Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation 2014 Annual

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Virginia Wellington Cabot

Foundation 2014 Annual


“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 2014.

Culture and Humanities $ 211,000

Education and Youth $ 422,630

Conservation and Environment $297,500

Health and Human Services $335,500

Matching Grants $109,544

Total Given $ 1,376,174

Culture and Humanities

· American Friends of ZanaAfrica 25,000

By making affordable sanitary pads, delivering health education, and informing policy, ZanaAfrica creates new opportunities for women and girls to become focused students, productive workers, and informed mothers. ZanaAfrica seeks to inspire: confidence, health in body and environment, education, and dignity through work for the young women of rural African Communities. This grant is for general operating support.

· C.A.R.E. 25,000

C.A.R.E. is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, focused on working alongside women in poverty, because they believe that women have the power to make a difference in the world. The organization facilitates lasting change by providing economic opportunity, delivering relief in emergencies, and influencing policy decisions at all levels. This grant is in support of the Infrastructure Support and Professional Improvement to Revitalize Education.

· Farnsworth Art Museum 5,000

The Farnsworth Art Museum is located in Rockland, Maine, and is dedicated to celebrating Maine’s role in American art. The museum contains artwork from many of America’s greatest artists, with over 15,000 pieces of artwork in total. This grant is in support of the Arts-Integration Project for Midcoast Maine.

·Hands to Honduras 16,000

Hands to Honduras is a partnership program, bringing together North American and Honduran communities to provide educational, technical, cultural, and humanitarian assistance to Honduran costal communities. This grant is in support of the construction of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Tela.

· Heterodyne Broadcasting Co. (WDBX) 8,000

WDBX is an independent “community” radio station in Illinois, staffed by volunteers from surrounding areas. The station provides community members with a platform for expressing or sharing their ideas or artistic voice. This grant is in support of a partnership between WDBX and the Carbondale Music Coalition.

· Investigate West 10,000

Investigate West is a non-profit journal serving communities of the Northwest. They work to provide clear facts and opinions on public policy, health, and environment, so that the public can fully participate in America’s democracy. This grant is for general operating support.

· Jackson Memorial Library 15,000

The Jackson Memorial Library serves residents and visitors of the St. George Peninsula. It is a private library, serving in a public capacity and 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 school. This grant is in support of the Pre-K school program.

· John and Mable Ringling Museum 10,000

The Ringling Museum is the art museum of Florida State University and is one of the largest university museum complexes in the nation. Their mission is to promote art appreciation and education, and to inspire museum visitors with their many collections, exhibitions, and cultural programs. This grant is in support of the purchase of a Low-Pressure Heated Suction Table.

· Karama 5,000

Karama is a partnership between people from 13 different countries of the Middle East and North Africa. They work to end violence against women and promote the full and equal participation of women in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and many more countries. Karama builds the capacity of women’s rights activists and stakeholders, informs the public, policymakers and decision-makers, and builds awareness in the media and among community members. This grant is in support of work to promote women’s initiatives, such as the Syrian Women’s Forum Peace.

· NAMLO International 10,000

NAMLO was founded in 1999 when Spanish climber Magda decided she wanted to give something back to the Nepali people who had helped her on her many expeditions. Their mission is to provide people of developing countries with 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 NAMLO’s Economic Development Programs for Women’s Cooperative center in Nepal.

· National Film Preserve 10,000

The National Film Preserve hosts the annual Telluride Film Festival with the intention of creating 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 Phillips Collection 20,000

The Phillips Collection is an art museum containing an exceptional collection of both modern and contemporary art, such as artwork from Renoir, O’Keeffe, and van Gough. The museum serves as a platform for inspiring events, such as conversations with artists, symposia, lectures, and more. This grant is for general operating support.

· 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; providing a Palm Beach County home for the arts organizations to showcase their work; and supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County. This grant is for general operating support.

· Quest Adventures Inc. 12,000

Quest Adventures supports teams of Boston students and teachers to reach out, through community service, to people in the US and abroad. They strive to create students who can not only realize the strengths they have, but who use those strengths to make a change in the world. This grant is in support of Quest Adventures service learning trips.

· Upaya Zen Center 10,000

Upaya Zen Center is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and offers daily meditation and programs on Buddhist teachings, art, neuroscience, and social engagement. Their mission is to support a sincere and dedicated practicing community and to serve the community by providing training, retreats, and programs for social and individual transformation. This grant is in support of Upaya’s Nepal Nomads Clinic.

· Victoria Mansion 20,000

Victoria Mansion is a house of the pre-Civil War period that is recognized for its original interiors, and stands as one of the finest of its time that still remains in the country. It is a document in the history of American design and domestic technology and a leading educational and cultural resource for the community and is open to the public as a museum. This grant is in support of their Restoration Campaign.

