Here are notable new grants compiled by The Chronicle:
$15 million to Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem.
The grant will fund enhancements to the Jerusalem campus of the college, which also operates in New York City. The Israeli site will be renamed the Taube Family Campus.
Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation
$35.5 million to the Harvard Graduate School of Education to support research
on early-childhood learning.
$2.6 million to two nonprofits that support job training for military veterans. The American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program will receive $1 million for its job-placement efforts, and Swords to Plowshares will receive $1.6 million to provide grants to nonprofits in Texas and California.
$20 million to 40 nonprofits tackling urban economic problems in five cities — Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Washington, D.C. — and the San Francisco Bay Area.
David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation
A $1-million challenge grant to NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. The foundation will match gifts of $10,000 to $50,000 per donor per year until 2019, with a three-year maximum per donor of $150,000.
$1 million to the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin to establish the Subiendo Endowed Scholarship for Rising Leaders.
To learn about other big donations, see our database of gifts of $1 million or more, which is updated throughout the week.