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James Graham Brown Foundation announces grants of more than $7 million to Kentucky organizations

The James Graham Brown Foundation has announced $7,185,000 in grant awards to Kentucky organizations that support the foundation’s strategic focus areas of education and workforce development.

Approved during the foundation’s board of Trustees meeting February 16, the partnerships are aimed at spurring the growth of stronger, more competitive communities in the state.

Grant receipients are:

• Centre College – $75,000 to create an academic research program for first-generation and historically underrepresented undergraduates.

• Council on Post-Secondary Education – $2,100,000 for the creation of the Kentucky Student Success Collaborative.

• Global Game Changers – $300,000 for GGC School Empowerment Zones.

• Evolve502 – $3,000,000 for Evolve502 Scholars Opportunity Grants for Classes of 2021 and 2022.

• Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, Inc – $500,000 for 3DE Initiative to re-engineer high school education in four Academies of Louisville Schools.

• Kentucky State University – $260,000 to support adult, transfer and veteran students in attaining their college degree.

• Spalding University – $200,000 to develop a strategic plan for a proactive culture of inclusion.

• Teach for America Appalachia – $500,000 for the 2X Appalachian Education Collaborative.

• University of Pikeville – $250,000 for the renovation of simulation and skills labs in nursing program.

The James Graham Brown Foundation was incorporated in 1954 by James Graham Brown, a successful lumberman, horseman and entrepreneur who called Louisville home. He died in 1969 with no heirs, leaving the bulk of his estate to the foundation. Since its incorporation, the foundation has awarded over 3,500 grants totaling more than $630,000,000.

Each grant is made with the aim of creating a brighter future for people throughout Louisville and Kentucky, thereby elevating the Commonwealth in the eyes of the world. The foundation strives to execute Mr. Brown’s vision of Kentucky as a national leader through philanthropic investments in education and workforce readiness, community and economic prosperity, and quality of life. For more information, visit www.jgbf.org.

From James Graham Brown Foundation

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