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2005 | 2006 | 2007

92nd Street Y, New York, NY
Scholarships $40,000
Summer camp scholarships for children with special needs

Artists for Humanity, Boston, MA
Arts and Entrepreneurship Program $25,000
Support for youth run micro-enterprise program for at risk teens to develop business and career skills and a commercial outlet for their talents

Asperger's Association of New England, Boston, MA
Coordinator of Clinical Services $25,000
Capacity building grant to support a half-time clinical coordinator of children's services

Assaf Harofeh, Israel
Neonatology Equipment $50,000
Equipment for neonatology unit
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
Support for social worker to work with and train staff, parents/foster parents, and volunteers on issues related to the identification, care and support of medically fragile children at risk of abuse and neglect
Board of Jewish Education New York, NY
Child Advocacy $65,000
Educational guidance, consultations and support for parents and families of children with special needs as well as information and referral services for professionals and educators.
Special Education Center $85,000
Support for new program development and graduate education for Jewish special
education professionals
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
Autism Clinic Educational Advocate $45,000
Support for educational advocate to work with low income families of children diagnosed with autism.

Camp Starfish, Boston, MA
Scholarships $25,000
Summer camp scholarships for children ages 5-15 with emotional, behavioral and learning problems
CEI-PEA, New York, NY
Project H.O.P.E: Expansion Planning Grant $10,000
Planning grant to develop strategic plan for expansion of PROJECT H.O.P.E., a workforce development program for special education students at the Hebrew Home for the Aged
Chai Lifeline, New York, NY
Camp Simcha Special $60,000
Summer camping for youth with severe chronic illness
Healing and Respite Program $40,000
Support for 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
Final installment of multi-year grant to support mental health services in the Gulf Coast following Katrina
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
Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati Arts and Technology Program $50,000
Support for arts and technology workforce development program for out of school youth
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Youth Depression and Suicide Program $30,000
Support for suicide prevention educator to work with community and professionals
Citizen Schools, Boston, MA
A Team Approach Among Caring Adults $25,000
Support for educational and mentoring after school program pairing adults/professionals with at risk youth
Citizens' Committee for Children, New York, NY
YouthAction $10,000
Support for after school advocacy training for high school students
City Parks Foundation, New York, NY
Summer Stage $2,500
Support for summer arts programming in New York City parks
D.A.R.E, New York, NY
D.A.R.E. Dance $50,000
Support for after school dance program for at risk middle school students in public schools in Boston and New York including scholarships for selected students to attend local dance programs
Earthen Vessels, Cambridge, MA
After School Tutoring Program $8,000
Support for after school tutoring, mentoring and family advocacy program pairing Harvard
student-volunteers with inner city youth in Dorchester, Roxbury and South Boston
FEGS New York City and Long Island, NY
Adopt a Family $50,000
Support for social worker to coordinate case management, emergency assistance and volunteers working with families in crisis
Chavarim $12,500
Support for socialization and life skills program for high functioning adults ages 20-55 with developmental, learning, physical, emotional or neurological disabilities
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

