Grantees

updated: 10/10/2017

The Norman Raab Foundation typically grants approximately one million dollars per year across our three grant programs. Our grantees are a diverse group of organizations that share a deep commitment to the communities they serve.

2017 Recipients

San Francisco, CA

Funding for the Aim High summer program at the Marin Academy Campus, which provides academic and social support to low-income middle school students.

Doylestown, PA

Funding for digital x-ray equipment to increase the on-site capacity of the Dental Program. ASCHC provides health care services by volunteer health providers to uninsured and underinsured patients in Bucks County, PA.

New Hope, PA

Multiyear support of the Preserve's Collection Plan to strategically expand the native plant collections and enhance educational interpretation of plant communities. Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve is an educational resource for conservation and stewardship.

Washington, D.C.

Funding for health and public safety education initiatives about making safer choices regarding firearms with the goal of protecting children from gun violence. A portion of the grant is a donor challenge grant.

San Francisco, CA

Multiyear funding for liver disease research conducted at the Center for Liver Disease. The research project is investigating connectios between immune response and Hepatitis B and C.

Doylestown, PA

Support for the refurbishment of critical monitoring equipment in the emergency response fleet serving Bucks County, PA and surrounding communities.

Everett, WA

Support for the Intersectional Skillbuilding Program, which promotes positive outcomes for homeless youth through education, employment and life skills development.

Doylestown, PA

Funding to increase the capacity of the Diabetes Education program, which provides diabetes counseling and education to patients in Bucks County, PA and surrounding communities.

Seattle, WA

Funding for Earthcorps' Stormwater Pollution Solutions model program that builds school, community and organizational capacity by coaching secondary level teachers to integrate stormwater education into core curriculum, using field investigation and salmon habitat restoration.

New York, NY

Funding for primary research into connections between domestic violence and gun violence. Everytown's research combines the expertise of legal scholars, public policy analysts and data scientists and includes fact based policy recommendations to reduce gun violence.

Brookline, MA

Multiyear support for the Holocaust and Human Behaviors professional development seminars for middle and high school teachers. Facing History acts on the beleif that educators' goal to shape a humane and engaged citizenry is vital to the preservation of civil society.

San Francisco, CA

Funding for the Family Support program, which provides temporary housing and assistance to low-income families whose children are receiving long term medical care at University of San Francisco Children's Hospital.

Washington, D.C.

Funding for the further development of media literacy curriculum for high school students. iCivics creates and publishes free web-based curriculum for civics educators.

Baltimore, MD

The Director's Discovery Fund invests the research pursuits of promising faculty members of the Wilmer Eye Institute, allowing them to conduct groundbreaking pilot research in the treatment and cure of ocular diseases.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Ready to Work program, which combines English language instruction, digital literacy and job skills development to prepare adults with limited English language and literacy skills to enter or advance in the workforce.

Philadelphia, PA

Multiyear funding for the Vision Assessment Center which provides vision screening and neuro-optometry treatment for traumatic brain injury patients at Magee.

Novato, CA

Support for the In- Home Pet Care Assistance program which coordinates veterinary care for the pets of low-income seniors.

Sausalito, CA

Funding for the Ocean Ambassadors program, a year long, project-based marine education science program for middle school students in the San Francisco Unified School District.

Bucks County, PA

Funding for the pilot year of a school-based, multi-session, abuse prevention program for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder in preparation for their transition out of the school system. Network of Victim's Assistance (NOVA) provides victim support and advocacy and works to prevent and eliminate violence in society through community education and prevention programs.

Philadelphia, PA

Support for the Victim Services Program, with the goal of reducing trauma and improving outcomes for child abuse victims and their families. Philadelphia Children's Alliance coordinates multi-agency, interdisciplinary response to promote healing and justice ofr victims of child sexual abuse.

Seattle, WA

ReWA's Youth Program serves students with after school tutoring and career development programs that include enrichment and leadership programming.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Science Adventure Lab, a mobile science laboratory which brings laboratory experiences to under-resourced elementary and middle schools across Washington state.

San Francisco, CA

Funding for the Children's Hunger Relief and Nutrition programs, which serve children from low-income families. Market style food pantries are held in partnership with schools and organizations providing support services.

