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IBM announces partnerships with HBCUs to develop diverse workforce

The company has announced a multiyear partnership with thirteen HBCUs aimed at developing a diverse and inclusive quantum computing workforce, as well as in-kind donations totaling $100 million in technology, assets, resources, and skills development to a separate cohort of HBCUs….

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Literary Arts Emergency Fund awards $3.5 million for COVID-19 relief

An initiative of the the Academy of American Poets, the Community of Literary Magazines & Presses, and the National Book Foundation, the fund awarded grants to two hundred and eighty-two nonprofit literary arts organizations, magazines, and presses that have experienced financial losses due to COVID-19….

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Million Girls Moonshot launched to close gender gap in STEM fields

A collaboration of the STEM Next Opportunity Fund and the Intel, Gordon and Betty Moore, and Charles Stewart Mott foundations, the Million Girls Moonshot initiative will work to increase diversity and equity in STEM fields by engaging a million school-age girls in engineering and computer science learning opportunities over the next five years….

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MIT receives $28 million for molecular therapeutics center

The K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Center for Molecular Therapeutics in Neuroscience will work to develop innovative molecular tools for the treatment of brain disorders that precisely target dysfunctional genetic, molecular, and circuit pathways….

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Susan Sandler launches $200 million fund for racial justice

To be housed at the Sandler Foundation, a private foundation established in 1991 by Giving Pledgers Herb and Marion Sandler, the Susan Sandler Fund will focus its grants on organizations led by people of color and efforts to boost the power and influence of historically marginalized communities of color….

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Google.org awards $8.5 million in COVID-response grants

The grants to thirty-one organizations will support efforts to monitor and forecast disease spread, improve health equity and minimize secondary impacts of the virus, slow transmission by advancing the science of contact tracing and environmental sensing, and support healthcare workers….

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Landecker Foundation awards $13 million to Hebrew University

The grant from the Alfred Landecker Foundation in Berlin will support initiatives focused on the causes and consequences of the Holocaust and  the study of human rights, minority protection, the rule of law, and reparations for historical wrongs and injustices….

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Celtics, foundation commit $25 million for racial justice initiatives

The commitment will support the Boston Celtics’ and Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation’s efforts in six areas: equity in education, economic opportunity and empowerment, equity in health care, criminal justice and law enforcement, breaking down barriers and building bridges between communities, and voting and civic engagement….

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Duquesne receives $7.5 million in pledges for new medical college

John G. Rangos, Sr., John R. McGinley, Jr., and Rhodora Donahue, widow of the late John F. Donahue, each made a seven-figure pledge toward a proposed $50 million  College of Osteopathic Medicine, which is now scheduled to open in fall 2024….

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Jefferson, Temple receive $5 million for stroke prevention, education

The gift from Kenneth and Andréa Frazier will support a partnership between the two universities and their health systems aimed at addressing social determinants of health and racial/ethnic disparities that lead to increased risk of stroke among residents of North Philadelphia….

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Huntington Bank announces $20 billion plan to help Midwest communities

The bank’s new community plan reflects increased investments in small businesses, with an emphasis on those owned by minorities, women, and veterans; affordable housing and home ownership; and community lending and investment across its seven-state footprint….

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