Grants and Gifts

Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, received a $250,000 grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations for programs to improve retention rates of minority students.

Blacks make up about 6 percent of the 900 students at the college.

The University of Chicago received a $1 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for programs aimed at reducing healthcare disparities between whites and minorities.

Hampton University, the historically black educational institution in Virginia, received a $90,000 grant from the E.K. Sloane Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation for the purchase of a Steinway concert grand piano. The nine-foot-long piano took nearly a year to build.

Johnson C. Smith University, the historically black educational institution in Charlotte, North Carolina, received a three-year, $299,270 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice for a program to support victim services for the university’s Alliance Against Violence Toward Women project.

The program will be under the direction of Dezette Johnson, an assistant professor of social work at the university.

Historically black Alcorn State University in Mississippi received a five-year, $599,138 grant from the National Science Foundation for plant genome research. The university’s research will examine genome structure and function of plants of economic importance including corn, cotton, rice, soybeans, and wheat.