10 universities will receive $50 million for blockchain and cryptocurrency institutes

Here are notable new scholarship awards compiled by the Timeline:

Algorand Foundation

$50 million over five years at 10 universities through its Algorand Centers of Excellence program, which will create institutes hosting multidisciplinary research, college-level courses, and other programs in blockchain and cryptocurrency.

The grant recipients are Carnegie Mellon University; Monash University in Australia; Nanyang Technological University in Singapore; Purdue University; Roma Tre University in Italy; Technical University of Munich, in Germany; the University of California at Berkeley; the University of Cape Town in South Africa; the University of Florida; and Yale University.

Johnson & Johnson Foundation and Skoll Foundation

$25 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria in support of the Africa Frontline First Catalytic Fund, which will hire more community health workers in up to 10 African countries.

NBA Foundation

$20 million to 40 grant recipients. The grants were part of the Basketball Association’s 2020 pledge to distribute $300 million over 10 years to improve economic opportunity and empowerment for young Black people ages 14 to 24.


$10 million to the US World Food Program to bolster UN World Food Program efforts to address the global hunger crisis, particularly in response to the war in Ukraine.

Cummings Foundation

$10 million to Salem State University’s School of Education to support their programs to diversify and strengthen the teacher pipeline.

The scholarship includes support for the Educator-Scholars of Color project; a new center for professional learning to foster teacher and school administrator engagement, including the development of teaching and leadership practices focused on anti-racism and justice; and new ways to grant emergency licenses to hundreds of teachers in Massachusetts.

Gilead Sciences

$5 million to establish the Global Monkeypox Outbreak Emergency Fund, which will award grants of up to $50,000 to the biopharmaceutical company’s existing grantees located in regions with active monkeypox outbreaks.

The grantees involved are GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Black Justice Coalition, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and NMAC.

Leona M and Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust

$4.4 million to the National Park Foundation to renovate the visitor center and improve tribal history education programs at the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Alaska.

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation

$3.25 million to the Cleveland Public Library. Of the total, $3 million will be used to establish a digital innovation center for adults and seniors at the library’s Glenville, Ohio branch. The remaining $250,000 will allow the Cleveland Public Library Foundation to add a fundraising position to its staff.

AA Van Elslander Foundation

$2 million to Henry Ford Health to establish an endowment for the Philip C. Hessburg, MD/Art Van Elslander Chair in Ophthalmic Research, which will support vision education research at Henry Ford Health through the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology.

The chair is named in part for the institute’s medical director, Philip Hessburg, who co-founded the research organization in 1972. Art Van Elslander, the owner of Art Van Furniture, died in 2018.

Decolonizing Wealth Project

$2 million to 20 organizations with Black, Indigenous or Colored leaders through the #Case4Reparations program.

The grants came from Liberated Capital, the organization’s donor community and funding vehicle, which provides unrestricted money or land to communities of color.

Boeing company

$1 million to the International African American Museum to provide underprivileged children free admission to the museum and to support the museum’s mission and operations during its first year.

Sony Corporation of America

$1 million to Unicef ​​to continue its Learning Passport program, which provides portable online and offline educational resources to help millions of Ukrainian children and their families access education, mental health content and social-emotional learning help.

New funding opportunity

The Gerber Foundation is accepting grant requests up to $350,000 each over a three-year period for research on pediatric health, pediatric nutrition, and the effects of environmental hazards on children under age 3. Concept notes are due November 15th.

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