Grantees

updated: 11/13/2018

The Norman Raab Foundation typically grants approximately one million dollars per year across our three grant programs. Our grantees are a diverse group of organizations that share a deep commitment to the communities they serve.

2018 Recipients

San Francisco, CA

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

San Francisco, CA

Funding for the Aim High summer program at the Marin Academy Campus, which provides academic and social support to low-income middle school students.

New Hope, PA

Multi-year support of the Preserve’s Collection Plan to expand the native plant collections and enhance educational interpretation of plant communities.

Doylestown, PA

Funding to increase the capacity of the Diabetes Education program, which provides diabetes management counseling and education.

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 civics games and curriculum to meet the needs of english language learners.

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 year long, project-based marine education science program for middle school students in the San Francisco Unified School District.

Bucks County, PA

Victim support and advocacy to prevent and eliminate violence in society through community education and prevention programs.

Seattle, WA

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

San Francisco, CA

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

Seattle, WA

Peer-to-peer reading program that supports elementary aged students year round.

San Rafael, CA

Nutrition education and wellness programming for adults with special needs.

Washington, D.C.

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

Denver, CO

Continued support for the Early Learning Center, a year-round preschool for homeless and disadvantaged children.

Seattle, WA

Funding to expand and refine the Mathways for Early Learning Program, a caregiver-based, train-the-trainer 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.

San Francisco, CA

Funding for the Aim High summer program at the Marin Academy Campus, which provides academic and social support to low-income middle school students.

Doylestown, PA

Funding to increase the capacity of the Diabetes Education program, which provides diabetes management counseling and education.

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 civics games and curriculum to meet the needs of english language learners.

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 year long, project-based marine education science program for middle school students in the San Francisco Unified School District.

Seattle, WA

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

Seattle, WA

Peer-to-peer reading program that supports elementary aged students year round.

Washington, D.C.

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

Seattle, WA

Funding to expand and refine the Mathways for Early Learning Program, a caregiver-based, train-the-trainer program that encourages curiosity around early math concepts for children aged 3-5.

Bucks County, PA

Victim support and advocacy to prevent and eliminate violence in society through community education and prevention programs.

San Francisco, CA

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

San Rafael, CA

Nutrition education and wellness programming for adults with special needs.

Denver, CO

Continued support for the Early Learning Center, a year-round preschool for homeless and disadvantaged children.

Past Recipients 2014-2017

Doylestown, PA

Operating support for domestic violence service and prevention programs including community outreach and education.

San Francisco, CA

Funding for the Aim High summer program at the Marin Academy Campus, which provides academic and social support to low-income middle school students.

New Hope, PA

Multi-year support of the Preserve’s Collection Plan to expand the native plant collections and enhance educational interpretation of plant communities.

Seattle, WA

Funding for the afterschool Power Hour Homework Help program for elementary and high school students at the North Seattle club.

Washington, D.C.

Funding for health and public safety education initiatives about making safer choices regarding firearms with the goal of protecting children from gun violence. A portion of the grant is a donor challenge grant.

New Hope, PA

Support for training of education staff and volunteer teacher-naturalists to improve their work with school age groups. Bucks County Audubon is a community based environmental education center offers environmental education and outreach programs for all ages.

Doylestown, PA

Funding for a multi-sensory, accessible, Delaware River watershed exhibit. The Bucks County Children’s Museum provides hands-on STEM learning opportunities for children age 1-8.

New Hope, PA

Funding to refurbish and upgrade child engagement stations in the core exhibit spaces of the Mercer Museum. The Mercer Museum tells the story early America through everyday objects from pre-industrial society.

Chester, PA

Support for the School-to-Career program, a year round program for high school students that provides academic and social support to at-risk students to promote academic and career success.

Everett, WA

Support for the Intersectional Skill-building Program, which promotes positive outcomes for homeless youth through education, employment and life skills development.

Seattle, WA

Funding for the Daytime Emergency Services which connect homeless individuals with resources for building stability.

Doylestown, PA

Funding to increase the capacity of the Diabetes Education program, which provides diabetes management counseling and education.

Seattle, WA

Funding for Earthcorps’ Stormwater Pollution Solutions model program that builds school, community and organizational capacity by coaching secondary level teachers to integrate stormwater education into core curriculum, using field investigation and salmon habitat restoration.

Brookline, MA

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

San Francisco, CA

Funding for the Family Support program, which provides temporary housing and assistance to low-income families whose children are receiving long term medical care at University of San Francisco Children’s Hospital.

Lambertville, NJ

Support for the Food pantry and Farm Stand program which address food insecurity and nutrition education through both a traditional food pantry and a farm stand model of produce distribution.

Westport, CT

Funding for the documentary film ‘116 Cameras’ by Birdling Films, which documents the process of creating an interactive hologram representing a Holocaust survivor. Hartley Film Foundation is dedicated to the development and distribution of documentaries on world religions, and is the fiscal sponsor of the project.

Bristol Township, PA.

Funding for community engagement activities for the Croydon Woods property in Bristol Township, PA.

