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Giving in the news – Week of 04.09.07

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* Yawkey Foundation donated $30 million to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, largest gift in Foundation’s history, to underwrite construction of Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, outpatient facility.

* United Negro College Fund received $1 million grant from Bush Foundation and $1 million from William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, intended to strengthen Institute for Capacity Building, 10-year program supporting growth and sustainability of member institutions.

* Conrad N. Hilton Foundation established $1 million endowment at Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, Calif., to provide inpatient care for underserved population.

* Union Pacific Foundation announced $9 million in grants supporting nonprofits in 22 states and The Principals’ Partnership, signature giving program helping grade-school principals fulfill leadership needs.

* Capital One donated more than $3 million to support charter school initiatives in Orleans Parish and nonprofits working to rebuild Gulf Coast communities.

* Center on Wealth and Philanthropy received $600,000 grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to be used to expand capacity and conduct Survey on Wealth, Spirituality, and Philanthropy.

* Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, received $2.5 million from Herb Ritts Foundation campaign, Building the New MFA; will create Herb Ritts Gallery for Photography in honor of gift.

* City of Hope cancer center, Duarte, Calif., received $500,000 gift from Henry L. Guenther Foundation to support purchase and installation of magnetic resonance imaging machine to improve accuracy in diagnosis and treatment.

* Medical Teams International received $486,000 grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund long-term health infrastructure rebuilding projects in Uganda.

* McCormick Tribune Foundation, Chicago, distributed $5 million in grants to 28 nonprofits throughout the U.S., with $2.7 million awarded to Chicago-area organizations.

* Sketch Foundation made $20,000 grant to My Stuff Bags Foundation, California nonprofit providing duffel bags filled with belongings to neglected children.

* The Human Fund, Cleveland, Ohio, announced $200,000 in grants for 20 organizations, including one $150,000 grant for Cleveland Municipal School District’s All-City Arts Program.

* Toyota TAPESTRY Program awarded 50 large grants of up to $10,000 to science educators in grades K-12 and 32 mini grants of up to $2,500.

* Kathryn Wasserman Davis 100 Projects for Peace program announced selection of 100 proposals from students at 66 colleges and universities, with each to receive $10,000 in funding to carry out ideas for building peace during summer of 2007.

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