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MIT Receives $350 Million for College of Computing

MIT Receives $350 Million for College of Computing

Posted October 16, 2018

The gift will establish the Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing as part of a new $1 billion university-wide effort to address global opportunities and challenges presented by computer technology and AI....

Meyer Trusts Housing Initiative Saw Wins, Report Finds

Meyer Trusts Housing Initiative Saw Wins, Report Finds

Posted October 15, 2018

An evaluation commissioned by the foundation found that grants awarded through its Affordable Housing Initiative have elevated and amplified the voices of low-income Oregonians most affected by housing issues....

Harvard Receives Anonymous $100 Million Gift

Harvard Receives Anonymous $100 Million Gift

Posted October 15, 2018

The gift from an anonymous alumnus and his wife will support the university's Science Center enhance mathematics scholarship and provide unrestricted resources for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences....

Challenge Launched to Bring Ethics to Computer Science Education

Challenge Launched to Bring Ethics to Computer Science Education

Posted October 15, 2018

Funded by the Mozilla Foundation, Omidyar Network, Schmidt Futures, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the $3.5 million Responsible Computer Science Challenge aims to better integrate ethics into undergraduate computer science education....

Wells Fargo Awards $6 Million in Neighborhood Revitalization Grants

Wells Fargo Awards $6 Million in Neighborhood Revitalization Grants

Posted October 13, 2018

Awarded through the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation's 2018 Priority Markets Program, the grants will support projects, programs, and initiatives focused on neighborhood revitalization and removing barriers to the creation of sustainable housing in low- and moderate-income communities....

Community Foundation Update (10/13/18)

Community Foundation Update (10/13/18)

Posted October 13, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alaska, California, Connecticut, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Vermont....

Most Donors to Maintain Giving Levels, Study Finds

Most Donors to Maintain Giving Levels, Study Finds

Posted October 12, 2018

According to a survey of Fidelity Charitable donors, their commitment to giving remains strong in the wake of tax reform, but they may not understand how changes in the tax law will affect their giving....

Report Finds Gaps in Foundation Efforts to Strengthen Nonprofits

Report Finds Gaps in Foundation Efforts to Strengthen Nonprofits

Posted October 11, 2018

A report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy finds that although 87 percent of foundation officials said their organization was aware of their grantees' needs, 58 percent of nonprofit CEOs said none or few of their foundation funders ask about their needs beyond funding....

Women Drove Post-2016 Election Growth in Giving to Progressive Groups

Women Drove Post-2016 Election Growth in Giving to Progressive Groups

Posted October 10, 2018

The report from the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy found that while giving immediately following the election was lower than in other post-presidential election periods, giving in support of progressive organizations with "relevance" to key election issues increased....