2013 Grantees
Grant Amount
A VOICE - Art Vision & Outreach In Community Education (MT) Support a Native American middle and high school program to explore and document community,culture and history $7,500
American Cave Conservation Association General support for conservation of caves in Appalachian Kentucky. $5,000
Appalachian Citizen's Law Center Support partial salary for two public interest attorneys, staff support and related expenses. $40,000
Berea Independent Schools Provide wellness coordinator to sustain volunteer initiatives. $25,000
Bitterroot Ecological Awareness Resources (B.E.A.R.) (MT) Support experiential-based mentoring program for high-risk 10 -17 year olds $25,000
Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program, Inc. Support for Green Dot Kentucky, a program in public high schools to reduce teen dating violence. $35,000
Camp Ground School (Laurel Co. District) Purchase library books in a variety of genres for all grade levels $35,000
Casa Front Range Guardians Ad Litem dbaFront Range CASA/GAL Inc. (MT) Support Court Appointed Guardian Advocate program in a rural 4-county area serving abused or neglected children $18,000
Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky Hire a robotics coordinator to provide support to volunteers who coach robotics teams $47,500
Child Care Resources (MT) Mentor and train isolated childcare providers in 4 rural counties to improve early childhood education $13,000
Children's Law Center Hire an attorney to assist with legal issues relating to children in Appalachia $50,000
Christian Care Communities Provide volunteer coordinator to implement the Best Friends Care program for Alzheimer's patients in Corbin. $25,000
Christian Help, Inc. of Mingo County To provide utility and transportation assistance to low-income families in Martin County, Ky. $10,000
Corbin Independent Schools Continue successful mathematics intervention program for Corbin Elementary students. $45,000
Cowan Community Action Group General operating support for community center. $25,000
Cumberland Elementary (Harlan County District) Support enrichment program for reading for children in grades K-3. $35,000
Defenders of Wildlife (MT, Fort Peck Reservation, Fort Belknap Reservation) Support and expand wild bison restoration on tribal lands and relocation of quarantined Yellowstone bison $20,000
Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (MT) Support direct domestic and sexual violence clien tservices in a rural 2-county area $20,000
East Bernstadt Independent Purchase textbooks in reading, math and science to help school meet Common Core Standards. $46,000
East Helena Public Schools (MT) Support a summer program to increase academic levels & class participation, decrease absenteeism & disciplinary issues $30,000
Eastern Kentucky Public Health, Inc. Provide assessment and interventions for children in low-income homes who suffer from asthma. $35,000
Eastern Kentucky University Foundation Continuing support for Coal Country Beeworks, including bee trapping, identification of bees and data analysis. $45,000
First Book-Carter County Purchase new books for children who live in homes in Carter County were reading materials are not available. $5,000
Five Valleys Land Trust (MT) Support river corridor protection, restored habitat,and increased public recreation opportunities $30,000
Foy's to Blacktail Trails (MT) Support expanding a regional park and trail corridor, habitat conservation, and public access $30,000
Friends Forever Mentoring (formerly BBBS of Lake Cty & Flathead Res) (MT: Salish & Kootenai Reservation) Increase the number of Native American youth mentored by high school and adult Native American volunteers. $20,000
Friends of Bell County Animal Shelter, Inc. Provide three free spay/neuter clinics in cooperation with three local veterinarians to spay/neuter approximately 75 animals. $7,000
Gateway Community Services Provide support to assist victims of domestic violence in attaining financial stability and independence. $30,000
God's Pantry Purchase food for a group of 10 bood bank sites in Eastern Kentucky and offset delivery costs to those sites. $15,000
Hand-In-Hand Ministries, Inc. Support home repair program sponsored by The Auxier Center in Floyd County. $25,000
Harlan County Boys and Girls Club Provide after school enrichment programs to children in Harlan County. $35,000
Heritage Hospice, Inc. Provide laptop computers to assist with documentation of patient encounters in four Appalachian counties. $16,000
Highland Elementary (Johnson County District) Purchase the i-Ready Diagnostic and Instruction set, which includes online reading and math materials and assessment. $43,000
Hopa Mountain Foundation (MT) increase the number of Native American students who are recruited to, retained at, and graduated from college $25,000
Inter-Mountain Deaconess Home for Children (MT) Support construction of a therapeutic youth group home for children with complex emotional disturbances from a rural region $40,000
Intermountain Planned Parenthood Inc.dba Planned Parenthood of Montana (MT) Provide general support to help expand and protect access to health care $35,000
Judi's Place for Kids, Inc. Remodel Judi's Place to create additional space for handicap access, separate office for forensic interviewer and create observation team meeting room. $44,000
Kentucky Pink Connection, Inc. Provide salary support for health navigators to encourage cancer screenings and to provide screening and diagnostic supplies. $30,000
