Grant & Sponsorship Awards

“Pamela is more than a writer. She is a strategic thinker who is a valuable resource when creating new programs and more.  When the Foundation for Spirituality & Medicine invited CHANA to submit a proposal for a new program, she helped us craft the program structure and we won the full grant award. Also, when CHANA received this award at a public meeting, a member of the Grant Review Committee said our proposal was one of the best he had ever reviewed.”

Nancy Aiken, Executive Director
CHANA, Baltimore MD

A Partial Listing of Grant & Sponsorship Awards
Listed by TYPE OF FUNDER

Government Funding – Local, State, and Federal

Institute of Museum and Library Services – Institute of American Indian Arts & Museum 2001-2002 (Museum Conservation Services In-Kind)

National Endowment for the Humanities – Institute of American Indian Arts & Museum $132,498 (2001-2002 Technology & Native American Humanities Program)

Ohio Environmental Education Fund – Grand Lake St. Marys Community Improvement Corporation $49,900 (2011-2012 “Grand Again” Campaign)

Santa Fe Arts Commission – Institute of American Indian Arts & Museum $19,662 (2001-2002 Museum Public Relations and Marketing)

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Rural Development Administration – Institute of American Indian Arts & Museum $235,000 (2001-2002 Campus Library & Technology Center)

U.S. Department of Commerce: Economic Development Administration – Institute of American Indian Arts & Museum $2,000,000 (2001-2002 Campus Library & Technology Center)

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development: Tribal Colleges Initiative – Institute of American Indian Arts & Museum $400,000 (2001-2002 Campus Library & Technology Center)

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio – Law & Leadership Institute $6,500 (2014 Summer Institute Program)


Corporate Foundations & Giving Programs

American Electric Power – The Breathing Association $10,000 (2005-2006 Centennial Sponsorship)

American Home Furnishings – Middle Rio Grande YWCA $5,000 (1999-2000 Women on the Move Sponsorship)

Avon Foundation – Middle Rio Grande YWCA $35,000 (1999-2000 Encoreplus Program)

Avon Foundation – Deborah’s Place $25,000 (2003-2004 Unrestricted)

Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation – Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary $7,500 (2014-2015 Unrestricted) and $10,000 (2015-2016 Unrestricted)

Charter Insurance – Middle Rio Grande YWCA $10,000 (1999-2000 Women on the Move Sponsorship)

Charter One Bank – Deborah’s Place $5,000 (2003-2004 Unrestricted)

Crane Plastics – The Breathing Association $10,000 (2005-2006 Centennial Sponsorship)

Dr. Scholl Foundation – The Cradle $65,000 (1996-1997 African American Adoptions, The Nursery, and Special Needs Adoptions)

Fifth Third Bank – Jewish Family Services $30,000 (2008-2009 Career & Workforce Development)

Grange Insurance – The Breathing Association $5,000 (2005-2006 Centennial Sponsorship)

Helen V. Brach Foundation – The Cradle $30,000 (1996-1997 African American Infant Adoptions)

Intel Corporation – Middle Rio Grande YWCA $20,000 (1999-2000 Camp Quest)

J. P. Morgan Chase Foundation – CHOICES $10,000 (2010 Youth Services)

Kellogg Foundation – Institute of American Indian Arts & Museum $199,850 (2001 Museum Outreach Programs)

Limited Brands – Jewish Family Services $40,000 (2008-2009 Unrestricted);  CHOICES $35,000 (2009-2010 Unrestricted)

Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation – Institute of American Indian Arts & Museum $5,000 (2001-2002 Scholarships)

Lovelace Sandia Health Systems – Middle Rio Grande YWCA $40,000 (1999-2000 Women on the Move Sponsorship)

Mount Carmel Health System – The Breathing Association $10,000 (2005-2006 Centennial Sponsorship)

Nationwide Insurance – The Breathing Association $15,000 (2005-2006 Centennial Sponsorship)

New Belgium Brewing Company – Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary $2,500 (2017-2018 Youth Education Program)

PNM Foundation – Middle Rio Grande YWCA $25,000 (1999-2000 Camp Quest)

Ronald McDonald House Charities – The Cradle $10,000 (1996-1997 African American Adoptions)

