2012 Grantees
Grant Amount
Adair County Schools Create home computer access for library holdings $25,000
American Cave Association Continue support for cave conservation and clean-up in Eastern Kentucky. $10,000
Annville Institute/Jackson County Ministries Partial funding to build an addition to the gym. $45,000
Bell County Council on Literacy, Inc. Assist in restoring adult literacy program that was damaged in a devastating flood. $10,000
Berea Independent Schools Provide wellness coordinator to sustain volunteer initiatives. $25,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lake County and the Flathead Reservation (MT) Expand Native American mentoring program on a reservation $20,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Park County (MT) Support high school mentors of elementary-aged children and their mentoring training. $10,000 in 2012; $7,500 in 2013
Big Creek Elementary (Clay County District) Rufurbish an elementary school library to provide new non-fiction titles, create a reading space and provide audio books. $30,000
Bird Consulting/Lotts Creek School Provide support for librarian services $20,000
Bluegrass PRIDE Pilot a projected in Appalachia schools to offer hands-on evnironmental education to provide more "fresh-air" time to the children. $40,000
Center for Rural Strategies Support for The Daily Yonder civic dialogue project. $25,000
Christian Appalachian Project, Inc. Provide funds to pay for materials for volunteers who rehab/rebuild substandard homes in Appalachia. $20,000
Clark County Homeless Coalition General support for a collaborative homeless coalition serving Winchester and surrounding communities. $20,000
Community Farm Alliance Add a staff person in Eastern Kentucky to encourage local people to grow their own food as well as create farmer's markets. $30,000
Corbin Primary School Support math intervention for primary students. $40,000
Corvallis School District (dba Public School Bands) (MT) Support purchase of musical instruments for school band program. $25,000
Cowan Community Center Provide general operating support for community center in low income area. $25,000
Cumberland Elementary (Harlan County District) Support for early reading intervention for grades K-3. $45,550
Defenders of Wildlife (MT) Support program to increase tolerance for wild bison and expand 2 tribal reserves. $20,000
DeSmet School District (MT) Purchase classroom computers for student journalism and other activities. $8,500
East Valley Elementary School (Morgan Co. District) Provide the Writing Roadmap program for students as well as computer workstations. $20,000
Elliott County High School Update the Library/Media Center to replace outdated materials and technological improvements. $20,000
Fairview High School Update the library to meet Common Core Standards. $20,000
Gateway Community Services Inc. Asset-building services for victims of domestic violence $30,000
Greater Hazard Area Arts Council and Performing Arts Series General support for a community arts program. $20,000
Hand-In-Hand Ministries, Inc. Support home repair program sponsored by The Auxier Center in Floyd County. $25,000
Hazard Perry County Community Ministries General support to reorganize after financial crisis. $15,000
Hazard Perry County Senior Citizen Center Provide funds to offer transportation,education and health services to seniors. $15,000
Hindman Settlement School Provide support for dyslexia program. $15,000
Hope in the Mountains Provide Peer-to-Peer Recovery Support services for women who are recovering from substance abuse. $30,000
Hunter Hills (Laurel County District) Provide summer reading enrichment for low-income students. $8,000
Idaho Community Action Network (ID) Support for community-based bilingual non-commercial Latino radio station in rural area. $25,000
Idaho Foodbank Warehouse (ID) Provide nutritious food packs when rural school-based feeding programs do not operate. $25,000
Idaho Heritage Trust (ID) Support small historic preservation grants & technical assistance in rural communities. $25,000
Intermountain Planned Parenthood (MT) Support general operations including medical services, education and advocacy. $40,000
Kentucky Equal Justice Center Provide general support for immigrants seeking permanent legal status $20,000
Kentucky Historical Society Support a historical cemetery preservation project $20,000
Kentucky Lions Eye Provide additional equipment for volunteer evaluation of elementary students' vision $10,000
Kentucky Natural Lands Trust Purchase a vehicle for staff use. $35,000
Kentucky Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Provide targeted support for assisting Appalachian Kentucky nonprofits $15,000
KVC Behavioral Healthcare Kentucky, Inc. Provide training for five therapists to better serve mental health needs in Eastern Kentucky. $30,000
Lemhi County Economic Development Association (Baseball Field) (ID) Support final improvements to volunteer-built baseball field in Salmon. $15,000
Lemhi County Economic Development Association (Whitewater Park) (ID) Support development of final engineering plans for whitewater park in Salmon River. $15,000
Lewis County Schools Purchase Scott Foresman Reading Street for K-3 students. $25,000
Lewiston City Library (ID) Purchase teen-identified furnishings for teen section of new library. $25,000
Mackay School District (ID) Purchase interactive whiteboards and other technology for junior-senior high school. $40,000
Madison County Schools Support creative writing/mentoring and enrichment programs for middle school girls. $19,000
Magoffin County High School Replace library furnishings. $25,000
Missoula Children's Theatre (MT) Support touring theater residencies in rural Idaho and Montana communities. $25,000
Missoula Writing Collaborative (MT) Provide school-based creative writing programs in two rural schools. $10,000
Montana Food Bank Network (MT) Provide nutritious food packs when school-based feeding programs do not operate. $30,000
Montana Nonprofit Association (MT) Strengthen nonprofit organization capacity statewide. $30,000
Montana Preservation Alliance (MT) Support creation of one-room schoolhouse book to raise funds to preserve them. $10,000
Monticello Independent School Update the Accelerated Reader program. $20,000
NECCO Provide support for diversion of first-time juvenile offenders. $10,000
North Missoula Community Development Corporation (MT) Support final phase of non-profit licensed commercial kitchen build-out. $20,000
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Provide support for van ministry. $36,000
Project Read General support for adult reading program. $15,000
Reading Camp, Episcopal Diocese of Lexington Support summer reading camp in Bell County. $10,000
Salmon School District 291 (Gear Up Program) (ID) Provide college readiness program to 9 -12 graders through each class's graduation. $19,000 in 2012; $25,500 in 2013; $10,000 in 2014
Salmon Valley Stewardship (Working Together) (ID) Support capacity building activities for a network of Lemhi County nonprofits. $9,500
Science Fun Summer enrichment programs for Appalachian school children. $5,000
Shoshone-Banock Tribes - Lincoln Creek District (ID) Support renovation of historic tribal school conversion to a community center. $25,000
Sons of the American Revolution Provide support for history programs for school children in Appalachia. $22,000
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. $10,000
St. Patrick Hospital and Health Foundation (for St. Joseph Medical Center) (MT) Expand rural hospital-based palliative care services in a rural/frontier area. $25,000
Stanley Community Library (ID) Support construction and purchase of a new library. $30,000
The Nature Conservancy (ID) Support collaborative sustainable ranching network in Lemhi and Custer Counties. $25,000
The Trust for Public Land (MT) Support to purchase working forest land and place it into conservation easements. $25,000
Town of Whitehall (Whitehall Ambulance) (MT) Purchase specialized protective gear for ambulance volunteers $15,000
Tumbleweed Program (MT) Support drop in center and programming for homeless, at-risk and runaway youth. $40,000
University of Montana, Montana Public Radio (MT) Support development of western-based arts and culture broadcast media programs. $20,000
Visually Impaired Preschool Services of Greater Louisville Support a concentrated outreach for children with visual impairment in Eastern Kentucky $20,000
Women's Opportunity and Resource Center (MT) Support rural family resource center and its programming for children and famiies. $20,000
WR Castle Elementary (Johnson County District) Purchase new books for children who live in homes in Carter County were reading materials are not available. $37,000
Yaak Valley Forest Council (MT) Protect and restore forest landscapes in a remote and diversity-rich valley. $30,000
Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch (MT) Support renovation in community center to create 2 teaching kitchens. $20,000
Youth Homes (MT) Support for integrated outpatient counseling for families and youth. $16,000
YWCA Missoula (MT) Support for transitional housing and services to homeless women and children. $20,000