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Name of your organization. Joanna Riggs

Person making request. Mtjo A Riggs

Best way to contact you.

Address Schachermairdorf 82 Schachermairdorf 82 Voredt, ID 4085

Website / URL

EIN Tuamurh herzn

Amount Requested 63

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Submission Date 06/26/2024

Submitter's IP 5.133.192.105

Name of your organization. Student Loan Fund, Inc.

Person making request. Anne Watkins

Best way to contact you. anne@slfnh.org

Address c/o Cowork @ District 470 James St. Suite 007 New Haven, CT 06513

Website / URL http://www.slfnh.org

EIN 87-3895495

Amount Requested 5000

Case for Request. Student Loan Fund is a borrower-led 501c3 organization addressing the negative impact of student debt - particularly on people of color and first generation college students. We have been organizing for collective liberation since 2019 and have achieved wins in Connecticut like the new hiring of a Student Loan Ombudsman in the Department of Banking and some limits on transcript withholding for debts due to colleges. We have supported thousands with Public Service Loan Forgiveness applications so CT's more than 120,000 student borrowers working in public service could take advantage of available cancellation options. We continue to provide borrowers with immediate supports to manage their debt (coaching and peer support) and work systemically to dismantle an unjust system. We would welcome an opportunity to talk with you more in depth about our work and commitment to justice.

Submission Date 06/26/2024

Submitter's IP 5.133.192.105

Name of your organization. Kidz2Leaders

Person making request. Dan Komitor

Best way to contact you. stacy.esterman@kidz2leaders.org

Address 1640 Powers Ferry Rd. Bldg 15, Suite 200 Marietta, GA 30067

Website / URL http://www.kidz2leaders.org

EIN 58-2485924

Amount Requested 4500

Case for Request. Georgia consistently has one of the highest incarceration rates in the United States. In 2020, the incarceration rate in Georgia was 20% higher than the national average with annual prison expenditures exceeding $1 billion. These inmates often leave behind families and children. Nearly 200,000 children in Georgia have experienced parental incarceration. These children are three times more likely than their peers to become involved with the justice system. Without support, children of incarcerated parents are at a higher risk of ending up in prison themselves. Kidz2Leaders was founded in 1999 by Rev. Dr. Diane Parrish. Through her prison ministry, Rev. Dr. Parrish witnessed first-hand the generational impact of incarceration. In a single weekend, she met three generations of women—all in prison and all from the same family. She was struck by the toll familial incarceration has on children and in response, she founded a week-long overnight camp for children impacted by parental incarceration. In its first year, Camp Hope hosted 13 children. Her intention was, and still is, to take these “kidz” and empower them to become leaders. With this mission in mind, Camp Hope has grown into Kidz2Leaders, a year-round ministry serving children with incarcerated parents through a decade-long continuum of programming. This continuum still begins with Camp Hope and now progresses through three additional program platforms as outlined below. Each has been developed to meet the variety of needs experienced by the children and families we serve. 1) Camp Hope is a week-long overnight camp for children of inmates and the entry point into Kidz2Leaders programs. At camp, kids hear the hope of the gospel and cultivate supportive relationships with counselors and peers. Camp Hope provides opportunities to play, allows campers to develop new skills, and builds a sense of community, counteracting the trauma they’ve experienced. Kids can attend camp from ages 8-18. 2) Anchored2Hope is a year-round program providing physical, emotional, and spiritual support to Camp Hope families, connecting them in meaningful community. This program provides resources and services designed to enhance the stability of the home environment. Activities include one-on-one case management, resource referrals and limited financial assistance, workshops, family field trips and retreats, and a Christmas celebration. 3) Interns4Tomorrow is a 2-year internship program for campers in their junior and senior years, promoting higher education, financial literacy, business etiquette, and life skills. Interns are matched with a business coach who works with them individually, and they are then placed in paid summer internships with local businesses. Scholarship opportunities are also available. Upon completion of the program, they become eligible for an educational field trip to New York City. 4) Our Alumni Community is a close-knit family of Camp Hope graduates. We provide social, service, and professional development opportunities for our alumni to maintain the critical community of support. Last year we served 475 children and family members – more than ever before. And we are continuing our growth in 2024. This summer we have 300 children registered for Camp Hope, almost 100 more than attended in 2023. To date, Kidz2Leaders has impacted more than 1,600 youth, siblings, parents, guardians, and other relatives. Of the 200 young adults who have completed more than half of our program continuum, 99% are living free from incarceration. Further, 84% of our alumni report going on to pursue post-secondary education and 82% report living free from government financial support. Our alumni are actively breaking the cycle of generational incarceration and going on to lead free, productive lives. We respectfully request a grant of $4,500 to continue providing excellent programming across all our programs to the increasing number of participants, and we welcome the opportunity to share with you more about our organization.

Submission Date 06/21/2024

Submitter's IP 172.255.48.142

Name of your organization. The Barnes Foundation

Person making request. Theresa DeAngelis

Best way to contact you. grants@barnesfoundation.org

Address 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadephia, PA 19130

Website / URL https://www.barnesfoundation.org/

EIN 23-6000149

Amount Requested 20000

Case for Request. Established by visionary chemist, businessman, art collector, and educator Dr. Albert C. Barnes (1872–1951), the Barnes Foundation proudly upholds its mission “to promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture.” Hosting one of the world’s most distinguished collections of impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modern European paintings, the Barnes boasts extensive holdings by renowned artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso. Dr. Barnes displayed these masterpieces alongside important examples of African art, Native American pottery, Pennsylvania German furniture, old master paintings, wrought-iron metalwork, and antiquities. As his collection expanded, Dr. Barnes developed a profound interest in education and social justice. Inspired by the ideals of philosopher and educational reformer John Dewey—who advocated for education as the cornerstone of democracy—Dr. Barnes introduced seminars on art and philosophy during the workday for his pharmaceutical factory employees, many of whom were women or African Americans, in defiance of the prejudices of the time. In 1922, Dr. Barnes formalized his dedication to education and social equity by establishing the Barnes Foundation. Initially situated in Merion, Pennsylvania, the Barnes was conceived as a place where individuals from diverse backgrounds could learn to appreciate art through direct engagement with his collection. Offering free art appreciation classes and pioneering the Barnes Method, which emphasizes close observation, critical thinking and deep interaction with original artworks, the institution aimed to democratize art education. Today, the Barnes Foundation seeks to build on this progressive vision and commitment to inclusion and access. To better serve this educational mission, the Foundation opened its new home in central Philadelphia in 2012. Since then, nearly 2.7 million people from all 50 states and 130 countries have visited Dr. Barnes’s unrivaled collection, participated in educational courses and seminars, attended special exhibitions, or taken part in a variety of public and community engagement programs. The Barnes is seeking a $20,000 grant from the Snave Foundation to support its restorative justice programming serving previously incarcerated individuals, young adults on probation, and currently imprisoned individuals. Restorative justice is an alternative to traditional means of rehabilitation and punishment that brings together justice-impacted community members, focusing on humanity, relationships, conversation, and understanding as the first steps on the path to healing. The Barnes launched its programs for justice-impacted individuals in 2018. Guild Program To reach justice-impacted young adults, the Barnes offers art education classes for members of The Guild, Mural Arts Philadelphia’s paid apprenticeship program that creates opportunities for participants to learn marketable job skills and reconnect with their community. Job readiness, such as life skills, professional development, and mentorship is an essential element of the curriculum. The Guild furthers personal development by incorporating important restorative justice concepts of healing, community, and individual restoration throughout the program. Through mural making, carpentry, and other creative projects—like the Barnes program—artists and other skilled professionals guide members of The Guild to transform their neighborhoods and themselves. SCI Phoenix Program The Barnes also collaborates directly with men incarcerated at State Correctional Institution – Phoenix (SCI Phoenix), a maximum-security prison. Some 15 individuals participate in the program year-round, in classes every six weeks taught by our Director of Adult Education, William Perthes. The Spring course is tailored to align with the themes of the Guild program, resulting in a cohesive body of work for an annual exhibition at the Barnes. Unlike The Guild, whose members fluctuate over time, our constituency at Phoenix is relatively consistent over time, allowing for long-term partnerships, support, and learning. Family members of SCI Phoenix residents receive free memberships as we encourage them to engage with their incarcerated loved ones through the life of the Barnes. Annual Exhibition The Guild and SCI Phoenix programs culminate in an annual exhibition, presented to the public at the Barnes each summer, giving voice to individuals who are otherwise largely silent in our society. The exhibition is presented in a space within the collection galleries, creating pride of place for works by these historically marginalized members of our community. Faces of Resilience (July – August 2022), featured works by artists in both programs exploring the themes of portraiture, both literal and metaphorical. Through My I: Art from SCI Phoenix (July 14 – August 21, 2023) featured works portraying the visual reality of incarceration and imaging a world beyond prison fences and concertina wire. This year’s exhibition, Visions, opening July 5, will feature artworks that bear witness to the artists’ lived experiences, manifest their creative spirit, and evoke unrealized dreams. Philadelphia has an incarceration rate nearly twice the national average—1,458 per 100,000 city residents vs. 749 per 100,000 US residents (2019 Q4 Phila County, Vera Institute for Justice)—and our communities are profoundly shaped by the justice system. Studies have found that inmates who participate in the arts have higher rates of self-confidence, are more motivated, have better emotional control, and lower rates of recidivism than those who don't. The Barnes’s restorative justice programming exemplifies the Quaker principles of equality and community, as well as the Religious Society of Friends’s long history of advocacy towards a more effective and humane justice system. As the Snave Foundation provides support for not-for-profit educational institutions that reflect Quaker ideals, the Barnes Foundation respectfully requests Foundation sponsorship to submit a Major Grant proposal for this initiative. Thank you for your kind consideration of this request.

Submission Date 06/10/2024

Submitter's IP 68.162.117.79

Name of your organization. Brayden Hartford

Person making request. Rcvnz Nxo Hartford

Best way to contact you.

Address 1143 Ryder Avenue 1143 Ryder Avenue Everett, AZ 98203

Website / URL

EIN Ydjnbpk

Amount Requested 97

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Submission Date 06/12/2024

Submitter's IP 54.212.176.244

Name of your organization. Tree House Books

Person making request. Michael Brix

Best way to contact you. michael@treehousebooks.org

Address 1430 W. Susquehanna Ave Philadelphia, PA 19121

Website / URL http://www.treehousebooks.org

EIN 593802913

Amount Requested 150000

Case for Request. Dear Friends at the Snave Foundation, Greetings from Tree House Books! My name is Michael Brix, and I am the Executive Director here at Tree House. With this letter, I wanted to take a moment to introduce our organization to you all and explain a current expansion project for which a partnership with the Snave Foundation would be invaluable. Tree House is a Philadelphia-based children’s literacy nonprofit working to mitigate the literacy inequity in children ages k-18 here in our neighborhood. We sit squarely in North Philadelphia, a community that has long been underfunded, ignored, and suffers under the effects of systemic racism and classism. Through these challenges, our neighbors are resilient, proud, and hard-working. By teaching life through books, we hope to shape a world where every child engages in personal and cultural exploration, investigation, and cultivation. We emphasize that reading and writing is not only a useful tool, but also a source of joy. Specifically, we focus on education and literacy as it pertains to Black and Brown students. Access to quality education is one of the best ways to ensure that a person will contribute to the financial, social, and spiritual capital of their community. Therefore, we provide two main avenues of assistance: Access to Books and Literacy. Access to Books involves a storefront and mobile library, as well as a summer book delivery service. As one of our primary goals is to help build home libraries in our community, these services are completely free of charge and children get to keep the books they select to take home with them. What sets us apart from other literacy nonprofits is that we understand that you cannot hand a child a book and expect a complete transformation in reading skill level or interest in reading. Responding to this research, we uniquely provide free literacy instruction to supplement what children learn in school. Our literacy instruction includes our After School Literacy Studio and our Summer Literacy Studio, both of which are individually tailored to support the needs and interests of each student. Our programs take a holistic approach as we work to alter the educational trajectory of our students. We want to ensure that our children are not only skilled in the mechanics of reading, but also the culture of reading. When we do this successfully, we provide the foundation which enables young people to thrive. In the past few years, we have noticed that our current storefront space is quickly becoming too small for our ever-expanding Giving Library and literacy programming. Thankfully, our little Tree House is growing! In early 2023, the board of directors approved an ambitious plan to purchase the building we occupy on West Susquehanna. Only a few weeks ago this purchase was made official! Ownership of the building will allow us to expand above the storefront space into the second and third floor. We envision this additional space being dedicated to our k-8 programs, our growing teens program, and a new initiative targeting the specific needs of parents and caregivers in our community. We plan to have renovations underway by fall 2024, which would begin phase 2 of our plans. New programs will be added throughout Phase 2 and 3. We are excited to report that these renovations, in addition to more program space, will also include tutoring pods, an outdoor space, multiple ADA restrooms, and an elevator for accessibility. We are eager for these renovations, but we know that we cannot put literacy programs on hold. For this reason, we are placing high priority on not disrupting our Literacy Initiatives or the Giving Library while the expansion takes place. Tree House will remain in operation throughout the duration of this project, serving both kids and adults in the community to the best of our ability. The expansion will help us meet three primary goals. Our first goal is to increase the number of students that receive “high intensity” support from our programs. We define “high intensity” as students who come one to four times per week for in-person engagement and enrichment. With the additional space provided by our expansion plans, as well as support from donors, we will be able to get kids off of our ever-growing waiting list and into the Tree House family. We estimate that we will be able to double our number of high-impact students once the renovation is complete. With this expansion, we also plan on surveying the community on emerging needs. A feasibility committee comprised of both board members and residents of the neighborhood has generated a number of ideas which additional space will allow us to achieve. For instance, we would like to dedicate space specifically for our teens. Right now, the Giving Library operates as a home base for all of our programs. Tree House teens deserve a space to call their own! We also want to further our reach to the adults in the community. We envision our Giving Library, a space open six days a week, accommodating digital literacy programs, financial literacy programs, and assistance in workforce entry through resume workshops and access to technology. Finally, forging relationships with other local non-profits is important to us as we expand over the next three years. We project that our space will become a safe and exciting hub in the community for all kinds of unique programming. For example, we have discussed partnership with the existing literacy-related organization called SOWN, whose mission is to help Grandparents integrate reading into the lives of their grandchildren. By bringing a host of organizations together under one roof, we know that we can broaden the scope of our impact. I need to share one quick impact story because the strength, resilience, dedication, creativity, and joy that members of the North Philadelphia community bring to our program inspires us each and every day. For instance, a young student named Nadia (name changed) was struggling with reading in her Kindergarten class a few years ago. Her mom had recently passed away, making it even more difficult for her to focus in school. These hardships carried over into first grade, where she received D’s on her report card for reading in the first quarter of the school year. With consistent one-on-one tutoring from our end and unwavering determination on hers, she was able to make leaps and bounds of progress before entering second grade. Now, Nadia proudly shows off a report card filled with A’s each grading season. A partnership with the Snave Foundation would be an incredible opportunity as we move forward with our renovation and expansion. The Snave Foundation and Tree House share ideals about the necessity of quality education as a means of working towards social justice and holistic community support. Many organizations do not fund renovation and expansion projects, and it is exciting to find a foundation like yourself that understands how impactful expansion can be for a nonprofit looking to both broaden and deepen their reach in the community. We project that our expansion and renovation will cost approximately $4,000,000 over the course of 4 years. A donation of $150,000 would significantly mitigate the numerous expenses that we are currently facing. We would be thrilled to establish a connection with an organization like yours. Thank you for your consideration thus far. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or if you would like to set up a time to speak over video conference or the phone. Wishing you all the best, Michael Brix Executive Director, Tree House Books

Submission Date 06/07/2024

Submitter's IP 71.224.166.113

Name of your organization. Mt. Holly Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends

Person making request. Carl Blaetz Meeting

Best way to contact you. carlblaetz@msn.com

Address 81 High St. Mt. Holly, NJ 08060

Website / URL http://MtHollyQuakers.org

EIN 222-306-243/000

Amount Requested 150000

Case for Request. We would like to make our historic meetinghouse more available to Friends and other organizations by installing heat pumps that would add air conditioning and to utilize geothermal technology to save using fossil fuel. Our meetinghouse is located in the center of Burlington County’s county seat. There is no other gathering place that is not affiliated with some branch of government nearby, making our meetinghouse a prime place to have meaningful discussions and workshops such as Alternatives to Violence Project and Braver Angels.

Submission Date 06/05/2024

Submitter's IP 54.36.148.180

Name of your organization. CITYarts, Inc.

Person making request. Tsipi Ben-Haim

Best way to contact you. tsipi@cityarts.org

Address 77 Bleecker Street C2-18 New York, NY 10012

Website / URL http://www.cityarts.org

EIN 13-2766701

Amount Requested 5000

Case for Request. On behalf of CITYarts, Inc. and its Board of Directors, I hope this message finds you well. CITYarts is a NYC-based 501(c)(3) not for profit founded in 1989 that engages youth with professional artists in the creation of public art, including murals and mosaics. Through this creative process, CITYarts empowers, educates, and connects youth and children locally and around the world to become active participants in realizing their potential and transforming communities. We are writing to request for a grant from Snave Foundation in the amount of $5,000 to support projects under our 50 States of Peace national initiative. 50 States of Peace aligns with the core principles of equity and social justice through projects that will highlight teachers, the education profession, and foster communication and healing among youth through art and education programming. With every project, we plant the seeds of creative, caring youth leadership. The five projects within this initiative have a total projected budget of $196,275, with an unmet need of $110,775. This initiative will engage in collaborative partnerships with youth and community leaders throughout 2024 in: • Memphis, TN with National Teacher Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Mellissa Collins and the students at John P. Freeman Optional School. • New Haven, CT with Kymberly Pinder, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Dean and Professor of Art and History of Art at Yale School of Art. • Cleveland, OH with corporate and community partners DuPont Industries. • West Harlem, NYC with NYS Teacher of the Year and Flag Award recipient Billy Green, along with students from A. Phillip Randolph Campus High School (APRCHS) where he teaches. • Bethlehem, PA with MaryJo Rosania Harvie, Professor of Art & Art Education, Coordinator of Art Education at Moravian University. Organizational History: CITYarts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public art organization that has been successfully promoting a comprehensive method of artistic self-empowerment in communities since 1989 by using arts education, creative projects, and artist-guided collaborations with youth ages 10-20, particularly those in middle and high school students who qualify as at-risk. To date, CITYarts has produced over 330 projects that have transformed communities and impacted over 100,000 youth. In the process, we have collaborated with more than 600 artists, partnered with over 1,500 sponsors, and engaged over 200,000 volunteers. Moreover, since 9/11 we have been connecting youth locally and globally through art workshops under the CITYarts Young Minds Build Bridges program to encourage forming modes of cultural understanding at crucial moments in youth learning that have led to collaborations with schools and partners internationally to produce Pieces for Peace workshops in 114 countries and the creation of 7 Peace Wall murals and mosaic around the world. Executive Summary CITYarts affirms that the power of education is central to every child’s development along a healthy and creative path in their lives. The 50 States of Peace initiative will focus on promoting awareness and understanding of coexistence principles in collaboration with public schools through workshops and public art projects that will instill in the minds of our youth the idea that the cultivation of learning, the education profession, and our educators should be elevated to the most respected place in any strong democratic society. Our focus on enrichment activities and arts-based workshops driven by reflection, dialogue, and critical inquiry allow youth to develop their confidence while not only teaching foundational art skills, but essential life skills. The initiative falls under our Young Minds Build Bridges program, which was designed in the year following the tragic events of 9/11 to facilitate intercultural understanding at crucial moments in youth learning. This initiative specifically seeks to create impact through strategies that engage diverse communities, foster social cohesion, improve inter-group relations, and promote productive, inclusive discourse through curriculum aligned with social and emotional learning, the principles of social justice, and the measurable outcomes of connective arts learning. In partnering youth from underserved communities with professional artists, CITYarts will work alongside other like-minded organizations and schools through all stages of the initiative: workshops, a travelling exhibition of artworks created by youth, and the collaboratively produced Peace Wall murals across the USA. Projects always begin with a Pieces for Peace workshop where participants respond to the prompt “what does peace look like to me?” and create 6 in. x 6 in. artworks that are added to an online exhibition specific to this national initiative. Works from each state will be selected for inclusion in the national travelling exhibition and will appear on a mosaic Peace Wall to be produced at a location in our nation’s capital. Statement of Need: The last several years highlight the need for shared visions of harmonious coexistence that can be cultivated to ensure the future for our youth is a safer and more equitable place to live. 50 States of Peace is designed to address this challenge, aligning artistic inquiry, peace, and critical thinking with the core principles of social justice and nonviolence. Collaborations with schools and communities are based on a firm understanding of the capacities for artistic expression to improve the multidimensional subjective well-being and academic aptitude of our youth. Established studies such as those conducted by the NEA demonstrate that youth who participate in arts education develop enhanced cognitive capacities self-motivation, and social and civic capacities for engagement, communication, collaboration, empathy, respect, and participation in changing societies. Strategy: CITYarts programs provide youth with opportunities to discover, learn about, and practice art while encouraging them to engage their imaginations and creativity to shape and create their own futures, and to address problems and concerns in the real world. Within our programs, there are three primary components to any CITYarts mural project: (1) arts education workshops that encourage students to conceptualize peace and imagine the future they wish for themselves and for their communities while learning foundational art skills and collaboration, (2) field trips to cultural and educational institutions that will inspire students to learn more about art, culture, and history outside of the classroom, and (3) a public art mural where participating students as well as community volunteers work together to paint a mural based on the students’ vision and the artist’s design. Evaluation and Outcomes: CITYarts uses pre- and post-project questionnaires to measure the change in participants’ knowledge and skills, ability to work in a team, and community involvement. Throughout the projects staff and collaborative partners will document all stages. The 50 States of Peace initiative has the goals to: • Enhance and revitalize places where local communities can gather in schools and other public spaces. • Encourage youth to explore the role of public art in society and how it can impact a community while teaching and emphasizing diversity, learning, care, empathy, communication, and cultural understanding. • Provide youth with skill building opportunities for an array of art practices, all inspired by collaboration, dialogue, and their own ideas. • Promote collaborative teamwork between youth as they work together towards a shared goal. We hope you will agree that the mission and work of CITYarts will also help to further that of the Foundation. We are grateful for your time in consideration of support.

Submission Date 05/09/2024

Submitter's IP 198.162.12.120

Name of your organization. Lansdowne Friends School

Person making request. Eric Mayer

Best way to contact you. 610-623-2548

Address 110 N Lansdowne Ave Lansdowne, PA 19050-1914

Website / URL

EIN 23-1360856

Amount Requested 1

Case for Request. Hi, my name is Eric and I am the Head of a Quaker school overseen by a Quaker meeting which sits on our campus (Lansdowne Friends School, suburban Philadelphia). We are an unusual school, serving, primarily by BIPOC households, and roughly 70% of our students receive financial aid. Consequently, our financial resources are exceedingly modest. We are attempting to build a playground and put solar panels on the roof. I have matching donors. Is this an acceptable project? Thank you.

