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* John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami, investing $13.5 million to help immigrants become citizens, vote and be active in community.

* Alex G. Spanos, real estate developer and owner, San Diego Chargers, and his wife, Faye, will donate $10 million to California State University, * Sacramento, to help remodel Hornet Stadium and construct recreation, wellness and events center.

* Daulton Foundation, St. Paul, Minn., gave $25,000 to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics for Kohl’s Power3 exercise medicine clinic to improve health, fitness, energy and performance.

* Community Technology Foundation of California gave $628,830 in 13 grants focusing on media content, policy, technology literacy, and information and communications technology for social justice.

* PGE Foundation, charitable arm of Portland General Electric, gave $144,700 total to 27 groups that address hunger, children’s issues, homelessness and addictions, and expand arts and culture outreach.

* Colonial Williamsburg Foundation received $100,000 from Pepsi Bottling Group, sixth installment of $1.1 million, 10-year grant.

* New York Life Foundation gave 40 grants of $5,000 each to nonprofits throughout U.S. that provide services to children.

* Portland, Ore.-based Dougy Center, which helps children and families deal with the death of a love one, received $1,022 from over 100 inmates of Oregon State Penitentiary.

* MetLife Foundation gave $175,000 to Libraries for the Future to create “Get real, get fit” nationwide program to promote healthy lifestyles and combat obesity among teenagers. Public libraries may submit proposals to participate.

* St. Paul Travelers and its two foundations gave over $8.4 million to nonprofits in Hartford, Conn., Minneapolis, St. Paul and other regions of U.S.

* SpectrumTrust, with Saint Paul Foundation, gave $90,000 to five nonprofits in Minnesota working on economic and social justice to combat racism.

* Saint Paul Foundation gave over $7.8 million in 1,636 grants to local nonprofits, including programs to combat racism, improve economic development, address health issues in children and improve education.

* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave $752,000 to School of Public Health and Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, to create national preparedness leadership initiative to help senior government officials with terrorism preparedness and public health and safety.

* U.S. Department of Education awarded $4.5 million, 5-year contract to Center for College Health and Safety to continue operating Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention.

* U.S. Department of Education gave $5 million, 5-year grant to Carnegie Mellon University to train doctoral students in psychology, computer science, philosophy and statistics.

* Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, Scottsdale, Ariz., made 13 grants totaling $6 million, including grants to create four new Life Options Centers for retirees, and grants to help low-income families get health and dental care.

* National Institutes of Health gave total of $1.8 million to University of Southern California for departments of medicine, biokinesiology and physical therapy, engineering and communications, and University of Texas, Austin, for department of psychology.

* National Endowment for the Humanities gave $147,000 to Moravian College for five-week Summer Institute for School Teachers on music of J.S. Bach.

* Watson & Associates gave $100,000 to Cal State San Bernardino Literacy Center, adding to its $100,000 gift last year that helped launched center.

* Skoll Foundation made $5 million challenge grant to Community Foundation Silicon Valley, which already has raised $3 million to match grant.

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