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2004 | 2005 | 2006


92nd Street Y, New York, NY
Scholarships $30,000
Summer camp scholarships for children with special needs
Animal Care and Control, New York, NY
TLC Summer Program $16,000
Animal shelter based program for youth ages 14-17 providing training in animal husbandry, medical procedures and exploration of career options
Artists for Humanity, Boston, MA
Arts and Entrepreurship Program $25,000
Youth run micro-enterprise program for inner-city teens to develop business and career skills and provide a commercial outlet for their talents and products.
Asperger's Association of New England, Boston, MA
Coordinator of Clinical Services $25,000
Support for a half-time Clinical Coordinator of Children's Services to provide families of children with Asperger's Syndrome with I & R services, monthly support groups and serve as a resource for educators and other professionals working with children with AS
Assaf Harofeh, Israel
Neonatology Equipment $50,000
Equipment for neonatology unit
Associated Grant Makers, Boston, MA
Summer Fund $20,000
Support for camping programs throughout Boston
Barrier Free Living, New York, NY
Freedom House for People with Disabilities $100,000
Support for first completely accessible domestic violence shelter in the United States
Barry and Florence Friedberg JCC, Oceanside, NY
The Ezra Center for Special Services $30,000
Social and recreational programs for adults and children with special needs
Blythedale Children's Hospital, Valhalla, NY
Child Protection Program $50,000
Interdisciplinary program to provide intensive staff training and centralization and coordination of services to identify medically fragile children at risk of abuse and neglect including outreach and support services to their families
Board of Jewish Education, New York, NY
Child Advocacy $60,000
Educational guidance, consultations, support for parents and families of children with special needs and information and referral services for professionals and educators.
Project Sir II $60,000
First year of 2-year initiative to expand Project Sir (Success in Reading), a literacy program, to grades 2, 3 and 4 in Jewish Day Schools and public schools
Special Education Center $135,000
Support of new program development and graduate education for Jewish special educators
Camp Starfish, Boston, MA
Scholarships $25,000
Summer camp scholarships for children ages 5-15 with emotional, behavioral and learning problems
Chai Lifeline, New York, NY
Camp Simcha Special $50,000
Summer camping for youth with severe chronic illness
Healing and Respite Program $40,000
Social worker for winter respite program for children and families with life threatening or chronic illnesses
Children's Health Fund, New York, NY
Operation Assist $100,000
Mental heath support in Biloxi, Miss for survivors of Hurricane Katrina
Citizen Schools, Boston, MA
A Team Approach Among Caring Adults $25,000
After school program pairing adults with at risk youth for educational support and mentoring
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Youth Depression and Suicide Program $30,000
Suicide prevention educator to work with community and professionals
Citizens' Committee for Children, New York, NY
YouthAction $10,000
After school advocacy training for high school students
City Parks Foundation, New York, NY
Summer Stage $2,500
Summer arts programming in city parks
D.A.R.E, New York, NY
D.A.R.E. Dance $50,000
After school dance program in public schools in Boston, New York and New Jersey and scholarship support for selected students attending local dance programs
Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD),
Lebanon, NH
Child Advocacy and Protection Program (CAPP) $75,000
Expansion of educational outreach program to include pilot telemedicine project to provide optimal medical evaluations and treatment referrals to hospitals and professionals seeing abuse and/or neglected children in rural Vermont and New Hampshire
Dorot, New York, NY $50,000
University Without Walls
Teleconference programs for home bound and disabled seniors and their caregivers
Earthen Vessels, Cambridge, MA $10,000
After School Tutoring Program
After school tutoring, mentoring and family advocacy program pairing Harvard student-volunteers with inner city youth in Dorchester, Roxbury and South Boston
FEGS/SLI, New York, NY
Family Advocacy & Information Referral $60,000
Professional training, information and referral, advocacy and family support services for people living or working with individuals with special need
Chavarim $12,500
Socialization and life skills program for high functioning adults ages 20-55 with developmental, learning, physical, emotional or neurological disabilities
VIP Youth: Violence Intervention Project $60,000
Program to break the intergenerational cycle of family violence and provide counseling and supportive services children and non-offending parent
Adopt a Family $50,000
Social worker to coordinate case management, emergency assistance and volunteers working with families in crisis
Girls' Coalition of Boston, Boston, MA $35,000
Strength to Strength

Year long education and training project focusing on ableism and xenophobia working to create greater awareness of the issues involved, improved programming and inclusion opportunities in mainstream programs

Global Action Project, New York, NY $20,000
SummerYouth Media Training Institute
Advanced training in media and professional internship summer program for youth 15-19
Greater 5 Towns YM-YWHA, Syosset, NY
Disabled Singles Program $39,000
Social and recreational program for physically and developmentally disabled singles ages 25-65
TBI Day Program $25,000
Pilot socialization and recreation day program for people with traumas brain injury
Hacienda, Phoenix, AZ
Climber Cribs $15,750
Specially designed equipment for children with disabilities
Shower Trolleys $13,260
Specially designed equipment for children with disabilities
General Support $10,000
Annual Support for multifaceted programming for children with severe disabilities
Handi Kids, Boston, MA
Scholarships $25,000
Scholarships for year round after school and camping programs for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities
Harlem Children Society, New York, NY
Science Internships $45,000
Intensive educational and mentoring program for minority high school youth to increase their awareness of science and technology and introduce them to possible careers in the sciences
Harvard Medical School Center of Excellence in Women's Health, Cambridge, MA
Women with Disabilities Symposium $6,500
Support for conference on women with disabilities
Hebrew Educational Society (HES), Brooklyn, NY
Special Needs Family Center $45,000
Preschool, after school, summer day camp and parenting groups children and families with special needs
Hebrew Home for the Aged, New York, NY
Project HOPE: Companion Program $50,000
Pilot nursing home based, full day program for special education students providing schooling, community service and job skills training
Home Base Youth Services, Phoenix, AZ
Transitional Living Program $25,000
Transitional housing and life skills training for homeless youth ages 18-21
Home for Little Wanders, Boston, MA
My Life, My Choice $25,000
Outreach program to work with girls at risk of prostitution along with workshops and trainings for educators working with girls involved in prostitution
Hyde Square Task Force, Jamaica Plains, MA
Ritmo en Accion Youth Dance Troupe $15,000
After school Latin dance program for teens who then teach elementary and middle school students
Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (JBFCS), Brooklyn, NY
Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention Project $55,000
Russian speaking social worker to work with orthodox immigrants in Boro Park on issues of child abuse along with consultation and technical assistance to yeshivas and Jewish Day Schools focusing on abuse and neglect
Neighborhood Youth Alliance $60,000
Program to improve relations between Russian, African American, Hispanic, Arab- American and other minority youth in 3 Brooklyn high schools
Project Genesis: Single Parent Program $25,000
Single parent program to provide recreational, social, educational and mental health support for single parents and their families
JCC of Hudson, Tarrytown, NY
Special Needs Training Institute $17,000
Training and internship program for high school students working with children with disabilities
Westchester Network for Physically Disabled $26,500
Social and recreational programming for physically disabled adults
Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA), New York, NY
Compass Program $15,000
Social worker to provide educational and vocational guidance for Jewish learning disabled college students at C.W. Post
Bukharian Day Care $60,000
Russian speaking social worker to work with family day care programs in Bukharian community serving over 650 children with special focus on early identification of children with special needs
JCH Bensonhurst, Bensonhurst, NY
Special Needs Center $30,000
Summer camp and after school educational enrichment, socialization and recreation services for children 5-12 with special needs
Butler Center for Educational Advancement $95,000
Comprehensive educational support services for émigré families facing the challenges of adjusting to the American educational system
Jewish Community Center of Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
Senior Transportation $50,000
Transportation for elderly
Jewish Home and Hospital, New York, NY
Intergenerational Program $100,000
Intergenerational program providing community service, work experience, educational support and career and college guidance for at risk youth working with the elderly
Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Project Access $25,000
Expansion of programs and services for people with disabilities
Juvenile Diabetes, New York, NY
John Altman Sponsorship $10,000
Support for diabetes research
Kings Bay YM-YWHA, Brooklyn, NY
Special Services for Learning Disabled $40,000
Capacity building grant to hire part-time special education professional to build program, increase outreach and provide staff development and supervision
Adolescent Émigré Program $42,000
Social, recreational and group counseling for Russian émigré adolescents
Legal Outreach, New York, NY
College Bound Program $50,000
Expansion of the College Bound Program in Harlem and Brooklyn
Summer Law Institute Expansion to Queens $30,000
New initiative to expand the Summer Law Institute for students entering high school to Queens
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
EXTRA ART $15,000
Summer and Saturday program for artistically talented youth from Boston's inner-city high schools
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Zella Bronfman Scholarship Fund $10,000
Scholarships for college students
Met Council, New York, NY
Cash Assistance $100,00
Emergency cash assistance
Mid Island Y JCC, Plainview, NY
KISS - Kids in Special Services $40,000
Capacity building grant to hire part-time social worker and specialists to create a special needs center to address the social, recreational and educational needs of preschooler through young adults
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Bronx Holocaust Survivors $37,500
Social worker for Holocaust survivors in Co-op City
J.E. & Z.B. Butler Children Advocacy Center $150,000
Social worker and general support for Child Advocacy Center
Endowment: Center for Aging and Independence $100,000
Endowment support for Center for Aging and Independence
Mosholu Montefiore Community Center, Bronx, NY
Family Choice Project $55,000
Program to identify and explore educational options with middle/high school student and their families
Pioneer Summer Camp $100,000
Second year of pilot educational summer camping and after school enrichment program for 1st and 2nd graders at risk of failure
Mount Sinai Hospital, Montreal, Canada
Palliative Care $100,000
One time gift to capital campaign to support expansion of palliative care services
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
High School Museum Studies Program $10,000
After school program for public high school students introducing them to careers in museums
New Alternatives for Children, New York, NY
Expansion - Education Services $50,000
