Grantees 2006

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The following grants were made by the Foundation during 2006.

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School, New York, NY
www.heschel.org
$25,000
To provide support for the implementation of innovative teaching methods in third, fourth and fifth grade classrooms.

American Ballroom Theatre Company, New York, NY
www.americanballroomtheater.com
$20,000
To provide scholarship support for the Saturday Ballroom program.

ArtsPower Inc., Montclair, NJ
www.artspower.org
$21,000
To support teachers being trained in drama pedagogy via ArtsPower’s Theatre Literacy Connection program.

Bet Tzedek, Los Angeles, CA
www.bettzedek.org
$10,000
Support of the Kinship Care Project providing legal assistance to grandparents caring for their grandchildren.

Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
www.bmc.org
$15,000
To support SPARK Center programming providing creative therapy for children with psychosocial challenges and life-threatening illnesses.

Boston Partners in Education, Inc., Boston, MA
www.bostonpartners.org
$21,250
To support the creation and piloting of a science component for the Aim High program. First part of a two year grant.

The Bronx Charter School for Children, Bronx, NY
www.tbcsc.org
$5,000
To support the school’s literacy program.

Brookline Music School, Brookline, MA
www.bmsmusic.org
$10,000
Support for the expansion of the Musical Horizons program for homeless 2 to 5 year old children in Dorchester and Roxbury, MA. First part of a three year grant.

Center for Court Innovation, New York, NY
c/o The Fund for the City of New York
www.courtinnovation.org
$58,330
To support the Red Hook Youth Summer Photography Project at the Red Hook Community Justice Center, Brooklyn, NY. First parts of a three year grant.

Cottonwood Gulch Foundation, Albuquerque, NM
www.cottonwoodgulch.org
$19,423
To support the development of educational summer programs for teenagers in art, ecology and archaeology.

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
www.dartmouth.edu/~sead
$22,416
Support for participation of students from the Noonan Business Academy, Dorchester, MA in the Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD) program. First part of a three year grant.

DreamYard Drama Project, Inc., Bronx, NY
www.dreamyard.com
$15,000
To support the Bronx Writes poetry program for elementary and middle school students.

Friends of Jewish Community Housing
for the Elderly, Inc., Brighton, MA

www.jche.org
$18,550
To support the intergenerational Generations Together program.

Future Leaders Institute Charter School, New York, NY
www.futureleadersinstitute.org
$50,000
To support professional development for teachers.

Herbert G. Birch Services, Inc, New York, NY
www.hgbirch.org
$25,000
To support the Herbert G. Birch Family Support Services program to address issues faced by families of children with special needs. First part of a two year grant.

Jeannie Lindheim’s Hospital Clown Troupe, Inc.,
Brookline, MA
www.hospital-clowns.org
$7,500
To help with the expansion of the Troupe’s visits to hospitalized children in Boston.

Jewish Community Day School, Watertown, MA
www.jcdsboston.org
$17,000
Funding for the introduction of a Singapore Math program.

The Jewish Lens, Inc., New York, NY
www.thejewishlens.com
$25,000
For expansion of middle and high school curriculum utilizing photography to explore Jewish values and community.

League for the Hard of Hearing, New York, NY
www.lhh.org
$25,000
To support the Preschool Access to Hearing (PATH) program.

Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, Northampton, MA
www.mfh.org
$12,500
For support of the Prime Time Reading Time program for inner-city Boston families.

Mother Caroline Academy and Education Center, Dorchester, MA
www.mcaec.org
$24,000
To support reading and writing improvement initiatives.

Needham Public Library, Needham, MA
www.town.needham.ma.us/library
$3,000
For the acquisition of materials appropriate for children.

New England Long-Term Care, Inc.
d/b/a New England Pediatric Care, North Billerica, MA
$10,000
To support the music, art and theatre components of the Therapeutic Recreation program.

New England SCORES, Dorchester, MA
www.newenglandscores.org
$30,000
Support of the Poetry in Motion program.

