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April 29, 2015

Grants Roundup: $6.5 Million to Columbia University School of Nursing

Columbia University School of Nursing

Rendering of the new Columbia University School of Nursing building.

A roundup of notable new grants compiled by The Chronicle:

  • The Helene Fuld Health Trust awarded the Columbia University School of Nursing $6.5 million for three projects to educate future nurse leaders.
  • The projects include development of the newly named Helene Fuld Simulation Center, where students will practice with high-tech mannequins; establishment of the Helene Fuld Institute for Excellence in Simulation, which will enable the school to share best practices; and expansion of the existing Helene Fuld Scholarship Fund for students entering the accelerated master’s and doctor of nursing practice program.

  • The Helmsley Charitable Trust awarded $8.7 million to five research institutions to investigate early stages of type 1 diabetes development and identify new ways of preventing it. The grants include $2.4 million over two years for the University of South Florida.
  • Helmholtz Zentrum München, the University of Cambridge, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Australia also received grants.

  • The Carnegie Corporation of New York launched a new fellowship program supporting scholars in the humanities and social sciences, with awards of up to $200,000 each.
  • The first class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows includes 32 academics, journalists, and authors, who will split $6.4 million.

  • The Lilly Endowment awarded a $4.3-million grant to New York public-television station WNET to support the PBS series "Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly." The Lilly Endowment has supported the program, which is in its 19th season, since its inception.
  • The Thomas J. Long Foundation awarded $5 million to the nonprofits First 5 Alameda County and First 5 Contra Costa to promote early detection of developmental delays in young children.
  • The grants will support the training of pediatricians and child-care providers in the use of a screening tool that helps detect speech problems, behavioral challenges, and autism. Screening will be prioritized for low-income children and those in non-English-speaking households.

  • Citi Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance have launched a $3-million grant campaign to support scalable programs expanding college and career opportunities for urban young people 16 to 24 years old. The Youth Opportunity Fund, a new component of the Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress initiative, will award one-year grants of up to $250,000 to nonprofits in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, St. Louis, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
  • The deadline to apply is May 22. Grant recipients will be announced in July. More information is available online.

  • The Lemelson Foundation awarded a grant of $706,000 to the Portland State University Foundation to support educational activities of Oregon MESA (Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement). The grant expands the work of the MESA program to encourage underserved youths to pursue math-based higher education and STEM-related careers.
  • The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation awarded a total of nearly $250,000 to six community organizations in Southwest Florida. The grants include $48,800 to the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation for its Combining Arts and Sciences to Improve Water Quality in Southwest Florida program and $46,350 to the Laboratory Theater of Florida for its Give Youth the Stage program.

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