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Kirby Foundation announces $13.8 million in 2020 grants

Kirby Foundation announces $13.8 million in 2020 grants

January 16, 2021

The funding includes grants for COVID-19 relief and to nonprofit organizations working in the areas of arts and humanities, education, the environment, health and medicine, human services, public policy, and religion....

Community Foundation Update (01/16/2021)

Community Foundation Update (01/16/2021)

January 16, 2021

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Vermont....

IDB, PepsiCo Foundation extend partnership in Latin America

IDB, PepsiCo Foundation extend partnership in Latin America

January 16, 2021

PepsiCo and its foundation have committed $6 million over five years in support of projects aimed at generating solutions in the areas of water access, inclusive recycling, sustainable agriculture, and economic recovery....

Virginia Tech announces $10 million gift from alumni couple

Virginia Tech announces $10 million gift from alumni couple

January 15, 2021

The commitment includes $7.4 million in support of the newly renamed Sanghani Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics and a previously announced $1.5 million gift to help address food insecurity among students....

Global Fund awarded $8.54 billion in grants in 2020

Global Fund awarded $8.54 billion in grants in 2020

January 15, 2021

Of the $12.71 billion available for grant allocations in its current three-year funding cycle (2020-22), the fund approved $9.2 billion for 2020 and by the end of December had finalized all but $660 million of the total....

Mellon Foundation awards $72 million for 'Just Futures' projects

Mellon Foundation awards $72 million for 'Just Futures' projects

January 14, 2021

Grants of up to $5 million over three years were awarded to sixteen teams of humanities scholars who are studying periods of crisis and disruption for lessons that contribute to deeper public understanding of the nation's racist past and remedies that lead to a more socially just future....

Apple announces racial equity, justice initiatives

Apple announces racial equity, justice initiatives

January 14, 2021

Part of a $100 million initiative announced by the tech giant in June 2020, the commitments include $25 million to establish a learning hub for HBCUs; scholarship, fellowship and grant programs in engineering; investments totaling $35 million in efforts to provide capital to minority-owned businesses; and a new Apple Development Academy in Detroit....

Elon Musk gives $5 million to Khan Academy

Elon Musk gives $5 million to Khan Academy

January 13, 2021

In a video thanking the SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder and his foundation, Khan Academy founder Salman Khan said the gift will enable the organization to "accelerate all sorts of content" for its hundred and twenty million users around the world....

2021 Charles Bronfman Prize awarded to Jessica Beckerman, Ari Johnson

2021 Charles Bronfman Prize awarded to Jessica Beckerman, Ari Johnson

January 13, 2021

The $100,000 prize was awarded to the co-founders of Muso, which provides community-based health care in Mali and Côte d'Ivoire through a Proactive Care model that deploys health workers who administer door-to-door home visits and doorstep care and provide quick and free access to public clinics....

Bloomberg Philanthropies launches COVID-19 Global Mayors Challenge

Bloomberg Philanthropies launches COVID-19 Global Mayors Challenge

January 12, 2021

Through the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, grants of $1 million will be awarded to fifteen cities in support of innovative proposals that address a significant challenge in one of four areas — economic recovery and inclusive growth, health and well-being, climate and the environment, and good governance and equality....

Report highlights NYC foundation's effective COVID-19 response

Report highlights NYC foundation's effective COVID-19 response

January 12, 2021

The report from the New York Community Trust highlights the grantmaking of the NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund, which was launched by multiple foundations in March 2020 in support of small and midsize arts and human services nonprofits....

Johns Hopkins Medicine receives $15 million from trustee

Johns Hopkins Medicine receives $15 million from trustee

January 11, 2021

The gift to the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery will establish the David M. Rubenstein Precision Medicine Center of Excellence and support basic research focused on the development of therapeutic approaches to the preservation and restoration of hearing....