Luce Foundation Awards $13 Million in Grants

The Henry Luce Foundation in New York City has announced grants totaling more than $13 million to forty-two organizations committed to the development of intellectual leadership and public dissemination of knowledge.

The November grants will support programs in the areas of American art, Asian studies, religion, higher education, and theology. Awards include $435,000 to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution; $300,000 to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for the exhibition Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.- A.D. 220); $300,000 over three years to New America in support of International Reporting Project fellowships on the role of religion in international affairs; $350,000 over two years to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey, for a new initiative to improve communication and collaboration between policy makers and higher education leaders in the state; and $425,000 to the Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Mississippi, to develop a program on disability and ministry.

In addition, through its Clare Boothe Luce program, which supports young women in STEM fields, the foundation awarded grants to Dartmouth College ($252,000) in Hanover, New Hampshire; Johns Hopkins University ($500,000) in Baltimore; and Kenyon College ($176,000) in Gambier, Ohio.

For a complete list of November grant recipients, see the Luce Foundation website.

"November 2016 Grants." Henry Luce Foundation Press Release 11/30/2016.