Grantees

updated: 09/20/2020

The Norman Raab Foundation grants approximately one million dollars each year across all of our grant programs. We are proud to partner with this diverse group of organizations that share a deep commitment to the communities they serve. The following list highlights a selection of our 2020 grant recipients.

Current Grant Recipients

San Francisco, CA

Support for Writer’s Rooms program integrated into the teaching practice and curricula of three San Francisco schools.

San Francisco, CA

Funding for the ‘Aim High at Home’ remote summer learning program serving Marin County students. Aim High provides academic and social support to low-income middle school students.

Doylestown, PA

Funding for Covid-19 response efforts. ASCHC provides health care services for uninsured and underinsured patients in Bucks County, PA.

Seattle, WA

Support to increase EarthCorps’ capacity to provide equitable and inclusive environmental education and service learning programs to K-12 schools.

San Rafael, CA

Extrafood addresses hunger and food waste by coordinating the transfer of excess food to nonprofit recipient organizations throughout Marin County.

Brookline, MA

Support for the Holocaust and Human Behaviors professional development seminars for middle and high school teachers.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Prime Time Family Reading Program, which engages families in exploring the humanities through reading and discussion of children’s literature.

Cambridge, MA

iCivics develops free, web-based games and curriculum for teaching Civics in middle and high school classrooms nationwide.

Seattle, WA

Support for Literacy Source’s free education and training opportunities to prepare low-income adults with limited English language and literacy skills to enter or advance in the workforce.

Philadelphia, PA

Support for the Vision Assessment Center to provide visual system assessment and intervention planning for rehabilitation patients.

Sausalito, CA

Funding for the Ocean Ambassadors program, a project-based marine science program for middle school students in the San Francisco Unified School District.

Philadelphia, PA

Free writing programs for K-12 students from historically underserved areas of greater Philadelphia.

Seattle, WA

Support for ReWA’s Youth Program serving students with after-school tutoring and career development programs that include enrichment and leadership programming.

Newtown, CT

Expansion of ‘Know the Signs’ program to build safe and inclusive school communities and reduce the potential for violence.

Seattle, WA

Support for Writers in the Schools, which places professional writers in year-long residencies at public schools to promote essential literacy skills and sustain a culture of reading and writing.

San Francisco, CA

Funding for the Children’s Hunger Relief and Nutrition programs, which serves children from low-income families, in addition to Covid-19 Response funding to meet additional community need.

Seattle, WA

Support for Team Read’s one-to-one reading tutoring program which pairs elementary-aged readers with trained teen coaches.

San Rafael, CA

Nutrition education and wellness programming for adults with special needs.

Denver, CO

Support for the Education and Job Readiness program,  which focuses on developing skills for gaining and improving employment opportunities.

Washington, D.C.

Support for the ongoing development and interpretation of the Museum’s collections to expand the reach of the Museum’s Holocaust education initiatives.

Seattle, WA

Small business training program which provides no-cost, culturally relevant business training to low-income entrepreneurs.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Early Learning Center, a year-round preschool that provides high-quality educational experiences for vulnerable children whose families are facing homelessness.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Coexisting with Carnivores partnership program between Woodland Park Zoo and the Issaquah School District (WA) to engage middle school students in scientific investigations about large carnivores and their role in ecosystems.

Seattle, WA

Expansion of Family Mathways, a caregiver-based program that encourages curiosity around early math concepts for children aged 3-5.

San Francisco, CA

Support for Writer’s Rooms program integrated into the teaching practice and curricula of three San Francisco schools.

San Francisco, CA

Funding for the ‘Aim High at Home’ remote summer learning program serving Marin County students. Aim High provides academic and social support to low-income middle school students.

Seattle, WA

Support to increase EarthCorps’ capacity to provide equitable and inclusive environmental education and service learning programs to K-12 schools.

Brookline, MA

Support for the Holocaust and Human Behaviors professional development seminars for middle and high school teachers.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Prime Time Family Reading Program, which engages families in exploring the humanities through reading and discussion of children’s literature.

Cambridge, MA

iCivics develops free, web-based games and curriculum for teaching Civics in middle and high school classrooms nationwide.

Seattle, WA

Support for Literacy Source’s free education and training opportunities to prepare low-income adults with limited English language and literacy skills to enter or advance in the workforce.

Sausalito, CA

Funding for the Ocean Ambassadors program, a project-based marine science program for middle school students in the San Francisco Unified School District.

Philadelphia, PA

Free writing programs for K-12 students from historically underserved areas of greater Philadelphia.

Seattle, WA

Support for ReWA’s Youth Program serving students with after-school tutoring and career development programs that include enrichment and leadership programming.

Newtown, CT

Expansion of ‘Know the Signs’ program to build safe and inclusive school communities and reduce the potential for violence.

Seattle, WA

Support for Writers in the Schools, which places professional writers in year-long residencies at public schools to promote essential literacy skills and sustain a culture of reading and writing.

Seattle, WA

Support for Team Read’s one-to-one reading tutoring program which pairs elementary-aged readers with trained teen coaches.

Washington, D.C.

Support for the ongoing development and interpretation of the Museum’s collections to expand the reach of the Museum’s Holocaust education initiatives.

Seattle, WA

Small business training program which provides no-cost, culturally relevant business training to low-income entrepreneurs.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Early Learning Center, a year-round preschool that provides high-quality educational experiences for vulnerable children whose families are facing homelessness.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Coexisting with Carnivores partnership program between Woodland Park Zoo and the Issaquah School District (WA) to engage middle school students in scientific investigations about large carnivores and their role in ecosystems.

Seattle, WA

Expansion of Family Mathways, a caregiver-based program that encourages curiosity around early math concepts for children aged 3-5.

Doylestown, PA

Funding for Covid-19 response efforts. ASCHC provides health care services for uninsured and underinsured patients in Bucks County, PA.

Philadelphia, PA

Support for the Vision Assessment Center to provide visual system assessment and intervention planning for rehabilitation patients.

Doylestown, PA

Funding for Covid-19 response efforts. ASCHC provides health care services for uninsured and underinsured patients in Bucks County, PA.

San Rafael, CA

Extrafood addresses hunger and food waste by coordinating the transfer of excess food to nonprofit recipient organizations throughout Marin County.

San Francisco, CA

Funding for the Children’s Hunger Relief and Nutrition programs, which serves children from low-income families, in addition to Covid-19 Response funding to meet additional community need.

San Rafael, CA

Nutrition education and wellness programming for adults with special needs.

Denver, CO

Support for the Education and Job Readiness program,  which focuses on developing skills for gaining and improving employment opportunities.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Early Learning Center, a year-round preschool that provides high-quality educational experiences for vulnerable children whose families are facing homelessness.

Philanthropy Today

updated: 09/05/2019

Philanthropy Today is a student-led giving club program offered in a selection of public high schools in Bucks County, PA. The program provides the framework for each student club to make collective funding decisions to non-profit organizations that impact their communities. Students work together to identify community needs and then research and assess local non profits that are addressing those needs. Philanthropy Today Clubs have directed more than $150,000 to local charitable organizations since the program started in the 2013-14 academic year. With a budget from the Norman Raab Foundation, each giving club makes the decisions about what organizations to fund in order to effect change in their communities.

If you are interested in establishing a Philanthropy Today club at your school, please contact us at: philanthropy.today@raabfoundation.org

Philanthropy Today Student Clubs

Philanthropy Today student club members demonstrate teamwork, critical thinking, and empathy in their efforts to support their local communities through philanthropy. Student groups in several Bucks County public schools participate in Philanthropy Today clubs. Together they award $20,000 each year to local nonprofits serving their communities.

The following schools have hosted active Philanthropy Today Student Clubs in recent years:

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology

Jamison, PA

The Club awarded grants to the following organizations:

  1. Aldie Foundation
  2. Family Service Association of Bucks County
  3. Lenape Valley Foundation
  4. National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI)

William Tennent High School

Warminster, PA

The club awarded grants to the following organizations:

  1. Autism Cares Foundation
  2. Rachel Paster Helping Hands Foundation
  3. Travis Manion Foundation
  4. Youth Services Agency

New-Hope Solebury High School

New Hope, PA

The Club awarded grants to the following organizations:

  1. Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County
  2. Bucks County Housing Group

Robert K. Shafer Middle School

Bensalem, PA

The club awarded grants to the following organizations:

  1. AARK Foundation
  2. B Positive Foundation
  3. Big Brother Big Sister of Bucks County
  4. Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission