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August 02, 2017

Grants Roundup: Commits $50 Million to Nonprofits Expanding Job Opportunities

Les Talusan

The National Domestic Workers Alliance is one of the groups that will benefit from a $50 million effort by to study and help job seekers prepare for future employment.

Here are notable new grant awards compiled by The Chronicle:

$50 million commitment over two years to study and help job seekers in the United States and Europe prepare for the future of employment. Some recipients include Code for America, Social Finance, and the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

KeyBank Foundation

$24 million over four years to JumpStart for job creation and training in Ohio and upstate New York. The grant will create the KeyBank Center for Technology, Innovation and Inclusive Growth, provide small businesses with technical assistance, and support vocational-education programs.

Grainger Family Descendants Fund

$11 million to Duke University to build and run a new ship to be used for research from the university’s marine lab. The ship will have labs, oceanographic equipment, and classroom space.

SC Johnson

$6.5 million to build an aquatic center in Racine, Wisconsin.

Annenberg Foundation

$3 million over three years to the Music Center in Los Angeles to expand its arts-education programs.

George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

$1 million to the National Park Foundation to restore the Middle Emerald Pools Trail at Zion National Park. The trail has been closed since rain damaged it in 2010.

Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and David and Lura Lovell Foundation

Nearly $3 million to Arizona nonprofits that run programs that inform vulnerable communities about end-of-life care. Recipients include Tu Nidito Children and Family Services, Southwest Folklife Alliance, and the Tohono O’odham Nursing Care Authority.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation

Nearly $1 million to Volunteers of America to study and treat "moral injury" suffered by American military veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs defines this ailment as "a syndrome of shame, self-handicapping, anger, and demoralization" resulting from experiences that challenge "deeply held beliefs and expectations about moral and ethical conduct."


$500,000 to Defending Digital Democracy, a new nonprofit, to build an information-sharing and analysis organization that helps strengthen protections against cyberattacks that threaten elections.

New Grant Opportunity

The Rappaport Family Foundation has committed up to $2 million over two years to organizations that train community-college students in civic engagement. The foundation will make grants of $50,000 to $250,000 and is looking for unconventional ideas. Applications will be accepted through August 4.

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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