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Community Foundations Have Raised $238.7 Million to Fight COVID-19

Community Foundations Have Raised $238.7 Million to Fight COVID-19

Posted March 28, 2020

Over the past two weeks, nearly a hundred and seventy community foundations have created funds in partnership with nonprofits, local government agencies, the business community, and other foundations to support organizations working to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and ensure an efficient and coordinated response....

Community Foundation Update (03/28/20)

Community Foundation Update (03/28/20)

Posted March 28, 2020

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Wisconsin....

Young Americans Taking Action Against COVID-19, Survey Finds

Young Americans Taking Action Against COVID-19, Survey Finds

Posted March 26, 2020

An online survey of Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 found that while nearly three in ten reported doing nothing to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, a majority said they were taking precautions such as "social distancing" (77 percent)....

Dalio Philanthropies Commits $4 Million for COVID-19 Relief

Dalio Philanthropies Commits $4 Million for COVID-19 Relief

Posted March 25, 2020

The commitment includes $3 million to provide childcare services to hospital workers in Connecticut and $1 million for the purchase and distribution of food to residents of the state through two food bank networks....

Lowe's, PwC, Others Pledge Support for COVID-19 Response

Lowe's, PwC, Others Pledge Support for COVID-19 Response

Posted March 24, 2020

Recent commitments from U.S.-based corporations and corporate funders include $25 million from Lowe's, $2.85 million from the PwC Charitable Foundation, and $5 million from the Clorox Company Foundation....

Iowa West Foundation Awards $7.9 Million in Grants

Iowa West Foundation Awards $7.9 Million in Grants

Posted March 23, 2020

In the foundation's first funding cycle of 2020, grants were awarded in support of organizations working to address needs in rural communities and in the areas of education and workforce development....

NFWF, NOAA Award $43 Million in Emergency Costal Resilience Grants

NFWF, NOAA Award $43 Million in Emergency Costal Resilience Grants

Posted March 23, 2020

Funding will support projects designed to improve the resilience of communities in Alabama, California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands impacted by recent natural disasters....

$75 Million NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund Launched

$75 Million NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund Launched

Posted March 23, 2020

To be administered by the New York Community Trust, the fund will award grants and interest-free loans to help small and midsize social services and arts nonprofits respond to emerging needs in the city....

New York Public Library Acquires Personal Archive of Harry Belafonte

New York Public Library Acquires Personal Archive of Harry Belafonte

Posted March 22, 2020

Acquired with support from the Andrew W. Mellon, Ford, and Open Society foundations, Danny and Manizeh Rimer, and the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, the collection includes audiovisual materials, personal and professional papers, television scripts, and photo albums that chronicle Belafonte's life, activism, and career....