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Foundations Commit $10 Million to Expand Civic Commons Initiative

Foundations Commit $10 Million to Expand Civic Commons Initiative

Posted May 29, 2020

Launched in 2016 by the Knight, JPB, Kresge, and Rockefeller foundations, the Reimagining the Civic Commons initiative is adding five cities — Lexington, Kentucky; Macon, Georgia; Miami; Minneapolis; and San Jose, California — to its network....

Rockefeller Foundation Awards $2 Million for COVID-19 Response Efforts

Rockefeller Foundation Awards $2 Million for COVID-19 Response Efforts

Posted May 29, 2020

Three grants were awarded to four organizations in support of efforts in Africa and Asia aimed at enhancing data collection, equipping community health workers with digital tools, and providing renewable energy technology to community-focused healthcare facilities....

RWJF Releases Health Equity Principles for COVID-19 Recovery

RWJF Releases Health Equity Principles for COVID-19 Recovery

Posted May 29, 2020

The principles address health equity issues that have been highlighted by the pandemic, including the disproportionate suffering of certain communities and the inextricable link between personal health and the health of the larger community....

JPMorgan Chase Commits $35 Million for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

JPMorgan Chase Commits $35 Million for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Posted May 28, 2020

The funding will support efforts to address the immediate financial needs of individuals impacted by COVID-19, provide small businesses with capital, support affordable housing and neighborhood development initiatives, and strengthen nonprofits serving underserved communities....

Winners of 2020 Kavli Prizes Announced

Winners of 2020 Kavli Prizes Announced

Posted May 28, 2020

Seven scientists from five countries were recognized for their contributions to pioneering advances in our understanding of existence at its biggest, smallest, and most complex scales....

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Announces Program Cuts

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Announces Program Cuts

Posted May 28, 2020

The St. Paul-based organization will shut down its Adult Day Health programming, training and consulting offerings, and most of its leadership development programs in an effort to achieve financial sustainability within three years....

Wharton School Receives $10 Million for Neuroscience Initiative

Wharton School Receives $10 Million for Neuroscience Initiative

Posted May 27, 2020

The gift from an anonymous donor will provide immediate and ongoing financial support for the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative, which is aimed at reframing how companies approach challenges such as talent development, brand strategy and customer experience, team dynamics, and business decision making....

UA Little Rock Receives $25 Million for Student Success

UA Little Rock Receives $25 Million for Student Success

Posted May 26, 2020

The single largest gift in the institution's history includes $15 million to establish need-based scholarships for undergraduate students in any major and $10 million in support of a Student Success Endowment Fund....

Mansour Group Commits $11 Million for Global COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Mansour Group Commits $11 Million for Global COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Posted May 26, 2020

Commitments from subsidiary units of the Cairo-based global conglomerate include $3.2 million to the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population for the purchase of personal protective equipment and $3.3 million in support of the Egyptian government's response to the virus....

Templeton Foundation Awards $3.9 Million to Villanova University

Templeton Foundation Awards $3.9 Million to Villanova University

Posted May 25, 2020

The grant will help fund an interdisciplinary initiative focused on how the theology of human nature engages with biology and the social sciences, including concepts such as human flourishing, moral agency, freedom, and the development of virtue....

2020 Shaw Prize Recipients Announced

2020 Shaw Prize Recipients Announced

Posted May 24, 2020

The prizes honor individuals who have achieved significant breakthroughs in astronomy, life sciences and medicine, and the mathematical sciences and whose work has had a profound and positive impact on humankind....

NPR Receives $4.7 Million From Schmidts for Regional Newsrooms

NPR Receives $4.7 Million From Schmidts for Regional Newsrooms

Posted May 24, 2020

The grant will be used to add two regional newsrooms to the Collaborative Journalism Network — a Midwest hub connecting member stations in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska and a California hub serving all seventeen NPR-affiliated stations in that state....

Community Foundation Update (05/23/20)

Community Foundation Update (05/23/20)

Posted May 23, 2020

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Texas....