Here are notable new grant awards compiled by The Chronicle:
Enterprise Rent-a-Car Foundation
$60 million to organizations that provide food to communities in need. Recipients include Feeding America, Food Banks Canada, the Global FoodBanking Network, and local food pantries in areas served by Enterprise car-rental outlets.
$25 million to Furman University in Greenville, S.C., for internships and a career mentorship program for all of its undergraduate students.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
$20 million to five community-development organizations working in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, and New York City.
William and Linda Stavropoulos Family Foundation
$10 million to the University of Notre Dame to create a center for biophysical research.
Helen and Will Webster Foundation
$7 million to the University of California at Santa Cruz to rename its environmental-studies program Rachel Carson College, in honor of the pioneering conservationist, and establish chairs in ecology and environmental justice and science communications.
Elton John AIDS Foundation
$4.1 million to 38 nonprofits addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Yahoo Employee Foundation
$4 million to 110 organizations tackling a range of issues, including homelessness in London and refugee services in California.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
$2.7 million to the Associated Colleges of the South to support faculty-innovation programs.
Valero Energy Corporation
$1.5 million to Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering for construction of a new laboratory.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
$1.4 million to programs designed to alleviate transit problems and high housing costs in the Bay Area.
$1.2 million over two years to the Emerald Cities Collaborative, a network of urban environmental groups, for its clean-energy programs.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$550,000 to Guardian U.S., the American arm of British newspaper The Guardian, to produce a yearlong series of stories about homelessness in the western United States.
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