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Nonpartisan Council on Criminal Justice Launched

Nonpartisan Council on Criminal Justice Launched

Posted July 24, 2019

A nonpartisan membership organization and think tank, the Council on Criminal Justice is focused on understanding the nation's criminal justice policy challenges and building consensus for solutions based on facts, evidence, and fundamental principles of justice....

Columbia's Teachers College Receives $6 Million for Dance Institute

Columbia's Teachers College Receives $6 Million for Dance Institute

Posted July 23, 2019

The Arnhold Institute for Dance Education Research, Policy & Leadership will work to advance dance education in public schools, drive research drive research that informs dance education policy and practice, and provide guidance and evidence-based recommendations for educators and cultural organizations....

Fundraisers' Salaries Rose Nearly 8 Percent in 2018, Survey Finds

Fundraisers' Salaries Rose Nearly 8 Percent in 2018, Survey Finds

Posted July 22, 2019

The Association of Fundraising Professionals' 2019 Compensation and Benefits Report found that the mean salary for fundraising professionals in the U.S. rose 7.7 percent in 2018, to $83,826, while the median salary rose 8 percent, to $72,500....

Funder Collaborative for Criminal Justice Reform Launched

Funder Collaborative for Criminal Justice Reform Launched

Posted July 22, 2019

The Spark Justice Fund will support efforts to end money bail, advance pretrial justice reforms, strengthen the capacity of state-based and local grassroots organizations leading the movement for reform, and elevate the leadership of those most directly affected by the criminal justice system....

Iowa West Foundation Awards $7.7 Million in Grants

Iowa West Foundation Awards $7.7 Million in Grants

Posted July 21, 2019

Through the second of its three funding cycles in 2019, the foundation awarded grants to organizations working to address diversity, inclusion, and equity; create recreational opportunities for area residents; and provide disaster relief to victims of record flooding in the area earlier this year....

Smithsonian to Partner With Five Museums in Western U.S.

Smithsonian to Partner With Five Museums in Western U.S.

Posted July 20, 2019

Comprising the Boise Art Museum, the Nevada Museum of Art, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and the Whatcom Museum, the American West Consortium will collaborate on efforts to expand access to outstanding works of American art in fast-growing regions of the West....

Boston Foundation Launches 'Place Leadership' Network

Boston Foundation Launches 'Place Leadership' Network

Posted July 20, 2019

The Place Leadership Network will bring together leaders who play a vital role in representing community interest in the design and stewardship of shared public spaces to participate in a nine-month peer learning and leadership development program....

Community Foundation Update (07/20/19)

Community Foundation Update (07/20/19)

Posted July 20, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Connecticut, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, and Wisconsin....

Education 'Excellence Gap' Widening, Research Brief Finds

Education 'Excellence Gap' Widening, Research Brief Finds

Posted July 19, 2019

A research brief from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation found that the disparity between the percentage of low-income students who score at "advanced" levels on math and reading tests and the percentage of high-income students who do has widened since 1996....

Obama Foundation Discloses 2019 Second-Quarter Donors

Obama Foundation Discloses 2019 Second-Quarter Donors

Posted July 18, 2019

New donors who made cash contributions or commitments of at least $1 million between April 1 and June 30, 2019, include the Aliko Dangote Foundation in Lagos, Nigeria; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; the Kapor Center for Social Impact; and the Polsky Foundation....

DiSomma Foundation Awards $25 Million to Jump ARCHES

DiSomma Foundation Awards $25 Million to Jump ARCHES

Posted July 18, 2019

The gift will support an expansion of Jump Applied Research for Community Health Through Engineering and Simulation (Jump ARCHES) program, which seeks to apply creative solutions to social and behavioral health problems....

Planned Parenthood Ousts Wen, Seeks New Leadership

Planned Parenthood Ousts Wen, Seeks New Leadership

Posted July 18, 2019

Leana Wen was removed after less than a year, apparently due to differences over her management style and the organization's response to mounting attacks on abortion rights nationally....