Here are notable new grant awards compiled by the Chronicle:
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
$120 million to 38 grantees that support Catholic education, foster youth, early-childhood development, homelessness, economic opportunities for young adults, safe drinking water, and racial equity.
The grants include $3 million over three years to the Council for a Strong America for bipartisan efforts to work with federal and state lawmakers and advance policies that support early-childhood development.
$50 million to Social Finance to help more than 20,000 American workers gain access to online job training through the Google Career Certificates Fund, which prepares people for technology careers in high-paying fields that include data analytics, IT support, project management, and user-experience design.
Social Finance will work with nonprofit groups including Merit America and YearUp to back training, stipends, and career-placement services for job seekers enrolled in the Google Career Certificates program.
Google.org also gave $10 million to the National Digital Inclusion Alliance to create the National Digital Navigator Corps. It will send workers to 18 rural and tribal communities across the United States to offer one-on-one technology training and community outreach that is designed to help marginalized people use the internet for education, work, health care, and more.
$25 million commitment to its Climate Equity Fund, which it created last year to close equity gaps and expand access to electric vehicles and other sustainable technology.
The automobile company previously gave $25 million to start the fund in June.
$5.5 million to 22 grassroots organizations that are addressing racial and social inequities, climate change, mental-health care, and education.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
$5 million to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the College of William and Mary for the Williamsburg Bray School Project, which will restore and preserve the last remaining colonial-era school that was dedicated to the education of enslaved children.
Miami Dolphins and V Foundation for Cancer Research
$5 million over five years for cancer research at the University of Miami Health System’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
$4 million to four organizations that help publishers of color develop sustainable business models and extend their digital reach.
The largest grant, of $3.2 million, went to the Knight x LMA BloomLab at the Local Media Association to expand its support for Black-owned media outlets to include 26 publishers over the next three years.
John Templeton Foundation
$2.7 million to Baylor University for a longitudinal survey that will study virtue formation among college students at three religious institutions, five study centers that promote spiritual formation and community for Christian college students, and five secular universities.
Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
$2.2 million to ALYN Hospital to support its pediatric programs for children and young adults in Israel who require cognitive, orthopedic, and neurological rehabilitation.
Burton D. Morgan Foundation
$1 million over three years to JumpStart to continue the Burton D. Morgan Mentoring Program. The foundation created the program in 2013 to support entrepreneurs in northeast Ohio.
Pepsi Stronger Together
$1 million commitment to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America to increase equity and access to mentorship experiences for youths from underserved communities, particularly young boys of color.
New Grant Opportunities
The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation has committed to award $3.5 million in grants through Project Innovation, which will give grants to nonprofit groups that foster storytelling, a culture of inclusion, youth education, or community engagement. Organizations must have an annual operating budget of more than $100,000 and be within the metropolitan areas of Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Hartford, Los Angeles, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, the San Francisco Bay Area, or Washington, D.C. Applications are due March 25.
The Build a World of Play Challenge, a collaboration between Lever for Change and the LEGO Foundation, will award $143 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and other groups that are working to address the early-learning and developmental losses that Covid-19 shutdowns of services and support have exacerbated. Grants will be awarded to organizations that are developing solutions to a host of problems that affect young children by expanding access to quality early-childhood education and care, providing them adequate nutrition, reducing stress and violence in homes and communities, protecting them from pollution, and supporting the social and emotional well-being of their families. The foundation will award three grants of $30 million each, two grants of $15 million each, and 10 grants of $1 million each. Applicants must register by April 7, with full applications due May 17.
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