A number of organizations have received large grants in recent weeks that will support many nonprofit fundraising jobs.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy releases a list of grants totaling $20,000 or more every Thursday. Grants are made by foundations, companies, and other private sources and go toward a variety of causes, from drought relief to education reform.
Here are the 10 largest grants for the week of September 15:
- Bloomberg Family Foundation (New York, N.Y.) - $18 million over 33 months from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to reduce tobacco use in low and middle-income countries with a priority focus on Africa.
- Duke Ellington School of the Arts (Washington, D.C.) - $17.2 million from the Eugene B. Casey Foundation for an educational endowment.
- Harvard School of Public Health (Boston, Mass.) - $12 million over three years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve maternal health in developing countries
- Duke University (Durham, N.C.)/Michigan State University (East Lansing, Mich.)/Salk Institute for Biological Studies (La Jolla, Calif.) - $1.6 million each over 62 months from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support innovative plant biology research.
- KIPP Foundation (San Francisco, Calif.) - $3.5 million from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation to support the 2015 Plan program, particularly data collection, reporting, usage training, and school and regional reviews.
- World Health Organization (Geneva, Wash.) - $2.9 million over three years from the Bil l & Melinda Gates Foundation to bring new vaccines to low and middle-income countries.
- Kaivalya Education Foundation (Ahmedabad, India) - $2.5 million from the Michael and Susab Dell Foundation to help governments and schools develop into strong and inspirational leaders.
- D.C. Public Education Fund (Washington, D.C.) - $1.5 million over 29 months from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help school systems properly train employees who observe classrooms.
- Pew Research Center (Washington, D.C.) - $1.4 million over 32 months from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to conduct national research on consumer expectations and use of public library services, especially e-books and digital content.
- Oxfam America (Boston, Mass.) - $1.4 million over 19 months from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support relief efforts after the recent drought in Ethiopia.