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Virginia Tech Receives $50 Million for Biomedical Institute

Virginia Tech Receives $50 Million for Biomedical Institute

Posted December 10, 2018

The gift from Heywood and Cynthia Fralin and the Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust will support the recruitment and retention of top-tier biomedical researchers at the newly renamed Fralin Biomedical Research Institute....

UT Austin School of Business Receives $20 Million

UT Austin School of Business Receives $20 Million

Posted December 9, 2018

The gift from alumnus Phil Canfield and his wife, Mary Beth, will be used to provide full-tuition scholarships and enhance recruitment efforts, program offerings, and the reputation of the university's Business Honors Program....

Carnegie Endowment Receives $2 Million for Cyber Initiative

Carnegie Endowment Receives $2 Million for Cyber Initiative

Posted December 8, 2018

The two-year grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation will support efforts to sustain and strengthen efforts to bridge the gap between the rapid pace of technological innovation and a global policy response....

Community Foundation Update (12/08/18)

Community Foundation Update (12/08/18)

Posted December 8, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, and Wisconsin....

CZI Awards Nearly $52 Million for Neurodegenerative Disorders Research

CZI Awards Nearly $52 Million for Neurodegenerative Disorders Research

Posted December 7, 2018

The funding will support the launch of the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network, an interdisciplinary research effort aimed at bringing together new people, new types of collaborative interactions, and new approaches that advance understanding of the fundamental biology of neurodegeneration....

Mental Illness, Substance Abuse Increasing Among California Youth

Mental Illness, Substance Abuse Increasing Among California Youth

Posted December 6, 2018

According to a report from the California Health Care Foundation, 7.6 percent of children under the age of 17 in California suffered a "serious emotional disturbance" in the past year, with higher rates among African-American, Latinx, and Native American youth as well as those from low-income families....

LEGO Foundation Awards $100 Million to Sesame Workshop

LEGO Foundation Awards $100 Million to Sesame Workshop

Posted December 6, 2018

Working in partnership with BRAC and the International Rescue Committee, Sesame Workshop will implement play-based early-childhood interventions for children affected by the Rohingya and Syrian refugee crises....

Study Examines Massachusetts' Community College Funding Formula

Study Examines Massachusetts' Community College Funding Formula

Posted December 5, 2018

A report from the Boston Foundation and the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation found that a formula intended to ensure that state funding is equitably allocated was only partially implemented for three years, which limited its impact....

$105 Million Pledged for Efforts to Eliminate Trachoma

$105 Million Pledged for Efforts to Eliminate Trachoma

Posted December 4, 2018

The commitment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Children's Investment Fund Foundation, the ELMA Foundation UK, Virgin Unite, and UK Aid, among others, will support the activities of the Accelerate Trachoma Elimination Programme to eliminate the disease in ten African countries....

National YoungArts Foundation Announces 2019 Winners

National YoungArts Foundation Announces 2019 Winners

Posted December 4, 2018

More than seven hundred promising artists between the ages of 15 and 18 will receive cash prizes of up to $10,000 as well as financial, professional, and artistic development opportunities....