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Initiative Grantee Date Amount City State
Build Public Understanding & Demand Alliance for Business Leadership
Alliance for Business Leadership
The Alliance for Business Leadership (ABL) is a non-partisan alliance of CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders at all levels who believe that social responsibility and the sustainable growth of the Massachusetts economy go hand in hand and thus are committed to both.

Project Description 
This grant will support ABL Leader Lab 2018, which will focus on moving four areas of the Imagine Boston 2030 plan to implementation: STEM education in public schools, transportation, housing, and climate change.
 
4/3/2018 $20,000 Boston MA
Grant Opportunities Education Evolving
Education Evolving
Education Evolving is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization focused on improving American public education. Their vision is that student-centered learning opportunities exist for all young people in Minnesota and around the country, in particular those who have been underserved by the current education system.

Project Description 
This grant will support Education Evolving’s 2018 Teacher-Powered Schools Conference, which will attract educators from across the country to explore how teachers are using shared leadership and collaborative decision making to design and run student-centered schools. A key strand of their conference is "Student-Centered Learning: Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion."
 
3/26/2018 $30,000 St. Paul MN
Presidents National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) is an independent nonprofit that works to strengthen and preserve the nonprofit sector and improve its ability to represent and serve individuals politically, economically, or socially disadvantaged, by promoting greater philanthropic openness and accountability, and responsiveness to these individuals.

Project Description 
Through a comprehensive program of research, advocacy, communications, and outreach, NCRP illuminates best practices for effective foundation funding of underserved communities, reports on sector funding trends, examines and shares successes and failures of individual foundations, and recognizes and highlights the work of exemplary foundations.
 
3/26/2018 $9,000 Washington DC
Presidents Bend the Arc
Bend the Arc
Bend the Arc engages people and communities throughout the United States in creating economic opportunity and promoting social justice.

Project Description 
This grant will contribute to a rapid response fund that the Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing is building to support youth group's involvement in the movement around gun safety in schools. Resources will ensure that low-income youth of color can participate and have their voices heard during this critical moment.
 
3/26/2018 $25,000 New York NY
Build Public Understanding & Demand Woonsocket Education Department
Woonsocket Education Department
The Woonsocket Education Department looks to educate all students in a safe, supportive, challenging environment where they can learn to be citizens of a culturally diverse society.

Project Description 
Through this grant, district leaders will implement an enhanced community engagement plan. Specifically, the district will continue to develop and strengthen a diverse coalition to lead and implement the engagement plan, integrate community engagement strategies into the day-to-day operations of the district, and share learnings with similar districts.
 
3/16/2018 $20,000 Woonsocket RI
Build Public Understanding & Demand Rhode Island Kids Count
Rhode Island Kids Count
Rhode Island Kids Count is a statewide children's policy organization dedicated to improving the health, education, economic well-being and safety of Rhode Island's children.

Project Description 
This grant will support Rhode Island KIDS COUNT to operate the Rhode Island Alliance to Support College and Career Readiness. This Alliance will help build awareness and support for the strategies, policies, and public investments in Rhode Island needed to achieve the Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s Big Goal of increasing the rate of college and career readiness to 80% by 2030.
 
3/16/2018 $150,000 Providence RI
Build Public Understanding & Demand Voices for Vermont's Children
Voices for Vermont's Children
The mission of Voices for Vermont’s Children is to promote public policy that enhances the lives of children and youth in Vermont.

Project Description 
The grant supports the Lead Community Partner's high involvement in the Grassroots Cluster Evaluation. Expenses include travel and time supporting the project.
 
3/16/2018 $5,000 Montpelier VT
Build Public Understanding & Demand Pittsfield Youth Workshop
Pittsfield Youth Workshop
The Pittsfield Youth Workshop is a nonprofit youth organization committed to providing programs and services that empower youth by helping them to develop useful skills, self-esteem, and meaningful friendships - by involving them in activities that are interesting, challenging, and healthy avenues to self-discovery.

Project Description 
The grant supports the Lead Community Partner's high involvement in the Grassroots Cluster Evaluation. Expenses include travel and time supporting the project.
 
3/16/2018 $5,000 Pittsfield NH
Build Public Understanding & Demand University of Southern Maine-Muskie School of Public Service 
University of Southern Maine-Muskie School of Public Service 
The Muskie School of Public Service is Maine’s distinguished public policy school, combining an extensive applied research and technical assistance portfolio with rigorous undergraduate and graduate degree programs in geography-anthropology, community planning and development, public health, and public policy and management.

Project Description 
The grant supports the Lead Community Partner's high involvement in the Grassroots Cluster Evaluation. Expenses include travel and time supporting the project.
 
3/16/2018 $5,000 Portland ME
Build Public Understanding & Demand Hartford Parent University 
Hartford Parent University 
Hartford Parent University, Inc. is a group of dedicated parents/partners who believe that when parents have access to the knowledge and tools they need to effectively support their children’s education, their children will be successful throughout their education and in life. As a result, parents will become engaged and intentional in expecting and supporting quality education for their children in ways that result in improved student outcomes and school improvement.

Project Description
The grant supports the Lead Community Partner's high involvement in the Grassroots Cluster Evaluation. Expenses include travel and time supporting the project. 
 
3/16/2018 $5,000 Hartford CT