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Adelsons Pledge $70 Million to Birthright Israel

Adelsons Pledge $70 Million to Birthright Israel

Posted April 18, 2018

Las Vegas Sands Corp. chair Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, have given a total of $410 million to the organization, which sponsors trips to Israel for young Jewish adults....

Obama Foundation Announces Initial Cohort of Obama Fellows

Obama Foundation Announces Initial Cohort of Obama Fellows

Posted April 18, 2018

The inaugural group of twenty fellows are applying their talents to a range of causes and initiatives, from empowering parents and teachers to improve their schools, to ensuring that deaf children have equal access to literacy tools....

More Nonprofits Met Fundraising Targets in 2017, Report Finds

More Nonprofits Met Fundraising Targets in 2017, Report Finds

Posted April 18, 2018

The online survey of 1,222 charities by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative found that 75 percent of U.S. respondents met their fundraising goals in 2017, the highest percentage since NRC launched the annual survey in 2010....

Lustgarten Foundation, Stand Up to Cancer Create Research Partnership

Lustgarten Foundation, Stand Up to Cancer Create Research Partnership

Posted April 17, 2018

With an initial commitment of $25 million from Lustgarten and SU2C, the Pancreatic Cancer Collective will work to inspire new collaborations, leverage artificial intelligence approaches to the disease, and improve and develop new diagnoses and treatments....

Connecticut College Receives $20 Million in Gifts

Connecticut College Receives $20 Million in Gifts

Posted April 16, 2018

The gifts from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation and alumna Nancy Marshall Athey and her husband, Preston Athey, will support the renovation of the college’s Palmer Auditorium and Castle Court....

UPS Foundation Awards $16 Million for Humanitarian Aid, Health Care

UPS Foundation Awards $16 Million for Humanitarian Aid, Health Care

Posted April 16, 2018

Grants were awarded in support of humanitarian aid, disaster relief, public health care, and road safety, including a joint effort by GAVI and Zipline to deliver life-saving blood, medicines, and vaccines to remote hospitals in Rwanda via drone....

Hilton Foundation Awards $13 Million in Grants

Hilton Foundation Awards $13 Million in Grants

Posted April 15, 2018

The first-quarter grants will support organizations working in the areas of safe water, young children affected by HIV/AIDS, foster youth, and Catholic education....

UCLA Receives $8.4 Million to Improve Advance Care Planning

UCLA Receives $8.4 Million to Improve Advance Care Planning

Posted April 15, 2018

Focused on the needs of both patients and caregivers, the grant will support research that evaluates three approaches that could be used in primary care clinics for people with advanced cancer, heart failure, and lung disease....

Community Foundation Update (04/14/18)

Community Foundation Update (04/14/18)

Posted April 14, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Rhode Island....

Nonprofit Tech Sector More Diverse but Needs Funding to Scale

Nonprofit Tech Sector More Diverse but Needs Funding to Scale

Posted April 12, 2018

An analysis by Fast Forward found that 47 percent of tech nonprofits were founded by women, while 30 percent were founded by racial/ethnic minorities, compared with just 17 percent and 13 percent of for-profit tech startups....

MacArthur Foundation Commits $24.3 Million to Chicago Arts Groups

MacArthur Foundation Commits $24.3 Million to Chicago Arts Groups

Posted April 12, 2018

In partnership with the Prince Charitable Trusts and Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, MacArthur will provide general operating support to more than three hundred theaters, dance companies, music organizations, film and media groups, museums, zoos, and conservatories....