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Post-high school education attainment rises, yet disparities remain

Post-high school education attainment rises, yet disparities remain

July 1, 2020

According to a report from the Lumina Foundation, 51.3 percent of U.S. adults between the ages of 25 and 64 hold a post-high-school credential such as an associate's or bachelor's degree, a college certificate, or an industry-recognized certification, but large discrepancies between races persist….

Funder collaborative for a just, sustainable global economy launched

Funder collaborative for a just, sustainable global economy launched

July 1, 2020

An initiative of Funders Organized for Rights in the Global Economy (FORGE), partners in the Response and Vision Fund include Fundación Avina, Humanity United, Omidyar Network, the SAGE Fund, True Costs Initiative, the Wallace Global Fund, the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, and the Ford, Laudes, and Open Society foundations....

Global Citizen mobilizes $6.9 billion for COVID-19 response efforts

Global Citizen mobilizes $6.9 billion for COVID-19 response efforts

June 30, 2020

Launched with the aim of getting  the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals back on track, the campaign generated commitments of more than $1.5 billion in grants and $5.4 billion in loans and guarantees in support of efforts to provide equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines as they become available....

More than half of fundraisers expect declines in giving in 2020-21

More than half of fundraisers expect declines in giving in 2020-21

June 29, 2020

A survey by the Association of Fundraising Professionals found that 57 percent of respondents expected giving in the second quarter to be down on a year-over-year basis, while 56 percent anticipated fundraising totals for the year to decline and 72 percent expected to raise less in 2021 than they would in a typical year....

Community Foundation Update (06/27/20)

Community Foundation Update (06/27/20)

June 27, 2020

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island....

Deaths from HIV, TB, malaria could double due to COVID-19, study warns

Deaths from HIV, TB, malaria could double due to COVID-19, study warns

June 26, 2020

A report from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria estimates that $28.5 billion in funding will be needed over the next twelve months to address the impacts of COVID-19 and protect the progress made to date in reducing deaths from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria....