Grants

Our Grantmaking in 2017

This total represents grant payment activity during the selected fiscal year. However, approximately 90% of the money awarded in our priority program areas is part of multi-year commitments, so a grant may appear in multiple years of activity. The list below provides additional information about specific projects approved and/or paid during the fiscal year selected, including the project start date and the length of our commitment.

  1. University of California, San Francisco

    $120,000 through June 2019

    to develop an innovative neuroimaging method that will detect oxidative stress in patients with MS. http://www.ucsf.edu

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: May 2017
  2. University of California, San Francisco

    $120,000 through June 2019

    to support a retinal method study of innate immune activation in MS, with a goal of advancing targeted therapeutic approaches. http://www.ucsf.edu

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: May 2017
  3. Johns Hopkins University

    $620,000 through June 2022

    to study signaling pathways that lead to free radical damage in MS patients. http://www.jhu.edu

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: May 2017
  4. Graham-Windham

    $720,000 through August 2019

    to support the Graham Support Lead and Achieve Model (Graham SLAM) program to improve college and career pathways for foster youth in New York City. www.graham-windham.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: May 2017
  5. Kidogo Early Years Inc.

    $600,000 through May 2020

    to replicate a social franchise daycare model in urban informal settlements in Kenya. www.kidogo.co

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: May 2017
  6. LA Voice

    $400,000 through May 2019

    to align and engage faith leaders across Los Angeles County to end homelessness and decrease displacement and housing insecurity. www.lavoicepico.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: May 2017
  7. Aquaya Institute

    $2,500,000 through May 2022

    to explore and build sustainable water quality testing systems in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Uganda. http://www.aquaya.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: May 2017
  8. USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

    $825,000 through June 2020

    to support the Children's Data Network at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work that will link key indicators on child welfare and health, specifically among older foster youth in Los Angeles. https://sowkweb.usc.edu

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: May 2017
  9. Friends Research Institute Inc.

    $1,800,000 through June 2021

    to partner with National Council for Behavioral Health to incorporate a research study into its project on the effectiveness of youth Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in Federally Qualified Health Centers. http://www.friendsresearch.org/

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: May 2017
  10. Abt Associates

    $1,000,000 through June 2019

    to continue Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) activities for the Substance Use Prevention strategic initiative. http://www.abtassociates.com

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: May 2017
  11. University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundation

    $1,800,000 through June 2020

    to develop a college-based adaptation of SBIRT as part of a student wellness community. http://www.uvmfoundation.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: May 2017
  12. International Rescue Committee

    $500,000 through March 2018

    to support refugee resettlement assistance within the United States. www.theirc.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery USA Awarded: March 2017
  13. Cafe Hope Inc.

    $305,000 through March 2019

    as a capacity building grant for Café Hope, an organization that provides full-service culinary training paired with life skills to youth in the New Orleans metro area. http://cafehope.org

    Hospitality USA Awarded: March 2017
  14. Iowa State University of Science and Technology

    $800,000 through March 2020

    to promote adolescent health and well-being in rural communities served by PROSPER-SBIRT partnerships through prevention of substance use and related problem behaviors. http://www.ppsi.iastate.edu/

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: March 2017
  15. The National Alliance to End Homelessness

    $1,000,000 through March 2020

    to further national policy and advocacy efforts to end chronic homelessness. http://www.endhomelessness.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: March 2017
  16. Union Station Homeless Services

    $300,000 through March 2019

    to bolster organizational capacity of the Coordinated Entry System lead to end homelessness in the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County. https://unionstationhs.org/

    Homelessness USA Awarded: March 2017
  17. L.A. Family Housing

    $700,000 through March 2019

    to support and evaluate innovative strategies aimed at ensuring formerly chronically homeless individuals in permanent supportive housing successfully retain and stabilize in their homes. www.lafh.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: March 2017
  18. Corporation for Supportive Housing

    $6,000,000 through March 2020

    to support the Los Angeles initiative to prevent and end chronic homelessness through continued strengthening of the permanent supportive housing (PSH) industry and engaging mainstream systems to expand, align, and coordinate PSH interventions to those they serve. www.csh.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: March 2017
  19. Funders Together to End Homelessness

    $300,000 through March 2020

    to strengthen a national movement among private philanthropy to end homelessness. www.funderstogether.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: March 2017
  20. Africa Faith and Justice Network

    $360,000 through December 2019

    to build the capacity of Catholic sisters to mobilize African women to work for social justice and advance the sustainable development goals in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya. http://www.afjn.org

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: March 2017