Disaster relief

Open Society commits additional $70 million for COVID relief

Open Society commits additional $70 million for COVID relief

October 12, 2020

The funding will support work by foundation partners in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa and is in addition to the more than $130 million Open Society pledged in April to address the impacts of the coronavirus....

American Red Cross receives $7.5 million from Lilly Endowment

American Red Cross receives $7.5 million from Lilly Endowment

October 11, 2020

Activities supported by the grant include the distribution of emergency supplies, financial assistance for individuals, and the provision of shelter, food, and comfort to those impacted by a string of recent natural disasters....

Donor network pledges to redouble commitments to Puerto Rico

Donor network pledges to redouble commitments to Puerto Rico

October 6, 2020

The pledge includes a commitment to strengthen and expand philanthropic investments on the island, invest in local leadership and equitable recovery efforts, and provide flexible financial, non-financial, and technical assistance....

Oregon rebuilding fund receives $5 million for wildfire recovery

Oregon rebuilding fund receives $5 million for wildfire recovery

October 3, 2020

Established in September by Oregon Governor Kate Brown to assist communities impacted by a devastating wildfire season, the fund was seeded with contributions totaling $3 million from the Ford Family Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, and Oregon Community Foundation....

Gates Foundation awards $150 million for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Gates Foundation awards $150 million for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

October 1, 2020

Awarded through the foundation's Strategic Investment Fund, the funds double the $150 million commitment announced by the foundation in August to fund manufacturing by the Serum Institute of India of a hundred million doses of AstraZeneca and Novavax candidate vaccines at a ceiling price of $3 per dose....

Partnership to provide COVID-19 tests for low-, middle-income nations

Partnership to provide COVID-19 tests for low-, middle-income nations

September 30, 2020

Under the agreement, the World Health Organization and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) will support implementation research aimed at optimizing the use of antigen-based rapid diagnostic tests in multiple low- and middle-income countries in line with WHO guidance....

Private foundations plan to increase grantmaking

Private foundations plan to increase grantmaking

September 30, 2020

Based on a survey conducted in August of more than a hundred of Foundation Source's private non-operating foundation clients, the report found that 42 percent of respondents said they had increased their grantmaking in 2020, with a similar percentage saying they planned to do so before year-end....

Small Connecticut nonprofits hit hard by COVID-19, survey finds

Small Connecticut nonprofits hit hard by COVID-19, survey finds

September 29, 2020

Based on a survey conducted from June 18 to July 2, the report found that 29 percent of all respondents, 46 percent of small organizations with annual budgets under $1 million and 19 percent of larger organizations said they were struggling with the impacts of the pandemic....

Literary Arts Emergency Fund awards $3.5 million for COVID-19 relief

Literary Arts Emergency Fund awards $3.5 million for COVID-19 relief

September 20, 2020

An initiative of the Academy of American Poets, the Community of Literary Magazines & Presses, and the National Book Foundation, the fund awarded grants to two hundred and eighty-two nonprofit literary arts organizations, magazines, and presses that have experienced financial losses due to COVID-19....

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