Hearst Foundations Present Winter Grants

Hearst.com, January 10, 2019

The Hearst Foundations have announced that 82 grants valued at $15,875,000 have been awarded to deserving nonprofit organizations. The Foundations serve as a national philanthropic resource for deserving organizations and dedicate millions of dollars in grants quarterly. Among the 82 grants were awards to Be the Match Foundation, CaringKind Alzheimer’s Caregiving, Dana-Farber Cancer Center and Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, organizations who work tirelessly to address prevalent health care challenges facing the nation.

The Hearst Foundations—which operate independently from Hearst—act as a unified national philanthropic resource for organizations and institutions working in the fields of education, health, culture and social service. Their work helps to ensure that people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives. In 2018, the Hearst Foundations made 324 grants totaling over $45 million.

Since their creation in the 1940s, the Hearst Foundations have awarded more than 20,000 grants, reflecting the philanthropic interests of William Randolph Hearst. Grant proposals are submitted by organizations across the country, reviewed and vetted by the Foundations’ staff based in San Francisco and New York. They are then brought before the Foundations’ Board of Directors for approval.

Details on the organizations presented with grants in December 2018 are listed below.


Admiral Nimitz Foundation, Fredericksburg, TX: General support.

Ballet West, Salt Lake City, UT: To support Youth Education and Outreach Programs.

Bronx Children's Museum, Bronx, NY: General support.

California Humanities, Oakland, CA: To support Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care.

California Science Center, Los Angeles, CA: To support the EndeavourLA Campaign to create the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center.

Children's Museum of Manhattan, New York, NY: To support the restoration and renovation of a landmark building, which will become the museum's new home.

Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York, NY: To support the Film Society Kids program.

Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC: To support the Library's capital campaign.

Get Lit–Words Ignite, Los Angeles, CA: To support school-based literacy programming.

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA: To support the reinstallation and reinterpretation of the museum's permanent collection.

Jazz House Kids, Montclair, NJTo support the growth of jazz education and performance programs.

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE: To support the Kent Bellows Mentoring Program (KBMP), an art mentor program for teens.

Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach, CA: To support the TheatreReach: Bringing books to Life! program.

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, Pittsburgh, PA: To provide arts education and youth development programs.

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY: To provide support for the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center's three flagship festivals.

Oglebay Institute, Wheeling, WV: General support.

Poets & Writers, Inc., New York, NY: To support the expansion of the Readings & Workshops program.

Sphinx Organization, Detroit, MI: To support music education programs for elementary and high school students of color.

The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, NY: To support two education programs: the Youth Climate Program and Ways of Knowing.


Adler University, Chicago, IL: To provide William Randolph Hearst Diversity Scholarships to graduate students.

After School Matters, Chicago, IL: To support STEM education programs.

American Martyrs School, Manhattan Beach, CA: To support campus environment enhancements and improvements, as well as technology integration, replacement and refurbishment.

Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), San Francisco, CATo support the Foodwise Teen Program.

CentroNia, Washington, DC: To provide early childhood education and professional development services in Washington, DC.

Computer Science for All, New York, NYTo provide computer science education to all New York City public school students.

Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School, Brooklyn, NY: To support the Academic Summer Enrichment Program.

Dominican College, Orangeburg, NY: To support the Teachers of Students Who are Blind or Visually Impaired (TVI) graduate education program.

Emerson College, Boston, MA: To provide current-use scholarships to students from underrepresented backgrounds.

Grail Family Services, San Jose, CA: To support the expansion of the Family Engagement Professional Development Program.

Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI: To support the construction of a new music building.

Lee Pesky Learning Center, Boise, IDTo support the Idaho Early Literacy Project, a professional development program for early childhood educators.

Misericordia University, Dallas, PA: To support the renovation and expansion of the science building.

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MATo support the Maker and Innovation Lab.

Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles, CATo provide financial assistance for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Nursing program.

National Audubon Society, New York, NYTo support the Women in Conservation Field Internship.

Our House, Atlanta, GA: To provide high-quality early childhood education to homeless children.

Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX: To support the construction of facilities for mental health, family counseling, speech and hearing disorders, and social services.

Partnership For After School Education (PASE), New York, NY: To support the Summer Literacy and Learning program.

