Grants Roundup: $64 Million From Bloomberg for Clean-Energy Programs


Grants Roundup: $64 Million From Bloomberg for Clean-Energy Programs
Ralph Alswang

The $64 million from Michael Bloomberg’s philanthropy will go toward advancing clean energy. Part of the money will go to the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign.

Here are notable new grant awards compiled by The Chronicle:

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

$500 million over 10 years to create Vertex Foundation, to help people with cystic fibrosis, and to support education programs and health and wellness efforts for youths.

Bloomberg Philanthropies

$64 million to support the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign and other organizations working to advance the clean-energy market.

Schmidt Family Foundation

$25 million to establish the Schmidt Science Fellows program.

Kind Foundation

$20 million for its Empatico program, a video-conferencing and digital learning platform to connect elementary schoolchildren around the world.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

$11.3 million to eight counties across the country as part of the foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, a national program to reduce incarceration.

Lilly Endowment

$5 million to the United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund for hurricane-relief efforts.

Stephenson Family Foundation

$5 million to the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands for hurricane-relief efforts

Amgen Foundation

$3 million to Khan Academy to develop new biology lessons.

New Grant Opportunities

  • The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation is offering nearly $1 million to 10 organizations working to help improve cardiovascular health and is also announcing the availability of additional grants in 2018.
  • Starbucks Foundation’s Upstanders Challenge will award 25 grants of $25,000 each to eligible U.S. nonprofits that are creating positive change within their communities.

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