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September 02, 2015

Grants Roundup: $18 Million From ArtPlace America to Incorporate Art and Culture Into Nonprofit Programs

Here are notable new grants The Chronicle has learned about in recent weeks:

ArtPlace America

A total of $18 million over three years for six community-planning and development organizations to incorporate arts and culture into their work. Grantees, which include Cook Inlet Housing Authority in Anchorage, Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park Conservancy, and the Little Tokyo Service Center in Los Angeles, will each receive $3 million,

Citi Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance

A total of $3 million for 12 nonprofits supporting programs that expand college and career opportunities for urban youths 16 to 24 years old.

Grantees include the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, which will enroll youth participants in Boston Youth Venture, a civic-engagement and entrepreneurship program, and Dallas’s Café Momentum, which, in partnership with the Dallas County Juvenile Department, will help at-risk youths participate in life- and leadership-skills training, mentorship, and paid internships to foster successful community re-entry.

Get IN Chicago

A total of $2.8 million to programs addressing violence, improving safety, and providing opportunities for youths living in high-crime Chicago neighborhoods. Of the total, $1.6 million goes toward six grantees, including City Year, Primo Center for Women and Children, and Metropolitan Family Service. Another $779,000 supports individualized consulting to current and potential grantees, and $459,000 supports four programs inspired by young people.

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

$2 million to the University of Idaho College of Engineering to create an endowed-chair position in electrical and computer engineering.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

$463,216 for Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, Mass., to develop a two-year pilot program for educators based on its science, technology, engineering, and math preschool curriculum originally created for the Hundred Acre School, the museum’s preschool.

The pilot project will help develop an online training program, test the program at two preschools in Massachusetts and New Orleans, and evaluate the success of teachers and students.

David Berg Foundation

$275,000 to the Jewish Museum in New York to underwrite free admission on Saturdays as well as expand the evaluation and assessment process for visitor patterns and demographics.

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