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Gifts & Grants Received

Updated October17, 2023

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Read about our transition to nonprofit status.

Gifts and Grants Received

  • October 2023: Lilly Endowment, $2.2 million over three years to work with the Associated Press and the Conversation on reporting and other efforts that educate the public about philanthropy.
  • September 2023: Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, $150,000 to create a special section of news, analysis, and opinion dedicated to helping philanthropy and nonprofits close divides.
  • July 2023: Annie E. Casey Foundation, $25,000 to support the Chronicle’s transition to nonprofit status.
  • July 2023: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, $3 million to support the Chronicle’s transition to nonprofit status.
  • July 2023: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, $440,000 for general operating support.
  • December 2022: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, $25,000 to support the Chronicle’s transition to nonprofit status.
  • November 2022: Ford Foundation, $2 million to support the Chronicle’s transition to nonprofit status.
  • October 2022: Open Society Foundations, $300,000 to support the Chronicle’s transition to nonprofit status
  • May 2022: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, $204,000 to support editorial content for the nonprofit and world.
  • December 2021: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, $75,000 to support the Chronicle’s transition to nonprofit status.
  • December 2021: Heinz Endowments, $50,000 to support the Chronicle’s transition to nonprofit status.
  • December 2021: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, $450,000 to finance the Chronicle’s transition to nonprofit status. Mott has pledged to provide an additional $50,000 for 2023.
  • May 2021: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, $200,000 to support editorial content for the nonprofit world.
  • September 2020: Lilly Endowment, a three-year grant of $3.6 million for a partnership among the Chronicle, the Associated Press, and the Conversation to advance the public’s awareness and understanding of the people and organizations trying to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. (See below the advisory board we have assembled to provide feedback to the Chronicle, the Associated Press, and the Conversation about issues and ideas of interest to people in philanthropy and to the public.)
  • October 2019: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a 15-month grant of $107,993 to support the Chronicle’s coverage of diversity, equity, and inclusion, including training for the editorial staff and other work that will strengthen our journalism
  • September 2019: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, a two-year grant of $100,000 for research and development
  • August 2019: Heinz Endowments, $50,000 in unrestricted support
  • January 2019: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a two-year grant of $438,000 in unrestricted support

Grants for Our Ongoing Transition

  • Hewlett Foundation: $3 million
  • Lilly Endowment: $3 million
  • Ford Foundation: $2 million
  • Mott Foundation: $500,000
  • Open Society Foundations: $300,000
  • Walton Family Foundation: $300,000
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: $100,000
  • Hilton Foundation: $100,000
  • Heinz Endowments: $50,000
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation: $25,000

Advisers to Our Lilly Partnership

  • Jacob Harold, former executive vice president of Candid
  • Leslie Lenkowsky, professor emeritus of public affairs and philanthropic studies at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
  • Jan Masaoka, chief executive officer of the California Association of Nonprofits
  • Una Osili, associate dean for research and international programs at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
  • William Schambra, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute
  • Benjamin Soskis, senior research associate at the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute
  • Herman “Art” Taylor, president and chief executive officer of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance
  • Jane Wales, vice president of the Aspen Institute and executive director of its Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation

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