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2014 | 2015 | 2016


Adoption and Foster Care Mentoring   Boston, MA$30,000
Young Leaders Program
Support for long term mentoring to build skills and develop a network of supports for youth ages 14-21 emerging from the foster care system
Artists for Humanity   Boston, MA $50,000
Arts Micro Enterprise Program
Support for youth run micro-enterprise program for at-risk teens designed to develop business and career skills as well as provide a commercial outlet for their talents
Asperger's Association of New England   Watertown, MA$35,000
Director of Children and Teen Services
Support for director of to work with youth and families dealing with the challenges of Asperger’s Syndrome
Associated Grant Makers    Boston, MA$5,000
Disabilities Funders Group
Support for opportunities for funders in the field of disabilities to discuss issues and share best practices, research and model programs.
Barry and Florence Friedberg JCC   Oceanside, NY$45,000
The Ezra Center for Special Services
Support for social and recreational programs for adults and children with special needs
Boston Children's Chorus   Boston, MA$30,000
Choir for Underserved youth in the Boston area
Support for choral education and performance program for inner city and suburban youth in Boston
Boston Jewish Film Festival    Boston, MA $15,000
ReelAbilities Boston
Support for film festival showcasing films by or about people with disabilities
Boston Medical Center    Boston, MA $50,000
Pediatric Assessment of Communication in Autism Clinic
Support for additional educational advocate in the autism clinic to help low income families receive appropriate educational placement and services for their children
Bottom Line   Jamaica Plain, MA$25,000
College Access and Success Program
Support for college bound program which incorporates college guidance and up to six years of on campus emotional, academic, and career guidance for inner city youth to assure they graduate from college successfully
Bottom Line   Brooklyn, NY$25,000
College Access and Success Program
Support for expansion of Boston college bound program to New York which incorporates college guidance and up to six years of on campus emotional, academic, and career guidance for inner city youth to assure college success
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester    Dorchester, MA $37,000
Project B.I.N.D.
Support for inclusion programming for youth with disabilities in club-wide afterschool programs
Bridge Over Troubled Waters    Boston, MA$25,000
Bridge Emergency Youth Shelter
Support for 12 bed youth shelter for individuals up to age 24 which provides shelter and a continuum of services that allow them to continue their education, build job skills and address the issues of addiction and mental illness that interfere with their ability to lead independent lives
Brookview House    Dorchester, MA$25,000
Youth Development Programs
Support for year round programs that provide customized academic, emotional and behavioral support to formerly homeless youth so that they stay in school and are productive both in school and out
Camp Harbor View    Boston, MA$25,000
Leaders in Training
Support for leadership and work skills program for at risk youth 15-17 who are aging out of traditional summer camping programs
Camp Starfish   Waltham, MA $35,000
Support for summer camp scholarships for children ages 5-15 with emotional, behavioral and learning problems
Chai Lifeline   New York, NY$75,000
Moving On
Support for young adults with severe chronic illness who are aging out of youth services and moving on to adult life/services, post-secondary education, employment
Children of Promise   Brooklyn, NY$35,000
After School and Summer Programs
Support for after school and summer programs for youth with an incarcerated parent
Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk    $37,000
Family Advocacy Program
Support for program that assists children and their non-offending caregiver receive the services and support they need following incidences of family violence
Citizens' Committee for Children   New York, NY $10,000
Support for advocacy training for high school students
CityKids Foundation    New York, NY $25,000
City University
Support for intensive academic scaffolding, college and post-secondary guidance and leadership skills for high school youth to prepare them for school, work and adulthood
City Parks Foundation   New York, NY
Summer Stage$10,000
Support for summer arts programs in New York City parks
Track and Field for Youth with Disabilities $10,000
Support for summer program for youth with disabilities in New York City
Community Rowing   Boston, MA $30.000
Adaptive Rowing
Support for after school adaptive rowing program for inner city youth from the Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Community Servings $30,000
Nutrition Program
Support for home delivered nutrition program for children and families affected by life threatening illnesses
D.A.R.E   New York, NY$25,000
Keepin’ it Real
Support for new drug prevention program taught by retired NYPD D.A.R.E. officers in 15 elementary and middle schools in NYC.
East End House   Cambridge, MA$30,000
Special Need Initiative for Child Care and School Age Programs
Support to increase capacity to serve children with special needs ages 15 months- 14 years in pre-school and after school inclusion programs
Educational Alliance   New York, NY $25,000
College Bound and Summer Internship Programs
Support for college bound and summer internship programs for low income youth in lower Manhattan
Educational Alliance   New York, NY $25,000
Special Needs Programming at the 14th Street Y
Support for special needs recreational programming in lower Manhattan that increases socialization for families and provides workshops for parents to help them understand their children’s educational, social and recreational rights and needs and work with them to identify appropriate supports.
Figure Skating in Harlem $30,000
ICE:I Can Excel
Support for intensive after school educational programming for girls’ ice skating program in Harlem
FJC   New York, NY$446,000
Future Grants
Support allocated for donor advised community grants
Future Chefs    Boston, MA$20,000
Culinary Pathways
Support for a three phase college/career readiness and workforce development for teenagers focusing on the culinary skills and internships
Global Glimpse    New York, NY$20,000
Global Glimpse: Sutdy and Travel
Support for expansion of year round New York program to give underserved high school students in Harlem and the Bronx, the tools to become responsible global citizens through a study/work/travel program that exposes them to different countries, cultures and people
Good Shepherd Services    New York, NY$20,000
Groundwork Summer Youth Academy
Support for summer literacy and enrichment programming for youth ages 5-14 in East New York and Bedford Stuyvesant
Greater 5 Towns YM-YWHA   Syosset, NY$40,000
LIFE Program
Support for social and recreational services for physically and developmentally disabled singles ages 25-65
Hebrew Educational Society (HES)   Brooklyn, NY
Special Needs Family Center and Coordinator of Special Needs Programs$80,000
Support for on-going programming and capacity building in preschool, after school, summer camp and parenting programs for children with disabilities and their families
Brooklyn Autism Specturm Disorder Initiative (BASDI)$57,100
Support for CLASSP youth development and professional training program working in 5 agencies in Brooklyn in after school programs serving youth with disabilities
The Icarus Project    New York, NY $15,000
Support for update of website and print materials
JCC of Manhattan   New York, NY
CLASSP - Manhattan and Bronx $32,575
Support for CLASSP program that trains and provides internships for high school students working with youth with disabilities in after school programs at 5 community centers in Manhattan and the Bronx
Realabilities Film Festival $25,000
Support for film festival showcasing films by or about people with disabilities
JCC of Staten Island   Staten Island, New York $50,000
Program Director Special Need Department
Capacity building grant to increase programming for children and families challenged by developmental, learning, physical and behavioral disabilities
JCC on Hudson   Tarrytown, NY
Special Needs Training Institute $37,000
Support for training and internships for high school students in Westchester who earn college credit for their participation and intern in Westchester UJA agencies working with children with disabilities
Westchester Network for People in Transition $31,000
Support for new program working with teens with disabilities transitioning from high school to adulthood including provision of appropriate social and recreational activities for the teens and help for their families to explore post secondary school options
Capital Campaign $50,000
Support for expansion of Community Center
Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA)   New York, NY $45,000
Bukharian Teen Lounge
Support for college guidance program for low income youth from the Bukharian community
JCH Bensonhurst   Bensonhurst, NY
Special Needs Center $45,000
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 $75,000
Support for comprehensive educational services for Russian émigré families
Jewish Home Lifecare    New York, NY $50,000
Geriatric Career Development Program
Support for workforce development program to introduce inner city students to career opportunities in the field of geriatrics
Jewish Museum   New York, NY $25,000
Project Access
Support for expansion of educational programs for people with disabilities
Kings Bay YM-YWHA   New York, NY $50,000
Coordinator Special Needs Programs
Capacity building support for a full time coordinator of the Special Need Department
Legal Outreach   Long Island City, NY
College Bound Program $75,000
Support for 4 year after school, college bound program using law related subjects to build academic skills and professional opportunities for low-income urban high school students in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens and the Bronx
Power to Professionals: Special Education Initiative $30,000
Support for innovative, interactive program to train caseworkers in social service agencies to understand their clients' legal rights and train them to become knowledgeable legal advocates so that they can help families navigate the special education system and obtain the appropriate and timely services to which they are entitled
Mass Art    Boston, MA $25,000
Artward Bound
Support for 4 year after school and summer intensive for college bound students in grades 8-12 who has the artistic and academic skills needed for admission to and success at an art/design college or other post-secondary institution
Massachusetts Advocates for Children    Boston, MA $40,000
Boston Transition Project for Youth with Disabilities
Support for education and outreach to families of youth with disabilities to inform about rights and strategies for the transition process from youth to adult services
Met Council   New York, NY
Cash Assistance $125,000
Support for emergency cash assistance for victims of domestic violence
Food Bank $50,000
Support for Kosher food assistance
Mid Island Y JCC   Plainview, NY$50,000
KISS - Kids in Special Services
Support for social worker and specialists for social, recreational and educational programs for youth with special needs
Montefiore Medical Center   Bronx, NY
Geri-Ed Program$10,000
Support for specialty training in the field of geriatrics for medical students and residents
School Health Program $100,000
Support for second year of a four year commitment to cover the start-up costs of 4 school based health clinics in the Bronx
More Than Words   Waltham, MA $40,000
Bookstore and Cafe
Support for transitional employment program for youth 14-21 in residential programming focusing on employment, entrepreneurship and leadership opportunities by running an online and store front bookstore business.
Mosholu Montefiore Community Center   Bronx, NY
Co-op City Youth Services Program $50,000
Support for expansion of programming for at-risk youth being cared for by a grandparent
Family Choice Project $50,000
Support to work with families of middle and high school students to identify and explore educational options in NYC school system
Mother Caroline Academy   Boston, MA $25,000
Enrichment Program
Support for year round out-of-school time educational enrichment program for girls in Boston (Final Year)
Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center   New York, NY$65,000
Legal Advocate
Support for collaboration between New York Legal Assistance Group and the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center to include a legal advocate on the medical team to help address patients’ educational, social and economic  issues
Museum of Modern Art   New York, NY $10,000
Access Program
Support for access to educational programs for people with disabilities
Natural Resources Defense Council   New York, NY$20,000
Climate Center Team
Annual support for environment projects
New Alternatives for Children    New York, NY $50,000
Camp Scholarships
Support for camp scholarships for medically fragile children
New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)    New York, NY
Special Education Unit $70,000
Support for free legal services for low income children with physical, developmental and learning disabilities
Family Law $70,000
Support for free consultation and legal representation to low-income individuals
LegalHealth $50,000
Support for legal assistance for low-income patients and advocacy training for health care professionals in NYC hospitals
Opportunity Network New York, NY $30,000
OpNet Fellows
Support for 6 year after school and summer program that works with underserved high school students from their sophomore year through college exploring careers, providing paid summer internships and building networks that will that will lead to robust careers
Piers Point Sailing Center    Boston MA $20,000
Adaptive Sailing Program
Support to expand summer adaptive sailing program targeted at inner city youth with disabilities from Boston Public Schools
Publicolor   New York, NY $60,000
Color Club/Next Steps Program and Professional Development
Support for professional development and after school apprenticeship/educational enrichment program serving at-risk middle and high school youth
Ramapo for Children   New York, NY
Ramapo Training Institute $75,000
Support for professional training and staff development for youth workers in community-based organizations serving high-risk youth and children with special needs
College CLASSP $67,100
Support for CLASSP program for college age students who earn 6 college credits, a stipend and work 250 hours with people with disabilities at community agencies
College CLASSP – Expansion to Bronx, Manhattan and Queens $53,750
Support for CLASSP program for college age students who earn 6 college credits, a stipend and work 250 hours with people with disabilities at community agencies
Youth Workers Conference $15,000
