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From Youth Development to Medical Research: Hearst Foundations Announce Fall Grants Totaling $9.7 Million


This fall, the Hearst Foundations awarded grants totaling $9,700,000 to nonprofits around the country, providing over 70 organizations with crucial funding. These grants will support workforce training and placement programs, educational programming for hearing impaired children, research for cancer and autoimmune diseases and many more organizations that are helping their communitiesí diverse needs.†

Of this yearís many recipients, grantees included Homeboy Industries, which aids formerly incarcerated people; the National Indian Youth Leadership Project for the development of Indigenous Youth; and Partners in Health to support COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. The Hearst Foundations serve as a national philanthropic resource for organizations and institutions in the areas of culture, education, health and social service.

Since their inception, the Hearst Foundations have distributed more than 22,000 grants to 6,200 organizations, totaling over $1.37 billion.†In 2020, more than 425 grants were awarded, totaling $104 million, including a $55 million COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund in April to meet the urgent needs of Americans grappling with the pandemic.

Grant proposals are submitted by organizations around the United States and reviewed by staff based in New York City and San Francisco. The Hearst Foundations are independent private philanthropies operating separately from Hearst.

Details on the services supported by the fall 2021 grants are listed below.


Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland, OR: To support the capital campaign for a new theatre.

Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA: General support.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, OH: To support the capital campaign to construct the Rouse Theatre.

City Lore, New York, NY: To support arts education.

Dance Theatre of Harlem, New York, NY: General support.

Estrella Warbirds Museum, Paso Robles, CA: General support.

Eugene Ballet, Eugene, OR: To support the Academy program.

Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA: To support MoAD in the classroom.

The Music Center, Los Angeles, CA: To support Spotlight, a free arts training program for high school students.

The New Victory Theater, New York, NY: To support arts education programming.

New York City Ballet, New York, NY: General support.

Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ: To support education programs for underserved youth.

Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY: To support arts education.

P.S. ARTS, Los Angeles, CA: General support.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH: To support the expansion of digital programming.

Savannah Music Festival, Savannah, GA: To support the Musical Explorers and SMF Jazz Academy education programs.

Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, DC: To provide support for the ďEntertainment NationĒ exhibition and general operations.

Ventana Wildlife Society, Monterey, CA: To support the Nature Prescription program.


826 National, San Francisco, CA: To support 826 Digital.

American Council on Education, Washington, DC: To support the creation of the Credit to College platform.

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ: To support the News21 initiative at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Carroll University, Waukesha, WI: To support the community-based Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program for bilingual Latinx students.

CatchLight San Francisco, CA: To support education programs.

Classroom, Inc., New York, NY: To provide professional development for the Read to Lead curriculum.

College Advising Corps, Chapel Hill, NC: To increase college access for underrepresented students in North Carolina.

Envision Education, Oakland, CA: To support a partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District on the development of a student performance assessment system.

Hidalgo Foundation of Bexar County, San Antonio, TX: To support the development and implementation of a public high school digital library.

Kiss the Ground, Los Angeles, CA: To support regenerative agriculture programs.

Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, New York, NY: To support research and public education programs.

Macalester College, St. Paul, MN: To support career development support and internship funding for students.

Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA: To support Hearst Scholars in the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY: To support the Science Career Ladder program for underserved high school and college students.

Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD: To support the renovation of the Knott Science Center.

Ocean Discovery Institute, San Diego, CA: To support the expansion of In-School programs.

Pursuit, Long Island City, NY: General support.

Room to Grow, New York, NY: General support.

The Steppingstone Foundation, Boston, MA: To support the Steppingstone Scholars program.

St. Johnís University, Queens, NY: To provide expendable scholarships for low-income, underrepresented students in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

The Tech Interactive, San Jose, CA: To support professional development in K-12 education.

The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN: To provide expendable scholarships and social and psychological support services for low-income, underrepresented students.

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR: To support the Razorgrad Institute for Success and Engagement program.

University of California, Los Angeles, CA: To support the National Clinician Scholars Program.

University of Charleston, Charleston, WV: To support a new accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA: To provide financial support to rising second-year Wharton MBA students pursuing low-paid or unpaid internships in sustainability roles.

Urban Arts Partnership, New York, NY: General support.

The Writing Revolution, New York, NY: General support.


ACCESS, Dearborn, MI: To support behavioral and mental health services.

Biomedical Research Foundation, Shreveport, LA: To support the capital campaign for the new Center for Molecular Imaging and Therapy.

Blue Skies of Texas, San Antonio, TX: To renovate Freedom House at Blue Skies of Texas.

California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA: To support the capital campaign for a new patient care tower.

CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center, Bergan Mercy, Omaha, NE: To support the new simulation center for health science education.

Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, Stamford, CT: To provide pediatric mental health services.

Crohnís and Colitis Foundation, New York, NY: To support two early career researchers in inflammatory bowel disease.

HealthPoint, Renton, WA: To support the capital campaign for the Family First Community Center.

Juvenile Protective Association, Chicago, IL: To support the school-based treatment and counseling program.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY: To support research on the impact of immunotherapy treatments for glioblastoma patients.

MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care, New York, NY: To support the growth of the palliative care workforce.

National Brain Tumor Society, Newton, MA: To support the National Brain Tumor Society Investment Fund.

Northern Light Mercy Hospital, Portland, ME: To support the expansion of the Emergency Services Behavioral Health department.

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK: To support renovations of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Genetic Research.

Partners In Health, Boston, MA: To support neighborhood-based COVID-19 testing and vaccination through community health workers.

Sheppard Pratt Health System, Baltimore, MD: To support the redesign and renovation of the Psychiatric Urgent Care clinic at the Towson hospital.

Trustees of Columbia in the City of New York, New York, NY: To support research for new treatments for glioblastoma.

Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA: To support enhancements at the Cataract and Primary Eye Care Clinic.


CAMBA, Brooklyn, NY: To support workforce training and placement programs for low-income, immigrant and refugee populations.

Focused Community Strategies, Atlanta, GA: To support the Campaign for a Stronger Southside.

Girl Scout Council of the Nationís Capital, Washington, DC: To support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience program.

Homeboy Industries, Los Angeles, CA: To support the ReEntry program.

Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Frankfort, KY: To provide services for domestic violence survivors to become economically self-sufficient.

Leadership Education and Athletics in Partnership, New Haven, CT: To support LEAPís Youth Development program.

National Indian Youth Leadership Project, Albuquerque, NM: To support Project Venture, a youth development program.

New Yorkers for Children, New York, NY: To support a full-time mental health professional.

Northern Virginia Family Service, Oakton, VA: To support the Multicultural Centerís mental health, legal and social services for low-income immigrants.

The People Concern, Los Angeles, CA: To provide mental health services for people experiencing homelessness in Project Homekey facilities.

Saint Johnís Program for Real Change, Sacramento, CA: To support program evaluation and build organizational capacity.

Second Harvest Food Bank, New Orleans, LA: To support facility enhancements to improve food distribution and programming.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation, Kansas City, MO: To support the National Veterans Service program.

Westhab, Yonkers, NY: To support the Dayspring Youth program.

For more information on the Hearst Foundations, visit their website.

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