Bloomberg Philanthropies Commits $500 Million to Beyond Carbon Campaign
Also, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gave $244 million to support maternal and pediatric health in low- and middle-income countries, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation promised $30 million over three years to advance opportunities for Haitian children, families, and communities.
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Here are notable new grant awards compiled by the Chronicle:
$500 million commitment to continue and expand its Beyond Carbon campaign, which is aiming to shut down all remaining coal plants in the United States, limit the creation of new gas plants, increase the production of clean energy, and boost the efforts of U.S. cities, states, and businesses to move away from carbon pollution.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$100 million to Unitaid to expand access to health products, particularly those for maternal and newborn health, in low- and middle-income countries, and another $100 million to the UNFPA Supplies Partnership to deliver contraceptives to people in low- and middle-income countries.
The grants were announced at the foundation’s annual Goalkeepers events last week.
The Gates Foundation also gave $44 million to GE HealthCare to develop ultrasound-imaging tools that use artificial intelligence in order to increase the effectiveness and accessibility of maternal, fetal, and pediatric care in low- and middle-income countries.
Early Learning Indiana
$31 million through its Early Years Initiative, which made grants worth up to $500,000 each to 86 organizations in Indiana that offer services to boost the cognitive, social-emotional, and physical well-being of infants and toddlers.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
$30 million over three years to Pockets of Hope, a $90 million campaign to support projects in Haiti to advance opportunities for Haitian children, families, and communities.
The Digicel Foundation, Dunn Family Charitable Foundation, and Porticus collectively committed an additional $20 million to the effort.
Alfred E. Mann Charities
$25 million to Cedars-Sinai to establish the Alfred E. Mann Single Cell Precision Medicine Center, which will advance research on single-cell biology at the hospital in Los Angeles.
$25 million to 50 recipients in the first round of its Global Innovation Challenge, which makes grants to organizations that are working in food access, availability, affordability, and community resilience.
Each of the grantees received $500,000 to improve food security and strengthen the financial health of low-income families and communities around the world.
Behring Global Educational Foundation
$20 million to John Muir Health toward its Campaign to Conquer Cancer.
The grant will name its new Behring Pavilion at the University of California at San Francisco-John Muir Health Cancer Center, which is expected to open in February.
$20 million to establish a fund as part of its Digital Futures Project, which will make grants to think tanks and academic institutions worldwide to facilitate discussion and development of public policy regarding artificial intelligence.
$10 million to 11 nonprofit organizations to advance racial and social justice, and serve underinvested communities worldwide.
The recipients are Asian Americans Advancing Justice–Asian Law Caucus, the Disability Rights Fund, the Equal Justice Initiative, Equality Now, the First Nations Development Institute, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Human Rights Watch, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Outright International, United Service Organizations, and VetsinTech.
$5 million to the Community College of Rhode Island Foundation to double the size of its endowment and create learning opportunities for students interested in careers in the casino and gaming industries.
$4 million to the University of Houston to develop new methods of turning plastic waste into useful materials, like insulation and automotive products.
Mellon and Ford Foundations
$3 million to Harlem Stage toward its $25 million fundraising campaign to commission new works, improve its facilities, and expand its artistic and community programs. The Mellon Foundation gave $2 million, and the Ford Foundation granted $1 million.
The Ford Foundation is a financial supporter of the Chronicle.
John A. Hartford Foundation
$2.9 million over four years to the American Geriatrics Society to support clinics that integrate geriatrics with primary care, including a special emphasis on dementia and nursing-home care, to improve health outcomes for older adults.
The foundation also pledged $2.4 million over three years to the National Academy for State Health Policy to help states and other organizations adopt the National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers.
$2 million to establish its Black Maternal Health Fellows program, which will help train new health care professionals to advance the well-being of Black mothers and their children.
$1.7 million to 14 children’s hospitals and health systems across the United States for their work to prevent youth suicide.
The program is in partnership with the Children’s Hospitals Association and the Zero Suicide Institute.
New Grant Opportunity
The AARP Foundation is accepting applications from local, regional, or national direct-service organizations to expand their work to help adults over age 50 apply for public benefits to which they are entitled, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid, Medicare Savings Programs, and Low-Income Subsidy/Extra Help. The program will award grants up to $50,000 each, with preference given to proposals that help organizations better assist older adults with applying for multiple benefits. Pre-applications are due on October 3, with full applications due November 17.
Chronicle of Philanthropy subscribers also have full access to GrantStation’s searchable database of grant opportunities. For more information, visit our grants page.