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Lilly Endowment awards $33 million to Indiana community foundations

Lilly Endowment awards $33 million to Indiana community foundations

December 4, 2020

Awarded through the seventh and final round of the endowment's Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) program, grants ranging between $250,000 and $5 million to eleven community foundations in the state will be used to address pressing needs in the towns, cities, and counties they serve....

GivingTuesday 2020 raises an estimated $2.47 billion in U.S.

GivingTuesday 2020 raises an estimated $2.47 billion in U.S.

December 4, 2020

According to the GivingTuesday Data Commons, total online and offline giving for this year's event jumped 25 percent, from $1.97 billion in 2019, while the estimated number of people participating increased 29 percent, to 34.8 million....

MetroHealth receives $42 million to address health inequities

MetroHealth receives $42 million to address health inequities

December 3, 2020

The gift from JoAnn and Bob Glick — the largest in the Northeast Ohio health system's history — will support efforts to address health inequities in the region and boost community health, especially for women and children....

Funders call for reforms designed to increase charitable giving

Funders call for reforms designed to increase charitable giving

December 2, 2020

Launched on #GivingTuesday, the Initiative to Accelerate Charitable Giving will work "to promote greater and more accountable charitable giving" by "fixing the inefficiencies in our charitable giving tax laws [to] ensure the timely flow and increase of resources to working charities"....

All Raise raises $11 million for gender equity in tech industry

All Raise raises $11 million for gender equity in tech industry

December 2, 2020

Launched in 2018 by a group of women venture capitalists, the organization is focused on creating a tech venture ecosystem in which women, especially women of color, as well as non-binary individuals play a prominent role in the funding, founding, and scaling of technology companies....

Standards of care at NYC hospitals pressured by COVID surge

Standards of care at NYC hospitals pressured by COVID surge

December 1, 2020

Based on discussions with a working group of fifteen ICU directors convened virtually in October, the report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security found that healthcare workers in the city were deeply affected by their experiences dealing with the surge of COVID patients from April to June....

Share of donor households facing hardship grows, survey finds

Share of donor households facing hardship grows, survey finds

December 1, 2020

A survey by Dunham+Company found that 24 percent of respondents said their financial situation was "very" or "extremely" challenging, up from 22 percent in April — including 39 percent of millennials and 25 percent of Gen Xers....

2020 Goldman Environmental Prize winners announced

2020 Goldman Environmental Prize winners announced

December 1, 2020

In addition to a monetary award for grassroots environmental activities, the prize provides capacity-building support to deepen recipients' work, boosts project visibility, and expands networking opportunities with other leaders....

CZI awards $4.7 million for open source software, science

CZI awards $4.7 million for open source software, science

November 30, 2020

Awards include $3 million in support of seventeen biomedical open source software projects and $1.7 million to three organizations working to advance reproducibility practices and open research infrastructure....

UNCF announces 2020 Panda Cares scholarship recipients

UNCF announces 2020 Panda Cares scholarship recipients

November 30, 2020

This year's recipients include three hundred and fifty students from underserved communities enrolled at colleges and universities in thirty-two states and the District of Columbia who were chosen based on their academic achievement, strong leadership skills, and commitment to community service....

National Museum of the American Indian receives $5.67 million

National Museum of the American Indian receives $5.67 million

November 30, 2020

The grant will support the Native Knowledge 360°, a national initiative focused on creating and distributing classroom educational materials and teacher trainings that incorporate Native narratives, histories, and information....

Mott Foundation awards $1 million for remote learning centers

Mott Foundation awards $1 million for remote learning centers

November 29, 2020

Five community centers in Flint will use the funds to provide safe environments where students can log into their classes, connect with one another, participate in recreational and enrichment activities, and do their homework....

Gund Foundation awards grants totaling $18.2 million

Gund Foundation awards grants totaling $18.2 million

November 28, 2020

Grants were awarded in support of efforts to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other urgent issues, including climate change,  growing inequality, systemic racism, and the continuing erosion of democratic norms and institutions....

SNF announces $9.8 million in COVID-19 relief grants

SNF announces $9.8 million in COVID-19 relief grants

November 28, 2020

Awarded through the Athens-based foundation's $100 million COVID relief initiative, the grants will support efforts to address critical virus-related needs in the United States and globally and in some cases will provide additional support to grantees to grantees that received support in earlier funding rounds....

Edward Jones commits $6.5 million for Alzheimer's research

Edward Jones commits $6.5 million for Alzheimer's research

November 28, 2020

The funding will support  research grants to two early-career dementia researchers, two clinical trials, and a two-year, community-based trial aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of lifestyle modifications in reducing the risk of cognitive decline....

Community Foundation Update (11/28/20)

Community Foundation Update (11/28/20)

November 28, 2020

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Connecticut, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Washington, D.C....