Lemhi County Crisis Intervention dba The Mahoney Family Safety Center (ID) Support shelter and advocacy services for survivors of domestic violence & prevention youth education in 2 rural counties $25,000
Lemhi County dba Gibbonsville Improvement Association (ID) Support well, plumbing and wastewater system installation at an historic rural community center $23,000
Lemhi County Historical Society, Inc. (ID) Support remodeling of an historic building to expand museum services in a rural county $35,000
Lemhi Regional Land Trust (ID) Support conservation of ranch land and wildlife habitat in 2 rural counties $30,000
Letcher County Public Library Establish a public-use computer center at the new Fleming-Neon Library. $30,000
Library Consortium of Eastern Idaho (ID) Support purchase of library operating systemsoftware for a rural multi-county region $9,000
Madison County Schools Support creative writing/mentoring and enrichment programs for middle school girls. $19,000
Meade Memorial Elementary (Johnson County District) Purchase Reading Street English/Language Arts and enVision math textbooks for grades k-6. $31,000
Messengers for Health (MT: Crow Nation) Improve Native American health through culturally appropriate designed community-based projects $20,000
Missoula County (MT) Support low-to-no cost replacement of inefficient woodstoves and education to improve air quality in a rural area $25,000
Montana HomeOwnership Network, dba, NeighborWorks Montana (MT) Support a matched-savings program for low income participants' homeownership, higher education or small business startup $30,000
Montana Natural History Center (MT) Support purchase of classroom video conferencing equipment to provide teacher trainng & content to rural schools $25,000
Montana Office of Public Instruction (MT) Support program of local school-community-business partnerships to increase high school graduation $30,000
Northwest Montana Human Resources, Inc. DBA Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana (MT) Support an integrated education & advocacy program for rural low-income individuals and families to promote economic literacy $30,000
Nurturing Center (MT) Support tailored comprehensive family resource programs to prevent child abuse in 4 rural counties $25,000
Pantry Partners Food Bank Inc. (MT) Support operations and food purchases in a rural food pantry $10,000 in 2013, $10,000 in 2014, $10,000 in 2015
Park County Community Foundation (MT) Support coordination, documentation and implementation of comprehnesive early childhood programs in a rural county $10,000 in 2013, $10,000 in 2014
Pikeville Elementary School Provide instructional materials for primary teachers who are working in Reading Recovery or literacy group in primary grades. $11,000
Poverello Center, Inc. (MT) Support construction of a new regional homless shelter, soup kitchen, and expanded emergency and veterans services building $35,000
Reading Camp, Episcopal Diocese of Lexington Support summer reading camp in Bell County. $10,000
Rural Dynamics Inc. (ID & MT) Support a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and finacial services program in rural ID & MT communities $20,000
Salmon Arts Council (ID) Provide general operating support as the organization builds local capacity to fund staff positions and programs $16,000
Salmon Middle School- District 291 (ID) Increase student academic success through classroom sets of iPads in a rural middle school $30,000
Salmon Valley Stewardship (ID) Support forestry, local foods, and community resilience programs in a rural region $25,000
Science Fun Summer enrichment programs for Appalachian school children. $5,000
Sons of the American Revolution Provide support for history programs for school children in Appalachia. $3,500
Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky Support a program coordinator's salary and additional expenses to increase awareness of importance of folic acid and other issues related to spina bifida prevention in Appalachia. $20,000
Supporters of Abuse Free Environments (SAFE), Inc. (MT) Support expansion of program to prevent intimate partner violence in a rural county $30,000
Tamarack Grief Resource Center (MT) Support grief consultations and counseling, bereavement camps and comprehensive grief support for adults and children $25,000
Teach for America Provide general operating support for Teach for America Appalachia, assisting the program in hiring at least 30 new teachers committed to working with Appalachian Kentucky children. $50,000
Upper Carmen Public Charter School (ID) Purchase early reading and math computer-based programs for a high achieving rural charter school $19,000
Warfield Middle School (Martin County District) Provide supplemental materials for the Warfield school library, specifically library books, insructional DVDs, five desktop computers and a printer. $10,000
Western Sustainability Exchange (MT) Support a program that promotes rural ecomonies, stewardship practices, & protects wildlife habitat $30,000
Whitesburg Rotary Foundation, Inc. Provide books for the Rotary's Dolly Parton's Imagination Library early literacy program by providing an age-appropriate book each month to children from birth until their fifth birthday. $10,000
Yaak Valley Forest Council (ID & MT) Provide support for conservation, restoration, community devlopment and education programs in a 2-state rural region $20,000