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January 27, 2016

Grants Roundup: $5 Million to Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center

Woodruff Arts Center

The $5 million grant to the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta will support a campaign to increase endowments, renovate buildings, and make the arts more accessible to families.

Here are notable new grants compiled by The Chronicle:

James M. Cox Foundation

$5 million to the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta. The center provides arts-education programs and is home to the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the High Museum of Art. The grant supports the center's $100 million campaign to increase endowments, renovate buildings, and increase access to the arts for families.

Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation

$2 million to Say Yes Buffalo to provide college-tuition scholarships for graduates of Buffalo, N.Y., public and charter schools.

New York Life Foundation

A total of $1.25 million over two years to 42 bereavement organizations serving grieving children across the country. Grantees include the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, which received a grant for organizational development, and the Children's Grief Center of New Mexico, which received a grant to expand.

Chick-fil-A Foundation

A total of $1.26 million to 22 nonprofits that benefit youths and education across the country. Grantees include the Arc of San Diego, which hosts a prom for special-needs students, and Youth Entrepreneurs Georgia, which connects Atlanta middle- and high-school students with internships and scholarships and helps them start their own businesses.

Bernard Osher Foundation

$1 million to the University of Vermont to support its Osher Lifelong Learning Institute for adults ages 50 and over. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program operates on the campuses of 119 higher-education institutions in the United States. The latest gift will endow and sustain the programs in Vermont.

Starr Foundation

$1 million to create an endowment for the Program in Integration of Global Markets at the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

StubHub Foundation

A total of $250,000 to 20 nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area to support music, sports, and arts programs for low-income kids. The grant will expand the Playmaker program run by the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee’s 50 Fund.

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

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