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY
www.nybg.org
$25,000
To support programming in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden.

New York League for Early Learning, Inc.
Rubelle Schafler Gramercy School, New York, NY
www.yai.org
$40,000
To support art and music therapy for pre-school children with developmental disabilities.

New York Public Library, New York, NY
www.nypl.org
$5,000
For the acquisition of materials appropriate for children.

Newton Free Library, Newton, MA
www.ci.newton.ma.us/library
$2,000
For the acquisition of materials appropriate for children.

Peninsula Public Library, Lawrence, NY
www.nassaulibrary.org/peninsula
$5,000
To support the Toddlers and the Arts program.

Phillips Brooks House Association, Inc. Cambridge, MA
www.pbha.org
$20,000
To support literacy and math initiatives within the Summer Urban Program.

Poet’s House, Inc. New York, NY
www.poetshouse.org
$20,000
To support the Children’s Room at Poet’s House.

The Point Community Development Corporation,
Bronx, NY
www.thepoint.org
$25,000
To support the arts component of The Point’s After School program.

Project Health, Inc. Boston, MA and New York, NY
www.projecthealth.org
$120,000
To support the expansion of programs for children with chronic medical conditions in Boston and New York City. First part of a three year grant.

Queens Botanical Garden Society, Inc. Flushing, NY
www.queensbotanical.org
$20,000
To support educational programming serving children and their families, and School Environmental Sciences Workshops for children and their teachers.

Riverside Community Care, Dedham, MA
www.riversidecc.org
$25,000
To support the Bridge the Gap program providing early intervention for students in emotional distress.

Rupert A. Nock Middle School, Newburyport, MA
www.newburyport.k12.ma.us/middle
$20,000
Partial support for accessible walkways and plantings as part of the Courtyard at the Nock project.

St. Patrick’s Church School, Roxbury, MA
$10,000
For the purchase of computer technology and peripherals for use by students

Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA
www.schechter.edu
$50,000
To provide tuition scholarships for teachers in TALI schools in Israel participating in a program leading to a Master of Arts in Jewish education. First part of a three year grant.

The Second Step, Inc., Newtonville, MA
www.thesecondstep.org
$18,000
To support vacation, summer and after-school programming for children in residence at a transitional housing shelter for battered women.

Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan
New York, NY
www.sssm.org
$25,000
To support the Jewish Studies program.

Tenacity, Inc. Brighton, MA
www.tenacity.org
$25,000
To support Tenacity’s Tennis and Reading and After-School Excellence programs.

Theatre Espresso, Inc. Jamaica Plain, MA
www.theatreespresso.org
$7,500
Partial funding for the Uprising on King Street program for school children.

University of Rochester
Warner Graduate School of Education, Rochester, NY
www.rochester.edu/warner
$13,550
For expansion of the Rethinking English: Spoken Word Poetry in Urban High School Classrooms program in the Rochester City schools.

Uphams Corner Community Center, Inc.
d/b/a Bird Street Community Center, Dorchester, MA
www.birdstreet.org
$30,000
To support the Peer Leadership, Peer Mediation and Youth Philanthropy initiatives.

Walltown Children’s Theatre, Durham, NC
$2,500
To support a summer performing arts camp for children in New Orleans.

Westchester Philharmonic, Inc. White Plains, NY
www.westchesterphil.org
$25,000
To support the Mozart & Me classroom education program.

Westco Productions, Inc., White Plains, NY
www.westcoproductions.org
$5,000
To support the Page-to-Stage after-school cultural arts/literacy assistance workshop program for disadvantaged children.

Wheelock College, Boston, MA
www.wheelock.edu/wft
$16,000
To support the children's educational programs offered by the Wheelock Family Theatre. Third part of a three year grant.

Xaverian High School, Brooklyn, NY
www.xaverian.org
$11,800
To support Xaverian’s Robotics program and student participation in competitions.