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Total Value Created:
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Total Disbursed: $ 380,064,466.00
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Total Remaining: $ 3,587,338,017.51
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4/30/2021$1,250,000Girls Health & EducationCreate CA@create_cahttps://createca.org/Create CA advocates for high quality arts education for all students by providing policy expertise and by mobilizing a statewide network of advocates and allied partners. We recognize that within the current public education system there is inequitable access to the arts and creativity. Particularly, girls and BIPOC students experience significant barriers to access, participation and success in arts learning that are directly linked to pervasive gender and racial inequities in our educational system. We believe every student has a right to a well-rounded education that includes the arts and the benefits they bring. Our commitment is to work to address root causes of inequities, including elimination of policies, practices, attitudes, and cultural messages that allow detrimental outcomes to persist.
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4/30/2021$5,000,000Girls Health & Education; COVID-19Malala Fund@Malalafundhttps://malala.org/With #StartSmall's investment, Malala Fund will support at least 20 Education Champion-led initiatives that empower girls and keep them learning during COVID-19, advocate for global policy change that prioritizes girls' education and train the next generation of girl activists. Our work supports girls in Afghanistan, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.
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4/2/2021$3,000,000Social JusticeClara Lionel Foundation@ClaraLionelFdnhttps://claralionelfoundation.org To support Clara Lionel Foundation's response addressing the systemic issues faced by the AAPI community. Through this partnership between #StartSmall and Clara Lionel Foundation 21 AAPI led and serving organizations received grants.
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4/2/2021$100,000Social JusticeAsian Pacific Islander Cultural Center@APICC_SFhttps://www.apiculturalcenter.org/The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center’s (APICC) mission is to support and present multidisciplinary art reflective of the unique experiences of Asian Pacific Islanders living in the United States. APICC was founded in 1996 by representatives of five nonprofit arts groups: Asian American Dance Performances, First Voice, Asian Improv aRts, the Asian American Theater Company, and Kearny Street Workshop. Since 1998, the center has promoted the artistic and organizational growth of San Francisco’s API arts community by organizing and presenting the annual United States of Asian America Festival as well as commissioning contemporary art for and by the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
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4/2/2021$250,000Social JusticeChinese Progressive Association@CPASFhttps://cpasf.orgFounded in 1972, the Chinese Progressive Association educates, organizes and empowers the low income and working class immigrant Chinese community in San Francisco to build collective power with other oppressed communities to demand better living and working conditions and justice for all people. Funding from Start Small will support CPA in building the collective power of low-income and working class immigrant Chinese community in San Francisco to demand better living and working conditions and justice for all people.
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4/2/2021$150,000Social JusticeAsian Australian Alliance@AsianOzAlliancehttps://asianaustralianalliance.netThe Asian Australian Alliance (AAA) is a platform to advocate for and empower the Asian Australian community as a voice for change. AAA launched the COVID-19 Racism Incident Report Survey which has collected over 500 reports of COVID related racism in Australia. The grant will help the network develop other programs such as scholarships, mentoring and advocacy skill-based training and assist with our continual research on Asian Australian and social justice-based issues.
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4/2/2021$250,000Social JusticeAsian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE)http://aacre.orgAsian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) focuses on long-term movement building, capacity infrastructure, and leadership support for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders committed to social justice. AACRE connects communities, ideas, and action to inspire a collective movement for positive change. For groups in the AACRE network, AACRE offers fiscal sponsorship, financial management, access to meeting space, and other administrative, human resources, technology, organizational development, strategic planning, and fundraising support. In addition, AACRE encourages learning, collaboration, and resource-sharing across the network and amplifies the ideas and work of these groups.
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4/2/2021$150,000Social JusticeStop AAPI Hate@stopaapihatehttps://stopaapihate.org Stop AAPI Hate, a partnership of Chinese for Affirmative Action, A3PCON (Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council) and the Asian American Studies Department, San Francisco State University, is committed to: documenting first-hand accounts of discriminatory incidents; providing multilingual resources to community members; offering assistance to AAPI individuals and organizations experiencing hate; informing and educating state and local officials about policies and programs that address racial discrimination; and supporting community based solutions that increase our capacity to address community safety and justice issues over the long term.
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4/2/2021$50,000Social JusticeSend Chinatown Love@Chinatownlovehttps://www.sendchinatownlove.comSend Chinatown Love is a New York based, entirely volunteer run organization, whose goal is to provide relief to small, immigrant owned. Chinatown businesses impacted by the effects of Covid-19.
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4/2/2021$250,000Social JusticeNational Council of Asian Pacific Americans@NCAPAtweetshttps://www.ncapaonline.org/Based in Washington, D.C., the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans is a coalition of 37 national Asian Pacific American organizations that serves to represent the interests of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and to provide a national voice for our communities’ concerns. Our communities are the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States, currently making up approximately six percent of the population.
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4/2/2021$500,000Social JusticeChinese for Affirmative Action@caasanfranciscohttps://caasf.orgChinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian and Pacific American community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial injustice. Programs encompass community building, coalition building, research and analysis, and policy work to advance systemic and cultural change.
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4/2/2021$250,000Social JusticeAsian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles@AAAJ_LAhttps://www.advancingjustice-la.org/ Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles is the region’s leading organization dedicated to providing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities with multilingual, culturally-sensitive legal services, education and civil rights support. Serving more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year through direct legal services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and organizational capacity building, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles focuses on the most vulnerable community members while building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice.
