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Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation 

Grants Made in 2015:


​Grants Made in 2016: 



   1.  Global Fund for Children:   $150,000

            To support and develop the capacity of 5 locally led, community based organizations focused on disabled children and 5 organizations focused on trafficked and exploited children:           



           
Children with Disabilities:

            Asociación de Sordociegos de Nicaragua (ASCN) | Managua, Nicaragua
            ASCN provides services to Nicaragua’s deafblind population and promotes their rights and inclusion in both urban and remote rural locations.


            Baoji QingQingCao Rehabilitation and Education Center for Handicapped Children (QQC)| Baoji, Shaanxi Province, China
            QQC is the only organization in Shaanxi Province working to improve the lives of intellectually and physically disabled children through education, physical therapy, psychosocial interventions for parents, and community outreach and training programs. 

            Divya Down’s Development Trust (DDDT) | Bengaluru, India
            DDDT provides holistic support to individuals with Down syndrome through special education, therapy, and essential skills development—with the ultimate goal of preparing children to enroll in formal school or enter the workforce in order to lead a life of dignity and respect.

            Iroda | Dushanbe, Tajikistan
            Iroda, the first organization in Tajikistan working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), provides access to quality services that address the unique needs of children and youth with ASD, trains professionals and parents, facilitates a parent support group, and helps children with ASD become enrolled in formal school.

            Young Disabled Sports Club (YDSC) | Adana, Turkey
            YDSC provides educational and sports programs for children with disabilities, with a special focus on integrating disabled and nondisabled children in all its activities.


           
Child Trafficking:

            Baan Nana | Mae Sai, Thailand
            Baan Nana provides shelter, education, nutrition and support to reduce the number of children living and working on the streets of Mae Sai, a crossing point and trafficking location on the border between Thailand and Burma.

            Roshni Research Development Welfare Organization | Karachi, Pakistan
            Roshni is a unique program in Pakistan that focuses on recovering missing children within 48 hours of their disappearance, facilitates their rehabilitation and builds the capacity of communities and law enforcement to better protect children.

            Yayasan Mitra ImaDei | Jakarta, Indonesia
            ImaDei’s child domestic worker program provides education, vocational and life skills training to girls who are domestic workers, vulnerable to abuse and unprotected by labor regulations, increasing their ability to leave domestic work and expanding their future opportunities. 

            Maison de la Gare  | St. Louis, Senegal
            Maison de la Gare cares for boys between the ages of 4 and 15 who are sent by their rural and poor families to urban Qur’an schools.  The boys, known as talibes, are then forced to deliver compensation to the schools and are often on the streets for 10 hours a day begging for food and money.   Subjected to conditions akin to slavery, Maison de la Gare provides the boys with food, healthcare and basic literacy and numeracy education.

            Our Voice | Bishek, Kyrgyzstan
            Our Voice focuses on transitioning teenage orphanage residents, often without any support, safety net or life skills, and at high risk of substance abuse, prostitution and trafficking, to successful independent living.  Services include psychological, legal aid, job placement and securing housing and vocational education.
 

2.  Human Rights Watch:   $30,000

            “Protecting Children from Hazardous Labor In Philippine Gold Mines” | Philippines
            To enable Human Rights Watch to leverage significant work done to highlight the dangers to children working in underwater gold mining and mercury processing; to deepen its work with the Philippine government and local NGOs to end hazardous mining and processing; to create awareness within the precious metal industry about supply chain issues of child exploitation; to strengthen local NGOs to advocate and educate communities and parents about the dangers of child mining and create educational opportunities for children.


3. CIYOTA:   $35,000

            “Bridging Gaps Between Tribal Divides Among Conflict Affected Refugee Children” | Kyangwali Refugee Camp, Hoima District, Uganda
            Founded by refugee youth from a number of countries, tribes and religions, CIYOTA brings children from differing backgrounds to develop mutual respect and learn to work and study together to solve common problems; the grant will fund the expansion of a number of co-curricular programs in CIYOTA’s multi-cultural Kyangwali refugee camp school including debate competition, sports (football, netball, and volley ball for both boys and girls); traditional music and dance, and theater; marching band/parading; and gardening and conservation.

 
4.  Fund for Global Human Rights:   $40,000


            “Cross-Border Collaboration to Fight Child Trafficking in West Africa” | Mano River Basin - Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone  
            To allow the Fund for Global Human Rights to deepen the impact of local partners working to build capacity of border security officials and local organizations to prevent trafficking; to strengthen anti-trafficking and child protection laws at local, national and regional level; and to provide direct services to victims and initiate legal action against perpetrators.

