2015 Grants

Advocacy

CASA de Maryland
$50,000

www.wearecasa.org
To organize low-income, immigrant workers and their families, secure employment for low-income workers, and advocate for workers’ rights.

Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis
$35,000

www.thecommonwealthinstitute.org
To provide general operating support.

DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice
$30,000

www.dcappleseed.com
To advocate for and monitor the implementation of key reforms related to the CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield Reform Project.

DC Coalition on Long-Term Care/IONA Senior Services
$30,000

www.iona.org
To advocate for higher wages, better benefits, and workforce development opportunities for home health aides.

D.C. Employment Justice Center
$35,000

www.dcejc.org
To provide general operating support.

D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute/Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
$35,000

www.dcfpi.org
To provide general operating support.

D.C. Hunger Solutions/Food Research and Action Center
$35,000

www.dchunger.org
To provide general operating support.

DC Primary Care Association
$35,000

www.dcpca.org
To advocate for payment reform that would align with improvements in population health and reduction in health costs.

Fair Budget Coalition
$35,000

www.fairbudget.org
To advocate for budget and public policies that address poverty and human needs in the District of Columbia.

Greater Washington Workforce Development Collaborative/Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
$25,000

www.thecommunityfoundation.org
To support a funding partnership that will work to strengthen regional education and skills training systems in health care, with the goal of moving low-income adults into sustainable employment.

Institute for Public Health Innovation
$35,000

www.institutephi.org
To support the Center for the Community Health Workforce, which will work to ensure Community Health Workers are integrated in the public health and health care systems.

La Clinica del Pueblo
$35,000

www.lcdp.org
To advocate for health equity for the Latino and other immigrant communities in the Washington, DC region.

Legal Aid Justice Center
$35,000

www.justice4all.org
To support its work to advocate for the rights of low-income immigrant workers and organize workers and their communities.

Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
$30,000

www.legalaiddc.org
To protect the rights of low-income DC residents and ensure access to health care, unemployment insurance, and other essential benefits.

Maryland Center on Economic Policy
$35,000

www.mdeconomy.org
To provide general operating support.

Maryland Citizens Health Initiative
$30,000

www.healthcareforall.com
To advocate for consumer rights in the implementation of Maryland’s all payer hospital payment system.

Maryland Hunger Solutions/Food Research and Action Center
$30,000

www.mdhungersolutions.org
To provide general operating support.

Organizing Neighborhood Equity
$30,000

www.onedconline.org
To support the Black Worker Center which will advocate for workers’ rights, living wage jobs, and public policies that provide employment opportunities.

Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County
$35,000

www.primarycarecoalition.org
To implement the Triple Aim concept which will improve population health and patient experience, reduce health care costs, and address the factors that affect the health of patients.

Public Justice Center
$35,000

www.publicjustice.org
To educate and advocate for policies that protect the rights of low-income workers and expand access to health care and other public benefits.

Restaurant Opportunities Center of Washington, DC
$30,000

www.rocunited.org/dc
To provide general operating support.

Small Business Majority
$30,000

www.smallbusinessmajority.org
To advocate for health care reform implementation in Virginia by engaging the small business community.

Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations
$30,000

www.vacolao.org
To advocate for health care reform implementation in Virginia by organizing and engaging the Latino community and other immigrant organizations.

Virginia Consumer Voices for Healthcare
$30,000

www.vaconsumervoices.org
To advocate for health care reform implementation in Virginia by organizing and engaging patients, community organizations, labor, small businesses, and other advocacy groups.

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy
$30,000

www.virginiainterfaithcenter.org
To advocate for health care reform implementation in Virginia by engaging the faith-based community.

Voices for Virginia’s Children
$40,000

www.vakids.org
To support its joint work with the Virginia Oral Health Coalition to educate the public and advocate with policymakers on health reform implementation in Virginia.

Washington AIDS Partnership
$25,000

www.washingtonaidspartnership.org
To support the Ending HIV/AIDS Initiative.

Washington AIDS Partnership
$35,000 (second year of two-year grant)

www.washingtonaidspartnership.org
To support the Positive Pathways program, which is an intervention that is providing medical care for African-American women living with HIV/AIDS using a network of trained peer Community Health Workers.

Innovations/Special Projects

Bread for the City
$30,000

www.breadforthecity.org
To advance its racial equity work and engage the DC community in addressing racism and racial disparities.

City First Enterprises
$30,000

www.cfenterprises.org
To support the Community Wealth Building Initiative in the Washington, DC metropolitan region.

Empowered Women International
$25,000

www.ewint.org
To assist low-income, immigrant, and refugee women to develop small businesses and raise awareness about their contributions to their families and communities.

IMPACT Silver Spring
$40,000

www.impactsilverspring.org
To develop an inclusive local economy which will help low-income communities and communities of color generate income and wealth.

Safe Places for Advancement of Community & Equity
$40,000

www.thespacesproject.org
To support its racial equity program that seeks to enhance opportunities for African Americans, immigrants, and youth of color and reduce or eliminate the impact of implicit bias in public policies.

Washington Interfaith Network
$30,000

www.windc-iaf.org
To support its joint work with Action in Montgomery and Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement to raise awareness about racial equity in the Washington, DC region and strengthen cross-racial community organizing and policy advocacy work.

Margaret O’Bryon Learning Journey Fund

District of Columbia Primary Care Association
$5,000

www.dcpca.org
To exchange lessons and best practices in engaging consumers in health system transformation and innovations in quality care and payment models.

DC Employment Justice Center
$5,000

www.dcejc.org
To learn and exchange information about worker and community organizing and ways to increase its capacity to advocate on economic justice issues.

Fair Budget Coalition
$5,000

www.fairbudget.org
To learn and exchange strategies that would foster collaboration between community organizations and service providers and incorporate racial equity in its advocacy work.

Organizing Neighborhood Equity DC
$5,000

www.onedconline.org
To exchange lessons and best practices in forming worker-owned cooperatives.