Submission Date 05/03/2024

Submitter's IP 182.42.111.213

Name of your organization. Detroit Friends Meeting

Person making request. Sharon Ottenbreit

Best way to contact you. 313-274-6999 or sharonottenbreit@gmail.com

Address 19309 Greenfield Road MI 48235

Website / URL http://detroitfriendsmeeting.org

EIN 84-2106383

Amount Requested 5000

Case for Request. I am writing on behalf of the members of Detroit Friends Monthly Meeting to seek your support to ensure that the Quaker presence and spreading of our religious principles not only endures but flourishes in Detroit. In 2017, our meetinghouse was taken by the State of Michigan through eminent domain for the construction of an international bridge between the United States and Canada. The compensation received was only sufficient to secure another property demanding major renovations. Our commitment to Detroit, a city that has been our spiritual home for nearly a century, remains unwavering. In Fourth Month 2023, our faith community of twenty-four members purchased a property at 19309 Greenfield Road in Detroit, to serve as our new meetinghouse. This space is not only crucial for continuing the Quaker tradition of worship in Detroit and its suburbs, but also extends to our international members from Canada. Since the laying down of Friends School in Detroit in 2015, it is the only Quaker presence in Detroit. The renovation of this building, aimed at incorporating energy-efficient solutions, is pivotal for our sustainability on a modest annual budget of $20,000. The renovations are not wants but needs. The need for this grant is to ensure that a viable and engaging Quaker presence is available to all individuals in the City of Detroit. With the additional space in our meetinghouse, we plan to have the meetinghouse used every day of the week through worship and offering services to the neighborhood community along with a non-profit organization. Since just moving in one year ago, our primarily focus has been on major renovations to safely occupy the building and we will soon be determining how best to serve our neighboring community. The meetinghouse’s location is situated in an area facing socio-economic challenges and offers many ways to serve. After a year at this new location, we have been able to share the Quaker faith with many new visitors and have been encouraged by the young attenders we have had. Through determination and faith, our meeting is committed to ensuring that our collective Light continues to shine for generations to come, yet it is essential that we receive funding from outside sources to achieve this vision. Thank you for considering this request from Friends in Detroit. Please contact me if you would like additional information. In Friendship and with Deep Gratitude, Sharon Ottenbreit Member of Detroit Friends Meeting and Development Committee Convener

Submission Date 04/25/2024

Submitter's IP 15.235.15.135

Name of your organization. Everybody Wins DC

Person making request. Jordi Hutchinson

Best way to contact you. jhutchinson@everybodywinsdc.org

Address 1420 New York Ave. NW Suite 650 Washington, DC 20005

Website / URL https://everybodywinsdc.org/

EIN 52-1938281

Amount Requested 4000

Case for Request. At EWDC, we believe all children deserve the opportunity to thrive at school and in life. Key to this is helping kids become engaged and empowered readers. Reading is at the core of a child's ability to succeed in the classroom and their community. That's why we're working hard to help families build robust home libraries filled with stories they can read, share, and enjoy. Last year, EWDC gave away more than 13,000 free books to children across the greater DC area. And since the launch of our book distribution program in 2019, we've put more than 48,000 into kids' hands. But it isn't just about adding more books to a child's shelf - it's offering that child a chance to connect with and be inspired by the stories on the page. That's why EWDC prioritizes books that elevate and celebrate perspectives, characters, and communities too often underrepresented in children's literature. We wany to give all young readers a chance to see themselves reflected in the books they read. We also know that diverse books offer important windows into communities beyond a reader's own, promoting empathy, understanding, and inclusion. EWDC seeks support from the Snave Foundation to help us continue this important work of elevating diversity through reading so that more children can connect with stories and become engaged and empowered readers.

Submission Date 03/22/2024

Submitter's IP 222.79.103.59

Name of your organization. Taconic Hudson Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends

Person making request. Donna Barrett

Best way to contact you. clerkhudsonmeeting@gmail.com

Address 343 Union Street Hudson, NY 12534

Website / URL https://www.quakercloud.org/cloud/hudson-friends-meeting

EIN 90-0780165

Amount Requested 1000

Case for Request. Taghkanic Hudson Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, known as Hudson Friends Meeting, is a small meeting that is increasing being attended by young adults. We need to expand our space to serve these young people and other families, spiritual seekers, worshippers, community residents and visitors who attend. In addition to our 1832 meeting house, located in an historic district, we own a back building that has large barn doors and a loft that suggest it was originally a carriage house. We plan to renovate and open this building for seasonal First Day school and public programs and events that promote Friends' values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship. Even in its un-renovated state, people have enjoyed being in this rustic building during our fundraising events. A Snave Foundation grant will assist us to replace the roof without risking the financial stability of our meeting. The roof replacement will cover the back building and an attached storage room that houses all of our electrical connections for both our meeting house and the back building. We have already renovated the exterior, replaced doors and broken windows, and updated the electrical box to breakers. After the reroofing, we will renovate the interior of the back building to facilitate seasonal use as a First Day school and community space. The front door of the building opens to our garden, a safe, green space for children. The large barn doors open onto a tree-lined alley with little traffic where people like to walk, making it welcoming and safe for public gatherings during the spring, summer and fall months.

Submission Date 10/05/2023

Submitter's IP 136.143.177.51

Name of your organization. Changing Perceptions

Person making request. Monte Pollard

Best way to contact you. monte@changingdcperceptions.org

Address 200 Massachusetts Avenue NW Floor 8 Washington, DC 20001

Website / URL http://www.changingdcperceptions.org/

EIN 47-5462125

Amount Requested 35000

Case for Request. Changing Perceptions is a non-profit organization based in Washington D.C. that focuses on reducing recidivism and aiding incarcerated individuals as they reintegrate into society. Here are some reasons why Snave should consider sponsoring Changing Perceptions: 1. Mission and Values: Changing Perceptions believes in respect, dignity, trust, accountability, empathy, and authenticity. We value each person as an individual and treat them with care and kindness. We are trusted and truthful partners who follow through on our commitments and always do what is right. 2. Services: Changing Perceptions offers guidance to overcome personal obstacles, build self-confidence, and develop essential skills for traditional employment and daily living. We provide a range of support services to the re-entry community, including advocacy, social support, and community engagement. 3. Success Rate: Since 2020, our clients have had a zero percent recidivism rate. Additionally, our program has a completion rate of 90%, demonstrating the effectiveness and efficiency in completing tasks. 4. Community Impact: Changing Perceptions has provided over $90,000 in Flex-Funding to aid individuals in need of assistance with food, housing, employment, and transportation. 5. Unique Approach: Changing Perceptions offers a unique and effective approach to assisting those who are reintegrating into society after incarceration. Our platform revolves around a Mentor-Mentee relationship, in which peer mentors who have experienced incarceration provide support and guidance to new re-entrants. By sponsoring Changing Perceptions, Snave would be supporting an organization that significantly impacts the lives of returning citizens and their families. This aligns with Snave's commitment to social responsibility and community engagement.

Submission Date 09/23/2023

Submitter's IP 136.143.176.51

Name of your organization. Central Moravian Church

Person making request. Martha Jones

Best way to contact you. martha@centralmoravianchurch.org

Address 73 W Church St. Bethlehem, PA 18018-5821

Website / URL http://www.centralmoravianchurch.org

EIN 24-0795954

Amount Requested 25000

Case for Request. Central Moravian Church is Bethlehem’s first congregation and the oldest Moravian Church in North America. Coming from a variety of backgrounds and traditions, our congregation today gathers to experience God’s love in a caring, respectful and inclusive atmosphere. Central Moravian Church emphasizes Christian faith, hope and love. The Saal was the central place of worship in 1741 for the early inhabitants of the Bethlehem community. It is located on the second floor of the Gemeinhaus or community house (now part of the Moravian Museum). Within a few years, the Saal could not hold the number of worshippers and in 1751 a new worship space, now known as the "Old Chapel”, was appended to the Gemeinhaus and became the new place of worship. Near the corner of Heckewelder Place and Church Street, the Old Chapel served as the place of worship for Moravians for the next 55 years until the community again needed a larger space. On April 16, 1803, the cornerstone was laid for a new Sanctuary. When completed in 1806, it was the largest church building in Pennsylvania. Boldly building a sanctuary to accommodate 1500 at worship when the population of Bethlehem was approximately 600, the congregation’s desire was to build a facility large enough to comfortably welcome the congregation and community in their present time as well as into the future. And now, in the 21st Century, Central Moravian Church must take necessary steps to ensure that the Sanctuary meets the future needs of the church family and extended community, and continues to fulfill its mission, even as it preserves the iconic 1806 structure. As Historic Moravian Bethlehem continues on the journey to achieve World Heritage Site status, the sanctuary is an integral part of Moravian Bethlehem’s history and because of the location, will likely become an even greater toured and studied facility. In proactively maintaining the church’s historic buildings, it has become necessary to address the aging and outdated heating and cooling systems that condition the Sanctuary. The Central Moravian Church Sanctuary is currently heated by four gas furnaces, three of which have reached their design life expectancies. Replacement of the current furnaces is neither possible because replacements are not available, nor warranted, given the need to eliminate fossil fuel dependency. Furthermore, a study initiated in response to the COVID pandemic of indoor air contaminants confirmed that active ventilation of the Sanctuary is required to maintain acceptable indoor air quality. Central Moravian Church has strong traditions of looking to the future and caring for creation. By upgrading the heating, cooling, and integrated ventilation system, Central Moravian Church will once again demonstrate sound stewardship and care for the health of the environment and future generations of the community.

Submission Date 07/03/2023

Submitter's IP 54.191.137.17

Name of your organization. Reading Partners

Person making request. Chloe Oliveras

Best way to contact you. chloe.oliveras@readingpartners.org

Address 5410 Wilshire Blvd. #400 Los Angeles, CA 90036

Website / URL http://readingpartners.org

EIN 77-0568469

Amount Requested 90000

Case for Request. Snave Foundation 37 Englewood Road Winchester, MA 01890 Dear Evan Kravitz and Evans Family members, On behalf of Reading Partners Los Angeles, I am thrilled to submit a letter of interest to the Snave Foundation, a family foundation that has prioritized education and other issues core to those at Reading Partners. We are excited to engage with you, and offer this letter as a starting point in the conversation. In our ongoing commitment to empower students to reach grade-level reading proficiency, Reading Partners respectfully requests a two-year, $90,000 grant from the Snave Foundation that would directly support our targeted efforts in Los Angeles and growth plan to support students in South and East Los Angeles, two of Los Angeles Unified’s most pandemic-impacted communities. Using our proven tutoring models, Reading Partners will scale to reach 1,270 students urgently in need of academic recovery by 2024-2025. Mission & History Reading Partners’ mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results. Reading Partners is the only national nonprofit organization with a program model that is a complete package of in-school and online, one-on-one literacy instruction by volunteers who are trained and supported by staff. Celebrating fifteen years in Los Angeles, Reading Partners empowers local communities to invest in the education of our youth, providing an effective, affordable, and community-driven solution to the literacy crisis. Since 2008, Reading Partners Los Angeles has served over 6,000 kindergarten through 4th-grade students experiencing economic disadvantages across Los Angeles County. In response to COVID-19 related school closures, Reading Partners Los Angeles created an entirely new online program, Reading Partners Connects. Through this program, we provided 12,793 virtual tutoring sessions to over 430 students across Los Angeles with the support of nearly 500 volunteer tutors. For the 2021-22 school year, we again shifted our program to a hybrid virtual and in-person model, where students connected with their tutors online from our classrooms. As we look to further our work driving educational equity through literacy tutoring, we will utilize both our in-person program and Reading Partners Connects to drastically increase the number of students we can serve. Context As students progress through elementary school, they transition from learning to read to reading to learn. While this transition can be difficult for many students, those from systemically disadvantaged communities often face more significant challenges, now exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a 2021 study by the L.A. Times, elementary school student reading scores in L.A. Unified dropped 7% over the pandemic, creating a 26 percentage point gap between Black and Latinx students and their white and Asian classmates. Despite these grim statistics, there is a bright spot: results from a matched cohort study by the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress show increases in ELA learning rates between 2020-21 and 2021-22, suggesting that California’s focus on learning recovery is working. Ensuring equitable access to literacy resources is the key that would unlock doors to future opportunities and set students up for lifelong success. Program Description & Goals Reading Partners’ overarching goal is to help close the opportunity gap through the power of literacy. Reading Partners accomplishes this goal by intentionally partnering with Title I elementary schools across Los Angeles, where literacy resources are in short supply despite high demand. By providing equitable access to one-on-one, skills-based instruction using a research-based curriculum and bolstering a community culture rooted in educational equity, our program serves as an academic recovery partner and levels the playing field for students in communities disproportionately affected by systemic barriers to opportunities. With a blend of our in-person and online programming, Reading Partners is uniquely positioned to provide direct, individualized support to students. In each of our partner schools, Reading Partners transforms a dedicated space into a reading center, recruiting at least 50 volunteer tutors to serve at least 40 students who’ve been identified by their teacher as in need of literacy intervention, with the ability to scale up to 75 students. Our staff and AmeriCorps Members join our students in person at our reading centers Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm, where students connect with their tutors twice per week for 45-minute sessions. Our virtual tutors use video conferencing and our online curriculum, and our in-person tutors utilize our traditional program curriculum. Both our virtual and in-person curriculums are created in-house and present a series of research-based, structured lesson plans that progress from phonics instruction to comprehension strategy instruction. Content incorporates our trusted curriculum skills in innovative presentations to optimize student engagement. Tutors follow an individualized reading plan tailored to each student’s particular needs and strengths as well as Reading Partners’ strategic goals for student reading achievement. A seasoned educator supervises a portfolio of reading centers and ensures consistent results and program implementation fidelity. Reading Partners' program produces measurable improvement in students’ reading skills. We track students’ reading proficiency by grade level using Renaissance Learning’s STAR Early Literacy (for Kindergarten-second grade) and STAR Reading (for third grade and up) assessments. The results of these reliable and valid assessments provide a rigorous, dynamic, and skill-specific picture of each student’s growth and progress. The tests’ publisher, Renaissance Learning, conducted reliability and concurrent validity studies that included data from other literacy assessments and teacher reports of student skills drawn from a representatively diverse population of thousands of students in districts across the country. Using these tests, we assess our younger students to ensure they’re making strides toward developing mastery of foundational reading skills appropriate for their grade level. We assess our older students to ensure they are on track to read at grade level by year end. In partnership with Renaissance Learning, our annual program metrics are reported as follows: Objective 1: 78% of all Reading Partners’ students will meet or exceed their primary, individualized end-of-year literacy growth goal. Objective 2: 85% of all kindergarteners through second-graders will master grade-appropriate foundational literacy skills, putting them on track to read at or above grade level by third grade. Objective 3: 70% of all third- and fourth-grade students will demonstrate growth in reading scores compared to a national group of peers in the same grade. Objective 4: 70% of students will show improvement in general academic behaviors, such as class participation and regular homework completion, as reported by teacher surveys. Objective 5: 90% of teachers and principals will identify Reading Partners as a valuable asset to their school, as measured by surveys. Using our proven tutoring models, Reading Partners is scaling to reach students urgently in need of literacy support. Through extending our one-on-one tutoring models and expanding our Reading Partners Beyond offerings, which include our Take Reading With You program, curriculum licensing, train-the-trainer instruction, summer tutoring, small group tutoring and classroom push-in tutoring, we will increase the rate of learning for Los Anegeles students and foster relationships that build confidence as they transition from struggling readers to independent learners. Snave Foundation Investment A generous grant from the Snave Foundation would be instrumental in supporting the expansion of our program into South and East Los Angeles. Specifically, funds would be used for: Programmatic Staff: This includes salaries and benefits for the people who are directly responsible for ensuring successful program implementation, including our executive director, program director, four program managers, a community engagement director, and a community engagement associate. Core responsibilities include: recruiting, training, supervising, and supporting volunteer tutors; designing students’ Individualized Reading Plans; assessing and monitoring their progress; collaborating with teachers and principals; and building key community partnerships. The program team also focuses on student assessment, curriculum, program development and refinement, program quality standards and monitoring tools, and program systems and operations support. Curriculum and Program Materials: Includes a research-based curriculum set for each reading center. The 148-level program is highly structured and designed for use by those with limited educational experience. In addition, this category includes the technology necessary for program staff to execute responsibilities and track student progress. Finally, this includes supplies for each Reading Center and a variety of level-appropriate books (400-500 items per center). Administration and Data and Evaluation: A small portion of this grant will be used to cover the wages and benefits of our regional development staff and the shared services provided by the national team, including core business functions of Reading Partners such as Finance and accounting, Human Resources, Data and Evaluation, and IT. We centralize these departments at the national level and share services to keep costs low in the region. A two-year, $90,000 grant from the Snave Foundation would be an instrumental partnership that would allow Reading Partners Los Angeles to expand our reach, amplify our impact, and inspire a lifelong love of learning for hundreds of more students by the 2024-25 school year. We thank the Snave Foundation for its shared commitment to enhancing educational opportunities and hope to work together in forging a path towards equitable access to the transformative power of literacy. With sincere thanks, Chloe Oliveras Executive Director

