Recent grants

Third Quarter 2014 Grants

Following is a list of priority area grants approved at the quarterly board meeting held on August 19, 2014

Catholic Sisters

Catholic Theological Union at Chicago
$1 million over three years
To support key programs and build the capacity of Giving Voice, a peer-led organization that supports young sisters.

Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious
$1.35 million over three years
To utilize the unique opportunity of the Year of Consecrated Life to increase contacts and relationships with sisters and ultimately inspire more vocations to religious life.

International Union of Superiors General
$700,000 over one year
To build the capacity of the UISG in its role of supporting the leadership of Superiors General internationally and strengthening the impact and influence of the network of Catholic sisters globally.

DePaul University School for New Learning
$990,000 over three years
To support sisters in East Africa through programs at the Center for Leadership and Management at Tangaza University College in Nairobi, Kenya.

Foster Youth

Graham-Windham
$1.1 million over three years
To create the Graham Support Lead and Achieve Model (Graham-SLAM) program to improve college and career pathways for foster youth in New York City.

Homelessness

Abt Associates
700,000 over two years
To support the continued evaluation and learning process for the Foundation's Chronic Homelessness Strategic Initiative.

L.A. Family Housing
$1 million over two years
To support the implementation of the Coordinated Entry System in the San Fernando Valley region to place and maintain chronically homeless persons in permanent supportive housing.

Pathways to Housing Inc.
$700,000 over one year
To support partnership with the VA of Greater Los Angeles to provide supportive housing for chronically homeless veterans as part of the effort to end veterans' homelessness in Los Angeles.

Substance Use Prevention

American Academy of Pediatrics Inc.
$1.24 million over four years
To increase utilization of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to treatment (SBIRT) among pediatric providers serving adolescents.

National Opinion Research Center
$2 million over three years
To develop an online interactive Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) curriculum for social work and nursing schools.

Portland State University
$2 million over three years
To add Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) to the Reclaiming Futures model to expand early intervention and diversion opportunities for court-involved youth.

Policy Research, Inc.
$610,000 over three years
To partner with the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice to develop and implement a Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) approach for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

The University of New Mexico Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions
$1.7 million over three years
To implement Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in School-Based Health Clinics (SBHC) throughout the state of New Mexico.

Safe Water

WaterAid America, Inc.
$3.5 million over three years
To support efforts to increase the reliability of safe water access points in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, and Niger.

Water.Org Inc.
$1.3 million over three years
To expand the Water Credit model, which seeks to address demand for affordable microcredit financing options in Ethiopia.

Catholic Education

Catholic Education Foundation
$400,000 over one year
To provide 400 Catholic elementary students in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles with tuition support over the 2014-2015 school year.

Multiple Sclerosis Research

Myelin Repair Foundation
$1.35 million over three years
To support the Myelin Repair Foundation's work in myelin repair research.