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June 07, 2017

Grants Roundup: Leavey Fund Gives $30 Million to Santa Clara U. STEM Campus

Santa Clara University

A student works in a science lab at Santa Clara University, which received $30 million from the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation to help build a STEM hub at the Bay Area campus.

Here are notable new grants compiled by The Chronicle:

Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation

$30 million to Santa Clara University to help with the construction of the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation, a complex that will house integrated science, technology, engineering, and math facilities.

The project was announced in January when Silicon Valley philanthropists John and Susan Sobrato gave $100 million for the STEM center.

Timken Foundation of Canton

$10 million to the Cleveland Clinic to expand the Cole Eye Institute and establish the Louise Timken Ophthalmic Education Center.

Berges Family Foundation

A $5 million challenge grant to the capital campaign of the Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis.

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

$3.75 million to Enterprise Community Partners to support affordable-housing programs in Atlanta, Cleveland, Seattle, and nine other cities.

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Ford Foundation

$2.5 million to Detroit’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund, a public-private partnership working to rehabilitate and support new development of commercial and residential space in the city.

Tod and Maxine McClaskey Foundation

$2 million to Washington State University at Vancouver to create an endowed chair in the School of Hospitality Business Management.

GE Foundation

$1.5 million to Project Here to provide curriculum materials on substance abuse to every public middle school in Massachusetts. The money will also be used to train teachers and parents on how to help prevent drug and alcohol abuse.

New grant opportunity:

In response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, Fineas Media will select one or two U.S.-based nonprofits or environmental organizations with which to create pro bono advocacy videos. The company estimates the value of each video at $100,000.

Applications will be accepted until July 30. More information is available at the Fineas website.

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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