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2004 Grants

National Grants


75% (45 projects in all)

Houston 65% (38 projects)



International Grants


25% (12 projects)



Grant Focus

Houston Community Health Centers, Houston, TX                                                         

  (Denver Harbor Clinic – New Construction, Land Acquisition,



Pan American Health/Education Fdn., Washington, D.C.                                          

  (Stella Maris School of Nursing – Scholarships, Michoacan, Mexico)


Association for the Development of the Amazon, Annapolis, MD                            

  (Masrour School - Capacity Building/Scholarships, Manaus, Brazil)


Interfaith Ministries, Houston, TX                         

  (Elder Services - Caseworker Salary)    


Houston Achievement Place, Houston, TX                       

  (Teach For America – Teachers’ Training)


C.A.R.E., International, Atlanta, GA                      

  (Girls’ Education, Afghanistan)


Project Hope, Millwood, VA        

  (Maternal – Child Health Clinic, Dominican Republic)

  (Nursing Student Exchange Program, Mexico)


Mercy Ships, Garden Valley,TX                                                        

  (Wheelchair Distribution Project, Sierra Leone, Africa)


Polus Center for Social & Economic Development, Worcester, MA                          

  (Prosthetics Clinic – Landmine Victims, Nicaragua & Honduras)


Healthcare for the Homeless, Houston, TX                       

  (Operating Funds)


ESCAPE Family Resource Center, Houston, TX  

  (Child Abuse Prevention)


Project MEND, Houston, TX       

 (Medical Equipment - Disabled)


Associated Catholic Charities, Houston, TX         

  (Services to Alone & Frail Elderly/St. Michael’s Home for Children)


SEARCH, Houston, TX                 

  (Homeless Mobile Outreach)


The Mexican Institute, Houston, TX        

  (Adult Education – Computer Literacy)


Health Media Network, Houston, TX       

  (Violence Prevention Documentary)


Lord of the Street, Houston, TX                 

 (Caritas Health Clinic – Homeless Women & Children)


YES College Preparatory Schools, Houston, TX  

 (College Research Trips)


Doctors of the World, New York, NY       

 (Health Center – Street Children, St. Petersburg, Russia)


United Family Services, Charlotte, N.C.  

 (Women’s Shelter – Children’s Counselor Salary)


Sustainable Harvest International, Surry, ME       

  (Agricultural Projects – Central America)


Donka, Inc., Chicago, IL             

  (Computer Training – Disabled)


Pro-Vision, Inc., Houston, TX               

  (Juvenile Delinquency Prevention)


Childbuilders, Inc. – Houston, TX                      

  (Mental Health Education Children/Youth)


Pan-American Health and Education Fdn., Washington, D.C.                  

  (Wormbuster Health Project, Central America)


CHRISTUS Fund, Houston, Texas          

  (Community Health/Education Project, Monterrey, Mexico)


Planned Parenthood, Houston, TX          

 (Health Seminars for Hispanic Women)


Boys & Girls Country, Houston, TX                    

  (Children’s Basic Needs Fund)


Casa Central, Chicago, IL           

  (Transitional Housing/Supportive Services - Homeless)


Harris County Protective Services for Children and Adults, Houston, TX

 (Capital Campaign – Youth Service Center)


Avenue Community Development Corp., Houston, TX                  

  (Affordable Housing Program)


The Monarch School, Houston, TX          

  (Children With Neurological/Learning Difficulties – Summer Camp)


Solid Rock Community Development, Houston, TX                     

  (At-Risk Youth – Summer Camp)


Collaborative For Children, Houston, TX                         

  (Pre-School For All Initiative)


Memorial Assistance Ministries, Houston, TX                  

  (Children’s Medical Needs Fund)


Boys and Girls Harbor, Houston, TX                 

  (Adopt-A-Cottage Program)      


Mental Health Association, Houston, TX              

  (Operating Funds)


Casa de Esperanza, Houston, TX                      

  (Development Center – Children with HIV/AIDS)


Initiatives For Children, Houston, TX                  

  (Early Childhood Education)


Eastwood Health Clinic, Houston, TX                             

  (Operating Funds)


Resurrection Project, Chicago, IL            

  (Pathways to College Program – Latino Youth)


University of Houston - Graduate School of Social Work, Houston, TX

  (American Humanics Program)


Covenant House-Texas, Houston, TX                            

  (Mother and Child Emergency Shelter Program)


Association of Small Foundations, Bethesda, MD                  

  (Advanced Grantmaker Institute)


Muscular Dystrophy Association, Houston, TX     

  (Children’s Summer Camp)


Global Fund For Children, Washington, D.C.             

  (Vulnerable Boys Program)


Houston Community Health Centers, Houston, TX           

  (Denver Harbor Clinic – Robert E. Johnson Foundation Match)


The Parish School, Houston, TX                                    

  (Children with Language/Learning Differences

    Capital Campaign – New Campus)


Reach Out and Read Texas, Rio Grande Valley, Houston, TX      

  (University of Texas Health Science Center)


United Way Texas Gulf Coast, Houston, TX        

  (Management Assistance Program)


The Houston Zoo, Houston, TX                            

  (Community Education)            


Interfaith Caring Ministries, League City, TX             

  (Emergency Assistance Fund)  


Association of Small Foundations, Bethesda, MD            

  (Trustee Leadership Seminar, Houston, TX)                                              






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