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April 27, 2016

Grants Roundup: Walton Family Gives $10 Million to National Gallery of Art

Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University
The Walton Family Foundation has given $10 million to the National Gallery of Art in honor of former curator and chairman John Wilmerding.
Here are notable new grants compiled by The Chronicle:

Walton Family Foundation

$10 million to the National Gallery of Art to establish the John Wilmerding Fund for Education in American Art. The fund is being created to coincide with the museum’s 75th anniversary. Mr. Wilmerding is a former National Gallery curator, deputy director, trustee, and chairman.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

$1.5 million to the University of California at Berkeley’s Global Urban Humanities Initiative to establish certificates in urban humanities, create fellowships for graduate students and faculty, and support research and new curricula.

Laura and John Arnold Foundation

$15 million to create the Moving the Needle Competition, which will support local and state governments and nonprofits that institute effective social programs. The foundation will give grants of $1 million to $1.5 million for technical assistance to governments and organizations using existing resources to pay for program delivery. Recipients must agree to submit their programs to randomized, controlled trials. To apply, organizations must submit letters of interest by July 1.

Helene Fuld Health Trust

$6.5 million to the Ohio State University College of Nursing to create the Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare. The institute aims to improve health-care quality and patient outcomes.

Carnegie Corporation of New York

$6.6 million to the 33 winners of the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program. One recipient, Clemson University historian Maribel Morey, plans studies on the topic "Big Philanthropy in the Lives of Black Americans: What Today’s Foundations Can Learn From This History."

Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge

$7 million to support veterans and military families. The new grants come from PwC Charitable Foundation, the Orange County Community Foundation, CarMax, and the CarMax Foundation.

LOR Foundation

$7.35 million to launch a pilot program to help communities in the Intermountain West identify conservation priorities for watersheds. Most of the money — $6.75 million — will go to the Trust for Public Land to run the Community Land and Water Intermountain West Pilot Program.

Goldman Sachs Gives Community College Fund

$1 million to nine community colleges from this donor-advised fund. Donors in each of the colleges’ communities have committed to matching the grants the fund provides.

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