The Foundation currently funds and during the past few years has provided significant grants to the following nonprofit organizations in the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County area and the Treasure Coast Area of Florida (minor grants and grants out of those areas are not discussed herein). The recipients were selected only after a strenuous review of applications selected from the numerous requests.Medical Outreach Programs
Arts and After School Programs
Medical Outreach Programs
Anne Arundel Medical Center
10 years of support
- Operational and endowment funding for the Hospital's Outreach Facilities and leadership in development and expansion of Community Health Clinics.
|"Without the support of the Jacobsohn Foundation to the Endowment Fund for
the Annapolis Out-Reach Center, we could not afford to provide the same
level of care for the uninsured and underinsured individual."
- Bill West, RN, Director Community Health and Wellness Services
Tykes & Teens
3 years of continuous support
- Tykes & Teens provides clinical help through a cadre of licensed therapists to support children suffering from substance abuse.
- The Foundation provides operating capital.
Anne Arundel Community Development Services
4 years of support
- The Foundation created a program in conjunction with a local agency. The program provides home mortgage down payments for qualified female heads of households and their children.
- In 2007 the Anne Arundel Community Development Services presented the Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation with a Certificate of Appreciation for its “continued support of programs and activities to create a better quality of life for citizens of Anne Arundel County and for [its] ongoing efforts to provide home ownership opportunities for low income women and their children through the Mortgage Assistance Program.”
- In connection with the Certificate of Appreciation, Henry N. Libby and the Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation were recognized by the County Executive, John R. Leopold, with an Executive Citation “acknowledging the Foundation’s commitment to assisting female heads of households achieve their dream of home ownership.”
|"Without funding from the Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation, the Mortgage Assistance
Program for Female Heads of Households would not exist. Last year ten mothers
and twenty children acquired their own homes with the assistance of this program."
- Katherine Koch, Executive Director
Anne Arundel Court Appointed Special Advocates (AACCASA)
- The Foundation provided operational support to AACCASA, whose mission is to advocate for and support abused and neglected children who are involved in Juvenile Court proceedings to insure their right to safe, stable permanent homes.
Light House Shelter
8 years of support
- The Foundation provided grants to assist in the construction of the Shelter's new facility, which will significantly increase the Shelter's capacity and enhance the emergency shelter, traditional housing, homeless prevention, and related support services.
Palm City, Florida
5 years of continuous support
- Project Lift's focus is to invest in the lives of at-risk male and female teens ages 14-19. It offers hope for teens struggling with substance abuse, lack of support, and academic failures. At no cost to the participants, and with the help of licensed therapists, the program offers mental health/substance abuse therapy all with a heavy emphasis on vocational skills training and mentoring.
- The Foundation provides operating capital and equipment purchases for vocational training.
Jensen Beach, Florida
- The Foundation supported sailing programs for children from underserved populations who might not otherwise get the opportunity to experience water sports.
The Summit School
7 years of support
- Capital grants for education for children with learning differences. The Foundation also established the school's endowment fund and created a challenge grant. The Foundation has also contributed to the School's "Adopt a Teacher Program". This program provides additional salary and bonuses for the existing teachers at Summit, to bring their incomes closer in line with public school teachers.
|"The Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation came forward and initiated our Endowment
Campaign with a challenge grant. That gift inspired others to make their
contributions. In doing so, the Jacobsohn Art Suite was named to honor the
work of Carol M. Jacobsohn, herself, an artist and connoisseur of the visual arts.
The Foundation served as a stimulus, and set themselves apart as invested in education
for children with learning differences, the arts and the community."
- Jane Snider, Ed. D., Executive Director
Anne Arundel Community College
13 years of continuous support
| This year, the AACC Foundation celebrates thirteen remarkable years of generous support from the Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation...Generous investment by the Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation has accomplished the following important outcomes for our community:
I wish to extend our deep gratitude to the Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation for its exemplary leadership, generosity, and commitment to providing opportunity for members of our community who face significant challenges as they pursue their goals. Your generous support is transforming the lives of our students, the capacity of our college, and the potential of our community...