Sara Lee Foundation – Deborah’s Place $20,000 (2003-2004 Unrestricted)

T. Marzetti Company – The Breathing Association $5,000 (2005-2006 Centennial Sponsorship)


Foundations & Community Organizations

American Indian College Fund – Institute of American Indian Arts & Museum $500,000 (2001-2002 Campus Library & Technology Center)

Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation – The Cradle $30,000 (1996-1997 Nursery & Special Needs Adoption)

Christopher Reynolds Foundation – Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary $6,000 (2014-2015 Unrestricted),  $2,500 (2015-16 Unrestricted), $7,000 (2016-2017 Unrestricted), and $7,000 (2017-2018 Unrestricted)

Eleanor Foundation – Deborah’s Place $35,000 (2003-2004 Next Steps Program)

English Family Foundation – CHOICES $5,000 (2009-2010 Unrestricted)

Evanston Community Foundation – The Cradle $5,000 (1996-1997 Birth Mother Video Production)

Foundation for Spirituality and Medicine – CHANA $33,710 (2012-2013 The Healing Water Program)

Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation –  SCALE $150,000 (2013-2014 Unrestricted)

Henry C. Moores Foundation – CHOICES for Eliminating Domestic Violence $10,000 (2009 Unrestricted)

J. M. Kaplan Foundation – Institute of American Indian Arts & Museum $5,000 (2001-2002 Unrestricted)

Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation – The Shofar Coalition $19,260 (2012-2013 Therapeutic Services for Female Survivors of Trauma)

Kalliopeia Foundation – Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary $7,500 (2013-2014 Unrestricted) and $18,000 (2014-2015 Unrestricted)

Kenilworth Union Church – Deborah’s Place $10,000 (2003-2004 Unrestricted)

Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation – SCALE $42,000 (2013 Aphasia Family Education Support Program)

Martha Holden Jennings Foundation – Mercer County Educational Service Center $20,000 (2017-2018 Professional Training in STEM Education)

Mayer and Morris Kaplan Foundation – The Cradle $10,000 (1996-1997 African American Adoptions)

McCune Charitable Trust & Foundation – Institute of American Indian Arts & Museum $12,000 (2001-2002 Unrestricted)

Million Dollar Round Table Foundation – The Cradle $10,000 (1996-1997 International Adoptions)

Neuberger Foundation – Institute of American Indian Arts & Museum $10,000 (2001-2002 Museum Exhibit)

Open Meadows Foundation – SIRENS Baroque $2,000 (2015-2016 “Donna in Esilio” /Woman in Exile Performance)

Reinberger Foundation – CHOICES $15,000 (2009-2010 Building Renovation of Shelter)

Retirement Research Foundation – Deborah’s Place $15,000 (2003-2004 Succession Planning)

Robert & Joan Dircks Foundation – Aphasia Access $10,000 (2016-2017 Life Participation Approach to Aphasia Video Series 101)

Rudolf Steiner Charitable Trust – Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary $5,000 (2014-2015 Unrestricted) and $5,000 (2015-2016 Unrestricted)

Seasongood Good Government Foundation – Law & Leadership Institute $3,500 (2014 Student Internships)

The Cabell Foundation – Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary $200,000 (2014-2015 Bee Barn Matching Gift Challenge) and $100,000 (2017-2018 Bee Barn Matching Gift Challenge)

The Chicago Temple – Deborah’s Place $5,000 (2003-2004 Unrestricted)

The Opaline Fund of the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund – Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary $8,000 (2015-2016 Unrestricted), $10,000 (2016-2017 Unrestricted), and $8,000 (2017-2018 Unrestricted)

United Way of Central New Mexico – Middle Rio Grande YWCA $130,000 (1999-2000 Cariño Childcare Program, Providers Allied for Nutrition, Encoreplus, and the Life Work Planning Center)

United Way of Summit County – Law & Leadership Institute $45,000 (2014-2016 Akron LLI Program)

Winley Foundation – Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary $5,000 (2015-2016 Unrestricted) and $5,000 (2016-2017 Unrestricted)

Women’s Club of Evanston – $25,000 Deborah’s Place 2003-2004 (Teresa’s Interim Housing Program)

WP & HP White Foundation – The Cradle $15,000 (1996-1997 Nursery & Special Needs Adoptions)


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