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The following grants are in excess of $5,000 and were awarded in 2010.
Environmental Integrity Project (EIP)
To support a fellowship position for the Brooklyn/Curtis Bay/Hawkins Point Environmental Justice campaign. The campaign will focus on monitoring waste permits of industrial plants located in communities experiencing high levels of pollution, and will undertake an analysis of the health and environmental impacts of the emissions data. By working with locally affected communities, EIP will hold workshops on the permit process, allowing citizens to be in a stronger position to voice their rights for clean air and water.
Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
For continued support of the Environmental Connections Project, in support of expanding capacity, educational outreach, and grassroots programs to energize voters about public policy issues such as global warming, land protection, and Bay restoration.
Museum of Ceramic Art
For support of the 2010-2011 in-school and after-school ceramic art programs in 41 Baltimore City public middle schools. Aligned with the Maryland State Content Standards and integrated with core subjects, the nine-month hands-on program aspires to reinforce reading, writing, math skills, and creative arts. The program provides each full-time art teacher with two wheels, a kiln, tools and supplies, coaching, professional training workshops, a stipend to run the after-school ceramic club twice a week, and opportunities for monthly networking. Arrangements are made annually for a student collaborative to create permanent ceramic tile murals for public venues such as Hollins Street Market and North East Market.
Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers
Two grants for 2010 and 2011 membership dues.