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March 09, 2016

Grants Roundup: Marcus Foundation Awards $25 Million for Israeli Charity’s New Blood Services Building

Texas A&M Foundation
A $10 million grant to the Texas A&M Foundation will support the construction of a new Music Activities Center that will be home to the campus’s orchestras, choral groups, and bands.

Here are notable new grants compiled by The Chronicle:

Marcus Foundation

$25 million to American Friends of Magen David Adom, the U.S. affiliate of Israeli emergency-services organization Magen David Adom, to build a blood-supply center. The new facility in central Israel will be named the Marcus National Blood Services Center.

Ed Rachal Foundation

$10 million to the Texas A&M Foundation. The money will support the construction of a new Music Activities Center. The gift brings the total raised for the project to about $18 million. The proposed new home for the campus’s orchestras, choral groups, and bands is expected to cost $40 million, with half coming from the university and the remainder from donors.

Atlantic Philanthropies

$5.5 million over five years to George Washington University’s Health Workforce Institute. The grant will help the institute expand its programs aimed at diversifying the health-care work force to ensure that it is responsive to and representative of all communities. One of the initiatives supported by the grant will enable the university to augment its development programs for underserved students interested in health careers in and around the District of Columbia.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

$2.6 million over four years to ZanaAfrica, a hybrid social enterprise. The grant will support research to measure the impact that providing disposable sanitary pads packaged with information about reproductive health will have on adolescent girls in Kenya. The money will support both the ZanaAfrica Group, which manufactures the pads, and its nonprofit arm, the ZanaAfrica Foundation.

Rosenberg Foundation

$2 million to establish a fund to support eight leaders who are taking on pervasive inequity and injustice in California. Created in partnership with the Hellman Foundation, the Leading Edge Fund will pay fellows $225,000 over three years to tackle barriers to opportunity in the areas of criminal justice, immigrant rights, and racial justice through policy change and movement building.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

$50,000 over 18 months to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan to support a series of programs on Muslim art and culture for children and adults in connection with the museum’s newest exhibition, America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far.

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