From Private Sources
DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund 261 Madison Ave., 24th Floor New York, N.Y. 10022
School libraries. To create 25 new libraries in the New York City public elementary schools: $4.8 million to Library Power, a project of the Fund for New York City Public Education, New York City.
Vira I. Heinz Endowment 30 CNG Tower 625 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
Library technology. To develop a prototype for an on-line, digital, interactive video library that will combine university computer technologies and video archives to create a new educational medium for K-12 students: $150,000 to Carnegie Mellon University and QED Communications Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation 1 Michigan Ave., East Battle Creek, Mich. 49107-4058
Gender equity. To launch the Community Coalitions Project to develop gender-fair educational programs aimed at eliminating gender bias in public schools: $478,000 to the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, Washington, D.C.
From Corporate Sources
Aetna Life and Casualty Foundation Inc. 151 Farmington Ave. Hartford, Conn. 06156
Business/education partnerships. For general support: $20,000 to the Connecticut Business for Education Coalition Inc., Stamford, Conn.
Gifted students. For a Saturday and summer enrichment program for disadvantaged gifted girls: $10,330 to the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
Minority students. For a summer program for minority high school students: $25,000 to the University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, Calif.
Native American students. For the Promoting Academic Retention for Indian Tribal Youth (PARITY) project: $5,000 to Humboldt State University, Arcata, Calif.
Science and technology. For a minority academic-assistance program for science and technology: $10,000 to the New York State Science and Technology Foundation, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Toshiba America Foundation 1251 Avenue of the Americas New York, N.Y. 10020
At-risk students. To enable approximately 150 at-risk 8th graders to participate in the "Let There Be Light'' project, in which students learn about the uses, measurement, and production of light, heat, and sound: $5,000 to the Gallatin Middle School, Gallatin, Tenn.
At-risk students. To enable approximately 1,300 at-risk minority students at Central High School to improve their understanding of algebra I and II, geometry, and elementary functions with differential calculus, through the use of graphing calculators and related computer software: $5,000 to the Philadelphia (Pa.) School District.
Biology. To further understanding of botany, invertebrates, human-blood pathology, and general histology for at least 300 biology students, through the use of hands-on activities: $4,590 to Bolton High School, Alexandria, La.
Biology. To enable 15 minority young women to study Advanced Placement biology, through the enhancement of course materials and activities, and to improve their performance on the A.P.-biology exam: $5,000 to Aquinas High School, New York City.
Environmental science. For the Mohawk River Watch Program, to provide greater knowledge of pollution, groundwater flow, and environmental health to 400 earth-science, biology, and chemistry students, through the study and sampling of water from a nearby river: $2,100 to Canajoharie Central School, Canajoharie, N.Y.
Science. For the Anita Penzer Upper School, to improve life- and physical-science studies for at least 25 7th and 8th graders: $4,740 to the South Palm Beach County Jewish Federation, Boca Raton, Fla.
Science. To deliver hands-on, experiential instruction in life-, physical-, and earth-science classes to 125 students in grades 7-9: $5,000 to the Hinton (Okla.) Public Schools.
Toyota U.S.A. Foundation 19001 South Western Ave. Torrance, Calif. 90509
Arts-education assessment. To conduct a three-year assessment of the Partners in Arts and Education Revitalizing Schools program, an interdisciplinary, classroom-based curriculum designed to advance literacy and appreciation of cultural diversity through the arts: $77,400 to the Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, Conn.
Astronomy. To purchase a portable planetarium and to underwrite two years of teacher training and in-school presentations concerning astronomy for 8,500 5th graders and their teachers: $63,340 to the Discovery Museum of Orange County, Santa Ana, Calif.