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2018 Soros Justice Fellows Announced

2018 Soros Justice Fellows Announced

Posted July 21, 2018

Sixteen fellows in ten states will receive a total of $1.4 million in support of their efforts to advance reform and spur debate on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system....

Community Foundation Update (07/21/18)

Community Foundation Update (07/21/18)

Posted July 21, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alabama, Alaska, California, Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin....

Youth Advocate Programs Announces $20 Million Ballmer Group Gift

Youth Advocate Programs Announces $20 Million Ballmer Group Gift

Posted July 20, 2018

With the grant, the organization will continue to implement a new strategy designed to strengthen its efforts to reduce institutional placement, improve economic mobility, eliminate racial disparities, and advance social justice for more youth and families....

Banks Invest $6.5 Million in Minority-Owned Businesses in Chicago

Banks Invest $6.5 Million in Minority-Owned Businesses in Chicago

Posted July 20, 2018

Building on the success of the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund in Detroit, investments of $4 million from JPMorgan Chase and $2.5 million from Fifth Third Bank will provide minority entrepreneurs in Chicago with critical access to capital, education, and other resources....

Council on Foundations, HUD Announce Winners of Secretary’s Award

Council on Foundations, HUD Announce Winners of Secretary’s Award

Posted July 17, 2018

With the aim of celebrating exemplary partnerships between foundations and government, the awards are given to place-based funders in recognition of completed or ongoing initiatives executed in partnership with a local, regional, or federal government agency....

Exelon, HeforShe Launch Effort to Boost Women in STEM Fields

Exelon, HeforShe Launch Effort to Boost Women in STEM Fields

Posted July 17, 2018

Part of a three-year, $3 million commitment by the Chicago-based energy company, the STEM Innovation Leadership Academy will bring together nearly fifty young women between the ages of 16 and 19 for interactive experiences, field trips, and conversations with leaders in STEM fields....

Hogg Foundation Awards $4.5 Million to Address Well-Being in Texas

Hogg Foundation Awards $4.5 Million to Address Well-Being in Texas

Posted July 16, 2018

Five organizations were awarded $410,000 each to create or build on existing community collaborations comprising key stakeholders from the public, private, and business sectors, including people who historically have been excluded from community decision-making processes....