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CEPI, Partners Launch $36 Million Lassa Vaccine Collaboration

CEPI, Partners Launch $36 Million Lassa Vaccine Collaboration

Posted August 20, 2018

In collaboration with Profectus BioSciences, Inc. and Emergent BioSolutions Inc. the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations will help advance the development and manufacture of a vaccine against the Lassa virus, which infects an estimated 100,000 to 300,000 annually....

Arizona Community Foundation Awards $19.3 Million in Grants

Arizona Community Foundation Awards $19.3 Million in Grants

Posted August 18, 2018

During the first quarter of its fiscal year, which ended June 30, the foundation awarded a total of 1,971 grants and scholarships in five strategic areas — education, health innovations, community development, arts and culture, and environment and sustainability....

For Most U.S. Workers, Real Wages Have Stagnated Since 1960s

For Most U.S. Workers, Real Wages Have Stagnated Since 1960s

Posted August 18, 2018

Based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data, an analysis by the Pew Research Center found that in constant 2018 dollars, average hourly earnings for non-management private-sector workers rose only slightly between 1964 and 2018....

Community Foundation Update (08/18/18)

Community Foundation Update (08/18/18)

Posted August 18, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Hawai'i, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina....

Airbnb Pledges $10 Million to New York City Nonprofits

Airbnb Pledges $10 Million to New York City Nonprofits

Posted August 17, 2018

The online home rental broker said the donations to seven nonprofits represent a small part of the $100 million in annual tax revenue the state could receive if proposed legislation is passed....

BCBS of Arizona Invests $10 Million to Fight Opioid Misuse

BCBS of Arizona Invests $10 Million to Fight Opioid Misuse

Posted August 16, 2018

Mobilize AZ, a public-private partnership between the state and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, will support prevention, treatment, and recovery programs designed to help providers, local organizations, and communities address the epidemic....

Americans Don't Want Internet Companies Editing News, Survey Finds

Americans Don't Want Internet Companies Editing News, Survey Finds

Posted August 16, 2018

A report from the Knight Foundation and Gallup found that 73 percent of survey respondents said Internet companies should show all users the same news topics, while 22 percent said they should tailor topics based on users' interests and past activity....

DonorsChoose.org Campaign to Match Donations for STEM Projects

DonorsChoose.org Campaign to Match Donations for STEM Projects

Posted August 15, 2018

Craig Newmark Philanthropies has pledged $1 million in support of STEM classroom projects, including $850,000 in matching funds, $100,000 for projects that deliver STEM resources to girls, and $50,000 to help promote use of the #STEMStories hashtag on Twitter....

Native American Agriculture Fund to Distribute $266 Million

Native American Agriculture Fund to Distribute $266 Million

Posted August 14, 2018

After years in limbo, a new trust has received final approval to redistribute funds left over from a class-action settlement in which the U.S. government agreed to pay compensation for discriminating against Native Americans....

Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Tobacco Industry Watchdog Partners

Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Tobacco Industry Watchdog Partners

Posted August 14, 2018

The three-year, $20 million STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products) initiative will be led by the University of Bath, the Global Centre for Good Governance in Tobacco Control, and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease....