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February 15, 2017

Grants Roundup: National Christian Foundation Donates Mass. School Campus

Thomas Aquinas College

An aerial view of the former prep-school campus in Northfield, Mass., given by the National Christian Foundation to Thomas Aquinas College and the Moody Center.

Here are notable new grant awards compiled by The Chronicle:

National Christian Foundation

A 217-acre former school campus in Northfield, Mass., to Thomas Aquinas College, which will use the facility to open a new branch. The college will share the property with the Moody Center, a new nonprofit that will promote the ideals of the 19th-century evangelist D.L. Moody.

The property includes dormitories, classrooms, a library, a science hall, an auditorium, a music building, a gym, and a chapel. The foundation also gave the Moody Center a $5-million matching grant.

Jim Joseph Foundation

$8 million to Onward Israel to expand its programs, which provide young adults with internship and volunteer experiences in Israel.

Sherman Fairchild Foundation

$4 million over four years to Lincoln Center Education to support its programs for families and students in New York City.

Merck Foundation

$1.99 million over five years to the University of Arizona to support projects that will provide cancer care to Latinos and underserved communities in the state.

Ford Foundation

$1.4 million to 23 nonprofits working to fight HIV/AIDS in the southern United States by addressing social and economic disparities that affect people living with the disease.

New grant opportunity:

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced the Knight Community Information Lab, an 18-month process for community and place-based foundations to learn about applying human-centered design in their communities. Applications will be accepted through March 24. An informational webinar will be held March 1.

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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