Seattle, WA

Team Read pairs trained teen reading coaches with struggling 2nd and 3rd grade readers for one-on-one tutoring throughout the school year and summer. This grant supports the continued expansion of Team Read in the Highline School District (WA).

San Rafael, CA

This grant supports nutrition education and wellness programming for Cedars of Marin's clients Cedars of Marin provides residential and day programming for adults with special needs.

Philadelphia, PA

Funding for the Medical-Legal Partnership program at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, which works to improve health and well-being of vulnerable populations by addressing unmet legal needs and removing legal barriers that impede health and access to healthcare.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Raising a Reader program, which promotes the shared book experience and early literacy skills for preschool age children. The program reaches underserved families through subsidized preschools and provides exposure to multicultural and developmentally appropriate books.

Washington, D.C.

Multiyear support for the Museum's Teacher Education Initiatives, to engage and train the next generation of Holocaust educators.

Seattle, WA

Specialist coaching for micro-business training program which provides no-cost, culturally relevant business training to low-income entrepreneurs.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Early Learning Center, a year round preschool for homeless and disadvantaged children age 1-5. The ELC uses a family based, two-generation approach to treat trauma experienced by young children.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Ready Set Discover partnership program between Woodland Park Zoo and the Kent School District (WA) to enrich the science curriculum for fifth grade students across the district with a focus on nature-based inquiry and problem-based learning.

Seattle, WA

Funding to expand and refine the Mathways for Early Learning Program, a caregiver-based, train the trainer program that encourages curiosity around early math concepts for children aged 3-5. Zeno is devoted to creating effective and culturally relevant approaches to mathematical learning.

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San Francisco, CA

Funding for the Aim High summer program at the Marin Academy Campus, which provides academic and social support to low-income middle school students.

New Hope, PA

Multiyear support of the Preserve's Collection Plan to strategically expand the native plant collections and enhance educational interpretation of plant communities. Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve is an educational resource for conservation and stewardship.

Washington, D.C.

Funding for health and public safety education initiatives about making safer choices regarding firearms with the goal of protecting children from gun violence. A portion of the grant is a donor challenge grant.

Everett, WA

Support for the Intersectional Skillbuilding Program, which promotes positive outcomes for homeless youth through education, employment and life skills development.

Seattle, WA

Funding for Earthcorps' Stormwater Pollution Solutions model program that builds school, community and organizational capacity by coaching secondary level teachers to integrate stormwater education into core curriculum, using field investigation and salmon habitat restoration.

New York, NY

Funding for primary research into connections between domestic violence and gun violence. Everytown's research combines the expertise of legal scholars, public policy analysts and data scientists and includes fact based policy recommendations to reduce gun violence.

Brookline, MA

Multiyear support for the Holocaust and Human Behaviors professional development seminars for middle and high school teachers. Facing History acts on the beleif that educators' goal to shape a humane and engaged citizenry is vital to the preservation of civil society.

Washington, D.C.

Funding for the further development of media literacy curriculum for high school students. iCivics creates and publishes free web-based curriculum for civics educators.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Ready to Work program, which combines English language instruction, digital literacy and job skills development to prepare adults with limited English language and literacy skills to enter or advance in the workforce.

Sausalito, CA

Funding for the Ocean Ambassadors program, a year long, project-based marine education science program for middle school students in the San Francisco Unified School District.

Seattle, WA

Team Read pairs trained teen reading coaches with struggling 2nd and 3rd grade readers for one-on-one tutoring throughout the school year and summer. This grant supports the continued expansion of Team Read in the Highline School District (WA).

San Rafael, CA

This grant supports nutrition education and wellness programming for Cedars of Marin's clients Cedars of Marin provides residential and day programming for adults with special needs.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Raising a Reader program, which promotes the shared book experience and early literacy skills for preschool age children. The program reaches underserved families through subsidized preschools and provides exposure to multicultural and developmentally appropriate books.

Washington, D.C.

Multiyear support for the Museum's Teacher Education Initiatives, to engage and train the next generation of Holocaust educators.

Seattle, WA

Specialist coaching for micro-business training program which provides no-cost, culturally relevant business training to low-income entrepreneurs.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Ready Set Discover partnership program between Woodland Park Zoo and the Kent School District (WA) to enrich the science curriculum for fifth grade students across the district with a focus on nature-based inquiry and problem-based learning.

Seattle, WA

Funding to expand and refine the Mathways for Early Learning Program, a caregiver-based, train the trainer program that encourages curiosity around early math concepts for children aged 3-5. Zeno is devoted to creating effective and culturally relevant approaches to mathematical learning.

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Doylestown, PA

Funding for digital x-ray equipment to increase the on-site capacity of the Dental Program. ASCHC provides health care services by volunteer health providers to uninsured and underinsured patients in Bucks County, PA.

San Francisco, CA

Multiyear funding for liver disease research conducted at the Center for Liver Disease. The research project is investigating connectios between immune response and Hepatitis B and C.

Doylestown, PA

Support for the refurbishment of critical monitoring equipment in the emergency response fleet serving Bucks County, PA and surrounding communities.

Doylestown, PA

Funding to increase the capacity of the Diabetes Education program, which provides diabetes counseling and education to patients in Bucks County, PA and surrounding communities.

Baltimore, MD

The Director's Discovery Fund invests the research pursuits of promising faculty members of the Wilmer Eye Institute, allowing them to conduct groundbreaking pilot research in the treatment and cure of ocular diseases.

Philadelphia, PA

Multiyear funding for the Vision Assessment Center which provides vision screening and neuro-optometry treatment for traumatic brain injury patients at Magee.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Science Adventure Lab, a mobile science laboratory which brings laboratory experiences to under-resourced elementary and middle schools across Washington state.

Philadelphia, PA

Funding for the Medical-Legal Partnership program at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, which works to improve health and well-being of vulnerable populations by addressing unmet legal needs and removing legal barriers that impede health and access to healthcare.

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San Francisco, CA

Funding for the Family Support program, which provides temporary housing and assistance to low-income families whose children are receiving long term medical care at University of San Francisco Children's Hospital.

Novato, CA

Support for the In- Home Pet Care Assistance program which coordinates veterinary care for the pets of low-income seniors.

Bucks County, PA

Funding for the pilot year of a school-based, multi-session, abuse prevention program for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder in preparation for their transition out of the school system. Network of Victim's Assistance (NOVA) provides victim support and advocacy and works to prevent and eliminate violence in society through community education and prevention programs.

Philadelphia, PA

Support for the Victim Services Program, with the goal of reducing trauma and improving outcomes for child abuse victims and their families. Philadelphia Children's Alliance coordinates multi-agency, interdisciplinary response to promote healing and justice ofr victims of child sexual abuse.

Seattle, WA

ReWA's Youth Program serves students with after school tutoring and career development programs that include enrichment and leadership programming.

San Francisco, CA

Funding for the Children's Hunger Relief and Nutrition programs, which serve children from low-income families. Market style food pantries are held in partnership with schools and organizations providing support services.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Early Learning Center, a year round preschool for homeless and disadvantaged children age 1-5. The ELC uses a family based, two-generation approach to treat trauma experienced by young children.

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Past Recipients 2014-2016

Doylestown, PA

Operating support for domestic violence service and prevention programs including community outreach and education.

Seattle, WA

Funding for the afterschool Power Hour Homework Help program for elementary and high school students at the North Seattle club.

New Hope, PA

Support for training of education staff and volunteer teacher-naturalists to improve their work with school age groups. Bucks County Audubon is a community based environmental education center offers environmental education and outreach programs for all ages.

Doylestown, PA

Funding for a multi-sensory, accessible, Delaware River watershed exhibit. The Bucks County Children's Museum provides hands-on STEM learning opportunities for children age 1-8.

New Hope, PA

Funding to refurbish and upgrade child engagement stations in the core exhibit spaces of the Mercer Museum. The Mercer Museum tells the story early America through everyday objects from pre-industrial society.

Chester, PA

Support for the School-to-Career program, a year round program for high school students that provides academic and social support to at-risk students to promote academic and career success.

Seattle, WA

Funding for the Daytime Emergency Services which connect homeless individuals with resources for building stability.

Lambertville, NJ

Support for the Food pantry and Farm Stand program which address food insecurity and nutrition education through both a traditional food pantry and a farm stand model of produce distribution.

Westport, CT

Funding for the documentary film '116 Cameras' by Birdling Films, which documents the process of creating an interactive hologram representing a Holocaust survivor. Hartley Film Foundation is dedicated to the development and distribution of documentaries on world religions, and is the fiscal sponsor of the project.

Bristol Township, PA.

Funding for community engagement activities for the Croydon Woods property in Bristol Township, PA.

Larkspur, CA

Funding for the Caregiving Funds program which improves access to hospice care to individuals who are uninsured or underinsured.

Seattle, WA

Funding for the Healthy HIP Packs program, which provides supplemental weekend food for elementary school students eligible for free and reduced lunch.

Baltimore, MD

Support for the research efforts and information sharing of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. The expertise of the Center regularly informs policymakers, advocates, law enforcement and the news media.

Renton, WA

Funding for multilingual, trauma based therapy and support services for children, youth and their famlies. KCSARC provices sexual assault-related resources in King County, WA.

Philadelphia, PA

Summer and afterschool programs at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs (HLCCT) for K-12 students who are experiencing homelessness or poverty.

San Francisco, CA

Funding in support of one-day service events which connect homeless and low-income adults with individualized services from government and non-profit providers.

Seattle, WA

Funding for tutoring, writing and publishing programs for school age students. SBFI empowers students with the confidence and skills to communicate through writing.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Lettuce Link program, which operates two urban farms in south Seattle. Lettuce Link engages communities in sustainable food production, nutrition education and community building.

Philadelphia, PA

Funding to increase the availability and awareness of healthy local food offerings and the development of school gardens in ten K-8 City of Philadelphia schools. The Food Trust develops strategies to increase access to fresh food and provide nutrition education in underserved communities.

Norristown, PA

Funding for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program in Montgomery County, PA hospitals, which provides advanced training of registered nurses in the care of victims of sexual assault.

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New Hope, PA

Support for training of education staff and volunteer teacher-naturalists to improve their work with school age groups. Bucks County Audubon is a community based environmental education center offers environmental education and outreach programs for all ages.

Doylestown, PA

Funding for a multi-sensory, accessible, Delaware River watershed exhibit. The Bucks County Children's Museum provides hands-on STEM learning opportunities for children age 1-8.

New Hope, PA

Funding to refurbish and upgrade child engagement stations in the core exhibit spaces of the Mercer Museum. The Mercer Museum tells the story early America through everyday objects from pre-industrial society.

Chester, PA

Support for the School-to-Career program, a year round program for high school students that provides academic and social support to at-risk students to promote academic and career success.

Westport, CT

Funding for the documentary film '116 Cameras' by Birdling Films, which documents the process of creating an interactive hologram representing a Holocaust survivor. Hartley Film Foundation is dedicated to the development and distribution of documentaries on world religions, and is the fiscal sponsor of the project.

Bristol Township, PA.

Funding for community engagement activities for the Croydon Woods property in Bristol Township, PA.

Philadelphia, PA

Summer and afterschool programs at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs (HLCCT) for K-12 students who are experiencing homelessness or poverty.

Seattle, WA

Funding for tutoring, writing and publishing programs for school age students. SBFI empowers students with the confidence and skills to communicate through writing.

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Larkspur, CA

Funding for the Caregiving Funds program which improves access to hospice care to individuals who are uninsured or underinsured.

Baltimore, MD

Support for the research efforts and information sharing of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. The expertise of the Center regularly informs policymakers, advocates, law enforcement and the news media.

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Doylestown, PA

Operating support for domestic violence service and prevention programs including community outreach and education.

Seattle, WA

Funding for the afterschool Power Hour Homework Help program for elementary and high school students at the North Seattle club.

Seattle, WA

Funding for the Daytime Emergency Services which connect homeless individuals with resources for building stability.

