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Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Charlotte, N.C.

The Bank of America Foundation says they distrtibute their grant monies across "the footprint of the Bank". Currently, 32 states receive grants from the Bank. The largest percentage of grant monies are CA, NC, TX and VA, but FL, MO, GA, SC, DC, MD, IL, WA, AZ and TN received at least one million dollars from the foundation. The merger with FleetBoston may increase giving to New England and Mid-Atlantic states.

Grants: 1) New American Media/Pacific News Service, 2006: $40,000

Contact Information:

401 S. Tryon St., NC1-021-02-20
Charlotte, NC 28255-0001
Telephone: (800) 218-9946

Bauman Family Foundation

Washington, D.C.

The Bauman Foundation was funded by the estate of Lionel R. Bauman, a New York City lawyer and businessman. He was a partner in the real-estate development firm of Eugene M. Grant & Co. The foundation is managed by Lionel's daughter, Patricia Bauman.

Grants: 1) AlterNet, 2008: $25,000 2) American Independent News Network (formerly know as the Center for Independent Media), 2006: $50,000, 2008: $150,000

Contact Information:

2040 "S" Street, NW
Washington, DC
tel: 202-328-2040
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The Legler Benbough Fdn

San Diego, Calif.

Grants: Voice of San Diego, $70,000

Contact Information:

2550 Fifth Ave., Suite 132, San Diego CA 92103
tel: (619) 235-8099. fax: (619) 235-8077

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Berks County Cmty Fdn

Reading, Pa.
Community Info Hub (Online community information hub), $90,000 beginning in 2009 with a KCI matching grant.
"To establish a Web portal where Berks County citizens can find out what is happening in their community. With local media outlets diminishing, this grant will help the Berks Community Television station, a 25-year-old, respected public broadcaster, establish an online community information hub for Berks County. The site, which will be capable of streaming video and hosting blogs and forums, will be staffed by an editor and an investigative journalist, as well as regional citizen journalists. Its reports are expected to be picked up by other regional media outlets."

Contact Information:

Richard Mappin, Vice President for Grantmaking, 610-685-2223.
PO Box 212, 501 Washington St., Suite 801, Reading, PA 19603-0212
tel: 610.685.2223, fax: 610.685.2240
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Bioneers Foundation (Collective Heritage Institute)

Santa Fe, N.M.

Grants: AlterNet $1000 2005

Contact Information:

1607 Paseo de Peralta, Ste. 3
Santa Fe, NM 87501
tel: 1-877-BIONEER

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Blandin Fdn

Grand Rapids, Minn.
Grant: MinnPost, $225,000 2008-10, Grant area: Rural Voices (Increase capacity for rural Minnesotans to have a voice)

Contact Information:

Wade Fauth, Director of Grants
tel: (218) 327.8706
100 North Pokegama Avenue, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Arthur M. Blank Family Fdn

Atlanta, Ga.

Contact Information:

3223 Howell Mill Road, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30327
tel: 404-367-2100
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Morton K. & Jane Blaustein Fdn

Baltimore, Md.

Grants: Center for Public Integrity, $200,000 2005-2008

Contact Information:

Betsy F. Ringel, Executive Director
Tel: 410-347-7103
10 East Baltimore Street, Suite 1111, Baltimore MD 21202
tel: 410-347-7201, fax: 410-347-7210
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The Herb Block Fdn

Washington, D.C.

Grants: Chi-Town Daily News, $25,000 2008, Grant Area: Defending Basic Freedoms, Purpose: General support

Contact Information:

1730 M Street, NW, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036
tel: 202-223-8801 fax: 202-223-8804
Frank Swoboda
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Fdn of Mass.

Boston, Mass.

Grants: New England Ethnic Newswire, $25,000 2008

Contact Information:

Community Partnerships
Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215
tel: 617-246-3744, fax: 617-246-3992
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Blue Fdn for a Healthy Florida


The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida, Inc., is the philanthropic affiliate of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida created as a 501(c)(3) philanthropic foundation that supports community-based solutions that enhance access to quality health-related services for the uninsured and underserved in Florida.
Grants: Health News Florida $10,000

Contact Information:

Jared T. Skok, Grants Manager Competitive Grant Program
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tel: 1-800-477-3736, ext. 63215