Submission Date 06/30/2023

Submitter's IP 35.212.41.233

Name of your organization. Everybody Wins DC

Person making request. Jordi Hutchinson

Best way to contact you. jhutchinson@everybodywinsdc.org

Address 1420 New York Ave., NW, Suite 650 Washington, DC 20005

Website / URL https://everybodywinsdc.org/

EIN 52-1938281

Amount Requested 2500

Case for Request. For almost 30 years, Everybody Wins DC (EWDC) has used the power of reading to help children thrive in the classroom and in life. Our programs - one-on-one mentoring, group reading activities, and free book distributions - build better readers, stronger learners, and more confident individuals. When the pandemic closed schools in March 2020, it effectively closed EWDC programs - all our activities were delivered at school, during the school day. This could have been the end of EWDC. But instead of letting it shut us down, we spent time listening to and talking with our families and school partners to find new and better ways to serve students. The result is a stronger, more focused organization that targets resources to the communities that need us most. Today, EWDC delivers programming in neighborhoods across the Washington Metro Area, with a focus on the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, and Arlington County, and serves primarily youth (ages 5-12) who come from under-resourced communities, identify as Black or Hispanic, or attend Title 1 schools. This year, we relaunched in-person mentoring sessions at 7 locations as well as host community events across the region. This year, we've delivered more than 1,200 individualized mentoring hours, reached 600+ students in our read-alouds, and given away more than 11,000 free books, 70% of which are focused on characters and communities often underrepresented in children's literature. It has been an amazing year filled with the joy of reading. But we know more can - and should - be done. Given the need in the communities we serve, and the long-lasting impact Covid-19 has had on educational and social-emotional development, our goal is to expand in SY23-24, with a focus on Power Readers, our one-on-one mentoring program. We're targeting a 20% growth in mentoring hours delivered through expanded enrollment at target schools, including title 1 public schools in high-need communities in Washington, DC. Support from the Snave Foundation can help make that possible.

Submission Date 06/09/2023

Submitter's IP 35.209.145.241

Name of your organization. Plumstead Friends Meeting

Person making request. Bill Hoblin

Best way to contact you. 267-614-6617

Address Plumstead Friends Meeting 4914A Point Pleasant Pike Doylestown, PA 18902

Website / URL http://www.plumsteadfriendsmeeting.org

EIN 23-2642207

Amount Requested 5000

Case for Request. Plumstead Friends Meeting (PFM) respectfully requests funds to offset the cost of recoating the exterior of our meetinghouse to protect and preserve it from further damage caused by the elements. Ongoing repairs and regular maintenance of a nearly 150-year-old building depletes our yearly budgeted amount for this type of work. The meetinghouse at Plumstead Friends is much the way it was when it was rebuilt in 1875. The building has no electricity and no running water. In the winter, the primary source of heat is a wood burning stove. Our community loves the simplicity of these things and embraces the realities of worshiping in an old building. PFM was approved as a Monthly Meeting only 20 years ago. In that time, we have slowly built our financial resources to the point where we can stop using band-aid fixes to the building exterior and the floor joists and start employing longer lasting solutions. In 2015 we replaced the cracked wood burning stove. In 2019 we replaced the wooden floor and in 2022 we repointed the chimney, replaced slate roof tiles, and repaired rotted wood on the northeast outside corner of the building. Previously, an attempt to repair the exterior of the meetinghouse was made using cement, which is an incompatible material with the original pebbledash lime render coating, resulting in additional cracking. The mason we consulted with, believes this is the appropriate time to do the work because the overall coating is thin and, in some places, has fallen away completely, thus exposing the underlying, soft shale stone and exposing the building to further deterioration. The reason for all this renovation work is to protect the building from further disrepair and preserve it as an active Quaker meetinghouse for the next 150 years. This will allow future generations to enjoy the simplicity and the stillness that is literally built into the Plumstead Friends meetinghouse. The protective exterior coat on the meetinghouse is pebbledash lime render. It is original to the building and is made up of materials that are largely incompatible with most modern materials. This incompatibility is evident in some previous repair work, which is now failing. Lime render has positive qualities, such as allowing moisture to escape to the outside, which modern materials do not. The surface coating on most of the meetinghouse is intact but thin from age and acid rain. In some places, it is missing entirely; exposing underlying shale which is soft and in need of protection. There are also minor surface cracks and if not treated will widen and break off entirely. Andrew deGruchy is a mason who specialty is historic finishes. He has given us an estimate to clean the meetinghouse, correct all the incompatible repairs, and recoat the building. He did similar exterior work on the Wrightstown Meetinghouse and is highly recommended by them in addition to two Plumstead Friends Attenders. The recoating is expected to last approximately 100 years. The cost to do this work is $35,000. A scheduling deposit of $2,500 has already been paid. Work is scheduled to begin mid-September. Thank you for your consideration. Bill Hoblin

Submission Date 02/27/2023

Submitter's IP 136.143.176.51

Name of your organization. Friends Committee on National Legislation

Person making request. Saanvi Mukkara

Best way to contact you.

Address 14617 devonshire lane Frisco, TX 75035

Website / URL

EIN 53-0178883

Amount Requested 3000

Case for Request. Good Evening, Each year 400 students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults gather for an intensive four day program to learn how to become an effective advocate. Through the Friends Committee on National Legislation’s Spring Lobby Weekend these young adults gather to learn about a specific issue and lobby Congress on that issue. In previous years the program focused on domestic policy issues like the urging of a pathway to citizenship, climate change, etc. Set for March 25-28th Spring Lobby Weekend sets to secure the federal funding of local violence interrupter programs. My name is Saanvi and I am a student in Texas who seeks to bring a delegation of students to advocate for our passions and a better world. We’re estimating the cost of round trip and lodging at $550 per youth, and your donation would be matched by our generous partners at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Could we count on your generosity to sponsor 1-5 youth to take advantage of this remarkable learning experience? Thank you for your time and attention.

