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September 13, 2017

Grants Roundup: Gates Gives $120 Million to Fight Pneumonia and Other Diseases

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The American Red Cross received grants from Kaiser Permanente and the Home Depot Foundation. Here, a Red Cross volunteer assists residents of Tampa at an elementary school serving as a shelter.

Here are notable new grant awards compiled by The Chronicle:

Hurricane Harvey Response

An additional $1 million from the Home Depot Foundation, following $1 million committed previously. The money is going to the American Red Cross, Convoy of Hope, Operation Blessing, Rebuilding Together, and Team Rubicon.

$1 million from Taube Philanthropies to All Hands Volunteers and Jewish communities in Houston.

$1 million from Kaiser Permanente to the American Red Cross and Mental Health America of Greater Houston.

Up to $1 million from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to affected blood-cancer patients.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

$120 million to PATH’s Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access to support work on diseases including pneumonia.

A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation

$15 million to Virginia Tech University for full scholarships to engineering students.

$12.2 million to San Francisco and Oakland Unified School Districts to expand computer-science education.

Engelstad Family Foundation

$10 million to Roseman University’s College of Medicine.

Mays Family Foundation and Charles Koch Foundation

$3 million from Mays and $2.6 million from Koch to create the Mays Innovation Research Center at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.

AS&F Foundation

$5 million to Braille Institute of America to support its free low-vision programs.

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation

$3 million to Oakland, Calif., elementary schools for programs designed to boost literacy.

William Penn Foundation

$2 million to a new effort to connect 18 nonprofits that provide children with learning opportunities.

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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