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June 15, 2016

Grants Roundup: Atlantic Philanthropies Gives $16.25 Million for Cornell Programs

Jeff Yonover

The Nature Conservancy received $2.5 million from the Carnival Foundation for its work on marine conservation.

Here are notable new grants compiled by The Chronicle:

Atlantic Philanthropies

$16.25 million to Cornell University, including $10 million for the Center for the Study of Inequality, $3.25 million to create the Cornell Law School International Center on Capital Punishment, and $3 million to create a university welcome center. The latter is a challenge grant aimed at raising an additional $3 million. The foundation has given Cornell nearly $1 billion since 1982.

Harold Alfond Foundation

$8.41 million to the Jackson Laboratory to support the Maine institution’s cancer research and improve cancer diagnostics and treatment in the state.

John A. Hartford Foundation

$4.8 million to five efforts to improve health-care delivery to older adults. The grants include $2.47 million to the Kaiser Health News Geriatric Care Reporting Project.

Carnival Foundation

$2.5 million over five years to the Nature Conservancy for its conservation work in the Caribbean. Projects include expanding marine protection areas in the Bahamas and supporting the Atlas of Ocean Wealth, an online repository of information about marine resources.

Richard King Mellon Foundation

$1 million over two years to Girl Scouts of the USA to create pilot outdoor internships and other programs designed to get scouts outside.

Cherokee Nation

$500,000 to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian for its fall 2017 exhibition "Americans" and for efforts to introduce historically accurate materials about the Native American experience into school curricula.

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