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October 11, 2017

Grants Roundup: $10 Million From Lilly Endowment to International African American Museum

International African American Museum

The Lilly Endowment is giving $10 million to build and endow the International African American Museum — and to provide for future programs — in Charleston, S.C.

Here are notable new grant awards compiled by The Chronicle:

Lilly Endowment

$10 million to endow and build the International African American Museum and for future museum programming.

Richard A. Henson Foundation

$2.5 million for Salisbury University’s Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology.

Sands Cares

$2 million from the Las Vegas Sands Corporation’s giving arm to create the Sands Cares/Adelson Family Las Vegas United Relief Fund to help organizations providing aid to victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas and their families and to support crisis and disaster-response groups. The corporation’s founder, Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, gave an additional $2 million to the new fund.

Francis J. Dixon Foundation

$2 million to WellSpan Health to establish a health and wellness center in Lebanon, Pa.

Deere & Company

$1 million for Habitat Hammers Back, a program organized by Habitat for Humanity International to help repair and rebuild neighborhoods destroyed by the recent hurricanes Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

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