Serving as the largest safety-net provider in Palm Beach County, Caridad’s Health Clinic offers medical, dental, educational-enrichment, and community-outreach services to an ethnically and economically diverse population of uninsured and working-poor families. A two-year grant from the Health Clinic Opportunity Fund supports the clinic’s operating expenses and helps it meet the increased demand for services. The fund is designed to bridge, build, and sustain the operations of high-performing community health centers serving diverse and vulnerable populations. It targeted free clinics, public health clinics and designated federally qualified health center look-alikes to meet both the immediate and long-term health needs of their constituents. Priority was given to projects that leverage existing resources, create more effective operating systems, improve efficiencies, and expand and maintain access to health services for vulnerable populations.
The foundation is dedicated to transforming U.S. education through innovations in teaching practice, student learning, and knowledge building. This two-year grant supports the creation and implementation of two new developmental mathematical curriculums, Statway and Quantway, designed to help more community college students complete their degrees.
The independent policy and research center seeks to transform U.S. education through innovations in teaching practice, student learning, and knowledge building. The foundation is using this funding to extend its Quantway developmental mathematics sequence to two semesters, which it hopes will better prepare community college students seeking to enter the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.
The private research university has combined advanced teaching with artificial intelligence to create online learning environments that afford working and nontraditional students greater flexibility in pursuing college degrees. This three-year grant expands the current offerings by funding the development of a new online introductory computer-science course for dissemination to community colleges, private colleges, and universities.
To ensure a more sustainable future for the American West, Carpe Diem West engages water leaders collaboratively to develop innovative solutions for dealing with water scarcity in a changing climate. This two-year grant renews our support for Carpe Diem West, an initiative to rethink how water is stored and delivered so that ecosystems are protected, agricultural economies are sustained, and all residents have access to clean water.
As the state’s only community-based agency working specifically with Latino immigrants, Casa Latina connects these new arrivals to the Seattle area with education and employment opportunities, empowering them to participate in the economy and democracy of the nation. The completion of a LEED-rated facility, assisted by this challenge grant, expands programs and services.
The Pacific Northwest’s leading green-building organization operates the Living Building Challenge, the world’s most rigorous green-building performance standard. Grant money helps Cascadia implement and raise the profile of its certification system through education, training, and work with regulatory officials and policymakers.
The Pacific Northwest’s leading green-building organization operates the Living Building Challenge, a green-building certification system that is more environmentally stringent than the familiar LEED-rating system. This 18-month grant is being used to promote Cascadia’s certification system and to educate prospective users, host a national conference, and complete a water-policy report for public officials.
This green planning grant was awarded under the Green Building Initiative, begun in 2003 and retired in May 2009, which encouraged environmentally responsible construction and renovation in the nonprofit sector. The grant covers the incremental costs associated with the integrated design process ― a collaboration essential to efficient, cost-effective outcomes. The Environment Program’s strategic priorities extend the aims of the Green Building Initiative by working to advance the policy and practice of environmental sustainability in the built environment.
Working through a partnership network, the coalition identifies and launches innovative strategies to help people and communities thrive. General operating support, provided by this three-year grant, enables Catalyst Miami to pursue strategies for strengthening human-services agencies in the Dade County area, promoting civic leadership, and informing providers in the human-services field.