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4/2/2021$250,000Social JusticeAsian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago@AAAJ_Chicagohttps://www.advancingjustice-chicago.orgAsian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago builds power through collective advocacy and organizing to achieve racial equity. To combat the current rise in anti-Asian harassment and discrimination and continue to proactively prepare for the future increase of hate incidents, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago has implemented an aggressive scaling up of locally-led bystander hate incident intervention trainings for community members, in partnership with Hollaback!.
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4/2/2021$500,000Social JusticeAsian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta@AAAJ_Atlantahttps://www.advancingjustice-atlanta.orgAsian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta is the first and only legal advocacy nonprofit dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in Georgia and the Southeast. Together with our allies in Georgia and the country, we work to provide for and protect our communities. We are in directing communication with and supporting the victims of the March 16th shootings and their families by distributing funds and helping deliver resources, including counseling, medical services, immigration legal services, interpretation, and victim advocacy/case management. For the long term, we will continue to fight white supremacy in our communities, our city, our courts, and our legislative bodies.
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4/2/2021$250,000Social JusticeAsian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus@aaaj_alc https://www.advancingjustice-alc.org The nation's first civil rights and legal nonprofit serving the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus is committed to increasing the power of low-income immigrant communities to help advance economic and racial justice in our democracy. These funds will help support underserved communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and address anti-Asian, xenophobic hate that has increased due to COVID-19 with a focus on policy and community-centered solutions and solidarity with other communities.
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4/2/2021$250,000Social JusticeAsian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC@AAAJ_AAJChttps://www.advancingjustice-aajc.org Asian Americans have been part of the American story since its earliest days, and are now the U.S.'s fastest-growing racial group with the potential and power to shape our nation and the policies that affect us. Our mission is to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
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4/2/2021$150,000Social JusticeAPI Equality – Northern California (APIENC)@apienc https://apienc.org Through organizing in the Bay Area, APIENC inspires and trains grassroots leaders, transforms our values from scarcity to abundance, and partners with organizations to sustain a vibrant movement ecosystem. APIENC builds queer and transgender Asian and Pacific Islander power to amplify our voices and increase the visibility of our communities. APIENC's work is rooted in the many legacies of queer and trans API people who have fought isolation, battled for our rights, and created communities of care. APIENC is a political home for QTAPI people to transform. Together, we learn and practice organizing skills, unlearn ancestral and collective traumas, and relearn values of abundance and interdependence.
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4/2/2021$100,000Social JusticeAAPI Women Lead@AAPIWomenLeadhttps://www.imreadymovement.orgAAPI Women Lead works to end violence against Asian and Pacific Islander women, girls, and nonbinary communities. We do this work through our educational movement building seminars, healing justice workshops, mutual aid projects, community-accountability programs, and #ImReady annual conferences. We do this work in solidarity with Black, Indigenous and other communities of color.
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4/2/2021$250,000Social JusticeNational Asian Pacific American Women's Forum@NAPAWFhttps://www.napawf.org NAPAWF’s mission is to build collective power with Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls to gain full agency over our lives, our families, and our communities. Funds will support public education, grassroots organizing, leadership development, and policy advocacy in support of a response to the March 16 shootings in Atlanta that centers the needs of Asian American women and elders. Funds will also support our long-term investment in the AAPI women leaders of tomorrow, building a base of leaders to organize on a grassroots level for policy change in support of gender and reproductive justice for AAPIs.
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4/2/2021$250,000Social JusticeChinese Culture Center of San Francisco @cccsanfranciscohttps://www.cccsf.usChinese Culture Center’s mission is to elevate the underserved and be a voice for equality through contemporary arts and education, supporting artists who champion activism, resiliency, and healthy communities. Funds will support Chinese Culture Center’s “We the Future” to present bold art with social transformation and community impact by sparking critical dialogues on equity. The timely and immediate interventions will integrate arts in combating anti-Asian hate, building solidarity with Black Lives Matter, and seeding long-term cross-sector community partnerships to build a just and equitable future.
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4/2/2021$250,000Social JusticeLondon Chinese Community Centre@TheLondonCCChttps://www.ccc.org.ukThe London Chinese Community Centre was founded in 1980 and was the first Chinese Community Centre in the UK. These funds will help us to make it through the COVID crisis and continue our good work in helping the local Chinese community, we will also be able to direct more effort to the opposition of racism and hate crime, helping those in need as well as further promoting our Chinese culture and values we hold.
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4/2/2021$100,000Social JusticeGLBTQ+ Asian Pacific Alliance@GAPASFhttps://www.gapa.org GLBTQ+ Asian Pacific Alliance, formed in 1988, is a platform for Queer, Trans, Asian, and Pacific Islanders (QTAPI) to organize, bring awareness, and build community. We are dedicated to providing a safe space to inspire individuals to be their best selves, for others to celebrate our diversity, and for all of us to continue the fight for equality. We helped build institutions like the SF Community Health Center and GAPA Runway. The grant will allow us to generate sustainable growth in our membership, enhance existing and new programming, and experiment with new services benefiting our community. GLBTQ+ Asian Pacific Alliance was formerly known as Gay Asian Pacific Alliance or GAPA.
