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HONEYWELL FOUNDATION GRANTS $2.5 MILLION FOR EDUCATION, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND THE ARTS

 MINNEAPOLIS, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Honeywell Foundation has approved 34 grants totaling $2.5 million to support education, community development and arts programs nationwide. These commitments include more than $1.5 million for programs in the Twin Cities area. A list of grants is attached.
 "As a company, we have a responsibility to support our citizens and to develop the communities in which they live," said Pat Hoven, foundation vice president. "By contributing to educational programs, the arts and community development initiatives, we are taking a step toward achieving that end."
 EDUCATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
 Commitments totaling $1,102,500 will support education and early childhood development in Honeywell communities nationwide. Among the commitments approved for higher education is a $600,000 grant to be paid over four years to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The UNCF's mission is to help focus national attention on education, especially on the needs of minority and disadvantaged students.
 Other grants awarded for higher education include: $100,000 to be paid over three years to Metro State University in Minneapolis, to help meet the special needs of an urban and greater metropolitan population and to produce a well-educated and well-prepared work force; $40,000 to be paid over two years to the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, Quality Leadership Center; and $25,000 to the American Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center.
 Commitments approved for K-12 education include a $27,500 grant to the Arizona Museum of Science & Technology; a $25,000 grant to the North Community High School Science & Technology Summatech Program in Minneapolis; and a $25,000 grant to the National Association of Partners in Education.
 In its efforts to support early childhood development, the Honeywell Foundation granted $150,000 to the Phillips Tender Loving Care program to help promote the birth of healthy babies and to ensure the healthy, early childhood development of families living in the Minneapolis Phillips neighborhood. A grant of $100,000 also was awarded to the Children's Action Alliance in Phoenix for its Success by 6 initiative aimed to ensure that all of Arizona's children are ready for school by age 6.
 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
 The Foundation awarded five grants to aid community development in the Twin Cities area. Urban Ventures/Home Court, a nonprofit community development corporation involved in neighborhood revitalization in South Minneapolis, was approved for a $100,000 grant. Other Minneapolis community development grants include $53,000 to the Project for Pride in Living for general operations and capital; $40,000 to the American Indian Business Development Corporation; $25,000 to the Citizens Council on Crime & Justice; and $5,000 to the Whittier Alliance for general operations.
 ARTS
 Commitments totaling $637,500 will support the arts in the Twin Cities. Among the commitments approved were $165,000 to be paid over three years to the Minnesota Opera; $127,500 to be paid over three years to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; $112,500 to be paid over three years to the Walker Art Center; $55,000 to the Guthrie Theater; $50,000 to the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; $35,000 to the Children's Theatre; $27,500 to the Ordway: $20,000 to the Penumbra; $15,000 to the Mixed Blood Theatre; $15,000 to the Theatre de La Jeune Lune; and $15,000 to Illusion Theater.
 Other proposals approved by the Foundation Board are a $225,000 equipment grant to the Minnesota Children's Museum for equipment; a $100,000 grant to the Central Arizona Chapter/American Red Cross; a $50,000 grant to be paid over two years to the Minnesota Historical Society; and a $25,000 grant to the University of Minnesota School of Public - Center for Environment and Health Policy.
 Honeywell distributed nearly $8.3 million in 1993 to more than 975 non-profit organizations.
 Honeywell is a global controls company providing products, systems and services that increase comfort, environmental protection, energy conservation, productivity and safety in homes and buildings, industry, and aviation and space. The company employs 52,000 people in 95 countries on six continents, and had 1993 sales of $6 billion.
 HONEYWELL FOUNDATION GRANTS
 EDUCATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
 Higher Education
 -- United Negro College Fund (over four years) $600,000
 -- Metro State University (over three years) $100,000
 -- University of Arizona Foundation $55,000
 -- University of Minnesota Carlson School of
 Management Quality Leadership Center (over two years) $40,000
 -- American Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center $25,000
 K-12 Education
 -- Arizona Museum of Science & Technology $27,500
 -- National Association of Partners in Education $25,000
 -- North Community High School Science & Technology
 Summatech Program $25,000
 -- Minneapolis Youth Trust $10,000
 Early Childhood
 -- Phillips Tender Loving Care $150,000
 -- Children's Action Alliance $100,000
 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
 -- Urban Ventures Home Court $100,000
 -- Project for Pride in Living $53,000
 -- American Indian Business Development Corporation $40,000
 -- Citizens Council on Crime & Justice $25,000
 -- Whittier Alliance $5,000
 ARTS
 -- Minnesota Opera (over three years) $165,000
 -- Minneapolis Institute of Arts (over three years) $127,500
 -- Walker Art Center(over three years) $112,500
 -- Guthrie Theater $55,000
 -- St. Paul Chamber Orchestra $50,000
 -- Children's Theatre $35,000
 -- Ordway Music Theatre $27,500
 -- Penumbra Theatre $20,000
 -- Theatre de La Jeune Lune $15,000
 -- Mixed Blood Theatre $15,000
 -- Illusion Theater $15,000
 OTHERS
 -- Minnesota Children's Museum $225,000
 -- Central Arizona Chapter/American Red Cross $100,000
 -- Minnesota Historical Society $50,000
 -- South Africa Free Elections Fund $50,000
 -- University of Minnesota School of Public-Center for
 Environment and Health Policy $25,000
 -- Energy Efficiency 2000 Project/Russia $20,000
 -- Oliver Tambo Foundation Honeywell House-South Africa $7,500
 -0- 5/3/94
 /CONTACT: Marcie Kaplan of Honeywell, 612-951-0078/
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