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July 15, 2015

Grants Roundup: $200,000 to San Diego Zoo Supports Rhino Conservation and More

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A $200,000 gift from the Annenberg Foundation to San Diego Zoo Global will go, in part, to save the northern white rhino from extinction.

Correction, July 16: A previous version of this story mistakenly included Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations as a grant recipient. The foundation received a $10 million gift, not a grant, from Joan and Bob Rechnitz and an anonymous donor.


Notable new grants compiled by The Chronicle:

Calamus Foundation

The foundation awarded $1 million to SAGE (Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders) to support expansion of the nonprofit’s nationwide housing program for LGBT seniors. The program includes building housing, training housing providers in fair and welcoming treatment of older LGBT adults, and working to change public policy to end housing discrimination.

Andrew Mellon Foundation

The foundation awarded $461,000 over three and a half years supporting student fellowships at the American Folk Art Museum in New York. LaGuardia Community College students will receive paid internships in museum departments including collections management and exhibitions.

Annenberg Foundation

The foundation awarded $200,000 to San Diego Zoo Global to support two projects: one with a goal of ending extinction of the Northern White Rhino, the other supporting the distribution of the zoo’s educational closed-circuit television broadcast to children’s hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses across the country.

Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland

The foundation awarded more than $1.4 million to community organizations in its first 2015 grant cycle. Grants include $240,000 over two years for operating support at the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center and $100,000 over two years to support the Partnership for Evaluation, Research and Implementation efforts at Case Western Reserve University, helping the University’s Begun Center for Violence Prevention and Research evaluate its programs and measure effectiveness.

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