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

​Grants Made in 2016: 

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​Grants Made in 2018

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1.  Global Fund for Children  $125,000


            To support and develop the capacity of 4 locally led, community based organizations focused on disabled children and 4 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.

            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 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. 

            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.  Adaptive Design Association:   $20,600 (final year 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.



3.  North Country Mission of Hope:  $7,500
             “Feeding Program Warehouse Expansion” | Chiquilistagua, Nicaragua    

          

              To support the construction of an addition to a warehouse enabling long-term grantee North Country’s to expand its child feeding program in Chiquilistagua, Nicaragua.  The enlarged, secure and rodent-proof warehouse will have the capacity to store a large shipping container containing 299,000 meals.

 
4.  ChildFund Alliance:  $38,827
            “Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Northern Sri Lanka” | Mullaitivu District, Northern Sri Lanka


            To provide that 461 disabled children will receive medical screenings, diagnosis and treatment referrals; 30 parents of disabled children will be trained in care and will reach out to an additional 600 parents to create shelf-help groups and a care network; and a rural medical clinic will be equipped as a physiotherapy center.


5.  Firelight Foundation:  $49,965
            “Community Based Interventions in the Fight Against Child Marriage in Tanzania” | Shinyanga, Tanzania


            To support three specific components of a larger effort in Shinyanga region of Tanzania, including: mediating family reconciliation between girls rescued from early marriage and their families; supporting prevention activities including skillful parenting programs; and additional training for local child welfare and enforcement workers.

 
6.  Christina Noble Children’s Foundation:  $25,000
            “Tay Ninh Computer Lab for Visually Impaired Children” | Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam


            To support the build-out and modernization of the computer center at CNCF’s school in Tay NInh Vietnam and the development of a customized computer curriculum for visually impaired children and sharing that curriculum with other programs for visually impaired children.

 
7.  OneSky:  $50,000
            “OneSky Model for Children in Orphanges – Loving Families and Youth Mentor Program | Several Regions in China


             The grant will allow OneSky to strengthen and expand its Loving Family Program and Youth mentoring program in 28 institutions in 21 provinces of China.  The Foundation is a strong supporter of alternatives to institutionalization, but occasionally supports programs that improve the lives and development of the predominantly disabled children currently housed in government orphanages.


8.  Cooperative for Education (CoEd):  $34,925
            “Youth Scholarships in Guatemala – 1,000 Girls Program Expansion’ | Chimaltenango region, Guatemala  


            The grant will support the expansion of CoEd’s school scholarship and youth development program for 127 additional students in nine schools in the Chimaltenango region.



9.  Freedom Fund:  $50,000
            “Southern India Hotspot – Girls in Bonded Labor in Textile Mills’| Tamil Nadu, India


            To support Freedom Fund’s Southern India Hotspot initiative, which is a significant effort to reduce the number of young women and girls – typically from lower caste families - who are trapped as bonded laborers in the textile mills of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.  The grant will fund the coordinated work of 13 NGOs in Tamil Nadu in three main program areas: prevention; improvement of working conditions; and enforcement of existing labor protections and formation of peer groups. 


10.  Trickle Up:  $30,000
            “Inclusive Ixcan – Empowering Adolescent Girls through Economic Strengthening Programs’ | Ixcan Province, Guatemala


            To expand Trickle Up’s core economic strengthening model to 175 adolescent and indigenous girls vulnerable to pregnancy, early marriage, malnutrition, being trafficked, and marginal social status in Ixcan Guatemala.  The program will be tailored to the needs of adolescents, and provide training, mentoring, support and modest funding to build income generating activities; it will help the girls to form savings groups which will create additional opportunities for financial empowerment and it will teach the girls about sexual and reproductive health and rights. 


11.  MAP / FUBE:  $30,000
            “Comprehensive Management and Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse in Bolivia’ | Cochabama, Bolivia


             To support FUBE’s efforts in two major areas: 1) provision of a complete array of services for 25 additional children, with a focus on protection and legal work; 2) expansion of outreach, training and education about sexual abuse and trafficking of children to professionals in ‘allied’ fields, including education, social work, psychology and government and also the public.



12.  Go Campaign / CHS Alternativo:  $44,000
            “Mobilizing Communities Against Child Trafficking” | Iquitos, Peru’


            Go Campaign will assist CHS Alternativo implement an expanded  anti child-trafficking program in Iquitos, including training 30 teachers to teach students about the risks and prevention of trafficking; provide specialized training to 60 student leaders; work with community, political, civic, and union leaders and port authorities to strengthen community response to child trafficking; and provide direct services to 40 children who are victims of trafficking.     

