The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester, located in Mount Kisco, NY is a voluntary nonprofit corporation. They provide supervised recreation, physical instruction, educational programs, cultural programs and social programs for all youths in Northern Westchester County. This grant was awarded to support their youth programs.

General Fund

Vision Fund


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2009 Grant Summaries

The Bridge Fund of Westchester

$10,000

The Fund, located in White Plains, NY, is a private model for homelessness prevention providing eviction prevention assistance and relocation to more affordable housing, advocacy, individual budget counseling, and community-based financial literacy education. They provide interest free loans and grants in combination with budget counseling and referrals to supportive community resources. The success of their program led to its replication in New York City and other areas including Philadelphia, Boston, Bridgeport, CT, and Dayton, Ohio. The Westchester and New York City programs are sister programs under The Bridge Fund of New York, Inc. This grant was awarded to support their programs and services.

Edgartown Library Foundation

$10,000

Contributions to a capital campaign  in honor of Bailey Norton.

Foundation for the Mount Kisco Public Library

$10,000

This grant was awarded to support the capital campaign for a new town library located in Mount Kisco, NY.

Gilda’s Club of Westchester

$10,000

Gilda’s Club, located in White Plains, NY is a non-profit organization that creates a welcoming community of free support for everyone living with cancer – men, women, teens and children – along with their families and friends. Their program is a complement to medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, education and social activities. This grant was awarded to support the Celebration of Life Fund in honor of Amy Kohlberg Quinlan.

General Fund

Vision Fund


2009 Grant Summaries

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services

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$10,000

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, a community-based organization is the largest human service provider on the island providing a diversity of services necessary to assist the Island’s families deal with the day-to-day challenges of life. The agency provides services through five core programs: CONNECT to End Violence, Early Childhood Programs, Disability Services, Island Counseling Center, and The Thrift Shop. This grant was awarded to help support their programs and services.

Partnership for Safety and Justice

$10,000

Partnership for Safety and Justice is a multi-faceted, statewide advocacy organization based in Portland, Oregon. They have developed a pioneering and provocative model that brings together all of those most directly affected by crime, violence and the criminal justice system to advocate for a system that is just and that more effectively builds safer, healthier communities.

Prostate Cancer Research & Education Foundation

$10,000

The Foundation, located in San Diego, CA, is a non-profit public foundation founded through the efforts of patients active in the support group movement in San Diego and physician, Dr. Israel Barken. Dr. Barken is PC-REF’s medical and philosophical leader, and promotes the empowerment of the prostate cancer patients through education and the development of a team approach between patient and doctor. They fund seed money grants to initiate new research and the development of new ideas by innovative researchers. This grant was awarded to support their research.

Two East Sixty-Second Street Foundation

$10,000

The Foundation, located in New York City, is a non-profit whose mission is to maintain, restore, and preserve the architectural integrity and design of a New York historical landmark building located at Two East Sixty-Second Street (the Upper East Side historical district). This grant was awarded to support their historic preservation efforts.

General Fund

Vision Fund


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2009 Grant Summaries

Vineyard Conservation Society

$10,000

General support for the organization, whose mission includes advocacy and public education, as well as resource protection.

Waterkeeper Alliance

$10,000

Waterkeeper Alliance located in Irvington, NY, connects and supports local Waterkeeper programs worldwide by promoting the model for watershed protection and advocates the advancement of ground-breaking clean water campaigns. This grant was awarded to support their programs.

World Education

$10,000

World Education provides training and technical assistance in non-formal education across the globe. This grant supported the Migrating Safely program, developing the knowledge and life skills of young Nepalese girls, enabling them to migrate safely for work and protect themselves against traffickers and HIV/AIDS.

Hospice Care of Westchester & Putnam

$6,000

Hospice Care of Westchester & Putnam, located in Tarrytown, NY, is a non-profit organization focusing on the medical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the individual and their family through the assistance and care of nurses, social workers, other professionals and trained volunteers. This grant was awarded as general program support.

Listening Community Center

$6,000

Program support for a composting and organic garden program at the Quabbin Regional High School in Massachusetts.

Sheriff ’s Meadow Foundation General operating support for land conservation on Martha’s Vineyard.

General Fund

Vision Fund

$6,000


2009 Grant Summaries

Ability Beyond Disability

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$5,000

Ability Beyond Disability, located in Bethel, CT is a non-profit organization. They are a resource in helping individuals with disabilities pursue lives that most people take for granted. Finding homes where people can live, providing supports that they can count on, training them to work and then helping them to find jobs. This grant was awarded to support their various programs and services.

A-HOME

$5,000

General operating support for A-HOME, which provides affordable housing in Northern Westchester, NY to older adults, disabled individuals and single parent families.

Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation

$5,000

The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation, based in New York City, is a nonprofit organization. The Foundation’s focus is to find better treatments and cures for the movement disorders dystonia and Parkinson’s disease and to provide medical and patient information. They often provide “seed money” to help explore the most promising hypotheses. This grant was awarded as general program support.

Shelburne Farms

$5,000

The Farm-Based Education Association through Shelburne Farms, located in Concord, MA, is a clearinghouse for information and resources to help strengthen and support the work of educators and administrators providing public access to their productive working farms. This grant was awarded to support their programs and services.

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc.

$5,000

Clearwater, located in Poughkeepsie, NY provides students, families, and concerned citizens with education and tools that help them protect the river and the environment in their own communities. The Clearwater, a sailing sloop provides a “floating classroom” that partner with schools and community leaders to raise the bar of environmental education. The grant was awarded in honor of Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday.

General Fund

Vision Fund


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Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health

$5,000

General support for pediatric programs focused on cerebral palsy at Stanford University Medical Center.

Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust

$5,000

General operating support to keep the Vineyard’s definitive landmarks in the mainstream of community life.

