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West Virginia University Receives $6 Million From Alumni

West Virginia University Receives $6 Million From Alumni

Posted November 28, 2019

The gift from Maurice and JoAnn Wadsworth will expand opportunities for students and increase support for faculty, research, and other programs at the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources....

Campaign Launched to Protect World Wide Web as a Force for Good

Campaign Launched to Protect World Wide Web as a Force for Good

Posted November 28, 2019

Launched by the World Wide Web Foundation, with input from representatives of more than eighty organizations in the public, private, and civil society sectors, the Contract for the Web lays out a series of steps  governments, companies, and citizens can take to prevent the deliberate misuse of the Web and personal data....

Publix Pledges $2 Billion in Food Donations to Feeding America

Publix Pledges $2 Billion in Food Donations to Feeding America

Posted November 28, 2019

The commitment will support the Publix food recovery program, through which the supermarket chain donates products that are edible but no longer salable to more than a hundred Feeding America member foodbanks and other nonprofit organizations in the southeastern United States....

Lundquists Donate $5 Million for Ocean Sustainability Programs

Lundquists Donate $5 Million for Ocean Sustainability Programs

Posted November 27, 2019

The gift will support the educational programming of AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, a public-private initiative launched in 2015 to expand science-based understanding of the ocean, incubate and sustain ocean-related business, and pioneer ocean-related education programs....

Bezos Day One Fund Awards $98.5 Million to Address Homelessness

Bezos Day One Fund Awards $98.5 Million to Address Homelessness

Posted November 26, 2019

Grants from the fund launched in 2018 by Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his then-wife, MacKenzie, will support thirty-two nonprofits across twenty-three states working to provide shelter and support for young families experiencing homelessness....

Otto Bremer Trust Awards $12.8 Million in Grants

Otto Bremer Trust Awards $12.8 Million in Grants

Posted November 26, 2019

Grants and program-related investments totaling more than $12.8 million were awarded to a hundred and seventy organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin....

Nonprofits Struggle to Implement Diversity Measures, Survey Finds

Nonprofits Struggle to Implement Diversity Measures, Survey Finds

Posted November 25, 2019

A survey conducted by Nonprofit HR found that while 52 percent of nonprofits had a formal diversity statement, only 31 percent had a formal diversity strategy and only 22 percent had a person on staff responsible for the organization's diversity efforts....

Terra Foundation Awards $9.5 Million to Launch Art Design Chicago 2024

Terra Foundation Awards $9.5 Million to Launch Art Design Chicago 2024

Posted November 25, 2019

Slated to kick off in May 2024, the months-long event will emphasize community outreach and audience engagement, highlight the work of contemporary artists and designers, and encourage projects that capture the narratives and contributions of immigrants and other underrepresented groups....

Three HBCUs Receive $3 Million for Faculty Development

Three HBCUs Receive $3 Million for Faculty Development

Posted November 24, 2019

The grants from the Rockefeller and Mellon foundations and the Carnegie Corporation of New York will support initiatives at Spelman College, Morehouse College, and Prairie View A&M University focused on the recruitment and development of top faculty....

Ball Brothers Foundation Awards $5.2 Million in Grants

Ball Brothers Foundation Awards $5.2 Million in Grants

Posted November 24, 2019

The awards include two grants to Muncie Community Schools to establish and endow a director of public education/CEO position and enabling that person to serve jointly as a clinical professor at Ball State University's Teachers College....

Gaps Widen in Students' Support for First Amendment, Study Finds

Gaps Widen in Students' Support for First Amendment, Study Finds

Posted November 24, 2019

Based on seven nationally representative surveys of high school students conducted between 2004 and 2018, a report from the Knight Foundation found that a gap emerged in 2011 in response to a question of whether the First Amendment goes too far in its freedoms....

Jack Ma Foundation Awards $1 Million to African Entrepreneurs

Jack Ma Foundation Awards $1 Million to African Entrepreneurs

Posted November 23, 2019

Established in 2018 by Ma, the co-founder and former executive chair of the Alibaba Group, after his first trip to Africa, the African Netpreneur Prize Initiative provides support to African entrepreneurs working to build more sustainable and inclusive economies across the continent....

Community Foundation Update (11/23/19)

Community Foundation Update (11/23/19)

Posted November 23, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas....

ECMC Foundation Launches Basic Needs Initiative

ECMC Foundation Launches Basic Needs Initiative

Posted November 22, 2019

The Basic Needs Initiative awarded grants totaling $3.1 million over three years to seven universities and organizations working to address basic needs insecurity among low-income students, including food and housing security, financial assistance, and transportation....

Community Development Pledges Announced at Clinton Foundation Event

Community Development Pledges Announced at Clinton Foundation Event

Posted November 22, 2019

At a conference marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the creation of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, business and civic leaders pledged to promote entrepreneurship and small business growth in distressed and underserved communities....