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November 11, 2015

Grants Roundup: Sleep-Health Company Awards $5 Million to UC-San Diego

UC San Diego

The University of California at San Diego received $5 million from ResMed to establish the Peter C. Farrell Sleep Center of Excellence and the Peter C. Farrell Presidential Chair in Pulmonary Medicine.

Here are notable new grants and deadlines compiled by The Chronicle:

ResMed

$5 million to the University of California at San Diego to establish the Peter C. Farrell Sleep Center of Excellence and the Peter C. Farrell Presidential Chair in Pulmonary Medicine in honor of the founder and board chairman of the company that makes products for sleep apnea and other breathing disorders. The portion to establish the endowed chair was matched with an additional $500,000 from the University of California.

Colorado Trust

$3 million for an endowed chair in American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The position will be funded in perpetuity by the endowment established with this gift.

Skechers

A $3 million commitment to Best Friends Animal Society to support programs that reduce the number of animals entering shelters and increase the number of pet adoptions. The footwear company will make an additional donation to the nonprofit for every purchase from its Bobs line of shoes.

Brainerd Foundation

A total of nearly $900,000 to support a variety of nonprofits working in areas including Alaska, Montana, and Oregon. Grantees include Headwaters Economics in Bozeman, which received $120,000 over two years for general support that underwrites a research program geared to benefit the community and land management in the West, and the Montana Environmental Information Center in Helena, which received $100,000 over two years for general support to protect Montana’s natural heritage.

Carnival Foundation

$75,000 to the Central Caribbean Marine Institute to support research in coral-reef conservation and local education in the Cayman Islands. The funds will enable the nonprofit to double the growth and restoration of an endangered coral species known as EDGE.

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