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Initiative Grantee Date Amount City State
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
Build Public Understanding & Demand Meriden Children First
Meriden Children First
The Meriden Children First Initiative (MCFI) supports the health, development and early learning of children. MCFI works with a variety of community partners to sponsor parent leadership trainings, publish useful research and information, and connect families with community resources.

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 Meriden CT
Develop Effective Systems Designs Roger Williams University
Roger Williams University
Roger Williams University aims to inspire and educate students to lead fulfilled lives by ensuring they acquire and develop the knowledge, skills and habits of mind necessary to become reflective, responsible individuals who interact with society in mutually rewarding ways.

Project Description 
CYCLE will play an important technical assistance role in support of the Foundation and the grantees in the Understanding Roots of Inequities grant fund (Cambridge and Waltham, MA; Manchester and Danbury, CT; Manchester, NH; and Central Falls, RI). The proposed work falls into two major areas: 1) Designing and facilitating two grantee convenings, and 2) Designing and facilitating a learning community for grantees.
 
3/16/2018 $179,000 Bristol RI
Build Public Understanding & Demand Newport Public Schools
Newport Public Schools
The mission of the Newport Public School system, in partnership with students, families, and the community, is to provide a challenging education with appropriate supports and academic rigor so that each student will possess the knowledge, skills and character essential to productive citizenship, healthy choices, life-long learning, and the ability to make a meaningful contribution to our global society.

Project Description 
Through this grant, district leaders will implement the 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 $10,000 Newport RI