- Vollie Melson, Executive Director,
Anne Arundel Community College
Henry N. Libby and the Carol M. Jacobsohn
Foundation received the “Distinguished Philanthropist” Award at the Anne
Arundel Community College 2008 Gala.|
In 2018, Mr. Libby received the Leadership Award as President of the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation.
|"Many of our students at AACC have to balance family, work and
education needs and manage both resources and time to do so.
The Dr. Thomas E. Florestano Scholarship not only provides the financial
support that these students need but also the encouragement that others
believe in them and help provide access to those resources they need to
help them reach their goals. It's support like this that benefits our entire
community. We are so very grateful to the Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation and
to Dr. Florestano who continues to play a tremendous role in supporting education
in Anne Arundel County."
- Dr. Martha A. Smith, President, Anne Arundel Community College
6 years of continuous support
- Seeds 4 Success (S4S) runs four programs:
- Eastport Girls Club (EGC), comprehexsively serving girls in grades 3-9
- I Am a Reader (IAR) serving struggling readers in grades 1-2
- Parent Challenge (PC) empowering the parents and caregivers of our EGC and IAR youth
- The Alumnae and College Access program (ACA) supporting our EGC graduates in high school as they work to prepare for college and career.
- S4S participants live in Annapolis public and low income housing communities. Most families we service live at 30% of the area median income level, and do no own cars. S4S servces both English and Spanish-speaking families.
- Thanks to the support of the Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation, S4S has been able to support a new class of nine 1st grae IAR boys at Eastport Elementary School (EES). These boys have been selected by the EES principal because they are already demonstrating reading difficulties. Research shows that children who are not reading on grade level by third grade have poor prospects for future academic success. We aim to intervene in these boys' lives early and for two straight years and get them on track. The boys in this year's class are already making huge strides, and we believe that with our intervention, these boys will be reading on grade level by 3rd grade and looking forward to future academic success.
STAIR - Start The Adventure In Reading
6 years of continuous support
- STAIR is an early intervention tutoring program free to second grade students who are reading below grade level. STAIR tutors work to increase the student's self-worth and self-esteem while increasing their reading skills.
- Each STAIR student receives twice a week one-on-one reading tutoring after school from the same STAIR-trained adult tutor from October through May. Over 140 tutors work with teachers and parents to provide a warm and caring environment for each student.
- The STAIR program has graduated over 300 Anne Arundel County 2nd graders over the last 12 years.
- STAIR students improve their reading scores by 50% and are on the way to becoming strong and confident readers with good comprehension skills.
The Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation grant provides operating funds for a part-time Assistant Director of Communication and Development. This funding enables STAIR to grow and reach more students in need of reading help. Expanding STAIR's development effort improves long-term sustainability and generates necessary funding for books and supplies that go directly to our students.
Center of Help/Centro de Ayuda
7 years of continuous support
- The Mission of COH is to promote self-sufficiency and the successful integration of immigrant Families into Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.
- It provides information on U.S. laws, customs and support services and improves literacy and other basic life skills, so that Hispanics and other immigrants can become empowered and self supporting members of the community.
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
4 years of support
- Endowed two annual scholarships in honor of Dr. Patricia S. Florestano for women from Anne Arundel County. Preferences are given to female heads of households; to women returning to education after a hiatus of at least 1.5 years; to female graduates of Anne Arundel Community College; etc.
Annapolis Maritime Museum
8 years of support
- Capital funding and funding for education programs.
Arts and Afterschool Programs
LETS GO Boys and Girls
5 years of support
- LET'S GO Boys and Girls, Inc. (LET'S GO):
- works to inspire and support underserved students to become STEM professionals.
- partners with organizations to develop a sustainable, comprehensive, multi-year, multi-age STEM program.
- builds capacity through strategic planning, coordination, management, professional development, curriculum selection and development, and evaluation.
- works to establish partnerships with volunteers and related organizations.
- Jacobsohn Foundation contributed a generous donation to LET'S GO for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. This funding allowed LET'S GO to grow in the AAC Region offering more activities to existing partners, starting new partnerships, and expanding our student tracking and evaluation system.
