Jessie Ball duPont Fund Awards $1.8 Million in First-Quarter Grants

The Jessie Ball duPont Fund in Jacksonville, Florida, has announced first-quarter grants totaling $1.8 million to seventeen nonprofit organizations in support of historic preservation efforts and health and education initiatives.

Recipients of historic preservation grants include the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in St. Augustine, Florida, which was awarded $40,000 to step up outreach efforts through tradition and digital media channels for its Ximenez-Fatio House Museum; the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities in Richmond, which will receive $25,000 toward production of a television program highlighting the state's embrace of historic preservation for its economic and cultural value; and the Florida Historical Society, which was awarded $88,925 in emergency bridge funding to cover the loss of funding from the Florida Public Archaeology Network.

Health-related organizations receiving grants include the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., which was awarded $124,882 to train healthcare professionals and develop an oral health campaign; National Jewish Health in Denver, which will receive $144,688 to provide forty healthcare providers in southwest Colorado with evidence-based training related to the diagnosis and management of asthma; St. Mary's Whitechapel Episcopal Church in Lancaster, Virginia, which was awarded $235,000 in support of a partnership with the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic to expand services in Middlesex County; and St. Anthony's Hospital in Tampa, which will receive $75,000 to expand the number of diabetic self-management education class sites targeting low-income and under-insured residents in south Pinellas County.

In the area of education, the fund awarded $125,000 to James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, to help establish a college-access program for first generation and low-income high school students in seven nearby school districts; $68,182 to the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, to expand its Undergraduate Research Experience program; and $135,118 to the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee,  in support of a program designed to boost the number of low-income and minority students at the university who major in math and science.

"Jessie Ball DuPont Fund Supports Historic Preservation, Health, and Education" Jessie Ball DuPont Fund Press Release 02/12/2014.