Since 2001, the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation has awarded annual Relationship Grants to tax-exempt organizations for programs designed to improve inner-city education in a location where Brown Rudnick has offices. These annual grants seek to improve inner-city education by forming a relationship with a non-profit organization that optimally includes providing financial support, and a deeper connection through pro bono legal representation and/or volunteering or other interaction between the Foundation and the grantee.
Grantees are selected annually based upon a rigorous review of grant applications. These grants have helped to launch, sustain and grow scores of successful programs and organizations over the years.
Relationship Grant Recipients
Fifth-year grant recipient provides transformational learning experiences for teenagers. The grant will provide this by supporting group mentoring and summer camps.
Thompson Island Outward Bound
Long-time grant recipient will use grant to support Connections education program for Boston public school students.
Arts & Business Council Of Greater Boston / Vla
Long-time grant recipient will use grant to continue Brown Rudnick Holiday Art Contest & Teen Art Law program in Boston public schools and to continue the Corporate Art Lending Program where public-school student art is loaned to businesses.
East Boston High School
Five-time grant recipient will use grant to increase scientific literacy at East Boston High School through curriculum enhancements and inter-school programing.
College Bound Dorchester
Long-time grantee will use grant to support Maritime Apprentice Program (serving older, high-risk population through work & education program). Program previously operated by Hull Lifesaving Museum.
Four-time grant recipient will use funds for educating and connecting disadvantaged youth to and through the arts.
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Long-time grantee will use grant to continue summer reading and writing program at the museum for 10th graders as part of Capital Prep’s six-week summer academy.
University Of California, Irvine
ORANGE COUNTY, CA
Four-time grantee will use funds to support a portion of the Saturday Academy of Law, a program offered to disadvantaged, high-achieving 9th grade students from Santa Ana, CA school district.
The New York City Urban Debate League
NEW YORK, NY
Long-time grantee will use grant to support award-winning debate program expansion of staff.
United States Capitol Historical Society
Long-time grant recipient will use funds to support We, the People Constitutional program educating D.C. public school students through historical tours and classroom lessons, underscored by the Constitutional Challenge essay contest the Foundation created through this relationship.
Century High School
SANTA ANA, CA
Three-time grantee will use grant funds to support college visits for economically disadvantaged children. Grant will also support college placement test preparations.
Hartford Public Library
Three-time Relationship Grantee will use grant to support the Leap Into Learning Child Care Program, which provides early literacy training and resources to home daycare centers.
NEW YORK, NY
New, first-time grantee will use funds to promote civic education in public schools.
Horizons For Homeless Children
New, first-time grantee will use funds to support reading programs for homeless children.