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June 17, 2015

Grants Roundup: Houston Endowment Awards $8.2 Million to Support Needy Students

Callie Richmond, University of Texas Austin

Mentorship is part of the University of Texas at Austin’s University Leadership Network.

Notable new grants and deadlines compiled by The Chronicle:

Houston Endowment

The endowment awarded $8.2 million to the University of Texas at Austin’s University Leadership Network to help 375 economically disadvantaged students in the Houston area succeed academically and graduate in four years. The grant supports academic support programming and a $20,000 scholarship for each student, distributed over four years.

Jerome L. Greene Foundation

The foundation pledged $3 million over three years to the School Health Program at the Montefiore Health System to support a teen pregnancy prevention program for high school students in the Bronx. The grant supports health services, education, and research on potential replication of the program.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

As part of its Grand Challenges Explorations program, the foundation awarded $100,000 grants to 52 researchers in 19 countries who will seek solutions to challenges including reducing the transmission of malaria, reducing pneumonia fatalities in children, and enabling businesses to accept payment via mobile phones. All recipients have an opportunity to apply for a second round of up to $1 million.

Episcopal Foundation of Texas

The foundation awarded $1 million to the University of the South and its School of Theology.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The foundation awarded $100,000 to the Horizons Foundation to address the long-term needs of LGBT youths through support of technological, programmatic, and institutional development. The grant includes an investment to help Horizons to increase estate-based giving among gays and lesbians.

Huguette Clark Family Fund for Protection of Elders

The fund awarded $50,000 to the National Center for Victims of Crime to develop model civil statutes to address elder financial exploitation.

Pinkerton Foundation and Altman Foundation

The foundations awarded $100,000 and $75,000 respectively to support a partnership between Zone 126 public charter schools and the nonprofit Summer Advantage USA to provide summer learning opportunities to children living in Astoria and Long Island City.

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation

The foundation awarded $200,000 to New Hope for Kids to support the purchase and renovation of a new building to house their grief-counseling services for children who have lost a loved one.


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