News and analysis
August 10, 2016

Grants Roundup: WWII Museum Gets $3 Million From Bob Hope’s Foundation

Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Bob Hope emcees a special performance for troops during World War II. The late comedian’s family foundation awarded $3 million to the National WWII Museum to augment exhibits with information about his wartime work.

Here are notable new grant awards compiled by The Chronicle:

Northwest Area Foundation

More than $5 million to multiple organizations in St. Paul, Minn. Among the recipients is Ujamaa Place, which serves low-income African-Americans in the Twin Cities.

J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation

$5 million to the Ounce of Prevention Fund to support early-learning programs for children from low-income families.

Bob & Dolores Hope Charitable Foundation

$3 million to the National WWII Museum in New Orleans to add information about Bob Hope’s legacy to exhibits.

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation

More than $2 million to multiple nonprofits that serve children and families in the Brightmoor area of Detroit. Recipients include Everybody Ready, the College for Creative Studies, and the HighScope Educational Research Foundation.

Home Depot Foundation

$1.75 million to Volunteers of America to provide housing for military veterans.

The Lois J. and Larry Davis Family Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland

A $1 million endowment to support the Hebrew Shelter Home, which provides temporary shelter to Jewish women and children in Cleveland.

New grant opportunities:

The NewSchools Venture Fund is offering $7 million in grants to programs that create innovative schools, build technology tools to aid learning, and support diverse senior leaders in education.

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

Send an email to Rebecca Koenig.