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University of Saint Francis Awarded $3 Million From Alumnus

University of Saint Francis Awarded $3 Million From Alumnus

Posted August 14, 2019

The naming gift from alumna Toni Murray will support an expansion of the John & Toni Murray Research Center in the Achatz Hall of Science, including new  labs, classrooms, conference rooms, and student study areas....

California Hospitals Halved Charity Care Spending Following ACA

California Hospitals Halved Charity Care Spending Following ACA

Posted August 13, 2019

Spending on free and discounted care as a percentage of California hospitals' operating expenses fell by more than half between 2013 and 2017, with the biggest decline coinciding with the expansion of insurance coverage to millions of previously uninsured residents....

Lilly Endowment Awards $3 Million for Women and Children's Shelter

Lilly Endowment Awards $3 Million for Women and Children's Shelter

Posted August 13, 2019

The grant will help the Wheeler Mission expand its Center for Women & Children, which currently is unable to meet the demand for beds in its shelter for women and families, while an additional pledge of up to $1 million will match gifts to the mission's capital campaign....

Helios Education Foundation Awards $2.7 Million for College Success

Helios Education Foundation Awards $2.7 Million for College Success

Posted August 12, 2019

The grant will support the Yuma Educational Success (YES) program, a collaborative effort between Northern Arizona University, Arizona Western College in Yuma, and the Yuma Union High School District to support the enrollment and retention of low-income, first-generation minority students....

Community Foundation Update (08/10/19)

Community Foundation Update (08/10/19)

Posted August 10, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas....

Report Explores Ways to Ensure More Affordable Private Schooling

Report Explores Ways to Ensure More Affordable Private Schooling

Posted August 9, 2019

Funded by the Walton Family Foundation, the study by Bellwether Education Partners includes recommendations for making private schooling more affordable and explores so-called micro-schools as an emerging model for reducing per-pupil costs....

Wells Fargo Launches $20 Million Affordable Housing Challenge

Wells Fargo Launches $20 Million Affordable Housing Challenge

Posted August 9, 2019

As part of the company's $1 billion commitment to housing affordability, Wells Fargo will partner with Enterprise Community Partners to address challenges in housing construction, financing, and support services for low- and moderate-income families, the elderly, and the homeless....

National Museum of African American History Receives $1.5 Million

National Museum of African American History Receives $1.5 Million

Posted August 8, 2019

The grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation will be used to expand the museum's Early Childhood Education Initiative, which combines early childhood education, developmental psychology, human development, and museum education to help children develop healthy racial identities....

Asset Growth at Community Foundations Stalled in 2018, Report Finds

Asset Growth at Community Foundations Stalled in 2018, Report Finds

Posted August 8, 2019

Based on a survey of more than two hundred and fifty community foundations that collectively hold more than 90 percent of the field's assets, the 2018 Columbus Survey report found that total assets increased 0.12 percent on a year-over-year basis....

Plan International Receives $12 Million to Transform Girls' Lives

Plan International Receives $12 Million to Transform Girls' Lives

Posted August 8, 2019

The bequest from an anonymous donor will fund a series of programs centered around the organization's new program model, GirlEngage, which places girls, their priorities, and their needs at the center of solutions to their most pressing challenges....