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Dodge Foundation Announces $4 Million in 1Q Grants

Dodge Foundation Announces $4 Million in 1Q Grants

Posted April 25, 2020

The foundation's first-quarter grantmaking includes $1 million in support of COVID-19 relief and response efforts in New Jersey and more than $3 million to organizations working to improve and/or advance the arts, education, the environment, and other issue areas....

Community Foundation Update (04/25/20)

Community Foundation Update (04/25/20)

Posted April 25, 2020

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alabama, Alaska, California, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin....

Gen Z More Stressed About COVID-19 Than Boomers, Millennials

Gen Z More Stressed About COVID-19 Than Boomers, Millennials

Posted April 25, 2020

Based on data from more than four hundred organizations around the globe, the Covid-19 Social Impact Report found that, on a scale of zero to ten, two-thirds of all respondents indicated a stress level of at least seven....

Direct Relief Launches $25 Million COVID-19 Health Fund

Direct Relief Launches $25 Million COVID-19 Health Fund

Posted April 25, 2020

Anchored by a $10 million lead gift from 3M, the fund will support community health centers, free and charitable clinics and pharmacies, and other nonprofit health providers in Direct Relief's partner networks....

#GiveTogetherNow Campaign Raises $39 Million to Assist Families

#GiveTogetherNow Campaign Raises $39 Million to Assist Families

Posted April 24, 2020

The commitment includes support from the Stand Together Foundation, Chase Koch, Elizabeth R. Koch, Blue Meridian Partners, Google.org, DeVos Family Foundations, Stripe, and the Schultz Family Foundation and is enough to provide $500 cash assistance to more than seventy-seven thousand families....

Citi, Citi Foundation Have Pledged $65 Million for COVID-19 Relief

Citi, Citi Foundation Have Pledged $65 Million for COVID-19 Relief

Posted April 23, 2020

Commitments to date include nearly $36 million in charitable contributions from Citi and nearly $30 million in grants from the Citi Foundation in support of global relief efforts aimed at assisting frontline workers, low-income families, and businesses impacted by the virus....

$100 Million Campaign Launched to Help a Hundred Thousand Families

$100 Million Campaign Launched to Help a Hundred Thousand Families

Posted April 23, 2020

Led by GiveDirectly, Propel, and Stand for Children and launched with support from Blue Meridian Partners and the Schusterman Family Foundation, Project 100 will provide direct cash transfers of $1,000 to families that have been hard hit by the public health emergency....

Women Give More Than Men on Online Platforms, Study Finds

Women Give More Than Men on Online Platforms, Study Finds

Posted April 23, 2020

Based on data from four online giving platforms, a report from the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy found that, in terms of both the total number of gifts and total dollar amounts, women give more  online than men....

E4E Relief Launches $50 Million Fund for Fallen Healthcare Workers

E4E Relief Launches $50 Million Fund for Fallen Healthcare Workers

Posted April 22, 2020

Established with commitments of $25 million each from the New York Life and Cigna foundations, the Brave of Heart Fund will provide grants of $15,000 to surviving families in support of immediate medical expenses and health and wellness services....

GAVI Receives $180 Million for COVID-19 Response, Immunization Effort

GAVI Receives $180 Million for COVID-19 Response, Immunization Effort

Posted April 21, 2020

A $30 million gift from Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings and his wife, Patty Quillin, and a $150 million commitment from the kingdom of Saudi Arabia will support coronavirus vaccine development as well as the continuation of existing immunization programs in developing countries....

Irvine Foundation Launches $135 Million Priority Communities Effort

Irvine Foundation Launches $135 Million Priority Communities Effort

Posted April 20, 2020

The initiative will work in five California communities to strengthen local grassroots organizations, support policy makers and local leaders, and increase the number of jobs that offer family-sustaining wages, benefits, and opportunities to advance economically....

Poverty Rate Could Reach Levels Not Seen Since 1967, Study Finds

Poverty Rate Could Reach Levels Not Seen Since 1967, Study Finds

Posted April 20, 2020

A study by the Center on Poverty & Social Policy at Columbia University estimates that if the unemployment rate were to rise to 30 percent and stay there through year-end, the poverty rate would jump from 12.4 percent to 18.9 percent, an increase of more than twenty-one million people....