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Report Outlines Solutions for Closing Racial Gaps, Advancing Equity

Report Outlines Solutions for Closing Racial Gaps, Advancing Equity

Posted May 23, 2019

An Urban Institute report calls on civic leaders, advocates, elected officials, and philanthropists to address the legacy of structural racism in the United States by taking steps to close four large equity gaps between people of color and white people....

TCS and Kansas Health Science Center Partner for Medical Education

TCS and Kansas Health Science Center Partner for Medical Education

Posted May 23, 2019

Kansas Health Science Center, a private nonprofit medical school slated to open in the autumn of 2021, has secured property and degree-granting status from the Kansas Board of Regents as well as a $15 million commitment from the Riverside Health Foundation....

Koch Network Reorganizes as 'Stand Together'

Koch Network Reorganizes as 'Stand Together'

Posted May 22, 2019

Stand Together, a new "philanthropic community" founded by Charles Koch and like-minded conservatives and libertarians, will work with its partners to "help every person rise"....

Rockefeller Launches Opportunity Zone Capacity-Building Initiative

Rockefeller Launches Opportunity Zone Capacity-Building Initiative

Posted May 22, 2019

With the aim of ensuring that new investments deliver sustainable benefits for the more than thirty million low-income Americans living in so-called Opportunity Zones, the initiative will provide six cities with financial support and technical assistance over two years....

Colgate University Awarded $10 Million From Alumni Couple

Colgate University Awarded $10 Million From Alumni Couple

Posted May 21, 2019

Slated to welcome first-year and sophomore students this fall, Burke Hall will have classrooms, seminar rooms, and student lounges as well as native stone and design elements reminiscent of those found on other campus buildings....

Negaunee Foundation Awards $10 Million to Chicago Botanic Garden

Negaunee Foundation Awards $10 Million to Chicago Botanic Garden

Posted May 20, 2019

The gift will support the creation of the Plant Conservation Synthesis Center, name the Negaunee Institute for Plant Conservation Science & Action, and fund a challenge grant for scholarships in the Plant Biology & Conservation graduate program at Northwestern University....

New York City Health Data Initiative for Health Equity Launched

New York City Health Data Initiative for Health Equity Launched

Posted May 19, 2019

Launched by the New York Academy of Medicine and  New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the initiative will advance evidence-based population health research and health equity in New York City....

Survey Finds Business Giving in Philadelphia is Community Driven

Survey Finds Business Giving in Philadelphia is Community Driven

Posted May 18, 2019

According to the report from the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and the Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, 90 percent of employer giving benefiting communities and nonprofits in the metro area comes from companies headquartered in Philadelphia....

Community Foundation Update (05/18/19)

Community Foundation Update (05/18/19)

Posted May 18, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Washington, D.C....

Non-Degree Credentials Hold High Value for U.S. Adults, Study Finds

Non-Degree Credentials Hold High Value for U.S. Adults, Study Finds

Posted May 17, 2019

According to a report from the Strada Education Network and Lumina Foundation, individuals with sub-baccalaureate certificates and certifications had higher rates of happiness, marketability, and employment as well as higher incomes than those without a college credential....

Four Foundations Commit $20 Million to Census Effort

Four Foundations Commit $20 Million to Census Effort

Posted May 17, 2019

The chief executives of the Open Society, JPB, Kellogg, and Ford foundations pledged an additional $5 million each in support of efforts to ensure a full and accurate census count and called on other funders to fill a $10 million funding shortfall....

Gates Foundation Commission to Study the Value of Higher Education

Gates Foundation Commission to Study the Value of Higher Education

Posted May 17, 2019

The thirty-member commission will examine economic outcomes for students earning undergraduate certificates and degrees using a variety of measures, including post-graduation earnings in relation to students' ability to repay their college loan debt....

University of Chicago Receives $24 Million for Egyptian Undergraduates

University of Chicago Receives $24 Million for Egyptian Undergraduates

Posted May 17, 2019

The gift includes $18.1 million to expand the Sawiris Scholars Program, which enables academically exceptional Egyptian students to attend UChicago's undergraduate college, and $6 million for the Odyssey Scholarship program, which provides need-blind, loan-free financial aid for eligible undergraduates....