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$3.12 billion
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5,180  Grants awarded for  $3,120,401,103
GranteeProjectDate AmountLocationProgram
Michigan State UniversityCreativity in the Time of COVID-19: Art as a Tool for Combating Inequity and Injustice12/11/20$3,074,000East Lansing, MI, United StatesHigher Learning
University of MichiganCrafting Democratic Futures: Situating Colleges and Universities in Community-based Reparations Solutions12/11/20$5,000,000Ann Arbor, MI, United StatesHigher Learning
New York Public LibraryFuture of the Black Archive Phase II12/11/20$750,000New York, NY, United StatesHigher Learning
University of San FranciscoCommunity College-University Partnerships12/11/20$793,000San Francisco, CA, United StatesHigher Learning
University of California at Los AngelesEPIC II: Social Justice Curriculum12/11/20$5,000,000Los Angeles, CA, United StatesHigher Learning
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc.Second Chance Pell Program and Expanding Access for Incarcerated Students12/11/20$2,500,000Brooklyn, NY, United StatesHigher Learning
United Negro College Fund, Inc.UNCF/Mellon Faculty Career Enhancement Programs12/11/20$2,500,000Washington, DC, United StatesHigher Learning
Foothill-De Anza Community College DistrictCommunity College-University Partnerships12/11/20$1,833,000Los Altos Hills, CA, United StatesHigher Learning
Stonewall National Museum & Archives, Inc.Support for Community-Based Archives12/11/20$50,000Fort Lauderdale, FL, United StatesPublic Knowledge
Arts & Minds, Inc.General Support12/11/20$150,000New York, NY, United StatesOther
The International Association of Blacks in Dance, Inc.Advancing Black Dance12/11/20$350,000Silver Spring, MD, United StatesArts and Culture
The Laundromat Project, Inc.Anchoring Laundromat Project in Community12/11/20$1,000,000New York, NY, United StatesArts and Culture
The Pennsylvania State UniversityJust Transformations12/11/20$3,153,000University Park, PA, United StatesHigher Learning
Hula Preservation SocietySupport for Community-Based Archives12/11/20$100,000Kaneohe, HI, United StatesPublic Knowledge
University of California at Los AngelesMillion Dollar Hoods-Archiving the Age of Mass Incarceration12/11/20$3,650,000Los Angeles, CA, United StatesOther
West Philadelphia Cultural AllianceSupport for Community-Based Archives12/11/20$100,000Philadelphia , PA, United StatesPublic Knowledge
Northeastern Illinois University FoundationFuture of Higher Learning in Prison (Program Support)12/11/20$873,000Chicago, IL, United StatesHigher Learning
The University of OklahomaImpact Fellows in Native American and Indigenous Studies12/11/20$750,000Norman, OK, United StatesHigher Learning
Stetson University, Inc.Future of Higher Learning in Prison (Program Support)12/11/20$359,000DeLand, FL, United StatesHigher Learning
City University of New YorkFuture of Higher Learning in Prison (Program Support)12/11/20$250,000New York, NY, United StatesHigher Learning
Small Axe, Inc.The Caribbean Modernisms Project12/11/20$200,000Lewiston, ME, United StatesArts and Culture
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, Inc.New Director's Vision 12/11/20$200,000New York, NY, United StatesArts and Culture
Freedom Education Project Puget SoundFuture of Higher Learning in Prison (Program Support)12/11/20$255,000Seattle, WA, United StatesHigher Learning
University of California at RiversideLatinx Futures: The Civil, Cultural, and Political Stakes for Southern California Latinx Communities12/11/20$2,959,000Riverside, CA, United StatesHigher Learning
Smithsonian InstitutionAsian Pacific American Center’s Irene Hirano Inouye Memorial Fund12/11/20$1,000,000Washington, DC, United StatesArts and Culture
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