* California Community Foundation, Los Angeles, awarded total of $275,000 in one-year fellowships to 15 emerging and mid-career artists in areas of sculpture, film, painting, drawing, photography, multimedia; awarded total of $1,712,000 to 12 nonprofits targeting low-income Los Angeles County residents.
* Pension Rights Center received five-year $6 million grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies to promote secure, adequate, equitable retirement income for Americans.
* Education Development Center, Newton, Mass., received $2.77 million grant from James Irvine Foundation to develop interdisciplinary high school curriculum for California focused on arts, media, entertainment industries.
* Rockefeller Foundation awarded $2.2 million grant for Rockefeller Foundation Redevelopment Fellowships designed to advance redevelopment process in New Orleans; grant to be administered by Center for Urban Redevelopment at University of Pennsylvania.
* Seminary Department of National Catholic Educational Association received $150,000 from anonymous organization to improve preaching in Catholic Church and for group’s Psychological Assessment Project.
* Saudi Arabian Equestrian Foundation to be presenting sponsor of exhibition at International Museum of the Horse at Kentucky Horse Park: “A Gift from the Desert: The Art, History and Culture of the Arabian Horse;” sponsorship includes $2.35 million donation.
* Curtis Institute of Music received $1 million gift from James and Betty Matarese to endow James and Betty Matarese Chair in Viola Studies, to be held by Roberto Diaz, president of institute.
* Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Florida & the Florida Gulf Coast received $20,000 grant from Wachovia Foundation to expand housing and financial literacy programs.
* Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation awarded total of almost $21 million in grants to Maryland nonprofits serving poor and vulnerable; majority of grants providing housing assistance to poor and elderly.
* Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center received gift from Ethel and Bernard Garil for creation of Michael J. Garil Leukemia Survivors Program, which supports screening and prevention as well as research into long-term affects of therapy.
* Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, Scottsdale, Ariz., awarded 16 grants totaling more than $5 million.
* Broadmoor Improvement Association received $2 million grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York for reconstruction, restocking and refurnishing of Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, New Orleans.
* Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund received $100,000 grant from Wachovia Foundation for scholarships for 35 students in 2007 grant cycle.