Citi Foundation commits $50 million to nonprofit community development finance institutions

Here are remarkable new scholarships compiled by the The Chronicle:

Citi Foundation

$50 million commitment to provide grants to nonprofit community development financial institutions across the United States to help people from low-income and marginalized communities build wealth and assets.

Grants will support advances in human capital and talent development, financial and risk-sharing models, technology, operations, leadership, and research.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

$25.7 million over five years to the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, a CGIAR research affiliate, to expand the use of preserved biodiversity in genebanks.

It will give small farmers around the world access to new crop varieties that are resilient to climate change.

Bezos Earth Fund

$17 million for Future Seeds, a new CGIAR genebank that collects bean, cassava and fodder seeds to safeguard the world’s food supply in the future.

Civitas Resources

Pledge of $10 million to charitable groups providing humanitarian aid to Ukrainians and refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

H. Hovnanian Family Foundation

$10 million to Villanova University to support a series of lectures focused on the civil exchange of ideas on current issues, modernize its Falvey Library, and endow a professorship at the DiLella Center for Real Estate within the Villanova School of Business.

Justice and Mobility Fund

$7.5 million over three years to the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund. The grant is unlimited for this organization that expands economic development and employment opportunities for previously incarcerated people.

The Justice and Mobility Fund was created by Blue Meridian Partners and the Ford Foundation and supported by Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies.

Education can’t wait

$5 million to Save the Children and UNICEF for their efforts to continue the education of 875,000 Ukrainian school-aged children who have had to flee their homes.

LEGO Foundation

$5 million to the Global Fund for Children for its Partnership to Educate All Kids program, which will work with 50 community organizations that are filling education gaps resulting from pandemic-related school closures. The program will prioritize children aged 6-12 from marginalized communities in Central and South America, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

$4 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the World Food Program to help people displaced by the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

Each humanitarian group received $2 million.

Groundbreaking Prize Foundation

$3 million to support Ukrainian mathematicians, physicists and scientists who had to flee their country during the conflict with Russia.

Gilead Foundation

$3 million to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.

Chicago Community Trust

$2.5 million to seven recipients to provide skills training and connect Black and Latino workers with high-quality employment opportunities in the skilled trades in Chicago.

GlaxoSmithKline Foundation of North Carolina

$1.9 million to North Carolina Central University to increase the number of its students pursuing careers in pharmaceuticals and life sciences.

Black Futures Cooperative Fund

$1.1 million to 21 black women-led organizations working to advance the wealth, health and well-being of black communities in Washington.

Each beneficiary will receive $50,000 in unrestricted support.

Petco Love

$1 million to animal welfare organizations that rescue pets in Ukraine and support Ukrainian pet owners as they seek refuge with their pets in neighboring countries.

New Grant Opportunity

Amazon Web Services is accepting applications for its 2022 Imagine Grant program, open to nonprofit organizations in the United States that are using technology to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. Its Momentum to Modernize category will award grants worth up to $30,000 in unrestricted financial support, as well as up to $10,000 in promotional credit and technical support, for technology upgrade projects that support the mission of each beneficiary. For its Going Further, Faster category, grants worth up to $150,000 in unlimited financial support, as well as up to $100,000 in promotional credit and technical support, are available to support groups nonprofits that use cloud technology, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other high-tech solutions. Proposals are due June 1.

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Norma P. Rex