- Jacobsohn Foundation helped support direct delivery for 8 of the 15 sites. Using LET'S GO services, partners engaged students in hands-on Robotics, Science and Engineering activities. Professional development and all support implemented at these sites contributed to the sustainability of their STEM programs.
- Tracking and evaluation for all 15 sites was possible due to support from the Jacobsohn Foundation. This helped to expand the AAC LET's GO STEM education pipeline. This pipeline was vital to identifying "STEM Candidates" and "STEM Sutdents" leading to a collaborative opportunity with a few local organizations including Northrop Grumman. Resources and holistic support will be offered to these identified students with the goal offostering STEM resources.
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
6 years of support
- Operational grants for general operating expenses, female artists in residence programs and grants to fund physical improvements.
16 years of continuous support
- Operational funding for projects in the Annapolis area and the U.S., to provide opportunities for underprivileged children to learn ways to express themselves through photography and writing.
|"VisonWorkshops has grown stronger through the generous support of the
Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation. We have designed new programs for under
privileged children and reached more young people through their funding
for our photography mentoring workshops. The Foundation believed in our
organization as we began to grow, and helped us respond effectively to the
increasing demand for our programs."
- Kirsten Elstner, Executive Director
Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis and
Anne Arundel County
17 years of continuous support
- In 2010, Mr. Libby was awarded the Board Member of the Year award from the Boys & Girls Club of Annnapolis and Anne Arundel County.
| For almost 15 years, The Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation has been supporting
Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. Since August 2006 they played a critical role our organization’s
Capital Campaign to open our flagship Club, the Wiley H. Bates Clubhouse in Annapolis, Maryland. The Foundation has
consistently played a role in BGCAA's success by sponsoring our annual events, creating an academic endowment for members,
and providing a challenge grant during the Youth of the Year dinner to inspire giving from the community. Through their
generous challenge grants, they inspire others to give graciously and have helped raise significant funding to support
the Quality after-school programs that the Clubs provide. The funding gives young people access to opportunities, leveling
the playing field, no matter their economic status, race, gender, sexuality, or religion. By providing a safe-haven, with
caring mentors, and life enhancing programs, Club Kids thrive. They plan for great futures, learning skills for success.
They reach their potential and emerge prepared for all sorts of possibilities--ready to impact the world.
The establishment of the Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation, Inc. Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Scholarship Fund in 2018 was yet another investment in the future of the youth of Anne Arundel County. Believing that education is the cornerstone in which Great Futures are created, the scholarship fund was created to support higher learning for Club members to ensure that the most deserving students have a chance to learn.
The Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation has truly helped change the lives of thousands of local youth and is a cornerstone in the success of BGCAA's six Anne Arundel County Clubhouses.
- Lisa Lindsay-Mondoro, Chief Executive Officer,
Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County
YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County
9 years of continuous support
- Operating funds for the organization's activities, focusing on eliminating racism and empowering women.
- Construction funding for new facilities.
2 years of support
- The Foundation provided Creating Communities with an operating grant to support its Arts Mentorship Academy, which provides an arts immersion experience for low income and at-risk youth in Anne Arundel County.
Community Foundation of Annapolis and
Anne Arundel County
6 years of support
- Operating funds and challenge grants for the Foundation's activities and grant making.
National Sailing Hall of Fame
6 years of support
- The Foundation provides funds for the organization and build out of the facility.
- In an effort to better understand the businesses of the Foundation's grantees, Mr. Libby sits on the Anne Arundel County Community College's Foundation Board as President. He also sits on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee of the Boys and Girls Club, the Community Foundation of Anne Arundle County (Asset Commmittee), Vision Workshops (Past President), and Project Lift. Additionally, Mrs. Libby is a member of the Board of Tykes & Teens. In the recent past, Mr. Libby sat on the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation Board, The Annapolis Maritime Museum (Executive Committee), the South River Federation (Executive Committee), and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.
- In 2011, the Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation received the Foundation of the Year award from the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County.
- In 2016, Mr. Libby and the Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation were awarded the Advocate of teh Year award by the Chamber of Commerce.