Support for conference to promote professionalism and capacity of youth working with children with disabilities in after school programs
RAW Art Works   Lynn, MA $25,000
Good 2 Go Men’s Groups
Support for community art/leadership development initiative to combat gang violence by providing opportunities for boys to create public art in Boston
Respectability    Bethesda, MD $20,000
Inclusion and Workforce Advocacy Project
Support for increased inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of community and work life
Resources for Children for Children with Special Needs New York, NY
High School Match$40,000
Support and guidance for middle school youth with disabilities and their families throughout the complicated high school application process to insure that they match with appropriate schools that will support their unique needs in an effort to improve graduation outcomes
Richard Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester    Pleasantville, NY $12,500
PEP (Programs for Enhancing Potential) Director
Support for director to grow and coordinate services for people with disabilities (Final Year)
Rocking the Boat   Bronx, NY
After School and Summer Youth Development Programs $50,000
Support for afterschool and summer on water and boat building programs
Bronx River Camp $50,000
Support for summer on water experiential environmental programs for 8 community groups of middle school campers in the Bronx
Row New York   Long Island City, NY $30,000
Para Rowing
Support for full time staff person for year-round adaptive rowing program for people with developmental and physical disabilities
Samuel Field Y   Little Neck, NY
Beaconworks - Select $40,000
Support for academic enrichment, job skills and internship program for at-risk, underachieving middle and high school students
Butler Special Needs Center $61,000
Support for programs designed to enhance social skills and community inclusion opportunities for people with disabilities with a special focus on programming to attract young adults ages 19-40.
CLASSP $51,300
Support for training and internships for high school students working with people with disabilities at five not-for-profit agencies on Long Island
Scholarship Assistance $27,000
Scholarship assistance for children with disabilities attending after school, day camp, preschool programs
Summer Camp Inclusion Program (SCIP) $15,000
Support for summer camping inclusion program and apprenticeships for youth and young adults 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 $60,000
Project Bridge and Family Autism Center
Support for social, recreational and educational services for people with developmental disabilities and people on the autism spectrum and their families
Sid Jacobson JCC   East Hills, NY $50,000
Special Needs Center
Support for scholarships and summer and weekend programs for adolescents with disabilities focusing on pre-vocational skills and internships
Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center   Commack, NY$40,000
Butler Special Needs Center
Support for after school, vacation, camping, recreational and socialization programs for people with special needs, ages 4-15
The Bridge Center    Waltham, MA$30,000
Recreation Therapy
Support for expansion of year round recreational programs for people with disabilities
The Go Project    New York, NY $35,000
Go Summer Go School
Support for 5 week summer program and winter Saturday academic enrichment program serving under resourced, public school youth with learning disabilities
UJA-Federation   New York, NY
Day Camp Scholarships $70,000
Support for summer camp scholarships for children with special needs
University Settlement    New York, NY $25,000
EXCEL Program
Support to expand programming for people with disabilities
Urban Arts Partnership   New York, NY $25,000
Adobe Youth Voices Academy
Support for an after school and summer intensive arts program for youth ages 13 to 19 that trains and inspires them to use technology to create original media works on issues about which they are passionate.
Urban Park Rangers  New York, NY $153,225  
Outdoor Adventure
Support for summer environmental experiences for inner city youth as well as weekend camping for urban families and families with special needs
Waypoint  Newton, MA $20,000  
Waypoint Adventure
Outdoor adventure program the inspires people with disabilities to go beyond what they thought possible
Westchester Jewish Community Services White Plains, NY$15,000  
Family Advocacy Program
Support for production of videos by people with disabilities that document their activities and the skills it takes to lead meaningful lives
YM & YWHA of Washington Heights    New York, NY $60,000
Special Needs Services
Support for capacity building grant to expand special needs services, hire a special needs consultant to provide assessments, referrals and parental support, increase inclusion in the nursery school and provide scholarships for youth with disabilities


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