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August 12, 2015

Grants Roundup: $1.5 Million to Increase Ugandan Farmers’ Access to Legume Seeds

Loretta Ishida

Lutheran World Relief is working on a program that will give Ugandan farmers, like these women, access to better seeds.

Here are notable new grants that grant makers have announced to The Chronicle in recent weeks:

Deloitte Consulting

$1.5 million to Lutheran World Relief to support a program to increase access to legume seeds among small-scale farmers in Uganda. The program’s goal is to motivate seed companies with a financial payout based on their growth in sales of quality, certified seeds.

Maier Foundation

$1.3 million to University of Charleston to develop and sustain programming for the university’s Innovation Hub. The grant includes a $1-million endowment for student scholarships and $300,000 for start-up assistance for the initiative.

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

$500,000 to the youth organization Harlem RBI to support Project Coach. The program helps teens gain the skills necessary to enter the work force and ensure they are competitive for college and beyond.

Northwest Area Foundation

$500,000 to the Democracy Collaborative Foundation in Cleveland to provide training and technical support to Native American-owned businesses and social enterprises. The program’s goal is to increase local ownership and build a strong sense of community in areas that have long been economically marginalized. The grant is one of 14, totaling $2,343,500, awarded in the second quarter of 2015.


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