JPMorgan Chase Commits $30 Million to Address Wealth Gaps in Six U.S. Cities
Also, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation awarded $25 million to boost community-health partnerships in Flint, Mich., and the New York Life Foundation has pledged $1.2 million to expand childhood-bereavement programs for children whose parents or caregivers have died from Covid-19.
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Here are notable new grant awards compiled by the Chronicle:
$30 million commitment to address racial and gender wealth gaps in six U.S. cities, particularly among Black and Latina women.
The first two grants of $5 million each over three years went to collaboratives of nonprofit groups: one that is working to support early-childhood educators in Washington, and another to bolster entrepreneurs who are women of color in Baltimore.
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
$25 million to the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine to create an endowed fund that will pay to hire more faculty in public health, support academic research, and expand community-health partnerships in Flint, Mich.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
$16.1 million to 12 liberal-arts colleges to develop social-justice curricula as part of the foundation’s Humanities for All Times program.
Clara Lionel Foundation and #StartSmall
$15 million to 18 grassroots organizations that are advancing climate justice across the United States and Caribbean.
The Clara Lionel Foundation was started by the singer Rihanna to raise money for nonprofit groups. #StartSmall is a limited-liability corporation through which Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter, channels his giving.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$10 million to Vir Biotechnology to advance technology that supports the development of broadly neutralizing antibodies, which work similarly to a vaccine, as a course of treatment for HIV and a prevention strategy for malaria.
The Gates Foundation is also making a $40 million equity investment through its Strategic Investment Fund to expand the biotech company’s work.
$7.5 million to establish Project Access Covid Tests, which will deliver 1.1 million free Covid-19 rapid tests directly to at-risk people who live in Arkansas, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, and Ohio.
The program intends to expand access across the United States over the next few months.
Shell Global Solutions
$6 million over five years to Prairie View A&M University.
Of the total, $5 million will support the PVAMU-Shell Nature Based Solutions Research Program within the historically Black university’s College of Agriculture and Human Sciences. The remaining $1 million will be used to develop a career pipeline for students interested in working as scientists in the energy industry.
$5 million to Howard University to create the Center for Applied Data Science and Analytics. When it opens this spring, the center will serve as a hub for data science and social-impact research and training for the historically Black university’s students who are pursuing careers as data scientists.
Delta Dental of Oklahoma
$2 million to the University of Oklahoma’s College of Dentistry to pay for a dental clinic on the university’s Tulsa campus where third- and fourth-year dentistry students will provide low-cost dental care to community members in need.
Tupperware Brands Foundation
$2 million to the National Park Foundation to upgrade infrastructure at national parks, including solar power, water-refilling stations, and composting programs, to make the parks more sustainable and efficient in how they generate energy, conserve water, and handle visitor waste.
New York Life Foundation
$1.2 million over three years to Tuesday’s Children to expand childhood-bereavement programs for children whose parents or caregivers have died from Covid-19.
The grant will support programs in New York and communities of color throughout the United States that have experienced high concentrations of loss.
Decolonizing Wealth Project
$1 million through its Indigenous Earth Fund to 16 Indigenous-led organizations nationwide to boost their climate change and conservation campaigns that promote sustainable food systems, land and forest management, and the protection and conservation of water sources and natural resources.
$1 million commitment to the Creative Equity Scholarship Fund for Africa to provide higher-education scholarships for film and television students from sub-Saharan Africa.
$1 million to Project Scientist to add a new mentoring program for girls in science, technology, engineering, and math and expand the charity’s programs to Mexico.
New Grant Opportunity
Intel, Dell Technologies, and the American Association of Community Colleges are accepting applications for grants from community colleges that are looking to design and build artificial intelligence labs in the United States. Participants in the AI Incubator Network will receive grants of $40,000 each to create AI incubators as physical laboratories, on virtual platforms, or in hybridized models. Ten grants will be awarded in this round. Applications are due February 25.
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