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4/2/2021$50,000Social JusticeCompassion in Oakland@CompassionInOakhttps://compassioninoakland.org Compassion in Oakland was formed in response to the surge of anti-Asian attacks -- particularly in California’s Bay Area.
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4/2/2021$500,000Social JusticeCommunity Youth Center of San Francisco@cyc_sf https://www.cycsf.org Community Youth Center of San Francisco (CYC) provides the culturally diverse youth of our community a shared sense of belonging, fuel for their curiosities, and a voice in their futures. CYC’s Coalition of Community Safety and Justice responds to violence affecting the API community, to learn from other community centered initiatives and to develop culturally competent and trauma informed responses to interracial violence and anti-Asian racism with a comprehensive 3 pronged approach: develop a crisis intervention and holistic wrap around case management system for Asian immigrant victims/survivors and their families, to lead a multicultural community safety planning and oversight process to ensure that healing and individual/communal accountability is community driven, and engage in cross-cultural racial community building and restorative justice work that will focus on the building of community relationships and trust between our respective communities.
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4/2/2021$100,000Social JusticeCAAAV Organizing Asian Communities@caaavhttps://caaav.org CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities works to build grassroots community power across diverse poor and working-class Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City. Through our organizing model of base-building, leadership development, campaigns, alliances, and organizational development- we organize Asian communities to fight for institutional change and participates in a broader movement towards racial, gender, and economic justice.
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4/2/2021$500,000Social JusticeChinatown Community Development Center@chinatowncdchttps://www.chinatowncdc.orgThe mission of the Chinatown Community Development Center is to build community and enhance the quality of life for San Francisco residents. We are a place-based community development organization serving primarily the Chinatown neighborhood, and also serve other areas including North Beach and the Tenderloin. This grant will be used to support (1) the Feed+Fuel Chinatown 2.0; reopening of Chinatown businesses; and programs to keep our communities safe from anti-Asian hate violence.
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4/2/2021$150,000Social JusticeApex for Youth@apexforyouthhttps://www.apexforyouth.orgApex for Youth delivers possibilities to underserved Asian and immigrant youth from low-income families in New York City. Our programs focus on supporting social-emotional and educational development for young people in grades K-12 through our afterschool programs, one-to-one mentoring programs, elementary tutoring programs, high school and college admissions workshops, mental health support services, and athletic programs.
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4/2/2021$250,000Social JusticeAAPI Civic Engagement Fund@aapifundhttps://aapifund.org/AAPI Civic Engagement Fund was established with the vision that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) must be an integral part of strengthening America’s democracy, improving the quality of life for all, and creating vibrant multiracial communities. In response to the alarming spike in anti-Asian violence and hate in early 2020, it developed the movementhub.org, a website designed to amplify the on-the-ground activism of the local AAPI organizations that it supports. The site provides users with a curated directory of resources, data snapshots and demographic profiles of AAPIs, and a story and policy protection map.
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3/16/2021$1,000,000COVID-19; Social JusticeMission Neighborhood Centers, Inc.@mnc_inc https://mncsf.orgMission Neighborhood Centers (MNC), founded in San Francisco over 60 years ago, is a community-based organization serving over 3,000 low-income seniors, youth and families with young children at 11 sites throughout San Francisco. Over 60% of MNC participants are undocumented and in dire need of assistance. MNC has been providing critical food access and emergency funds (which include rent, healthcare expenses, utilities, etc.) since the outset of the COVID-19 crisis. MNC is a lifeline to the populations most deeply impacted by the health and economic implications of this pandemic.
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3/15/2021$3,500,000UBICash Transfer Lab at New York University@cash_lab_ubihttps://as.nyu.edu/cash-transfer-labThe Cash Lab's mission is to build an evidence base regarding cash transfer policies such as a Universal Basic Income. The Cash Lab answers the fundamental questions of how a Universal Basic Income policy would transform American families, communities and economies.
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3/12/2021$2,500,000Girls Health & EducationVOW to End Child Marriage, Inc.@vowforgirlshttps://vowtoendchildmarriage.orgVOW to End Child Marriage is a growing global initiative mobilizing brands and individuals to end the international child marriage crisis by raising funds, raising awareness, and focusing attention on a girl’s right to own her future. 100% of VOW donations go directly to underfunded community-based efforts to end child marriage and advance girls' rights, including educating girls, providing job training, health education, and more.
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3/11/2021$500,000COVID-19; Social JusticeFutures Without Violence@WithoutViolencehttps://www.futureswithoutviolence.orgFor 40 years, Futures Without Violence has pioneered groundbreaking, highly effective strategies to prevent gender-based violence and child trauma, heal survivors, and support families and communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the urgency of this critical work, putting many more women and children at risk for violence, denying them access to potentially life-saving supports, and exacerbating punishing inequities that put low-income communities of color in particular jeopardy. We are working around-the-clock to support frontline responders and strengthen systems that provide critical and life changing assistance for COVID-19 related domestic violence response.
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3/11/2021$250,000COVID-19; Social JusticeEquality California Institute@EQCAhttps://www.eqca.orgThrough advocacy and education, Equality California strives to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people. At the start of the COVID-19 crisis, Equality California sprang into action immediately and this funding will help the organization continue to respond to the urgent and disproportionate impact the COVID-19 health crisis has had on LGBTQ+ people through vaccine outreach and education; after-school mentorship programs for LGBTQ+ students in California's Central Valley; and virtual LGBTQ+ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion trainings empowering direct service providers to understand the unique needs of LGBTQ+ people and provide culturally sensitive care.
