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Heinz Family Foundation Names 2018 Heinz Award Recipients

Heinz Family Foundation Names 2018 Heinz Award Recipients

Posted September 18, 2018

The annual awards recognize extraordinary individuals for their creativity and determination in finding solutions to critical issues in the arts, the environment, the human condition, public policy, and technology, the economy, and employment....

More Than $24 Million Raised for Florence Relief

More Than $24 Million Raised for Florence Relief

Posted September 18, 2018

Foundation Center and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy had tracked more than $24 million in pledges and commitments by Monday evening, including a pledge from Walmart and Sam's Club to match customer contributions on a two-to-one basis up to $5 million....

California Endowment Launches $10 Million Census Fund

California Endowment Launches $10 Million Census Fund

Posted September 17, 2018

Complementing the $90.3 million already allocated by the State of California to ensure an accurate count, the new funding initiative will support statewide outreach and education efforts for the 2020 census....

Philanthropies Pledge $4 Billion to Combat Climate Change

Philanthropies Pledge $4 Billion to Combat Climate Change

Posted September 17, 2018

The five-year commitment by a coalition of twenty-nine philanthropies is the largest-ever philanthropic investment focused on climate change mitigation and is designed to accelerate proven climate strategies and spur clean-energy innovation....

HHMI Announces 2018 Hanna Gray Fellows

HHMI Announces 2018 Hanna Gray Fellows

Posted September 16, 2018

Now in its second year, the fellowship program provides up to $1.4 million over eight years, as well as access to mentoring and active involvement in the HHMI community, to talented early-career scientists from groups that are underrepresented in the life sciences....

Community Foundation Update (09/15/18)

Community Foundation Update (09/15/18)

Posted September 15, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania....

Report Outlines Opportunities for Revitalization of Local News

Report Outlines Opportunities for Revitalization of Local News

Posted September 14, 2018

A report from the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Lenfest Institute for Journalism finds that building a culture of philanthropy supportive of local journalism will require alignment among funders, publishers, and civil society groups....

Carolinas Prepare for Florence Landfall

Carolinas Prepare for Florence Landfall

Posted September 13, 2018

As Hurricane Florence moves toward the Carolinas, area residents are preparing for what promises to be one of the strongest storms to hit the region in decades....

Nine Foundations Commit $459 Million to Global Climate Action

Nine Foundations Commit $459 Million to Global Climate Action

Posted September 12, 2018

Announced on the eve of the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, the commitments will focus on the protection, restoration, and expansion of forests around the world as well as the recognition of indigenous peoples' collective land rights....

Lasker Foundation Announces 2018 Award Winners

Lasker Foundation Announces 2018 Award Winners

Posted September 12, 2018

The annual awards, which carry an honorarium of $250,000, recognize the contributions of leaders who have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of human disease....