Submission Date 12/07/2022

Submitter's IP 136.143.176.50

Name of your organization. Barnes Foundation

Person making request. Laura Bramble

Best way to contact you. lbramble@barnesfoundation.org

Address 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130

Website / URL http://www.barnesfoundation.org

EIN 23-6000149

Amount Requested 10000

Case for Request. As you may know, Philadelphia art collector Dr. Albert C. Barnes (1872–1951) chartered the Barnes Foundation in 1922 in Merion, Pennsylvania, to teach people from all walks of life how to look at and appreciate art through the direct study of his collection. Over three decades, he acquired some of the world’s most renowned impressionist, post-impressionist, and modern paintings, including works by Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, and Picasso. He displayed these masterpieces alongside important examples of American art; old master paintings; African sculpture; Native American objects; medieval manuscripts and sculptures; decorative and industrial arts; and antiquities from the Mediterranean region and Asia. Integrating art and craft, and objects spanning cultures and time periods, Barnes sought to demonstrate the continuity of artistic tradition and the universal impulse for creative expression. Establishing the Foundation with the mission to promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture, Dr. Barnes believed that art should be accessible to all and has the power to improve minds and transform lives. He implemented free art appreciation classes in 1925. To better serve his educational mission, the Barnes moved in 2012 to Center City Philadelphia. Since then, nearly 2.3 million people from all 50 states and 130 countries have visited Dr. Barnes’s unrivaled collection, participated in educational courses and seminars, attended special exhibitions, and taken part in a variety of public and community engagement programs. This year, the Barnes celebrates both the 100th anniversary of its founding, and the 10th anniversary of its move to Philadelphia, which has allowed the Barnes to become a gathering place for the community, uniting people across generations and cultures, as well as an active participant in neighborhoods, working with community partners and change agents directly in the communities we serve. In the last five years, the Barnes has taken what is, for a museum, the unusual step of growing beyond traditional artistic and educational portfolios, capitalizing on other core competencies to extend its activity significantly into the social services arena. In 2019, Valerie Gay was appointed Deputy Director for Audience Engagement & Chief Experience Officer with the charge of overseeing the Barnes’s critical work in developing and sustaining our public and community engagement programs and expanding our diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout the Philadelphia region. Under the leadership of Barbara Wong, Director of Community Engagement, the Barnes has partnered with various local and regional public service agencies, with which we have developed summer camp and after-school programs for vulnerable early learners and youth; virtual access programs for seniors and under resourced communities; job training programs for recently incarcerated individuals; community arts and education hubs in West and South Philadelphia; and ELL/ESL biliteracy development programs for immigrant families. These programs integrate the Barnes into the larger fabric of Philadelphia and reach across the city and beyond to break down traditional barriers to participation in the arts, meeting people where they live, work, study, and play. Puentes a las Arts / Bridges to the Arts, specifically, is a free arts-based biliteracy enrichment program for early learners from South Philadelphia’s Latinx immigrant community and their families, many of which are living at or below poverty level. Since 2017, the Barnes has partnered with Puentes de Salud, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that promotes the health and wellness of the city’s growing Latinx community, in this unique learning initiative that addresses obstacles to success in education. Puentes a las Artes reaches a vulnerable population of families who lack access to high-quality learning and enrichment opportunities. Guided by bilingual teaching artists, the program offers emergent bilingual learners an opportunity to develop cognitive, linguistic, and visual literacy skills, and supports adult caregivers in developing additional strategies and activities to reinforce and extend learning at home. Through this initiative, students also demonstrate a growing independence, gain social/emotional confidence in the classroom, become more comfortable with new vocabulary, and switch between English and Spanish to express ideas. Along with after-school instruction, the program provides training and resources for parents, caregivers, and siblings through bilingual family tours, workshops, and family programming at the Barnes. Puentes a las Artes has fostered trusting relationships across participants, parents, and partners, ensuring a greater likelihood for a positive start to children’s early education and a continuity in developing socialization skills. During the pandemic, Barnes staff developed a hybrid approach where teaching artists and staff have worked to stay connected to early learners and their families remotely, as continuity is critical to ensuring momentum for early learning and development. Programming has included bilingual weekly classes on Zoom with virtual visits to the Barnes collection and art-making lessons, home delivery of books and art kits, monthly check-in calls to support at-home literacy development, and open access to videos of teaching artists and staff reading storybooks. In these uncertain times, Puentes a las Artes continues to provide high-quality learning and social-emotional support for early learners as well as essential support services for parents. With the ongoing pandemic, this program has not only advanced the biliteracy development of early learners, but school teachers have highlighted their appreciation for the program’s impact on building their students’ school readiness. Students who participate in Puentes a las Artes are observed to be better equipped with the social emotional skills, curiosity and confidence necessary to be successful in kindergarten and Head Start classrooms. The Barnes aims to resume in-person afterschool programming for the 2022-23 academic year, while also continuing some remote learning to meet the needs of more early learners and families. Family workshops and visits to the Barnes will continue once a month. Puentes a las Artes programming exemplifies the Quaker values of equality and community, building bridges, encouraging trust and dialogue, and supporting under-resourced Latinx communities in their effort to improve their lives, education and circumstances. As the Snave Foundation provides support for not-for-profit educational institutions that reflect Quaker ideals, the Barnes Foundation respectfully requests Foundation sponsorship to submit a Major Grant proposal for this community engagement initiative. Thank you for your kind consideration of this request.

Submission Date 05/04/2022

Submitter's IP 136.143.176.51

Name of your organization. Friends Place on Capitol Hill (Friends Place)

Person making request. Alex Wilson

Best way to contact you. alexwilson@fcnl.org

Address 515 E Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003

Website / URL https://www.friendsplacedc.org/

EIN 52-0846718

Amount Requested 1000

Case for Request. Friends Place on Capitol Hill (Friends Place) respectfully requests $1,000 from the SNAVE Foundation to help us design and launch an experiential Quaker civic engagement program for young people—from middle school to college aged. A 501(c)3 Quaker guesthouse and learning center previously known as William Penn House, Friends Place advances civic engagement for young people. Purchased in 1966 by the Friends Meeting of Washington to accommodate Quaker anti-war activists working with the Friends Committee on National Legislation, this historic property on East Capitol Street has been integral to the Quaker presence on Capitol Hill and has served as an important organizing space. For example, William Penn House opened its doors to the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968 and provided organizers with a place to plan Resurrection City. In more recent years, William Penn House served as a housing and hospitality center for members of youth movements (including the Sunrise Movement) as they prepared for and participated in protests in the nation’s capital. William Penn House formally transferred its operations to the FCNL Education Fund in 2019 to sustain and grow a Quaker presence in Washington D.C. Friends Place maintains a separate Board of Directors, operates under its own tax-exempt status, and currently receives recoverable grants from the FCNL Education Fund for operating expenses. To limit overhead, we operate under a shared services model: the FCNL Education Fund provides needed fundraising, communications, and administrative support. The goal is for Friends Place to achieve full financial sustainability by 2024 through building use revenue and individual donors. Friends Place and the SNAVE Foundation A new movement for a richer civic education in the United States is alive and well. Prompted by partisan divisiveness, racial reckoning, the health of the planet and structural economic, political and social changes that challenge the cohesion of American democracy, the 2021 “Educating for American Democracy” report offers a roadmap for education in self-governance. Schools are on the forefront of assuring that children understand the American experiment and their role in it. Community and faith groups, non-profit organizations, labor unions, and businesses all play a role in assuring full and equitable participation in our communities, our country, and in the world. Friends Place will play a role in the movement for stronger civic education and engagement. With the SNAVE Foundation’s support, Friends Place will build on its 55-year history of success as we launch an experiential Quaker civic engagement program for middle, high school, and college students that complements and extends the civic education received in school. This programming will be offered year-round and will be adaptable to school schedules and curriculum requirements. Centered around how people power creates justice, peace, a healthy planet, and a stronger democracy, Friends Place programming will engage young people in solutions to structural problems that prohibit the full realization of American democracy. Quaker faith and practice offer profound opportunities for young people to experience lifelong leadings for social justice work. With robust programming that is ethically and morally grounded in Quakerism, Friends Place will empower F/friends to put their faith into action and live their convictions. The Director of Friends Place, Sarah Johnson, will develop, market, and operationalize our new programming as well as establish partnerships with F/friends middle, high, and post-secondary schools; churches; meetings; and organizations that will bring groups to stay at Friends Place. Several institutions that have already expressed interest in bringing student groups to Friends Place include Wilmington College (OH), Dallas Peace and Justice Center (TX), and Friends Seminary (NY). We look forward to engaging these institutions in Friends Place programming while building a broader participant base. Committed to fostering inclusive programming that reaches diverse, multi-cultural audiences, we will pay particular attention to establishing partnerships with historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), Tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), and faith-based organizations. We will begin offering programming in early 2022. Conclusion With the SNAVE Foundation’s support and partnership, we will help young people across the country to recognize their power and role in democracy. These young people will leave Friends Place with knowledge they can take back to their communities, extending the impact of our experiential learning opportunity across the country. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration of our request, and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Submission Date 09/29/2021

