Grants & gifts, U.S.

* California Bank & Trust awarded $35,000 to Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, to launch program to provide free museum tickets to Bay Area social service agencies, schools and youth groups.

* Alumnus Hugo X. Shong, president, Asian-Pacific operations, and senior vice president, International Data Group, endowed College of Communications, Boston University, with two annual journalism awards, largest individual gift ever to College of Communications.

* The Cleveland Foundation made more than $185,000 in grants to 49 groups in 20 Cleveland neighborhoods in third round of Neighborhood Connections program.

* McGregor Foundation, Cleveland, gave 10 grants totaling $517,227 in semiannual grant cycle to 10 local programs for seniors in need and their caregivers.

* Jordan, division of Nike, awarding $1 million to 400 teachers throughout U.S. for 2003-04 school year, and accepting applications for 2004-05 school year, with June 15, 2004, deadline to submit applications. Go to

* Dallas philanthropist Nancy B. Hamon will endow $1 million chair in aesthetic studies at University of Texas at Dallas, honoring her longtime friend, Margaret McDermott.

* Andrew Redleaf and his company, Whitebox Advisers, have given $1.6 million to the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management, for study of behavioral finance.

* Middlebury College received anonymous $50 million challenge gift, then received $10 million anonymous donation to help match challenge gift.

* KPMG Foundation gave $250,000 to Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, for teaching and research of accounting.

* Oregon Community Foundation, Portland, gave over $14 million to 489 nonprofits this spring.

* Susan and John Ocampo, co-founder and chairman, Sirenza Microdevices, gave $1.3 million to Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Calif., for new Center for Nanostructures.

* Colonial Williamsburg Foundation received final $3 million payment of $25 million unrestricted grant made in 1993 by Annenberg Foundation.

* First Responders and other nonprofits have received nearly $1 million in cash and in-kind gifts from Fedhealth, Tucson-based publishing and marketing company.

* Junior Achievement, Colorado Springs, received $125,000 from Goldman Sachs Foundation for further enrichment of personal finance literacy for youth.

* Henry Luce Foundation, New York, has given over $100 million in funding for the study and presentation of American Art.

* Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh, awarded $20.7 million for southwestern Pennsylvania programs, including Flight 93 memorial, environmental health, Point Park University, job training and youth anti-violence

* Rex Foundation, founded by the Grateful Dead and friends, and Unbroken Chain Foundation, established by Phil and Nancy Lesh, each donated $10,000 to University of California, Santa Cruz, to help preserve archives of composer Lou Harrison.

* U.S. Agency for International Development awarded $10 million contract to Roots of Peace organization and partners, including University of California, Davis, to fund restoration of grape and raisin vineyards in areas of Afghanistan destroyed by land mines.

* William A. Graham IV, chairman and CEO, The Graham Company, Philadelphia, gave $5.6 million to men’s wrestling and women’s crew team, Bucknell University

* Healthcare Foundation Georgia awarded more than $850,000 to 10 health organizations throughout Georgia.

* Bates College, Lewiston, Me., received $1.2 million from Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support science education.

* United States Golf Association announced 88 grants totaling $1.7 million to nonprofits throughout U.S. for programs expected to benefit more than 78,000 children and individuals with disabilities.

* Through April, Rasmuson Foundation, Anchorage, Alaska, awarded $723,885 to 46 nonprofits in state.

* Norfolk Foundation made $177,500 grant to Williamsburg’s Historic Area, completing funding for final phase of reconstructin of historic outbuildings at Peyton Randolph site.

* KeyCorp gave $100,000 to Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University, for new academic program to help minority students and aspiring entrepreneurs turn their ideas into businesses.

Jacob Berton, Drew Boyd, Mallory Deutsch, Matt McGinnis and Liz Regalia, students at Ravenscroft School, Raleigh, N.C., contributed to this report.

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