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vation’s Preservation Green Lab:
$550,000 over 30 months to the New
Buildings Institute (White Salmon,
—To study the economic benefits
and energy savings of energy-efficiency retrofits undertaken in response to municipal policies in Austin
that require home sellers to participate in energy audits at the time
of sale: $350,000 over two years
to Pecan Street Project (Austin,
—To increase the adoption of energy
efficiency in low-cost multi-family
housing: $135,269 over 18 months to
Stewards of Affordable Housing for
the Future (Washington, D.C.).
—To make muli-tenant commercial real
estate, such as strip malls and office
parks, energy efficient: $350,000 over
two years to the U. of California at
Davis (Davis, Calif.).
—To collaborate with two low-cost housing organizations in Vermont to show
how energy-efficiency improvements
in single- and multi-family residences
can make housing permanently low-cost: $350,000 over two years to the
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (Burlington, Vt.).
MAX M. AND MARJORIE S. FISHER
Early-childhood development. To help
working families who are ineligible
for state child care assistance in the
Brightmoor neighborhood of Detroit:
$300,000 to the Women’s Caring Program (Milford, Mich.).
BILL & MELINDA GATES
Education. To increase the number of
low-income young people in communities in North Carolina and Texas who
earn postsecondary degrees and land
jobs with living wages: $1,800,000 to
MDC (Chapel Hill, N.C.).
International. For a study to improve
access to better seeds in sub-Saharan
Africa: $1,450,000 over three years to
Iowa State U. (Ames, Iowa).
loans to at least 10 organizations:
$500,000 to Local Initiatives Support
Corporation (New York, N. Y.).
—To provide housing counseling services to at least 200 homeowners:
$450,000 to the Lower 9th Ward
Neighborhood Empowerment Network (New Orleans, La.).
RICHARD & RHODA GOLDMAN
San Francisco, Calif.
Arts and culture. For the publication
of a biography on the painter David
Park: $25,000 to the U. of California
Press (Berkeley, Calif.).
Conservation and the environment.
To promote green design, globally
responsible recycling, and sustainable
practices throughout the electronics
industry to protect human health and
the environment: $75,000 to Electronics TakeBack Coalition (San Francisco, Calif.).
Jewish life and culture. To promote energy efficiency: $75,000 to the Israel
Energy Forum (Tel Aviv, Israel).
—To use cross-cultural mediation to
settle disputes between residents and
the municipality: $65,000 to the Jerusalem Inter-Cultural Center (
—To provide support, resources, and
training for Jewish life-cycle cermo-nies: $60,000 to Jewish Milestones
—To bring young people from Northern California and northern Israel
together for cultural and educational
programs: $80,000 to Nesiya Institute
(New York, N. Y.).
—For a Web-based effort to prevent
intolerance and hate-motivated violence: $75,000 to the Working Group
HUNT FAMILY FOUNDATION
El Paso, Tex.
Higher education. To expand its nursing school: $10,000,000 to Texas Tech
U. Health Sciences Center (Lubbock,
placement and repairs for this historic
landmark: $76,000 to the Historic
General Dodge House (Council Bluffs,
Human services. For housing and
emergency assistance for residents
and families in Iowa’s Pottawattamie
County: $165,000 to Heartland Family
Service (Omaha, Neb.).
—For its campaign to help local non-profits meet human needs: $341,700
to United Way of the Midlands
Substance abuse. For general operating
support for substance-abuse services
in southwest Iowa: $171,832 to Heartland Family Service (Omaha, Neb.).
JESSIE BALL DUPONT FUND
Higher education. To identify and
acquire library resources for its
master’s degree program in integrated
environmental sciences: $250,000 to
Bethune-Cookman College (Daytona
—To create a free Web site to help
students understand how they learn,
and provide tools and resources to
help them improve their learning
skills: $44,050 to the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, Va.).
—For an institutional marketing and
branding study and to redesign the
college’s Web site: $113,150 to Wesley
College (Dover, Del.).
FUND FOR NEW JERSEY
New Brunswick, N.J.
Conservation and the environment. To
promote and defend policies at the
local, state, and national levels to
conserve land and natural resources
and to intensify efforts to ensure the
long-term viability of conservation
easements: $60,000 to the New Jersey
Conservation Foundation (Far Hills,
—To protect, restore, and improve the
water and other natural and cultural
resources of the New Jersey Highlands and to support a small local-grants program: $100,000 to the New
Jersey Highlands Coalition (Boonton,
—For citizen advocacy and stewardship
of the New York/New Jersey harbor
focusing on oyster restoration, public
access, transparency, and participation: $45,000 to the New York/New
Jersey Baykeeper (Keyport, N.J.).
Public policy. For a program to advance
the civil liberties of minorities and
immigrants: $75,000 to the American
Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey
Foundation (Newark, N.J.).
—For its Immigrant Rights Program,
which includes advocacy, public education, community organizing, leadership development, and legal representation: $75,000 to American Friends
Service Committee (Newark, N.J.).
—For a multiplatform series that will
examine the governor’s fiscal policies and their impact on New Jersey:
$50,000 to Caucus Educational Corporation (Montclair, N.J.).
GREATER NEW ORLEANS
New Orleans, La.
Housing. To provide pre-development
IOWA WEST FOUNDATION
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Children and youths. For a community-based mentoring program for children in southwest Iowa and eastern
Nebraska: $41,000 to Big Brothers
Big Sisters of the Midlands (Omaha,
—For a data-management system:
$43,570 to Children’s Square U.S.A.
(Council Bluffs, Iowa).
Children, youths, and families. For
projects and programs at its Young
Families Resource Center: $435,000 to
Family Inc. (West Branch, Iowa).
Community development. To construct
a municipal-golf clubhouse and com-munity-meeting space: $75,000 to the
City of Avoca (Avoca, Iowa).
—For signs to show visitors how to find
community attractions: $79,175 to the
City of Council Bluffs (Council Bluffs,
—To renovate a municipal swimming
facility: $140,000 to the City of Oakland (Oakland, Iowa).
—For a program to improve the city’s
appearance: $75,000 to Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful (Council Bluffs,
Conservation and the environment.
To expand Hitchcock Nature Preserve: $242,500 to the Pottawattamie
County Conservation Board (Council
Disabled. For wheelchair vans to meet
the transportation needs of disabled
people in the Omaha metropolitan
area: $38,000 to the Vocational Development Center (Omaha, Neb.).
Historic preservation. For window re-
ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON
Health. To study the impact of digital food marketing on adolescents:
$169,978 over 18 months to American
U., School of Communication (
—For improved research methods to
validate the benefits of daily physical
activity in schools: $80,435 over 15
months to Dickinson College (Carlisle,
—To examine the uptake of the HPV
vaccine in rural areas: $266,714 over
two years to Emory U., to support the
work of Tami Lynn Thomas (Atlanta,
—To leverage food nutrition programs
to reduce childhood hunger: $100,000
to the Food Research and Action Center (Washington, D.C.).
—To design a value-based-purchasing
model to improve health care quality
and control costs: $281,403 over two
years to the Integrated Healthcare
Association (Oakland, Calif.).
—To assess the impact of using modified adjusted gross income to determine eligibility for state medical
assistance in 2014: $100,000 to Math-ematica Policy Research (Washington,
—For a panel discussion by former
surgeons general on leadership in the
effort to prevent childhood obesity:
$54,420 to Morehouse School of Medicine (Atlanta, Ga.).
—To evaluate the impact of using
financial incentives to build super-
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