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RWJF Awards $6 Million to Purpose Built Communities

RWJF Awards $6 Million to Purpose Built Communities

Posted October 20, 2019

The Atlanta-based organization will use the grant to develop a knowledge-sharing platform where members of the Purpose Built network can talk about issues related to neighborhood revitalization and share best practices....

University of Michigan Receives $10 Million for Global Health Equity

University of Michigan Receives $10 Million for Global Health Equity

Posted October 20, 2019

The gift from Tadataka and Leslie D. Yamada will help accelerate efforts across U-M’s schools, colleges, institutes, and campuses to address inequities in health in the poorest nations and among disadvantaged populations in middle-income countries....

Community Foundation Update (10/19/19)

Community Foundation Update (10/19/19)

Posted October 19, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Connecticut, Kentucky, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Washington, D.C....

Family Foundations Focusing on Issues, Impact, Diversity, Study Finds

Family Foundations Focusing on Issues, Impact, Diversity, Study Finds

Posted October 18, 2019

A report from the National Center for Family Philanthropy found that family foundations in the United States  are awarding fewer but larger grants, boosting their impact investments, focusing their grantmaking on issues, and working to increase the diversity and inclusiveness of their boards....

Economic Security Project Launches $10 Million Anti-Monopoly Fund

Economic Security Project Launches $10 Million Anti-Monopoly Fund

Posted October 18, 2019

With initial funding from the Ford, Hewlett, Nathan Cummings, Knight, and Open Society foundations; Justice Catalyst; Omidyar Network; and Way to Win, the fund will award grants to organizations working to create fairer markets and advance anti-monopoly policies and enforcement....

$10 Million Economic Opportunity Challenge Launched

$10 Million Economic Opportunity Challenge Launched

Posted October 17, 2019

Lever for Change, an affiliate of the MacArthur Foundation, will administer the $10 million competition, which is focused on improving economic opportunity for low-income individuals in the United States....

Charity Trending Down in Wealthiest Countries, Study Finds

Charity Trending Down in Wealthiest Countries, Study Finds

Posted October 17, 2019

According to the Charities Aid Foundation World Giving Index, levels of individual giving in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, and the Netherlands have fallen below where they were in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis....

OSF Commits $10 Million to Ethiopian Investment Fund

OSF Commits $10 Million to Ethiopian Investment Fund

Posted October 17, 2019

The  investment in the $100 million Cepheus Capital Growth Fund will provide foreign capital to private businesses in Ethiopia, with a focus on manufacturing, agro-processing, and education and healthcare services....

Study Calls on Charter Schools to Better Integrate Special Education

Study Calls on Charter Schools to Better Integrate Special Education

Posted October 16, 2019

A report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education and the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools found that the most successful schools integrate special education into the instructional and social fabric of the school community....

$4.2 Million Koch Grant to Pitt Raises Faculty Concerns

$4.2 Million Koch Grant to Pitt Raises Faculty Concerns

Posted October 15, 2019

During a faculty assembly meeting last week, graduate students raised concerns about whether a $4.2 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation might negatively affect academic freedom at the university....

Harvard Receives $20 Million for Autism Research Center

Harvard Receives $20 Million for Autism Research Center

Posted October 14, 2019

The Hock E. Tan and K. Lisa Yang Center for Autism Research will bring together the expertise of basic, translational, and clinical scientists from across the university, medical school, and affiliated hospitals with the aim of unraveling the basic biology of autism and related disorders....

NYU Receives $10 Million for Center for Social Media and Politics

NYU Receives $10 Million for Center for Social Media and Politics

Posted October 14, 2019

Launched with $10 million from the Knight and Charles Koch foundations, the Center for Social Media and Politics will examine the production, flow, and influence of social media content on American politics and support the use of social media data in the study of politics....

NFWF, EPA Award $12.7 Million in Grants From Chesapeake Bay Fund

NFWF, EPA Award $12.7 Million in Grants From Chesapeake Bay Fund

Posted October 14, 2019

Awarded through the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund, the grants will support efforts to improve waterways, restore habitats, and sustain native species in Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia....