News

Gates Foundation Awards $10 Million to Denver Public Schools

Gates Foundation Awards $10 Million to Denver Public Schools

Posted October 9, 2019

Awarded through the foundation's Networks for School Improvement initiative, the grant will support teacher-led instructional improvements that enhance supports for African-American, Latinx, and low-income students in the district....

Stryker Johnston Commits $57 Million for Kalamazoo City Budget

Stryker Johnston Commits $57 Million for Kalamazoo City Budget

Posted October 9, 2019

The gift to the Foundation for Excellence, a public-private partnership designed to address systemic challenges to Kalamazoo's prosperity, will enable the city to fund property tax reductions and shore up the municipal budget through 2022....

Lumina Awards $3.5 Million for Out-of-Classroom Learning Initiative

Lumina Awards $3.5 Million for Out-of-Classroom Learning Initiative

Posted October 7, 2019

Awarded through the All Learning Counts initiative, the grants will assist nine organizations working to ensure that knowledge, skills, and abilities gained outside formal higher education can be applied toward programs that lead to credentials of value....

ACE, Strada Launch Effort to Align Learning, Workforce Opportunities

ACE, Strada Launch Effort to Align Learning, Workforce Opportunities

Posted October 6, 2019

A grant of $1.5 million from Strada will support efforts by the American Council of Education to research, develop, and pilot a Learner Success Lab that provides opportunities for postsecondary institutions to strategize and implement effective policies and practices designed to help students meet the demands of today's workforce.... 

Community Foundation Update (10/05/19)

Community Foundation Update (10/05/19)

Posted October 5, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Texas, Vermont....

UNC-Chapel Hill Receives $10 Million Scholarship Challenge Gift

UNC-Chapel Hill Receives $10 Million Scholarship Challenge Gift

Posted October 5, 2019

If met, the Give Together Scholarship Challenge will generate $20 million to grow and strengthen the Morehead-Cain program, which provides a fully funded four-year education, summer enrichment experiences, and networking opportunities to talented, high-achieving students....

Giving to Women's and Girls' Causes Totaled $6.3 Billion in 2016

Giving to Women's and Girls' Causes Totaled $6.3 Billion in 2016

Posted October 4, 2019

A new report from the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy found that in 2016 U.S. charities dedicated to serving primarily women and girls accounted for 3.3 percent of U.S. nonprofits and received 1.6 percent of total contributions....

Melinda Gates Commits $1 Billion to Promote U.S. Gender Equality

Melinda Gates Commits $1 Billion to Promote U.S. Gender Equality

Posted October 3, 2019

To be channeled through Melinda Gates's investment company, Pivotal Ventures, the ten-year commitment will support efforts to dismantle barriers to women's professional advancement, fast-track women in sectors with outsized impact on society, and mobilize external pressure on companies and organizations in need of reform....