“The mission of the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation is to benefit mankind through the practice of responsible philanthropy and to inspire, educate, and unify the descendants of Tom and Virginia Cabot in a worthy cause.” The following is a list of those grants family members have sponsored in 2013.
Culture and Humanities $ 42,500
Education and Youth $ 478,838
Conservation and Environment $ 190,000
Health and Human Services $ 345,000
Matching Grants $ 92,132
Total Given $ 1,148,470
Culture and Humanities
· Fractured Atlas Productions 10,000
Fractured Atlas is a non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations. The organization helps artists and arts organizations function more effectively as businesses by providing access to funding, healthcare, education and more. This grant is in support of The Seventh Fire which is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas.
· The General Henry Knox Museum 2,500
The mission of the General Henry Knox Museum is “to honor the life and times of Henry Knox and the heritage of Montpelier”. This grant is for general operating support.
· National Film Preserve 10,000
The National Film Preserve hosts the annual Telluride Film Festival with the intention to create a festive and educational atmosphere for film preservation. The festival brings dozens of programs to Telluride that incorporate discussion and analysis into their film presentation. The grant is in support of Programs and Activities.
· The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts 10,000
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by: presenting a diverse schedule of national and international artists of the highest quality; offering comprehensive arts education programs; and providing a Palm Beach County home for the arts organizations to showcase their work. This grant is for general operating support.
· Society of the Muse of the Southwest 10,000
Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) is an organization that sponsors programs in support of the Southwest’s cultural diversity through the literary arts. As an organization, it is designed to stimulate interest and foster intergenerational dialogue among the people of Northern New Mexico. This grant is in support of the 14th Annual Storytelling Festival and the Summer Writers Series.
Education and Youth
· American Academy of the Arts and Sciences 25,000
The American Academy of the Arts and Sciences is an international learned society with a dual purpose: to elect to membership men and women of exceptional achievement, drawn from science, academia, business, public affairs, and the arts; and to conduct a varied program of projects and studies responsive to the needs and problems of a society. This grant is for general operating support.
· Bard College 15,000
Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities (BCCCH) is an academic year, intensive college-level course to low-income Ulster County residents who have not been able to complete high school, or begin to complete an undergraduate college degree program. This grant is in support of program operations for the Kingston BCCCH.
· The BELL Foundation 10,000
The Bell Foundation seeks to improve the learning skills and self confidence of youth living in under-privileged urban communities. BELL specializes in after school and summer school programs designed to make learning fun and to help these young individuals achieve all that they can. This grant is for general operating support.
· Camp Ondessonk 10,000
Camp Odessonk has provided children and adults with life-enhancing outdoor experiences since the summer of 1959. The organization focuses on facilitating safe, fun, and enriching experiences for participants by offering educational, and often unfamiliar, outdoor pursuits. Additionally, the organization provides scholarships, multi-child discounts, and other incentives to serve deserving children that might not otherwise get to experience a “real” summer camp. This grant is in support of replacing a horse trailer.
· Cape Cod Academy 5,000
Cape Cod Academy is a nonprofit, independent and coeducational college preparatory day school for grades Pre-K through 12. Its mission is the pursuit of academic excellence and the development of life skills in a safe, value-centered community. Students some from all over the Cape Cod area to foster their own intellectual, personal and physical development through interaction with fun teachers and small class sizes. This grant is for general operating support.
· Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School 5,000
The Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School is a regional, Commonwealth charter school serving all of Cape Cod. It is public middle school for grades six, seven and eight. Due to its small average class size of 19 students, Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School is able to foster academic achievement and intellectual development through interactive, interdisciplinary learning, as well as promoting a strong sense of respect for the unique natural resources Cape Cod has to offer. This grant is in support of the Art Spark After-School Arts Enrichment Program.
· Chewonki Foundation 10,000
Chewonki began as a boys’ camp in 1915 and has grown to be an environmental education organization running programs year-round. The Chewonki Foundation is dedicated to helping people grow individually and in community with others by providing educational experiences that foster an understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of the natural world. This grant is in support of financial aid for high school students to attend Sustainable Ocean Studies in summer 2013.
