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June 08, 2016

Grants Roundup: Brown Foundation Awards $3 Million for Houston Parks Project

Here are notable new grants compiled by The Chronicle:

Brown Foundation

$3 million to Bayou Greenways 2020, a planned network of parks and trails along waterways in Houston. The foundation has donated a total of $5.6 million to the project.

JM Family Enterprises

$2.5 million to the Duke University School of Law to endow a professorship named for Colin Brown. Mr. Brown is the CEO of JM, an automotive company, and an alumnus of the law school. The Duke Endowment will provide an additional $1 million.

ALSAM Foundation

$2 million for scholarships for students at the Scripps Research Institute, a biomedical research nonprofit.

Caerus Foundation

$1.5 million to One Million Degrees to expand its services to community-college students in Chicago.


$1 million to create a digital-media lab at the International African American Museum, which is to be built in Charleston, S.C. Blackbaud, which provides software and other technological support for nonprofits, is based in Charleston.

George I. Alden Trust

$1 million to create a new academic building at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass.

Marguerite Casey Foundation

$50,000 to Radio Bilingue, a national, Latino-led public broadcasting network. The money will buy radio repeaters, which transmit low-level signals across longer distances, so that more immigrant families can have access to Spanish-language programming.

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