IBM and Google commit $150 million to Quantum Computing

IBM and Google commit $150 million to Quantum Computing

Here are important new grant awards compiled by the Chronicle:

IBM and Google

$150 million at the University of Chicago and the University of Tokyo to develop a quantum supercomputer and train the workforce to use it.

IBM will donate $100 million to build the high-performance computer, and Google has committed $50 million over 10 years to conduct research and establish academic and workforce programs in quantum computing.

Bill Gatton Foundation

$100 million to the University of Kentucky to support its College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment.

Bill Gatton was a 1954 graduate of the university’s College of Commerce who went on to become an automobile dealer in Kingsport, Tennessee who owned dealerships in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas. He died last year at the age of 89. The college will be renamed for his parents, Edith Martin and Harry W. Gatton Sr.

Yosemite Conservation

17 million dollars to Yosemite National Park to restore its Mist Trail and other high-use trail systems, study the park’s declining populations of salamanders, bats, and Pacific fishers, expand its efforts to conserve giant sequoias, conduct research on the Chinese-American history in the park and make other improvements to visitor experiences.

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

$15 million to Georgetown University to establish the KnightGeorgetown Institute, which will house a network of policymakers, journalists and others working at the intersection of technology, ethics and governance.

William Penn Foundation

$10 million to Fairmount Park Conservancy to convert 33 acres of southwest Philadelphia park into a tidal wetland.

PetSmart charities

$6 million at the University of California at Davis to endow a professorship in its School of Veterinary Medicine.

Jose Milton Foundation

$3 million to the Baptist Health Foundation to endow a chair of orthopedics at the Baptist Health Orthopedic Institute.

Mat-Su Health Foundation

$2.3 million to 15 beneficiaries of organizations in Alaska who work to improve the health and well-being of people in the region.

SECU Foundation

$2 million to the North Carolina Zoological Society to build a new Asian habitat exhibit at the North Carolina Zoo.

Noi Energie Foundation

$2 million engagement with the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee Foundation to provide scholarships and support services to help more students stay on track to graduate college.

Mutual Freedom Foundation

$1.5 million to HopeWell for the purchase of an apartment building that will provide rent-free housing for young people who have aged out of the foster care system.

Paychex Charity Foundation

$1 million for four years at Junior Achievement USA to support financial education programs for young people in areas where Paychex has a high concentration of employees.


$1 million to Central Florida’s Second Harvest Food Bank to establish programs with local schools to have fresh produce sent home with food insecure students.

New grant opportunity

The Public Interest Register is soliciting nominations for its annual .org Impact Awards. Cash awards of $10,000 to $50,000 each will recognize innovative nonprofit organizations and individuals working to make the world a better place. Each finalist organization will receive a $2,500 grant this year. The award categories in 2023 are Health and Healing; diversity, equity and inclusion; environmental Protection; hunger and poverty; quality education for all; community building; rising stars; and the .Org of the Year award, which honors an organization with significant achievements. All applicants must operate a website whose domain name ends in .org to be eligible. Applications close on June 28th.

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