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GSK commits $10 million to advance STEM equity in Philadelphia

GSK commits $10 million to advance STEM equity in Philadelphia

August 14, 2020

Using a collective impact approach, the Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective will work with out-of-school-time providers, institutions of higher education, employers, local government, and the philanthropic community to identify and close gaps affecting children and youth from groups underrepresented in STEM fields....

Buck Institute announces female reproductive longevity scholars

Buck Institute announces female reproductive longevity scholars

August 13, 2020

The Global Consortium for Reproductive Longevity and Equality Scholar Awards will provide twenty-two scholars with flexible funding totaling $7.4 million in support of research aimed at understanding the underlying causes of female reproductive aging....

$3 million initiative launched to expand civic space in Latin America

$3 million initiative launched to expand civic space in Latin America

August 13, 2020

A collaboration of Fundación Avina, Luminate, and Open Society Foundations, the Pulsante initiative will fund rapid-response campaigns, civic empowerment organizations, and social movements in support of efforts to improve democratic governance in Latin America....

Fund launched to provide PPE for community health workers in Africa

Fund launched to provide PPE for community health workers in Africa

August 12, 2020

Seeded by $10 million from Direct Relief, and with additional support from Crown Family Philanthropies and in-kind contributions from more than thirty partner organizations, the fund aims to raise $100 million to provide personal protective equipment to up to a million community health workers in twenty-four African countries....

Catholic leaders appeal for support in face of school closures

Catholic leaders appeal for support in face of school closures

August 11, 2020

Financial and enrollment shortfalls exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic have forced the permanent closure of more than a hundred and forty Catholic schools in 2020, many of which served low-income, African-American, and immigrant children in urban areas....

Gates Foundation invests $150 million in COVID-19 vaccine production

Gates Foundation invests $150 million in COVID-19 vaccine production

August 10, 2020

With the funds, the Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by volume, will partner with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to produce COVID-19 candidate vaccine doses at scale for distribution in India and other low- and middle-income countries....

UW receives $6 million to bolster teacher diversity

UW receives $6 million to bolster teacher diversity

August 9, 2020

The gift from an anonymous donor to the College of Education will create an endowed fund to provide expanded financial support to teacher candidates from diverse backgrounds, support recruitment and retention efforts, and fund professional development and supports....

Meyer Foundation announces $1.18 million in grants

Meyer Foundation announces $1.18 million in grants

August 8, 2020

General operating support grants were awarded to organizations working to address impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and advance racial equity and justice in the national capital region....

Community Foundation Update (08/08/20)

Community Foundation Update (08/08/20)

August 8, 2020

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas....