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September 09, 2015

Grants Roundup: $50 Million From Tyson Foods for Hunger-Relief Groups

Peggy Peattie/U-T San Diego/San Diego Union-Tribune, ZUMA, Newscom

Feeding America food banks will be the primary recipients of a grant from Tyson Foods.

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

Tyson Foods

$50 million pledged in cash and in-kind donations over five years to innovative community-based hunger-relief organizations. Feeding America food banks are the primary recipients.


A total of more than $20 million to education organizations in 26 states. Grantees fall into three categories: groups that use mobile learning technology, groups that develop career-readiness skills and hands-on work experience, and groups that connecting students with mentors.

Independence Blue Cross Foundation

A total of $1.5 million over three years to Philadelphia-area community-health centers working to meet the increased demand for primary care. Specific projects will include using telemedicine to increase access to health services and helping organizations create collaborative healing environments for individuals who are receiving treatment for trauma.

Retirement Research Foundation

Accepting applications for local projects dedicated to improving quality of life for older Americans through direct service, advocacy, education, and training programs for professionals working with that population and research seeking causes and solutions for problems facing older adults. Proposals will be accepted through February 1, 2016, from organizations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Florida.

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