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June 10, 2015

Grants Roundup: Wounded Warrior Project Awards $15.7 Million for Veterans Treatment at UCLA

UCLA Operation Mend
Dr. Hame, Dr. Sornborger, Dr. Azari, Dr. Crisera, Dana Katz, Melanie Gideo with patients at a UCLA basketball game where Operation Mend was recognized.

Notable new grants compiled by The Chronicle:

Wounded Warrior Project

The nonprofit awarded $15.7 million over three years to UCLA Operation Mend, a treatment program for service members who have suffered mild traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorders. Operation Mend is a partnership between UCLA Health, the U.S. military, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

New York Community Trust

The trust awarded two grants to support programs at the LGBT Center and the New York City LGBT Historic Sites Project. Funding includes $150,000 over two years for a substance abuse treatment program for LGBT adolescents and young adults at the Center and $50,000 over two years to survey and document sites in the city reflecting LGBT history.

Nationwide Foundation

The foundation awarded $10 million to its Nationwide Pediatric Innovation Fund to support pediatric genomics research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Researchers at the Ohio hospital have developed a technology that allows highly accurate, efficient analysis of a whole genome sample in as little as 90 minutes for about $800.

Rogers Foundation

The foundation awarded a total of nearly $300,000 to Las Vegas public schools and a local community organization. Of the grants, $91,804 went to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, in conjunction with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, to purchase instruments and tablet computers for a new music program in three Southern Nevada locations.

J.B. Fernandes Memorial Trust I

The trust awarded a five-year $750,000 grant to the BCC Foundation at Bristol Community College to support the purchase of equipment and fixtures for the dental-hygiene wing of a new health and science building on the Massachusetts school’s campus.

Raymond John Wean Foundation

The foundation awarded $100,000 over two years to the Ohio Transformation Fund in support of criminal justice reform. The collaborative organization will work toward policy change in fair hiring, parole board reform, re-entry, barriers to employment, and other areas.

Able Trust

The trust awarded Tallahassee Community College a three-year, $250,000 grant to help provide vocational education opportunities for disabled students in three Florida counties. The college will match the grant.

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