 
5.  Adaptive Design Association:   $22,700 (year two of $77,000 3 year project)

            “Establishment of an Adaptive Design Center in Lima Peru” | Lima, Peru             

             To establish an Adaptive Design Center in Lima, Peru that will train designers and fabricators to create simple, practical and low-cost devices that greatly improve the lives of disabled children, and replicate the center in other cities in Peru and in neighboring countries.


6.  Little Sisters Fund:   $25,000

             “Nepal High Risk Area Expansion” | Banke, Dang, Parsa, Makwanpur, Sindhaualchowk Districts, Nepal                 
            To support the expansion of Little Sisters Fund program of school tuition and supporting services for an additional 120 girls into 5 additional regions of Nepal where girls are particularly susceptible to trafficking, exploitation and child marriage.  


7.  Blue Dragon:   $30,000

            “Protection, Prevention and Partnership: Anti-Trafficking in Hue Vietnam” | Hue, Vietnam
            To expand Blue Dragon’s prevention work in Hue through improving education and employment opportunities for children and youth in their local communities; to increase legal registration campaigns for families and children who not legally registered in the country (whose births, marriages, deaths and property are not legally recognized and lack government ID) and therefore particularly vulnerable to trafficking; and to enlist and train an additional 50 teachers and local officials to help early-identify children at risk of trafficking.

 
8.  Hagar:   $35,000

            “Community Foster Care in Cambodia” | Siem Reap and Sihanoukville Cambodia
            To enable Hagar to expand its successful foster care program developed specifically for Cambodia beyond urban Phnom Penh, doubling the number of children removed from trafficking and placed into safe, long term, nurturing and de-institutionalized care.                                                                   


9.  ANERA:   $35,000

            “English Language Literacy for Refugee Youth in Lebanon” | Refugee Camps and settlements in Lebanon
            To provide support, training and mentoring for English language teachers to increase the quality and effectiveness of education provided to 5,000 older refugee children and adolescents.  These youth have missed several years of schooling, and ANERA’s Non-Formal Education program delivers a ‘compressed’ or expedited curriculum focused on basic literacy and numeracy at a host of formal and informal camps and settlements in Lebanon. 


10.  AVSI (Association of Volunteers in International Service):   $25,000

            “Occupational Training for Adolescents with Disabilities in Almaty, Kazakhstan” | Almaty, Kazakhstan
            To allow AVSI and its local partner MASP to build on their previous success creating OT and PT programs for children in Almaty and create OT and vocational training programs for teens 14 to 18 years old; additional grant activities include inclusion awareness training for parents; developing support among leaders in the Almaty’s business, government, religions and educational communities for vocational training for disabled teens; and enlisting the support of a broader group of community leaders to inspire them to advocate on behalf of disabled teens.


11.  Children’s Agenda:   $40,000



            “Developing a Model of Community Care for Early Childhood” | Rochester, NY, USA
             The grant will allow Children’s agenda to work with government and private entities to leverage sustainable, long-term funding that fills in the gaps of young children’s unmet needs for critical supports (developmental, health, social-emotional, educational) in the greater Rochester area.


12.  Nepal Youth Foundation:   $35,000

            “Kinship Care for Earthquake Displaced Children” | Kathmandu Valley, Central Nepal
            To enable Nepal Youth Foundation to continue to make permanent the rapid expansion of its Kinship Care program in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquake.  Kinship Care allows orphaned or abandoned children to stay in their home villages and be cared for by extended family members, protecting them from homelessness, begging or being trafficked and provides better outcomes for children than institutionalization.   


13.  Cross International:   $40,000

            “Restavek Prevention Literacy Program of South Haiti’ | Southern Haiti
            To allow Cross International to provide food and education for 350 ‘restavek’ children, who live as indentured servants, through a special accelerated curriculum that will provide a school certificate allowing them the option of further education when they are released as teens from the restavek system.  In addition, the grant will fund a newly developed community outreach and prevention program for parents of at-risk children alerting them to the dangers and reality of the Restavek system.

                                              
14.  Spirit Of Soccer:   $35,000

            “Soccer and Peace in Columbia” | el Meta and el Cauca, Columbia
            To enable Spirit of Soccer to create two Mine Risk Education teams in Columbia that will reach a total of 5,000 boys and girls over the next 12 months.  Much of Columbia is heavily polluted with land mines and unexploded ordinance after 50 years of civil conflict; the recent peace agreements have released a flood of families returning to rural areas that will not been cleared for years of the deadly mines and ordinance which pose a great danger to children.
                                                                                     

Grants by Program Category:

Disabilities: 

            Global Fund for Children                             $75,000

            Adaptive Design Association                      22,700

            AVSI                                                                           25,000

                                                                                             $122,700


Trafficked and Exploited:

            Global Fund for Children                             $75,000

            Little Sisters Fund                                               25,000

            Human Rights Watch                                        30,000

            Fund for Global Human Rights                    40,000

            Blue Dragon                                                           30,000

            Hagar                                                                          35,000

