MacArthur Foundation Grants
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, a Chicago-based organization, has awarded grants ranging from $30,000 to $238,000 to 17 nonprofit organizations and universities. Winners were selected based on their project proposals for using digital media to improve learning. Recipients include the following:
California: Steve Anderson, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; John Canny, University of California-Berkeley; Greg Niemeyer, UC Berkeley Center for New Media; Todd Presner, University of California, Los Angeles; Howard Rheingold, Stanford University, Mill Valley; Leba Haber Rubinoff, Interactive Filmmaking, Brooklyn.
District of Columbia: Victoria Dunning, The Global Fund for Children.
Maryland: Ashok Regmi, International Youth Foundation, Baltimore.
Minnesota: Jerry Smith, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Montana: Edwin Bender, FollowTheMoney.org, Helena.
New Jersey: Daniel Trueman, Princeton University.
New York: Laura Allen, Vision Ed., Inc., New York City; Miquela Craytor, Sustainable South Bronx, New York City; Barry Joseph, Global Kids, Inc., New York City; Benjamin Robison, Ardesco, Inc., Long Island City; Suzanne Seggerman, Games for Change, New York City.
North Carolina: Timothy Lenoir, Duke University, Durham.
Early-Childhood Nutrition Grant
The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, a nonprofit organization that supports underserved members of the Kansas City community, has awarded more than $40,000 in grant money to the St. Louis, Mo.-based Parents as Teachers National Center, a parent education nonprofit organization. The grant will be used to expand the center’s Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative, a program that provides fitness and nutrition information to some counties in the state.