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September 28, 2016

Grants Roundup: Southern Calif. Schools Get $20 Million Boost; Bloomberg Gives $10 Million to Aid African Coffee Farmers

Bloomberg Philanthropies
Rwandan coffee producers take classes in financial literacy at an education and community center in the rural Kayonza district. A $10 million Bloomberg Philanthropies grant will expand the program to assist female farmers in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Here are notable new grant awards compiled by The Chronicle:

Irvine Company

$20 million to support arts, music, and science programs for elementary-school students in the Irvine Unified School District in California.

Christopher B. Galvin Family Foundation

$10.25 million to Northwestern University. Of the award, $10 million is unrestricted support to the university’s Kellogg School of Management. The remaining $250,000 will go to the NUseeds Fund, which provides early capital for ventures by Northwestern students.

Bloomberg Philanthropies

$10 million to the Relationship Coffee Institute to expand its program aiding women farmers in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Imlay Foundation

$5 million to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to develop pediatric therapies in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

$2.4 million over three years to the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation for maternal and child health programs in Haiti.

Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation

$1.2 million to Playworks to expand its recess programs in schools.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation

$1 million to the Latin/Greek Institute at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center to help students attend summer language programs.

Tetley Tea

$1 million to Smile Train for surgery for children who have cleft palates.

DMH-Fund at the Dayton Foundation

$1 million to connect older adults with volunteer opportunities in Dayton, Ohio.

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Democracy Fund, Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Rita Allen Foundation

$985,000 to the Online News Association’s Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education, which provides grants to universities for journalism-education programs.

New grant opportunity:

The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation is supporting a new, $4.5-million grant-making channel, the American Orchestras’ Future Fund, through the League of American Orchestras. Awards will support orchestras that are investing in innovation. Click here for application information.

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

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