United Health Foundation Directs $100 Million to Diversify Health-Care Professional Pipeline
Also, Google.org commits $50 million to advance digital skills for women and young people in Latin America, and the Lilly Endowment is giving $35 million to the University of Notre Dame for a research center dedicated to environmental and public health.
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Here are notable new grant awards compiled by the Chronicle:
United Health Foundation
$100 million over 10 years to advance health equity by providing scholarships and skills training to 10,000 people of color who are pursuing careers as clinicians and health professionals in medicine, nursing, midwifery, mental health, and other specialties.
$50 million over five years to support nonprofit groups that advance sustainability, digital skills, and economic opportunity for women and young people living in Latin America.
In addition to the cash grants, the tech giant is giving $250 million in donated ads to support the effort.
$35 million to the University of Notre Dame to create an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to environmental and public health on the university’s East Campus Research Complex.
The Lilly Endowment is a financial supporter of the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Wells Fargo Foundation
$10 million to the National Center for State Courts to strengthen programs that help renters and landlords pursue alternatives to eviction in state courts and promote housing stability.
Home Depot Foundation
$8 million to Volunteers of America, U.S.VETS, Step Up on Second Street, and other nonprofit groups to build or renovate more than 800 housing units, short-term residential programs, supportive services, and other programs that serve former military service members and work to end veteran homelessness.
Charles Huang Foundation
$7 million to the Chinese Hospital to expand its outpatient tower in San Francisco and create more health programs that serve the Chinese immigrant community in the city.
Tsao Family Foundation
$5 million to the American Academy in Rome to establish and endow the Tsao Family Rome Prize, the Tsao Family Residency, and the Tsao Family and Harvard University Graduate School of Design Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome.
$3.9 million to community colleges, research universities, and nonprofit educational organizations to expand access to liberal-arts education.
The grants include $500,000 to the New England Board of Higher Education to help students with associates degrees continue their education by transferring to select liberal-arts colleges in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and Davis Educational Foundation have also contributed to this project.
$2.5 million to Habitat for Humanity International to be shared with 100 of its local affiliates in the United States.
The grants will back 67 critical home-repair projects, 276 home-preservation projects, and 285 efforts to make homes safe and accessible for older people and enable them to age in place.
$1 million to Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering to establish the Omron Advanced Automation Lab. The grant will also support the mechanical engineering graduate program and an endowed scholarship.
New Grant Opportunities
The Born This Way Foundation has issued a call for applications for grants from its Kindness in Community Fund, which will give a total of $1 million to community organizations for their mental-health work in the United States. Nonprofit groups are eligible to apply for grants worth $25,000 to $50,000 to promote mental-wellness efforts for youths, with a focus on inclusion and equity. Charities must be located in or near the metropolitan areas where the pop star Lady Gaga is touring this summer: Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Hershey, Pa.; Houston; Los Angeles; Miami; New York City; San Francisco; and Washington, D.C. Applications are due July 8.
The Interledger Foundation is accepting proposals for grants to expand access to financial resources and opportunity across the world. The organization will make grants of $75,000 each to 20 projects that help entrepreneurs create business plans that will use open payments networks and reach historically marginalized communities, with priority going to organizations located outside North America and Western Europe, those with a lead applicant or team who are people of color, and those that benefit underrepresented communities. Proposals are due July 8.
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