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March 16, 2016

Grants Roundup: Lilly Endowment and the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Award $100 Million for Metabolic Disease

Here are notable new grants compiled by The Chronicle:

Lilly Endowment and the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation

Two grants totaling $100 million to the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute. The grants will support the institute’s charitable, educational, and scientific activities addressing metabolic disease and poor nutrition.

$35 million of the Lilly Endowment’s $80-million grant is subject to dollar-for-dollar matching conditions to encourage contributions from life-sciences businesses and their philanthropic arms. The Eli Lilly and Company Foundation’s $20-million contribution qualifies for the endowment’s match, leaving a balance of $15 million to be matched.

CVS Health Foundation

A $50-million commitment over five years to help reduce youth smoking through education, advocacy, tobacco control, and programs promoting healthy behavior. The first round of grantees include the National Association of School Nurses, which received support for a program to educate at-risk youths and their families in low-income communities on the risks of e-cigarettes, and the Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center for a program in which musicians mentor children and address tobacco prevention.

Walmart Foundation

$10.9 million for the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership to help Workforce Development Boards around the country provide education and employment services for current retail workers and job seekers.

New York Life Foundation

$1.89 million to Higher Achievement, a national education organization dedicated to closing the opportunity gap for middle-school students. The grant will allow the nonprofit to expand its afterschool and summer academic programs to serve 1,360 students in Baltimore; Pittsburgh; Washington, D.C.; and Richmond, Va.

T. Rowe Price Foundation

$1.3 million over three years to boost collaboration across nonprofits working to address critical needs on Baltimore’s west side. The grant is aimed at strengthening leadership and organizational capacity among community leaders, building financial capabilities among families, and improving residents’ access to fresh produce. Organizations receiving support include the Maryland Association of Nonprofits, Baltimore Corps, Junior Achievement, and the No Boundaries Coalition.

GlaskoSmithKline and the Triangle Community Foundation

$1 million over two years to Fostering Wellness, a group of seven nonprofits working together to support young people aging out of foster care in North Carolina’s Wake, Durham, and Orange counties. The nonprofits will use the money to connect 500 young people with mentors and employment opportunities in the food industry.

Jack W. and Sally D. Eichelberger Foundation of the Dayton Foundation

Up to $525,000 over three years to the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area for the Hall Hunger Initiative. The program, launched by Tony Hall, a former congressman and U.S. ambassador, in partnership with the United Way will develop a broad-based plan to address hunger in Greater Dayton.

Harold Alfond Foundation

$500,000 to the University of Maine System to support the continued strategic development of the Maine Center for Graduate Professional Studies. The center will bring together graduate programs in law, business, and public service with a goal of becoming a model for multidisciplinary professional education and driving statewide workforce and economic development.

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