8 recent grants, donations to healthcare organizations

Numerous healthcare organizations recently received donations to fund research, advance treatments, improve patient care and start renovations.

Here are eight recent donations, grants or gifts given to healthcare organizations by various entities in the past two weeks, beginning with the most recent.

1. Gilead awards $7.5M to 5 medical institutions to advance HIV research
Gilead Sciences, a California pharmaceutical company, awarded $7.5 million to five healthcare organizations to advance research on HIV.

2. Columbus Marathon raises $1M for Nationwide Children's Hospital
The 2017 Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon, which took place Oct. 15, raised $1.2 million for Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Children's Hospital. 

3. Dolly Parton gives $1M gift to Vanderbilt children's hospital
Dolly Parton donated $1 million to Nashville, Tenn.-based Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt on Friday.

4. Houston Methodist Hospital receives record-breaking $101M donation
Houston Methodist Hospital received a $101 million donation from Rusty and Paula Walter — the largest philanthropic gift in the hospital's 98-year history. 

5. MUSC Children's Hospital receives $5M donation toward $385M hospital project
Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital received a $5 million donation from the Zucker family, which will be used toward the facility's $385 million project. 

6. U of Mass Medical School founds Institute for Rare Diseases Research with $10M gift from Chinese businessman
Worchester-based University of Massachusetts Medical School will establish an Institute for Rare Disease Research with a $10 million endowment from Chinese businessman Li Weibo's foundation.

7. Donations to help foot part of uninsured shooting victims' hospital bills, Las Vegas hospital says
Las Vegas-based University Medical Center of Southern Nevada will use the donations it has received to cover "as much of the uninsured expense as [the hospital] possibly can" for those injured during the Oct. 1 shooting.

8. Michael Jordan donates $7M to Novant Health
Michael Jordan, basketball legend and majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets, is donating $7 million to Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health to build two medical clinics.  

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