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December 07, 2016

Grants Roundup: Group for Jewish Students Gets $48 Million

Hillel International

Three gifts totaling $48 million will support Hillel International’s programs for Jewish students, such as this professional-development training session.

Here are notable new grant awards compiled by The Chronicle:

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust

$45 million to the University of Iowa to establish a neuroscience center.

Marcus Foundation

$38 million to Hillel International to support the Jewish student organization’s efforts to recruit, train, and retain skilled employees for its branches at college campuses.

The nonprofit also recently received $2 million from the Leonard J. Kaplan Fund of the Jewish Foundation of Greensboro and nearly $8 million from the Maimonides Fund for professional-development programs for its staff members.

ArtPlace America

$11 million to 29 creative projects across 19 states and two U.S. territories. Recipients include Native-American arts programs and projects that turn decaying urban buildings into arts spaces.

William T. Grant Foundation

$3 million for research on programs and policies designed to reduce inequality. Topics for study include the effect of youth organizing on student participation in school, how economic and social policies affect how men engage with their children, and the cost of improving community-college instruction for low-income students.

Warren Alpert Foundation

$2.5-million challenge grant to Bryan University’s school of health sciences.

Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Foundation, Badia Spices, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

$2.25 million to the Miami Dade College Foundation in honor of Eduardo J. Padrón, the college’s leader, receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The money will support scholarships and innovative faculty programs

Omidyar Network

$2 million over three years to Civic Hall Labs, a nonprofit that promotes the use of technology for the public good.

Newman’s Own Foundation

$1.5 million to more than 20 organizations that support veterans.

KIND Foundation

$1.1 million to seven people who won the foundation’s KIND People contest for their work on behalf of their communities. The $500,000 grand prize went to Doniece Sandoval, who started an organization to convert buses into restroom facilities for homeless people.

Carnegie Corporation of New York

$1 million to the Newark Public Library Foundation to digitize historical materials related to Latino immigration and the Great Migration, the 20th-century movement of African Americans from Southern states to Northern cities.

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