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT: To establish the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship Fund for students from diverse backgrounds in the Quinnipiac University School of Communications.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY: To support capital and program expansion of the Manufacturing Innovation Learning Laboratory.

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY: To provide current-use William Randolph Hearst Scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need, with preference for first-generation students.

The Fortune Society, Long Island City, NY: To support the Career Pathways Skills Certification Program.

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX: To support the Partnership for Careers in Cancer Science and Medicine program.

University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX: To provide a surgical simulation suite at the new School of Osteopathic Medicine.


Be The Match Foundation, Minneapolis, MN: To support the Amy Strelzer Manasevit Research Program.

CaringKind, The Heart of Alzheimer's Caregiving, New York, NYTo support the Dementia Care Training for Professional Caregivers program.

Center for Courageous Kids, Scottsville, KY: To support a therapeutic outdoor Treehouse Camping Program for seriously ill and special needs children.

Cerebral Palsy Foundation, New York, NY: To support early detection of cerebral palsy among infants.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brookline, MA: To support the Mobile Mammography Van and Program.

Double H Ranch, Lake Luzerne, NY: To support medical services.

Esperanza Health Centers, Chicago, IL: To support the construction of the Esperanza Brighton Park Health Center.

Gay Men's Health Crisis, New York, NY: To support the enrollment of low-income and high-needs clients in comprehensive healthcare coverage and benefits.

George Mark Children's Home, San Leandro, CA: To support the expansion of the Nursing Education Program.

McLaren Northern Michigan, Petoskey, MITo support the expansion and renovation initiative at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital.

Memorial Health Care System, Chattanooga, TN: To support the low-income elderly community health clinic.

National Jewish Health, Denver, COTo support research within the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Program.

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL: To provide financial assistance to Bachelors of Health Sciences students matriculating from City Colleges of Chicago.

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, Santa Barbara, CA: To support Farming for Life, a program bridging healthcare, social services, and agriculture to address the heavy burdens of chronic disease and food insecurity.

The Bone Marrow Foundation, New York, NY: To support the Carelines program for cancer and transplant patients.

The Jewish Board, New York, NY: To support the Harlem Child Development Center.

The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA: To support a new model to accelerate the development of innovative medicines.

Venice Family Clinic, Venice, CATo support current and enhanced programming designed to more effectively address social, economic and environmental factors that influence health.

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY: To support Weill Cornell Medicine's new medical curriculum and to support research in regenerative medicine and reconstructive surgery.

Wheeling Health Right, Inc., Wheeling, WV: To provide free dental and primary health care for uninsured and underinsured patients.

YMCA of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City, MO: To support the construction of the new Downtown Family Community Center.


Avenue Community Development Corporation, Houston, TXTo support the capital campaign for Avenue Center.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Houston, TX: To support the Women Veteran Services program.

Child Advocates, Inc., Houston, TX: To provide advocacy services for children in foster care in Harris County.

ChildSafe, San Antonio, TX: To support the construction of a new Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) facility.

Common Threads, Austin, TX: To support healthy cooking and nutrition education for underserved children and families across the country.

Enterprise Community Partners, Columbia, MD: To support the Economic Mobility Network program in New York and in Los Angeles.

Greyston Foundation, Yonkers, NY: To support the Workforce Development program.

Hot Bread Kitchen, New York, NY: To support the expansion of the workforce development program, Bakers in Training.

Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Inc, Bronx, NYTo support literacy programming designed to prevent summer learning loss.

NourishKC, Kansas City, MO: To support the Culinary Cornerstone Training Program.

Pine Street Inn, Boston, MA: To support the Housing Placement Program for homeless men and women.

Rural Action, The Plains, OH: General support.

The Lord's Place, West Palm Beach, FL: To provide housing and support services to homeless and formerly incarcerated women.

The Parent-Child Home Program, Mineola, NY: To support the national expansion of school readiness and parenting programs benefiting low-income families.

The Tahirih Justice Center, Falls Church, VA: To support programs for immigrant victims of gender-based violence.

Wayfinder Family Services, Los Angeles, CA: To support workforce training and youth development programming.

Youth Empowerment Project, New Orleans, LA: To support programs for at-risk youth.

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