· Columbia University/Columbia Journalism School 10,000
Columbia University is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, and the fifth oldest in the United States. The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism’s purpose is to educate and train students, from all over the world, to be accomplished and professional journalists. This grant is in support of the 75th Anniversary Maria-Moors Cabot Website.
· The Conservatory Lab Charter School 27,500
The Conservatory Lab Charter School is the only Boston elementary school that offers a project-based music-infused, interdisciplinary academic curriculum that deepens students’ appreciation of the role of music in the world and promotes opportunities for students to create, perform and achieve scholastic benchmarks and provides the el Sistema approach to learning.
Durango Early Learning Center is a not for profit, non-sectarian establishment welcoming students and families from throughout the La Planta County which includes Durango. DELC helps students achieve their maximum level of development and build a positive sense of self and community by encouraging them to become creative problem solvers and critical thinkers. This grant is in support of the resurfacing of the Preschool Playground.
· Friends of Arts Street20,000
Friends of Arts Street, is a non-profit organization in Colorado for under-served youth 14-26 year olds. Through art, Arts Street teaches science, technology, engineering and math, creating career opportunities. Thinking creatively and “outside the box” to prepare them for the real-world work place. This grant is for general operating support.
· Greenwich Academy 10,000
Greenwich Academy was founded in 1827 and is the oldest all girls’ school in Connecticut. GA is a college-preparatory day school for grades Pre-through Group XII. GA provides a challenging, comprehensive educational experience grounded in a rigorous liberal arts curriculum within an inclusive, diverse community. This grant is for general operating support.
· Herring Gutt Learning Center 5,000
Herring Gutt Learning Center is a non-profit school in Port Clyde, Maine, whose mission is to help sustain and strengthen the cultural and economic vitality of rural resource-dependent communities by providing education opportunities for students, teachers, and the public. This grant is for general operating support.
· Hurricane Island Foundation 25,000
Outward Bound is dedicated to helping people learn through challenging experiences so that they can grow individually and in the process become more active in the communities where they live and work. Outward Bound teaches through hands-on outdoor experiences both on the water and on land.
$5,000 grant in support of general operating support
$20,000 grant in support of scholarship program
· Institute for Central American Studies/La Esperanza 10,000
La Esperanza is a volunteer group located in Granada, Nicaragua, that focuses on children’s education. The volunteers from La Esperanza go out into the local schools and assist teachers, tutor the children, help run sports programs, introduce the children to computers, and help teach English. Part of La Esperanza’s mission is to provide opportunities and resources for the educational advancement and community development of the Nicaraguan barrios. By doing this, they hope to brighten the future of the children, and empower the community to improve their current condition and break free of the cycle of poverty. This grant is in support of the purchasing of computers for the school.
· Jackson Memorial Library 25,000
The Jackson Memorial Library serves residents and visitors of the St. George Peninsula. It is a private library, serving in a public capacity. This means the library serves every St. George resident at no charge. JML’s programs extend beyond the library’s walls through collaborations with other non-profits and weekly visits for the story time to a local day care center and to the K-7. This grant is in support of the funding for computers, technology and training.
· Karatu Educational Fund 10,000
Karatu Educational Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in the community of Karatu, Tanzania. Karatu Educational Fund also provides support to existing organizations with social service projects in the areas of healthcare and environmental preservation. This grant is in support of the construction of a simple science laboratory classroom.
· The National Peace Academy 5,000
The IIPE mission is to build a strategic community-based and international, institutional alliances among universities, agencies and grassroots practitioners involved in peace education by sharing expertise on substance and practice as well as advancing educational reform initiatives. This grant is in support of the 2013 IIPE Conference in Puerto Rico
· NAMLO International 16,338
Namlo was founded in 1999 when Spanish climber Magda King decided she wanted to give something back to the Nepali people who helped her on her many expeditions: Their mission is to provide people of developing countries a way of helping themselves through education and grassroots programs, while providing an opportunity for students in the United States to learn about global issues and experience the joy of helping others. To achieve this, Namlo engages in five interrelated programs: School Construction, School Improvement, Sustainable Community development, Sister Schools, and Scholarships. This grant is in support of the construction of a dedicated community center building.
