Hearst Foundations Award $1.5 Million to California Nonprofits

Hearst Foundations Award $1.5 Million to California Nonprofits

The Hearst Foundations has awarded grants totaling $1.5 million in support nonprofit organizations and programs in California, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The ten grants will support programs and organizations working across a range of areas from space science and arts research to children's dental care. Grant recipients include Pepperdine University , which was awarded $300,000 in support of its Linking Entertainment, Media and Culture initiative; Dientes Community Dental Care in Santa Cruz, which received $50,000 for a new children's dental center; and the California Rangeland Trust in Sacramento, which was awarded $125,000 for fund development, marketing, and outreach efforts.

In addition, the foundation awarded $100,000 to Poets & Writers in New York City for readings and writing workshops across California; $250,000 to the California Science Center Foundation in Los Angeles to help with construction of the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center and assist with a challenge grant; and $250,000 to the University of Southern California in support of the Hearst Fellowship Award at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research.

Kevin Fagan. "Hearst Foundations Announce $1.5 Million in Grants." San Francisco Chronicle 12/13/2014.