Population Council

$5,000

The Population Council is an international, not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health. The Council conducts research in three areas: HIV and AIDS; poverty, gender, and youth; and reproductive health. Its New York City headquarters supports a global network of regional and country offices. This grant was awarded as general operating support.

Second Nature, Inc.

$5,000

Second Nature, located in Boston, MA, helps, in a collaborative effort, to promote climate action by encouraging and supporting higher education institutions to model ways to eliminate global warming emissions, and to provide the knowledge and the educated graduates to achieve climate neutrality. This grant was awarded to support the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment initiative.

Seeds of Solidarity

$5,000

Seeds of Solidarity is based at Seeds of Solidarity Farm in Orange, MA is a non-profit organization providing people of all ages with the inspiration and practical tools to use renewable energy and grow food in their communities. This grant was awarded as general operating support for their farm-to-table initiatives.

General Fund

Vision Fund


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The Polly Hill Aboretum

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$5,000

General operating support for the Arboretum’s programs devoted to the cultivation of native plants on Martha’s Vineyard.

Thirteen-WNET

$5,000

General operating support for the New York public television station.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

$5,000

The Museum, located in Washington, D.C. is a living memorial to the Holocaust. Located among the national monuments to freedom on the National Mall, the Museum teaches millions of people each year about the dangers of unchecked hatred and the need to prevent genocide. In addition to its leadership training programs, the Museum sponsors on-site and traveling exhibitions and educational outreach. This grant was awarded as general operating support.

Vineyard Energy Project

$5,000

General operating support for education and advocacy for energy efficiency and renewable energy on Martha’s Vineyard.

Vineyard House

$5,000

To support programs and services for men and women living on Martha’s Vineyard who are in the early stages of recovery from substance abuse.

New York Historical Society This grant provided general operating support to the society.

General Fund

Vision Fund

$4,400


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National Center of Family Philanthropy

$2,500

To provide general support to the center, which serves as a resource to philanthropic families and those who work with them.

Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic

$2,000

For general operating support.

Puppies Behind Bars

$1,600

This grant provided general operating support to Puppies Behind Bars, which teaches prison inmates to train service dogs for the disabled, most notably disabled veterans.

Westchester ARC

$1,500

Westchester ARC, located in Hawthorne, NY offers programs and services to children and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities, such as autistic spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, mental retardation, cerebral palsy and learning disabilities to reach their personal potential. This grant was awarded as general program support.

Per Scholas. Inc.

$1,200

To support an e-waste recycling project. Per Scholas, a South Bronx and Miami based not-for-profit, provides environmentally sound electronic recycling services while at the same time offering vocational training and access to home computers for low-income communities.

American Livestock Breeds Conservancy

$1,000

The Conservancy, located in Pittsboro, NC is a nonprofit membership organization working to protect over 150 breeds of livestock and poultry from extinction. Included are cattle, goats, horses, sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys. This grant was awarded as general operating support.

General Fund

Vision Fund


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NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation

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$1,000

NARAL, located in Washington, D.C. is an advocacy group for privacy and a woman’s right to choose. This grant was awarded as general operating support.

Rodman Ride for Kids

$1,000

General support for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands.

The Foundation Center

$1,000

This grant provided general support to the Foundation Center, which is a national not-forprofit service agency that assists non-profits and grant makers.

Vineyard Committee on Hunger

$1,000

General operating support for Island Food Pantry on Martha’s Vineyard.

Westchester Land Trust

$1,000

General support to the Westchester Land Trust, located in Bedford Hills, NY which works to protect land in partnership with private landowners.

Environmental Grantmakers Association

$640

General support for the Association, which helps its member foundations become more effective environmental grantmakers.

Chilmark Public Library General support for the library located on Martha’s Vineyard.

General Fund

Vision Fund

$500


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Columbia Law School

$500

To support the Fund for the School of Law.

Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society

$500

General support for the Society.

Mount Kisco Volunteer Ambulance Corps

$500

To provide general support to the volunteer ambulance corps of Mount Kisco, NY.

Mount Kisco Volunteer Fire Department

$500

To provided general support to the volunteer fire department of Mount Kisco, NY.

New York League of Conservative Voters

$500

To provide general operating support to the fund.

Edgartown Fire Department

$300

To support the Fireman’s Association scholarship program for students from Edgartown, MA.

Yorktown Heights Engine Company #1

$300

General support for new firefighting technology for Yorktown Heights, NY.

Chilmark Town Affairs Council

$100

General support for the Chilmark Community Center’s daycare and youth programs.

General Fund

Vision Fund


2009 Directors & Officers

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Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition - View of the Hope Ridge Conservation Area in Rutland, MA.

Directors Jerome Kohlberg, Chairman Jennifer Magnone Nancy McCabe Les Fagen

Officers Jerome Kohlberg, President Nancy McCabe, Vice President and Treasurer Jennifer Magnone, Secretary

Staff Nancy White McCabe, Executive Director Pamela Franco, Administrative Program Officer Renu Saini, Program Officer Rita Fragano, Staff Accountant Amanda DeHaan, Office Manager Jocelyn Camacho, Intern


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Credits

Photo Credits University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine Jacob Burns Film Center Thirteen-Moyers Philip Evans Scholarship Foundation WiLDCOAST Great Pond Foundation University of Minnesota, Morris (Rocky Mountain Institute) Urban Revival, Inc. Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition

Designer Tamarack Media

Printer Queen City Printers, Inc.

Center for Integrative Medicine Lynda Shenkman Curtis Robin Holland Philip Evans Scholarship Foundation Zach Plopper John Coskie Michael Kinsley Liza Greene CISA/Rachel Chandler Worth Cindy Trahan-Liptak


Contact

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