 
13.  Handicap International:  $50,000
            ‘Strengthening Early Detection and Early Intervention Services for Children with Disabilities in Zarqa Governorate, Jordan’ | East Amman, Jordan


            To implement HI’s Community Rehabilitation program in refugee settlements in East Amman; through recruiting, training and supervising 20 community members, 2,500 children will be screened for disabilities and developmental delays, with 100 referred for advanced treatment.  This is the first step of a two-year roll out that will ultimately reach 25,000 children. 



14.  Colombianitos:  $30,000
            “Empowering Girls Through Sports to Prevent Child Trafficking’ | Puerto Tejada, Columbia


            To enable Colombianitos to finalize and implement a soccer-based girl-empowerment curriculum and sports program, including training female staff to deliver the program to 445 girls; fine-tune the program after this initial roll out for further implementation in Columbianitos 10 other program sites throughout the country and share the program with other NGOSs.

 
15.  Plan International:  $50,000                
            “Supporting Adolescents to Develop Skills for Life’ | East Ammon and Azraq Refugee Camp, Jordan


            The grant will allow Plan to implement a custom designed life skills program for Syrian refugee adolescents; including training 20 community-member facilitators who will present the 6 part curriculum to 200 children in 30 sessions; and to fine tune the program for broader roll out and implementation throughout Jordan and other countries in subsequent years. 

 
16.  Nomi Network:  $39,817
            “Empowering Adolescent Girls to Reduce Early Marriage and Trafficking” | Odisha, India.


            The program will implement Nomi’s expanded and formalized vocational, life skills and legal program to benefit 450 adolescent girls in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.  The two-year program will include extensive empowerment and life skills trainings and classes, including legal and rights training sessions, which are a prerequisite to entrance to formalized vocational training in several fields chosen to meet local market opportunities
Two year grant ($19,910 in year 1; $19,907 in year two:  total of $39,817)
                                                    

Grants by Program Category:

Disabilities: 


            Global Fund for Children                                     $62,500

            Adaptive Design Association                               20,600

            Christina Noble Children’s Foundation         25,000

            OneSky                                                                             50,000

            ChildFund Alliance                                                    38,827

                                                                                                     $196,927

Trafficked and Exploited:

            Global Fund for Children                                    $62,500

            CoEd                                                                                  34,925

            Firelight Foundation                                                49,965

            Freedom Fund                                                             50,000

            Trickle Up                                                                       30,000

            MAP/FUBE                                                                    30,000

            Go Campaign/CHS Alternativo                         44,000

            Nomi Network                                                             19,910

            Colombianitos                                                              30,000

                                                                                                     $351,300

Refugee:

            Handicap International                                       $50,000

            Plan International                                                      50,000

                                                                                                     $100,000                  

Other:


            North Country                                                            $7,500


Total Grants Made in 2017:                            $655,727


   

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Grants Made in 2015:

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​Grants Made in 2017

1.  Global Fund for Children:   $125,000


            To support and develop the capacity of 4 locally led, community based organizations focused on disabled children and 4 organizations focused on trafficked and exploited children:

          Children with Disabilities:

            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.


            Sama Foundation | Bangalore, India
            Sama promotes inclusive education for disabled children in Bangalore and has developed India’s first disabled-focused psychosocial care curriculum that they are introducing into Bangalore’s schools.

            Thai Child Development Foundation (TCDF) | Pak Song, Thailand
            TCDF works with local school and healthcare providers to create improved models of care for special needs children in rural Thailand and foster inclusion to lessen the isolation, stigma and shame that these children and their families often encounter in traditional rural society. 

            Zy Movement | Bangkok, Thailand
            Zy Movement’s mission is to ensure that children with movement disabilities grow up in an inclusive, nurturing environment; through a range of education, recreational, sports and vocational programs Zy helps children and parents create a future of autonomy and independent living.

            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.

            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.

            Suprava Panchashila Mahila Uddyog Samity (SPMUS) | West Bengal, India
            SPMUS works to eliminate child trafficking and child marriage in West Bengal.  Using a holistic program model, SPMUS staff – most of whom have been victims themselves – rescue and support girls and women subjected to trafficking, domestic abuse and abandonment and work closely with government and police leaders to ensure enforcement of relevant laws.

            National Federation of Female Communities of Kyrgyzstan (NFFCK) | Novopavlovka Village, Sokuluk District, Kyrgyzstan
            NCFFCK is a youth founded and youth led organization that promotes and protects girls rights and empowers rural girls to influence their families and communities to reduce bride kidnapping, physical abuse and improve their knowledge of sexual and reproductive health. 



