W.K. Kellogg foundation
Battle Creek, Mich.
Children and Youth Grants: Mid/Late Year 2013
Media Mobilizing Project, Philadelphia, $155,716 over twenty five months to promote the civic participation and leadership of low-income youths and families by providing technology-awareness, digital, Internet, and media-literacy training.
Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs, Washington, D.C., $450,000 over three years to improve conditions for the children of farm workers by building a network of community coalitions and farm-worker youth councils to inform policy leader.
Ubuntu Green, Sacramento, Calif., $150,000 over twenty two months to increase the civic activism of parents, youths, and residents in minority communities.
March of Dimes Foundation, White Plains, N.Y., $960,000 to decrease the number of babies born with birth defects by increasing consumption of folic acid in four New Mexico counties through fortification and multivitamin use.
United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region, Kalamazoo, Mich., $2.1 million over three years to help needy children, families, and individuals.
Community Foundation for Muskegon County, Muskegon, Mich., $676,000 over sixty months to improve access to and education about the importance of healthy food for minority children living in poverty in two cities in Michigan.
Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, Espanola, N.M., $1.8 million over three years for a parent education and home-visiting program for first-time New Mexican families in McKinley and San Juan Counties.
Smiley Group, Los Angeles, Calif., $250,000 to examine the impact of schools’ zero-tolerance policies on young people’s health and well-being, especially minority boys, by producing a PBS documentary, Web site, and National Public Radio series.
Communications Consortium Media Center, Washington, D.C., $235,000 over two years to engage more young women and minority female leaders from around the country with heads of national women’s organizations in a mentoring and leadership-development relationship.
Temple University, Philadelphia, $150,000 to improve the quality of early care and education for needy children.
Regents of the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M., $500,000 over two years to strengthen leadership development of local minority youths through long-term civic engagement in community-based organizations, where they apprentice with strong community leaders serving children and families.
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, New Orleans, $175,000 over two years to increase school readiness through expanding a family-literacy program.
Moore Community House, Biloxi, Miss., $250,000 to improve early-childhood and work-force development for residents of East Biloxi.
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage, Alaska, $614,000 to provide high-quality oral health care and decrease oral-disease disparities among Alaska Native children, families, and communities.
Wayne State University, Detroit, $750,000 over three years to research premature births.
The Institute for Community Engagement, Mesilla Park, N.M., $1.5 million over three years to help needy children and families.
Economic Policy Institute, Washington, D.C., $300,000 over three years to provide research and analysis of national, state, and local data on the economy’s impact on racial and ethnic minorities and needy children and families.
Silverback Society, New Orleans, $300,000 over three years for general operating support to this organization, which improves the education and lives of minority boys.
Endicott College, Beverly, Mass., $700,000 over two years to improve single parents’ abilities to pursue higher education and achieve economic security.
Grand Rapids Community College, Mich., $700,000 over two years to improve the economic mobility of needy families by promoting postsecondary achievement leading to gainful employment.
City Connect Detroit, $1.3 million to strengthen employment for youths ages fourteen to twenty four through a training and work-experience summer program.
McComb School District, Miss., $150,000 to improve the academic readiness of African-American boys in kindergarten through sixth grade.
Third Sector New England, Boston, $499,235 over fifteen months to build the cognitive skills of young children.
Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District, Traverse City, Mich., $3.3 million over three years to provide access to an international model of education for needy children ages three to nineteen.
Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Mich., $900,000 for a summer jobs program for young people.
Mississippi Food Network, Jackson, Miss., $1.2 million over three years to improve the health of children in Mississippi and New Orleans through school activities, child care centers, summer camps, churches, United States Department of Agriculture meal programs, food banks, and gardens.
Rasberry Chappell United Methodist Church, Indianola, Miss., $150,000 over twenty five months to improve the academic success and mental health of African-American male students.
YMCA of the USA, Chicago, $1 million to better prepare young children for school.
Detroit Eastside Community Collaborative, Detroit, $150,000 over two years to improve the health of Head Start children up to age 5 and their families by increasing healthy food consumption and to support local markets by purchasing from local growers and farmers.
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, $398,000 over two years to cover the education crisis in New Orleans.