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Community Foundation Update (01/18/20)

Community Foundation Update (01/18/20)

Posted January 18, 2020

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alabama, California, Colorado, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Nevada, New Mexico....

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LEGO Foundation Commits $24 Million to 'Learning Through Play'

Posted January 16, 2020

The grants will support partnerships that integrate play-based pedagogies into official in-service teacher professional development systems for primary school teachers in Kenya, Bangladesh, Ghana, Rwanda, and Vietnam, as well as an evaluation....

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Mellon Foundation Awards $3 Million for Indigenous Studies

Posted January 16, 2020

The grant to the University at Buffalo will help establish a Department of Indigenous Studies focused on humanities-centered research, educational programs, and community outreach aimed at addressing issues central to Indigenous life in the region....

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Microsoft Commits Additional $250 Million to Affordable Housing

Posted January 16, 2020

The commitment, which is in addition to a $500 million investment announced a year ago, will provide a no-cost line of credit to the Washington State Finance Commission and help increase the number of tax-exempt bonds for affordable housing projects....

Getty Museum Receives 'Significant' Endowment Gift

Getty Museum Receives 'Significant' Endowment Gift

Posted January 15, 2020

The gift from board member Maria Hummer-Tuttle and her husband, former ambassador Robert Tuttle, will establish a permanent endowment fund for the museum and name its directorship....

Ascend Fund Launched to Advance Women's Equal Political Representation

Ascend Fund Launched to Advance Women's Equal Political Representation

Posted January 15, 2020

With seed funding from Melinda Gates's Pivotal Ventures, the fund will support nonpartisan nonprofits working to prepare women to run for, and win, office at the local, state, and national levels and break down other barriers to women's elected leadership....

Lewis Prize for Music Announces Inaugural Music Education Grants

Lewis Prize for Music Announces Inaugural Music Education Grants

Posted January 15, 2020

The grantmaker has awarded grants totaling $2 million in support of musical leaders and arts organizations focused on building community, fostering engaged citizens, and supporting the holistic growth of young people through musical learning, performance, and creation opportunities....

Infants, Teens More Likely to Reenter Foster Care, Study Finds

Infants, Teens More Likely to Reenter Foster Care, Study Finds

Posted January 14, 2020

A report from the Center for State Child Welfare Data found that the younger the age at which a child exits the system, the higher the reentry rate, with the risk of reentry increasing when former foster children — regardless of their age at exit — become teenagers....

Dana-Farber Receives $16.5 Million for Multiple Myeloma Research

Dana-Farber Receives $16.5 Million for Multiple Myeloma Research

Posted January 14, 2020

The Riney Family Multiple Myeloma Initiative will support efforts in three areas — identifying and targeting genomic and epigenomic abnormalities, developing novel therapeutics to target both tumor cells and the host immune microenvironment, and creating infrastructure for big data management and open access....

Heinz Endowments Launches $10 Million Early Childhood Initiative

Heinz Endowments Launches $10 Million Early Childhood Initiative

Posted January 13, 2020

With the goal of ensuring that all children in the Pittsburgh region are school-ready when they reach kindergarten age, the three-year initiative will support efforts to provide holistic early childhood care, education, and support for families....

Hearst Foundations Award Grants Totaling $2 Million

Hearst Foundations Award Grants Totaling $2 Million

Posted January 12, 2020

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation and Hearst Foundation, Inc. awarded grants to California nonprofits working in the areas of arts and culture, education, health, and human services....