            Cross International                                            40,000

            Nepal Youth Foundation                                 35,000

                                                                                              $310,000

Refugee:

            ANERA                                                                     $35,000

            CIYOTA                                                                       35,000

            Spirit of Soccer                                                       35,000


                                                                                               $105,000
  
Other:

            Children’s Agenda                                              $40,000

                                                                                                   $40,000

 
Total Grants Made in 2016:                      $577,700

                                          
1.  Global Fund for Children:  $150,000    


            To support and develop the capacity of 6 locally led, community based  organizations focused on disabled children and 6 organizations focused on trafficked and exploited children:


            Children with Disabilities:


            Asociación de Sordociegos de Nicaragua (ASCN) | Managua, Nicaragua
            ASCN provides services to Nicaragua’s deafblind population and promotes their rights and inclusion in both urban and remote rural locations.
   
           Baoji QingQingCao Rehabilitation and Education Center for Handicapped Children (QQC)| Baoji, Shaanxi Province, China
            QQC is the only organization in Shaanxi Province working to improve the lives of intellectually and physically disabled children through education,  physical therapy, psychosocial interventions for parents, and community outreach and training programs.


            Concerned Children and Youth Association (CCYA) | Lira, Uganda
            A youth-led organization, CCYA contributes to the rebuilding of war-torn northern Uganda through integrated education, environmental, and health programs that primarily serve children and youth who were disabled, orphaned or made vulnerable by the country’s civil war.

            Divya Down’s Development Trust (DDDT) | Bengaluru, India
            DDDT provides holistic support to individuals with Down syndrome through special education, therapy, and essential skills development—with the ultimate goal of preparing children to enroll in formal school or enter the  workforce in order to lead a life of dignity and respect.

            Iroda | Dushanbe, Tajikistan Iroda
            Iroda, the first organization in Tajikistan working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), provides access to quality services that address the unique needs of children and youth with ASD, trains professionals and parents, facilitates a parent support group, and helps children with ASD become enrolled in formal school.

            Young Disabled Sports Club (YDSC) | Adana, Turkey
            YDSC provides educational and sports programs for children with  disabilities, with a special focus on integrating disabled and non-disabled children in all its activities.

            Child Trafficking:


            Baan Nana | Mae Sai, Thailand
            Baan Nana provides shelter, education, nutrition and support to reduce the number of children living and working on the streets of Mae Sai, a crossing  point and trafficking location on the border between Thailand and Burma.


            Center for Awareness Promotion (CAP) | Kathmandu, Nepal
            CAP rescues and rehabilitates girls and young women in the adult entertainment industry using mobile counseling, a shelter, and reintegration through education and training.

            Shalom Centre for Street Children | Arusha, Tanzania
            Founded in 2005 by a group of young people, Shalom Centre focuses on early childhood development, as well as rescue, rehabilitation, referral, and family reunification services for street-based youth who are abused, forced into  commercial sex, or involved with child labor.

            Gentle Heart Foundation (GHF) | Kathmandu, Nepal
            The group provides education programs and psychosocial support to girls and young women from minority communities in Kathmandu, encouraging them and their parents to keep them in school.


            Roshni Research Development Welfare Organization | Karachi, Pakistan
            Roshni is a unique program in Pakistan that focuses on recovering missing    children within 48 hours of their disappearance, facilitates their rehabilitation and builds the capacity of communities and law enforcement to better protect children.

            Yayasan Mitra ImaDei | Jakarta, Indonesia
            ImaDei’s child domestic worker program provides education, vocational and life skills training to girls who are domestic workers, vulnerable to abuse and unprotected by labor regulations, increasing their ability to leave domestic work and expanding their future opportunities. 


2.  Adaptive Design Association:  $77,000                

           

          “Establishment of an Adaptive Design Center in Lima Peru” | Lima, Peru            
            To establish an Adaptive Design Center in Lima, Peru that will train designers and fabricators to create simple, practical and low-cost devices that greatly improve the lives of disabled children, and replicate the center in other cities in Peru and in neighboring countries.

            Three year grant ($33,700 in year 1; $22,700 in year 2 and $20,600 in year 3; total of $77,000)



3.  Little Sisters Fund:  $25,000


          “Nepal High Risk Area Expansion” | Banke, Dang,   Parsa, Makwanpur, Sindhaualchowk Districts, Nepal   
            To support the expansion of Little Sisters Fund program of school tuition and supporting services for an additional 120 girls into 5 additional regions of Nepal where girls are particularly susceptible to trafficking, exploitation and child marriage.  
 

