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December 03, 2015

Grants Roundup: U. of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Gets $75 Million


The UTHealth Medical School will be renamed the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School.

Here are notable new grants compiled by The Chronicle:

John P. McGovern Foundation

$75 million to the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and its medical school to bolster medical training, provide full scholarships, and support research. UTHealth Medical School will be renamed the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School in honor of the foundation’s late founder and his wife.

Wyss Foundation

$4 million to the Andes Amazon Fund to assist with the creation of new protected areas in Peru’s Amazon headwaters, to improve the management of existing protected areas, and to secure long-term financing for the management of key conservation areas.

Koch Foundation

$2 million to Lindenwood University in Missouri to support the John W. Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise at the university’s Robert W. Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Walmart Foundation

$1.2 million to the National Immigration Forum to support the Skills and Opportunity for the New American Workforce program, which aims to increase the English language skills among retail workers for whom English is a second language.

Greater New Orleans Foundation

A total of more than $1 million to 52 local nonprofits working in arts and culture, education, health, social services, and youth development.

Malavalli Family Foundation

$1 million to California State University at East Bay to create an endowment in support of science, technology, engineering, and math education and outreach at the university.

Roy and Hilda Takeyama Foundation

$1 million to the Academy for Creative Media that is housed at the University of Hawaii’s West Oahu campus.

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