Larkspur, CA

Funding for the Caregiving Funds program which improves access to hospice care to individuals who are uninsured or underinsured.

Seattle, WA

Funding for the Healthy HIP Packs program, which provides supplemental weekend food for elementary school students eligible for free and reduced lunch.

Cambridge, MA

Funding to develop free, web-based civics games and curriculum to meet the needs of english language learners.

Baltimore, MD

Support for the research efforts and information sharing of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. The expertise of the Center regularly informs policymakers, advocates, law enforcement and the news media.

Renton, WA

Funding for multilingual, trauma-based therapy and support services for children, youth and their families. KCSARC provides sexual-assault-related resources in King County, WA.

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 year long, project-based marine education science program for middle school students in the San Francisco Unified School District.

Bucks County, PA

Victim support and advocacy to prevent and eliminate violence in society through community education and prevention programs.

Philadelphia, PA

Support for the Victim Services Program, with the goal of reducing trauma and improving outcomes for child abuse victims and their families. Philadelphia Children’s Alliance coordinates multi-agency, interdisciplinary response to promote healing and justice ofr victims of child sexual abuse.

Philadelphia, PA

Summer and afterschool programs at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs (HLCCT) for K-12 students who are experiencing homelessness or poverty.

San Francisco, CA

Funding in support of one-day service events which connect homeless and low-income adults with individualized services from government and non-profit providers.

Seattle, WA

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

Seattle, WA

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

Seattle, WA

Support for the Lettuce Link program, which operates two urban farms in south Seattle. Lettuce Link engages communities in sustainable food production, nutrition education and community building.

San Rafael, CA

Nutrition education and wellness programming for adults with special needs.

Philadelphia, PA

Funding to increase the availability and awareness of healthy local food offerings and the development of school gardens in ten K-8 City of Philadelphia schools. The Food Trust develops strategies to increase access to fresh food and provide nutrition education in underserved communities.

Philadelphia, PA

Funding for the Medical-Legal Partnership program at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, which works to improve health and well-being of vulnerable populations by addressing unmet legal needs and removing legal barriers that impede health and access to healthcare.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Raising a Reader program, which promotes the shared book experience and early literacy skills for preschool age children. The program reaches underserved families through subsidized preschools and provides exposure to multicultural and developmentally appropriate books.

Washington, D.C.

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

Seattle, WA

Specialist coaching for micro-business training program which provides no-cost, culturally relevant business training to low-income entrepreneurs.

Norristown, PA

Funding for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program in Montgomery County, PA hospitals, which provides advanced training of registered nurses in the care of victims of sexual assault.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Ready Set Discover partnership program between Woodland Park Zoo and the Kent School District (WA) to enrich the science curriculum for fifth grade students across the district with a focus on nature-based inquiry and problem-based learning.

Seattle, WA

Funding to expand and refine the Mathways for Early Learning Program, a caregiver-based, train-the-trainer program that encourages curiosity around early math concepts for children aged 3-5.

San Francisco, CA

Funding for the Aim High summer program at the Marin Academy Campus, which provides academic and social support to low-income middle school students.

Washington, D.C.

Funding for health and public safety education initiatives about making safer choices regarding firearms with the goal of protecting children from gun violence. A portion of the grant is a donor challenge grant.

New Hope, PA

Support for training of education staff and volunteer teacher-naturalists to improve their work with school age groups. Bucks County Audubon is a community based environmental education center offers environmental education and outreach programs for all ages.

New Hope, PA

Funding to refurbish and upgrade child engagement stations in the core exhibit spaces of the Mercer Museum. The Mercer Museum tells the story early America through everyday objects from pre-industrial society.

Chester, PA

Support for the School-to-Career program, a year round program for high school students that provides academic and social support to at-risk students to promote academic and career success.

Everett, WA

Support for the Intersectional Skill-building Program, which promotes positive outcomes for homeless youth through education, employment and life skills development.

Seattle, WA

Funding for Earthcorps’ Stormwater Pollution Solutions model program that builds school, community and organizational capacity by coaching secondary level teachers to integrate stormwater education into core curriculum, using field investigation and salmon habitat restoration.

Brookline, MA

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

Westport, CT

Funding for the documentary film ‘116 Cameras’ by Birdling Films, which documents the process of creating an interactive hologram representing a Holocaust survivor. Hartley Film Foundation is dedicated to the development and distribution of documentaries on world religions, and is the fiscal sponsor of the project.

Bristol Township, PA.

Funding for community engagement activities for the Croydon Woods property in Bristol Township, PA.

Cambridge, MA

Funding to develop free, web-based civics games and curriculum to meet the needs of english language learners.

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 year long, project-based marine education science program for middle school students in the San Francisco Unified School District.

Philadelphia, PA

Summer and afterschool programs at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs (HLCCT) for K-12 students who are experiencing homelessness or poverty.

San Rafael, CA

Nutrition education and wellness programming for adults with special needs.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Raising a Reader program, which promotes the shared book experience and early literacy skills for preschool age children. The program reaches underserved families through subsidized preschools and provides exposure to multicultural and developmentally appropriate books.

Washington, D.C.

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

Seattle, WA

Specialist coaching for micro-business training program which provides no-cost, culturally relevant business training to low-income entrepreneurs.

Seattle, WA

Support for the Ready Set Discover partnership program between Woodland Park Zoo and the Kent School District (WA) to enrich the science curriculum for fifth grade students across the district with a focus on nature-based inquiry and problem-based learning.

Seattle, WA

Funding to expand and refine the Mathways for Early Learning Program, a caregiver-based, train-the-trainer program that encourages curiosity around early math concepts for children aged 3-5.

Doylestown, PA

Operating support for domestic violence service and prevention programs including community outreach and education.

Doylestown, PA

Funding to increase the capacity of the Diabetes Education program, which provides diabetes management counseling and education.

Larkspur, CA

Funding for the Caregiving Funds program which improves access to hospice care to individuals who are uninsured or underinsured.

Baltimore, MD

Support for the research efforts and information sharing of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. The expertise of the Center regularly informs policymakers, advocates, law enforcement and the news media.

Seattle, WA

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

Philadelphia, PA

Funding for the Medical-Legal Partnership program at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, which works to improve health and well-being of vulnerable populations by addressing unmet legal needs and removing legal barriers that impede health and access to healthcare.

Seattle, WA

Funding for the afterschool Power Hour Homework Help program for elementary and high school students at the North Seattle club.

Doylestown, PA

Funding for a multi-sensory, accessible, Delaware River watershed exhibit. The Bucks County Children’s Museum provides hands-on STEM learning opportunities for children age 1-8.

Seattle, WA

Funding for the Daytime Emergency Services which connect homeless individuals with resources for building stability.

San Francisco, CA

Funding for the Family Support program, which provides temporary housing and assistance to low-income families whose children are receiving long term medical care at University of San Francisco Children’s Hospital.

Lambertville, NJ

Support for the Food pantry and Farm Stand program which address food insecurity and nutrition education through both a traditional food pantry and a farm stand model of produce distribution.

Seattle, WA

Funding for the Healthy HIP Packs program, which provides supplemental weekend food for elementary school students eligible for free and reduced lunch.

Renton, WA

Funding for multilingual, trauma-based therapy and support services for children, youth and their families. KCSARC provides sexual-assault-related resources in King County, WA.

Bucks County, PA

Victim support and advocacy to prevent and eliminate violence in society through community education and prevention programs.

Philadelphia, PA

Support for the Victim Services Program, with the goal of reducing trauma and improving outcomes for child abuse victims and their families. Philadelphia Children’s Alliance coordinates multi-agency, interdisciplinary response to promote healing and justice ofr victims of child sexual abuse.

San Francisco, CA

Funding in support of one-day service events which connect homeless and low-income adults with individualized services from government and non-profit providers.

Seattle, WA

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

Seattle, WA

Support for the Lettuce Link program, which operates two urban farms in south Seattle. Lettuce Link engages communities in sustainable food production, nutrition education and community building.

Philadelphia, PA

Funding to increase the availability and awareness of healthy local food offerings and the development of school gardens in ten K-8 City of Philadelphia schools. The Food Trust develops strategies to increase access to fresh food and provide nutrition education in underserved communities.

Norristown, PA

Funding for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program in Montgomery County, PA hospitals, which provides advanced training of registered nurses in the care of victims of sexual assault.

Philanthropy Today

updated: 11/13/2018

Congratulations to the 2017-18 Philanthropy Today Clubs

The Philanthropy Today student club members demonstrated teamwork, critical thinking, and empathy in their efforts to support their local communities through philanthropy. Four student groups in Bucks County public schools participating in Philanthropy Today clubs. Together they awarded $20,000 to local nonprofits serving their communities.

Details about each Philanthropy today club that participated during the 2017-18 academic year including the club mission and grantee decisions are described below.

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology

Jamison, PA

The Middle Bucks Institute of Technology’s Philanthropy Today Club included twelve student members and three faculty advisors. The MBIT Club’s mission was to “build a better tomorrow today”. The Club members chose to focus on the effects of abuse and addiction in their community, and conducted extensive research as part of their process to create change through grantmaking.

The Club awarded grants to the following organizations:

  1. Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.
  2. A Woman’s Place

New-Hope Solebury High School

New Hope, PA

The New Hope-Solebury Philanthropy Today Club included seven student members and two faculty advisors. They chose to focus on housing and homelessness in their community.

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 Shafer Middle School Philanthropy Today Club included 35 student members with two faculty advisors. The Club’s mission was to help students see the world of community service as a diversified way to help others in need. They chose to focus on local community-based organizations that focus on the needs of school-aged children and their families.

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

William Tennent High School

Warminster, PA

The William Tennent Philanthropy Today Club consisted of seven student members and two faculty advisors. The Club was inspired to change the world by focusing their grants on organizations that serve the elderly, disabled adults, people struggling with addiction or homelessness, and abused children.

The club awarded grants to the following organizations:

  1. Delta Community Supports
  2. Family Service Association of Bucks County
  3. Network of Victim Assistance