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July 29, 2015

Grants Roundup: $10M to Ohio State for Aviation and Research Facilities

Ohio State University

The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation will award $10 million over five years to the Don Scott Field Airport which is used for student training, research, and more.

Notable new grants and deadlines compiled by The Chronicle:

Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation

The foundation awarded $10 million to Colorado State University to build a new equine teaching hospital, promote equine medicine, and provide specialty care for horses. The facility will be named for the Johnson family.

Austin E. Knowlton Foundation

The foundation awarded $10 million over five years to upgrade the Ohio State University’s Don Scott Field Airport. The airport, which opened in 1942, is used for student training, professional pilot certifications, research, and community programming.

Foundation for AIDS Research

The foundation awarded a total of $6 million over four years to three research teams working on a range of strategies to eradicate HIV. The researchers are based at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, the University of California at San Franscisco, and the University of Melbourne.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The foundation awarded a total of $4.7 million to 10 community-based nonprofits in Mississippi and New Orleans that are working to promote racial equity and eliminate structural and organizational racism among young men and boys of color. The grantees focus on issues including policing, work-force training, and school-discipline policies.

New England Foundation for the Arts

Through its National Dance Project, the founded awarded more than $1.6 million in grants to support the creation of 18 new dance works. A total of $630,000 will be awarded to U.S. nonprofits that present the works when they are ready to tour.

American Parkinson Disease Association

The association awarded $1.3 million in research grants to eight APDA Centers for Advanced Research, including Boston University School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh. The grants also support three individual student fellowships, four post-doctoral fellowships, and individual research grants.

Community Memorial Foundation

The foundation awarded a total of $1.1 million to almost 30 local organizations working to enhance and expand health-care access and human-services programming in Chicago’s western suburbs.

21st Century Fox

The entertainment company announced a $500,000 challenge grant to Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism to support the school’s Center for Innovation in Digital Media. The school must raise a matching $500,000 to receive the grant.

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

The foundation awarded $100,000 to Indian Trails Camp, which serves children and adults with disabilities. The grant supports the building of an indoor center at the camp, which will provide recreational, social, vocational, and therapeutic services.

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