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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 3, 2004

Contact: ACF Press Office
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President Announces $43 Million in Grants from Compassion Capital Fund

Faith and Community-Based Groups to Help Youth, Couples, Needy

President Bush today announced $42,957,597 in 145 grants to organizations that provide services and support through soup kitchens, homeless shelters, drug treatment centers, job training programs, and other compassionate programs. Faith-based and community-based organizations will receive the federal funding from the Compassion Capital Fund, which is in its third year of existence.

“The Compassion Capital Fund provides local and faith-based groups with important resources to help those most in need,” HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson said. “By further empowering organizations to perform works of mercy in their neighborhoods, we are continuing our goal of putting compassion in action.”

Today’s announcement consists of two sets of grants. The first totals $38 million. $6.9 million -- the first installment of a three-year grant award -- will go to 14 new intermediary organizations, including the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty in New York; Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma; the Governor’s Office for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in Ohio; and Mission West Virginia, Inc. $31.1 million will be used for 31 second and third-year continuation awards from the Compassion Capital Fund Demonstration Program. The intermediaries will assist grass-root, faith and community-based organizations so they may increase their effectiveness, enhance their ability to provide social services and create collaborations to better serve those in need.

The second set of grants totals $4.9 million under the Compassion Capital Fund Targeted Capacity Building Program. They will be given to 100 organizations that work on priority issues such as at-risk youth, homelessness, healthy marriages and serving people in rural communities. Organizations include Hope Partnership for Education in Pennsylvania; Prevent Child Abuse in Minnesota; the Community Partnership for the Homeless in Texas; EnFamilia in Florida; and Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota.

“The grants we are announcing today give what President Bush calls the ‘armies of compassion’ the resources they need to serve the poor, the hungry, the homeless and the addicted,” said Dr. Wade F. Horn, HHS assistant secretary for children and families. “Faith-based and community-based groups know the problems and solutions in their neighborhoods. Now they will have more resources with which to improve the lives of children and families around the country.”

Since the program’s inception three years ago, $99.5 million will be given to a total of 1,906 organizations through the Compassion Capital Fund, which is run by HHS’ Administration for Children and Families. One hundred and ninety-seven organizations have received grants and 1,709 grass-roots faith and community-based organizations have or will receive sub-awards by Sept. 30, 2004. A complete list of grantees for today’s awards is below.


Compassion Capital Fund Demonstration Program

Year One Grantees – First Installment

City

State

Award

Cherokee Nation

Tahlequah

OK

724,080

Developing Resources for Education in America, Inc.

Jackson

MS

440,893

Empower New Haven, Inc.

New Haven

CT

473,077

Governor's Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiative

Columbus

OH

750,000

High County Consulting LLC Faith Initiative of Wyoming

Cheyenne

WV

371,941

Indiana Youth Institute

Indianapolis

IN

649,013

Institute for Contemporary Studies

Oakland

CA

366,179

Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty

New York

NY

525,645

Mission West Virginia, Inc.

St. Albans

WV

359,240

New Detroit

Detroit

MI

536,705

New Futures for Youth, Inc.

Little Rock

AR

324,000

North Hills Community Outreach

Allegheny

PA

234,000

The University of Texas at Brownsville/Texas Southmost

Brownsville

TX

586,229

Wichita State University

Wichita

KS

526,766

Sub-Total

$6,867,768

Year Two Grantees – Second Installment

City

State

Amount

Citizens Committee for New York City

New York City

NY

410,984

Foundation for Community Empowerment

Dallas

TX

761,700

Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches

Minneapolis

MN

700,000

Holy Redeemer Institutional Church of God in Christ

Milwaukee

WI

824,471

Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc.

Richmond

KY

750,000

Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Baton Rouge

LA

527,660

National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise

Washington

D.C.

655,680

Northwest Leadership Foundation

Tacoma

WA

974,260

United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona

Tucson

AZ

903,924

We Care America, Inc.

Washington

D.C.

