Walter and Elise Haas Fund Commits $24.5 Million to Close Wealth Gaps in the Bay Area
Also, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation will give up to $15 million over three years to test a new program that will provide direct cash payments to mothers in Flint, Mich., and the Marriott Foundation donated $2.3 million to establish a fellowship program in mental health at Unity Health Care, in Washington.
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Here are notable new grant awards compiled by the Chronicle:
Walter and Elise Haas Fund
$24.5 million commitment to seven nonprofit groups with leaders who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color and that work to strengthen Bay Area communities and close the region’s racial and gender wealth gaps.
Seven-year grants of $3.5 million each, which are coming through the foundation’s Endeavor Fund, have been awarded to the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, East Bay Community Law Center, La Cocina, Oakland Kids First, Oakland Promise, Young Women’s Freedom Center, and Youth Organize! California. The commitments aim to strengthen the well-being of the nonprofit groups, with few restrictions on how each recipient may use the grants.
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Up to $15 million over three years to Michigan State University for Rx Kids, a new program that will provide direct cash payments of $7,500 each to mothers in Flint, Mich.
As a financial incentive for families to seek prenatal and pediatric health care, each mother will receive $1,500 during pregnancy and an additional $500 per month during the first year of the child’s life.
The Mott Foundation is a financial supporter of the Chronicle.
American Student Assistance
$10.1 million to 10 organizations nationwide that help high-school students learn more about their options in careers, education, and meaningful job opportunities that do not require a college degree.
$6 million to 30 grantees through its Black-Led Movement Fund to advance community safety, justice, and freedom.
Each organization will receive $200,000 in flexible operating support through 2025.
$4.4 million to the Milwaukee Art Museum to endow a program in European art.
Walton Family Foundation
$2.5 million over three years to the Associated Press to hire two English-language reporters, one Spanish-language reporter, a photographer, and a video journalist to cover water and environmental issues.
J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
$2.3 million to Unity Health Care to establish a fellowship program in mental health, with a focus on health equity. The program will begin this fall.
$2 million to the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home for renovations after a 2020 flood destroyed its facilities for older people in Washington, D.C., who cannot afford to care for themselves.
$1.6 million to 17 organizations based in New York that bring together people of different generations.
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
$1.3 million to 12 organizations that create meaningful job opportunities for youths with disabilities.
Wyatt Ranches Foundation
$1 million to University of Texas Health to strengthen its emergency-medicine programs.
New Grant Opportunity
The RRF Foundation for Aging is accepting proposals for projects working to improve quality of life for older Americans through direct service, advocacy, education, and training programs for professionals working with elders. Its program areas are caregiving, economic security in later life, housing, and social and intergenerational connectedness. Proposals for direct-service projects are considered from organizations based in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Florida. Projects of national relevance are considered from organizations across the United States. Letters of inquiry are due May 1; full applications are due August 5.
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