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Lowe's, PwC, Others Pledge Support for COVID-19 Response

Lowe's, PwC, Others Pledge Support for COVID-19 Response

Posted March 24, 2020

Recent commitments from U.S.-based corporations and corporate funders include $25 million from Lowe's, $2.85 million from the PwC Charitable Foundation, and $5 million from the Clorox Company Foundation....

Iowa West Foundation Awards $7.9 Million in Grants

Iowa West Foundation Awards $7.9 Million in Grants

Posted March 23, 2020

In the foundation's first funding cycle of 2020, grants were awarded in support of organizations working to address needs in rural communities and in the areas of education and workforce development....

NFWF, NOAA Award $43 Million in Emergency Costal Resilience Grants

NFWF, NOAA Award $43 Million in Emergency Costal Resilience Grants

Posted March 23, 2020

Funding will support projects designed to improve the resilience of communities in Alabama, California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands impacted by recent natural disasters....

$75 Million NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund Launched

$75 Million NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund Launched

Posted March 23, 2020

To be administered by the New York Community Trust, the fund will award grants and interest-free loans to help small and midsize social services and arts nonprofits respond to emerging needs in the city....

New York Public Library Acquires Personal Archive of Harry Belafonte

New York Public Library Acquires Personal Archive of Harry Belafonte

Posted March 22, 2020

Acquired with support from the Andrew W. Mellon, Ford, and Open Society foundations, Danny and Manizeh Rimer, and the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, the collection includes audiovisual materials, personal and professional papers, television scripts, and photo albums that chronicle Belafonte's life, activism, and career....

Coca-Cola, Woodruff Foundation Pledge $10 Million to COVID-19 Fund

Coca-Cola, Woodruff Foundation Pledge $10 Million to COVID-19 Fund

Posted March 21, 2020

The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation and the Coca-Cola Company have pledged $5 million each to the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, which was launched by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta....

Foundations Pledge Flexible Funding in Wake of COVID-19 Crisis

Foundations Pledge Flexible Funding in Wake of COVID-19 Crisis

Posted March 21, 2020

Informed by the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project, spearheaded by the Ford Foundation, and conducted in partnership with the Council on Foundations, the pledge calls on foundations and philanthropies to provide more flexible funding to grantees working to address the social and economic consequences of the pandemic in vulnerable communities.... 

Community Foundation Update (03/21/20)

Community Foundation Update (03/21/20)

Posted March 21, 2020

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont....

Walmart, Walmart Foundation Pledge $25 Million for COVID-19 Relief

Walmart, Walmart Foundation Pledge $25 Million for COVID-19 Relief

Posted March 20, 2020

The commitments include $5 million for global efforts to help prevent, detect, and manage the virus; $10 million for food banks, school meal programs, and nonprofits that provide underserved populations with access to food; and $10 million to meet critical needs in local communities....

Coalition of Nonprofits Calls on Congress for $60 Billion Infusion

Coalition of Nonprofits Calls on Congress for $60 Billion Infusion

Posted March 19, 2020

In an open letter, an alliance of CEOs of leading U.S. nonprofits and faith-based organizations urges Congress to provide emergency funding and tax relief so that the sector can continue to serve vulnerable communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic....

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund Launched

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund Launched

Posted March 18, 2020

Launched in partnership with the City of Chicago, the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund will disburse funds raised by philanthropies, corporations, and individuals to help health and human services organizations address the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on local communities....