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3/10/2021$300,000COVID-19Our Katahdin@OurKatahdinhttps://www.ourkatahdin.comOur Katahdin, through Mobilize Katahdin, will provide direct COVID relief efforts to meet the needs of our most at-risk individuals, service providers and small businesses of the eight communities and Wabanaki organizations in the Katahdin region of Northern Maine.
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3/9/2021$1,000,000COVID-19; Social JusticeVoto Latino Foundation@votolatinohttps://www.immigrantneighborfund.orgThe Immigrant Neighbor Fund led by the Voto Latino Foundation, in partnership with Mission Asset Fund and APIA Vote, provides direct financial support to those left out of the CARES Act. The CARES Act omits 20 percent of Latinx workers because they do not have a social security number. Similar impact is faced in the AAPI community where nearly 1.7 million are undocumented. While the undocumented community contributes $27 billion in annual taxes to federal and state governments, they are not included in the CARES Act.
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3/4/2021$750,000Girls Health & EducationAsante Africa Foundation, Inc@AsanteAfricahttps://asanteafrica.orgAsante Africa educates and empowers the next generation of change agents whose dreams and actions transform Africa and the world. Through this grant, over 20,000 young women will academically excel, confidently address their life challenges, thrive in the global economy, and catalyze positive change cross the countries of Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya.
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3/4/2021$90,080COVID-19; Social JusticeThe Bros in Convo Initiativehttps://brosinconvo.org/The Bros in Convo Initiative is a Black Queer lead organization in Orlando, Florida providing comprehensive health education, STI linkage, and peer support to Black gay, bisexual, queer, and same gender loving men ages 18-35. Funds will in part support the organization’s Kitchen Table/Mesa De Cocina Program, an online collaborative health and nutrition program that shows kitchen skill, not budget, is the key to great food. Funds will also in part support weekly access to fresh produce bags from local Black-owned farms and Community Supported Agriculture programs.
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3/3/2021$750,000Girls Health & EducationWomen's Institute for Secondary Education and Research (WISER) International, Inc.@WISERGirls_Intlhttps://www.wisergirls.orgWISER empowers girls in one of Kenya's most remote regions through education and health. WISER's flagship program, the WISER Girls Secondary School, graduates 98% of students in an area where only 9% of girls finish school. Funds will support the expansion of the WISER Girls Secondary School to larger and younger populations and the rapid growth of community programs targeting health crises and vulnerable populations.
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3/3/2021$750,000Girls Health & EducationWomen's Global Education Project@WGEPhttps://womensglobal.orgWomen’s Global Education Project (WGEP) works hand-in-hand with trusted local leaders in rural Senegal and Kenya to dismantle the structural barriers that keep girls from attending and succeeding in school, focusing on girls who are the most at risk of dropping out due to poverty, early marriage, pregnancy, and female genital mutilation. This funding will enable WGEP to scale its services to reach more girls and to deepen our services in response to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, including food insecurity, gender-based violence, and illiteracy.
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3/3/2021$750,000Girls Health & EducationAdvancing Girls' Education in Africa@AGEAfricahttps://ageafrica.orgAdvancing Girls’ Education in Africa (AGE Africa) provides life-changing opportunities to adolescent girls in rural Malawi through targeted initiatives in education, mentoring, and leadership development. With this support, AGE Africa will expand its scholarship and CHATS programs (Creating Healthy Approaches To Success), which currently provide life-skills programming and financial support for Malawi’s most vulnerable girls at 24 secondary schools.
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3/2/2021$200,000COVID-19Public Health Solutions@wearephsnyhttps://www.healthsolutions.orgFor over 60 years, Public Health Solutions (PHS) has supported vulnerable New York City families in achieving optimal health and building pathways to reach their potential. Since outbreak of COVID-19, PHS has provided emergency food, scalable technology-based outreach, a coordinated network of social and clinical providers, and home-based telehealth and resource navigation to individuals and families most in need. This funding will help us continue to support under resourced communities across the five boroughs of New York City through these initiatives.
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3/2/2021$1,000,000COVID-19National Domestic Workers Alliance@domesticworkershttps://domesticworkers.org The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is working to address COVID-19’s devastating health and economic impacts on the more than 2.5 million nannies, house cleaners, and homecare workers who provide critical care for our homes and loved ones. Through its 70+ local chapters and affiliate organizations and a digital network reaching over 250,000 domestic workers across the U.S., NDWA is providing workers with resources they need to work safely, access emotional support, and find community--while harnessing this moment to underline the critical value of care work and ensure domestic workers’ needs are centered in recovery efforts.
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3/2/2021$100,000Girls Health & EducationLove Never Fails@lovneverfails5 https://www.loveneverfailsus.comLove Never Fails empowers all people to express and experience their best sense of humanity. They do this by restoring, educating and protecting survivors of human trafficking and their community. Funding will provide safe housing and art classes to trafficked girls, ages 13-17.
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2/26/2021$1,000,000COVID-19Amalgamated Charitable Foundation@Amalgamated_Fdnhttp://amalgamatedfoundation.org/workersfundThe Families and Workers Fund is a collaborative philanthropic effort designed to support and empower workers, families, and communities devastated by the health and economic crises caused by COVID-19.
