Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Commits $250 Million to Establish Chicago Biohub
Also, the Lowe’s Foundation will give $50 million to develop a pipeline of contractors and tradespeople over the next five years, and the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum has received $38 million in grants from companies and foundations.
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Here are notable new grant awards compiled by the Chronicle:
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
$250 million over 10 years to establish the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Chicago, a new biomedical research hub in partnership with the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
$50 million to Early Learning Indiana for its Early Years Initiative, which will make grants to strengthen Indiana organizations that support the development of children under the age of 3.
The Lilly Endowment is a financial supporter of the Chronicle.
$50 million over five years to community and technical colleges and community-based nonprofits to prepare 50,000 job seekers, particularly from underrepresented and rural communities, for careers as electricians, plumbers, HVAC and appliance-repair contractors, construction workers, and carpenters.
Six Companies and Foundations
$38 million to the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum for the initial planning of its building on the National Mall and to develop programs and digital content for the forthcoming museum.
The total comprises grants of $15 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; $10 million from Pivotal Ventures; $5 million each from Acton Family Giving and the Target Corporation; $2 million from Bank of America; and $1 million from AARP.
Richard King Mellon Foundation
$4.3 million to the Nature Conservancy to create a $4 million fund for the conservation of ecosystems within the Appalachian mountain region in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
The grant also includes $250,000 to improve visitor access and community benefits of a 30,000-acre protected corridor stretching from the Allegheny Front into the Canaan Valley.
San Francisco Foundation
$3 million to 10 organizations with Latino leaders for general operating support and to back community-organizing efforts to address systemic inequities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
$2.5 million to Selonterra, a biotechnology company, to develop new therapies for neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust
$2.3 million to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts to expand its Posse Arts Program, which recruits, trains, and supports talented student artists from underrepresented backgrounds.
Keurig Dr Pepper
$1.5 million over three years to the American Red Cross and Canadian Red Cross to help strengthen resilience and wellness for families and communities across both countries.
$1.5 million commitment to Climb Hire for its programs that train low-income job seekers in soft skills and help them successfully network with people in hiring positions at tech companies.
$1 million to the International Medical Corps and Direct Relief for their ongoing relief efforts in Turkey and Syria following the February earthquake.
Each humanitarian organization has received $500,000.
New Grant Opportunity
The Gerber Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry regarding grants worth up to $350,000 each over three years for research on pediatric health, pediatric nutrition, and the effects of environmental hazards on children under the age of 3. Concept papers are due May 15.
Send grant announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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