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Minderoo Foundation Awards $7.9 Million for Childhood Cancer Research

Minderoo Foundation Awards $7.9 Million for Childhood Cancer Research

Posted May 2, 2020

Combined with AU$54.8 million ($35.76 million) from the Australian government's Medical Research Futures Fund, the funding from the foundation will support and expansion and acceleration the ZERO Childhood Cancer program, enabling it to serve a thousand patients per year by 2023....

Four in Five Worldwide Want Billionaires to Help Achieve SDGs

Four in Five Worldwide Want Billionaires to Help Achieve SDGs

Posted May 2, 2020

A twenty-five-country survey conducted by Global Citizen and Glocalities found that 81 percent of respondents believe billionaires should make a charitable gift or pay a wealth tax to help close the funding gap for the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.... 

Community Foundation Update (05/02/20)

Community Foundation Update (05/02/20)

Posted May 2, 2020

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Arizona, California, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming....

Costs Impact Decision to Receive COVID-19 Treatment, Study Finds

Costs Impact Decision to Receive COVID-19 Treatment, Study Finds

Posted May 1, 2020

Approximately one in seven individuals (14 percent) nationwide indicate they would avoid seeking medical care if they experienced symptoms associated with COVID-19 because of the potential cost of that care, a survey conducted by Gallup and West Health finds....

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Awards $31 Million for COVID-19 Relief

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Awards $31 Million for COVID-19 Relief

Posted May 1, 2020

An initial round of grants awarded through the foundation's $100 million Global Relief Initiative will support efforts to provide food, shelter, and physical and mental health services in hard-hit communities around the world and support frontline healthcare workers in Greece....

CZI Commits $13.6 Million for COVID-19 Research Collaboration

CZI Commits $13.6 Million for COVID-19 Research Collaboration

Posted April 30, 2020

The funding will support a nine-month collaboration between the University of California, San Francisco, Stanford University, and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub focused on diagnostic and serological testing and determining whether COVID-19 antibodies protect against reinfection....

TikTok, Gates Commit $20 Million for GAVI  Immunization Programs

TikTok, Gates Commit $20 Million for GAVI Immunization Programs

Posted April 30, 2020

To be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the $10 million commitment from the popular short-form video platform will support ongoing immunization programs in low-income countries in Africa and the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines as they become available....

Majority of Nonprofit PPP Applications Were Approved

Majority of Nonprofit PPP Applications Were Approved

Posted April 30, 2020

According to a survey conducted by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the NonProfit Times, 59 percent of organizations that initially applied for PPP loans were accepted by the program....

Lever for Change Launches $10 Million Climate Action Competition

Lever for Change Launches $10 Million Climate Action Competition

Posted April 30, 2020

Sponsored by an anonymous donor, the 2030 Climate Challenge will award a single grant of $10 million in support of a solution that cuts greenhouse gas emissions by the U.S. building, industrial, and/or transportation sectors by 2030....

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Announces 2020 Cooke Transfer Scholars

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Announces 2020 Cooke Transfer Scholars

Posted April 29, 2020

Selected from nearly fifteen hundred applicants, this year's Cooke Transfer Scholars will receive up to $40,000 annually as well as comprehensive educational advising, opportunities for internships, study abroad opportunities, graduate school funding, and access to a network of Cooke Scholars and alumni....

Older Adults Suffer Medical Disruptions Due to COVID-19, Study Finds

Older Adults Suffer Medical Disruptions Due to COVID-19, Study Finds

Posted April 29, 2020

A new survey found that 55 percent of older adults have experienced a disruption in medical care within a month of social distancing guidelines being put in place, including a delay in or cancellation of an essential medical treatment, non-essential medical treatment, and/or primary or preventive care....

Arnold Ventures Commits $10 Million for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Arnold Ventures Commits $10 Million for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Posted April 29, 2020

The commitments include $1.2 million for relief efforts in Houston; $4 million in support of relief funds in other at-risk communities; $800,000 to the Project on Government Oversight; and a $2 million loan for the purchase of PPE for frontline healthcare workers....

Goldman Sachs Pledges $10 Million for New Jersey Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs Pledges $10 Million for New Jersey Small Businesses

Posted April 28, 2020

Goldman Sachs will partner with mission-driven lender Pursuit to offer loans to small businesses and nonprofits that have been unable to submit an application for a U.S. Small Business Administration loan through another lending institution....

Gates Foundation to Focus Resources on COVID-19 Response Efforts

Gates Foundation to Focus Resources on COVID-19 Response Efforts

Posted April 28, 2020

Bill Gates said the foundation — which has announced more than $250 million in support of COVID-19 response efforts to date — would focus its "total attention" on the pandemic and its impacts, even at the expense of its other global health programs....

Jeff Skoll Commits $100 Million for COVID-19 Response Efforts

Jeff Skoll Commits $100 Million for COVID-19 Response Efforts

Posted April 27, 2020

The gift to the Skoll Foundation will support two priority areas: epidemiological tools such as COVID-19 testing and contract tracing, and respiratory devices and other medical equipment for low- and middle-income countries....

$23 Million to Address Detroit Public Schools Students' Digital Divide

$23 Million to Address Detroit Public Schools Students' Digital Divide

Posted April 27, 2020

With funding from the DTE Energy, W.K. Kellogg, and Skillman foundations, as well as Quicken Loans and General Motors, the Connected Futures program will provide every Detroit public school student with a computer tablet and high-speed Internet connectivity before the end of the school year....

Amazon Awards $10 Million for Sustainable Forestry in Appalachia

Amazon Awards $10 Million for Sustainable Forestry in Appalachia

Posted April 26, 2020

As part of the retail giant's efforts to be net-zero carbon by 2040, Amazon will partner with the Nature Conservancy, the American Forest Foundation, and the Vermont Land Trust to conserve, restore, and support sustainable forestry, wildlife and nature-based solutions across the Appalachian Mountains....

UJA-Federation of New York Awards $9 Million for COVID-19 Relief

UJA-Federation of New York Awards $9 Million for COVID-19 Relief

Posted April 26, 2020

A third round of emergency grants awarded by the organization includes support for newly vulnerable families seeking to connect with Jewish life and Jewish congregants in the New York region and to provide personal protective equipment for frontline workers....