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July 05, 2017

Grants Roundup: Microsoft Gives $25.8 Million for Markle Fund Jobs Program

Markle Foundation

Students work in a manufacturing laboratory at Emily Griffith Technical College in Denver as part of the Markle Foundation’s Skillful program, a job-training venture that has received major backing from Microsoft.

Here are notable new grant awards compiled by The Chronicle:

Microsoft Philanthropies

$25.8 million to Skillful, a program of the Markle Foundation that helps job seekers develop skills that are in high demand. The Markle Foundation has pulled many nonprofit, business, and academic leaders into a cohort called Rework America to tackle problems economic change poses for American workers.

Taube Philanthropies

$5 million to the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv for renovations.

Terra Foundation for American Art

$2.5 million to 31 organizations developing projects for Art Design Chicago, a yearlong cultural program with multiple exhibitions. Recipients include the Chicago Parks Foundation, the South Side Community Art Center, and the Video Game Art Gallery.

Chronicle of Philanthropy subscribers also have full access to GrantStation’s searchable database of grant opportunities. For more information, visit our grants page.

Correction: An earlier version of this article mistakenly said the Terra Foundation for American Art's grant round supported 21 organizations, not 31.

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