VIP Youth: Violence Intervention Project $60,000
Support for program to break the intergenerational cycle of family violence and provide counseling and supportive services children and non-offending parent
FJC New York, NY
Icarus Project $5,000
Support for web-based project to develop a network for people struggling with bipolar disorder
Greater 5 Towns YM-YWHA, Syosset, NY
Disabled Singles Program $39,000
Support for social and recreational program for physically and developmentally disabled singles ages 25-65
TBI Day Program $25,000
Support for socialization and recreation program for people struggling with the isolation of traumatic brain injury
Hacienda, Phoenix, AZ
General Support $10,000
Annual Support for multifaceted programming for children with severe disabilities
Handi Kids, Boston, MA
Scholarships $30,000
Scholarships for after school and camping programs for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities
Harlem Children Society, New York, NY
Science Internships $50,000
Support for internship and mentoring program for minority high school youth to increase awareness of science and technology and future career opportunities
Hebrew Educational Society (HES), Brooklyn, NY
Special Needs Family Center $45,000
Support for 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 $70,000
Support for nursing home based, workforce development program for special education Students ages 17-21 that provides schooling, community service and job skills training
Hyde Square Task Force, Jamaica Plains, MA
Ritmo en Accion Youth Dance Troupe $15,000
Support for after school program for teens who perform and teach Latin dance to elementary and middle school students
Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (JBFCS), Brooklyn, NY
Adolescent Émigré Program $42,000
Support for counseling and recreational activities for émigré youth in collaboration with the Kings Bay Y in Brooklyn
Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention Project $55,000
Support for Russian speaking social worker to work with orthodox immigrants in Boro Park and to provide consultations and technical assistance to yeshivas and Jewish Day Schools on issues of abuse and neglect
Neighborhood Youth Alliance $60,000
Support for project to improve relations between Russian, African American, Hispanic,
Arab- American minority youth in Brooklyn
Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA), New York, NY
Bukharian Day Care $65,000
Support for Russian speaking social worker to help family day care programs in Bukharian community to identify and secure services for children with special needs
Compass Program $17,500
Support for social worker to provide educational and vocational guidance for Jewish learning disabled college students on college campuses
Educational Advocacy Project $98,670
Support for collaborative initiative with Administration for Children (ACS) to placelawyer at CBO to train staff on education law, streamline procedures to access appropriateand timely educational placements for children with disabilities in the child welfare system and provide legal intervention when necessary
JCC of Hudson, Tarrytown, NY
 Special Needs Training Institute $17,500
Support for training and internship program for high school students working with children with disabilities
Westchester Network for Physically Disabled $26,000
Support for social and recreational programming for physically disabled adults
JCC of Staten Island Staten Island, New York
Camp Weissglass $10,000
Camping scholarship for children with developmental and learning disabilities
JCH Bensonhurst, Bensonhurst, NY
Special Needs Center $35,000
Support for summer camp and after school educational enrichment, socialization and recreation services for children 5-12 with special needs
Butler Center for Educational Advancement $96,000
Support for comprehensive educational services for émigré families facing the challenges of the American educational system
Jewish Family and Children's Services Phoenix, AZ
Real Work Job Development Program $100,000
Support for school to work program for youth 15-21 with emotional disabilities and/or a history of living in out of home placements
Jewish Guild for the Blind New York, NY
Saturday Pre-Teen Computer Program $25,000
Support for assistive technology computer training for 9-14 year olds who are blind or visually impaired
Jewish Home and Hospital, New York, NY
Geriatric Career Development Program $50,000
Support for workforce development program in collaboration with Marie Curie High School of Nursing, Medicine and Allied Health Professions to introduce inner city students to options in the field of geriatrics
Intergenerational Program $90,000
Support for intergenerational program providing community service, work experience,
educational support, career and college guidance for at risk youth working with the elderly
Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Project Access $25,000
Support for expansion of programs and services for people with disabilities
Juvenile Diabetes, New York, NY
John Altman Sponsorship $5,000
Support for diabetes research
Kings Bay YM-YWHA, Brooklyn, NY
Pool Lift $5,300
One time equipment grant
Legal Outreach, New York, NY
College Bound Program $50,000
Support for year round programs in Manhattan and Brooklyn
Legal Outreach – Queens Expansion $50,000
Support for new Queens Summer Law Institute and year expansion of College Bound Program to Queens
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
EXTRA ART $15,000
Support for summer and Saturday programs for artistically talented, inner city, high school student at Boston’s public schools
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Zella Bronfman Scholarship Fund $10,000
Support for scholarships for college students
Met Council New York, NY
Cash Assistance $115,000
Support for emergency cash assistance
Mid Island Y JCC, Plainview, NY
KISS - Kids in Special Services $40,000
Support for part-time social worker and specialists in special needs center for social, recreational and educational programming for preschoolers through young adults
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Bronx Holocaust Survivors $37,500
Support for social worker for Holocaust survivors in Co-op City
J.E. & Z.B. Butler Children Advocacy Center $150,000
Support for social worker and general support for Child Advocacy Center
Endowment: Center for Aging and Independence $100,000
Final installment of endowment support for Center for Aging and Independence
Mosholu Montefiore Community Center, Bronx, NY
Co-op City Youth Services Program $50,000
Support for expansion of the Grandparents’ program to include youth services for at risk youth being cared for by a grandparent
Family Choice Project $57,000
Support for work with middle/high school students and their parent to identify and explore educational options
Summer Leadership Program
One time grant for leadership development and education program for at risk high school youth