Submitter's IP 136.143.177.50

Name of your organization. Friends Place on Capitol Hill

Person making request. Alex Wilson

Best way to contact you. alexwilson@fcnl.org

Address 515 E Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003

Website / URL

EIN 52-0846718

Amount Requested 150000

Case for Request. Friends Place on Capitol Hill (Friends Place) respectfully requests $150,000 over two years from the SNAVE Foundation to repair and modernize our historic, 104-year-old Quaker building as well as design and pilot an experiential Quaker civic engagement program for middle, high school, and college students. Friends Place, a 501(c)3 Quaker guesthouse and learning center previously known as William Penn House, advances civic engagement for young people. Purchased in 1966 by the Friends Meeting of Washington to accommodate Quaker anti-war activists working with the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), William Penn House has been integral to the Quaker presence on Capitol Hill and has served as an important organizing space. For example, William Penn House opened its doors to the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968 and provided organizers with a place to plan Resurrection City. William Penn House formally transferred its operations to the FCNL Education Fund in 2019 and began its next phase of service as Friends Place on Capitol Hill: an FCNL Education Fund subsidiary and FCNL-affiliate organization. Since 2019, and despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we have worked to upgrade and modernize the building. With the SNAVE Foundation’s support, we will be able to finish building repairs this fall and accommodate overnight guests beginning spring 2022. To-date, we have made substantial progress in major repairs to the roof, electrical equipment, and plumbing. Following these and other structural repairs, we will focus on needed improvements like painting, floor refinishing, new appliances, and furnishings. When finished, Friends Place will feature a conference space equipped for remote meetings, a second-floor meeting room that adjoins a dining room/kitchen area, and seven sleeping rooms that can accommodate up to 29 overnight guests. With the Foundation’s support, Friends Place will also design and pilot an experiential Quaker civic engagement program for middle, high school, and college students that complements and extends the civic education received in school. Centered around how people power creates justice, peace, a healthy planet, and a stronger democracy, Friends Place programming (which may include a direct service-learning component) will engage young people in solutions to structural problems that prohibit the full realization of American democracy. Quaker faith and practice offers profound opportunities for young people to experience lifelong leadings for social justice work. With robust programming that is ethically and morally grounded in Quakerism, Friends Place will empower F/friends to put their faith into action and become effective advocates for the world they seek. We are in the process of hiring a Director of Friends Place to develop, market, and test our new program as well as establish formal partnerships with F/friends middle, upper, and post-secondary schools; churches; meetings; and organizations that will bring groups to stay at Friends Place. Through FCNL’s Young Adult Program, we have fostered robust partnerships with several Quaker-based institutions that have already expressed interest in bringing student groups to Friends Place, including Wilmington College. We plan to launch virtual programming in winter 2021 and begin offering in-person programming in spring 2022. Friends Place currently receives recoverable grants from the FCNL Education Fund to cover operating expenses and, to limit overhead, operates under a shared services model; the FCNL Education Fund provides needed fundraising, communications, and administrative support. With the SNAVE Foundation’s partnership over the first two years of Friends Place’s rebirth, we will ensure the organization achieves full financial sustainability by 2024 and can grow in the years to come. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration of our request, and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Submission Date 06/23/2021

Submitter's IP 204.141.42.226

Name of your organization. Media Providence Friends School

Person making request. Cynthia McGoff

Best way to contact you. cmcgoff@mpfs.org

Address 125 W. Third Street Media, PA 19063

Website / URL http://mpfs.org

EIN 23-1386177

Amount Requested 30000

Case for Request. Long before 1954, when the Supreme Court decided Brown vs. Board of Education, MPFS enrolled its first student of color. "The school met with its most serious financial crisis, not from the Depression but from the admission of its first Negro student in 1937" (A Century of Love and Learning). Despite being a Quaker institution, and living by the Quaker Testimonies, a number of families protested and MPFS lost about 30% of its enrollment and, yet, did not waver in its decision. This decision directly informed the type of school MPFS would grow to become today: a learning community that not only teaches social justice but is committed to evolving our understanding of race and racism to best serve our community. In the Spring of 2020, we knew it was important to share more explicitly how we incorporate our Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity (JEDI) work into our program, across all subjects and throughout the year. Hence the birth of the MPFS JEDI Task Force, made up of teachers, families, administration, and trustees. Our JEDI goals, broadly outlined, are to foster positive identities (racial, gender, religion, sexuality, family structure, class & ability) in our students, staff, families, and trustees, and encourage their personal development by: raising awareness and building literacy by engaging in explicit conversations about our identities honoring the intersectionality that exists within ourselves and members of our community, thus increasing our capacity for empathy encouraging our community to take action when they see injustice, prejudice, and bigotry in the world. We understand this work is dynamic and ongoing and will require us to continue to learn and grow. Teachers have incorporated social justice in a wide variety of ways over many years, and not just in January and February. Social Justice is wide-reaching across subjects and is honored throughout the curriculum all year long. We are committed to being more intentional about communicating and sharing our JEDI work with our community, as well as bringing more professional development and family events centered around JEDI topics and engagement. Some of these have/will include: 20-21:The MPFS Listening Campaign, facilitated by the Philly Children’s Movement ($2500). We intend to include members of our extended communities in 21-22 The Race Institute (faculty training) with Toni Graves Williamson and Ali Michaels, 50% of our faculty are trained 20-21. We aim to train the remaining 50% (21-22 for $13,000) February 2021: Access to the film Virtually Free by Andre Robert Lee ($5000). We intend to schedule more film screenings in the coming years ($5000+ for 21-22) February 2021: Q&A sessions with Andre Robert Lee for our middle school students and our families April 2021: Sonja Cherry Paul joins our faculty meeting and also presents to families. $2500 April 2021: City of Love workshops and concert $1500 22-23: High caliber multi year speaker series to engage/educate our extended community and with specific attention to involving Quaker Meetings. ($25,000 - $100,000 per speaker) 21-22 Local DEI experts to come and work with our faculty, students, families ($2500 - $10,000) 21-22: Lion’s Story (Howard Stevenson) ongoing training and facilitation with all faculty and staff over the course of months. In addition to the individual work with the Race Institute, Lion’s Story is an imperative opportunity to do this work collectively as a faculty/staff/leadership team ($17,600). Includes- Virtual Client Based Course Training- participants are guided through an eighteen-hour curriculum that pairs six hours of Self-Paced Work with twelve hours of Live Facilitated Group Sessions. Live Facilitated Group Sessions are delivered over four, two - three hour sessions, meeting four to six weeks in between each session. Listening Session for BIPOC Staff/Faculty- as a PWI (Predominantly White Institution) we must hold space for our BIPOC staff/faculty to support listening & reflection of immediate racial & social justice concerns. Leadership Team Racial Literacy Institute for the MPFS administrative team to experience together and help guide policy and decision making at every level of the school. Middle School SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Programming and Speakers- a year long course that includes a variety of facilitated affinity groups (racial, gender, sexuality identities) and health classes. To provide an authentic JEDI lens (and because all learning happens in difference, not sameness) we strive to bring many voices and perspectives into the room. ($13,000) Peter, if you’d be willing to sponsor a one year grant request in the amount of $30,000 it would help us pay for this important work. Specifically it will help with the ongoing training for our faculty/staff and our middle school SEL guest speakers/workshops. MPFS pledges to be an example to our community that racial literacy and teaching social justice issues are not simply one-off lessons to be completed each year. In the same way that Friends education infuses the SPICES across subjects, our work with JEDI is a journey of learning and discovery that must be fostered throughout the curriculum and program.

Submission Date 06/22/2021

Submitter's IP 73.233.76.34