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Nature Conservancy Announces Interim CEO in Wake of Resignations

Nature Conservancy Announces Interim CEO in Wake of Resignations

Posted June 12, 2019

Following an internal investigation of its workplace culture and the departure or resignation of several senior executives, including CEO Mark Tercek, the environmental organization has appointed board member and former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell as interim CEO....

Harvard University Receives $131 Million From Alumnus

Harvard University Receives $131 Million From Alumnus

Posted June 11, 2019

The gift will support ongoing efforts at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, which draws inspiration from nature's design principles and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration among scientists, engineers, and industry experts....

Borealis Philanthropy Launches Fund to Strengthen Racial Equity Work

Borealis Philanthropy Launches Fund to Strengthen Racial Equity Work

Posted June 11, 2019

Inaugural grants totaling $1.2 million from the REACH (Racial Equity to Accelerate Change) Fund were awarded to practitioners working to help nonprofits dismantle institutional racism, build race-conscious organizations, and design and lead internal and external strategy, policy, and cultural change....

Echoing Green Announces 2019 Fellowships

Echoing Green Announces 2019 Fellowships

Posted June 11, 2019

Each of the thirty-four nonprofit and for-profit entrepreneurs will receive unrestricted seed funding of up to $90,000 over two years in support of their efforts to address pressing social and environmental injustices....

Prize Launched to Address Transportation Issues in Northeast Ohio

Prize Launched to Address Transportation Issues in Northeast Ohio

Posted June 9, 2019

With the aim of investing in big ideas that can help residents of Northeast Ohio who are stranded economically by geography, the funders will provide up to $1 million over three years in support of fifteen pilot projects that test practical solutions to eliminating what they call the "transportation paradox"....

MacArthur Awards $5 Million to Create Public Library at Obama Center

MacArthur Awards $5 Million to Create Public Library at Obama Center

Posted June 9, 2019

To be located in the Obama Presidential Center, the 5,000-square-foot library will allow residents and visitors to explore their interests through multimedia collections and flexible-use spaces for studying, reading, community programming, and events....

Candid, Hispanics in Philanthropy Document Scope of Latinx Funding

Candid, Hispanics in Philanthropy Document Scope of Latinx Funding

Posted June 9, 2019

With a focus on philanthropy's support for Latinx populations in the U.S. and its territories, LATINXFunders is designed to help the sector more accurately target resources and support long- and short-term strategies designed to build prosperity for all Latinx communities....

Save the Children Receives $1.5 Million for U.S. Disaster Response

Save the Children Receives $1.5 Million for U.S. Disaster Response

Posted June 8, 2019

The grant from global healthcare company GSK is focused on helping the organization maximize the impact of its work, including efforts to mobilize rapid responses to assist children impacted by natural disasters, strengthen the capacity and efficiency of volunteers and staff, and boost the organization's efficiency through improved data systems....

Community Foundation Update (06/08/19)

Community Foundation Update (06/08/19)

Posted June 8, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Oklahoma....

Study Finds Wide Disparities in Salaries of 'Key' Nonprofit Staff

Study Finds Wide Disparities in Salaries of 'Key' Nonprofit Staff

Posted June 7, 2019

An analysis by the Chronicle of Philanthropy of 860 nonprofits that raise at least $35 million annually from private funders found that annual compensation for "key" employees at hospitals and medical centers averaged $750,550, compared with $232,671 for those at religious nonprofits....

Mark Foundation for Cancer Research Awards $12 Million to UPenn

Mark Foundation for Cancer Research Awards $12 Million to UPenn

Posted June 6, 2019

The Mark Foundation Center for Immunotherapy, Immune Signaling, and Radiation will bring together basic scientists and clinical researchers to study how the signaling pathways elicited by radiation therapy can be exploited therapeutically....

Wells Fargo Announces $1 Billion Commitment to Housing Affordability

Wells Fargo Announces $1 Billion Commitment to Housing Affordability

Posted June 6, 2019

A component of the company's efforts to address housing affordability, financial health, and small business growth in underserved communities, the commitment will support initiatives in the areas of homelessness, available and affordable rentals, transitional housing, and home ownership....