2015 Grants

Alexian Brothers AIDS Ministry
Chicago, IL
$2,500
Occupational therapy program for homeless AIDS patients in residence

Cabrini Green Legal Aid Association
Chicago, IL
$2,500
Client and Community Services Program providing legal assistance to the homeless and disadvantaged

Chicago Jesuit Academy
Chicago, IL
$2,500
College Persistence Program for disadvantaged students

Concern America
Santa Ana, CA
$4,350
Fair Trade Craft Program supporting job creation efforts in Guatemala, Mexico and Columbia

Connections for the Homeless
Evanston, IL
$2,500
Job readiness training and placement for the homeless

Cooperative for Education
Cincinnati, OH
$2,500
Rural Technology Center Program for disadvantaged students in Guatemala

Deborah’s Place
Chicago, IL
$2,500
Employment and training services for homeless women

Dominican Sisters of the Presentation
Dighton, MA
$2,500
Nazareth Farm Education Project for teenage girls in Guaimaca, Honduras

EGBOK Mission
San Diego, CA
$2,500
Job training and placement in the hospitality industry for needy young people in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia

EMPACT Africa
Austin, TX
$2,500
Honeycomb Connections beekeeping social enterprise in Gweru Diocese, Zimbabwe

Family Matters
Chicago, IL
$1,000
Entrepreneurial training and personal development services for at-risk teen boys

Franciscan Outreach
Chicago, IL
$2,500
Case management services for the homeless

Franciscan Works
Skokie, IL
$105,770
Education and residential program at Liberia Mission in Blacktom Town, Liberia

Goldie’s Place
Chicago, IL
$5,000
Employment and supportive services program for the homeless

Good News Partners
Chicago, IL
$2,500
Good News Builders employment and training program

Gracia, Inc.
Chicago, IL
$2,500
Milagros Workshop for disadvantaged girls at Casa Hogar Jalapa, Guatemala

Growing Home, Inc.
Chicago, IL
$2,500
Transitional jobs and training program in organic agriculture social enterprise for homeless and disadvantaged

Honduras Good Works
Liberty Hill, TX
$2,500
Education support for poor rural students in El Paraiso, Honduras

Housing Opportunities for Women
Chicago, IL
$2,500
Employment support services for homeless women

Inspiration Corp.
Chicago, IL
$2,500
Employment and training services for the homeless

Integrated Development Society
Scottsbluff, NE
$500
Water buffalo income generating project in Andhra Pradesh, India

La Casa Norte
Chicago, IL
$2,500
Workforce development programs in conjunction with Casa Corazon Drop In Centers and Solid Ground Residential Program for homeless young people

Lakeview Pantry
Chicago, IL
$2,500
Social Services Program to help homeless and disadvantaged stabilize housing and employment

Lincoln Park Community Shelter
Chicago, IL
$2,500
On Track Program to assist homeless people to health, sobriety, employment and housing

Mayaworks
Berwyn, IL
$5,000
Rosa Moya Education Center for girls in Comalapa, Guatemala

New Moms Inc.
Chicago, IL
$2,500
Academy of Professional Development and related career readiness programs for homeless teen mothers

Nomad Charities
Bend, OR
$2,550
Tilapia Fish Farm project in Kibwesi, Kenya

Olancho Aid Foundation, Inc.
Rockland, MA
$2,500
Vocational training for developmentally disabled young adults at Escuelita Nazareth School in Olancho, Honduras

Our Lady of Tepeyac High School
Chicago, IL
$2,500
College readiness program for disadvantaged high school girls

Paramedics for Children
Charlotte, NC
$4,000
School supplies for poor children in Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Presentation Sisters of BVM
Aberdeen SD
$500
Overseas missionary work in education and health care

Rosa Vera Fund
Brooklyn, NY
$2,500
Community Health Worker Training Program in Montero, Bolivia

Reading Village
Boulder, CO
$2,500
School support and personal development for needy students in Solala, Guatemala

ReVive Center for Housing and Healing
Chicago, IL
$2,500
Employability program for residents of Cressey House and the Royalton Hotel

Sts. Volodymyr  and Olha
Ukrainian Catholic Church
Chicago, IL
$1,200
Religious goods

San Jose Obrero Mission
Chicago, IL
$2,500
Men In Crisis and Families In Crisis homeless shelter programs

Sarah’s Circle
Chicago, IL
$2,500
Case management services for homeless women

Sharing Connections
Downers Grove, IL
$1,000
Furniture and household goods for homeless and needy families

SisterHouse
Chicago, IL
$2,500
Recovery Is Possible program for homeless women recovering from addiction

Spark Ventures
Chicago, IL
$5,000
Food program for needy students at Hope Ministries Community School in Ndola, Zambia

Strategies for International Development
Washington, D.C.
$2,500
Assistance to poor coffee farmers in Chimaltenango, Guatemala that will increase agricultural productivity and family income

Teen Living Programs
Chicago, IL
$2,500
Stable Housing Program for homeless teenagers

Un Mundo
Mountain View, CA
$2,500
Bibliobandido and other literacy development programs for poor rural youths in Congrejal Valley, Honduras

Unmarked Streets
San Jose, CA
$2,500
Training in production, sales and general business for disadvantaged women in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Housing Forward
(formerly) West Suburban PADS
Maywood, IL
$3,000
Career Passport program and related employment services for the homeless

YWCA Evanston/North Shore
Evanston, IL
$1,000
Financial literacy and job readiness training for women residing at Mary Lou’s Place Shelter