Alcoa Foundation Extends New Philanthropic Model to Richmond Area

October 23, 2001

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.

Whitaker Foundation Begins Phasing Out Grant Programs

October 23, 2001

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.

Community Foundations Gave and Received More in 2000

October 23, 2001

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.

Edna McConnell Clark Foundation to Fund Child Welfare Center

October 15, 2001

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation has announced an $11.1 million grant to the Center for the Study of Social Policy to create a new center to protect children from abuse and neglect through public-private partnerships in individual communities.