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The Boston Fdn

Boston, Mass.
The Boston Foundation has been awarded a major grant by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of a ground-breaking, national initiative to help strengthen news reporting in the community. The $400,000 two-year grant will support an expansion of CommonWealth Magazine, a quarterly magazine published by MassINC, the nonpartisan public affairs think tank founded in 1996 to provide unbiased information about significant challenges facing the state of Massachusetts

Grants: 1) Commonwealth magazine, $200,000 beginning in 2009 with a KCI matching grant, Purpose: Strengthen news reporting in a community 2) New England Ethnic News, $20,000 2008 3) Center for Independent Media, 2008: $20,000

Contact Information:

Mary Jo Meisner, Vice President for Communications, Community Relations and Public Affairs
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75 Arlington Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02116
tel: 617-338-1700, fax: (617) 338-1604

The Bothin Foundation

San Francisco, Calif.

The Bothin Foundation was established by Henry E. Bothin, his wife, Ellen Chabot Bothin, and daughter, Genevieve Bothin de Limur, and incorporated as a private foundation in the State of California on September 28, 1917.

The broad purpose of the Foundation is to support public charities located in the four counties of San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, and San Mateo.

The Bothin Foundation supports organizations providing direct services to low-income, at-risk children, youth and families, the elderly and disabled. To a limited extent, grants may also be made to environmental agencies, arts organizations which serve youth predominately, and community-based capital campaigns.

The Foundation prefers to make grants for capital, building, and equipment needs. In order to be considered for a vehicle grant, all requests must include a completed Vehicle Grant Application Questionnaire. The Board prefers that a full three years elapse between grants to an organization.

Grants are not made to individuals, endowment drives, events, general operating expenses, annual appeals, videos, medical research, scholarships, religious organizations, or educational institutions other than those which serve the learning disabled.

Grants: 1) New American Media/Pacific News Service, 2007: $23,000

Contact Information:

1660 Bush Street, Suite 300(@ Gough), San Francisco, CA 94109
Tel: 415.561.6540
Fax: 415.561.6477
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Branscomb Family Foundation

Norwell, Mass.

Private non-operating foundation

Grants: AlterNet $6,000 2005: $3000, 2006: $2000, 2007: $1000

Contact Information:

80 Washington Street Unit S
Norwell, MA 02061

Otto Bremer Fdn

St. Paul Minn.

Grants: 1) Twin Cities Daily Planet, 2006: $20,000; 2008:$30,000, 2009: $25,000 2) Minn Post, 2009: $40,000

Contact Information:

445 Minnesota Street, Suite 2250, St. Paul, MN 55101
tel: (651) 227-8036 or (888) 291-1123, fax: (651) 312-3665
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Danielle Cheslog Grants Manager
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L.P. Brown Foundation

Boulder, Colo.

Private non-operating function

Grants: AlterNet: $30,000 (2007: $10,000, 2008: $20,000)

Contact Information:

L.P. Brown III
505 Mt. View Rd.
Boulder, CO 80302-0000

Ruth H. Brown Foundation

South Fork, Colo.

The Foundation focuses to make environmental and population grants. The Foundation focuses on protection of critical land and wildlife resources, public education programs in awareness of critical environmental issues facing the region and energy conservation. The Foundation will fund non-profit organizations, research institutions, education, fieldwork, seed money. The Foundation will not fund botanical gardens, museums, public agencies, religious organizations, zoos, capital campaigns/expenses, endowments and operating costs.

Grants: 1) High Country News, 2006: $5,000

Contact Information:

Charla Brown, Treas.
Ruth H. Brown Foundation
7.5 Goose Creek Rd
South Fork, CO 81154-9428
Phone: (719) 658-1016

Bush Foundation

St. Paul, Minn.

Grants: 1) Twin Cities Daily Planet, 2010: $75,000, 2? MinnPoast, 2010: $80,000

Contact Information:

332 Minnesota Street, Suite East 900
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
Tel: 651-227-0891
Fax: 651-297-6485
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Bydale Fdn

White Plains, N.Y.

The Bydale Foundation places an emphasis on international understanding, public policy research, environmental quality, cultural programs, the law and civil rights, social services, higher education, and economics. The area of law enforcement is one of the focuses of this foundation.
Grants: Women's e-News, $37,500 (These funds were given through the Fund for the City of New York.)

Contact Information:

Attn: Milton D. Solomon, 11 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606
tel: (914) 683-3519

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