Grants

Grants Made in 1992

Performing Arts and Arts Education $76,000

Acting Company

Amount
$5,000
Category
Performing Arts and Arts Education
Grants Made in
1992

General support of nationally touring, multi-cultural professional repertory theatre company.

Arena Stage

Amount
$40,000
Category
Performing Arts and Arts Education
Grants Made in
1992

For the production costs of “Summer and Smoke” by Tennessee Williams for Spring 1993.

Greater Washington Educational Television Association (WETA)

Amount
$25,000
Category
Performing Arts and Arts Education
Grants Made in
1992

First of four annual payments (total $100,000) to match a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to this public television station.

Washington Ballet

Amount
$1,000
Category
Performing Arts and Arts Education
Grants Made in
1992

To expose disadvantaged District youth and adults to dance and theatre programs.

Washington Performing Arts Society

Amount
$5,000
Category
Performing Arts and Arts Education
Grants Made in
1992

For educational outreach programs to all District public schools.

Employment and Training Programs $108,100

Anacostia/Congress Heights Partnership

Amount
$5,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
1992

For three micro-enterprise initiatives in public housing developments in Southeast: 2) Clean-It/Lien It project in the Congress Park housing development to perform vacant lot cleaning and maintenance, employing ten citizens to work part-time; 2) Auto Repair project developed with a citizen from Valley Green to refurbish abandoned vehicles obtained from the District and then sell them to generate ongoing revenue; and 3) Sewing and Quilting Class project in Barry Farms with twenty participants preparing for a spring exhibit of their work.

Community Family Life Services

Amount
$10,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
1992

For the Food Service Training Program which offers, annually, 24 unskilled homeless individuals in the District the opportunity to obtain food service skills through work training at the 3rd and Eats Restaurant and prepare for full-time employment.

Conner-Harris Foundation

Amount
$10,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
1992

To purchase self-paced interactive computer equipment for the Youth Entrepreneur Academy project conducted at Woodson Junior High School in Northeast Washington to provide at-risk youth theoretical and practical education in entrepreneurship.

Corporation for Enterprise Development

Amount
$2,500
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
1992

For evaluation of self-employment programs for economically disadvantaged people around the country and design of pilot program for community-based economic development through self-employment in the District.

Greater Washington Research Center

Amount
$28,200
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
1992

For Secretariat services to the Commission on Vocational Education and Career Opportunities by the Committee on Strategies to Reduce Chronic Poverty to enhance the effectiveness of the school-to-work transition for D.C. Public School students. The Commission’s final recommendations led to the development of the Linking Learning with Earning Pilot Project (LLEAP). LLEAP’s mission is to implement new career preparation education approaches based on the Commission’s report at five District high school sites. The goal is to create more effective educational and job preparation experiences leading to employment in jobs with a future and, ultimately, to reduce chronic poverty in future generations of District residents.

Harrison Center for Career Education

Amount
$2,500
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
1992

Scholarship support for the Practical Nursing and Home Health Aide Programs to assist one or more District residents deemed to be at risk of long-term poverty in obtaining marketable skills.

Home Corporation

Amount
$10,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
1992

For assistance to the residents of Paradise Manor in Southeast Washington to learn construction and construction industry-related skills through their participation in the renovation of the Paradise at Parkside Apartment Complex. The grant is to be used to develop administrative systems; develop a three-year business plan; and develop additional funding proposals.

House of Ruth

Amount
$10,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
1992

For the Work Adjustment Program, which provides culinary skills training to female residents of the Madison Emergency Shelter in Northeast Washington

Jobs for Homeless People (JHP)

Amount
$3,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
1992

For the Direct Assistance Fund to provide homeless individuals in the District who are entering the workforce assistance with transportation, uniforms, personal hygiene and food.

Jubilee Jobs

Amount
$5,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
1992

For the job placement and training programs targeting low-income and hard-to-employ individuals.

Latin American Youth Center

Amount
$2,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
1992

For the purchase of one computer and printer to be used in the word processing training program attended by approximately 100 Latino and other minority youth and adults.

New Endeavors by Women

Amount
$10,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
1992

For the employment component of NEW’s transitional housing facility for 39 homeless women. The employment component provides access to computers, phones, job preparation, job counseling and leads on possible job opportunities.

Training

Amount
$9,900
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
1992

For office skills training for low-income, underemployed or unemployed District residents ($9,400) and for completion of an outcome analysis as part of a final report for a 1991 Jovid grant ($500).

Institutional Support $4,500

Support Center of Washington

Amount
$2,000
Category
Institutional Support
Grants Made in
1992

To provide management support and training, fundraising, accounting, personnel management and public information to local non-profit organizations.

Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers

Amount
$2,500
Category
Institutional Support
Grants Made in
1992

For organizational start-up costs for this consortium of philanthropic representatives in the Washington area.

Economic and Poverty Research $5,000

Greater Washington Research Center

Amount
$5,000
Category
Economic and Poverty Research
Grants Made in
1992

For the Economic Outlook program which tracks labor force, demographic and fiscal statistics of the greater Washington region.

Youth Development and Youth Services $25,000

Arena Stage

Amount
$10,000
Category
Youth Development and Youth Services
Grants Made in
1992

For the Living Stage Theatre Company’s Teen Mothers project which serves young mothers ranging in age from 13 to 16 years old. The project assists the youth in learning to build on their personal strengths in order to be more effective parents.

Concerned Black Men

Amount
$2,500
Category
Youth Development and Youth Services
Grants Made in
1992

For the Summer Haven project held at Bolling Air Force Base for 100 at-risk District youth.

DC Hotline

Amount
$2,500
Category
Youth Development and Youth Services
Grants Made in
1992

For the Phone Friends program, an after school phone service for latchkey children.

Growing Together

Amount
$5,000
Category
Youth Development and Youth Services
Grants Made in
1992

For after-school and summer tutoring for 100 at-risk kindergarten through junior high students in Mount Pleasant.

Martha’s Table

Amount
$1,000
Category
Youth Development and Youth Services
Grants Made in
1992

General support of tutoring, clothing and food programs for homeless and low-income youth.

Project Excellence

Amount
$4,000
Category
Youth Development and Youth Services
Grants Made in
1992

College scholarship support for a disadvantaged District resident displaying excellence of exceptional progress in writing and public speaking.

Total: $218,600