Recent grants

Fourth Quarter 2013 Grants

Following is a list of priority area grants approved at the quarterly board meeting held on November 19, 2013

Catholic Schools

St. Monica's Catholic Church
$1 million over one year
To complete site work around the Marilyn Hawley Hilton Courtyard for St. Monica Catholic Community.

Catholic Sisters

Catholic Relief Services
$3.5 million over three years
To strengthen the efforts of Catholic sisters in Kenya, Malawi, and Zambia to address the holistic developmental needs of young children affected by HIV and AIDS, enabling the children that they reach to realize their full potential.

Catholic Volunteer Network
$1.7 million over three years
To increase the number of sisters by increasing the number of women who volunteer with sisters.

Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate
$150,000 over three years
To support research on Catholic Sisters in the United States.

National Religious Retirement Office
$2.5 million over three years
To provide targeted financial and consultative support to help congregations reduce their retirement-funding shortfalls, as well as to assist in the overall care of their retired sisters.

National Religious Vocation Conference
$2.55 million over three years
To create a Fund for the Future of Religious Life to address student debt and other barriers for young people interested in entering religious life.

Children Affected by HIV and AIDS

Aga Khan Foundation, USA
$1.5 million over three years
To build capacity in early childhood development for children affected by HIV and AIDS in the Foundation's five target countries (Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia).

Episcopal Relief & Development
$1 million over three years
To strengthen and scale-up their promising early childhood development program to new regions of Zambia.

International HIV/AIDS Alliance
$1.3 million over three years
To integrate early childhood development interventions as part of the existing programs of 180 community-based organizations in Kenya.

Pact Institute
$1.49 million over three years
To integrate early childhood development via training of caregivers, community workers, and capacity building of Community-Based Organizations in Tanzania.

Save the Children Federation
$300,000 over one year
To extend training and capacity building to deliver the Essential Package of early childhood development tools to NGOs in Tanzania and Kenya.

Shining Hope For Communities
$250,000 over two years
To strengthen early childhood development programs and linkages to health and social services for young children affected by HIV and AIDS living in Nairobi's Kibera slum.

Disaster Preparedness

Harvard University
$400,000 over two years
To support scaling up the utilization of Harvard Humanitarian Initiative's KoBo Toolbox application suite for improving the coordination and evaluation of disaster response efforts.

Foster Youth

Anti-Recidivism Coalition
$400,000 over two years
To support advocacy efforts by and on behalf of youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems.

Coalition for Responsible Community Development
$750,000 over two years
To increase the college and career readiness of youth aging out of foster care in South Los Angeles.

iFoster
$300,000 over two years
To support the expansion of an online platform that will be a gateway to a continuum of services and support for foster youth in Los Angeles and New York City.

Seattle Children's Hospital
$480,000 over two years
To support the research study of a pilot intervention designed to prevent pregnancy among foster youth through caregiver training in Los Angeles and New York City.

Youth Policy Institute
$1million over two years
To provide a continuum of support for older foster youth through the Los Angeles Promise Neighborhoods.

Homelessness

Mental Health America of Los Angeles
$1.5 million over three years
To support prioritization and permanent supportive housing efforts in Long Beach.

Substance Abuse

Community Catalyst
$2.5 million over three years
To develop multi-state consumer-led advocacy campaigns to educate policymakers about Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for adolescents and reduce barriers to implementation as part of state healthcare reforms.

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
$2.25 over three years
To expand Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for adolescents in New Hampshire in community health settings and advocate for state policy changes to sustain SBIRT financing.

Treatment Research Institute
$3 million over three years
To enhance and expand the implementation and evaluation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in four New York City metro area schools.

Multiple Sclerosis Research

Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
$900,000 over three years
For research into the role of serum Vitamin A in halting disease progression in Relapsing-Remitting MS and its role as a factor in promoting remyelination.

The UCLA Foundation
$1.6 million over two years
To establish a disability specific pipeline to develop generic, inexpensive neuroprotective drugs to halt progression of specific disabilities related to MS.

University of California, San Francisco
$885,000 over three years
For a digital portal that manages, accesses, and displays multi-dimensional patient information in a tablet application that quantifies clinical outcomes and predicts disease trajectories for MS patients.