936,868

Sub-Total

$7,445,547

Year Three Grantees – Third Installment

City

State

Amount

Associated Black Charities

Baltimore

MD

1,500,000

Black Ministerial Alliance

Boston

MA

2,000,000

Catholic Charities of Central New Mexico

Albuquerque

NM

1,000,000

Christian Community Health Fellowship

Chicago

IL

1,128,330

CJH Educational Grant Services, Inc.

Raleigh

NC

1,116,440

Clemson University

Clemson

SC

792,350

Community Tech Centers' Network

Boston

MA

1,499,770

Emory University

Atlanta

GA

1,499,999

Institute for Youth Development

Sterling

VA

2,500,000

JVA Consulting, LLC

Denver

CO

1,008,547

Mennonite Economic Development

Lancaster

PA

1,000,000

Montana State University

Bozeman

MT

614,555

Northside Ministerial Alliance

Kalamazoo

MI

895,000

Nueva Esperanza, Inc.

Philadelphia

PA

2,466,470

Operation Blessing International

Virginia Beach

VA

500,000

S.V.D.P. Management, Inc.

San Diego

CA

673,041

Southeast Asia Resource Center

Washington

D.C.

682,240

National Center for Faith-Based Initiatives

West Palm Beach

FL

525,000

University of Hawaii

Honolulu

HI

600,000

University of Nebraska

Lincoln

NE

1,171,742

Volunteers of America

Arlington

VA

563,000

Sub-Total

$23,736,484

CCF Demonstration Program

$38,049,799

Compassion Capital Fund Targeted Capacity-Building Program

One-Year Grants

City

State

Amount

1st Choice Pregnancy Resource Center

Texarkana

TX

50,000

Action Network

Gualala

CA

50,000

America On Track

Santa Ana

CA

50,000

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit

Southfield

MI

50,000

Blue Grass Regional Mental Health

Lexington

KY

50,000

Bluegrass Healthy Marriages Partnership

Lexington

KY

50,000

Boys & girls Club of Sella, AZ

Sella

AZ

50,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Black Hills

Hill City

SD

50,000

Center for Family Relations

San Antonio

TX

50,000

Central Council Tingit Haida

Juneau

AK

50,000

Child and Family Resource Council

Grand Rapids

MI

50,000

Church Triumphant, Inc.

Bryant

AR

50,000

Churches United Inc. of the Greater Des Moines Area

Des Moines

IA

50,000

Community Action Resource

Tillamook

OR

50,000

Community Marriage Builders, Inc.

Evansville

IN

50,000

Community Marriage Initiative, Inc.

Amherst

NH

50,000

Community Ministry of Montgomery County, Inc.

Rockville

MD

50,000

Community Partnership for the Homeless, Inc.

Austin

TX

50,000

Dame La Mano Crisis Pregnancy Center

El Paso

TX

50,000

Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children and Families

New Castle

DE

50,000

Downtown Learning Center, Inc.

Brooklyn

NY

50,000

East End Community Services Corporation

Dayton

OH

50,000

Easter Seals – UPC

Bloomington

IL

49,940

EnFamilia, Inc.

Homestead

FL

50,000

Evangelical Children's Home

St. Louis

MO

49,810

Families Are Relationships (FAR) Foundation

Dallas

TX

50,000

Family Addiction Community Treatment

Gallipolis

OH

50,000

Family Life Council of Greater Greensboro, Inc.

Greensboro

NC

50,000

Family Support Council

Dalton

GA

50,000

Fins Up Foundation, Inc.

New York

NY

50,000

First Christian Church of Cheyenne

Cheyenne

WY

50,000

Florence Criffenton Home and Services

Helena

MT

50,000

Friends Outside in Santa Clara County

San Jose

CA

50,000

Friendship House of Christian Service

Billings

MT

50,000

Glenwood, Inc.

Birmingham

AL

49,996

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition

Craig

CO

50,000

Gwinnett Children's Shelter, Inc.

Buford

GA

50,000

HAWC Community Health Center

Reno

NV

50,000

Heritage Community Services, Inc.

Charleston

SC

50,000

Homeless Resource Network, Inc

Columbus

GA

50,000

Hope Partnership for Education

Philadelphia

PA

50,000

Hospice of South Central Indiana

Columbus

IN

45,540

Human Resources Agency of New Britain, Inc.