Support for social worker to expand educational advocacy services for children with severe disabilities
Natural Resources Defense Council, New York, NY
Climate Center Team $25,000
Annual support for environment projects
NY Services for the Handicapped, New York, NY
Camp Oakhurst: Respite and Adult Vacation Program $30,000
Respite and summer camping scholarships for adults with physical disabilities
NYLAG, New York, NY
Child Advocacy $80,000
Free legal services for low income children with physical, developmental and learning disabilities
Family Law $100,000
Free consultation and legal representation to low-income individuals
LegalHealth $75,000
Legal assistance for low-income patients and advocacy training for health care professionals in NYC hospitals
Publicolor, New York, NY
Color Club and Next Steps $65,000
After school apprenticeship/ educational enrichment program for at risk middle and high school youth
Ramapo for Children, Rhinebeck, NY
Ramapo Training Solution $65,000
Support for professional training and staff development at community based organizations serving high-risk youth and children with special needs
Rocking the Boat, Bronx, NY
Summer Stipends for Boatbuilding and On Water Program $35,000
Summer stipends and apprenticeship support for boatbuilding program for teens in the Bronx
Ruby Films, New York, NY
Praying with Lior $25,000
Support for the production of a documentary about a developmentally disabled young man preparing for his bar mitzvah
S.A.F.E. Studio, Boston, MA
Expressive Arts $10,000
After school expressive arts program for children exposed to domestic violence and abuse and neglect
Samuel Field Y, Little Neck, NY
Beaconworks- Select $40,000
School to work program for at risk, underachieving middle and high school students imcluding tutoring and homework assistance and 6 hours of work at Samuel Field’s NORC-WOW program to develop job skills
CLASSP $44,000
Training and internships for high school students working with people with disabilities at five community centers in Westchester and Long Island
Jewish Education for Persons with Disabilities $15,000
Jewish educational programming for individuals with disabilities
Partner Abuse $30,000
Social worker to provide individual and group counseling for individuals involved in abusive relationship and to increase community awareness of domestic violence
Project Child $10,000
After school program for severely learning disabled and autistic children ages 5-13
Scholarship Assistance $27,000
Scholarship assistance for children with disabilities attending after school, day camp, preschool programming
Single Parent $30,000
Social/recreational and counseling programs for single parents including bereavement groups
Teen Services $38,000
Social, recreational, educational and community service programs for teens
Shorefront YM-YWHA, Brooklyn, NY
Project Bridge $45,000
Social, recreational and educational program for developmentally disabled émigrés ages 21-40 and their families
Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills, NY
Camp Kehilla and Special Needs Center $67,500
Summer camping program for children 6-12 with special needs
SquashBusters, Boston, MA
Out of School Programs $20,000
After school enrichment program combining athletics and academics for middle and high school youth in Boston
Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center, New York, NY
Legacy: Rite to Passage $30,000
After school youth development and leadership program
StreetSquash, New York, NY
College Bound Program $25,000
After school enrichment program combining athletics and academics for middle and high school youth in Harlem
Suffolk Y JCC, Commack, NY
Butler Special Needs Center 30,000
After school, vacation, camping and recreational and socialization programs for people with special needs ages 4-15
Center for Teen Empowerment, Boston, MA
Youth Organizing Initiative $25,000
After school program to train youth to organize and develop initiatives to address identified issues.
UJA-Federation, New York, NY
Autism Study $25,000
Study to identify successful after school programs for children with autism and to develop strategies to implement new programs to serve this population throughout the UJA-Federation Network
Day Camp Scholarships $55,000
Summer camp scholarships for children with special needs
Zella Awards $24,400
Annual awards to recognize individuals in UJA-Federation agencies who have made significant contributions in the field of disabilities
Urban Park Rangers, New York, NY
Alley Pond Adventure/Family Camping $61,500
Summer youth employment program for college students and an outdoor environmental and camping program for inner city children along with summer family camping at Alley Pond on the weekends
Junior Ranger Program $49,500
Summer camping and environmental studies program for inner city youth at Inwood Hill, Marine and Orchard Beach parks
Counselor in Training Program $35,000
Expansion of Ranger Conservation Corp to provide winter participants with paid summer employment working in the Junior Ranger Program along with a falconry course
Ranger Conservation Corps $29,000
Urban environmental after school program for high school students
Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger, Burlington, VT
Summer Food Program $15,000
Summer food and recreational programs for school age children in rural Vermont communities
Visiting Nurse of New York, New York, NY
General Support $5,000
Support for in home services
West End Boys and Girls Club, Boston, MA
Visual Arts Program $10,000
After school programming in the arts for at-risk youth ages 7-18
Westchester Jewish Community Services,
White Plains, NY
Family Advocacy Program $37,000
Socialization/life skills programs for individuals with disabilities, advocacy training and I & R for families and professional training for staffs of programs serving people with disabilities
Havorah $35,000
Educational, religious, social and cultural programming for developmentally disabled children, teens and adults
Partner Abuse Intervention Program $100,000
Intensive counseling program for women and children involved in abusive relationships


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