Grants Database

The Foundation awards approximately 200 grants per year (excluding the Sloan Research Fellowships), totaling roughly $80 million dollars in annual commitments in support of research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economics. This database contains grants for currently operating programs going back to 2008. For grants from prior years and for now-completed programs, see the annual reports section of this website.

Grants Database

Grantee
Amount
City
Year
  • grantee: Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association Inc.
    amount: $987,160
    city: Arlington, VA
    year: 2008

    To research, produce and broadcast a regular, branded bi-weekly series on financial and economic literacy as part of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, with extensive web components and outreach

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Television
    • Investigator Simon Marks

    To research, produce and broadcast a regular, branded bi-weekly series on financial and economic literacy as part of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, with extensive web components and outreach

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  • grantee: Fred Friendly Seminars, Inc.
    amount: $1,000,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2008

    For one-hour PBS broadcast and extensive outreach of a Socratic Dialogue on Severe Mental Illness: Law, Science and Society

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Television
    • Investigator Richard Kilberg

    For one-hour PBS broadcast and extensive outreach of a Socratic Dialogue on Severe Mental Illness: Law, Science and Society

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  • grantee: WGBH Educational Foundation
    amount: $1,700,000
    city: Boston, MA
    year: 2008

    Support for scientist profiles on NOVA scienceNOW prime time broadcast and on the world wide web

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Television
    • Investigator Paula Apsell

    Support for scientist profiles on NOVA scienceNOW prime time broadcast and on the world wide web

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  • grantee: Catticus Corporation
    amount: $121,976
    city: Berkeley, CA
    year: 2008

    For co-production for a two-hour PBS documentary based on Michael Pollan's bestseller, The Botany of Desire

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Television
    • Investigator Michael Schwarz

    For co-production for a two-hour PBS documentary based on Michael Pollan's bestseller, The Botany of Desire

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  • grantee: National Geographic Society
    amount: $1,500,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2008

    For co-funding for a drama documentary about Charles Darwin to be aired on NOVA and National Geographic Channel

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Television
    • Investigator Michael Rosenfeld

    For co-funding for a drama documentary about Charles Darwin to be aired on NOVA and National Geographic Channel

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