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American Public Human Services Association

Geography Served: Washington, DC

Project:

The American Public Human Services Association is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization representing appointed state and local health and human service agency commissioners. To increase the number of public sector human services departments that integrate with health care services, this grant will support the APHSA in conducting research on the feasibility of integrating the sectors in two targeted systems and providing technical assistance and peer learning opportunities in communities.   View Website

Amount

$568,000

Year

2016

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

American Public Human Services Association

The purpose of this grant is to support APHSA’s ongoing efforts to drive person-centered systems change to advance Social and Economic Mobility and Racial Equity through human-centered, place-based opportunity ecosystems. View Website

Amount

$800,000

Year

2020

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Arizona Community Foundation

Geography Served: Washington, D.C.

Project:

The foundation provides high-impact giving opportunities for donors, major funding for nonprofits and students and leadership around key community issues. This grant supports the Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce, a fiscally sponsored project of the foundation that mobilizes funders to improve the economic well-being of low-income families. View Website

Amount

$50,000

Year

2017

Location

Phoenix, Ariz.

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Asset Funders Network

The purpose of this grant is to provide support to the Asset Funders Network, a member-based philanthropic organization focused on wealth and asset building. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2021

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Be the Change Inc.

Geography Served: Boston, MA

Project:

The organization creates national issue-based campaigns, such as Opportunity Nation, driven by broad cross-partisan coalitions intended to inspire culture change and accelerate public-policy development to bring about positive changes in society. This grant supports the addition of select metro areas to Opportunity Nation’s Opportunity Index which analyzes people’s ability to realize economic prosperity and well-being as a measure of our nation’s health. The Opportunity Index currently measures all U.S. counties and states with 16 indicators of economic, education and community life that create conditions for social and economic mobility. View Website

Amount

$560,000

Year

2016

Location

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Program

American Cities, Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Grants Awarded

The Bell Policy Center's mission is to promote economic mobility for every Coloradan. This grant will support policy research to explore the evolving ecosystem of postsecondary education and workforce training programs in Colorado and offer recommendations for policymakers.

Amount

$245,000

Year

2018

Location

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Benefits Data Trust

In its effort to help people gain financial stability, Benefits Data Trust help individuals with low incomes access the state and federal aid programs for which they are eligible. This grant enables Benefit Data Trust to test the feasibility of two funding models designed to scale enrollment in public benefit programs like the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid. View Website

Amount

$75,000

Year

2018

Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Center for Law and Social Policy

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advancing policy solutions for people with low-income. This grant will strengthen state Medicaid, mental health and human services policies and foster greater integration between these systems to improve access to effective mental health services for families and young adults. View Website

Amount

$1,500,000

Year

2017

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Center for the Support of Families

The purpose of this grant is to support the Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services with integrating a family-centered approach into its child support program throughout the state, with a particular emphasis on New Orleans. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Geography Served: Washington, D.C.

Project:

The national nonpartisan research and policy institute provides rigorous analysis on federal and state budgets and programs to strengthen the safety net and protect pathways to economic security. This grant supports the State Priorities Partnership, a network of organizations in 42 states and Washington, D.C., to produce policy analysis, identify best practices and facilitate sharing among state groups to improve the regulatory, legislative and financial mechanisms that strengthen the human services sector’s efforts to help people achieve social and economic mobility.  View Website

Amount

$1,000,000

Year

2017

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nonpartisan strategy policy institute that uses its deep expertise in both budget and tax issues and programs and policies that help low-income people in order to inform debates and to achieve policy outcomes that reduce poverty and inequality and ensure fiscal sustainability in an equitable manner. The purpose of this grant is to support the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in its field building and policy solutions efforts with states to advance social and economic mobility. View Website

Amount

$800,000

Year

2019

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Connecticut Office of Early Childhood

The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood works to oversee a coordinated system of early childhood care, education and support in the state to create a cohesive high-quality early childhood system. This grant will support the State of Connecticut in their uptake of outcomes-focused, whole family systems change to advance social and economic mobility.      View Website

Amount

$550,000

Year

2018

Location

Hartford, Connecticut

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement

The purpose of this grant is to support capacity building for the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, a Community Development Finance Institution and a membership organization whose members are other nonprofit organizations serving the Native Hawaiian community. View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2018

Location

Kapolei, Hawaii

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Economic Opportunity Funders

This grant will provide operational support for the Economic Opportunity Funders (EOF), formerly Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce, to connect and align funders through events and joint learning opportunities to strengthen social and economic mobility outcomes for families. View Website

Amount

$50,000

Year

2020

Location

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Economic Policy Institute

The Economic Policy Institute focuses on academic research and policy analysis on the needs of low- and middle-income workers and their families. This grant will enable the Economic Policy Institute to establish a peer-learning group to advance social and economic mobility for workers and their families in the Southern United States. View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2018

Location

Washington, DC

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Grants Awarded

Epicenter Memphis, an entrepreneur hub focused on the underserved, provides small business investment services and capital to minority-owned businesses in Memphis through the Memphis Small Business Opportunity Fund and the Memphis Small Business Mezzanine Fund. The organization ensures African-American entrepreneurs have access to the capital and supports their businesses need to be successful engines of social and economic mobility for themselves, their employees and their communities. This grant will be used for loan origination expenses including salary and office expenses for a loan officer and a small-business technical assistance provider.

Amount

$100,000

Year

2018

Location

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

The Forum for Youth Investment

This grant will support the partnership with the Forum For Youth Investment’s deployment of a youth data squad cohort-based learning program. View Website

Amount

$250,000

Year

2021

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Funders Together to End Homelessness

Geography Served: Boston, Mass.

Project:

The national network of grantmakers is committed to expanding the role and increasing the effectiveness of philanthropy in preventing and ending chronic homelessness in America. This two-year grant will provide operational and staff support for Funders Together to End Homelessness. View Website

Amount

$50,000

Year

2017

Location

Boston, Massachusetts

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Funders Together to End Homelessness

The national network of grantmakers is committed to expanding the role and increasing the effectiveness of philanthropy in preventing and ending chronic homelessness in America. This grant provides project support for the network's Foundations for Housing and Employment community of practice. View Website

Amount

$20,000

Year

2018

Location

Boston, Massachusetts

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County

The Housing Opportunities Commission's mission is to provide affordable housing and supportive services that enhance the lives of low- and moderate-income families and individuals throughout Montgomery County, Maryland. This grant provides strategic support to the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County for the development of a Positive Reporting Platform designed to help residents living in poverty improve their credit worthiness, increase access to market rate financial services and eventually increase their capacity to accumulate personal assets and wealth. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2018

Location

Kensington, Maryland

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

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