Bloomberg Philanthropies Will Give $204 Million for Ocean and Marine-Habitat Protections
Also, Rotary International, the LEGO Foundation, the Gates Foundation, and others committed to large grants during the Global Citizen Festival and the U.N. General Assembly.
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Here are notable new grant awards compiled by the Chronicle:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$912 million pledge to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria toward its goal to end these deadly diseases by 2030 and make global health systems more resilient and better positioned to protect against pandemics.
The foundation also committed $20 million to the Unicef Child Nutrition Fund as well as $10.5 million to the U.N. Population Fund for services that advance the health and well-being of women and girls.
$204 million through the Bloomberg Ocean Initiative to protect marine habitat and curb the threats of climate change, overfishing, and pollution from offshore drilling and plastic waste.
Part of this commitment will go to Oceana to strengthen its campaigns for science-backed public policies that protect the seas.
$150 million over three years to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative toward its fight to eliminate the deadly virus worldwide.
The project will particularly focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan, which have persistently high rates of wild polioviruses.
$91.5 million to nine national organizations that serve youths to enhance and expand the reach of their operations in Indiana.
The largest grant, worth $30 million, went to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
The Lilly Endowment is a financial supporter of the Chronicle.
$25 million commitment to Education Cannot Wait in support of its strategic plan to deliver playful learning opportunities for children who live in areas affected by emergencies and crises through 2026.
$17.7 million to eight institutions and organizations in Ohio to strengthen education, research, and work-force programs in semiconductor manufacturing.
Pew Center for Arts and Heritage
$9.5 million across 42 grants for arts project funding, unrestricted general operating support, and fellowships for 12 artists in the Philadelphia area.
This year’s grants focus on artists and communities of color as well as art in public spaces.
$6.8 million to Data.org to bolster the Capacity Accelerator Network, its collaboration with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab South Asia to use data to enhance global climate and health efforts in sub-Saharan Africa and India.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
$5 million pledge to Unicef to expand its work to address child malnutrition worldwide.
$4 million commitment to Everfi for “Build: Credit Fundamentals,” a course that will bolster financial education for high-school students and teach them how to understand, manage, and build good credit.
National Hemophilia Foundation
$3.5 million to Pathway to Cures, its new venture-philanthropy vehicle that will provide early-stage impact investments to develop cures and treatments for inheritable blood disorders. The fund seeks to raise $20 million over the next several years.
$3 million over five years to Boston University to support research on the responsible uses of data, AI, and privacy products and systems.
$2.3 million to the Texas A&M Foundation to endow a fund that will support the Don and Ellie Knauss Veteran Resource and Support Center.
John Albers, the president and CEO of Albers Aerospace, graduated from Texas A&M University in 1990.
$1.5 million in emergency grants for recovery efforts in Puerto Rico following the flooding of Hurricane Fiona.
$1 million to local organizations in West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina that have been opposing the Mountain Valley Pipeline, a proposed natural-gas pipeline that would run more than 300 miles across the Appalachian region.
$1 million commitment to OutRight Action International to protect LGBTQ+ communities around the world.
Liberty Mutual Foundation
$1 million to the Children’s Investment Fund to improve the accessibility for people with disabilities at early childhood-education facilities in low-income neighborhoods in Boston.
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