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February 24, 2016

Grants Roundup: GHR Foundation Awards $18 Million to St. Catherine University to Support Health-Care Education Programs

St. Catherine's University

The $18 million grant to St. Catherine University will support its growth and innovation in healthcare education as well as the expansion of the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health.

Here are notable new grants compiled by The Chronicle:

GHR Foundation

$18 million to St. Catherine University, a Catholic liberal-arts university in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minn., to support its growth and innovation in health-care education. The grant will support the expansion of the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health, named for the late St. Catherine alumna Henrietta Rauenhorst, formerly Henrietta Schmoll, who was a co-founder of the GHR Foundation. Funding will be used to develop new programs, upgrade technology, and hire additional faculty.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation

A total of nearly $11.5 million to eight organizations working to make lung and skin cancer-screening programs, care, and patient support more accessible to underserved populations. Grantees include the Association of Community Cancer Centers, which received $4.1 million over three years to develop a collaborative approach to improve lung-cancer care for Medicaid patients.

Grainger Foundation

$10 million to the Art Institute of Chicago to support the museum’s department of conservation. The newly established Grainger Fund for Conservation will allow the museum to attract and retain talent to its conservation program and to serve as a training ground for emerging talent in the conservation and conservation-science fields.

Laura and John Arnold Foundation

A total of $7.2 million to four organizations to support efforts to make prescription drugs more affordable. Grantees include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Center for Health Policy and Outcomes, which received $4.7 million over three years for a project to enlist payers and manufacturers to test pricing that is more closely linked to a drug’s value.

Burton D. Morgan Foundation

A total of more than $3.2 million to organizations that promote entrepreneurship and serve community needs in Northeast Ohio. Grantees include Fund for Our Economic Future of Northeast Ohio, which was awarded $500,000 over three years to strengthen the entrepreneurial community in Akron.

Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation

$2.5 million to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The grant will support programs and projects, including a holographic theater experience, digitization of its archives, and the creation of an endowment to support the Hall of Fame on an annual basis.

Episcopal Health Foundation

A total of $2.2 million to 15 organizations working to improve the health of communities across Texas. Grantees include the Texas Organizing Project Education Fund in Harris County, which received $250,000 for work in three low-income Houston neighborhoods to organize leaders to tackle barriers to health. The program will also include the opportunity for Episcopal church members to work alongside community groups as advocates in developing healthy neighborhoods.

John William Pope Foundation

A total of $1.8 million to 58 organizations in what is known as North Carolina’s Triangle region, a regional research hub anchored by three universities. Grantees include the North Carolina Museum of Art and the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, which received $400,000 to help fulfill a $1.3-million pledge made in 2014.

Citi Foundation

$1 million to New York University Stern School of Business to launch the new Center for Sustainable Business. The research center’s programs will help current and future business leaders gain experience and learn how the public and private sectors can work together to address issues like global climate change and urbanization, while stimulating sustainable economic growth.

JP Morgan Chase Foundation and Flint-Area Financial Institutions

A total of $600,000 to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint for the Flint Child Health and Development Fund, which will provide health, education, and nutrition services for children affected by lead poisoning in Flint, Mich.

Bank of America, Chemical Bank, Citizens Bank, Comerica Bank, Fifth Third Bank, FirstMerit Bank, Flagstar Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Quicken, and Talmer Bank will provide a total $150,000, which will be matched dollar for dollar by the Chase Foundation. The Chase Foundation will also match employee donations up to $100,000. Bank of American will match employee donations up to $50,000.

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