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June 24, 2015

Grants Roundup: St. David’s Foundation Awards Nearly $27 Million to Health-Care Groups in Texas

James Barela for LifeWorks

Through counseling, education and other services, LifeWorks helps youth and young adults.

Notable new grants and deadlines compiled by The Chronicle:

St. David's Foundation

The foundation awarded a total of almost $27 million in grants, mostly supporting health-care organizations in central Texas. The largest of the more than 35 grants — awarded for almost $2 million — went to Austin nonprofit LifeWorks, supporting its mental-health services for youths and young adults.

Pershing Square Foundation

The foundation, with the support of 20 New York and Boston philanthropists, awarded $20 million to the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to support research to fight tuberculosis around the globe. Funds will support research to tackle drug-resistant strains of the disease and help accelerate the development of a rapid diagnostic test.

Walmart Foundation

The foundation awarded a total of $15.5 million to seven national nonprofits to support free meal and nutrition-education programs this summer and throughout the school year. Grantees include the National Council of Young Men’s Christian Associations, the National Recreation and Park Association, Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative, the National 4-H Council, the National League of Cities, FoodCorps, and Common Threads.

New York Life Foundation

The foundation awarded a three-year, $2.5-million grant to City Year to help standardize and expand its after-school middle-school program in up to 24 schools around the country.

Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation

The foundation awarded two grants totaling more than $1 million to Wayne State University for projects aimed at improving water and air quality in Michigan. Of the total, $650,000 went to the College of Engineering’s Healthy Urban Waters program to accelerate development field stations that promote collaborative water research and community education in the Lake Huron to Lake Erie corridor. The other $375,000 was awarded to the University’s Law School for its Transnational Environmental Law Clinic for an effort to promote community health and environmental justice by addressing sources of air pollution in the greater Detroit area.

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