Lambertville, NJ

Support for the Food pantry and Farm Stand program which address food insecurity and nutrition education through both a traditional food pantry and a farm stand model of produce distribution.

Seattle, WA

Funding for the Healthy HIP Packs program, which provides supplemental weekend food for elementary school students eligible for free and reduced lunch.

Renton, WA

Funding for multilingual, trauma based therapy and support services for children, youth and their famlies. KCSARC provices sexual assault-related resources in King County, WA.

San Francisco, CA

Funding in support of one-day service events which connect homeless and low-income adults with individualized services from government and non-profit providers.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Lettuce Link program, which operates two urban farms in south Seattle. Lettuce Link engages communities in sustainable food production, nutrition education and community building.

Philadelphia, PA

Funding to increase the availability and awareness of healthy local food offerings and the development of school gardens in ten K-8 City of Philadelphia schools. The Food Trust develops strategies to increase access to fresh food and provide nutrition education in underserved communities.

Norristown, PA

Funding for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program in Montgomery County, PA hospitals, which provides advanced training of registered nurses in the care of victims of sexual assault.

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Philanthropy Today

updated: 10/10/2017

Philanthropy Today is a student led giving club program offered in a selection of public high schools in Bucks County, PA. Initiated as a pilot project in the 2013-14 academic year, the program provides the framework for each student club to make collective funding decisions to non-profit organizations that impact their communities. Students work together to identify community needs and then research and assess local non profits that are addressing those needs. With a budget of $5000 from the Norman Raab Foundation, each giving club then makes the decisions about what organizations to fund in order to affect change in their communities.

If you are interested in establishing a Philanthropy Today club at your school, please contact us at: philanthropy.today@raabfoundation.org

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Philanthropy Today Clubs

The Philanthropy Today student club members demonstrated teamwork, critical thinking, and empathy in their efforts to support their local communities through philanthropy. Details about each Philanthropy today club that participated during the 2015-16 academic year including the club mission and grantee decisions are described below.

Five student groups in Bucks County public schools participating in Philanthropy Today clubs. Together they awarded $25,000 to local nonprofits serving their communities.

Central Bucks West High School

Doylestown, PA

The Central Bucks West Philanthropy Today Club included five student members and one faculty advisor. The CB West Club’s mission was to support children and families experiencing homelessness.

The club awarded grants to the following organizations:

  1. Network of Victim’s Assistance
  2. Youth Valley House

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology

Jamison, PA

The Middle Bucks Institute of Technology’s Philanthropy Today Club included twelve student members and three faculty advisors. The MBIT Club’s mission was to support families in crisis and those experiencing homelessness and hunger.

The club awarded grants to the following organizations:

  1. Family Service Association of Bucks County
  2. Bucks County Food Runners
  3. Child, Home and Community
  4. Network of Victim’s Assistance

New-Hope Solebury High School

New Hope, PA

The New Hope-Solebury Philanthropy Today Club included eight student members and two faculty advisors. The Club’s mission was to promote community cohesion through grants that provide safety and support for populations in need of care.

The club awarded grants to the following organizations:

  1. Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bucks County
  2. Network of Victim’s Assistance

Shafer Middle School

New Hope, PA

The Shafer Middle School Philanthropy Today Club included 26 student members at both the middle school and high school, and two faculty advisors. The Club’s mission was to expand the hearts and minds of students to seek out and embrace the needs of the community. They chose to focus on small community based organizations that focus on the needs of families in the Bensalem community.

The club awarded grants to the following organizations:

  1. AARK Foundation
  2. A Woman’s Place
  3. National Association of Mental Illness
  4. Youth Valley House

William Tennent High School

New Hope, PA

The Shafer Middle School Philanthropy Today Club included 26 student members at both the middle school and high school, and two facThe William Tennent Philanthropy Today Club consisted of seven student members and two faculty advisors. The Club was inspired to change the world by focusing their grants on organizations that serve disadvantaged populations, including veterans, homeless youth, children and families, and animals.

The club awarded grants to the following organizations:

  1. AARK Foundation
  2. A Woman’s Place
  3. Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House
  4. Travis Manion Foundation
  5. Youth Valley House

Thank you to each Club participant and their faculty advisors.