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: DataKind
    amount: $100,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2016

    To pilot continued sustainability models for novel machine learning and analytical solutions to reduce pedestrian deaths in New York City and other US cities

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Julia Rhodes Davis

    To pilot continued sustainability models for novel machine learning and analytical solutions to reduce pedestrian deaths in New York City and other US cities

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  • grantee: The Graduate Center of The City University of New York
    amount: $15,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2015

    To support the development of the City University of New York Digital History Archive

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Andrea Vasquez

    To support the development of the City University of New York Digital History Archive

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  • grantee: New York University
    amount: $300,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2015

    To conduct planning activities to develop the CUSP Data User Facility

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Julia Lane

    To conduct planning activities to develop the CUSP Data User Facility

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  • grantee: New America Foundation
    amount: $20,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2015

    To provide partial support for a workshop on encryption and privacy

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Ian Wallace

    To provide partial support for a workshop on encryption and privacy

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  • grantee: Cell Motion Laboratories, Inc.
    amount: $800,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2015

    To support expansion of the BioBus and BioBase STEM education programs in Harlem

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Benjamin Dubin-Thaler

    The BioBus is a fully mobile research lab that visit schools and public science events in New York City. Outfitted with state-of-the-art microscopes and run by a diverse team of young scientists, the BioBus is a mobile science field trip where students can use a phase-contrast video microscope to make movies of crawling amoeba, use a scanning electron microscope to image a fly eye, or use a fluorescing microscope to see glowing, streaming plant chloroplast. In 2014, the BioBus visited 88 K-12 schools in New York City, bringing high-quality, engaging education to some 16,000 students, 57 percent of whom were African-American or Latino. Funds from this grant support the continued operation and expansion of BioBus. Over the next three years, Cell Motion Laboratories, the parent organization of the BioBus, will build another BioBus mobile lab and, in partnership with Columbia University, build a “BioBase” community lab in Harlem, which will allow students to continue their educational experiences once the BioBus has moved locations, and expand its educational offerings to underserved students in Harlem.

    To support expansion of the BioBus and BioBase STEM education programs in Harlem

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  • grantee: New York Genome Center, Inc.
    amount: $3,000,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2015

    To strengthen the bioinformatics community in New York City

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Michael Zody

    Funds from this grant provide continued operating support to the New York Genome Center (NYGC) in its efforts to strengthen and diversify the bioinformatics community in New York City. Sloan funds will support the NYGC’s plans to develop new infrastructure, methods, and training that it expects will catalyze research insights, empower researchers with new bioinformatics capabilities, and continue to solidify New York City as a genomics and life sciences hub. Over the next three years, the NYGC will continue to develop its bioinformatics capabilities in support of its member institutions, develop a shared computing facility with access to public data sets and state-of-the-art data analysis pipelines, craft new algorithms and techniques in bioinformatics, and train biological and medical researchers in core bioinformatics skills through training courses and in-person and virtual educational sessions. Expected outputs include peer-reviewed publications, updated software packages, a bioinformatics commons and genomic data warehouse, and the training of 50 researchers per year.

    To strengthen the bioinformatics community in New York City

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  • grantee: The Graduate Center Foundation, Inc.
    amount: $27,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2015

    To develop a plan for a next-generation CUNY Institutional Repository

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Matthew Gold

    To develop a plan for a next-generation CUNY Institutional Repository

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  • grantee: The New School for Social Research
    amount: $960,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2015

    To provide New York City parents, particularly those in underserved communities, with information and data needed to make sound choices about their children’s education, especially in science, mathematics, economics, and computer science

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Clara Hemphill

    This grant supports the continued operation and administration of InsideSchools.org, a public website that provides comprehensive information on New York City’s 1,700 public schools, including photos and videos of the school, student achievement statistics, course offerings, and reviews compiled by independent reviewers from on-site visits. Grant funds provide three years of core operational support as well as planned efforts to improve the site’s search capabilities and accessibility via smartphones and other mobile devices. In addition, the grant provides resources to help the site develop and implement plans for long-term financial sustainability.  

    To provide New York City parents, particularly those in underserved communities, with information and data needed to make sound choices about their children’s education, especially in science, mathematics, economics, and computer science

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  • grantee: Business-Higher Education Forum
    amount: $650,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2015

    To support the New York City (NYC) Data Science Task Force as it leads the planning, design, and implementation of new partnerships, pathways, and learning opportunities in data science and analytics at the undergraduate level

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Isabel Cardenas-Navia

    Funds from this grant support an initiative by the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) to expand the number of NYC metro area institutions involved in educating undergraduates to become data scientists and data science–enabled professionals. Over the next four years, BHEF will convene and support the NYC Data Science Task Force of approximately 40 representatives from academic institutions, corporations, cultural and research organizations, and government agencies; convene two working groups, one aimed at mapping the skills, competencies, and knowledge needed for data scientists and one on developing a repository of undergraduate data science curricular resources; partner with NYC institutions to create data-science-focused courses, concentrations, and minors; work with industry partners to create high-quality internships and other student work experiences in data science and create guidelines and best practices for the creation of these experiences; and disseminate lessons learned to the broader educational community.  

    To support the New York City (NYC) Data Science Task Force as it leads the planning, design, and implementation of new partnerships, pathways, and learning opportunities in data science and analytics at the undergraduate level

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  • grantee: Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc.
    amount: $1,044,516
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2015

    To evaluate and validate the use of social media for foodborne outbreak detection

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Sharon Balter

    The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) estimates that more than 1,000 restaurant-associated outbreaks of foodborne illness occur in the city each year. Outbreaks are usually reported by the victims themselves via telephone calls to 311 or the health department. Most victims don’t bother, however, and as a result the DOHMH detects only about 30 outbreaks each year. Since quickly detecting foodborne illness outbreaks is critical to implementing control measures in time to protect the public, better detection measures are needed. This grant funds a project by the Fund for the City of New York, in collaboration with the DOHMH and researchers at Columbia University to experiment with using Twitter and other social media to detect unreported instances of restaurant-related foodborne illness. The theory is that while people may be unlikely to report a foodborne illness to the health department, they are much more likely to tweet or post to Facebook about it. Real-time analysis of public data from Twitter and other social media sites may be able to reliably inform health department officials of outbreaks as they are happening. Over the next three years, the FCNY team will develop algorithmic methods for searching Twitter feeds, identifying tweets potentially relevant to foodborne illness outbreaks in NYC, and then evaluate the reliability of those algorithms in detecting actual outbreaks. Additional grant funds support efforts to increase voluntary reports of foodborne illness outbreaks by allowing NYC residents to report illness directly through Twitter. The project is experimental, but the prospective gains are large. Even a small increase in the ability to detect restaurant-related foodborne illness outbreaks would represent a significant improvement of current detection capabilities.

    To evaluate and validate the use of social media for foodborne outbreak detection

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