James Irvine Foundation Commits $107 Million to New Prosperity Program
Also, Apple gave $50 million to create the Supplier Employee Development Fund, and Hologic has pledged $20 million in grants for preventive care for cervical and breast cancers.
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Here are notable new grant awards compiled by the Chronicle:
James Irvine Foundation
$107 million over four years to Just Prosperity, its new program to prioritize the needs of low-income and marginalized people through public policy in California.
The foundation in San Francisco also awarded $35 million across 24 grants to organizations that are strengthening jobs and communities in California.
$50 million to create the Supplier Employee Development Fund, which will partner with labor organizations to expand access to education opportunities and skills development worldwide, beginning with the United States, China, India, and Vietnam.
$22.5 million to the Western University of Health Sciences to expand its College of Osteopathic Medicine and establish a new behavioral-health college on its Pacific-Northwest campus in Lebanon, Ore.
$20 million commitment to make grants for preventive care for cervical and breast cancers, uterine fibroids, and abnormal uterine bleeding through its Project Health Equality program.
Among the medical-technology company’s grants was $3 million to the Promise Fund of Florida to expand access to screenings and care for underserved women. This charity was founded by Nancy Brinker, who also founded the breast-cancer organization Susan G. Komen in memory of her late sister.
$15 million to the Advantage Testing Foundation to endow its Math Prize for Girls, which gives cash awards totaling $50,000 per year to recognize mathematics achievement among girls in high school.
$14 million across 62 grants to organizations that are addressing systemic racism and providing resources to communities in need in Southern California.
$12.5 million to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation to offer low-cost loans and investment capital to entrepreneurs of color and diverse small businesses to help them compete, grow, and create jobs in their communities.
Shell USA and Shell Global Solutions
$10 million to the University of Houston to establish the Energy Transition Institute, which will develop low-cost and cleaner energy solutions in the areas of hydrogen, carbon management, and circular plastics.
$9 million to the six winners of the 2022 Skoll Award for Social Innovation, which gives unrestricted grants of $1.5 million each to social-entrepreneurship organizations worldwide.
The recipients this year are Common Future, Financing Alliance for Health, MapBiomas, NDN Collective, Noora Health, and Nossas.
TD Charitable Foundation
$5.8 million to 33 nonprofit groups through its Housing for Everyone grant program. The grantees each received grants ranging from $150,000 to $250,000.
$5 million to the Swiss Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics for its ongoing efforts to offer affordable Covid-19 testing in low-income countries.
This is the final grant from the investment company’s $50 million pledge from 2020 for Covid-19 relief and recovery.
Dollar General Literacy Foundation
$5 million to five organizations for their efforts to promote literacy for both young learners and adults, including professional development for literacy instructors.
The recipients are Save the Children, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, DonorsChoose, Discovery Education, and the Children’s Defense Fund.
William Penn Foundation
$4.6 million to 22 organizations in Philadelphia to create free summer programs to build academic and social-emotional skills, which will aim to serve more than 29,000 children over the next two summers.
Bank of America
$3 million to Water.org to use financial solutions to expand access to clean water and sanitation for people who live in poverty in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
New Grant Opportunities
The Ms. Foundation for Women is accepting proposals for grants through its Birth Justice Initiative to advance equitable birth outcomes and strengthen grassroots organizations that are led by women of color. The foundation will make $1 million in grants in this round of funding to reduce the maternal mortality rate in the United States, with a focus on racial disparities in women’s health. Rural, urban, emerging, and established organizations may submit projects that center Black and Indigenous birthing people of all genders, disability justice, pregnant and parenting youth, incarceration, infertility, and grief and loss. Proposals are due April 15.
The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation is accepting applications for grants through its Frankenthaler Climate Initiative. In this round, collecting and noncollecting museums and institutions, including art schools, may apply for grants to assess and mitigate their impact on the environment. Approximately $5 million will be paid out in this round to support energy efficiency and clean-energy projects for the visual arts in the United States. Applications are due April 17.
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