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Amherst College Receives $100 Million From Anonymous Alumnus

Amherst College Receives $100 Million From Anonymous Alumnus

Posted April 21, 2018

The gift will match "significant" contributions to the school's recently announced comprehensive fundraising campaign, which will provide resources for increasing the size of the faculty as well as academic development initiatives, with an emphasis on STEM fields....

Community Foundation Update (04/21/18)

Community Foundation Update (04/21/18)

Posted April 21, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawai'i, Indiana, Ohio, Rhode Island, Washington, Wisconsin....

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Improving, Study Finds

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Improving, Study Finds

Posted April 20, 2018

According to a report compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's readiness for managing health emergencies improved significantly over the past five years, though deep regional differences remain....

Wealth Transfer to Reach Nearly $9 Trillion by 2027, Study Finds

Wealth Transfer to Reach Nearly $9 Trillion by 2027, Study Finds

Posted April 19, 2018

The report from the Chronicle of Philanthropy, LOCUS Impact Investing, and the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship found that if just 5 percent of projected inheritances was captured by philanthropy, it could add up to $22 billion a year in grantmaking....

Adelsons Pledge $70 Million to Birthright Israel

Adelsons Pledge $70 Million to Birthright Israel

Posted April 18, 2018

Las Vegas Sands Corp. chair Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, have given a total of $410 million to the organization, which sponsors trips to Israel for young Jewish adults....

Obama Foundation Announces Initial Cohort of Obama Fellows

Obama Foundation Announces Initial Cohort of Obama Fellows

Posted April 18, 2018

The inaugural group of twenty fellows are applying their talents to a range of causes and initiatives, from empowering parents and teachers to improve their schools, to ensuring that deaf children have equal access to literacy tools....

More Nonprofits Met Fundraising Targets in 2017, Report Finds

More Nonprofits Met Fundraising Targets in 2017, Report Finds

Posted April 18, 2018

The online survey of 1,222 charities by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative found that 75 percent of U.S. respondents met their fundraising goals in 2017, the highest percentage since NRC launched the annual survey in 2010....

Lustgarten Foundation, Stand Up to Cancer Create Research Partnership

Lustgarten Foundation, Stand Up to Cancer Create Research Partnership

Posted April 17, 2018

With an initial commitment of $25 million from Lustgarten and SU2C, the Pancreatic Cancer Collective will work to inspire new collaborations, leverage artificial intelligence approaches to the disease, and improve and develop new diagnoses and treatments....

Connecticut College Receives $20 Million in Gifts

Connecticut College Receives $20 Million in Gifts

Posted April 16, 2018

The gifts from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation and alumna Nancy Marshall Athey and her husband, Preston Athey, will support the renovation of the college’s Palmer Auditorium and Castle Court....

UPS Foundation Awards $16 Million for Humanitarian Aid, Health Care

UPS Foundation Awards $16 Million for Humanitarian Aid, Health Care

Posted April 16, 2018

Grants were awarded in support of humanitarian aid, disaster relief, public health care, and road safety, including a joint effort by GAVI and Zipline to deliver life-saving blood, medicines, and vaccines to remote hospitals in Rwanda via drone....

Hilton Foundation Awards $13 Million in Grants

Hilton Foundation Awards $13 Million in Grants

Posted April 15, 2018

The first-quarter grants will support organizations working in the areas of safe water, young children affected by HIV/AIDS, foster youth, and Catholic education....

UCLA Receives $8.4 Million to Improve Advance Care Planning

UCLA Receives $8.4 Million to Improve Advance Care Planning

Posted April 15, 2018

Focused on the needs of both patients and caregivers, the grant will support research that evaluates three approaches that could be used in primary care clinics for people with advanced cancer, heart failure, and lung disease....