Education and Youth

· American Academy of the Arts and Sciences 20,000

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 that are 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 available 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 the Clemente Course in the Humanities.

· Brookwood School 10,000

Brookwood is an independent day school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade, located in Manchester, Massachusetts. Focused dually on intelligence and character, Brookwood strives to create innovative, confident, and culturally-enriched students who are excited to learn and achieve. This grant is in support of building projects.

· Brunswick School 10,000

Brunswick is an all-boys college-preparatory school, covering grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade, located in Greenwich, Connecticut. The school aims to produce self-confident and intellectually mature young adults. This sense of character is built through Brunswick’s trusting and caring environment, intellectually challenging classrooms, and numerous athletic activities. This grant is in support of Brunswick’s Character and Leadership Initiative.

· Cape Cod Academy 5,000

Cape Cod Academy is a nonprofit, independent and coeducational college preparatory day school, servicing grades Kindergarten through 12. Its mission is to create a safe, value-centered community which fosters academic excellence and the development of life skills. 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 services 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 for the Art Spark After-School Arts Enrichment Program.

· The Conservatory Lab Charter School 5,000

The Conservatory Lab Charter School is the only Boston elementary school that offers a project-based, music-infused, interdisciplinary academic curriculum, which deepens students’ appreciation of the role music has in the world. The school promotes opportunities for students to create, perform and achieve scholastic benchmarks and provides the el Sistema approach to learning. This grant is in support of the El Sistema Program.

· Friends of Arts Street 25,000

Friends of Arts Street is a non-profit organization located in Colorado for under-served youth 14-26 year olds. Through art, Arts Street creates career opportunities by teaching science, technology, engineering, and math. Their goal is to develop youth into creative thinkers who are prepared 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 and diverse community. This grant is in support of the STEM program.

· Hurricane Island Foundation 35,000

The Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership is located in Penobscot Bay, Maine, and is dedicated to creating a sustainable island community which serves as a place for youth to work alongside scientists to participate in authentic, hands-on field science and collaborative leadership experiences.

$25,000 in support of development efforts

$10,000 general operating support

· La Esperanza 10,000

La Esperanza is a non-profit organization located in Granada, Nicaragua. It is a volunteer group focusing on children’s education. They began in a small village on the outskirts of Granada, and have grown into an organization which now assists in the education of more than 2,000 children in poverty-stricken areas. This grant is in support of La Esperanza’s Computer Funds.

· Outward Bound Sea School 35,000

Outward Bound has been a leader in providing education experiences to youth and adults worldwide for over 65 years. The organization’s mission is to promote character development and self discovery in people of all ages through leadership and teambuilding experiences. 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. The organization aims to create children who 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 in support of the promotion of a Digital Activity Center.

· 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 youths up for success. 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 music. Their mission is to leave students with the appreciation of the joyful music-making experience engineered by the school. This grant is for general operating support.

· PYE Global 24,500

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 adolescents. This grant is in support of the Building Capacity for Youth Empowerment in South Africa project.

· REACH Prep 20,000

REACH Prep is an organization that believes every child is deserving of 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.

·Research Foundation of City University of New York 40,000

RFCUNY is a non-profit educational corporation that manages private and government sponsored programs at the City University of New York. The corporation helps fund programs pertaining to: research in the natural and social sciences, training, curriculum planning, assessment, job placement, and many more.

10,000 for general operating support

30,000 in support of expansion of training program

· Ringling College of Art and Design 5,000

Ringling College is an independent, nonprofit college, focused primarily on the arts. The college is dedicated to providing programs that lead to degrees which prepare students to be sophisticated visual thinkers and ethical practitioners in their chosen area of art and design. This grant is in support of digital photography.

· Sea 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.

· Shelburne Farms 40,000

Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating for a sustainable future. They are located in Shelburne, Vermont, with a farm “campus” of 1,400 acres. The organization offers learning experiences that inspire youth to make intelligent decisions about how to build a sustainable society, and collaborate with educators, schools and other partners to move towards transforming education. This grant is in support of the service to early childhood care centers and preschools in the Burlington area.

· Thompson Island Outward Bound 25,000

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 beyond, and the institutions and adults who support them. This grant is in support of the Expanding the Impact of Boston’s Island Classroom Campaign.

· University of Vermont 33,130

The University of Vermont is a college in Burlington, Vermont. Their academic program combines educationally stimulating faculty-student relationships with the resources of a major research institution. This grant is in support of the Needle Biopsies and Cancer Metastasis research project.

Conservation and Environment

· Chesapeake Bay Foundation 5,000

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is a conservation organization dedicated to the protection of Chesapeake Bay. They fight for effective, science – based solutions to the pollution destroying the bay and its surrounding rivers and streams. Their goal is for the bay to be filled with clear water and healthy air, creating a valuable habitat for terrestrial and aquatic life. This grant is for general operating support.

· Conservation Lands Foundation 10,000

The mission of the Conservation Lands Foundation is to protect, conserve, and expand the National Conservation Lands using education, advocacy, and partnerships. This is done by building and investing in local organizations, inspiring public action, and advocating for public land policies that will help them achieve their long-term goals. This grant is in support of building a community-based group in the San Luis Valley.

· The Culebra Range Community Coalition 20,000

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.

$10,000 In support of the Community Water Festival.

$5,000 In support of the Environmental Scholarship Program.

$5,000 In support of the Environmental Scholarship Program.

· Island Heritage Trust 20,000

Deer Isle is an island community in Maine, made up of about 112 miles of shoreline. The Island Heritage Trust is a non-profit land trust dedicated to conservation that protects open space, scenic areas, wildlife habitats, natural resources, and historic and cultural features that are essential characteristics of the Deer Isle area. This grant is in support of the Lily Pond Phase 2 project and general operating funds.

· Island Institute 30,000

The Island Institute works to sustain Maine’s islands 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.

$25,000 in support of a collaboration of the Island Institute and the College of the Atlantic

$5,000 general operating support

· The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County 15,000

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 Island Trail Association 10,000

The Maine Island Trail is America’s first water trial, spanning over 200 islands and costal sites along the coast of Maine. The association is made up of members who have formed a community of educated island lovers, committed to the care and protection of the wild islands of Maine. This grant is for general operating support.

· Maine Island Trail Association 20,000

The Maine Island Trail is America’s first water trial, spanning over 200 islands and costal sites along the coast of Maine. The association is made up of members who have formed a community of educated island lovers, committed to the care and protection of the wild islands of Maine. This grant is in support of the hiring of a second Stewardship Manager.

· Nature and Culture International 25,000

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 25,000

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 Pikes Peak Fire Learning Network initiative.

· The Nature Conservancy of Vermont 45,000

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 in support of their new communications program.

· The Nature Conservancy of Vermont 12,500

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.

· New Energy Economy 25,000

New Energy Economy’s mission is to build a carbon-free energy future. The organization is led by experts in public policy litigation and advocacy, community organizing and sustainable economic and community development. NEE employs public education and model solar energy projects to shift the energy economy from fossil fuel to clean alternatives. This grant is in support of the SOL-not-coal solarization projects.

· Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility 10,000

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.

· Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 25,000

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is founded on the belief that hunting is conservation. They believe that wildlife belongs to the people, and that every citizen is entitled to hunt and fish. This grant is in support of the Conservation Easement Protection Fund.

Health and Human Services

· Art Explorers, Inc. 10,000

Art Explorers, Inc. is a non-profit organization which provides adult artists with developmental disabilities with an art studio where they can fully and freely express themselves. Because they believe that art is a universal language, the studio is open to all, even those without disabilities. Their philosophy is rooted in the belief that all people have a unique artistic voice, regardless of ability. This grant is in support of their Website Development and Marketing Plan project.

· Asperger’s Association of New England 15,000

The Asperger’s Association of New England works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Aspergers Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful, connected lives. This is done by providing information, education, community, support, and advocacy, all in an atmosphere of validation and respect. This grant is for general operating support

· Careyes Foundation 15,000

The Careyes Foundation believes that for a community to thrive, it must be healthy in every way. The natural environment must be preserved, its citizens must have work, education and health care should be available to all, and support must be given to culture and arts. The unique model of the Careyes Foundation integrates every aspect of the community, providing educational and cultural programming to rural schools in order to ensure that the children grow into intelligent, creative, and conscious citizens. This grant is for general operating support.

· Chester County Food Bank 7,500

Chester County Food Bank is a non-profit organization that collects, grows, purchases, processes, stores and distributes food to those who serve the hungry of Chester County, Pennsylvania. They distribute food to over 100 organizations, and are focused on ending the cycle of hunger and poverty, rather than simply providing food. This grant is for general operating support.

· City Project 20,000

The City Project works to provide healthy land, physical education, health equality, and economic vitality for all. The project broadens access to parks and open space for inner-city residents and fights childhood obesity by guaranteeing that students get enough physical education. This grant is in support of the Transit to Trails Program.

· Dharamsala Animal Rescue 5,000

Dharamsala Animal Rescue was founded in 2009 to minimize the large number of stray dogs in India in order to protect the people of Dharamsala from rabies through animal control and rescue programs. 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. This grant is in support of the Dharamsala Animal Rescue Mobile Clinic Project.

· The Food Project 25,000

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 in support of the Growing Together – Youth Leadership Now project.

