Purdue University has announced that it has received a gift of almost $26 million from the Lilly Endowment Inc. to build a research and education complex devoted to nanotechnology, bioscience/engineering, e-enterprise, and entrepreneurship.
The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, a community-based nonprofit dedicated to revitalizing and strengthening one of the poorest neighborhoods in Boston, has been selected by Independent Sector to receive its 2001 Leadership IS Award.
Santa Clara University has announced that Silicon Valley venture capitalist Donald L. Lucas has pledged $15 million to the school to help build a new home for the Leavey School of Business.
American Red Cross president Bernadine Healy has announced she will resign her position at the end of the year, the Associated Press reports.
Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, has announced a $5 million gift from two alumni to support the construction of an industrial pharmacy center in the Purdue Research Park.
Jeff Skoll, a co-founder of online auction house eBay, has committed $2.5 million of his eBay stock to a new fund that will help Silicon Valley nonprofits hurt by a sudden shortfall in donations, SiliconValley.com reports.
The Koret Foundation - one of the largest Jewish-sponsored charitable trusts in the U.S. - has announced a $3.25 million grant to the University of San Francisco School of Law to reconstruct Kendrick Hall, the law school's home for the past 40 years.
The Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced the recipients of this year's MacArthur Fellowships. Each of the 23 recipients will receive a $500,000 stipend, to be paid in quarterly installments over five years.
The Currier Gallery of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire, has announced a $43 million bequest gift from former museum trustee, Henry Melville Fuller.
The Brookings Institution has announced a $1.5 million gift from Arjay Miller, former president of Ford Motor Company and dean of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, and his wife Frances to endow a chair in economic policy.
The September 11 terrorist attacks spotlighted the fact that Americans are generous contributors, but a survey conducted earlier this year shows that many people are frustrated by the lack of information about what their donations are used to accomplish.
The Alcoa Foundation, the charitable arm of the world's largest aluminum producer, is extending its new approach to corporate philanthropy to Richmond, Virginia, the former headquarters of Reynolds Metals Co., a company that Alcoa Inc. acquired last year.
According to a new poll released by Independent Sector, 73 percent of Americans who contributed to September 11-related relief and recovery efforts say they will continue to give as much or more than they usually give to other causes.
The American Red Cross may use a portion of the more than $450 million it has collected for relief efforts related to the September 11 terrorist attacks to prepare for future disasters and terrorist strikes, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The Rockefeller Foundation has announced a new group of twenty-four participants in its Next Generation Leadership (NGL) program. The two-year initiative is designed to discover ways of strengthening U.S. democracy in the 21st century.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has announced that it awarded grants totaling $21 million to organizations working to provide family planning and reproductive health services, education, and advocacy in eight of the world's poorest countries.
Commonwealth Fund Report Finds Lack of Racial and Ethnic Health Data Hinders Efforts to Close Gaps in Health Care
A new report from the Commonwealth Fund finds wide gaps between the goals of federal initiatives to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care as well as the manner in which federal health agencies collect data needed to achieve these goals.
Having invested more than $575 million in biomedical engineering education and research since its founding in 1975, the Whitaker Foundation has announced that it is phasing out its grant programs to coincide with its planned closing in 2006.
According to a Columbus Foundation survey, gifts received by U.S. community foundations totaled $4.1 billion in 2000, a 13 percent increase from 1999, while the amount of grants paid out by those foundations rose 12 percent, to about $2.1 billion.
Florida Atlantic University has announced a $10 million gift from Christine E. Lynn, a former nurse who now heads Lynn Insurance in Boca Raton.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, one of the largest car rental firms in the U.S., has announced a $25 million gift to Washington University in St. Louis to create a permanent endowment for scholarships to African-American and financially disadvantaged students.