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Grantees

updated: 10/1/2015

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.

2016 Grantees

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 Dental Program staff training to improve the clinic model. 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.

Seattle, WA

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

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.

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.

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.

Seattle, WA

Funding for Earthcorps' outreach and service learning initiative for elementary school students. Earthcorps builds leadership through local environmental service.

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 believes that educators' goal to shape a humane and enagaged 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.

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.

Washington, D.C.

Funding for the development of the News Media and Literacy curriculum, which provides a framework for high school students to engage in critical analysis of news media. iCivics creates and publishes free web-based curriculum for civics educators.

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.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Educational Pathways project, which teaches english literacy to to increase opportunities for immigrants and refugees in Seattle to secure and maintain living wage jobs.

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.

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

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 expansion of Team Read into the Highline School District (WA).

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.

Philadelphia, PA

Funding for the Medical-Legal Partnership program, 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.

Multi-year fellowship funding for university level academic research at the Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.

Seattle, WA

Funding for the micro-business training program which provides affordable, culturally relevant business training to low-income entrepreneurs.

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.

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 further development of the Family Nature Club outreach program, which fosters community-driven STEM learning experiences for early learners and their caregivers in underserved communities.

Seattle, WA

Funding the development of a train the trainer model early learning program 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.

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.

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.

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 believes that educators' goal to shape a humane and enagaged citizenry is vital to the preservation of civil society.

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.

Washington, D.C.

Funding for the development of the News Media and Literacy curriculum, which provides a framework for high school students to engage in critical analysis of news media. iCivics creates and publishes free web-based curriculum for civics educators.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Educational Pathways project, which teaches english literacy to to increase opportunities for immigrants and refugees in Seattle to secure and maintain living wage jobs.

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

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.

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 expansion of Team Read into the Highline School District (WA).

Washington, D.C.

Multi-year fellowship funding for university level academic research at the Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.

Seattle, WA

Funding for the micro-business training program which provides affordable, culturally relevant business training to low-income entrepreneurs.

Seattle, WA

Support for the further development of the Family Nature Club outreach program, which fosters community-driven STEM learning experiences for early learners and their caregivers in underserved communities.

Seattle, WA

Funding the development of a train the trainer model early learning program 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 Dental Program staff training to improve the clinic model. 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.

Larkspur, CA

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

Philadelphia, PA

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

Philadelphia, PA

Funding for the Medical-Legal Partnership program, 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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Seattle, WA

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

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.

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.

Novato, CA

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

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 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.

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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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.

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.

Seattle, WA

Funding for Earthcorps' outreach and service learning initiative for elementary school students. Earthcorps builds leadership through local environmental service.

Bristol Township, PA.

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

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Past Grantees

Doylestown, PA

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

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.

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.

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

Funding for the Science Adventure Lab, a mobile science lab program that brings hands-on science curriculum to students in grades 4-8. The Science Adventure Lab inspires a passion for science and promotes better health for students in partnership with schools and communities.

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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.

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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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.

Seattle, WA

Funding for the Science Adventure Lab, a mobile science lab program that brings hands-on science curriculum to students in grades 4-8. The Science Adventure Lab inspires a passion for science and promotes better health for students in partnership with schools and communities.

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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 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.

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.

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Philanthropy Today

updated: 10/5/2016

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 2015-16 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.

Central Bucks West High School

Doylestown, PA

The Central Bucks West High School Philanthropy Today club consisted of seven student members. The students developed a mission based on the value of human dignity, economic equality and social justice, and chose to focus on organizations working specifically with women and children.

The club awarded grants to the following organizations:

  1. Pearl S. Buck International
  2. Christ’s Home

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology

Jamison, PA

The Middle Bucks Institute of Technology Philanthropy Today club consisted of eleven student members. The students decided to focus their giving in the areas of veterans support, children in need, and homelessness issues.

The club awarded grants to the following organizations:

  1. Big Brother Big Sister of Bucks County
  2. Network of Victim’s Assistance (NOVA) Children’s Advocacy Center
  3. Travis Manion Foundation

New-Hope Solebury High School

New Hope, PA

The New-Hope Solebury High School Philanthropy Today club consisted of eight student members. The students developed a mission to foster and promote the cohesion of the Bucks County community with a focus on domestic violence and substance abuse, youth services, and crisis response.

The club awarded grants to the following organizations:

  1. Aldie Foundation
  2. Libertae, Inc.
  3. A Woman’s Place

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Congratulations to the 2014-15 Philanthropy Today Clubs

Details about each participating club’s members for the 2014-15 academic year, mission and grantee decisions are described below.

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology

Jamison, PA

The Middle Bucks Institute of Technology Philanthropy Today club consisted of twelve student members. The students developed a mission focused on homelessness, abuse, and drug and mental health rehabilitation in their local community.

The club awarded grants to the following organizations:

  1. Lenape Valley Foundation
  2. Livengrin Foundation
  3. Valley Youth House

New-Hope Solebury High School

New Hope, PA

The New-Hope Solebury High School Philanthropy Today club consisted of eight student members. The students developed a mission with a focus on disadvantaged youth, youth services, disability support and veteran care in the Bucks County community.

The club awarded grants to the following organizations:

  1. A.J. Foundation for Children with Autism
  2. Easter Seals Disability Services – Bucks County Division
  3. Kick Leuk Foundation
  4. Potential Inc. Springtime School

Palisades High School

Kintnersville, PA

The Palisades High School Philanthropy Today Club consisted of eight student members. The students developed a mission dedicated to positive change through community service, environmental stewardship and the prevention of animal cruelty in their local community.

The club awarded grants to the following organizations:

  1. A Woman’s Place
  2. Angel 34 Foundation
  3. Cops ‘n’ Kids
  4. Friends of Lake Nockamixon
  5. Last Chance Ranch

Quakertown Community Senior High School

Quakertown, PA

The Quakertown Community Senior High School Philanthropy Today club consisted of eight student members. The club’s mission was to assist in the conservation of the environment. They further defined this mission to include animal issues such as endangerment, environmental justice, parks and land preservation, sustainable development, and environmental education for future generations.

The club awarded grants to the following organizations:

  1. Delaware Valley Green Building Council
  2. The Heritage Conservancy
  3. Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center
  4. Wildlands Conservancy

Robert K. Shafer Middle School

Bensalem, PA

The Robert K. Shafer Middle School Philanthropy Today Club, also known as the ‘Arctic Club’ had fifteen student members. The students developed a mission focused on mental, physical and spiritual stability within their local community. Their areas of focus were emotional health, empowering children and adults in the community, and creating awareness of people and animals in need.

The club awarded grants to the following organizations:

  1. AARK Foundation
  2. Advocates for the Homeless and Those in Need
  3. Libertae Halfway House
  4. Valley Youth House