A few grants to chew on as Passover settles in:
- Two big Jewish foundations are collaborating on a compaign against Huntington’s disease, according to the Foundation Center:
The Koret Foundation has announced a joint $3.6 million grant with Taube Philanthropies to establish a center for Huntington’s disease (HD) research at the Gladstone Center for Translational Research in Mission Bay, California.
The new Taube-Koret Center for Huntington’s Disease Research will house a program designed to help prevent, treat, and cure HD by 2020. The program will build on previous research by the center’s investigators that has led to the development of powerful assays for the identification of potential drug targets and a pipeline of molecular targets that could modulate HD progression.
Also called Huntington’s chorea and Woody Guthrie’s disease, HD is an inherited, degenerative brain disorder. More than 100,000 Americans — and more than one million worldwide — have HD or are at risk of inheriting the disease from a parent.
- The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced the five school districts that are finalists for its annual $2 million Prize for Urban Education.
- And The Bernard Spitzer Charitable Trust gave $25 million to the City College of New York to build up its architecture program.