4.  Miraclefeet:  $50,000


          “Tanzania Clubfoot Network Bugando Care Program” | Lake, Northern and Southern Zones, Tanzania                                           To support the Tanzania Clubfoot Network: Bugando Care Program’s expansion of 12 existing and three new clubfoot care clinics providing the Ponseti treatment to an additional 600 children.  


5.  Trickle Up:  $35,000


          “Alliance for Rural Inclusion” | Lachua and Ixcan Guatemala                                                                            
            To create the Alliance for Rural Inclusion in Lachua and Ixcan, Guatemala, which will target and provide 100 very poor rural families that include a disabled child, with graduation-model livelihood training and seed capital to lessen dependence on subsistence agriculture, and also specific health,  education and social services for the children. 
                

6.  One Heart Worldwide:  $20,000


          “Emergency Tent Purchases for Temporary Birthing Centers” | Dhading and Sindhupalchok, Nepal                                                  For long-standing maternal-health focused grantee to purchase 32 tents which will serve as hygienic birthing centers while birthing centers destroyed in the recent earthquakes are re-built.
 

7.  Polus Center:   $47,465


          “Syrian Child Trauma Services – Jordan” | Amman, Jordan                                                                                                                                      
            To develop a counseling program specifically intended for the treatment of Syrian Refugee children who have experienced extreme trauma and PTSD.
 


8.  Spirit of Soccer:  $50,000


          “Mine Risk Education Through Soccer for Iraqi and Syrian  Refugee Children in Northern Iraq”   | Refugee and IDP Camps near Sulaymaniyah and Kirkuk,  Iraq                                                    
            To create youth soccer programs at refugee and IDP camps in Northern Iraq that will utilize soccer as a tool in mine-risk education to teach children about the dangers of unexploded ordnance and also provide much needed recreation for both girls and boys.



9.  Handicapped International:  $40,000


          “Increasing the Safety and Security of Displaced  Syrian Children” | Five Provinces in Syria and Northern Iraq  
            To provide a broad array of mine-risk education programs for children and families to spot, avoid and report weapons, mines and unexploded ordinance in five provinces of Syria and Northern Iraq.


10.  Mustard Seed:  $30,000


          “Developing Special Education Programs for Children Residents’ | Kingston, Jamaica                                                                      
            To create a music and art-focused therapeutic special education curriculum and program for Mustard Seed’s most severely disabled residents in their Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Zimbabwe care centers. 


11.  Hope Hall:  $15,000


          “The Phil Chamberlain Memorial Arts and Music Program” | Rochester, NY                                                                              
            To support this long-standing grantee’s arts and music program which is a centerpiece of their special education for at risk students from the great Rochester area.   



12.  Boma Project:  $50,000


          “Assessing Child Level Impact of Women’s Economic Empowerment Program” | Marsabit and Samburu, Kenya       
            To enhanced monitoring and evaluation capacity for long-standing grantee’s graduation-model poverty reduction program, and to broaden measured goals to include child-focused outcomes.  

    
13.  Freedom Fund:  $50,000


          “Central Nepal Hotspot” | Katmandu, Nepal        

           To support the coordinated work of 11 community based NGOs to prevent, identify, rescue and rehabilitate girls trafficked into the adult entertainment industry in Katmandu, and to strengthen these key organizations and other parties to change social mores that lead to trafficking and also increase local demands for stringent enforcement of existing laws against trafficking.


14.  Manos Unidas International:  $20,800


          “Inclusive Education Project for Children with Special Learning Needs in Cusco, Peru’ | Cusco, Peru                      
            To enable Manos Unidas to expand its efforts to provide inclusive education for mildly disabled children in public schools in Cusco, to engage in community outreach to dispel myths about disability and disabled children, to work with local universities to improve training for special education teachers and assist government ministries implement laws that mandate inclusive education for disabled children.

 
                                                                                           
Grants by Program Category:

Disabilities: 

            Global Fund for Children                                $75,000

            Adaptive Design Association                          33,700

            Miracle Feet                                                               50,000

            Mustard Seed                                                            30,000

            Manos Unidas                                                            20,800

                                                                                                  $209,800

Trafficked and Exploited:

            Global Fund for Children                                $75,000

            Little Sisters Fund                                                  25,000

            Freedom Fund                                                          50,000

                                                                                                 $150,000

Refugee:

            Polus Center                                                           $47,465

            Spirit of Soccer                                                         50,000

            Handicapped International                               40,000

                                                                                                  $137,465


Sustainable Economic Communities:

            Boma Project                                                          $50,000

            Trickle Up (with disability focus)                   35,000

                                                                                                     $85,000
Other:

            One Heart Worldwide                                      $20,000

            Hope Hall                                                                    15,000

                                                                                                    $35,000



Total Grants Made in 2015:                                     $616,965

Total Commitments Made in 2015:                   $660,265