Grants and Gifts

Historically black Hampton University in Virginia received a five-year, $322,489 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the university’s Leadership Academy. The university will partner with local public school districts in an effort to improve skills and provide leadership training to school administrators.

Philander Smith College, the historically black educational institution in Little Rock, Arkansas, received a $1.2 million grant from the Kresge Foundation that will be used to establish the Center for Social Justice on campus.

North Carolina A&T State University, the historically black educational institution in Greensboro, was awarded a $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study climate change. The grant is part of a five-year, $10 million study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota.