Here are notable new grant awards compiled by the Chronicle:
$50 million over five years to 10 universities through its Algorand Centres of Excellence Program, which will create institutes that house multidisciplinary research, college-level courses, and other programs in blockchain and cryptocurrency.
The grantees are Carnegie Mellon University; Monash University, in Australia; Nanyang Technological University, in Singapore; Purdue University; Roma Tre University, in Italy; Technical University of Munich, in Germany; the University of California at Berkeley; the University of Cape Town, in South Africa; the University of Florida; and Yale University.
Johnson & Johnson Foundation and Skoll Foundation
$25 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria to back the Africa Frontline First Catalytic Fund, which will hire more community-health workers in up to 10 African countries.
$20 million to 40 grantees. The grants came as part of the basketball association’s 2020 pledge to distribute $300 million over 10 years to enhance economic opportunity and empowerment among young Black people ages 14 to 24.
$10 million to World Food Program USA to enhance the U.N. World Food Programme’s efforts to address the global hunger crisis, particularly in response to the Ukrainian war.
$10 million to Salem State University’s School of Education to back its programs to diversify and strengthen the pipeline of teachers.
The grant includes support for its Educator-Scholars of Color project; a new center for professional learning to boost retainment of teachers and school administrators, including the development of instructional and leadership practices that are focused on antiracism and equity; and new pathways to grant emergency licensure to hundreds of teachers in Massachusetts.
$5 million to create the Global Monkeypox Outbreak Emergency Fund, which will provide grants of up to $50,000 to the biopharmaceutical company’s existing grantees that are located in regions with active outbreaks of monkeypox.
The grantees involved are GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Black Justice Coalition, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and NMAC.
Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
$4.4 million to the National Park Foundation to renovate the visitor center and enhance educational programs about tribal history at the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Alaska.
Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Foundation
$3.25 million to the Cleveland Public Library. Of the total, $3 million will be used to create a Digital Innovation Center for adults and seniors at the library’s branch in Glenville, Ohio. The remaining $250,000 will enable the Cleveland Public Library Foundation to add a fundraising position to its staff.
A.A. Van Elslander Foundation
$2 million to Henry Ford Health to establish an endowment for the Philip C. Hessburg, M.D./Art Van Elslander Chair in Ophthalmic Research, which will support educational research in vision at Henry Ford Health by the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology.
The chair is named in part for the institute’s medical director, Philip Hessburg, who co-founded the research organization in 1972. Art Van Elslander, the owner of Art Van Furniture, died in 2018.
Decolonizing Wealth Project
$2 million to 20 organizations with leaders who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color through its #Case4Reparations program.
The grants came from Liberated Capital, the organization’s donor community and funding vehicle that provides unrestricted grants of money or land to communities of color.
$1 million to the International African American Museum to provide free admission to the museum for underserved children as well as support the museum’s mission and operations in its first year.
Sony Corporation of America
$1 million to Unicef to continue its Learning Passport program, which offers portable online and offline educational resources to help millions of Ukrainian children and their families access education, mental-health content, and social-emotional learning.
New Grant Opportunity
The Gerber Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry regarding grants worth up to $350,000 each over three years for research on pediatric health, pediatric nutrition, and the effects of environmental hazards on children under the age of 3. Concept papers are due November 15.
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