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March 02, 2016

Grants Roundup: JPMorgan Chase Awards $13.8 Million to Syracuse U. Veterans Institute

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The $13.8 million grant will support Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families, which offers programs in career preparation and entrepreneurship training.

Here are notable new grants compiled by The Chronicle:

JPMorgan Chase

A commitment of $13.8 million through 2020 to support Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families, which was co-founded by JPMorgan Chase. The grant supports the institute’s mission of advancing the post-service lives of America’s service members, veterans, and their families through programs, research, and policy analysis.

Diana Davis Spencer Foundation

$10 million to Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, an international nonprofit that equips underserved youths with an entrepreneurial mind-set and skills. The grant will allow the organization to expand both its U.S. and international programs. The group will launch a series of programs that teach entrepreneurship alongside start-up and career skills while allowing students opportunities to receive academic and industry credentials.

DTE Energy Foundation

A total of nearly $1.4 million to Detroit’s Wayne State University to support programs and scholarships designed to improve retention and graduation rates. Of the grant, $1.2 million will go to the College of Engineering to support a pilot program for aspiring engineers. $100,000 will go to the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies’ Summer Enrichment Program for incoming first-generation college students, and $48,000 will provide tuition scholarships for students in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Ruth Mott Foundation

$1 million committed to support the short- and long-term needs of Flint, Mich., residents exposed to lead in the city’s water. Two initial grants include $90,000 to the United Way of Genesee County to support its emergency response work and $150,000 to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint for the Flint Child Health and Development Fund.

Lilly Endowment

$750,000 to the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. The grant will expand the institute’s programs, which support pastoral leaders across the United States working to address financial and economic challenges that can impair their ability to lead congregations effectively.

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