By: M.J. Prest – May 11, 2022 – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Here are notable new grant awards compiled by the Chronicle:
$55 million commitment to the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing through the Amazon Housing Equity Fund to build more than 500 low-cost homes in Virginia’s Fairfax County.
The apartments, located near the retail giant’s new second headquarters, will be designated for families making less than 60 percent of the area’s median income.
James M. Cox Foundation
$30 million to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta BeltLine, and the PATH Foundation to complete 22 miles of urban trails in the northwest corridor of Atlanta’s BeltLine park. Construction on the trail system is expected to be complete by 2030.
DTE Energy, Gilbert Family Foundation, and ProMedica
$20 million to establish the Detroit Home Repair Fund, which will make grants to 1,000 low-income homeowners over the next three years to pay for roof, foundation, and window repairs and help them apply for property-tax exemptions to avoid foreclosure.
$18 million over three years to continue New Economic Paradigm, a program of its Reimagining Capitalism team to make the global economy more inclusive of historically marginalized groups.
$14 million to Idaho State University to renovate the College of Pharmacy’s Leonard Hall.
$10 million to 10 nonprofit groups through its Strengthening Community Leadership program, which will support work to enhance housing, strengthen and protect civil rights, and bolster workforce-development programs.
The grantees, each of which will receive $1 million over two years, are the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Leadership Conference Education Fund, NAACP Empowerment Programs, the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, the National Disability Institute, the National Fair Housing Alliance, the National Urban League, PolicyLink, Smart Growth America, and UnidosUS.
$8 million to the Centro de Economía Creativa to establish Maniobra, a new program to develop employment opportunities for artists in Puerto Rico and strengthen community-based cultural organizations across the island.
In its first year, the program will create jobs at 25 organizations for 37 artists, including salary, training, health, and other benefits.
$5 million to the Chamber of Commerce of the Polish Hotel Industry to offer temporary shelter for Ukrainian refugees who have fled to Poland to escape the escalating war with Russia.
The bank previously committed $5 million for humanitarian aid in Ukraine.
$5 million matching grant to the University of California at San Diego to support interdisciplinary research at the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
$4 million to seven groups to promote teacher well-being and combat burnout in the profession, particularly among educators of color.
The recipients are Black Male Educators Alliance of Michigan, Brothers Liberating Our Communities, FuelEd, Profound Gentlemen, Profound Ladies, the Teaching Well, and the Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance.
$3 million to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum to renovate its facility on the National Mall and support its exhibition about communications satellites, which is expected to open in the fall.
Baldwin Richardson Foods
$1 million matching grant to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for its programs in arts education, paid internships in arts management and administration, and community engagement.
$1 million to 12 universities for their veterinary-oncology programs and to develop new treatments for cancer in pets.
$1 million to its Community Funds grant-making program for local service projects, events, contests, and other plans to bring communities together. The program will award grants between $1,000 and $50,000 this year.
New Grant Opportunity
The Build Health Challenge is accepting applications for grants to address health disparities caused by systemic or social inequities. Grants worth up to $300,000 over three years will be awarded to community-based organizations that focus on health-related issues or related missions — including community development, housing, food, and transportation — and form partnerships with hospitals and health systems, health plans, local health departments, and community residents. Applications are due June 30.