Blackstone Guarantees $40 Million to Entrepreneurship Program for College students of Shade


Here are notable new scholarships compiled by the Chronicle:

Blackstone Charitable Foundation

$ 40 million for the United Negro College Fund to expand its LaunchPad program for entrepreneurship in historically black colleges and universities and Hispanic institutions. The finance group is also providing $ 5 million to bring LaunchPad to six additional locations within the University of Texas system.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

$ 18 million as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge in support of programs in 15 cities and counties that advance new ideas to reduce incarceration rates for nonviolent crimes and eradicate racial inequality in the US criminal justice system.

Craig Newmark Philanthropies

$ 15 million for a network of food banks and other organizations working to reduce hunger across America, especially among military veterans. Recipients include the Bob Woodruff Foundation, DC Central Kitchen, FareStart, Feeding America, God’s Love We Deliver, and World Central Kitchen. Newmark previously gave the coalition $ 10 million in October.

Harold Grinspoon Foundation

$ 11 million in grants to 110 nonprofit Jewish summer camps preparing to reopen for the 2021 season while battling pandemic safety protocols. The corresponding grants are unrestricted.

Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the Prince Albert II Foundation of Monaco

US $ 10 million to establish the Global Fund for Coral Reefs in collaboration with the federal government and several United Nations agencies to improve the health and sustainability of reefs and other marine ecosystems.

Helen Diller Foundation

$ 10 million to the University of California at Berkeley to fund the Institute of Jewish Law and Israel Studies.

American Bar Endowment

$ 7.2 million to the American Bar Foundation and the ABA Justice and Education Fund for legal service, education, and research programs related to the law.

Frances Bunzl family trust

$ 5.6 million to the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and the Jewish Family and Career Services Atlanta for their foundations. Each group receives an equal share of the grant. Frances Bunzl died in 2019 at the age of 99.


$ 5 million through the Comcast RISE Investment Fund, which provides grants of up to $ 10,000 to small black, indigenous, and colored businesses in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, and Philadelphia.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

$ 4.9 million to Williams College, the Center for Slavery and Justice at Brown University, and the Connecticut Mystic Seaport Museum for a three-year project using maritime history as the basis for studying the history of slavery in New England and the United States European colonization in the north used America, the expropriation of Native American land in the region.

Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation

$ 4.1 million for the Girls Empowering Movement program, which will improve access to physical activity and fitness opportunities for middle school girls across Georgia.

Center for Disaster Philanthropy

$ 1 million to U.S. Catholic Charities for recovery efforts as communities in California, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington state continue to rebuild after last year’s wildfires.

Dominion Energy

US $ 1 million to Virginia 4-H for operational support and assistance to the youth organization in continuing its educational programs during the Covid-19 pandemic.


$ 1 million to the Greater New Orleans Foundation in support of the Greater Together Fund for Racial Equity, which provides grants to 28 Black-led organizations in the area that work to end institutional racism and fill the gap in racial wealth.

New grant option

The RRF Foundation for Aging accepts proposals for projects to improve the quality of life of older Americans through direct service, advocacy, education, and training programs for professionals who work with elders. The program areas are care, economic security in later life, living as well as social and intergenerational networking. Direct service project proposals are reviewed by organizations based in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Florida. Projects of national relevance are considered by organizations in the United States. Inquiry letters are due on March 15th and the deadline for full proposals is May 1st.

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