MacArthur Foundation expands support of juvenile-justice reform.

* John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced $60 million pledge to support models of juvenile-justice reform, bringing total investment in field to $100 million.

* On World AIDS Day, Conrad Hilton Foundation announced $1 million grant to CARE to fund work supporting orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS in Zambia.

* Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp., Boston and Hartford, Conn., announced award of Insight/Foresight Grant to School for Young Children on Asylum Hill, Hartford, toward purchase of sensory-integration equipment for special-needs children.

* Enterprise Center, Philadelphia, received leadership gift from Harold Glass, Board Member and University of the Sciences professor, for creation of Birthplace of American Bandstand Endowment Fund.

* St. Louis Rams announced winners of Rams Community Quarterback Awards and presented grants totaling $20,000 to St. Louis-area community organizations served by outstanding volunteers; Chuck Fisher of Visiting Nurse Association Hospice, St. Louis, received $10,000 for volunteer work.

* Rasmuson Foundation awarded 21 grants totaling $12.3 million to Alaska nonprofits; University of Alaska School of Fisheries & Ocean Science received $5 million award to redesign undergraduate fisheries program.

* Chicago Bar Foundation and Abraham Lincoln Marovitz-Lend-a-Hand Program received $2 million each from unclaimed funds from class-action law suit by advertisers against Chicago Sun-Times.

* Children International, Kansas City, Mo.-based child sponsorship organization, announced $1.5 million contribution toward recovery efforts from recent typhoon, which hit Philippines and killed at least 25 children sponsored by the organization. Initial emergency funds totaling $10,000 already issued.

* HP launched 2007 K-12 HP Technology for Teaching Grant initiative to award grants totaling $3.9 million in cash and equipment to public grade schools in U.S. and Puerto Rico to advance student achievement through technology.

* DePaul University’s College of Commerce received $2 million donation from John L. Keeley Jr., president and chief investment officer, Keeley Asset Management Corp., Chicago, and his wife, Barbara.

* Development Gateway Foundation awarded $100,000 to Mindset Network, Johannesburg, South Africa, winner of Foundation’s Development Gateway Award, for developing and providing educational materials on mass scale via satellite.

* New York Life Foundation pledged $10 million to establish The New York Life Endowment for Emerging African-American Issues at Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies, City College of New York.

* Planet Dog Foundation awarded $20,000 in grants to canine service organizations and announced plans to give total of $10,000 to five additional agencies.

* McGregor Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, made $552,000 in grants to 17 organizations aiding low- and moderate-income senior citizens.

* William Polk Carey, chair and founder, W. P. Carey & Co. LLC, donated $50 million through W. P. Carey Foundation to establish Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University, to begin operations Jan. 1 with a $100 million funding plan.

* Arena Stage at Mead Center for American Theater, Washington, D.C., received $35 million donation from Gilbert and Jaylee Mead for renovation of facilities and creation of state-of-the-art theater campus, part of $100 million total raised.

* Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation issued multi-year research and development grants of $1 million each to Semafore Pharmaceuticals and ProChon Biotech, announced plans to commit up to $6 million over next two to three years for research program.

* AT&T Foundation issued 2,500 grants totaling $38.8 million to local nonprofits since 2002 through Excelerator technology-grant program, initiative to provide technology access to nonprofits.

* John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced $3 million investment in program placing centers in 13 low-income Chicago neighborhoods to serve as hubs for job services, financial counseling and public benefit screening.

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