Salesforce Awards $20 Million to U.S. Education Groups
Also, Press Forward will give $500 million to strengthen local news organizations, and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded its 2023 Humanitarian Prize to the One Acre Fund.
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Here are notable new grant awards compiled by the Chronicle:
$500 million over five years to bolster local news and journalism organizations, test new outreach projects, and reduce racial inequities in news coverage.
A coalition of 22 donors seeded the program. They are the Archewell Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln, the Democracy Fund, the Ford Foundation, Mary W. Graham, the Glen Nelson Center at American Public Media Group, the Heising-Simons Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, KFF, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, the Lumina Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Outrider Foundation, the Rita Allen Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Skyline Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Read more about the vision for Press Forward.
(The Ford Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation are financial supporters of the Chronicle.)
$30 million over 10 years to EVeryone Charging Forward, a new program that will offer job-training opportunities for people from historically marginalized communities and develop the work force necessary to expand the infrastructure for charging electric vehicles.
Bezos Earth Fund
$22.8 million to restore degraded land in two areas of Africa to improve carbon sequestration, biodiversity, and human well-being.
The locally led efforts will be focused in the Greater Rift Valley, in Kenya, and the Lake Kivu and Rusizi River Basin of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi.
$20 million to U.S. school districts, education organizations, and groups that offer work-force development to prepare students for success. The grants were announced at the tech company’s annual Dreamforce conference.
The public schools sharing $15.5 million in grants are Chicago Public Schools, Indianapolis Public Schools, New York City Public Schools, the Oakland Unified School District, and the San Francisco Unified School District. In addition, the tech company gave grants to 3DE Schools, CodePath, Education at Work, Jobs for the Future, Jewish Vocational Service, Marcy Lab, Sports dans la Ville (France), Start (Germany), and the Careers and Enterprises Company (United Kingdom).
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
$15 million to six organizations that are developing tools and services to streamline operations for journalists and publishers. The recipients are the Tech Sustainability Initiative, CatchLight, the Tiny News Collective, the Local News Lab at Columbia University, Northwestern University, and URL Media.
These grants come in addition to the foundation’s $150 million commitment to Press Forward.
$6 million commitment to Navajo Technical University to offer job training to Navajo students who are pursuing careers in renewable energy.
The solar-energy company in New Mexico also pledged $1.2 million to the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women.
$5 million to 48 organizations through its Health Equity and Advancement Fund to strengthen local programs that support mental health, food security, and social justice and health equity in Colorado, Kansas, and Utah.
$5 million commitment through its Neurobiology and Changing Ecosystems program to make research grants that will study how habitat depletion, light pollution, and other disturbances in the environment can affect human and animal nervous systems.
Stewart Family Foundation
$5 million pledge to the Longmont Museum toward its capital campaign. To date, $1 million of the grant has been paid.
Bill and Lila Jean Stewart, who co-owned the radio station KLMO, were longtime donors to the Colorado art museum and previously donated the money to build its Stewart Auditorium. Bill Stewart died in 2012, and Lila Jean Stewart died in 2018.
$2.6 million to six organizations for programs to strengthen regenerative agriculture practices, create scholarships for veterinary students, and support the mental well-being of veterinary professionals.
The grantees are the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation, the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges, the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges, the Australian Veterinary Association, the Nature Conservancy, and VetLife.
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
$2.5 million to the One Acre Fund in recognition of its programs to help small farming families in Africa increase yields and profits, reduce hunger in their communities, and build resilient local economies.
This organization is the winner of the foundation’s 2023 Humanitarian Prize.
The Hilton Foundation is a financial supporter of the Chronicle.
CME Group Foundation
$2 million commitment to make grants will back mental-health support for young women and girls in Chicago who have experienced trauma and violence.
Among the initial grantees are Children’s Research Triangle, Focus Fairies, Girls Inc. of Chicago, the Juvenile Protective Association, Ladies of Virtue, Polished Pebbles, the Union League Boys and Girls Club, and Youth Guidance.
$1.3 million to Fred Rogers Productions to back the development of its new, bilingual television series, Alma’s Way, on PBS Kids and continue support for Be My Neighbor Days, its annual community-outreach event.
Bank of America
$1 million to Fairfield University to back its new Fairfield Bellarmine program, which will offer two-year associate degrees to students from Bridgeport, Conn., and the surrounding region.
New Grant Opportunity
The Daniel and Barbara Chapman Trust is accepting applications for the Chapman Prize, an annual award that recognizes the efforts and achievements of individuals and nonprofit organizations in the United States that make significant contributions to American society. Up to $100,000 is awarded each year; for 2023, the focus area is educational success. Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen or a nonprofit group based in the United States, have been conducting charitable work for at least three years, and be able to show a record of success in improving education. Applications are due October 15.
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Chronicle of Philanthropy subscribers also have full access to GrantStation’s searchable database of grant opportunities. For more information, visit our grants page.