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2/26/2021$275,000COVID-19Good Apple@GoodAppleFoodshttps://www.goodapplefoods.comGood Apple is a health system-integrated grocery delivery company fighting food insecurity and waste. During COVID-19, Good Apple launched "Stay Home, Stay Healthy", delivering fresh, nutritious food directly to the doorsteps of older adults and people with weak immune systems, free of charge, while employing delivery drivers who lost jobs amid the pandemic. #StartSmall's support helps Good Apple scale its "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" program in Central Texas.
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2/25/2021$4,000,000Social JusticeBread of Life, Inc.@BreadoflifeHhttps://breadoflifeinc.orgThrough a partnership with BeyGood, the funds will be used to help support families in Texas who have been impacted by the winter storm. For 29 years, Bread of Life, Inc. has worked to eradicate food insecurity, improve health outcomes, and provide resources to the greater Houston community.
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2/25/2021$50,000Girls Health & EducationMercy Beyond Borders@mercybeyonbdhttps://www.mercybeyondborders.orgFunding will provide emergency cash aid to South Sudanese females living either in South Sudan or in refugee camps of neighboring countries. They include hundreds of women-headed families in refugee camps, hundreds of young women studying in high schools and universities on Mercy Beyond Borders (MBB) scholarships who have been adversely affected by school closures, and dozens of refugee women for whom MBB will provide basic business training and micro-enterprise loans.
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2/23/2021$1,000,000COVID-19; Social JusticeUnidosUS@WeAreUnidosUShttps://www.unidosus.org The UnidosUS response to the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the Latino community is captured in the Esperanza/Hope Fund (EHF). UnidosUS EHF provides dedicated resources to elevate a culturally and linguistically-competent public health response, strengthen their nonprofit Affiliates’ resiliency in crisis, and continue to lead national advocacy to shape policy responses to the pandemic that include the Hispanic community. The UnidosUS EHF provides ongoing education, research, tools, capacity-building and training, and emergency assistance grants to support short-term emergency response efforts and sustain longer-term programmatic initiatives that have shifted to virtual or semi-virtual delivery and evolved as the pandemic persists.
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2/23/2021$80,000Social JusticeBlack Market KY@BlackMarketKYhttps://blackmarketky.com Black Market KY is a sustainable Black owned grocery store in Louisville's West End where residents are struggling in a food apartheid. This health food store offers affordable fresh food and community resources for marginalized folks. The ultimate goal is to ensure a living wage without raising the cost for customers.
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2/23/2021$100,000Girls Health & EducationKristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream@AlwaysdreamFDNhttps://www.alwaysdream.org/Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream ensures children from low-income families have access to high-quality books in the home environment and extensive family engagement support. They believe that providing children with high-quality books will help foster a love of reading and their program will teach and empower families to employ the practice of consistently reading together. It is their goal that every child achieves the potential to reach for their dreams.
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2/22/2021$250,000COVID-19Global Response Management Inc.@GRM_Globalhttps://www.global-response.orgGlobal Response Management Inc is a veteran-led organization committed to providing emergency medical care in areas of the world affected by war, conflict, and disaster. As an organization dedicated to advancing the cause of equitable healthcare for all, they are working directly with refugee and displaced populations in Iraq, Syria, Mexico and Guatemala and will use funding to continue their COVID-19 efforts globally.
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2/22/2021$250,000COVID-19; Social JusticePivotal@thisispivotalhttps://www.pivotalnow.orgPivotal helps young people in and from foster care get the education and career they need to create the life they want for themselves. Funds will ensure the most vulnerable youth served by Pivotal will receive the help they need to get through the COVID crisis.
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2/22/2021$1,000,000COVID-19Oxfam America@oxfamamericahttps://www.oxfamamerica.org/To support Oxfam’s response to the ongoing impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds will be used to support critical, life-saving interventions by local partners with a focus on providing immediate food assistance and promoting livelihood support and recovery.
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2/19/2021$500,000COVID-19First Descents@FirstDescentshttps://firstdescents.org/healthcare-worker-programs/Healthcare workers caring for patients with COVID-19 are experiencing significant trauma with the risk of ongoing psychosocial distress. In response, First Descents is offering adventure-based trauma support programs for healthcare workers on the frontlines of the pandemic. Aptly titled HERO RECHARGE, these trauma-informed programs are designed to improve psychosocial health, nurture supportive peer relationships, process grief and loss, and better position healthcare workers to carry out their important work.
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2/18/2021$150,000COVID-19Dedicated Believers Ministrieshttp://www.dedicatedbelievers.orgTo support The H.E.L.P. Center and COVID-response resources and services for the Flint, Michigan community.
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2/18/2021$140,000COVID-19Networks for Emergencies and Relief, Inc. (NEAR)@NEARppehttps://www.nearproject.org NEAR serves the most vulnerable in our communities as well as the frontlines that serve them. NEAR focuses on saving lives in times of emergencies. They mobilize their networks to identify unmet need, gain access to resources, and generate funding. Their current focus during COVID is getting PPE, particularly protective masks, to vulnerable communities.
