Special Projects

Recent Grants

American Council of Learned Societies, New York, NY—For research and publishing related to 100 years of scholarship in the humanities. A one-time grant of $50,000.

Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA—To support the College's new engineering program and to honor the commitment of Peter Paul Luce. A one-time grant of $100,000.

The Foundation Center, New York, NY—For a special project to create a web-based data resource on philanthropic funding for Native American causes. A one-time grant of $50,000.

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA—For a special project to support a convening of scholars and Native leaders. A one-time grant of $25,000.

Hispanic Federation, New York, NY—Support for UNIDOS Disaster Relief & Recovery Program. A one-time grant of $5,000.

Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY—To support the IALU Initiative. A one-time grant of $2,500.

WBUR, Boston University, Boston, MA—For the production and distribution of Season Two of Circle Round, and related educational materials. A one-time grant of $30,000.


American Council of Learned Societies, New York, NY—For research and publishing related to 100 years of scholarship in the humanities. A grant of $50,000.

American Indian College Fund, Denver, CO—To support the College Fund’s efforts to strengthen the research capacity of tribal colleges. A two-year grant of $248,000.

Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, Colorado Springs, CO—To support, in part, the expansion of AGRM’s current program to strengthen the governance of the nation’s 300 rescue missions. A one-time grant of $30,000.

BYkids, New York, NY—To support Season Two of FILMSBYKIDS, the Bhutan Film Project. A grant of $25,000.

First Nations Development Institute, Longmont, CO—To support a project to foster community-based intellectuals in American Indian communities. A two-year grant of $240,000.

National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC—To enable less well-resourced tribes to use, study, and illuminate the Museum’s collections. A three-year grant of $250,000.

Religions for Peace, New York, NY—To support the planning and conduct of a consultation to be held in Rome, Italy, in October 2017, Advancing a Moral Alliance Among the World’s Religions for an ‘Integral Ecology.’ A grant of $40,000.

Rockefeller Archive Center, Sleepy Hollow, NY—To support the processing and maintenance of the Henry Luce Foundation archives. A two-year grant of $300,000.

Urban Affairs Coalition, Philadelphia, PA—To support the work of the Institute for Southeast Asian Archaeology. A one-time grant of $5,000.


Bread for the World Institute, Washington, DC—For the distribution of the Institute’s Hunger Report, Fragile Environments, Resilient Communities. A one-time grant of $25,000.

Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion, New York, NY—To support the Ethics & Social Media Conference for students at the ten Episcopal colleges in the U.S., Haiti, the Philippines and Liberia, to be held Vanderbilt University Divinity School in Nashville, TN in April 2016. A one-time grant of $15,000.

Hawthorne Christian Academy, Hawthorne, NJ—To support the academy's math and science departments. A one-time grant of $2,500.

Mark Morris Dance Group, Brooklyn, NY—To support the dance company’s collaboration with the Silk Road Ensemble to produce a new work, Layla and Majnun. A one-time grant of $20,000.

Notre Dame School of Manhattan, New York, NY—To support the school’s art department. A one-time grant of $5,000.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver, CO—To support the Museum’s first Latina/Latino STEM Summit, as well as a Girls STEM Summit next fall, in honor of Peter Paul Luce. A one-time grant of $50,000.


Documentary Educational Resources, Watertown, MA—Support for the book project Syria in Black and White - 2003. A one-time grant of $15,000.

Filmmakers Collaborative, Melrose, MA—To support the transmedia educational project, Touching Home in China: In Search of Missing Girlhoods. A one-time grant of $20,000.

Morris Educational Foundation, Morristown, NJ—To support student artistic growth and learning through art making at the middle school level. A one-time grant of $2,500.

Outreach Project, Inc., Richmond Hill, NY—To honor John Daley. A one-time grant of $10,000.

Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn, NY—Support for general operation in 2015. A one-time grant of $5,000.

Volunteers in Asia, San Francisco, CA—To support an English training program that improves educational opportunities for ethnic minority students in China. A one-time grant of $35,000.


Florida International University Foundation, North Miami, FL—To support two years of the Leadership Fellows Program. A one-time grant of $30,000.

National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC—To develop educational materials for the Founders Online website. A one-time grant of $25,000.

Queens Library Foundation, Jamaica, NY—To support the acquisition of additional Asian materials for the International Resource Center. A one-time grant of $10,000.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver, CO—To support the Museum’s educational programs. A one-time grant of $15,000.


The Independent Journalism Foundation, New York, NY—To support the Burma Journalism Training program. A one-time grant of $30,000.

Primary Source, Watertown, MA—To support curriculum materials and professional development for K-12 teachers to increase Americans’ understanding of China. A one-time grant of $15,000.

Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Philippines—To support a program on Applied Ethics. A one-time grant of $25,000.

United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, New York, NY—A one-time grant of $30,000 is directed to the three institutions listed below, all affiliated with The United Board, with secondary grants of $10,000 each:
  • Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, on the occasion of the College's 60th anniversary, designated for the ongoing operation of the Elisabeth Luce Moore Library;
  • International Christian University, Tokyo, on the occasion of the University's 60th anniversary, designated for the service-learning programs of the university and the university’s service-learning outreach to other colleges and universities in East and Southeast Asia;
  • Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan, on the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Henry W. Luce Chapel, for ongoing maintenance and programs of the Luce Chapel.

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