· Foundation for African Medicine and Education 20,000

FAME is dedicated to improving the quality and accessibility of medical care in rural Tanzania. They work to provide tools, resources and professional support to enable their healthcare workers to best serve the Tanzanian communities. This grant is for general operating support.

· Globetrotter Marathon Program 10,000

The main goals of the Globetrotter Marathon Program are to boost the self esteem and confidence of wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts, many of whom have lost their legs. The program works towards helping them process and move forward from these life changing experiences with dignity and pride, and showing them what they can accomplish in the outside world. This grant is for general operating support.

· Healing Abuse Working for Change 5,000

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 so that that these people are able to make informed, independent decisions about their futures. This grant is for general operating support.

· Karatu Educational Fund 5,000

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 Ganako Community Library.

· La Comunidad Hispana 30,000

Each year, La Comunidad Hispana touches the lives of over 5,000 people in Southern Chester County. Their mission is to provide health care, social and adult educational services designed to help immigrant and low income residents stay healthy, build strong families and lead productive, fulfilling lives. This grant is in support of the Fortyforward Campaign.

· 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 become a reality 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 for general operating support.

·Plummer Home for Boys 5,000

The Plummer Home is a leader of youth services in southern Essex County and serves approximately 200 at-risk children and youth each year. Their mission is to provide adolescents with innovative support and services in a safe and nurturing environment, in order to build the relationships and skills necessary for successful adulthood. This grant is in support of the Plummer Home’s permanency work.

· Project Home 2,500

Project Home is a Philadelphia-based organization empowering individuals to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through affordable housing, employment, health care, and education. The organization strives to create a safe and respectful environment where everyone supports each other in their struggles for recovery, developing the confidence to move towards self-actualization. This grant is for general opperating support.

· ReSOURCE 40,500

ReSOURCe is an organization which serves those who do not have access to an education, comprehensive development, and job training. Its mission is to meet community and individual needs through education and job skills training, environmental stewardship, and economic opportunities.

7,500 in support of the Youthbuild Program

33,000 for general operating support

· Rising Tide Capital 35,000

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.

· 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. It is designed to foster intergenerational dialogue between the people of Northern New Mexico. This grant is for general operating support.

Washington Hancock Community 25,000

The Washington Hancock Community is dedicated to bringing community resources together to help people in Washington Hancock County achieve self-sufficiency and a better quality of life. They offer programs such as small business development and transportation assistance. This grant is in support of the Healthy Peninsula –Early Childhood Initiative and the Magic Food Bus.

· Water is Life 5,000

WIL is a non-profit organization, dedicated to providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene projects to schools and villages that do not have access to clean water. The organization not only provides temporary, life-saving water filtration straws, but is also committed to developing community-driven initiatives that will continue to have an impact on the health of communities for generations to come. 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 mentoring programs to hundreds of families in Boston’s North Shore. This grant is in support of Wellspring’s Adult Education and Job Training Programs.


Medicine Horse Center 5,450

Ethan Allen Institute 500

The Nature Conservancy 1,000

Champlain Valley Historical 500

The Reason Foundation 500

Friends of Friends Medical Support 500

Palm Beach International Film 2,500

American Near East Refugee Aid 500

WNYC Radio 500

Hurricane Island Foundation 2,050

Cape Ann Waldorf School 1,014

Technoserve 500

Doctors Without Borders 500

Harvard School of Public Health 1,000

Brunswick School 1,500

The Food Project 500

Pingree School/Prep @ Pingree 755

Greater Boston Food Bank 1,000

Palm Beach International Film 5,000

The Library Foundation for Sarasota County 1,000

Lahey Clinic Foundation Inc. 1,000

New England Disabled Sports 500

Buckingham Browne & Nichols 1,097

Save our Seabirds 2,500

Inner City Foundation 2,500

Brackett Foundation 5,000

Brackett Foundation 1,313

Brookwood School 1,500

Greenwich Academy 1,750

St. Michael’s College 1,000

Cape Ann Waldorf School 750

Foundation for Women and Economic Literacy 2,500

Severn School 2,500

Philips Exeter Academy 500

College of the Atlantic 2,500

College of Charleston Foundation 2,500

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 2,500

General Henry Knox Museum 2,500

The Land Conservancy 10,000

Woods Hole Oceanographic 2,500

Quest Adventures, Inc. 6,000

Shelburne Farms 2,000

Gallatin Valley Land Trust 500

Chester County Food Bank 10,000

The Conservation Fund 500

Family Nurturing Center of MA 1,365

Oxfam America 500

Noble and Greenough School 1,000

Island Institute 500

Powers Music School 4,000

H.O.M.E. 500

Whidbey Island Nourishes 2,000

Medicine Horse Center 4,000

TOTAL $109,044

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