philanthropy.com 13 Jan, 2021 18:15 am

Amazon Commits $125 Million to Housing Equity Fund

Amazon Commits $125 Million to Housing Equity Fund
Also, Morgan Stanley gave $100 million to the National Equity Fund to help low-income renters in Atlanta, and First Premier Bank has granted $50 million to endow need-based scholarships for students at universities in South Dakota.

$50 million to the South Dakota Community Foundation to endow the Premier Scholarship Fund, which will make need-based tuition grants to South Dakota students who attend Augustana University, Black Hills State University, Dakota State University, Northern State University, the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, South Dakota State University, the University of Sioux Falls, and the University of South Dakota.Here are notable new grant awards compiled by the Chronicle: $125 million through its new Housing Equity Fund to provide cash grants to nonprofit groups, businesses, and minority-led organizations to build more low-cost housing, particularly for people of color.) ADVERTISEMENT $12 million to 358 organizations throughout Washington State that are led by and serve Black, indigenous, and people of color communities.$10 million over five years to the Discovery Partners Institute to establish the Pritzker Tech Talent Labs, which will offer skills training, internships, and career guidance to help women and people of color gain high-paying jobs in technology.

Priority will go to groups that provide direct services to youths in 10 community districts identified as having the highest risk to child well-being by the Citizens’ Committee for Children, have existing programs that are tailored specifically to children of Mexican descent and LGBTQ youths, or are led by people of color or LGBTQ individuals., Nashville, and Washington State’s Puget Sound region.

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