* Jewish Funders Network and member Sacta-Rashi Foundation announced pledge of $10 million for recovery efforts in northern Israel, part of proposed $60 million package.
* Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, received $10 million gift from Conrad T. Prebys, president, Progress Construction and Management Company, for emergency department and trauma services.
* Dan Black, alum, California State University at Fullerton, donated $4.2 million to alma mater’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; to be recognized with renaming of Science Laboratory Center in Black’s honor.
* Women Donors Network, national network of women philanthropists, awarded $1 million grant to American Forum, Washington, D.C.-based group working to raise women’s visibility in media.
* Purdue University School of Nursing received $2.5 million grant from Helene Fuld Health Trust for support of new doctor of nursing practice degree program.
* Fairway Outdoor advertising announced $50,000 donation to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, including billboards, posters and mobile advertising.
* New York Life Foundation awarded $459,000 grant to United Activities Unlimited to support Project Succeed, after-school and evening program serving students in North Shore Community, Staten Island, New York.
* Center for Community Solutions, San Diego nonprofit for sexual assault and domestic violence prevention, received $14,000 donation from Union Bank of California Foundation for transitional housing program.
* Global Voices Online, website about how news affects daily life in more than 130 countries, received $10,000 grand prize from Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism.
* Gulheiran Rahimova, Baku State University, received $300,000 Azerbaijan University Research and Education grant to integrate environmental science research into curricula, from U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation, Azerbaijan National Science Foundation and Azerbaijan Ministry of Education.
* California Community Foundation, Los Angeles, awarded total of $205,000 in fellowships to 11 Los Angeles County-based artists.
* Women for Women International, Washington, D.C.-based organization assisting women in war-ravaged countries, named winner of $1.5 million Hilton Humanitarian Prize from Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
* InMotion Muscoskeletal Institute received grants from The Assisi Foundation of Memphis and Plough Foundation totaling $3.6 million over three years for construction and support of new labs at University of Tennessee Baptist Research site.
* Make a Difference Day, nationwide day of volunteering sponsored by USA Weekend, to take place Oct. 28.
* Ronald McDonald House Charities awarded grants totaling $849,000 to three organizations serving children internationally: Screening for Mental Health, Inc., Wellesley Hills, Mass.; Hektoen Institute for Medical Research, L.L.C., Chicago; and Physicians for Peace, Norfolk, Va.
* Irwin Jacobs, founder and board chair, QUALCOMM, to award $500,000 annual gift to establish and support Pacific Leadership Fellows program and new Center on Pacific Economies at Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego.
* Stanford Graduate School of Business received $1 million gift from venture capitalist Bill Draper for annual Social Innovation Review, for reporting on change through organizational management.
* Gladys and Franklin W. Clark Foundation pledged $1 million to The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to support Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.
* Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., awarded total of $3 million in products and services to statewide independent Audubon organizations in Connecticut ($1.3 million), New Jersey ($950,000) and Rhode Island ($750,000) as part of company’s $30 million technology grant program.