· Outward Bound Sea School 40,000
Outward Bound has been a leader in providing educational experiences to youth worldwide for over 65 years. The organization’s mission is to promote character development and self discovery in people of all ages and walks of life through challenge and adventure, and to impel them to achieve more than they ever thought possible. Outward Bound is a pioneer in wilderness experiential learning. This grant is in support of the Outward Bound for Veterans program.
· Peace First 20,000
Peace First began as a response to Boston’s skyrocketing youth homicide rates in the early 1990’s as a way to view children as problem-solvers, rather than witnesses or victims of their environment. Peace First teaches children how to act peacefully, enables teachers to teach peacemaking skills, and encourages all to see and celebrate the important role peaceful youth play in our society. This grant is for general operating support.
· Pingree School/Prep at Pingree 15,000
Prep at Pingree is a five week summer program designed to enrich the education and skills of underprivileged youth primarily from Lawrence and Lynn. Prep at Pingree has inspired a number of similar programs throughout the state and is instrumental in breaking down cultural boundaries and setting these students up to succeed. The classes are taught by trained professionals, from Pingree and other schools in the area. This grant is for general operating support.
· Powers Music School 10,000
Powers Music School provides Boston’s suburban community with access to the highest caliber of music education programs. They offer instruction to all ages in the belief that everyone has the potential to create and enjoy a love of music. Their mission is to make sure that students come away with a joyful music-making experience. This grant is for general operating support.
· PYE Global – Penny Cabot 25,000
Partners for Youth Empowerment (PYE) is a training and youth development organization that partners with communities across the world to provide high impact programs for youth, with a particular focus on adolescent youth. This grant is in support of taking PYE’s training program to the next step.
· REACH Prep 20,000
REACH Prep is an organization that believes every child is entitled to an excellent education. Founded in 1994, REACH prep recruits talented 4th grade Black and Latino students of limited means and, after enrolling them in a 15 month academic enrichment program, REACH works in conjunction with their families to ensure placement in one of the many local private schools, and then to succeed at competitive colleges and universities. This grant is for general operating support.
· Rising Tide Capital 30,000
Rising Tide is a nonprofit organization that invests in the success of men and women by providing hands-on training and coaching in business management and planning through its signature programs: The Community Business Academy and Business Acceleration Services. Through these programs, RTC’s goal is to revitalize low-income communities by providing basic business training and year-round support- specifically designed for the educational needs of low-income entrepreneurs. This grant is for general operating support.
· Rosarian Academy 20,000 (total)
Rosarian Academy is a private, coeducational school educating students from varied economic, cultural and religious backgrounds in the grater West Palm Beach, Florida area. It serves students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Rosarian Academy offers a strong academic program enriched by fine arts, athletics and service to the community, all with a strong emphasis on leadership development and awareness of the continual need for social change. This grant is in support of an After School Program.
· S.E.A. Education Association 15,000
Sea Education Association (SEA) is a non-profit, educational institution that provides challenging multi-disciplinary academic programs both ashore and at sea. Its twelve week SEA semester program for undergraduates integrates marine science, maritime literature, history, policy and practical seamanship with deep water oceanographic research. SEA is dedicated to exploration, understanding and stewardship of the oceans, and studying the relationships between humans and the oceans. This grant is in support of a symposium to address conservation and management of commercially and/or ecologically important species within the Sargasso Sea.
· Steppingstone Foundation 20,000
Steppingstone Foundation is a program that helps undeserved students prepare for educational programs that lead to college success. It is based on the premise that, regardless of circumstance, children can achieve at high levels academically with effective preparation and support. This grant is in support of the College Success Academy.
· Thompson Island Outward Bound 10,000
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC) is a recognized leader in addressing the needs of Boston’s underserved youth and a preferred partner with Boston Public Schools and educators. TIOBEC’s mission is to provide adventurous and challenging experimental programs that inspire character development, compassion, community service, environmental responsibility and academic achievement for early adolescents from all economic and social communities of greater metropolitan Boston, and the institutions and adults who support them. This grant is for TIOBEC’s youth programming.
Conservation and Environment
· The Culebra Range Community Coalition 10,000
The Culebra Ranch Community Coalition is a collaborative, community-based non-profit serving the communities and the environment in the Purgatoire River watershed to protect and improve the health of our watershed for native plants and animals and for the people who live there too. This grant is in support of the Community Water Festival.
· EcoViva 10,000
Eco-Viva has supported grassroots leadership in El Salvador working in disaster prevention and rural development since 1996. Their mission is to work with low-income communities of Central America to achieve environmental sustainability, economic self-sufficiency, social justice, and peace. Over the last 15 years, they have contributed to the growth of a sustainable development network that, today, spans nearly 100 communities in the Lower Lampa region. This grant is in support of helping EcoViva’s local partners in EL Salvador ensure regulations are in place to protect the critical mangrove forests and sea turtles nesting habitats of the Bay of Jiquilisco.
· Island Institute 10,000
The Island Institute works to sustain Maine’s island and remote coastal communities. Their core program areas- including economic development, education, community energy, marine sources, and media- are driven by the requests of the community members themselves. Their core commitment to the islands of Maine includes sharing what works among these diverse communities and beyond. This grant is for general operating support.
· The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County 10,000
The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County is a non-profit charitable organization based in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Their mission is to ensure the perpetual preservation and stewardship of open space, natural resources, historic sites, and working agricultural lands throughout Southern Chester County. This grant is for general operating support.
· Maine Coast Heritage Trust – 10,000
Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) was founded in 1970 and is committed to helping maintain the beauty and health of the landscapes of Maine. MCHT’s mission is to conserve and steward Maine’s coastal lands and islands for their renowned scenic beauty, ecological value, outdoor recreational opportunities and contribution to community well-being. This grant is in support of the Coastal Maine Conservation Opportunities Initiative.
· Nature and Culture International 10,000
The mission of Nature and Culture International is to conserve the extraordinary, yet highly endangered, ecosystems and cultures of Latin America. They protect land by buying and creating reserves in collaboration with governments and the surrounding communities. Simultaneously, they work to sustain local ways of life by providing sustainable education and empowering local people to take action. This grant is for general operating support.
· The Nature Conservancy Colorado 45,000
The mission of the Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Colorado chapter of the Nature Conservancy, founded in 1965, has evolved from a land trust focused on relatively discrete land protection projects to one of Colorado’s leading conservation organizations. This grant is in support of the Nature Conservancy’s Fire Program Project.
· The Nature Conservancy of Maine 20,000
The Nature Conservancy of Maine’s mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Maine Chapter is the fourth oldest in the global organization, founded in 1956. The organization is one of the few in Maine that comprehensively addresses the conservation of the state’s forests, freshwater, and marine resources. This grant is in support of the Gulf of Maine.
· The Nature Conservancy of Vermont 15,000 (total)
The Vermont chapter of the Nature Conservancy was started in 1960 and has since helped protect more than 183,000 acres of the state’s most ecologically important areas. In addition to acquiring conservation land, the Vermont chapter works to foster conservation awareness and protect biological diversity. This grant is for general operating support.
· Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility 5,000
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility is an association of resource managers, scientists, biologists, law enforcement officials and other governmental professionals that are committed to upholding the public trust through responsible management of the nation’s environmental and natural resources. This grant is in support of PEER’s New England office.
· Stroud Water Research Center 30,000
The mission of the Stroud Water Research Center is to advance our global knowledge and stewardship of fresh water systems through research and education. The center is one of the few laboratories in the world devoted entirely to research and education on stream and river ecology. Stroud Water Research Center accomplishes its goals through pursuit of both basic and applied scientific research, as well as educational programs serving all audience, ranging from elementary school children to adults.
