Lilly Endowment Will Give $300 Million for Collaborations Between Indiana Colleges and Community Leaders
Also, the Citi Foundation has committed $25 million to improve food security worldwide, and Salesforce gave $1 million in unrestricted grants to 10 nonprofit groups with Black leaders.
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Here are notable new grant awards compiled by the Chronicle:
$300 million to its new College and Community Collaboration, which will award grants to Indiana colleges and universities for projects in partnership with leaders in the communities where they operate.
The goal of these projects will be to enhance quality of life, economic development, and social benefits in Indiana for not only each institution’s faculty, staff, and students, but for local residents and businesses as well.
The Lilly Endowment is a financial supporter of the Chronicle.
Norman and Ruth Rales Foundation
$116 million to Carnegie Mellon University to establish and endow the Rales Fellows Program, which will provide scholarships for underrepresented students pursuing master’s degrees and doctorates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Norman Rales founded Mid-South Building Supply Company, a distributor of building products. He died in 2012; Ruth Rales died in 2004. The family had no previous connection to the university.
Read more about the scholarship program in the Chronicle.
$25 million to its Global Innovation Challenge, which will award grants to 50 organizations to develop and promote solutions to improve food security.
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
$5 million to establish Signal Akron, a new nonprofit newsroom in northeast Ohio.
$5 million to establish the Nomi Health Charitable Foundation, which will make grants to expand access to high-quality, low-cost health care across the United States.
$5 million to the African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs for long-term operating support and to add to its Black Renaissance Fund, which will provide low-cost loans to Black entrepreneurs through community-development financial institutions that operate in communities of color.
The foundation is also giving $1 million to Pennsylvania State University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Northern Arizona University, and the University of California at Santa Barbara for a collaborative project that aims to develop ways to improve access to broadband internet in underserved communities across the United States.
$3 million over three years to Minnesota North College for AspireNorth, the community college’s program to teach, train, and support students for higher-paying jobs and shore up the rural economy in northeast Minnesota.
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation
$2.5 million to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture to endow its programs for emerging and established visual artists.
Burton D. Morgan Foundation
$1.7 million to support entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship education in northeast Ohio.
The largest grant of $937,500 over two years went to the Bounce Innovation Hub to continue programs and purchase equipment for its classrooms in Akron.
$1 million to the Cobbs Creek Foundation to restore wetlands within Philadelphia’s Cobbs Creek Golf Course and revitalize the urban park.
The foundation is the philanthropic arm of Essential Utilities.
$1 million in unrestricted grants through its Salesforce Catalyst Fund to 10 nonprofit groups with Black leaders to create pathways to education and economic opportunity for young people of color in the United States.
New Grant Opportunity
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. The foundation has committed $10 million to support energy efficiency and clean-energy projects for the visual arts in the United States. Applications are due March 31.
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.