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
High School Museum Studies Program $10,000
Support for after school program for public high school students to introduce them to careers in museums
Natural Resources Defense Council, New York, NY
Climate Center Team $25,000
Annual support for environment projects
New Alternatives for Children (NAC), New York, NY
Sibshop $50,000
New initiative to provide support services for siblings of children with disabilities
NY Services for the Handicapped, New York, NY
Camp Oakhurst: Respite and Adult Vacation Program $30,000
Support for respite and summer camping scholarships for adults with physical disabilities
New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), New York, NY
Child Advocacy $80,000
Support for free legal services for low income children with physical, developmental and learning disabilities
Family Law $100,000
Support for free consultation and legal representation to low-income individuals
Legal Health $75,000
Support for legal assistance for low-income patients and advocacy training for health care professionals in NYC hospitals
New Yorkers for Children New York, NY
Educational Advocacy Project $54,200
Support for collaborative initiative between Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA) and the Administration for Children (ACS) to place lawyer at CBO to train staff on education law, streamline procedures to access appropriate and timely educational placements for children with disabilities in the child welfare system and provide legal intervention when necessary
Parents Place White Plains, NY
Saturday Program $5,000
Support for Saturday morning drop in program for children and parents.
Publicolor, New York, NY
Color Club and Next Steps $65,000
Support for after school apprenticeship/ educational enrichment program for at risk middle and high school youth
Ramapo for Children, Rhinebeck, NY
Ramapo Training Solution $77,000
Support for professional training and staff development at community based organizations serving high-risk youth and children with special needs
Resources for Children for Children with Special Needs New York, NY
Center without Walls $15,000
Support for community outreach program to educate and inform families challenged by learning, developmental, emotional and physical disabilities
Roca Chelsea, MA
Works Project $50,000
Support for job readiness training program to prepare high risk youth ages 14-24 for economic self-sufficiency
Rocking the Boat, Bronx, NY
Summer Stipends for Boatbuilding and On Water Program $50,000
Summer stipends and apprenticeship support for boatbuilding program for teens in the Bronx
Row New York New York, NY
After School Program $20,000
Support for after school rowing and educational enrichment program at risk high school girls in Queens
Samuel Field Y, Little Neck, NY
Beaconworks- Select $40,000
Support for school to work program for at risk, underachieving middle and high school students including tutoring, homework assistance and 6 hours weekly of job skills development internships
Butler Special Needs Center $50,000
Support for programs designed to enhance social skills and community inclusion opportunities for people with disabilities
CLASSP $44,000
Support for training and internships for high school students working with people with disabilities at not for profits in Westchester and Long Island
Partner Abuse $30,000
Support for social worker to provide individual and group counseling for individuals involved in abusive relationship and to increase community awareness of domestic violence
Scholarship Assistance $27,100
Scholarship assistance for children with disabilities attending after school, day camp, preschool programming
Single Parent $20,000
Support for social/recreational activities, counseling and bereavement groups for single parents
Summer Camp Inclusion Program $15,000
Support for summer camping inclusion program for children with physical disabilities
Teen Services $38,000
Support for social, recreational, educational and community service programs for at risk teens
Shorefront YM-YWHA, Brooklyn, NY
Project Bridge $50,000
Support for 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
Support for summer camping program for children 6-12 with special needs
Social Innovation Forum $20,000
Preventing and Reducing Violence: Making Boston a Safer Place
Support for consultation and coaching services for Boston CBO to address the issue of violence
SquashBusters, Boston, MA
Out of School Programs $25,000
Support for after school enrichment program combining athletics and academics for middle and high school youth in Boston
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 Jewish Community Center Commack, NY
Butler Special Needs Center 30,000
Support for after school, vacation, camping and recreational and socialization programs for people with special needs ages 4-15
More Than Words $25,000
Support for transitional program operating a book store and online book selling businessfor system involved youth 14-21, focusing on employment, entrepreneurial and leadershipskills
The Center for Teen Empowerment Boston, MA
Youth Organizing Initiative $35,000
Support of after school program for at risk youth to train them to identify social issues in their schools and communities and organize to create significant social change
The Food Project
Youth Farming Project $30,000
Support for sustainable agriculture/youth and adult partnership working with at risk inner city youth and suburban youth to create social change
Treehouse Foundation
Treehouse - Boston $50,000
Support for neighborhood initiative that recruits permanent adoptive parents for youth in the child welfare system and engages community leaders and neighborhood residents in programs designed to sustain newly formed families as well as existing adoptive, foster and kinship families.
UJA-Federation New York, NY
CEI-PEA/Jewish Community Center Initiative $25,000
Support for consultation services to connect community centers with public schools to develop coordinated OST programming
Day Camp Scholarships $55,000
Support for summer camp scholarships for children with special needs
Zella Awards $25,000
Support for annual awards in recognition of individuals in UJA-Federation network who contribute significantly to the field of disabilities
Urban Park Rangers New York, NY
Alley Pond Adventure Programs and Family Camping $50,200
Support for summer youth employment program for college students, outdoor Environmental and camping programs for at risk inner city children and weekend camping For urban families in Alley Pond Park in Queens
Junior Ranger Program $77,000
Support for summer camping and environmental studies program for inner city youth at Inwood Hill, Marine and Orchard Beach parks
Ranger Conservation Corps $34,000
Support for urban environmental after school program for at risk high school students
Westchester Jewish Community Services White Plains, NY
Family Advocacy Program $36,500
Support for 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
Support for educational, religious, social and cultural programming for developmentally disabled children, teens and adults
Partner Abuse Intervention Program $75,000
Support for intensive counseling program for women and children involved in abusive relationships


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