Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $21 Million to UCLA’s Institute for Carbon Management
Also, the Richard O. Jacobson Foundation has committed $70 million to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is accepting applications from New York artists for its $125 million Creatives Rebuild New York program.
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Here are notable new grant awards compiled by the Chronicle:
Richard O. Jacobson Foundation
$70 million commitment to the University of Iowa to back a new patient-care building for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Jacobson, who died in 2016, was a Des Moines businessman who founded the Jacobson Companies, which owns a variety of businesses in warehousing, packaging, logistics, and transportation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the university in 1957.
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Omidyar Network
$41 million over five years to Harvard Kennedy School, Howard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, and the Santa Fe Institute to create multidisciplinary academic institutes that will examine and modernize the intersection of business, government, and the people they serve.
The Ford Foundation and Open Society Foundations also plan to make additional grants through this effort to institutions in Africa, Asia, and Latin America; the grantees will be announced later this year.
Read more about the grant makers’ plans in the Chronicle.
The Hewlett Foundation is a financial supporter of the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
$36 million to the McCune Foundation for its endowment. Of the total, $1 million will support its operations this year.
George McCune created this family foundation upon his death in 1990 to promote social-justice causes in California’s Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, particularly those that serve youths, farm workers, immigrants, and rural residents. His widow, Sara Miller McCune, is the majority owner of Sage Publishing, an academic publisher of books, journals, and library products and services.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
$21 million to the University of California at Los Angeles Institute for Carbon Management within the university’s Samueli School of Engineering to develop technologies that reduce carbon emissions and accelerate carbon-removal solutions with the potential to be commercially profitable.
The donation is part of $44 million in charitable grants, program-related investments, and carbon-removal purchases directly from companies as part of the grant maker’s goals to address climate change.
Margie and Robert E. Petersen Foundation
$10 million to the Pasadena Community Foundation to endow a scholarship for young adults who are aging out of the foster-care system in the Pasadena and Los Angeles region and want to pursue training and education for technical careers.
Robert Petersen, a publishing magnate whose magazine titles included Motor Trend and Guns & Ammo, died in 2007; Margie Petersen died in 2011.
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Quadrivium, and Rockefeller Foundation
$8 million over three years to the Associated Press to create a stand-alone news desk that will cover issues related to climate change.
The news agency will hire 20 additional journalists based in Africa, Brazil, India, and the United States to bolster its team that is covering climate and the environment.
American Bar Endowment
$7.2 million to the American Bar Foundation and the ABA Fund for Justice and Education for legal service, education, and research programs related to the law.
It awarded an additional $300,000 through its Opportunity Grants program to projects across the United States that expand access to legal assistance and offer new legal tools and resources in underserved communities.
American Family Insurance
$5 million challenge grant to United Way of Dane County to match grants from other corporate partners in Wisconsin’s Dane County.
Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts
$4.8 million across 11 grants to health groups, academic researchers, and social-services groups to develop new solutions to addressing opioid abuse and the stigma of addiction.
$4 million to the City University of New York Graduate Center to create an astrophysics master’s program and award scholarships to scientists from underrepresented backgrounds.
Estée Lauder Companies
$3 million to Writing Change, its grant program in partnership with the poet Amanda Gorman, for literacy organizations that serve people of color and those who live in low-income or rural communities.
The first grantees of the program are the American Library Association, We Need Diverse Books, Girls Write Now, WriteGirl, and Migizi.
NBA and National Basketball Players Association
$3 million to organizations in Cleveland that support youths, education, health equity, food security, and economic inclusion.
The basketball league and its players association made the grants in honor of the NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday in Cleveland.
Ellsworth Kelly Foundation
$1.1 million to the Shaker Museum to build its new facility in Chatham, N.Y.
The grant includes $100,000 for general operating support for this museum of Shaker culture.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
$1 million to five recipients through its Creative Inflections program to support prominent jazz musicians and performing-arts organizations as they develop ways to attract new, younger, and more diverse audiences for jazz music.
$1 million to Beth Israel Lahey Health to open a pharmacy at the Bowdoin Street Health Center, a clinic for residents of Boston’s Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood in Dorchester.
New Grant Opportunity
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Creatives Rebuild New York program is accepting applications from artists to receive either guaranteed income or employment opportunities and rejuvenate the arts scene in New York state. The $125 million program, which also received support from the Ford Foundation and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, will award grants of $1,000 per month over 18 months to 2,400 artists in New York who suffered financial losses during Covid-19 shutdowns in the state, as well as offer salaried job opportunities to an additional 300 artists. Applications are due March 25.
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