Following are grants of $20,000
and more made by foundations,
companies, and other private
sources. Announcements of grants
can be sent to Grants Editor, The
Chronicle of Philanthropy, 1255
23rd Street, N. W., Suite 775,
Washington, D.C. 20037, or sent
via e-mail to grants.editor@
Beverly Hills, Calif.
HAROLD ALFOND FOUNDATION
Higher education. To renovate two indoor sports facilities: $5,500,000 partial challenge grant to the U. of Maine
at Orono (Orono, Me.).
Los Angeles, Calif.
Higher education. For a new building on its University Park campus:
$50,000,000 to the U. of Southern
California, Annenberg School for
Communication & Journalism (Los
W. W. CARUTH JR. FOUNDATION
Health care and hospitals. For an
improved heart attack emergency-response system in Dallas County:
$3,500,000 to the American Heart Association (Dallas, Tex.).
Education. To strengthen this organization: $20,000 to the Boston Learning
Center (Boston, Mass.).
ARTHUR VINING DAVIS
Education. For a mathematics-instruc-tion program for underserved high-school students: $200,000 to the Institute for Student Achievement (Lake
Success, N. Y.).
—For a video curriculum to help high-school math teachers: $200,000 to
Northwestern U., School of Education
and Social Policy (Evanston, Ill.).
Higher education. To renovate biology
laboratories: $250,000 to Barnard College (New York, N. Y.).
—To improve minority-student engagement and retention: $250,000 to Wabash College (Crawfordsville, Ind.).
—For facility renovations to centralize
academic-support services: $250,000
to Willamette U. (Salem, Ore.).
Public radio and television. To produce
Ken Burns’s Project for the New Century: $400,000 to WETA (Arlington,
Religion. For a communications strategy: $200,000 to Union Presbyterian
Seminary (Richmond, Va.).
DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE
New York, N. Y.
Energy. To provide an online tool for
homeowners interested in making
their houses more energy efficient:
$275,000 to the Center for Neighborhood Technology (Chicago, Ill.).
—To provide information to home buyers about the energy efficiency of
the properties they are considering
purchasing and to encourage sellers
to improve the energy efficiency of
n Howard G. Buffett Foundation:
$13-million to the United Nations World
Food Programme to help small farmers
in rural communities in El Salvador,
Guatemala, and Nicaragua gain access
to agricultural markets and increase
n Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation: $6-million to the California
Institute of Technology to establish
a center to carry out the research,
development, and testing of wind-energy
AN EDUCA TIONAL PROGRAM AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
n Microsoft Corporation: $3-million to Kids in Need of Defense to provide legal representation
to unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children in the United States who face deportation
n John S. and James L. Knight Foundation: $1.2-million to the Sunlight Foundation to
create a series of Web and cell-phone applications that will provide free access to data that the
government collects on such things as consumer spending, the environment, and public health
n New York Life Foundation: $1-million to the American Museum of Natural History for
science-education programs for needy students in New York
$186,062,620 worth of grants have been listed online in the past two weeks
We now place grants online every Thursday to help you keep on top of grant-making priorities.
houses for sale: $348,000 over two
years to the Conservation Services
Group (Boston, Mass.).
—To work with rural electric cooperatives in South Carolina to design and
carry out a project that finances energy-efficiency improvements through
a customer’s electric bill: $225,000
over two years to the Environmental
and Energy Study Institute (
—To design and test new standards for
measuring the savings from energy
improvements that meet the requirements of private lenders and investors: $350,000 over two years to the
Environmental Defense Fund (New
York, N. Y.).
—To make low-cost multi-family rental
housing energy efficient: $300,000
over two years to the National Housing Trust (Washington, D.C.).
—To bring energy-efficiency improvements to scale in New York City:
$600,000 over two years to the Natural Resources Defense Council (New
York, N. Y.).
—To develop tools and strategies in
small and midsize commercial buildings to reduce energy use by 50
percent, in collaboration with the
National Trust for Historic Preser-
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