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2/17/2021$250,000COVID-19Richmond Rapid Response Fund (R3F)https://www.richmondresponsefund.orgThe Richmond Rapid Response Fund (R3F) is a wraparound initiative that will meet the immediate and ongoing needs of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. R3F will focus on key priority areas including food and essential supplies, economic recovery and security, housing and homelessness, health and healing, education and learning, and social and legal services. With this funding R3F will continue to respond to the immediate needs of Richmond, California residents including cash disbursements and rental assistance. They will simultaneously develop a long-term recovery plan with a focus on guaranteed income, housing, and education through the lens of equity.
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2/16/2021$1,000,000COVID-19; Social JusticeEmergent Works@emergentworkshttps://emergentworks.org/Support for the training and acquisition of COVID-proof skills and jobs for formerly incarcerated software developers. Funds will be used to offer full-time employment to trainees and to hire mentors to support them on software projects for clients.
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2/16/2021$2,500,000Girls Health & Education; Social JusticeCheyenne River Youth Project, Inc. @lakotayouthhttps://lakotayouth.orgFunding will support the design, sustainable construction, and operation of the Waniyetu Wowapi Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. This much-needed art space will provide skills in support of a career in art; increased awareness of how art can heal; increased self-confidence to identify as an artist; expanded access to mediums and a diversity of teachers; a deeper connection to Lakota culture and art; and new skills and awareness of art’s role in community building, activism, and social change.
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2/5/2021$200,000COVID-19; Girls Health & EducationThe Coaching Fellowship@CoachFellowshiphttps://tcfs.org/The Coaching Fellowship (TCFS) enables young women leaders in social impact to build the new world by providing access to executive-level coaching, leadership development, and a community network. When the pandemic hit, TCFS responded by creating a coaching program to build the professional and personal capacity of women impact leaders supporting the front line. Now, as it is more clear than ever that women will disproportionately fall behind professionally as a result of the impacts of COVID, this funding will help enable TCFS to expand their support for women leaders in social impact as the pandemic continues, and throughout recovery.

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2/2/2021$4,720,000COVID-19; Girls Health & EducationWater.org@waterhttps://water.org/To support in its efforts to empower people with sustainable access to water and sanitation across Africa, where 600M people live without access to safely managed water supply. With a particular focus on enhancing opportunity for women and children, this funding will be used to promote resilience to illness and disease including COVID-19, among those living in poverty. By making water and a toilet at a home a realty for those without, this funding will help improve health, enhance family income, empower women, and increase access to education.
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1/29/2021$1,086,000Social JusticeThe Fairness Project@FairnessProjecthttps://www.thefairnessproject.org The Fairness Project was founded in 2015 to incubate, run, and win social and economic justice ballot initiatives when politicians fail to act. Their unique theory of change addresses long standing racial, gender, and economic disparities for millions of Americans who have been left behind. They have won 20 of their first 21 campaigns, delivering wage increases, health care, and paid leave to 17 million people.
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1/22/2021$500,000Social JusticeMuckRock Foundation, Inc.@MuckRockhttps://www.muckrock.com/Funds will support and help expand MuckRock's police transparency and accountability efforts as well as fund improvements to scale the public records filing tool. Hosting a repository of 90k records requests and over 100 million pages of primary source materials, MuckRock partners with newsrooms, researchers, and advocacy groups to open up and understand government at all levels in a uniquely accessible way.
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1/12/2021$2,000,000UBIHumanity Forward@HumanityForwardhttps://movehumanityforward.comHumanity Forward is a national advocacy organization pushing for solutions to the biggest problems of the 21st Century. Their singular focus right now is on building support in Congress to pass Direct Cash Relief to provide a lifeline to struggling families during this pandemic.
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12/24/2020$2,585,000COVID-19Children's Health Council Inc.@CHC_paloaltohttps://www.chconline.org/To support the COVID-19 Crisis Recovery Initiative helping CHC ramp up mental health efforts so children, teens and young adults can swiftly access therapy and education services to promote mental health, wellness and emotional healing. CHC specializes in working with families living with ADHD, Learning Differences, Anxiety & Depression and Autism through their two schools, mental health clinic, community education and curated online resource library.
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12/22/2020$1,000,000COVID-19Meals on Wheels San Francisco@MOWSFmowsf.orgMeals on Wheels SF delivers nutrition and social support to the low-income, predominantly minority seniors. Over 60% of the homebound seniors provided meals are people of color and 73% live in poverty. The number of seniors struggling to access food has escalated 20% in SF due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds will support the Meals on Wheels SF Capital Campaign.
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12/16/2020$5,000,000COVID-19; Girls Health & EducationCARE @CAREhttps://care.org/To support CARE (aka Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, Inc.) in meeting critical educational needs and mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students, teachers, and families in East Africa. Funds will be used in Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia to keep 300,000 students, with a particular focus on adolescent girls, safe and learning - including addressing gender-based violence and mental health needs as well as to support families' economic recovery.
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12/10/2020$250,000COVID-19OutRight Action International@OutRightIntlhttps://outrightinternational.org/To support the Global LGBTIQ Emergency Fund to support grassroots LGBTIQ organizations on the frontlines providing emergency assistance to LGBTIQ people experiencing loss of income and food, lack of access to HIV medication and healthcare, increased domestic violence, and even scapegoating by the religious and government leaders. The Emergency Fund will distribute grants of $2500-$10,000 to LGBTIQ organizations that are helping queer and trans people impacted by COVID-19 outside of North America and Western Europe.
