Friday, February 19, 2016

$20 Million in Grants to Benefit A Variety of Needs

NoVo Foundation and New York Women’s Foundation

A combined $10 million commitment for programs for minority girls, young women, and transgender youths in New York City. The grant will match a $10 million donation from the New York City Council to the city’s Young Women’s Initiative announced Friday. The foundation will work closely with the city’s program, experts, and girls and young women to find opportunities for collaboration.

A total of $5 million over three years to two organizations to launch a new program designed to improve the lives of children born with rare diseases and to improve the future of rare-disease care. Funding from the biopharmaceutical company will go to SeriousFun Children’s Network, a community of camps and programs serving children with serious illnesses and their families founded by actor Paul Newman, and the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine.

Nearly $5 million to 43 organizations with a focus on groups serving communities of color and Native Indian and immigrant communities. Grantees include the Hmong American Farmers Association, based in St. Paul, Minn., which received $150,000 over two years to support its programs that allow Hmong-American farmers to polish their business skills, learn about sustainable farming practices, gain long-term land leases, and create new jobs.

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