Gates commits $150 million to strengthen equity in education.Nature Conservancy Raises $30 Million for River Project
Here are the notable new grant awards compiled by Chronicle:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$100 million over five years to six grant recipients to educate students from marginalized communities at 250 historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic institutions, tribal colleges and other institutions expand access to
Recipients of this commitment are the National Association of State Universities, American Indian Higher Education Consortium, Complete College America, Excelencia in Education, Growing Inland Achievement, and the United Negro College Fund’s Capacity Building Institute.
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In addition, the Foundation will contribute $50 million to Partners in Health to launch the Paul E. Farmer Scholarship Fund, which will seek to raise $200 million for students attending the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda.
Schuler Education Foundation
Provided $95 million in challenge grants to five liberal arts colleges to increase enrollment of illegal immigrants and low-income students.
The Foundation will award $20 million each to Barnard College, Center College, Holy Cross College, and Trinity College, and $15 million to Scripps College. Each university must raise a matching amount of financial aid in order to receive full pledges.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
$32 million to World Food Program USA for global efforts to address food crises in nine countries.
The grant will help 1.6 million people in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen increase access to food and other essential commodities.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation
A $30 million commitment to continue the Nature Conservancy’s Routes and Roots: Enterprise Healthy Rivers Project, which aims to protect and restore rivers and other freshwater ecosystems around the world.
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Donated $20 million to the University of Akron to open the Polski Building in downtown Akron, Ohio to the public as an arts and academic facility. The grant will be used to create technology upgrades, spaces for entrepreneurs, collaboration between community groups, artistic performances, and educational programs.
The foundation is also contributing $9 million over three years to strengthen support networks for local news and publishers of color. Recipients of this commitment are the Institute for Nonprofit News, Local Independent Online News Publishers, and the Center for Community Media at the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at the City University of New York.
A $25 million commitment to AI for the Global Goals. Partnering with nonprofits and social enterprises to use artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies to accelerate progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
These goals, announced by the United Nations in 2015, aim to boost economic growth, equity and environmental protection around the world by 2030.
Investing $25 million in five city school districts and six education groups across the United States to enhance the social and emotional well-being of students and teachers.
Public school districts receiving funding are located in Chicago, Indianapolis, New York, San Francisco, and Oakland, California. In addition, the grant is a partnership between Chiefs for Change, Ed Trust, Institute for Educational Leadership, New Leaders, LA Schools and TNTP.
$20 million to 13 grantees in the first round of grants through the CreatingPossible Fund, which supports nonprofits and schools developing a pipeline of black health leaders.
Recipients of this round are Brown University’s Annenberg Institute for School Reform, Kingmakers of Auckland, KQED, Morehouse College’s Center for Excellence of Education, Auckland Public Innovation Fund, Fresh Lifelines for Youth/Peer Points, Pulse of Patheviance, Representative Justice, Southern Poverty Law Center, St. John’s Community Health/Compton Unified School District, The Trevor Project, Louisiana Xavier University, and Yellow.
$5 million to the Black Economic Alliance Foundation to expand equitable access to entrepreneurship and strengthen efforts to develop Black business leaders at Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.
This commitment includes $4 million to the Center for Black Entrepreneurship and $1 million to the BEA Entrepreneurs Fund.
To the National Trust’s African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund for Historic Preservation to Preserve Black Modernism, a program aimed at preserving historic modern architecture by black architects and designers. $3.1 million.
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
$1.5 million to WaterAid to support US and foreign policies to improve access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene services in health facilities in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Uganda.
$1.5 million to organizations dedicated to equity, empowerment, and justice for predominantly Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities through the Project Justice program.
$1.3 million to the Center for Responsible Lending, a nonpartisan nonprofit advocacy organization that promotes financial and economic justice and opportunity in the United States.
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