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11/12/2020$15,000,000UBI; COVID-19Open Research Lab Income Projecthttps://openresearchlab.org/basic-incomeFunds will be used to support cash grants to participants in Open Research Lab's Basic Income Project. The Project is a randomized evaluation of a 3-year $1,000/month unconditional cash assistance program.
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11/12/2020$15,000,000UBI; COVID-19Reinvent Stockton Foundation@mayorsforagihttps://www.mayorsforagi.org/In order to combat the ongoing economic and public health crisis, this investment will allow Mayors for Guaranteed Income (MGI) to expand and extend the number of monthly, cash payment pilot programs in partner cities across the US. Led by a growing number of mayors in diverse cities including Newark, NJ, Saint Paul, MN, and Tacoma, WA, this network aims to advocate for a federal guaranteed income to ensure that all Americans have an income floor.
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11/14/2020$2,000,000Girls Health & Education; COVID-19Girls Who Code@GirlsWhoCodehttps://girlswhocode.com/GWC will pilot and grow remote learning initiatives designed to educate and equip girls with the resources and skills they'll need to thrive in the world today. They will reach, educate, support and inspire as many girls as possible to pursue their interests in computer science - and provide educational resources when students need them most.
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11/4/2020$5,378,000COVID-19World Central Kitchen@WCKitchenhttps://wck.org/To continue to support the WCK Mission, using the power of food to heal communities and strengthen economies through times of crisis and beyond.
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11/4/2020$5,000,000UBI; COVID-19One Family Foundation@SocialImpctFundhttp://socialimpactfund.org/programs/To support One Family Foundation, in partnership with Family Reach and Humanity Forward, to develop a program to deliver resource navigation, emergency financial assistance and sustained basic income for the lowest-income patients fighting cancer in the Philadelphia area. Fiscal Sponsor: The Social Impact Fund
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11/3/2020$200,000Social JusticeProfessor John Rappport (University of Chicago Law School) in collaboration with Professor Grunwald (Duke University School of Law)@JohnMRappaporthttps://www.law.uchicago.edu/faculty/rappaportTo study the nature and causes of police misconduct; to develop feasible techniques to reduce misconduct and racial disparities in policing; to measure the hidden social costs and benefits of police activity to inform debates about the scope and role of the police.
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11/3/2020$5,000,000Girls Health & Education; COVID-19Razia's Ray of Hope Foundation@RaziasRayofHopehttps://raziasrayofhope.org/To support the organizations mission providing transformative, community-based education that creates strong future leaders, builds career pathways that break the cycle of poverty for women, and creates peaceful cultural change that impacts present and future generations for the people, especially women, of Afghanistan. Fund will help provide free, award-winning schooling to girls in K-12th grade and the first women's vocational school of its kind in rural Afghanistan.
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10/30/2020$18,000,000COVID-19Vital Strategies: Resolve To Save Lives@ResolveTSLhttps://resolvetosavelives.org/Will provide countries with rapid support to improve preparedness, track and track COVID cases, scale up lab testing, protect communities, use data to improve the response, train tens of thousands of frontline healthcare worker, and preserve life-saving health care services.
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10/20/2020$20,000,000Girls Health & EducationClara Lionel Foundation@ClaraLionelFdnhttps://claralionelfoundation.org/projects/climate-resilience/To support the Climate Resilience Initiative and the Climate Entrepreneurship Initiative.
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10/7/2020$1,500,000COVID-19Latino Community Foundation@LatinoCommFdnhttps://latinocf.org/To support the "Love Not Fear" Fund mobilizing grassroots Latino-led organizations, serving rural communities with strong ties to the undocumented Latino families they serve.
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10/5/2020$1,000,000COVID-19ProPublica@ProPublicahttps://www.propublica.org/To be paid over three years to publish investigative reporting on the COVID-19 Pandemic and its aftermath, including the provision of essential information to keep readers informed on how to stay safe during the immediate health crisis, deep-dives into how the situation developed, investigations into who is profiting from the crisis and who is bearing the brunt as well as accountability coverage of stimulus spending and what will most likely be a prolonged economic downturn.
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10/2/2020$10,000,000COVID-19Indiana University Foundation@IUFoundationhttps://iufoundation.iu.edu/To support the "AEGIS Study" Fund to address SARS-CoV2 infection and recovery, or antibodies, are reliable for safe life reentry and freedom from future infections. The study will generate knowledge that is critically vital to our society's ability to manage COVID-19 effectively and intelligently.
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9/22/2020$2,500,000Social JusticeFlorida Rights Restoration Coalition (Tides Foundation)@Floridarrc.comhttps://secure.actblue.com/donate/desmondTo support the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) "Fines and Fees Fund" to restore the right to vote by paying off the fines and fees of over 100,000 returning citizens - including ~40,000 Black and Latinx returning citizens of Florida who are already registered to vote but can't because of their fines and fees.
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9/10/2020$2,400,000Social JusticeFREEAMERICA@LetsFreeAmericawww.letsfreeamerica.orgTo support FREEAMERICA, an initiative of the "Show Me Campaign", a sponsored program of the Social Impact Fund. Fueled by John Legend's passion to break down systems that enforce inequality and injustice across society, John has partnered with FUSE Corps to launch the Equitable Recovery Initiative. As this initiative embeds executive fellows across American cities to develop and implement new approaches in employment, housing, healthcare, education and justice reform, John and his FREEAMERICA team will shine a spotlight on solutions with the potential to help reimagine systems that are historically rooted in racism and inequality. Recognizing cities as laboratories of innovation, we will also help to develop a series of policy recommendations that are informed and inspired by work of the FUSE Executive Fellows.
