James Irvine Foundation Awards $35 Million to Support Workers in California
The Semiconductor Research Corporation gave $250 million to a consortium of seven U.S. universities for microelectronics research, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation committed $5 million to support studies focused on gun violence.
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Here are notable new grant awards compiled by the Chronicle:
Semiconductor Research Corporation
$250 million to the Joint University Microelectronics Program, which will create multidisciplinary centers for semiconductor research at seven universities in the United States.
The Georgia Institute of Technology received $65 million through the program to create two centers. The program also gave $35 million to Columbia University; $35 million to the University of California at San Diego; $34 million to Cornell University; $32.7 million to Pennsylvania State University; and $31.5 million to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
James Irvine Foundation
$35.1 million to support workers in California.
Among the grants was $2 million over 30 months to the Foundation for California Community Colleges to expand apprenticeships for women and those who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color from California’s Inland Empire.
Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
$14.5 million to support arts and culture, community building, and education in Wisconsin, with an emphasis on organizations in Milwaukee.
Bank of America
$13 million commitment to more than 100 nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area to advance economic opportunity for individuals and families in marginalized communities.
The recipients include the Obama Foundation, Harold Washington College, the Chicago Community Loan Fund, and the Chicago Community Trust, among others.
Warren Alpert Foundation
$9.7 million to Penn Medicine to back continuing-education efforts for genetic counselors at a consortium of five medical schools: the Baylor College of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
$5 million over five years to the Fund for a Safer Future to support research projects focused on gun violence.
David H. Koch Foundation
$5 million to the Cox Science Center and Aquarium toward its capital campaign for a new aquarium and to build a fountain in its visitor center.
$1.4 million to six California organizations for projects and general operating support.
One of the grants was for $700,000 over two years to CoGenerate, which was previously called Encore.org, to bring together older and younger people to collaborate and solve social problems.
$1.4 million to the Ellis Hospital Foundation, Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, the Social Enterprise and Training Center, and the Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program to support work-force development, reduce housing insecurity, and bolster homeownership in and around Albany, N.Y.
$1 million to the United Negro College Fund to pay for student expenses, including technology, housing, food security, and tuition, at four Maryland historically Black universities.
The recipients are Morgan State University, Bowie State University, Coppin State University, and the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore.
$1 million to the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens for organizational strengthening and strategic planning.
$1 million to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation toward its capital campaign to build a new main library in Charlotte, N.C.
New Grant Opportunity
The Jewish National Fund-USA’s Boruchin Center is accepting letters of inquiry for grants to strengthen the connections between the United States and Israel, with a particular focus on programs that reach Jewish American teenagers. Charitable organizations can apply for one-year grants worth at least $100,000, with an agreement that each charity will raise equivalent matching funds from independent sources. Letters of inquiry are due February 15.
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