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June 22, 2016

Grants Roundup: Koret Foundation Awards $50 Million to Northern California Colleges

Max Whittaker, Reuters
A Syrian woman poses outside the Sacramento apartment complex where she lives after fleeing her home country's civil war. The California Endowment granted more than $300,000 to the International Rescue Committee to resettle Syrian refugees in the state.

Here are notable new grants compiled by The Chronicle:

Koret Foundation

$50 million over five years to 12 Northern California colleges for research, scholarships, and other projects.

The largest of the grants is $11 million to the University of California at Berkeley to create an undergraduate research program and support the university’s planned Global Campus in Richmond, Calif.

Ruderman Prize in Inclusion

The Ruderman Family Foundation has opened nominations for its fifth annual prize recognizing innovative programs that allow for the full inclusion of people with disabilities. Five organizations — one each in the categories of technology, entertainment, art and fashion, media, and social businesses and advocacy — will each win $50,000.

"Although people with disabilities are the largest minority group in the world, making up 20 percent of our population, they are amongst the most discriminated and segregated populations," said Jay Ruderman, the foundation’s president, in a statement.

Nominations are due Aug. 9.

Jim Joseph Foundation

$17.4 million to multiple nonprofits doing work to support Jewish education. Up to $9.9 million will be used to establish new Jewish camps and up to $2 million will go to Repair the World, a Jewish service nonprofit, for general operating support.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

$5 million over four years to arts institutions, including the Balboa Art Conservation Center in San Diego and the Myrna Loy Center in Helena, Mont.

Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation

$5 million over five years to support brain, human-performance, and cancer research at Ohio State University and affiliated institutions.

The Foundation for a Healthy High Point

$2.5 million to High Point Regional Health System in North Carolina for clinical programs.

Barr Foundation

$2.44 million for the Gateway to College National Network to support six new programs at community colleges in New England.

Martin Foundation

$1 million to Vermont College of Fine Arts to create an artist-development fund offering financial support to emerging writers, visual artists, teachers, musicians, filmmakers, and graphic designers pursuing advanced degrees.

California Endowment

$306,344 to the International Rescue Committee in Los Angeles to support health services for Syrian refugees resettling in California.

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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