Gates Foundation Gives $50 Million to Smithsonian

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gave $50 million for new programs at the Smithsonian Institution.

Thirty million dollars of that will go towards programs aimed at underserved students in school districts across the U.S., The Associated Press reported.

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The Youth Access Endowment will build on current programs that use websites, distance learning, online conferences and games to reach new audiences.

A further $10 million will support four challenges, or themes of the strategic plan.

The foundation also gave $10 million last year to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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