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August 17, 2016

Grants Roundup: N.C. State Gets $45 Million for Plant Research

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NC State University

A North Carolina soybean farmer surveys his crop. A $45 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation aims to boost agriculture in the state, supporting construction of a new facility for North Carolina State University’s North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative.

Here are notable new grant awards compiled by The Chronicle:

Golden LEAF Foundation

$45 million to North Carolina State University to support a new research facility for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative.

Rose Community Foundation

$4.2 million in the first six months of the year to multiple education, health, and social-service organizations, most of them in and around Denver. Recipients include Volunteers of American Colorado Branch, Colorado Youth for a Change, and Strive Preparatory Schools.

Independence Blue Cross Foundation

$1.5 million to support nursing students at schools in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Diana Davis Spencer Foundation

$1 million to Philadelphia University to create a fellowship for entrepreneurship education.

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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