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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Nonprofit Fundraising Jobs Supported by Millions in Grants

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Duke Ellington School of the Arts (Washington, D.C.) - $17.2 million from the Eugene B. Casey Foundation for an educational endowment.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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