Grantees

updated: 08/23/2022

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 current 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 summer learning program serving Marin County students. Aim High provides academic and social support to low-income middle school students.

Los Angeles, CA

Chrysalis empowers their clients by providing resource and support to rebuild their lives through employment opportunities.

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.

Philadelphia, PA

The Read by Fourth Initiative is a citywide coalition of families, communities and systems leaders collaborating together with the goal of protecting every child’s right to read.

Cambridge, MA

Support for the development of free, web-based games and curriculum for teaching Civics in middle and high school classrooms nationwide.

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 paired with basic needs 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 nutrition programs which promote food security for children from low-income families.

Montgomery, AL

The Learning for Justice program provides professional development and teaching tools to help educators to take a systemic approach to anti-bias education.

Philadelphia, PA

Team First Book Philadelphia provides children from low-income communities with formative literary experiences by giving them their own free, new, high-quality, age-appropriate books to bring home and share with their families.

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

Supportive services spanning a continuum from crisis stabilization to employment assistance, housing-focused case management and education achievement.

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.

San Rafael, CA

Funding for nutrition programs serving home-bound adults in Marin County.

Seattle, WA

Support for Wellspring’s comprehensive wrap-around services for families experiencing poverty, including early learning support, case management and housing assistance.

Seattle, WA

General operating support for Zeno’s mission to spark joy and inspire a love of math in young children and families through racial equity, family engagement, and play, all centered in the experiences of communities of color.

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 summer learning program serving Marin County students. Aim High provides academic and social support to low-income middle school students.

Brookline, MA

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

Philadelphia, PA

The Read by Fourth Initiative is a citywide coalition of families, communities and systems leaders collaborating together with the goal of protecting every child’s right to read.

Cambridge, MA

Support for the development of free, web-based games and curriculum for teaching Civics in middle and high school classrooms nationwide.

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 paired with basic needs 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.

Montgomery, AL

The Learning for Justice program provides professional development and teaching tools to help educators to take a systemic approach to anti-bias education.

Philadelphia, PA

Team First Book Philadelphia provides children from low-income communities with formative literary experiences by giving them their own free, new, high-quality, age-appropriate books to bring home and share with their families.

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

Support for Wellspring’s comprehensive wrap-around services for families experiencing poverty, including early learning support, case management and housing assistance.

Seattle, WA

General operating support for Zeno’s mission to spark joy and inspire a love of math in young children and families through racial equity, family engagement, and play, all centered in the experiences of communities of color.

Philadelphia, PA

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

Los Angeles, CA

Chrysalis empowers their clients by providing resource and support to rebuild their lives through employment opportunities.

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 nutrition programs which promote food security for children from low-income families.

San Rafael, CA

Nutrition education and wellness programming for adults with special needs.

Denver, CO

Supportive services spanning a continuum from crisis stabilization to employment assistance, housing-focused case management and education achievement.

San Rafael, CA

Funding for nutrition programs serving home-bound adults in Marin County.

Seattle, WA

Support for Wellspring’s comprehensive wrap-around services for families experiencing poverty, including early learning support, case management and housing assistance.

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