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August 19, 2015

Grants Roundup: NFL Gives $2.5 Million for Concussion Research and Education

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The $2.5 million grant will support research, education, and advocacy for sports-related concussions.
Here are notable new grants that grant makers have announced to The Chronicle in recent weeks:

Walmart Foundation

$10.5 million total to four national nonprofits implementing nutrition education and school meals programs.

Recipients include the National Farm to School Network ($1.5 million), Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom ($5 million), the School Superintendents Association ($2.5 million), and Action for Healthy Kids ($1.5 million).

National Football League

$2.5 million to University of Washington Medicine to create a sports health and safety institute to advance research, education, and advocacy for sports-related concussions.

Atlantic Philanthropies

$2.5 million over five years to Brave New Films supporting 25 one-year fellowships in digital storytelling and social media for people of color. Part of the fund will support a "loaned-executive program," which will provide a 10-week course to nonprofit leaders so that they bring lessons back to their own organizations.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

$2 million to Bard College supporting the launch of a new masters of music program in curatorial, critical, and performance studies and the Orchestra Now, an ensemble for advanced orchestral training.

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

$1.24 million for the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage supporting five years of research to sustain and revitalize endangered languages.

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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