Grantees

updated: 09/16/2019

The Norman Raab Foundation grants approximately one million dollars each year across all of our grant programs. Our grantees are a diverse group of organizations that share a deep commitment to the communities they serve. The following list highlights a selection of our 2019 grant recipients.

Current Grant Recipients

San Francisco, CA

Support for the Writer’s Rooms programming integrated into the teaching practice and curricula of three underserved schools.

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

Funding to develop free, web-based games and curriculum for teaching Civics in middle and high school classrooms.

Bainbridge Island, WA

Support for environmental education programming for youth.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Employment Pathways program, which provides 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.

Seattle, WA

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

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 school-based partnerships, which engage elementary-aged students in writing projects that culminate in published works.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Science Adventure Lab, a mobile science laboratory which brings hands-on science education to under-resourced elementary and middle schools across Washington state.

San Francisco, CA

Funding for the Children’s Hunger Relief and Nutrition programs, which serves children from low-income families.

Seattle, WA

Support for the expansion of 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 Museum’s Teacher Education Initiatives, to engage and train the next generation of Holocaust educators.

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

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 the Writer’s Rooms programming integrated into the teaching practice and curricula of three underserved schools.

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

Funding to develop free, web-based games and curriculum for teaching Civics in middle and high school classrooms.

Bainbridge Island, WA

Support for environmental education programming for youth.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Employment Pathways program, which provides 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.

Seattle, WA

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

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 school-based partnerships, which engage elementary-aged students in writing projects that culminate in published works.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Science Adventure Lab, a mobile science laboratory which brings hands-on science education to under-resourced elementary and middle schools across Washington state.

Seattle, WA

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

Washington, D.C.

Support for the Museum’s Teacher Education Initiatives, to engage and train the next generation of Holocaust educators.

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

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

San Francisco, CA

Funding for the Children’s Hunger Relief and Nutrition programs, which serves children from low-income families.

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 $140,000 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