$5,000 in support of general operating support
$25,000 in support of educational endowment
· SkyTruth 5,000
SkyTruth has become influential in the environmental non-profit community, providing data, analysis, and resources to educate the public and decision-makers about environmental issues. “SkyTruth envisions a world where all people can see and understand the environmental consequence’s of human activity everywhere on earth and are motivated to take action to protect the environment. This grant is for general operating support.
· Wild Care, Inc. 10,000
Since its founding in 1985, Wild Care’s mission has been to treat orphaned, injured or ill wildlife through professional Wildlife Rehabilitation, to reduce the numbers of animals impacted by human activity through Educational Outreach, and to help protect native Cape Cod species and the ecosystems they represent. This grant is for general operating support.
Health and Human Services
· Afghan Institute for Learning/Creating Hope International 10,000
The Afghan Institute for Learning (AIL) is committed to bringing peace and dignity to Afghan people as they struggle to overcome poverty, oppression, devastation, and injustice wrought by the last quarter century of war and instability. The AIL is an Afghan women’s non-governmental organization that was founded in 1995 to help address the problem of poor access for Afghan woman and children to education and health services. This grant is in support of AIL Networking and Election Workshops.
· Camp Dreamcatcher 5,000
Camp Dreamcatcher has been providing free services to HIV/AIDS infected and/or affected youth for seventeen years. The mission of Camp Dreamcatcher is to provide safe, supportive, therapeutic and educational services to the HIV/AIDS impacted youth and their families. This grant is in support of general operating support.
Healthy Peninsula supports healthy communities by providing leadership and guidance to organizations and community groups in Blue Hill, Brookline, Brooksville, Castine, Deer Isle, Isle ay Haut, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Stonington, and Surry. They provide resources and technical assistance to promote wellness and prevent chronic disease, partnering with others to ensure community ownership and sustainability. This grant is in support of Farmers and Families.
· Dharamsala Animal Rescue 10,000
Dharamsala Animal Rescue was founded in 2009 to help the street dogs of India and to help protect the people of Dharamsala from rabies. The Dharamsala Animal Rescue’s primary goal is to support a healthy and humane existence for the thousands of homeless animals wandering the streets of Himachal Pradesh, India. Dharamsala has been successful in reducing the reported cases of rabies in Himachal, Pradesh, as well as providing veterinary support for stray dogs, cats, cows, and donkeys. This grant is in support of the Wesley’s Paw Project.
· Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts 10,000
The mission of Family Nurturing Center (FNC) is to work with others to build nurturing communities where children are cherished, families are supported, and healthy human development is promoted to all. FNC offers family support and education programs to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect by building parents’ nurturing skills and knowledge of healthy child development and connecting families to each other, to their community, and to vital resources. This grant is for general operating support.
· The Food Project 20,000
The Food Project brings youth and adults together to build and learn about sustainable agriculture. They produce over a quarter-million pounds of food without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides and donate most of it to hunger relief organizations and sell the rest to community supported agriculture (CSA). This grant is for general operating support.
· Gateway Arts, VinFen Corp. 40,000
Gateway Arts, VinFen Corp. has opened their doors for over 100 disabled adults who have talent in the fine arts and hand crafts. The professional staff provides new leaning processes and development for these adults to pursue their interests; to be famous, try new things, or earn money by items they create. Gateway “Crafts” was established in 1973, relocated in 1980 to Brookline, MA, and was renamed Gateway “Arts” in 2001. This grant is in support of focusing the career expansion of 25 individuals with intellectual disabilities by securing visiting artist art facilitators, a website manager, and a portfolio developer.
The main goals of the Globetrotter Marathon Program are to boost self esteem and confidence of wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts, many who have had their legs amputated, helping to make the transition from these life changing experiences with dignity and pride, showing them the outside world, and what they can accomplish. This grant is for general operating support.
· Healing Abuse Working for Change 10,000
Healing Abuse Working for Change is one of the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive domestic violence agencies in Massachusetts. The mission of HAWC is to create social change by taking action against personal and societal patterns of violence and oppression. HAWC provides services and support to victims of domestic abuse residing in the 23 cities and towns in Boston’s North Shore in order that they may make informed, independent decisions about their futures. This grant is in support of the completion of HAWC’s Emergency Shelter Building Campaign.
· Imbali Visual Literacy Project 10,000
Imbali’s mission, amoung other things, is to work towards social and personal development, including self-relience, through art and culture, education and training. Imbali works towards enabling learners to develop art and craft skills and knowledge, and promotes visual literacy and awarness of our arts and cultural heritage. This grant is in support of the completion of a book on the visual arts for teachers and learners.
· Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center 10,000
Las Americas’ vision is that of a country where all immigrants have access to high quality legal representation based on principles of justice and human rights. Las Americas’ mission is to see this vision by providing high quality legal representation to immigrants and by advocating for human rights. For 25 years, Las Americas has been dedicated to serving the legal needs of low income immigrants, including refugees seeking asylum and battered women. This grant is in support of their fundraising project—A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
· Mt. Caramel Health, Wellness and Community Center 10,000
The Mt. Caramel Health, Wellness and Community Center’s mission is to provide integrated healthcare, wellness and community spirit. Through the creation and growth of partnerships, Mt. Carmel promotes the rich heritage of Las Animas County to not only attract businesses but also culture and social opportunities. This grant is for general operating support.
· reTREEt America 5,000
reTREEt America is a public charity that was founded by a small group of arborists, cyclists, and project managers. The organization provides disaster stricken communities on a local, national, and international level by leading volunteers in restoring decimated urban forests. This grant is for general operating support.
· Supportive Living, Inc. – Chris Carrigan 25,000
Supportive Living’s goal is to create an accessible and affordable, life-long, supportive housing option that will enable survivors of brain injuy to live in a supportive community setting and to access the care they need, regardless of their ability to pay.
$5,000 in support of the purchase of physical therapy equipment
$20,000 in support of the Old Farm Rockport Project
· Typhoon Haiyan Relief 100,000
Typhoon Haiyan, which occurred on Novermber, 8th 2013, was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, and devestated many portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines. The VWCF trustees voted to grant disaster relief to the following Organizations in support of the work they were doing in the Phillipeans following Typhoon Haiyan:
Circle of Health International – $10,000
Massachusets Gerneral Hospital – $10,000
Oxfam America – $10,000
Doctors Without Borders – $10,000
World Food Program – $10,000
Tides Foundation - $50,000
· Vermont Long-Term Disaster 5,000
The Vermont Long-Term Disaster Recovery Group was established to help those in need following natural disasters, such as Hurricane Irene. The nine board members are well respected volunteers of Vermont and have exceptional skills in human services, delivery, organization, management and fundraising. Vermont families and individuals bring local and regional disaster recovery groups and funds together. This grant is for general operating support.
· Wellspring House 25,000
Wellspring House is a non-profit, community based organization that helps families move out of poverty to achieve more secure and fulfilling lives. An advocate for social justice, Wellspring House annually provides education, emergency shelter, affordable housing, job training, family support, and mentioning programs to hundreds of families in Boston’s North Shore. The grant is in support of Wellspring’s Adult Education Program.
Amherst College Alumni Fund 500
Friends of Friends Medical 500
PYE Global 500
Brookwood School 1,500
Thompson Island Outward Bound 500
Healing Abuse Working for Change 500
Northeastern University 500
WNYC Radio 500
Hurricane Island Foundation 2,000
Cape Ann Waldorf School 750
South Whidbey Commons 3,000
Fort Lewis College 1,000
Harvard University/Art Museums 2,500
Brunswick School 4,000
Tyrolean Opera Program 2,000
Culebra Range Community 1,000
Northwest Language Academy 500
PYE Global 2,000
Lahey Clinic Foundation Inc. 500
Hurricane Island Foundation 2,000
The Power of Hope 500
Farnsworth Art Museum 2,500
Inner City Foundation 5,000
Brackett Foundation 5,000
Gateway Arts, VinFen Corp. 500
La Comunidad Hispana 3,000
Ringling College of Art and Design/Longboat Key Art Center 10,000