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April 19, 2017

Grants Roundup: $20 Million From State Farm Expands Data Effort at Georgia State U.

Bill Roa

A grant from State Farm will help Georgia State University expand data-based programs to support students like Trivante McCowan, who is attending Georgia State's Perimeter College campus on a scholarship from the insurance company.

Here are notable new grant awards compiled by The Chronicle:

State Farm

$20 million to help students at Georgia State University. Nearly three-quarters of the money will be used to boost Georgia State’s use of data analytics to track and assist students — that effort will be expanded to include the university’s two-year, associate-degree affiliate, Perimeter College — and to support 50 annual scholarships. The remainder will go to nonprofits and schools that provide services designed to help students succeed in college.

Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

$16 million to purchase new CT scanners at 41 hospitals in the rural Midwest.

Kavli Foundation

$10.5 million to the National Academy of Sciences to create an endowment.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

$1.9 million to the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation for its programs helping Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew.

Lilly Endowment

$1.5 million to Duke University to support the fourth edition of the National Congregations Study, which tracks how American religious groups change over time.

Eisner Foundation

$1.5 million to eight organizations that address inequality and injustice through programs that serve clients from multiple generations. Recipients include the Alliance for Children’s Rights, which pairs foster children with senior caregivers, and School on Wheels, which uses senior volunteers to tutor and mentor homeless youth.

Chronicle of Philanthropy subscribers also have full access to GrantStation’s searchable database of grant opportunities. For more information, visit our grants page.

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