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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Save the Children Federation, Inc.

    $500,000 through April 2018

    to support education for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. http://www.savethechildren.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: March 2017
  16. Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

    $1,000,000 through March 2019

    to utilize the community coalition model to promote adoption of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment to prevent and reduce adolescent substance use. http://www.cadca.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: March 2017
  17. Community Catalyst

    $2,200,000 through March 2020

    to expand and strengthen state-level advocacy campaigns to support adoption of youth Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment and reduce barriers to implementation. http://www.communitycatalyst.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: March 2017
  18. Friends of Aravind, DBA Aravind Eye Foundation

    $1,935,000 through March 2020

    to strengthen and consolidate a social enterprise model aimed at improving access to high-quality cataract surgery at five clinics in sub-Saharan Africa. www.aravindeyefoundation.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: March 2017
  19. JIR PFS, LLC

    $3,000,000 through June 2022

    to provide an investment in the Just In Reach Pay For Success program, a partnership with the Los Angeles County Health Agency to connect frequent users of the homeless system and Los Angeles County Jail with permanent supportive housing. http://www.csh.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: November 2016
  20. Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families

    $900,000 through December 2021

    to support the Building New Foundations of Hope capital campaign ($750,000 offered as a Program-Related Investment, and $150,000 offered as a grant). www.casapacifica.org

    USA Awarded: November 2016