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October 12, 2016

Grants Roundup: Building Healthy Communities Gets $12 Million for NYC Program

Tamara Greenfield

Youthmarket, in Brooklyn, gets support from New York City’s Building Healthy Communities, which received $12 million from 15 foundations to further its goal of providing more nutritious food, improving public safety, and encouraging physical activity.

Here are notable new grant awards compiled by The Chronicle:

Building Healthy Communities

Fifteen grant makers contributed a total of $12 million to Building Healthy Communities, a public-private partnership to improve health outcomes in New York City neighborhoods by improving public safety, access to healthy food, and opportunities for physical activity.

The donors are Adidas, the Aetna Foundation, Astoria Energy, the Durst Organization, Empire Blue Cross BlueShield HealthPlus, KaBoom, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, the Merck Family Fund, New York City FC, the New York Community Trust, the New York State Health Foundation, Pure Edge, Target, Unilever North America, and the U.S. Soccer Foundation.

Boston Foundation

$1.69 million over the last quarter to 21 nonprofits and government agencies, including $100,000 each to Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

Saint Luke’s Foundation

$1.59 million to 10 nonprofits. Recipients include the Cleveland Housing Network ($300,000), Seeds of Literacy ($75,000), and Case Western Reserve University ($40,000).

Foundation for Jewish Camp

Up to $1.4 million over four years to Camp JRF to create a Jewish arts camp in the Los Angeles area.

Victoria Foundation

$1 million to create Pi Chubb Newark Field Trip Fund, an endowment within the Field Trip New Jersey program that funds transportation for educational student outings.

New grant opportunities:

The AARP Foundation has a new grant competition for programs that provide food, housing, and social bonds for low-income older adults. The first application deadline is October 18.

The Banfield Foundation has created a new Disaster Relief Grant available to nonprofits or local or state government bodies that need funding to aid pets in communities that have suffered natural or other disasters.

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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