2.  iACT: $39,780
            “Little Ripples: Improving the Quality of Early Childhood Education for Refugee Children in Eastern Cameroon” | Cameroon
           

            The grant will enable iACT to implement its refugee co-created Little Ripples curriculum and provide early childhood education to 1,350 refugee children who have fled from Central African Republic to Cameroon.  iACT will also build community and parental support to sustain attendance; will develop a system to measure the social and emotional development of children in this refugee population; will strengthen the capacity of partner JRS to operate the program in future years; and will enable iACT to develop new partnerships and expand the use of the curriculum in other refugee situations.



3.  Fund for Global Human Rights: $40,000
            “Releasing and Rehabilitating Child Soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo” | Kasai, South Kivu, North Kivu and Oriental regions, Democratic Republic of the Congo


            To allow the Fund for Global Human Rights to strengthen three leading DRC-community based organizations negotiate the release of child soldiers from armed groups and provide direct services to these former child soldiers and support their reintegration into society; to strengthen protections for           children through research, monitoring and advocacy; and to train other organizations to provide these type of services in the central regions of the country. 



4.  Kupona Foundation / CCBRT: $43,928
            “Improving Quality Community-Based Inclusive Development Services in Tanzania” | Dar es Salaam and Moshi, Tanzania

            The grant will expand the reach of Tanzania-based disability hospital CCBRT’s globally respected disability rehabilitation program, increase the number of children and families able to access and benefit from quality services, and build capacity for high quality rehabilitation services among other government and private healthcare providers in Tanzania and the East Africa region.



5.  Soccer Without Borders:  $45,000
            “Supporting Refugee Youth in Kampala to Learn, Develop and Thrive” | Kampala, Uganda  

             The grant will enable Soccer Without Borders to double the number of non-English speaking refugee children it works with in Kampala; to adapt and deliver its “English Language-Integrated Soccer Curriculum” to those children and develop the “Pathways” program to help its students gain access to Ugandan schools.


6.  Women for Afghan Women:  $30,000
            “From Prison to Thriving:  Moving Children Imprisoned with their Mothers in Nangarhar to Kabul’s Children Support Center” | Kabul, Afghanistan  

            The grant will relocate 25 children who are living in the Jalalabad prison with their imprisoned mothers to the Children’s Support Center home in Kabul; provide them with the first 12 months of care, rehabilitation, education and enrichment activities; and enable them to visit their mothers in prison at least twice a year; the grant will also provide for an upgrade the Kabul center’s database system.



7.  Children’s Agenda:  $50,000
            “Building an Integrated Model of Early Childhood Development Services in Rochester, NY | Rochester, NY

            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.


8.  ANERA: $40,000
            “Responding to Preschool Children’s Psychosocial Needs in Gaza’ |10 Locations in Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories

            To enable ANERA to expand its Right Start Gaza-based early childhood development program and create the Gaza Preschool Summer Arts Program; the program will utilize expressive arts therapy to strengthen the resilience and coping capacities of 850 children in 10 locations throughout the Gaza Strip during the summer of 2018; 70 teachers will receive special training in arts therapy and working with traumatized children, which they will be able to incorporate in their teaching practice throughout the year.



9.  Cooperative for Education (CoEd):  $35,000
            “Guatemala Computer Centers Program” | Solola and San Marcos States, Guatemala 

            The grant will enable CoEd to build three new self-financing computer centers in rural Guatemala that will provide school-based computer instruction and access to computers for 330 children and their communities each year.  CoEd will establish and monitor a revolving fund for each school into which small user fees paid by parents will be collected, with the funds saved in the revolving accounts to provid periodic equipment maintenance and hardware upgrades every five or six years. 



10.  International Refugee Assistance Project:  $35,000
            “Family Reunification and Protection for Unaccompanied Refugee Children at Risk’ (Integrating Child Protection and Social Services) | Greece

            The grant will allow IRAP/Safe Passages to add a professional social worker to its legal services team.  This expansion will provide child-protection social service referrals for 400 vulnerable, homeless and unaccompanied Syrian refugee children currently in Greece and who are undergoing the lengthy legal process leading to reunification with family already resettled in Europe.



11.  Little Sisters Fund:  $30,000
            “Community Projects and Educational Opportunity Expansion’ | Banke, Dang, Parsa, Makwanpur, Sindhaualchowk, Nepal

             The two part grant will allow Little Sisters Fund to increase from 10 to 30 the number of local Community Projects that girls are able to plan, champion, lead and build in their home communities and also allow for the overall expansion of the core scholarship program to include 75 new girls from existing and 3 new isolated and poor communities.



