Grants & gifts U.S.

* Caring for Colorado Foundation, created from proceeds of sale of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Colorado, gave nearly $4 million in 2003 to 70 health care-related programs to increase health-care access for underserved populations, improve oral health care and support education and training.

* University of California, Santa Barbara received $1 million from actor and alumnus Michael Douglas to help build center for film, television and new media.

* John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, made $1 million, three-year grant to International Crisis Group, Brussels, to help prevent and resolve deadly conflicts worldwide. Foundation also gave $350,000 to Station Resource Group, Takoma Park, Md., to support Public Radio Exchange, Internet-based service that lets public radio stations select programming created by independent radio producers and stations.

* United Jewish Communities, Washington, D.C., and 21 Jewish federations in the U.S., will receive $4.9 million in federal funds for federation-supported agencies that serve the elderly.

* John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami, gave $675,000 to Urban League of Broward County, Fla., for employment skill-building program to help low-income, hard-to-employ people get and keep jobs.

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