Ballmer Group Commits $43 Million to Train More Early-Childhood Educators of Color
Plus, CalOptima Health has given nearly $30 million to bolster services for chronically homeless people in Southern California, and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network received $25 million for research, early detection, and the development of new treatments for the disease.
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Here are notable new grant awards compiled by the Chronicle:
$43 million to develop a pipeline of teachers of color in early-childhood education throughout Washington state.
Of the total, $38 million will go to the University of Washington to endow more than 1,500 scholarships over the next eight years for students within its College of Education. The grant maker also gave $1.7 million to Pathwaves WA and $4 million to Child Care Aware of Washington.
$29.9 million to 29 organizations that provide services to chronically homeless people in Southern California.
The largest grant of $4.1 million went to Salvation Army Orange County to build 72 units of permanent supportive housing and complete construction of its wellness center.
Viragh Family Foundation
$25 million to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network for research, early detection, and the development of new treatment options for people with pancreatic cancer.
Skip Viragh was a mutual-fund investor and the founder of Rydex Funds. He died from pancreatic cancer in 2003.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$15.3 million to Zoetis to expand its African Livestock Productivity and Health Advancement program to include fisheries in addition to cattle, poultry, and swine farms in sub-Saharan Africa.
$3.5 million to San Francisco State University to back its Science and Engineering Innovation Center, which is expected to open in 2024.
Van Beuren Charitable Foundation
$3 million to the University of Rhode Island to support the Ocean Engineering Complex on the university’s Narragansett Bay campus.
John A. Hartford Foundation
$2.8 million over three years to Trust for America’s Health to advocate for healthy aging as a public-health priority in federal, state, and local health departments.
$2.7 million to the Indigenous Connectivity Institute to improve access to broadband internet for Indigenous communities over the next three years and give tribes the skills and funding necessary to maintain their own networks.
$2 million to 19 nonprofit groups that advance community development and health in Florida’s Palm Beach County.
Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts
$2 million to the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Howard University, the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, and the Emergency Medicine Foundation to give pharmacies and emergency departments better access to rescue medications, such as buprenorphine and naloxone, that treat opioid overdoses and opioid-use disorder.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
$1 million over two years to the Lieber Institute for Brain Development to continue its African Ancestry Neuroscience Research Initiative, which is focused on including more Black Americans in its neuroscience studies.
New Grant Opportunity
Cancer Grand Challenges is accepting applications for grants to international research teams that are working to overcome obstacles and advance cancer research. Teams that comprise researchers from multiple institutions can apply for up to $25 million each for cross-disciplinary efforts in nine areas: solid tumors in children; cancer inequities; obesity, physical activity, and cancer; aging and cancer; T-cell receptors; early-onset cancers; cancer-cell plasticity; retrotransposable elements; and chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicities. The program was co-founded by Cancer Research UK and the National Cancer Institute, with additional support from the Dutch Cancer Society, the Mark Foundation for Cancer Research, and the Scientific Foundation of the Spanish Association Against Cancer. Applications are due June 22.
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