12.  Vision for the Poor / Visualiza:  $40,000
            “Reduction of Childhood Refractive Error and Eye Disease Campaign in Rural Guatemala” | Villa Nueva, Poptun and Melchor-de-mencos, Guatemala

             The grant will enable Visualiza, the leading eye hospital in Guatemala, to provide eye screenings and related care to nearly 30,000 children in the catchment area of three new rural eye care clinics that Visulaiza and Vision for the Poor have established and also train local school teachers to conduct basic eye exams in the future.


13.  Street Child US:  $50,179
            “Breaking the Bonds for Disabled Girls from Nepal’s Untouchable Musahar Caste” | Dhanusha, Mahottari and Siraha, Nepal

             The grant will allow Street Child to implement program enhancements to enable 364 disabled girls to participate in Breaking the Bonds, a comprehensive 3 year initiative to provide education, vocational training and income generation activities and rights awareness and advocacy for 3,000 girls from Nepal’s isolated, deeply disenfranchised and impoverished Musahar caste.   Ross support centers on the educational component to deliver an expedited curriculum leading to basic literacy and numeracy, and will provide for a disability inclusion teacher training course and related materials; enhancements to school buildings to ensure accessibility and provide needed individual disability aids and learning materials.

Two year grant ($25,179 in year 1; $25,000 in year 2)


14.  Freedom for All / Voice of the Free:  $30,140
            “Mobilizing youth Movements Among Indigenous Peoples to Prevent Child Trafficking in the Philippines’ | Palawan and Mindanao Islands, Philippines

            The grant will support an expansion of Voice of the Free’s iFIGHT anti trafficking education and prevention program, and reach an additional 15,000 youth in tribal areas of the Philippines.  Through large school assemblies which feature music, dance, testimonials and various media, and follow up social media and organizing activities, Voice of the Free warns young people about the dangers of online sexual exploitation and other forms of trafficking; encourages them to join local iFIGHT clubs; creates awareness among parents about the signs of trafficking and how to report them to authorities; and mobilizes and trains teachers and local community leaders to handle reports of trafficking. 


15.  Polus Center:  $50,000
            “Wings of Peace – A Trauma Counseling Program for Syrian Child Refugees” | East Amman, and Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps, Jordan

             This grant builds on the Foundation’s 2015 grant to Polus to develop a counseling program specifically intended for the treatment of Syrian Refugee children who have experienced extreme trauma and PTSD.   Polus will expand the ‘Wings of Peace’ arts therapy program that was developed under the first grant, deepening data collection, analysis, and evaluation to allow the therapy model to be widely shared with other child mental health providers in the region and also train youth who have gone through the program to become peer support counselors and mentors to younger children entering the program.


Two year program ($25,000 in year 1; $25,000 in year 2)



16.  Perkins School for the Blind International:  $50,000
            “Serbia:  Keeping Children with Multiple Disabilities out of Orphanages” | Belgrade, Serbia

             This grant will enable Perkins to begin work in Serbia to build family and community capacity to educate and care for disabled children at home and in their communities.   Without capacity or community services for care and education, families often have no choice but to house children with multiple disabilities in remote institutions and orphanages.  This pilot project will: increase the number of community based teachers and paraprofessionals skilled in working with children with multiple disabilities; establish four community school-based model programs of education and care that will accommodate 500 children; and initiate of program of home based parental and caregiver support and education.  
                                                        

Grants by Program Category: 


Disabilities: 

            Global Fund for Children                                            $62,500

            Kupona Foundation/CCBRT                                        43,928

            Vision for the Poor/Visualiza                                       40,000

            Street Child                                                                            25,179

            Perkins School for the Blind International           50,000

                                                                                                               $221,607

Trafficked and Exploited:

            Global Fund for Children                                              $62,500         

            Women for Afghan Women                                           30,000

            Fund for Global Human Rights                                     40,000

            Cooperative for Education                                              35,000

            Little Sisters Fund                                                                 30,000

            Freedom for All/Voice of the Free                              30,140                                              

                                                                                                                $227,640

Refugee:

            iACT                                                                                           $40,000

            Soccer Without Borders                                                   45,000

            Anera                                                                                            40,000

            International Refugee Assistance Project              35,000

            Polus Center                                                                             25,000

                                                                                                                $185,000                

Other:

            Children’s Agenda                                                              $50,000                                                                                                                                



Total Grants Made in 2018:                                    $684,247

Total Commitments Made in 2018:                   $734,247

                                          
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