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The Edible Schoolyard


Berkley, California
Grant Year: 2011
Grant Type: Nutrition Education
Amount: $50,000
Grant Purpose: A gift of $50,000 to The Edible Schoolyard will give the organization an opportunity to develop a multimedia curriculum which will be shared with schools, school gardens and kitchens around the country in order to further the best practices and facilitate program development for Edible Education initiatives nationwide



The Connolly Ranch


Napa, California
Grant Year: 2011
Grant Type: Nutrition Education
Amount: $25,000
Grant Purpose: A gift of $25,000 to the Connolly Ranch will help support the organization’s "Eco-Intervention" Field Trip program that targets elementary school children who live in low-­income households as well as the organization’s Summer Camp program which bridges farming, gardening and cooking experiences in a dynamic, hands-on, youth-driven environment.



MIMA Music


Berkley and Napa, California
Grant Year: 2011
Grant Type: Arts and Music Education
Amount: $22,000
Grant Purpose: MIMA hosted a 1-week songwriting program for 20 kids, aged 7-11, at Connolly Ranch, and for 12 teens, aged 13-14, at the MLK School. The Connolly Ranch kids performed their song at a benefit dinner, and the King kids de-buted their music video at a 1200-person theater.



NJ SEEDS


Orange and Englewood, New Jersey
Grant Year: 2010
Grant Type: Academics
Amount: $60,000
Grant Purpose: We raised $60,000 for NJ SEEDS' newly-developed College Mentor Network, which pairs high school seniors enrolled in NJ SEEDS' College Preparatory Program with mentors who will guide them through the college admissions process. Many of these students, who live in Orange and Englewood, New Jersey, are the first in their families to attend college. They will meet with their mentors one-on-one on a weekly basis to work on college applications, organization of essays and preparation for interviews.



Family Cook Productions


New York, New York
Grant Year: 2010
Grant Type: Nutrition Education
Amount: $20,000
Grant Purpose: In November, we raised funds for FamilyCook Productions to expand the reach of its evidence-based Teen Battle Chef program. Currently in 80 schools across the U.S., the Summer Intern Brigade will expand from NYC to partner schools in Connecticut and HealthCorps schools in New Jersey. Over 50 students are "Stirring up Change" by teaching cooking, conducting healthy recipe demonstrations at farmers' markets, and growing veggies in food deserts while impacting hundreds of families in their respective communities.



Sylvia Center


New York, New York
Grant Year: 2010
Grant Type: Nutrition Education
Amount: $20,000
Grant Purpose: Our donation to the Sylvia Center helps to run a year-long program in public housing for 100 children who receive weekly cooking classes as well as a garden-to-table experience at Katchkie vegetable farm. Professional chef instructors share their passion for delicious, healthy dishes that feature whole fruits and vegetables. Children come away with the skills and knowledge to make smart food choices their entire lives.



Boys and Girls Club of Miami Beach


Miami, Florida
Grant Year: 2010
Grant Type: Youth Center
Amount: $7,500
Grant Purpose: At our first official fundraising event in Miami to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Miami Beach in March we raised close to $7,500 that went towards rebuilding the game room that was destroyed in 2009 by the flash flood. Our combined efforts enabled us to provide support for over 300 underprivileged children who attend the after-school program at the Boys and Girls Club of Miami Beach.




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