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July 20, 2016

Grants Roundup: Facebook Awards $15 Million for Coding Education

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Oceana works to restore marine health and fisheries in Mexico.The Wyss Foundation is giving Oceana and Oceans 5 a grant of $8 million for their work.

Here are notable new grants compiled by The Chronicle:

Facebook

$15 million over five years to Code.org, a coding-education nonprofit in Seattle.

Wyss Foundation

$8 million over five years to Oceana and Oceans 5 to help restore marine health and fisheries in Mexico.

Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland

More than $5.275 million to 17 nonprofits. Recipients include the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, each of which will receive $1.05 million over three years.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

$4.35 million for 17 research grants on topics such as firearms safety and emergency departments’ suicide-prevention protocols.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

More than $4 million for year-round education for children in Flint, Mich., including afterschool and summer-learning programs. The donation is part of the foundation’s commitment to give up to $100 million over five years to respond to the Flint water crisis.

CME Group Foundation

$3.6 million over three years to 23 organizations working to help children from low-income Illinois communities strengthen their math skills. Recipients include DePaul University, the Chicago Children’s Museum, and Teach for America.

Microsoft

$3.4 million in software and services to the New England Center for Children, which provides education, research, and technology for children with autism.

Melville Charitable Trust

More than $1.87 million to 10 organizations tackling homelessness. Recipients include the National Alliance to End Homelessness and the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness.

Taylor Made Stallions

The company that owns 2014 Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome, the highest-earning thoroughbred in North American history, will provide a portion of the horse’s winnings for the remainder of his racing career to the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

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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