Howard Hughes Medical Institute Commits $2 Billion to Diversify Pipeline of Scientists
Also, Lululemon Athletica pledged $75 million to make grants for health and well-being through exercise, mindfulness, and advocacy, and Bloomberg Philanthropies gave $43 million to create the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University.
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Here are notable new grant awards compiled by the Chronicle:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
$2 billion over 10 years to advance racial, ethnic, and gender diversity in science.
The commitment aims to recruit and train more scientists from marginalized communities to lead research labs and teach students at universities, colleges, and other research institutions in the United States, and make grants to universities for science-education programs to diversify the pipeline of scientists at every career stage.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$120 million commitment to expand access to the antiviral drug molnupiravir, developed by Merck and Company in collaboration with Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, to make it more available within poorer countries as part of the foundation’s Covid-19 response effort.
$75 million over four years through its new Centre for Social Impact, which will make grants that support health and well-being through exercise, mindfulness, and advocacy.
As part of this commitment, the athletic-apparel company has made an initial $5 million in grants to grassroots organizations, including the Girls Opportunity Alliance, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the Trevor Project.
$43 million to Johns Hopkins University to create the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation, a resource center for city leaders to receive specialized training in creative problem solving in local government.
The grant will also establish three professorships for research on urban policy and government innovation.
$11 million over five years to the Aspen Institute to establish Equity Re-imagined, a program to improve job quality and build financial security for people from marginalized communities.
$10 million to Duke University to renovate and expand the Lilly Library on the university’s East Campus.
$8.4 million to six organizations as part of the bank’s $400 million commitment to improve housing affordability and stability for people of color.
The recipients are Community Justice Project, Miami; Community Legal Services, Philadelphia; the Covid-19 Eviction Defense Project, Colorado; Equal Justice Works, Richmond, Va.; Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago; and Texas Housers, Houston.
Dollar General and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
$4.5 million to improve youth literacy across the United States.
The grants include $1.5 million to DonorsChoose to support students, teachers, and nonprofit organizations.
James M. Cox Foundation
$3.8 million over two years to the Atlanta Speech School to support the Rollins Center for Language and Literacy and its online professional-development platform.
Catalytic Capital Consortium
$2.2 million to 14 research projects that address critical global challenges.
The consortium is a grant-making partnership between the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Omidyar Network.
$2 million to five historically Black colleges and universities in North Carolina and five other nonprofit groups that are working to help Black adults earn college degrees.
The universities receiving grants are Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University, Shaw University, and Winston-Salem State University.
$1 million to create Citizens of Our Planet, a new nonprofit group to advance a more equitable, inclusive, and peaceful world.
Goldman Sachs Foundation
$1 million to Echoing Green to create a fellowship program for Black women social entrepreneurs and help them develop projects that address housing, education, health care, digital connectivity, access to capital, work-force development, financial literacy, and climate justice for Black women and girls across the United States.
$1 million to the Hispanic Federation to strengthen work-force development in technology and employment-training programs in both English and Spanish for job seekers from the Latino community.
$1 million to HomeStart to expand its eviction-prevention program that works with landlords to stop nonpayment evictions and prevent homelessness.
New Grant Opportunities
Monat Gratitude is accepting applications from nonprofit groups in the United States for grants to support extracurricular activities for students in arts and culture, youth sports and recreation, and youth entrepreneurship. Grants will range from $5,000 to $20,000. Applications are due November 5.
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 November 15.
Send grant announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chronicle of Philanthropy subscribers also have full access to GrantStation’s searchable database of grant opportunities. For more information, visit our grants page.