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9/9/2020$7,600,000Social JusticeFUSE Corps@FUSECorpswww.fusecorps.orgFor the Equitable Recovery Initiative (in partnership with FREEAMERICA) to accelerate systemic change and increase racial, social and economic justice. This program will embed teams of executive fellows on strategic projects in cities across the country who will develop innovative approaches in the areas of employment, housing, healthcare, education and justice reform. As we create economic opportunities and reduce disparities in our partner cities, we will also partner with John Legend to lift-up solutions that will help to create a more just and inclusive nation. FUSE Corps is a national nonprofit working in local governments and communities to address the most pressing challenges facing American cities.
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9/9/2020$505,468COVID-19 & Social JusticeAmeelio@TeamAmeeliohttps://ameelio.org/To support Ameelio's build out of an ecosystem of free prison communication tools to make it easier for families to communicate with their incarcerated loved ones. Funds will support Ameelio's Letters for Families, Letter for Organizations and Connect Video Conferencing Pilot in two facilities.
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9/2/2020$5,000,000COVID-19Mercy Corps @mercycorpshttps://www.mercycorps.org/donate/covid-19-help-protect-vulnerable-communitiesFunds will be used for the COVID 19 Resilience Fund focusing on the vulnerable people in Latin America by expanding emergency cash assistance and by conducting information campaigns on COVID-19 prevention and treatment.
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8/31/2020$2,000,000COVID-19Shawn Carter Foundation@ShawnCarterSFhttps://www.shawncartersf.com/To support COVID-19 Relief Efforts in the US and abroad to protect and serve the most marginalized and vulnerable with financial assistance, food, healthcare, virus testing and other human services.
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8/22/2020$500,000COVID-19NAACP@NAACPhttps://naacp.org/black-owned-business-impact-fund/Funds will be used to support BeyGOOD's Black-Owned Business Impact Fund to assist small business communities that have been directly impacted by the recent events across the country. Grants in the amount of $10k will be offered to Black-owned small businesses in select cities to help sustain businesses during this time.
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8/20/2020$3,000,000COVID-19BUILD@BUILDNationalhttps://build.org/For the COVID Recovery Growth Plan, a framework that leverages the power of technology to break down the silos of traditional brick and mortar schools to promote greater equity, access, and opportunity for all students through liberated learning. BUILD's mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth from under-resourced communities and propel them to high school, college and career success.
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8/20/2020$1,125,000COVID-19The Trevor Project@TrevorProjecthttps://www.thetrevorproject.org/Funds will support remote crisis teams, recruit and train digital volunteers for TrevorText and TrevorSpace (an international social media platform that cultivates peer relationships and provides a truly safe space for LGBTQ youth), and increase the data security connections made between support staff and LGBTQ youth. Total Grant: $2,250,000 in partnership with the Clara Lionel Foundation
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8/20/2020$10,000,000Social JusticeBoston University - Antiracism Center@AntiracismCtrhttps://www.bu.edu/antiracism-center/Founded by Dr. Ibram X. Kendhi, the mission of the Boston University Center for Anti Racist Research is to convene researchers and practitioners from various disciplines to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice. The Center fosters exhaustive racial research, research-based policy innovation, data-driven educational and advocacy campaigns, and narrative-change initiatives while working toward building an antiracist society that ensures equity and justice for all.
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8/13/2020$5,000,000COVID-19Khan Academy@KhanAcademyhttps://www.khanacademy.org/To support Khan Academy's immediate Response to COVID-19: Keep Everyone Learning and to focus on expanding the Pre-K - Grade 1 via Khan Academy Kids (ages 2-7) content and reaching teachers in preschools with newly released teacher tools.
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8/12/2020$1,000,000COVID-19Yerba Buena Center for the Arts@YBCAhttps://ybca.org/Supporting the Arts' Artist Power Center and Culture Bank projects in providing immediate relief and longer-term opportunities for artists, specifically Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), female, and LGBTQIA+ artists in California. Aiming to catalyze the power of artists and their enterprises as essential for our communities' long-term health and wellbeing.
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8/12/2020$1,000,000Social JusticePrison Policy Initiative@PrisonPolicyhttps://www.prisonpolicy.org/To support the Prison Policy Initiative in building the long-term movement to end mass incarceration by providing advocates key data, research, technical support, and skills training.
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8/7/2020$3,000,000COVID-19, Girls Health & EducationMs. Foundation for Women@msfoundationhttps://forwomen.org/Guided by a gender and racial lens, Ms. Foundation for Women resources grassroots movements that center women and girls of color, advance feminism in philanthropy and advocate for policies that improve women's lives across the country. Funds will be used to support women and girls of color-led organizations in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
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8/6/2020$2,482,500COVID-19Lebawi International Academy@Lebawi_Academyhttp://lebawi.com/To support the school year and the impact it has and will face due to COVID-19 in Ethiopia. Lebawi's philosophy is that no life is given without reason - all life has meaning, purpose and direction; and education is a tool and platform one can use to discover his/her purpose and live a meaningful and purposeful life.