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September 14, 2016

Grants Roundup: Foundations’ $20-Million Commitment Targets Urban Spaces

Chicago Arts + Industry Commons team

A rendering of the planned Garfield Park Industrial Arts area on Chicago's West Side. Former stables and a powerhouse in the urban park will be turned into a hub for industrial arts as part of a foundation-funded program to redevelop aging or neglected sites in four cities.

Here are notable new grant awards compiled by The Chronicle:

JPB Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and Rockefeller Foundation

$20 million for projects to improve neglected or underused public spaces in Akron, Ohio; Chicago; Detroit; and Memphis. The grants will be matched with $20 million from local sources.

Marnier-Lapostolle Foundation

$5.8 million to the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics for research about Angelman syndrome, a rare neurological condition.

Aetna Foundation

$2 million to 23 nonprofits working to improve community health through programs that address nutrition, physical fitness, and mental health.

Nasdaq Educational Foundation

$1.2 million to Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs for residencies, classes, and seminars focusing on entrepreneurship, technology, and public policy.

Pen Air Federal Credit Union

$1 million to the University of West Florida in support of its football program.

Nilpeter USA

A flexographic printing press worth $900,000 to Clemson University’s graphic-communications program.

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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