New Britain

CT

49,982

Iowa Family Policy Center

Pleasant Hill

IA

50,000

Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc.

Dunbar

WV

50,000

Kanawha Valley Collective, Inc.

Charleston

WV

50,000

Kanu o ka "Aina Learning 'Ohana

Kamuela

HI

48,350

Kaw Nation of Oklahoma

Kaw City

OK

50,000

Kenaitze Indian Tribe

Kenai

AK

49,419

Kids' Harbor, inc.

Camdenton

MO

44,045

Learning Institute of Family Education (LIFE)

Detroit

MI

50,000

Life Builders Counseling Center

Mesquite

TX

50,000

Los Angeles Mission, Inc.

Los Angeles

CA

50,000

Lourdes Hospital @ Pasco dba Lourdes Counseling Center

Richland

WA

49,746

Loving Shepherd International Services & Foundation

Bluffton

IN

50,000

Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota

Sioux Falls

SD

50,000

Marriage Alliance of Central Virginia

Forest

VA

49,020

Marriage Builders Alliance of Richmond

Richmond

VA

49,500

Martin Temple Community Foundation, Inc.

Chicago

IL

37,000

Miami Urban Ministries of the United Methodist Church,

Miami

FL

50,000

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency

Howell

MI

50,000

Ohio County Together We Care, Inc.

Hartford

KY

49,967

Old South Baton Rouge Community Revitalization Corporation

Baton Rouge

LA

49,948

Opportunities Industrialization Center of Greater Milwaukee

Milwaukee

WI

50,000

Orange County Marriage Resource Center

Anaheim

CA

50,000

Palmetto Family Council

Columbia

SC

50,000

Panhandle Community Services

Gering

NE

50,000

Portland Impact, Inc.

Portland

OR

49,403

Prevent Child Abuse

St Paul

MN

50,000

Redeemed Incorporated, FL

Quincy

FL

50,000

Rehabilitation Enterprise of North East Wyoming

Sheridan

WY

48,484

Restorative Counseling Services, Inc.

Oklahoma City

OK

50,000

S.A.V.E. (Survivors Against Violent Environments

Nashville

TN

50,000

Samaritan House, Inc.

Newport

OR

39,200

Sanctuary Zone, Inc.

Estancia

NM

50,000

Seacoast Interfaith Hospitality Network

North Hampton

NH

49,832

Sioux Empire Marriages Savers

Sioux Falls

SD

50,000

South Baton Rouge Church of Christ

Baton Rouge

LA

50,000

St. Charles Health Council, Inc.

St. Charles

VA

50,000

St. Joseph Center

Venice

CA

50,000

The Center for Community Excellence and Social Justice

Denver

CO

49,996

The Children's Council

Lancaster

SC

40,009

The DreamTree Project Inc.

Taos

NM

49,397

The East of the River-Clergy, Police Community Partners

Washington

DC

50,000

The House of Acts

Vallejo

CA

49,916

The Interfaith Association of Snohomish County

Everett

WA

50,000

The Parenting Center

Fort Worth

TX

50,000

Tunica County Community Development Coalition

Tunica

MS

50,000

Twin City Mission

Bryan

TX

49,928

United Migrant Opportunity Services, Inc.

Milwaukee

WI

49,370

United Way of Johnson County

Franklin

IN

25,000

Victory House of Lehigh Valley

Bethlehem

PA

50,000

Volunteers of America

Lewellen

NE

35,000

Volunteers of America, Utah

Salt Lake City

UT

50,000

Young Women's Christian Association

Belleville

IL

50,000

Youth and Shelter Services, Inc.

Ames

IA

50,000

Youth Employment Partnerships, Inc.

Richmond

CA

50,000

Youth Extended Services

McLouth

KS

50,000

Youth Opportunities Unlimited, INC.

Marks

MS

50,000

YWCA of Greater Memphis

Memphis

TN

50,000

CCF Targeted Capacity Building

$4,907,798

TOTAL GRANTS

$42,957,597

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