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June 29, 2016

Grants Roundup: Rockefeller to Buy ‘Hamilton’ Tickets for 100,000 Kids

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“Hamilton” hopefuls line up on Broadway, sometimes for days, in hopes of scoring a rare ticket for the hit show. A new Rockefeller Foundation grant will send tens of thousands of inner-city students to see the hip-hop musical about the Revolutionary era in cities where it tours.

Here are notable new grants compiled by The Chronicle:

Rockefeller Foundation

$6 million to expand a program that brings inner-city students to see the hit historical musical "Hamilton." The new grant will provide $10 tickets to 100,000 students in cities where the show is scheduled to tour, including Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Rockefeller started the ticket program last year in New York City.

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

$22.9 million to 13 nonprofits. The grants include $15.3 million over four years to Marywood University in Scranton, Pa., to provide higher-education opportunities for African nuns; $1.35 million to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Southern California & Nevada Chapter; and $1.145 million to New Yorkers for Children to improve support for foster parents.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Up to $5 million in matching support for donations made in 2016 to the Flint Child Health & Development Fund. The pledge is part of the commitment the foundation made to give up to $100 million over five years to respond to the Flint water crisis.

Episcopal Health Foundation

$4.3 million to 19 nonprofits in Texas. The grants include $100,000 to the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy to advocate for the expansion of health-insurance coverage.

UPS Foundation

$500,000 to the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Ky., for education programs.

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